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Modern Luxury Home in Sydney: What Should You Expect from Your Residential Contractor?

23 April 2020

Building a new luxury home in Sydney is a privilege not many can afford. In fact, it is the largest investment most people will make in their lifetime, so it is important to get it right the first time. Choosing the best residential contractor for you and your project is essential to its success. Remember, you will likely be working together for 6-12 months; so as in any relationship, there needs to be trust and clear, honest communication.

Residential Contractor Role

A good residential contractor is an advocate for the homeowner as well as an integral and collaborative member of the design team. They work with the homeowner and design to team to help establish a realistic budget for the project and then monitor the cost and scope through the design and construction process.

A Residential Contractor Manages Subcontractors

A residential contractor will involve and manage subcontractors during the design process so the design team can coordinate key building systems in to the design of the home. A qualified residential contractor has advanced knowledge of all building systems and is responsible to for making sure the subcontractors execute the work as outlined in the designer’s plan specifications and to building code.

A Residential Contractor Arranges Monetary Concerns

The residential contractor will contract with the owner for the construction price on the home and track all cost, submit pay request to the bank and designer for approval, provide lien release waivers for all completed work, and prepare estimates and collect money for approved change orders and owner initiated changes as outlined in the contract.

A Residential Contractor Interacts With Inspectors

Once the designer has filed for and obtained the building permit the residential contractor will be the liaison between the building inspectors, governing jurisdictions, and the design team. The residential contractor will be responsible for managing and obtaining all approvals, inspections, and the certificate of occupancy.

A Residential Contractor Checks Components Before Installation

The residential contractor will order, check, and accept all building material and component’s prior to installation.

A Residential Contractor Resolves Project Deficiencies

Upon completion, the designer will review the project for any deficiencies. The residential contractor will work with the subcontractors to resolve any issues and once this is done, and the city has completed final inspections and issued the certificate of occupancy, the residential contractor will deliver the project to the owner. The residential contractor will also educate the owner on the operation and maintenance of the house and service the warrantee as required by local jurisdiction.

When you engage the services of our experts at Olympia Homes located in Alexandria, NSW, for home renovations or the design and construction of your new home, you will receive state-of-the-art advice, designs and full building and installation services for the completion of your stunning home makeover or new residence.


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