The time that it takes to complete your renovation is one of the biggest sore points with renovators.

Are you aware that 86% of Builders don’t take the time to schedule or plan their jobs and builders without a schedule take over 33% longer to complete their jobs.

Renovating a home doesn’t have to be difficult. But for some people, it ends up being a nightmare and one of the most common problems is time blowouts.

Just imagine: You expect your home to be finished by a certain date, so you calculate your finances based on that date. You pack up your current house and organise removalists, telephone, gas and electricity. You even take time off work so you can move back in. And then you discover your newly renovated home is not ready!

Is Your Builder Organised?

Look, you can be unlucky with the weather. And this can cause some delays. But the main reason for time blowouts usually has something to do with a disorganised builder.

Remember, renovating a home is a massive logistical exercise. It’s about managing people and products.

Your builder has to coordinate concreters, brickies, tilers, roofers, plumbers, plasterers, electricians… and many more tradespeople. They also have to manage you.

Throughout the building process, you will be called on to make lots of decisions. For example, if the tiler is booked in to arrive in 2 days, the tiles must be on-site. And that means you will have to go to the tile shop and choose the tiles you want. That can’t happen the day before. It needs to be arranged weeks in advance.

Managing this process takes skill and experience. And just because a builder is good at swinging a hammer doesn’t mean they’re good at managing. That’s why you must ask your builder what process he uses to keep everything on track.

If they don’t have a schedule to build to – and a way to manage that schedule, you have no chance of moving into your renovated home on time.

How Do You Keep All That On Track

The most organised builders use Scheduling Software. This is usually a cloud-based system (online) that handles everything including the schedule as well as the budget, selections and communication between all parties.

We use a system that enables us to log every email between us and our clients… and us and all our tradespeople. It’s totally transparent and available for our clients to view any time of the day or night.

There is never a missed email because all communication is kept in real time, right there in the system. No more confusion about colours, models, sizes, styles… or time lines.

It’s all there – organised for everyone to see.

If your builder is not using a schedule and management program, you run the risk of suffering mistakes, confusion… and a major time blow out.

Talk to Constructive Homes if you’d like to know more about our Project Management Software – or even if you’d like to see a demonstration – phone us and we’ll set up a time to meet.

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