gringolandia wrote:My experience has been that architects often have a construction company they prefer to use, often one they own themselves.
My main recomendation would be to make sure you are physically present to monitor the construction.
I was only able to be present for a few key points of the construction of my beach house, and there were things done while I was away that I regret.
For example: the drain in the service area is not at the lowest part of the floor, so properly draining is a big effort. Also, they ran out of the plastic tube I had asked to have run to each room for ethernet and coaxial, so they just decided used a thinner tube for some rooms.
Simple things that will cost me a lot of $$ to fix.
So if at all possible, physically check the construction site at least once a week and make sure they are doing exactly what you want.
69roadrunner wrote:Man o man. I wanna be just like you when I grow up. You contract a guy to build a house and yet you are on site to micro manage.Al the faults you blame on the fact that you where not there, good show. I have to remember that.
gringolandia wrote: My main recomendation would be to make sure you are physically present to monitor the construction.
windsportinperu wrote:gringolandia wrote: My main recomendation would be to make sure you are physically present to monitor the construction.
It is a very good recommendation
We should be present - not only during the building of a property - but also during something that could be "easier" as the remodelation of our house