Are you renovating or developing a home and tearing your hair out due to material delays? Do you get the impression that prices change by the hour? Supply chain interruptions have been a concern in the construction business for several years, and we’ve had to deal with a variety of challenges, from increasing lumber prices to months-long delays on windows and doors. Here are a few ideas to assist you to keep your project on track despite supply chain disruptions:
This may sound obvious, but you’d be shocked how many clients don’t realize which materials must be picked and ordered before the building begins. Windows and doors, trusses, and appliances are all critical components. If these goods are not ordered early enough, they might cause a project to be delayed by weeks or even months.
Observe Your Seller
If a vendor gives you unworkable lead times, do not be afraid to shop around until you discover a company that can offer you the goods you require within the time frame you require. This is one of the services that our team offers to our clients, and getting what you want when you need it might be difficult at times. When a certain type of lumber was unavailable in Florida, a member of our team had to travel to Georgia to obtain it. When merchants such as Home Depot and Lowe’s are unable to supply the products you require, be willing to stretch beyond your comfort zone.
In this industry, you may have to be flexible in terms of both design and money. Because there is such a wide range of finished goods available, you can typically find a replacement if anything is out of stock or if prices rise.
Work With a One-Stop-Shop Builder
When choosing a builder for your project, look for someone that offers turn-key services. Jersey City Remodelers offers full design-build services: our in-house design team creates floor plans, renderings, and blueprints; our logistics team handles permits, subcontractors, and all orders; and our professional construction team maintains the project on schedule. We even have our own millwork shop and in-house cabinet team to build and install cabinets and millwork on all of our projects. When it comes to building, having a crew like this makes all the difference, often saving our clients months. It also prevents gray hairs!
Jersey City Remodelers, a family-owned business formed in 2006, is a design-build firm that specializes in high-end remodels, house additions, and bespoke residences. With our headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, we serve clients. We are an award-winning member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
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