Home Builder Differences – New Construction Vs Renovation
Home building is the planning process of building a home, typically called a ‘house’ when considering who may later or immediately live in there. Home building can be considered an art form. For most it’s a way of interacting with their craftspersons; a way of sharing their creativity with the world. It’s a way of life, not just something one does for a living.
The home builder has many roles that are unique to each individual builder. Builders are also the suppliers of building materials and often have their own specialized stores where one can find anything from windows and doors to plumbing and heating systems. Builders also build custom homes, or ones that are pre-designed to specifications by customers. Some build single storey homes or townhouses and some specialize in both. Whatever the case, the builder is in charge of coming up with a design and putting together the building materials to be used in building the homes.
There are some things that all home builders must consider when making a model home. First of all, the builder will need to decide what size of home to make and where in the world to build it. This will determine which type of builder one needs to hire. There are many types of home builders, and they can all specialize in certain aspects of building homes, such as; home construction, modular homes, prefabricated homes, metal building, etc.
New construction can take anywhere from four to eight weeks from start to finish. Contractor home builders, however, can take much longer. This difference in time from beginning to end can mean the difference between a smooth opening of business and months or even years of construction before the construction is complete. New construction can also pose new issues such as safety and zoning regulations. Contractors will usually hire a local contractor who is familiar with the local area and the laws that need to be followed.
All new home builders will require liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. These are necessary to protect the company, as well as your personal property. Most contractors will have their own insurance company but many will work with a variety of different companies that may insure their company and your personal property separately. Either way, the costs of insurance are important to know upfront. Be sure that you understand all of the costs from the very beginning of any new construction project so that you don’t have any surprises later on.
There are also differences between new home construction and remodeling that one may not be aware of. When remodeling a home, it is generally considered completed once the contractor is finished with the construction. New home builders will most likely need more time than a contractor to complete the construction, which could result in more costly costs.