In this blog I’d like to tell you about a big mistake many home owners make and it relates to the Building Contract for your Melbourne home extension.
After spending hours and hours choosing custom home inclusions for their extension, some people are disappointed to find the builder has made substitutions along the way. In others words, the bath they fell in love with in the showroom is not the actual bath that has now been installed in their custom ‘new home’.
There is a simple way you can ensure this doesn’t happen to you. It’s called…
A Building Contract
The problem is, many extension builders in Melbourne only produce short contracts with very little detail.
Warning: If the model name and number of the bath (or toilet or bench tops etc.) you want is not in the contract you may find your builder installs something different.
That’s why our contracts are so long –
often 3 or 4 times longer than other builders. We include all the details so you can be sure you’re getting EXACTLY what you are paying for.
For example, we don’t merely list the colour vanity for your bathroom, we include the exact model. Same with the taps, shower head, bath — everything. You may have chosen a particular style front door – one with a glass panel and some extra design detail. We don’t merely include a description in the contract, we detail the exact model so you get THAT EXACT DOOR.
Failing to get all these details in the contract is not the only ‘extension building contract’ mistake people make. Another (very common) mistake that can cause big budget blowouts is the use of Prime Cost and Provisional Sum items. If you are unfamiliar with these terms then you need to to read our blog Prime Costs and Provisional Sums explained.