Throughout any construction/project make sure you have open communication with the builder or tradesperson you have engaged. If required you can engage an independent consultant to assess the completed work prior to making any progress payments.
As part of the construction phase you may wish to alter the project or agree to supply specialised products. If this is the case, ensure you:
- Provide the builder with items you agreed to supply, on time. For example: natural stone must be ordered and delivery arranged so the project can continue as scheduled.
- Have written confirmation of any agreed changes. The variation must be agreed prior to works being commenced. The variation may be a change to the scope of the project, a change of colour or a different tile being selected. Communication is the key.