The key to a successful project is its monitoring. Before, during and after the work, it is essential to keep an eye on the progress of your project. Communication, common sense and organization are required to ensure that everything goes smoothly. With maximum presence and monitoring you will avoid unpleasant surprises, delays and budget overruns. To manage your site in the rules of the art HandymanDuDimanche offers this week some simple but effective rules.
At the beginning of the construction site.
In order to make sure of the seriousness of the contractors, it is recommended to ask them for their professional guarantee insurancewho will cover you in the event of an accident on the site. You also have the right to demand decennial guarantee insurance, to which any undertaking carrying out works is obliged to subscribe. You will be protected against defects, defects and non-compliance with certain mandatory standards.
Before starting the work it is better to have it done an initial inventory by your contractor, to prevent and dispute any damage and collateral damage caused by the site. Do not forget to agree on a precise schedule and a fixed date for the reception of your work.
During the works.
To watch over your site a single watchword, presence! Regularly visit the premises (ideally once a week) to make sure everything goes smoothly. You will be able to discuss with the workers while checking that the deadlines and the specifications are well respected. Do not hesitate to be punctilious and ask as many questions as you can.
At the end of the project.
Last but not least, the reception of the site is not an innocuous action. Handshake amicably or written document, she signs the end of the work. According to the civil code, "It is the act by which the client declares to accept the work, with or without reserve, and notes that the constructors have fulfilled their contractual commitments".
It is therefore the moment or never to note in writing the possible defects. So you will spend your home and all its equipment sieve before completing this formality. If you notice poor workmanship, write them down carefully on the report of receipt, with the time fixed to remedy it. Depending on your contract, it is possible to record 5% of the price of the works until the repair of the disorders. If the problems are too numerous, the reception can then be postponed by mutual agreement. In the event of a major dispute, contact the DGCCRF (Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control) who will support you in your efforts, or at the district court.
If the reception goes smoothly, you will have eight days after handing over the keys to get back on your word if you notice any new problems.
If your work required a building permit, you will have to deposit, within thirty days after the reception, a form of declaration of completion of work at your town hall.