You are just days away from turning the dirt on your block of land, ready to start building your dream home, then your building certifier contacts you with the bad news – “there is a sewer line on your lot and your building is too close”.
Any good builder will tell you that, to have a successful building project, you have to be able to see the project completed before you start. If you haven’t worked through details of the project in your mind, and solved and documented all the problems first, you are heading for some unexpected surprises as well as costs.
Everyone is looking for building cost savings no matter how large or small the building project. We all love surprises – except when it comes to spending money, and even less when it is your own. In the development industry hidden costs are often unavoidable, however, the surprise doesn’t have to be.