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Starting work - Unforseen circumstances and changes of heart

The big question is always, “how long will it take?” The answer unfortunately is, “longer than anyone ever estimates.”

Why?  There are as many reasons as there are rainy days, sick days, delayed shipments, and contractors who are running late on other jobs.

What if I change my mind?   Unless you are taking a ‘hands-off and eyes blindfolded' approach, there is bound to be something that you decide you want to change once building has begun. Sometimes, this may be at the suggestion of your builder, sometimes it will be a second thought on your part. 

Good open communication with your builder will help you decide if the variation is really necessary and how much it will cost. Remember that if it's a major variation it could require a new Building Consent.

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