Just as it takes a lot of work to design, renovate or build a home, just as much work must go into the detailed documents outlining the clients expectations and how they wish to have their dream home finished. Amazing homes are built by professionals who are obsessed with every little detail and are excellent communicators of these details through the documentation of every part of the job. This is where a Scope of Work is paramount.
A detailed Scope of Work is one of the most crucial documents when finding a builder. The detail in these documents, along with your plans and consultant reports, minimise assumptions to all tendering builders. A well written Scope of Work defines all parts of the project and any unique requirements for that particular build. The preparation of this documentation outlines all expectations, and should be prepared by a qualified project manager. This way overruns are minimised, teams are kept working efficiently, saving time and money, which keeps all parties involved happy!
Overview of Project – a detailed description of the project goals including all work that is going to be completed. This will include how certain areas are to be finished and expectation to demolition, carpentry and colours to name a few.
Management Team – the preliminaries in the document specify who is responsible for what especially relating to DA conditions, whether it be the builder or the client.
Costs –your provisional allowance and prime cost schedule. This quantifies assumed allowances per items and approximate value to all finishing items and areas to be further detailed.
Exclusions– these will be outlined and will almost always include the Construction Certificate and the Final Occupation Certificate. Other common exclusions are rock excavations, architectural plans or consultations, pay TV equipment supply & connection, to name a few.
Through a detailed Scope of Works you are guaranteed “apples for apples” building quotes with licenced, quality checked builders.