4. Write it down
Draw up a clear agreement with your chosen builder. Work together to create a brief and plan of action that is well thought out, researched and agreed – and then write it all down.
Make sure you have a written copy of the quote and your contract. The contract should include your start and finish date, rates and material costs. Make sure you check that everything is considered. For example, if you’ll need waste removing or a skip hired ensure it’s all down on paper and you know the price. Then make sure that any changes that happen as you go are also logged and written, so there are no grey areas when you get to the end of the build.