When you work with a builder without the quality control processes, you could find yourself disappointed with the quality of your new home. Or you could experience costly delays when your builder has to go back and fix flaws that were missed during construction.
When you choose to work with a systemized and structured building company, you can rest assured that they have the processes in place to ensure quality in every stage of construction. These quality control processes allow the builder to focus on the details of every phase of your new home, so they can find flaws before they’re covered up by the next step of the building process. This gives you the confidence that every detail of your new home has been quality checked, and your builder won’t need to delay your handover date to fix mistakes.
A study conducted by PlanGrid and Fails Management Institute uncovered that 52% of rework on construction projects is caused by a combination of poor project data and communication. And one of the biggest myths when building a new home is that all builders are the same, and it’s inevitable that delays will occur to fix flaws. But, that’s not the case when you work with a systemized and structured professional building company.
These professional builders have online systems and checklists that allow them to systemize the project data and identify flaws and mistakes early, so there’s no need to go back and fix them later.
Average builders have no systems or processes in place to ensure this quality. Instead, they’ll have two guys in a truck and nothing but their memory to keep track of each phase of your new home. With no systems in place, it’s impossible for these builders to ensure each element of your new home is completed to the highest quality standard.
Here are some tips to help you choose a builder that has the correct quality control processes…
Make sure the builder you choose uses quality control checklists. Builders that use quality control checklists ensure every last detail is checked before moving on to the next phase of your new home. By using these checklists, your builder can identify and fix flaws or hidden defects before they’re covered up by the next phase of the project.
You need to be sure your builder has one of these checklists for each phase. A professional builder will use around 7 checklists with 15-20 items per list. They will have a checklist to ensure everything is how it should be before starting construction, pouring concrete, installing drywall, roofing, and windows and before applying stucco.
A professional builder will also create a final project checklist tailored to the specific project to make sure your new home is perfect for handover.
Finally, ask your builder to share these checklists with you. Professional builders will have these checklists stored in their online portal, so you can log in and check them at any time from anywhere. Being able to check these lists during the construction of your new home will help give you peace of mind that the building process is going as planned.
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