Anyone who has ever built a home will tell you that it NEVER goes 100% smoothly. Let me repeat that – NEVER. There are a lot of moving parts that go into building a house, and that is without adding any outside factors such as the weather. There are so many different trades and suppliers that need to be coordinated.

Every business makes mistakes, and with maybe 50 different companies being involved with the construction of your home, you can bet that something is going to go wrong. It may not be even that someone has made a mistake, it may be that someone has identified an area of improvement in the home as the construction is happening live.

The most important thing to remember is that the best thing you can do is to be flexible and dynamic.


Real life example: I am currently building a home through our company.

We have a beautiful front entry way incorporated into our design with a raised entry and timber feature. We discovered while the roof was going on that we had some unnecessary guttering which took away from the aesthetic of the entry way and promptly adjusted the roofing and guttering to improve the aesthetic while also actually improving the water flow.

This has had a flow on effect to the carpenters, electricians and bricklayers and they have done a fantastic job to come up with a great outcome for the front entry but the main lesson here is to make sure that you are willing to be flexible and nimble in order to achieve a good outcome.