How To Avoid Variation Costs

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You may have heard people discussing ‘variations’ when they talk about building and renovating (probably while swearing under their breath). Variations can easily be the cause of a lot of un-budgeted expenses, and they’re often completely avoidable.

Based in the Northern Suburbs of Wollongong , Black Diamond Constructions are your local building experts specialising in residential extensions, new home builds and renovations. We want to avoid variations at all costs, and the best way to avoid this, is of course through thorough planning.

The need for variations is usually the result of miscommunication, misunderstanding or rushing in, without being thorough enough with details. It is so important to have clarity on your design and finishes, as this will give your builder a better understanding of the overall design brief and goal for your home. 

Being organised and well planned, will also result in better stock availability and allowing your builder to secure adequate time to source the best price for your fixtures, fitting and items throughout your custom home or renovation project. And when you have a clear cost for all items, it avoids having to cut down the scope of what you want,  at the end of the project, due to money running out. 

Lack of clarity or detail in contracts and briefings is generally another culprit when it comes to variations – particularly when people realise that they’ve settled on very basic items, and had more premium finishes and fixtures in mind.  

Some variations are inevitable due to site conditions, but as Wollongong’s experts in custom homes and renovations,  we try to avoid any additional costs as one of our top priorities. 

There may be certain items that need forethought in order to accommodate them, such as that specific wall hung TV you would like, on a specific wall that needs blocking out. These are all scenarios that can be accounted for financially, when all aspects of the design and project finishes have been decided. 

In a nutshell, having all of your design items chosen before construction, will help to minimise variations and keep your budget and program on track.

We always take the time to listen to our clients in order to deliver the project they want on-time, and on-budget with a minimum of fuss or disruption.

You will be guided through the entire process from conception through to completion with a strong focus on quality service and products to deliver the home you imagined.We are with you every step of the way. 

Let us help you turn your dream home into a reality. Contact us via our website or call 0423184554.