General contractors typically work with two types of professionals during a standard remodeling project: subcontractors and partners. The relationships with partners and subs can be delicate. It takes years for a general contractor to learn how to manage these relationships effectively, to ensure that everyone gets what they need at the end of a construction project. Whether you're new to the industry or simply seeking some information about construction industry functions, it's important to know how these three distinct groups work together as they create beautiful buildings, additions, and remodels throughout the state of Connecticut. Litchfield Builders has been in business for over 25 years, and we've learned a lot about how to maintain balance and good communication with partners and subs. We thrive on these relationships. Here's what we've learned in our time as a general contractor.
Meeting ADA standards is an unavoidable part of maintaining a commercial structure. Still, most business owners don't know what they need to do in order to be ADA compliant, or whether their structure meets ADA requirements as is.
See how you can get the best return on investment from your next home remodel by knowing exactly what to expect and how to prepare.
It is essential to have complete proper tools to make everything convenient and avoid any construction remodeling projects. However, this is something that most newbies might have a hard time deciphering. With the numerous equipment available in the market, one might confuse which are essential from just miscellaneous.
Nothing quite prepares you for the events that lead up to a homeowners insurance claim. Whether it's a fire, a devastating storm, or a sudden flood, it can take a long time for life to feel normal and safe after something happens to your home. It's especially difficult to return to normal when you find yourself in the midst of a major home repair. Homeowners’ insurance claims are complicated, so trying to navigate a home improvement project or repair in the midst of a claim can be overwhelming.
Of all the surfaces in the kitchen, countertops are the most beautiful. They come in many patterns and colors and are made from a variety of materials. The right countertops should be beautiful but functional, timeless but stylish, cost-effective, and high-value. It's no wonder some homeowners spend days or weeks agonizing over the right countertop material for their kitchen remodel.
If you've been a general contractor for a while, you know that insurance claim clients are different from other clients. You know they face different challenges, operate on a separate timeline, and their home repair is not theirs to manage on their own. Though they may be partnering with their insurance company, homeowners who are victims of recent disasters often feel lost in the home repair process.
The power of plants, water, and being surrounded by the natural elements that make up our Earth is scientifically proven to restore our sense of balance and recharge our natural rhythm.
COVID-19 has forced many businesses to change their everyday practices to keep workers and customers safe. At Litchfield Builders, we've done our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus while maintaining construction operations in Connecticut. We continue to serve the homeowners and business owners of our state with remodeling, construction, and renovation needs.
Many people use the terms "renovation" and "remodel" interchangeably as if they were the same type of project. However, there are subtle differences between these two terms.
Who knew that there was so much that you need to know about the foundation of your home? Isn’t it just a slab of concrete and a few different screws under your home or business?