7 things you should never say to your builder

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Building your own home can be a complicated process in itself, so you’ll understandably want to sidestep anything that could potentially add confusion, ambiguity or drama to your self build or renovation project.

Therefore once you've managed to find a builder, make sure you avoid these phrases when communicating with them and you’ll be another step closer to a pain-free (and drama-free) project.

Sarah Handley

Sarah is a journalist, editor and the former Web Editor of homebuilding.co.uk. She began her career more than a decade ago, working on the editorial team of Public Sector Building magazine, before joining the wider Homebuilding & Renovating team as Social Media Editor in 2012. Since purchasing her first house in 2015, Sarah has been adding to the ever-increasing list of home improvements she needs to make; including extending over the garage, resurfacing the driveway, replacing existing flooring and revamping the kitchen. Fortunately, her time with Homebuilding means she is not short on design inspiration or top tips to tackle or project manage these tasks herself.

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