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This resource page is made available to those individuals who may be building a new home, adding an addition, or remodeling. Because these are third party vendors we can not be liable for the quaility of their work or any other liability.

Building a home, adding an addition, or remodeling requires much thought and planning to ensure successful completion. Depending ony your building project you may be dealing with many trades as you proceed from the concept to the final inspection. For starters an addition will require an architect or designer. Then there’s site preparation work, masonry, framing, electrical, roofing, finishing, painting, carpeting and, if necessary, plumbing. Remember, that’s a lot of subcontractors you will have to deal with. Firstly, you need to have a design. Without it, no general contractor can get started and you won’t be able to obtain permits with your county or city government office to get the project going.

Whether you are building a house or adding an addition you should contact an architect or designer to get the floor plan(s) for your project. Also, bear in mind that some work might be on your existing house, and likely will, unless the addition is free-standing. Once an architect has drawn up the plans (including any alterations to the existing structure), it's time to get the proper permits in place. Your architect is likely to help direct you on the technical order for hiring subcontractors and maybe may even suggest some good ones, but you'll need to know a few things as well. In general, before letting subcontractors start on your project, you'll want to determine whom you intend to hire before the first shovel hits the dirt. Scheduling the various trades in advance is vital or you'll find your site work done and no one available to pour your foundation even though the framers are ready to come in the next day. It sounds like a lot of work and it is. This is why so many rely on the general contractor to oversee big construction jobs from beginning to end. They have the contacts, the scheduling know how and are knowledgeable on who to bring in and when. Going it alone is more than possible, but make sure you have everything lined up before work gets started. Rely on your designer or architect to help guide you and make sure your permits and inspections are in order. An addition to a home is a great way to make your existing property more workable for you and your family. Taking the job lightly, however, can turn into a real problem for you, so proceed with caution and use patience and good judgment along the way. There's nothing simple about putting an addition onto a home. That's why so many people hire general contractors to handle the details. These specialists will take care of everything from enlisting design support and pulling permits to bringing in the subs and scheduling the final inspections.

If you’re thinking about building a new house, or remodeling and extending an old one, a residential architect can be of considerable help.

Finally home owers need to beware of Lien Law. Contractor liens, which are often referred to as construction liens or mechanic’s liens, occur when a contractor or other type of service provider performs work and is not paid for those services by the property owner.  A contractor lien is a claim for payment made by a contractor or a subcontractor who has performed some sort of work on a property or piece of real estate.  Essentially, because the contractor’s work has become a part of the real estate, or added value to the real estate in some way, the contractor can cause a lien to be placed on the real estate for any unpaid services provided.  While this type of lien cannot result in the foreclosure of the property, as with a mortgage lien, it will remain attached to the property until the claim is paid in full or the parties otherwise resolve the issue. There are ways to protect your self from frivilous liens. Check with your state regarding the lien laws in your state and what you can do to protect yourself.



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