Welcome to Peachtree Builders
Building contractors offering exceptional quality and service for remodeling, repairing, renovations and restoration in your home or business. Serving Hanover, NH and the NH/VT Upper Valley towns.
The purpose of this website is to give you good information on remodeling and or renovating a space in your home or business.
Although most of the information relates to existing structures, it also applies to new construction, as the principles are sound for any project so that it can stay on budget and result in matching or exceeding your expectations. These tips and truths about how to go about a construction project are here to give you an idea of how to evaluate if the contractor you are thinking of using for the project matches your needs, and is capable of performing without exceeding the cost of the work agreed upon up front.
In multiple surveys, the main concern of finding a contractor is cost overruns. If the accepted bid is relied upon as the maximum of the budget and overruns exceed the budget by a large amount, some homeowners find themselves in deep financial trouble. There is a way to avoid this kind of situation.
Most cost overruns come from these causes.
- Unanticipated and Hidden structural issues.
Rot, insect damage, and poor original construction that will not pass current code are all major budget busters. The contractor should have anticipated that these issues might be a problem. So, as it is not anyone's fault, the potential for additional expense should have been also pointed out prior to the start of the project. These are the worst surprises - where no one could see it coming. So, leave extra room in your budget for this, and - if all goes well - the money can be used later for better-quality lighting and trim.
- "I changed my mind."
If you don't like the paint color in a room, it is not a big deal. If you don't like how the space works after adding a new wall, it is a big deal. If you are not using an architect to design the space, you need someone who will walk through the renovation and help you visualize the new space.
- The Devil is in the Details!
Before accepting a bid, compare the quality of the materials to be used. Many contractors use the material list as a way to pad the bid, and get their profit.
Peachtree Builders are here to help! As you peruse our website, we trust that you will get an understanding of our approach to your project and feel confident in our abilities.
|We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you. Read more about it here.|