How to choose home building contractor

  • Peter Selby
  • July 9, 2015
  • Building a new home can be a difficult procedure and selecting the right contractor is the most best significant feature in determining the success or failure of your home. I suggest you become involved with selecting materials, determining facilities and ultimately commun-icating those decisions with each builder who is bidding on the project you have.

    Before you talk to anyone, do your projects brief:

    First, get all the resolution makers together. Take in everyone husbands, wives or even children. Write down your complete wish list. Think in terms of general priorities first. Make a list of any practicalities that could affect the project collect photos from magazines or websites. Agree your budget now, but recall allowing yourself a little wiggle room for the unforeseen. Think about whether you should hire a professional to manage your project. How long will my home take to complete’? Comparing cost to benefits.

    Now talk with builders hear are the questions to help you with this important decision:

    a) What is your policy on service after the sale and do i receive it in writing’?

    b) How long do you guarantee your workmanship’?

    c) How do you control your sub-contractors if they have to come back after end’?

    d) Is the sub-contractor work guaranteed, if so, by the subcontractor or by you’?

    e) What is your policy on change orders’?

    f) Do you guarantee a completion date, if so, how’?

    g)Are you licensed, if so, by whom and what are the requirements’?

    h) How long have you been in the business and how long on your own’?

    i) Can you provide me with names and phone numbers of the four most recent homeowners you built for’?

    j) do you have a finished home i can see’?

    k) Do you have insurance, liability and workman’s compensation’?

    I) May i see an example of the contract and specification sheet that i will be asked to sign’?

    m) What does your clean up include?

    n) Will you provide me with listed statement and if so, how often during construction’?

    o) In what way do you handle lien wavers’?

    p) What sets you apart from your competi-tion and why should i choose you’?

    q) Can i choose my own suppliers’?

    Weigh the builder’s answers against what is necessary to you and what is appropriate under your circumstances. Then, utilize the information you’ve gathered to make your final decision You will have to live with the choices you make concerning the construction of your new home long after the builder has gone.

    Construction safety tips

  • Peter Selby
  • WELCOME! SALUTE! They say blue collar jobs are jobs for the low-class people but I say it’s not Imagine a life with just white collar jobs, boom! we have no manual laborers. Doctors can’t build houses and construct tall buildings , lawyers can’t plant fruits, vegetables and everything that we eat , IT specialist can’t install and repair elevators or control subway trains, even though they’re called expert in the field of computer technology, what do they know about elevators much more repairing and installing them? or controlling subway trains. Point is, everybody has their unique specialty and ability. Life is precious, it something that we should value.

    It’s no secret that construction field is indeed dangerous. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of ten construction workers are injured every year and that sixty percent (60%) of construction workplace injuries occur within the employee’s first year of employment. The leading cause of workers death were falls, followed by struck by objects, electrocutions and caught-in/between objects. if these “fatal fours” were avoided it will save almost 480 lives in America per year Most accidents can be prevented by educating and taking simple safety working procedure. However, not all countries or even states promotes and educates their workers about construction safety tips. In the some third-world countries construction safety tips are not that well promoted, thus the increase of deaths of workers per year.

    There are lots of websites and books that tackles about construction safety tips. Well, find those sites no more! Because I got it all for you! All you need to do is scroll down. Below are five construction safety tips, compiled and reorganized from sites and books. i hope you’ll learn something.

    Tip 1: Dress properly. You’re working in a dangerous field not a fashion show or a trip to the beach. The attire can be uncomfortable and hot but its better than loosing a part of you right?

    Tip 2: Know the purpose of your tools. You may say its basic and that I’m joking, but let me tell you this -people tend to forget the basics and that forgetting the basics means the faster way of injuring your workers and or yourself.

    Tip 3: Be alert on scaffolds. Never use damaged scaffolds especially on bad weather and please don’t leave any debris

    Tip 4: Trenches! 3 things to check before entering trenches

    1. A person must be with you, in case something happened you have somebody looking out

    2. Is it protected? supported?

    3. Safe exits

    Tip 5: Get off and on the equipments safely