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06 Mar, 2010

How to manage relationships with builders, contractors, architects: Building Relationships Weekend at National Self Build Centre, Swindon Sat 27 – Sun 28 March 2010

Posted by: Geoff Davis In: architecture|building|Buildings|course|DIY tips|Education|Learning|Planning|remodeling|Skills

Interesting seminars coming up on how to be on good terms with the people working on your building or large DIY job.

Some people have the ‘cowboy builders‘ idea stuck in their head from watching TV scare programmes and so they start off badly with builders or contractors.

Things always go wrong and always cost more. This is not because builders are ripping you off, it is because they can’t usually include contingency in job quotes as they then won’t get the job – as people always want a bargain. This approach doesn’t work with building jobs. What are builders to do? People don’t realise how complicated some building jobs can be. Unexpected things appear when working, when digging down or uncovering old things… and most houses in the UK are very old. How can builders be expected to have X ray vision?

This weekend seminar – free tickets too – is for enthusiasts who want to know about how to manage, work with rather than against, and have great long term relationships with:

Architects
Builders Merchants
Building Control (council officers)
Design & Planning
Dispute Resolution
Eco Building
Package Build
Project Management
Self Build
Tradesmen

See Building Relationships Weekend at National Self Build Centre, Swindon Sat 27 – Sun 28 March 2010 >

1 Response to "How to manage relationships with builders, contractors, architects: Building Relationships Weekend at National Self Build Centre, Swindon Sat 27 – Sun 28 March 2010"

1 | CJLondon

March 15th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

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I think this is a great idea. A good working realationship with clients is all about managing expectations and an upfront honest approach from the outset.

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