Pick a plan and Stick with it
Remember planning is always an important part so you have to put enough time in it so you feel comfortable you wont change it. After a plan is picked please stick by your decision because contracting has no room for error.
Get materials from a contractor
Don’t go out to buy the materials yourself because this is where people always lead to problems and paying more. Contractors almost always get a markdown on the price. Usually whatever they trust you is the same as what’d you pay in the store without having to move hundreds or thousands of pounds of materials by yourself.
Listen to the Contractor
In almost every instance the contractor knows what he or she is talking about so try not to argue with things you don’t understand. For example, if you believe your living room should be like this but both the architect and contractor say that this wont be strong enough to hold up the foundation then you will need to listen. In the contracting world their are a lot of things that our clients do not know about.
Don’t live in the house
During constructions it’s very important that you not stay in the house due to safety precautions. Although it will seem expensive to have a hotel or apartment try & see it as a family trip away from the house while it’s getting build.
Have a plan, and don’t start without one
However this may be self explanatory some people will go right ahead to building foundation and sizing when they have no idea what the structure is going to look live. Always listen to the contractor and architect so that you have a design before any workers set foot on your property.