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How much harm can you do by doing the work out of sequence? PART 2 of 2

Even if you believe you know the sequence of the work to be done, it is important to understand how long each phase of work is going to take to complete long before it starts so the next phase can be scheduled. When we schedule a job, we decide before any work starts how much time we want to allow for each phase of work and we advise the workers in later phases of work when they can expect to be able to start...


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How much harm can you do by doing the work out of sequence? PART 1 of 2

That depends on the specifics. For example, if you do not know any better and you ask the drywall to be installed before the lathe (this is the paper and wire used in the first step of exterior stucco) then when the lathe is installed, the vibration from the nails being installed to hold the lathe in place can actually loosen the drywall either enough that it must be re-installed (extra cost) or less but enough that over time drywall failure will take place (even more extra cost)....

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Projects that involve multiple trades (even if actually done by the same workers) normally require a General Contractor.

There are many reasons why. First, when several trades are involved, the work must be done in the correct sequence. A specific trade may not tell you that you have asked them to do their work in the wrong sequence, especially for a small job when by telling you to have them come back later results in another trip to your job site and the evaporation of their profit.

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In some states, General Contractors are not allowed to work on projects unless more than one non-framing trade is required.

If you are considering a General Contractor for a project that you think only involves one non-framing trade (like roofing), ask the General Contractor you are considering if they will be allowed to perform the work needed. Sometimes even though you thought only one trade was involved, other trades will be needed (such as in the roofing and HVAC example provided). You can always check with the regulatory agency for the state (or community) you live in if the General Contractor tells you only one trade is needed and they are still legally able to do the work.

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Some General Contractor’s negotiate lower rates for the specialists they use on a regular basis

One other circumstance when a General Contractor might be helpful with only a single trade is when you already have a good relationship with the General Contractor and they are able to find the right specialists for you. It is even possible that the end cost you pay the General Contractor is less than you would have paid the specialist alone as some General Contractor’s negotiate lower rates for the specialists they use on a regular basis. How is this possible? General Contractors that make sure the job is ready to start when they say it is, pay on time, take care of all of the paperwork and are available to resolve any difficulties that might take place. Performing these tasks for the specialist actually save them 20% to 30% or more of their cost. The specialist may in turn offer the General Contractor this discount that they would not otherwise offer the client if they were working for them directly.



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Projects that can usually be handled without a General Contractor are those that only involve one trade or specialty area. For example, a roof project typically does not need a General Contractor. However, sometimes even what appears to be a simple one trade project can easily grow and the services of a General Contractor become essential. For example, many homes have the air conditioning condenser or a combination air conditioning and heating system located on their roof. Roofers will usually not be willing to temporarily move these units but they will not warranty their work unless the units are moved. ...


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One of the first do-it-yourself decisions is whether to use a General Contractor.

Our readers might suspect that our answer (as we are General Contractors) would always be yes. Be surprised. We believe that there are many projects that you can easily serve as your own General Contractor while there are others for which trying to be the General Contractor is almost certainly going to lead to major difficulties and probably cost more than if you had used a General Contractor. And, there are some projects that it depends on the client’s experience, personality, time they have available and so forth.

https://americanclassicconstruction.com/2018/10/16/one-of-the-first-do-it-yourself-decisions-is-whether-to-use-a-general-contractor/

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Designers and contractors who draw plans themselves do not in most states have specific licenses for creating plans.

Regardless of which method you select to have plans produced, the process of finding and choosing someone to do plans is much the same as finding the contractor that we discuss in a later chapter. In general, always use your trusted professional (if you have one), then the recommendations of friends and finally the internet.

Architects are licensed (in most states) and can be checked out accordingly. Designers and contractors who draw plans themselves do not in most states have specific licenses for creating plans.

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The Project Details

Regardless of the difficulty factor, we suggest not making any restrictions on the project details based on cost considerations, space concerns or even building codes. We suggest imposing these restrictions later as we have found that clients sometimes restrict the work they want based on false concerns about the cost of one aspect or its legality when in fact the additional cost is minimal and their legal concerns not valid.

We encourage documenting as many details as you can. If it is important, then it should be included.

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Informing Contractors of Award

You should advise the winning contractor that you intend to have them do the work after you have reviewed their contract. Many clients skip this all important step and think that the proposal they have been evaluating is the contract. In most cases this should not be true. Don’t forget to advise all of the other contractors that you selected someone else. We know this is hard to do (and often not done) but it is the right thing to do and can be done professionally be simply sending them an email and thanking them for their efforts...

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