Everything You Need To Know About The Different Trades Involved In House Builds. written by: Cornwall Builders
Everyone has a dream of building their own home, one that you have designed. That is where everything is designed, planned and built according to your own expectations (just the way you want it to be). Making that dream come true is possible and it can be a very exciting thing to happen in your life. But you will find that many people who are looking to build their homes do not know where to start from.
Well, if you are planning to build your dream home this article is going to give you an insight of the different trades involved in house builds. I am going to briefly describe what every profession is involved with during the process of building a house. You will find that there is a different number of trades involved depending on the complexity of the build.
The Following Are The Different Trades Involved in House Builds
You find the work done at the initial stages of a building project involves coming up with a design of the build. An architect is a person who will work on the design of your house at this stage. An architect is a profession responsible for designing a custom tailored home according to the client needs and should be registered within their location of trade by the licensing authority. When your house is being constructed an architect remains on board as the project manager to ensure that the house is built according to outlined design specifications.
There are nothing much to say about engineers but you need a structural engineer to ensure that your house will be both strong and stable.
You will need to two type of surveyors during construction of your house. That is a land surveyor and a quantity surveyor. A land surveyor is required to determine the contours as well as the boundaries of the site from where you are building your house.
A quantity surveyor, on the other hand, will help you to do constructions budget and help you in tracking your finances along the way. However, you can do without because you can do the work involved in cost management and contracts involved in building a house. Although their hiring fee will add on your budget, they are important in preventing your project to go over budget.
We usually tell our clients the word contractors can be used to refer to different trades of home builds. A contractor is simply a person who is hired to do all the works involved in a build or a number of different specialists under the main contractor. Contractors are usually selected through a competitive tendering process and as such you are guaranteed to land very good deals in most cases. However, we recommend that you prequalify a few of them based on their experience, capability and track record. Some of the contractors might be tradespeople like plumber and drainer, floor sander, landscaper, excavator, water-proofer, painter, concreter, bricklayer, tiler, gasfitter, roofer, electrician and plasterer.
A financial advisor can be someone from your local bank or your regular account advisor. Depending on the size of the construction and the method that you are using to fund the project, finances should be kept in the check to make sure everything goes well. This can be part time because you will just need to make periodic check-ups when they are required.
A site clerk is a very important person because he or she is one who makes sure that the quality of work delivered is up to standards. He will essentially be your eyes during the construction of your house. A site clerk needs to be a very experienced person as well as a very honest person. You can land a good site clerk by picking someone of your choice randomly or either directly by a referral from a reliable person.
A builder is a person who oversees the construction work. If you have not hired a quantity surveyor or a project manager builders will fulfil those roles as well as provide you with accurate costing and organising trades. Builders like us can do all the construction tasks that are involved in the build’s project for you.
In conclusion, it is worth to mention the different trades involved in house builds can be got from one construction firm. We Cornwall Builders can provide all of the listed services with a pocket-friendly price. Feel free to contact us.
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