General Contracting Services
If you’ve ever been involved in a construction or renovation project, you may well know a bit about what a general contractor can do. However, many of our customers come to us with only the vaguest of ideas about what duties a general contractor carries out, how employing a general contractor can reduce stress and costs on a major job, and why they need one.
Maybe someone mentioned they’d used a general contractor when they renovated their home. Perhaps a neighbor told you that a general contractor could make life easier. Hopefully our team at General Contractor Melbourne were recommended to you specifically by a previous client.
However you heard about us, we’d be delighted to get involved in your project. Here’s all you need to know about general contractors and how we help.
What does a general contractor do?
The reliable team at General Contractor Melbourne gets called in to support all manner of jobs, from commercial construction projects to residential remodels. Some are big, and some smaller - but in every case, we take a lead on the job, helping to plan out the works, find and commission subcontractors as needed, managing suppliers and negotiating the costs. We are also the first place to turn when things go wrong, the timing slips, or the budget changes. By calling in someone with experience and a great network, you can be sure you’ll get the work you want doing completed, on time and with a minimum of hassle.
Do I need a general contractor?
Some jobs require a general contractor because they are large, complex or involve a lot of dependencies. Other small jobs - like repainting a single room, for example - can be done alone by the homeowner. And then there are a whole range of projects in the middle, which would benefit from a general contractor, either because the homeowner doesn’t have the time or experience to oversee and arrange them alone, or because time is of the essence. If you’re not sure whether or not your job requires a general contractor, give General Contractor Melbourne a call for advice and help!
How do I choose a general contractor?
Your general contractor will be your eyes and ears on a project, and will take overall responsibility for most aspects of the work being done. You need someone you can trust, who has the right skills and experience. You also need someone with a good network of local subcontractors to call in as required, and who knows the local area and all the relevant building codes and regulations. Ask as many questions as you can of any contractor you may bring into a job. Get recommendations from family and friends, and don’t be afraid to ask your chosen contractor to connect you to some previous customers. A good general contractor will be happy to oblige.
Our service is unique to each customer, covering everything from small residential remodels to commercial construction projects. We will listen to your needs, help you by drawing up a project plan, and then take all the worry of the work away as we coordinate the day to day management of the site. To learn more about the types of work we do, and get a quote for the project you’re considering, get in touch with a consultant at General Contractor Melbourne today.