Housing development companies have already mastered how to spend as little as possible on their development projects while still delivering high-quality end products without cutting corners. Their expertise comes with years of experience as well as heavy past investment in analysts that are able to spot over expenditure and needless processes. The cost savings include saving time on large scale projects and when you think of it as time equals money, saving time saves does save costs.
There is no secret tip here. If you plan your renovation project well, then you are going to save time and added expenses. The best way to save time is to wither hire a project manager or if you feel you can project yourself, then you can save more costs. The issue that could arise if you are project managing and this is your first renovation is that you are likely going to miss something.
If you are new to renovations, then start planning and budgeting yourself, then hand the project over to an expert already three-quarters complete. You can also find affordable talent onfreelance websites. Most freelance websites have a variety of talent that specialize in areas such as content, IT, marketing, and also freelancers that specialize in planning renovation projects. Some charge a very fair rate which is far less than you would pay an architect to do your project management for example.
Order in Bulk or From a Single Company
One thing that large construction firms benefit from is that they do need to order in bulk. If you know any builders out there or even anyone else that is planning a renovation, then use them. Ask if you can put an order in with their next order. You can start to stockpile the materials you need for your renovation.
Another option is to use a company that sells almost all the different materials that you need for your renovation project. You should be able to agree on a sizeable discount if you order all your materials from the same firm.
Cut Out Architecture and Planning Costs
Once again, you can hire an architect online for far less than a high street firm. Make sure you check the reviews on the website you hire the freelance architect from to get an idea of their past work. Also, the online freelance architect should have a portfolio. You can then use this person to look at existing house plans, give you an idea, and so on.
If you happen to have a 360-degree camera, you can use this to send virtual reality video/images of your home. Now you would not think that large construction firms hire freelancers, but in fact, they do. The in-house architects and project managers often use online freelancers. They use these online architects to perform tasks that they do not have time to do themselves. They then check over the details and expand on the freelancer’s work to deliver the final version.
Look forWeb-Based or Downloadable Apps
Other ways large firms save time and money is by using web-based or downloadable apps that help with procurement as well as constructions. This could be for fireplaces, chimneys, kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas of the construction project in which ready-made parts can be ordered and delivered.
A great example of exactly what we are talking about comes via a staircase manufacturing firm in the UK that has an online application. You can choose the staircase type you want, enter the build regs you are using, enter the measurements for the staircase, add extras such as posts for the stairs, and then click to order the company to start manufacturing the staircase. Mr Stairs then delivers the manufactured staircase directly to a pre-supplied address.
If you need Mr Stairs to also install the staircase, the company also has specialists that will fit the stairs. It can often be cheaper to have the company that manufactured the stairs also install them rather than getting a building contractor to do it.
Are you impressed? We hope that you are. These are just minor tips that will help you save costs. We hope that you will take some of these ideas and put them into action. The more you can mimic the way the large firms construct houses en-masse, the more cash you will save while adding value to your house.