When a project is to be undertaken, it is going to involve many different parties and if it were a building project for example, then you would need many builders, plasterers, electricians, plumbers and so on to make sure that the project is a great success. However, I am sure that you have heard the expression ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ and this is very applicable in the building industry. If there are too many subcontractors on a job site then different decisions are made by different people and so this leads to great confusion which affects the overall success of the building project. Much like you and I always find it easier to shop in the store that has everything all under the one roof because of the incredible convenience that it provides, the same should apply to any building project.
This is why it is always best to have one contractor for all of your projects and if you don’t know where to begin, then you could be one of the many BTF Projects this year that will get to take advantage of a professional contractor being provided for you. If you’re still a little in the dark as to why you should use one contractor for all of your projects then maybe the following reasons can help to provide a little light.
* A program rather than numerous projects – The purpose of having one contractor that oversees all of the many projects within one single project is a much better way to go because it allows the contract to set up an individual programme with regard to pricing, communication, schedules that have to be stuck to, tasks that need to be done and the many standards, expectations and safety measures that need to be followed. Trying to run numerous projects rather than one program would significantly increase the issues that will be experienced and it will definitely eat into your budget.
* Only one point of contact – We all know the benefits of working in an office where one single person is in charge. Things always go more smoothly this way and decisions can be made quickly and effectively. If you choose to use multiple contractors for multiple projects then you’re going to get yourself into a great deal of stress with regards to everything that needs to be done and the various budgets that need to be kept within. If you just hire a single contractor then there is only one point of contact for everything and that includes scheduling and billing. This reduces the amount of paperwork that is needed and it helps to completely streamline all of the building processes and things tend to happen faster.
* It saves time & energy – It is fair to say that using only one contract instead of many is going to save you a great deal of time. In many cases 30% of the time is saved by just using one single reliable contractor provided to you by an external service provider. By having one contractor overseeing everything, procedures are simplified and many other processes are eliminated. You as the owner do not have to worry about hiring new tradesmen, getting them up to speed with the whole project and having to go through all of the niceties that are associated with meeting someone new.
The one difficulty that many businesses and individuals face is finding that single contractor who possesses the necessary experience and know-how for such a project. That’s the beauty of dealing with an external service provider that has already got these types of contractors on the books and they can supply them with every need. It is better to deal with a service provider that already has the necessary staff, all of the resources, skills and compliance measures to ensure that any project takes place without any issues at all.