Here’s a question that comes up a lot. Who buys and transports the materials for my project? You’ve decided to remodel your home. It certainly is an exciting time in your life, and the perfect way to increase the value of your property. This holds particularly true if you plan to add an addition, or renovate your kitchen or bathroom. At this point you must have a lot of questions for your contractor regarding the processes, procedures, and scheduling of your project. You may also be curious about who is responsible for buying and transporting the materials for your project.
Typically speaking, your contractor is in charge of both things. For example, DBC keeps all aspects of the project in house. By doing so we are able to stay consistent and provide a predictable client experience. However, you may have heard from a family member, friend, co-worker, or neighbor that you can save a lot of money by purchasing and transporting the construction materials yourself. You work hard for your money and simply want to ensure that you’re getting the best overall deal. We certainly respect that. However, there are a great deal of negative aspects to buying and transporting the materials on your own.
When all is said and done you will most likely find that the process is time consuming, stressful and won’t save you any money. First and foremost, contractors get a significant discount from the construction material suppliers. In most cases, we buy from wholesale outlets that are not available to the general public. Sometimes we purchase materials from big box retail hardware stores. Although you can buy the exact same products from them yourself, we receive a discount that you do not. For example, we receive contractor discounts that range anywhere from 10-20% off of the retail price.
So, when all is said and done you won’t be able to save money by purchasing the materials yourself. Even if a miracle happened and you could save money, you would still need to deal with the logistical nightmare of having the construction materials delivered to the jobsite. Although that may sound like a simple task, it’s not. Most suppliers will deliver the products. However, you need to be keenly aware of the construction schedule before scheduling any delivery. It’s critical that the materials are delivered in a particular order according to the installation date.
For example, you don’t want to have the flooring materials delivered first since installing the floors is one of the last tasks of your remodeling project. If you have the flooring materials delivered first, they will only be in the way and the boxes may be damaged during the other phases of the construction project. However, if the flooring materials are not delivered on time, it will hold up the completion of the project. It’s best to let your contractor purchase the construction materials and handle the delivery of those materials. In essence, it will save you time, money, and a lot of stress.
For more information about who buys and transports the materials for your remodeling project, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut or Massachusetts please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 17 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it.