Unless you are a professional builder / general contractor or you have close friends or relatives who are and will be willing to work with you at any time, acting as your own building contractor, more often than not, can have disastrous results.
Many times we have seen homeowners who have chosen to do their own home construction contracts with the aim of saving money just to spend far more on the construction budget than they would have spent if they had hired a builder to handle the entire project in the first place. .
The idea of saving by becoming your own general contractor is a myth
General contracts are serious work that requires the services of a licensed professional. The following are reasons that are often overlooked but are very important to contribute to the results of expensive and unprofitable home construction when the homeowner performs his own professional contractor general duties:
Lack of knowledge of the latest building code rules and regulations can result in code violations, failure of building inspections and the need for expensive reconstruction delays.
Less experience with the construction process and construction procedures will affect the scheduling of subcontractors. Work done out of sequence can produce poor quality and often requires expensive repairs and reconstruction.
The inability to schedule subcontractors in a way that optimizes working conditions can be very disruptive. Too many different subs work at once can cause confusion and make monitoring more difficult. Workers stumble with each other and obstruct each other can result in costly mistakes and a lot of damage that is not found until it’s too late.
The unfamiliarity with preparation of work among those needed to optimize each sub-contract project can cause construction delays. Each sub-contract work must be completed correctly and ready for the next …Read More