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Building with a Contractor

May 24, 2019

Building with a Contractor

As daunting as the tasks may seem, most of the hardships you will encounter on the road to building a home or building can be softened. There is an unending list of things to survey as the process unfolds and, along with facing entirely new kinds of problems, you will have to consider the cost. In that sense, it would be rather reckless and burdening to go at it all alone. Who you gonna call? A contractor!
Contractors are specialized in the field of construction. They know all the ins and outs and can even save you a lot of time and money. But what exactly can a contractor do that you can’t? Take a look at our list of some of the unique advantages of hiring a building or renovation contractor.

Discounts on Materials

Contractors build solid relationships with those who supply their materials. By honouring their loyalty to a supplier, they are endowed with lower prices unavailable to any other clientele which will trickle down to you saving money.

Contractors know people who know people. If you are in need of an electrician or a plumber, then you can rely on the network of connections that your contractor has built over the years. This may have an agreeable effect on your wallet, but the most favourable aspect of this advantage is the contractor’s ability to discern quality and professionalism in someone’s work.

Liability Insurance

Imagine a situation where you have a group of desperate workers building your home and one happens to get injured on the job. This could lead to you having to compensate for the workers’ injury. A contractor will have liability insurance to cover any injuries that could be inflicted on a worker while on your property.


Building and renovating your home on your own can save you money but you must remember that if something goes wrong along the way and needs to be re-done or fixed, this will have to come out of your pocket. A contractor’s work on your home will have a warranty for a certain amount of time, giving you a sense of security should something come up soon after the building is finished.

Provide Counsel

Unless you have been building and renovating houses for a long time, a contractor will have much more experience than you in this field. The contractor will be able to provide advice and suggestions based on their experience. They will be able to identify unforeseeable problems and avoid costly mistakes.

Make a Schedule

The bank will need an accurate time of when your building is expected to be finished. Though you may have a certain date in mind for this, the contractor will have a real sense of how long it takes for a project to be seen through to its completion—they will know possible time extensions or potential short cuts. They are familiar with a workers’ capacity and have an accurate timeline for everything that can be considered during the process. It would be wise to let them make a schedule in your place so that unwanted time ruptures don't occur.


Contractors will take on the responsibility of providing tools. They will either already have their equipment with them, or they will rent the appropriate tool for the job at hand. And although you may have a wide selection of tools of your own, sometimes a tool that has a very specific use is needed and can cost you a lot of money for something you will only use once. 

Are you planning on building a new home or doing renovations? Then let Dilamco take care of the heavy lifting so that you can get back to enjoying the sight of your new home or building. Contact us today for a quote!


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