We meet back up with homeowner Damien, his architect Feras of FGR Architects and Rogerseller’s Daniel Robertshaw.
The best strategy from the guys is to expect the unexpected when it comes to building. For architectural products, I now tell my clients to leave a 10 per cent contingency. Contractors might not be able to put things together the way you intend them to, and you need to allow for that slight change. Products may become discontinued!” says Feras.
But before you even get to that point, Feras offers up some other noteworthy advice, “As people go through the process and educate themselves about things, suddenly they’ll have more factors to consider that they never had before. The deliberation time results in the most delays.”
So the best approach, which Damien underwent, is to have a clear idea of your aesthetics, and to leave extra wiggle room in the selection stage of the project.
Rogerseller’s Daniel adds, “I think as the project starts construction, as the frame of the house goes up, you’d want to have those big decisions locked down. This allows you to be free to deal with the inevitable queries that will come up as the builders undertake works, knowing the aesthetic is locked away, timeframes are in check, and budget costs won’t blowout.”
Another key consideration for this critical part of the project is to get the help you need from the expert. This is where Rogerseller can come in. Through an extensive network of design professionals, the team at Rogerseller can help smooth over any unforeseen bumps.