Whether you’re remodelling your old home or constructing a new one from scratch, you’re probably thinking of hiring a contractor. Finding the right person for this huge job can be tough, that is, if you don’t know what to look for. This tiresome process is much easier if you know what questions to ask the potential candidates.
Determine If They Work on a Turnkey Basis or Not
The first thing to look for in a contractor is whether they work on a turnkey basis or not. Turnkey basis means that the building company you hired will do everything, from sourcing raw materials to planning to construction, and even installing light fixtures and safety locks.
In the end, you get a fully-ready home to move into with the turn of a key. However, if you have an architect, the contractor can work with them instead of following their blueprint. A turnkey contractor still keeps in touch with you throughout the process though. Future homeowners should find a company that works on a turnkey basis as it’s much more convenient.
Ask for References
Any reputable and experienced home building company won’t mind showing you references and reviews, so make sure to ask for those. If they’ve recently finished a construction project or have an open house available, be sure to check it out. Ask if they have a model house you can do a tour of as well.
You Should Get a Long-Term Warranty
This is an obvious one, but your house building (called การสร้างบ้าน in Thai) company should offer a long-term warranty, at least for the next 15 to 20 years. Make sure to carefully read the clauses under which the warranty applies before handing over the construction project.
Trade Budget for Better Communication
The range of bidding estimates by construction companies is usually very wide. Although everyone has a budget to adhere to, it’s not advisable to go for a contractor who doesn’t offer excellent communication to save on your finances. To ensure you have a pleasant experience building your home and your dream design comes to life, find someone who shares your vision. Don’t compromise on quality checks, final inspections, and permits either.
Look for Prebuilt Home Options
Prebuilt homes have their primary frame, structure, and all accessory parts such as doors and windows manufactured in a factory under strict quality inspection from advanced robot tech. These are simply moved to the construction site, assembled, and installed in one go.
There are many perks to installing a prebuilt home on your own site instead of opting for on-site construction. They speed up the construction process, ensure better quality, and produce a home design accurate to the blueprints. Prebuilt homes are advantageous if you’re looking to build in a remote area as you will save on the back-and-forth transport cost a lot.