Why we love small building jobs
When I first met JD about seven years ago, as a residential builder he was focussing on larger renovations and the occasional new, luxury home. Saw the movie, got the t-shirt. Now, our focus is on small building jobs and here’s why:
We like helping people
It’s true – JD really likes helping people come up with building solutions that are within their budget and that will add value to their lifestyle and/or their home. The solution to your problem may not be a big, expensive renovation, but that’s what a lot of builders prefer to work on. We like the smaller stuff.
A fast game is a good game
Small building jobs take less time than big building jobs – yep, you could have worked that out yourself – but it’s worth saying because we like being able to make changes to your home in a short space of time. Some of our jobs are only a day, others a week or so.
You get to sleep in
On larger renovations, start time is 7am. Not 7:05 or 7:07. 7am. Which, if you’re living in your home throughout the renovation – as many people do – means that you’ll need to be up and dressed by the time the builder and his crew arrive to start work. With smaller jobs, we can be a bit more relaxed about things. If it suits you better to have us start at 8am, we’re happy to make that happen.
We’re human so yes, we like to be appreciated too
When you’re working on a big building job, it can be a long, expensive and stressful process. People start to lose their sense of humour and by the time the builder is finished, customers often can’t wait to see the back of them. That’s not much fun for us. With small building jobs however, one of the reasons we enjoy working on them is that they deliver a worthwhile change for the customer in a short space of time, for not too much money. Everyone stays calm and we’re all happy at the end of it. Result.
Other professionals like what we do
People come to architects and structural engineers all the time needing plans for small building jobs. While those guys are happy to design them, they’re not so interested in project managing them and that’s where we come in. Architects know that we specialise in small building jobs but have big building job experience – so they’ll call us to take care of customers from planning stage through to completion. Suits us and it’s great for the customer too as they’re not paying an additional professional to get involved.
Have you had a hard time getting a builder out to look at a small building job? What’s your most pressing small job? Can we help?
Teaming up with Essentially Jess for IBOT