What to expect from Contract to Completion
The foundation of a successful home build stems from the homeowner being informed and prepared. Hiring a contractor you can trust is the next step.
Whether you're thinking about a new custom home or a renovation project, Gentry Homes can help make your project goals a reality. Our expert Project Managers are here to offer you friendly, knowledgeable advice to help your construction project go smoothly.
Once you've decided to hire us, we will help you through the next steps until your project is complete.
It’s important to get a properly written contract in place between
you and the contractor. This gives you legal assurance that you are
protected in the unlikely event that the project goes off track.
Some points to be covered in your contract are:
- The Parties involved
- Addendums (ie: drawings/blueprints/plans, specifications, other documents)
- Description of Work
- Start and Completion Dates
- Terms of Payment
- Changes in Work
- Standards of Work
- The Renovator’s Liability Insurance
- Municipal permits, inspections, approvals, business licenses, engineering.
- The Contractor’s Warranty
- Use of Facilities/Utilities
- Dispute Resolution
Check insurance before any work begins: you want to make sure you are covered for any damage, injury, loss or theft of property as well as WCB.
Gentry Homes prioritizes itself in ensuring every job is done on time and according to schedule. However, as work commences you may find you want to make changes to your plans. A visit to a supplier may cause you to have a change of heart with a certain design element. Or, we may come across an unforeseen obstacle in your project that needs to be addressed. Any popular home renovation television show will tell you that you do not want to cut corners to make an easy fix. Gentry Homes abides by this rule, as we feel a job should be done RIGHT the first time. Any changes or additions should be documented as written change orders and signed by both parties.
Once work commences, we strive for many meetings throughout the process to ensure the end product is exactly what the homeowner/designer wants. Once work is completed, Gentry Homes will complete a thorough inspection of the work. This is the time to take a close look at everything and note any problems or imperfections before you make your final payment.
We pride ourselves in keeping a neat and orderly site throughout the entire project. Before leaving your home after the project is complete, we ensure all tools, equipment and construction waste is removed and every area of your building we’ve touched is as clean as it was when we started.
Gentry Homes warrants all of our work (materials/labour) for one year and provides a five-year structural warranty. If you happen to come across any problem with our work – whether it be as minor as a nail-pop, call right away to have the issue addressed.