Creating a building budget

When embarking on a building project, whether it be outdoor awnings or custom designed garages, creating and sticking to a budget is an important step.

However, this can be easier said than done.

The following are tips you should keep in mind when developing a budget for your construction project.

Differentiate between price and value

It can be tempting to cut corners by selecting the lowest prices for workers and materials, but this type of strategy can backfire.

We here at Shed Boss have an uncompromising attitude toward providing quality workmanship and using premium products.

This ensures that our customers are given genuine value for their money and can count on a building that will withstand the elements, comply with site specification and stand the test of time.

There's no point in shaving pennies off a price if it leads to shoddy work that will need to be repaired or replaced sooner rather than later.

Make your budget flexible

You may have a specific amount in mind before you begin the building process, but once you sit down with a professional and begin designing your building, chances are this magic number will change.

Shed Boss not only designs with specific site requirements in minds, we also focus on the most cost-effective designs to meet our clients' needs. While flexibility is important when it comes to quality craftsmanship, we're also dedicated to helping you make the most of your money.

Protect against hidden costs

All too often, people fail to plan for all the expenses that can come with building, such as application fees for construction approval. It's important to account for all the extras that may occur when creating your budget.

However, it's just as important to work with professionals who will not try to add in extra costs or hidden charges.

At Shed Boss we used fixed-price contracts that will let you know how much a project will cost from the get-go.

By John Whitford

Posted in Commercial Builds.

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