The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. - Charles Dickens
The Dreams Builder
How a construction company handles a new project is a very critical decision. As a construction firm you are generally faced with two choices here, hiring your own labor team to construct and hiring an independent contractor. An independent or general contractor is a person who oversees all areas of the construction project for a fixed fee. The independent contractor can hire many sub-contractors to handle some functions of the project. There are many benefits of hiring building contractors.
Benefits of Hiring Building Contractors
The biggest advantage of hiring independent building contractors is cost savings. Even if you have to pay him a higher rate than you would pay your employees, you will save money. You will not have to pay any employee benefits or provide any office space or equipment. You are also free of any employer contributions that are mandatory for Australian citizens. This will reduce your overall costs by at least 15%. Though for some, buying a house that is already built is more practical than of constructing one.
Independent building contractors usually have a lot of specialized expertise in the field of construction. You can be sure that you won’t have to waste your time training them like new employees. They will handle their workload or subcontractors independently.
They are autonomously responsible for some decisions on the pre-approved functions of your project. Your efficiency level also increases because your attention is not consumed by handling staffing issues on your new project.
What the home builders will give your company is a timeline for the completion of your new construction project as well as individual dates for the important project milestones. Payment modes are generally flexible between a construction company and the contractor. Disbursement of the payment can be done in phases based on the completion of the project milestones. In case of any questions you might have about the sustainability in the design of your building, you can get in touch with ABCB (Australian Building Codes Board).
Always hire an experienced contractor who gives you a detailed quote and is ready to show you his work samples. That way you can be sure that you have hired an excellent independent building contractor. They also have the right tools and machines such as telehandlers and forklifts.