Here’s What To Expect At A Pre-Construction Meeting

For homebuyers, the preparation for the construction stage is an exciting time where they can set their dream in motion. To ensure that their new build is set up according to their standards, stays within the planned budget and follows through with what they have envisioned, a pre-construction meeting is essential. This will assist in creating a clear strategy as well as a solid foundation between the builder and client. We have provided a few key points to help comprehend what happens during the meeting and how it is able to significantly affect the overall home building process.

Setting Standards
In order to cultivate the relationship between the builder and buyer, it is important to establish a mutual understanding by discussing target goals, responsibilities and answering questions regarding the building project. Builders are familiar with the process and rules when it comes to building homes, which is why creating a timeline that is suitable for both parties can help avoid construction delays from happening. Clients are expected to make firm decisions in advance to make sure the workflow isn’t constantly being interrupted and the progress isn’t hindered. By having open and consistent communication with your builder on a weekly basis, you both have the same aim in mind and can keep away from any misunderstandings.

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Ready, Set, Build
Before commencing the building stage, the pre-construction meeting is the perfect time to choose a starting date with your construction manager to get the show on the road. By going through the construction plan step by step, both sides are able to fully grasp the whole concept by having a clear image of the outcome. Through this way, you are able to go through a complete tour of the entire project, mark key dates and point out any new changes that need to be undertaken. However, clients have to keep realistic expectations in mind particularly with what can be built within the start and finish of the scheduled time frame.

What Is Involved?
During the pre-construction meeting, you will be going through the technical, structural and administrative elements of the home. This would include analysing the electrical plan, plumbing structure, insulation as well as the placement of furniture. The design aspect is also an integral part where you will have to present your preferred styles, colours and features for the builder to incorporate into the project. The more information you are able to provide, the better it is as the builder could then begin mapping out exactly what you’re after. This is also a perfect opportunity to take in suggestions from the builder’s experience on which options are known to work best and can be relied on for a long period of time.

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The Next Steps
The crucial stage of reviewing the contract also takes place during the pre-construction meeting.  Before the contract is set in stone, builders are able to explain the services they will be providing while customers can clarify the amount they will be required to pay. Price negotiation can also become part of the meeting where clients can outline their financial plan and ask what exactly they’ll be paying for. After carefully reading through it, the contract can then be officially signed and finalised. By acknowledging the needs of both sides, builders and buyers are able to work hand in hand for the delivery of a high-quality home.

If you have any questions related to pre-construction meetings or more broadly about the home building process, including finding the correct house plan, builder or developer, then don’t hesitate to call us on 1800 184 284 or book a call online at a time that suits you.

Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Arts. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests for property and design grew and have become her strong pursuit.


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