building inclusion document
Whether for your own home, or multi dwelling speculative project, It’s imperative you “scope” your project to include all your requirements; at the initial documentation stage with the Builder. There are two important reasons for this:
- Builders make their largest margins with contract variations (termed VOC’s), so the prices for such works are often substantially more than it would have been if originally documented and “priced in”, – they also often add an excessive “overhead”, and / or “administration” fee.
- Most importantly, you don’t want to find that construction has progressed too far, and that it is cost prohibitive to undertake these works; (due to cost of dismantling and subsequent reinstatement). Most works, require infrastructure that needs to be in-situ at the “first fix” stage of building works, i.e. prior to the installing of gyprock sheeting; (if “traditional” brick veneer construction). So “measure twice, cut once”, – in other words be thorough, and include it the first time; by ensuring that it is all correctly documented.