How to Pay a Builder: 7 Tips to Make the Process Simple

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If you've never taken on a build project before, you may not know how to pay a builder. Even if you have, any process that involves money has the potential to become contentious, so making sure you know the best practice for paying builders is important for your peace of mind. 

The key to a harmonious relationship with your team is to find a builder who communicates well and is professional in their approach to the project's finances. Paying promptly when required and understanding that certain issues can arise during a build is part of your role, but it's also important to understand your rights and when payments shouldn't be made. 

David Snell

David is one of the UK's leading self build and plotfinding experts, and a serial self builder who has been building homes for 50 years. The author of Building Your Own Home, David spent decades as a speaker and expert at self build exhibitions such as the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. He has recently finished his fourteenth self build project.