TRY­ING TO DO IT ALL YOUR­SELF

The Bay Chronicle - - SITUATIONS VACANT -

De­spite New Zealan­ders’ pre­dis­po­si­tion to spend Satur­days at DIY stores, we’re not all DIY­minded. Jen­nian Homes hosts reg­u­lar free build­ing in­for­ma­tion ses­sions that help first-time builders with things like how to find the best site, how to build sus­tain­ably, and (most im­por­tantly) stick­ing to bud­get. Find out more at jen­ni­an­info.com. It’s not un­com­mon for build­ing projects to go over bud­get. Talk to your team about sav­ing money with­out com­pro­mis­ing your plans. If you want four bed­rooms but re­ally can only af­ford three right now, build in a way that al­lows for an ex­ten­sion in a few years’ time. Use main­stream ap­pli­ance brands so you’ve got more bud­get for fit­tings, light­ing and join­ery. Don’t sac­ri­fice qual­ity just so you come un­der bud­get; look at the over­all project and fig­ure out what parts of the puz­zle are most im­por­tant. to be true, it prob­a­bly is. A fast sale will nor­mally come back to bite a client with cost over­runs, con­struc­tion de­lays and avoid­able PC sums (pro­vi­sional al­lowances for spe­cific items that haven’t been cho­sen or priced yet). Jen­nian Homes works to slow the sales and de­sign process down and pro­vide greater cer­tainty over pric­ing. It’ll take longer, but it’ll save you money and sleep­less nights, and give you cer­tainty in the long run.

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