The common assumption in the building trade is that the faster you go the worse the job will be. But what we’ve found is that you don’t have to sacrifice speed to do a good, quality job.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a limit and you still need to be careful of builders who overpromise as you don’t want them to cut corners.
Clients often ask, “How quickly can you do it?”, and obviously in most cases they want it done as quickly as possible. Some builders will promise the earth and then end up cutting corners leading to a poor job and not giving you exactly what you need.
The real answer a builder should give you is, “We can get your building completed reasonably fast and still provide a good quality job”. This is what we do at Clarke’s.
Often when clients talk to us they need the place built tomorrow. That’s understandable, as most of the time they’ve been thinking and planning this development for a while. The important thing for you is to make sure you plan for a reasonable amount of time for construction. Otherwise you’re at risk of the builder cutting corners to fit with your timeframe, which will cause you problems down the line.
So, what is a reasonable timeframe? Obviously that depends on the size and the complexity of the building, but as a guide an average size building of around 1,500m² would take around six months to construct.
For a larger project, say around 2,500m², you’re probably looking at around nine months as a reasonable time for construction. And then for a smaller project between 300m² to 500m² you’re looking at around four months.
These timeframes are just a guide and it will depend on the details of your project, but when you’re planning for the construction this should be a reasonable timeframe to allow, nothing less.
I hope this has been a helpful guide, however if you have any questions then please give us a call on 1300 11 25 11.