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Renovating while running your business can be a nightmare

The traditional method of renovating using an architect, quantity surveyor, engineer, project manager and builders can be overwhelming, and is usually a drawn out procedure costing loss of trade, profit and distracting you from actually running your business.

When adding up the true cost of an upgrade project, few owners or managers include the downtime for management and staff and what negative result it has on your business by being distracted from what you do best, run your business. There are also the time delays in having to co-ordinate all the above consultants who all work independently, let alone errors and oversights, which will all be at your cost. Due to these delays I have seen crucial deadlines not kept, costing further income and profit to your business.

There is a growing trend towards Design and Construction specialists to deliver a renovation where the business continues to operate during the project as you only have to deal with one company and you have a much better chance of getting the project completed on time and on budget.

Dr Donald Charrett, a barrister practising in building and engineering, wrote in the Australian Construction Law Newsletter about the trend towards design & construct (or ‘turnkey’) project delivery in Australia.

He points out that the advantage, from the principal’s perspective, is that there’s a single contract that delivers the entire project. The contractor carries the risk, not the principal.

The traditional method of project delivery separates design and construction contracts – and the principal carries the risk.

Unfortunately all design and construction companies are not alike as some are merely builders who subcontract the design which does not provide you with the combined experience to provide a truly successful outcome.

Hot Concepts is different, we have the business consultants, designers, architects, project managers, builders and fitout tradesmen on staff plus we work with a loyal team of sub-contractors who not only understand our passion to deliver you the best result, they consistently provide the best pricing and service.

We take care of the project from start to finish ensuring you save time and money without distracting you from running your business.

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