When you’re looking to start a building project a plan of attack is normally the best way forward, what supplies do you need, where will you get them from, what is your budget, how much time can you allocate to the task in hand or is there a deadline that needs to be met are all questions that probably need to be asked. For most of us, getting the job done in the least time possible with quality products and all for a fair price are likely going to be on the demands list, this article will look into ways in which you achieve these goals.
All of us are up against time constraints which ever trade you are in, as a project manager juggling your own, as well as others can be a real drawback and perhaps even cost money in terms of downtime. Sourcing products from different parts of the country, cement from Melbourne, timber from Brisbane etc can become a drag and cause stress. Understanding these challenges, people who have been in the same shoes now operate what could be called ‘all in one’ building supply centers, everything you need under one roof and if they don’t have it they can probably get it for you.
Getting the best price can often seem attractive, especially if there is a potential bonus or reward on offer and with so many products now being made on the ‘cheap’ in places like South East Asia it can become a real temptation to cut some costs by ordering what look to be or labelled as quality products. There could be cost savings with even the smallest of items like screws or nails, but if the materials are cheap, you will encounter a setback, having to make a new order which will cost time and money. Often more so than you set out to spend in the first place. With building supply centres, their name is on the line so giving you a quality product that won’t let you down is usually at the top of their service list.
Everyone wants a fair price and what that usually means is receiving a good quality product at a competitive price, with so much competition in the market it really is the buyer’s choice as such you will find companies are ramping up what they offer in terms of customer service. With a fair price these days you can expect to receive a competitive price, good quality products and superb after sales support and be able to get all of your supplies under one roof meaning as little down time as possible.