Make sure you set critical dates!
Through out the building process there will be certain parts of the project that will not be ready or available the next day! These items need to be planned. Your builder will take care of most the planning side of this, by arranging the tradesmen to be on site when needed - however, you must always make sure from your builder when he needs you to either supply certain materials, such as kitchens and bathrrooms, or make a decision on the type of doors you want.
It may seem like you have 'ages' but when the job starts, its easy to forget to allow say 6 weeks for the kitchen to be ordered and delivered, or a month for the doors or windows to be made to weather proof the extension - these can then have knock on delays by stopping other trades from commencing the work.
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