|Mon Jan 17, 2011||Total posts : 2
| Topic: Contruction & Renovation
I am looking into
adding to my existing 1 Kanal home in Chandigarh as well as completely
remodelling the interior of the first and second floors.Here is what I
am planning to do in terms of planning and execution. Can you please
suggest anything that I might be overlooking?
I do have a plan
of what I want to do and have drawn a floor plan which I would like to
have an architect to review it. Is this an acceptable route?
terms of getting building approvals, would it be the contractor that I
hire or would I have to do that myself? I am adding about 800-1000 sq.ft
to the existing second floor that I have in addition to renovation.
In terms of hiring a contractor, is there a contract that is written ,
signed off by both parties and executed? I am an NRI and will not be
present during the entire contruction phase so would like an intrument
that is mutually signed and put in place for the project. Does one
exist? Please advise.
4) I do have some local contacts/friends, e.g a
good friend owns a brick kiln, another one owns a cement store,
neighbors own- electrical supply, hardware supply stores so I can
possible get good prices on items that will be needed for construction.
Do I sign a labor only contract or labor and material contract with the
I apologize for too many questions. Any help is appreciated.
|Tue Jan 25, 2011||Post #1|
Join date: Jan 2011
| Post subject: Contruction & Renovation|
Answers for your doubts,
1. Yes, That's the best way. An owner should know what he wants and it will help the Engr to reduce unnecessory expences.
2.You have to just sign the papers for the application and the Engr will do the rest. My suggetion is only start the work after getting approoval. An Engr is more reliable than a contractor for getting approoval.
3.Yes, you should sign a written contract. If you are not present in the site, you have to appoint an honest person from your side for site supervision. Choose a good contractor from your near place, it will be cost effective.
4. A labour contract will be suitable
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