Hiring a commercial builder is an important part of ensuring that your property is constructed successfully and to your or your client’s satisfaction and requirements. Commercial builders, unlike domestic builders, have a lot of control over the construction and labour-process of your property. So, while it is important that you carefully select each, it can be argued that a commercial builder’s hiring process should be paid more attention to. In this article, we’ll discuss what qualities you should look for in a commercial builder and why they should be more carefully selected than domestic builders.
What is the difference between a domestic builder and a commercial builder?
Simply put, a commercial builder works on commercial projects while a domestic builder works on domestic properties. While this is correct, the differences are a bit more complex.
Domestic builders work on the construction, renovation, improvement or maintenance of a home. A commercial builder manages and arranges the carrying out of all components of building work for the construction of commercial buildings and structures. A commercial builder has a more managerial role that ultimately, affects the outcome of a project more significantly than a domestic builder. They are responsible for labour processes, hires, on-site logistics and general supervision of the site. For these reasons, we believe that commercial builders should be hired more selectively.
What qualities do you need to become a commercial builder?
As mentioned previously, commercial builders have a more managerial role than domestic builders, meaning that their qualities should be different. Here are qualities that you should look out for in commercial builders:
Select a candidate who is transparent, and understands the value in being transparent. There will inevitably be a problem or obstacle on-site. You want the commercial builder to be honest about these issues. Hiding or lying about a problem won’t make it go away. You also want transparency in their work methods, projected timelines, and labour costs. All of these details lead to a successful working relationship and seamless execution.
The commercial builder will be in charge of managing and approving labour work. You want that he approves work that is of your or the client’s expectations and standards. The commercial builder is your eyes and ears on-site and should accept nothing less than what you would.
There are many moving parts on a site. Deliveries, deadlines and construction crews, and modifications all need to be lined up properly to complete the project efficiently. An organised commercial builder will ensure that the site is organised, even with the introduction of a new factor. Remember, clients can add in last-minute requests and the world can hurl a curveball your way (e.g. COVID-19) so, ensure you get a commercial builder who is both organised and flexible.
Good communication skills
You will want to be kept in the loop about your site. The commercial builder is the person to do just that, ensuring that he can communicate regularly with you as well as communicate with his team. Communication with one’s team is important for ensuring that they understand, not just hear instructions. It also makes for an effective team.
Hire a contractor who isn’t afraid to get extremely involved with the projects and clients. The commercial builder must know every aspect of the project and become known to the clients, not being afraid to get more information if needed.
The commercial builder must value both the project and his team. There will be strict deadlines to adhere to, which, if not met, can delay the entire project and ruin the experience of the client.
Years of experience in a commercial builder indicates that he knows how to manage a site and processes and understands the work that goes into executing a successful project.
A commercial builder is a key part of your project. He or she can determine whether it is executed brilliantly or whether you disappoint your client. When hiring a commercial builder, search for one who possesses these qualities and that hails from a reputable construction company.