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UNDERSTANDING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

08 Feb
2017
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Whether you are planning to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, you will have to enter into a contract with the experts who will be carrying out the reconstruction. The most essential items in the contract will be the documents related to the agreement as they help define the work that will be carried out and how the finished project is expected to look at. The team of experts at the United Cabinet Store has sub-divided the documents into two main categories to help you understand your construction contract, as well as what it entails.

  1. Plans

Nearly all remodeling projects require drawn plans to facilitate the construction process. The floor plans display the project from above while elevation plans show the project from the ground level looking from many directions. For instance, the elevation plans for a bathroom will show all the four walls in the room. Sectional plans are used to show details that cannot be seen using elevation or floor plans.

There are other views that the contractor will use in order to outline some other major features of the remodeling project. For instance, there are views that showcase the electrical details, the assembly, the foundation, structural, and framing details of the project.

  1. Scope of work and specifications

The documentation containing the scope of work and specifications provides the customer with an overview of the materials that are required for the project. Most of the materials documented in the scope of work and specifications may be unfamiliar to the customer. Such materials include those used for HVAC, plumbing, insulation, and waterproofing the building. If these materials are not specified and written down, then you run the risk of winding up with inferior materials that will compromise the quality of the remodeling project. It is important that you also talk to the contractor about the building materials in order to have a better understanding of what building codes require and the options at your disposal.

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