If you wish to personally handle the various phases of the project, customised construction provides you with a wide range of possible interventions.
Your architect designs a pre-project taking into account your tastes as well as your financial capacity.
He also prepares a detailed description giving precise specifications on interior and exterior finishes, installations and materials to be used.
Once the final project is agreed, the architect gives you a detailed plan and plans the various construction phases.
It is your responsibility to launch calls for tender for the different categories of tradesmen, to assess their proposals and to choose the companies to undertake your project.
Your architect can help you find the most competitive and the most competent construction company, with references that can be verified.
In order to relieve you of the responsibility and the conduct of the works, you can choose the option “turnkey house”.
The construction company coordinates and supervises the works, and guarantees that deadlines and the quality of services are met.
Along with the builder, you sign a purchase contract or a construction contract along with a specifications document describing the works to be undertaken.
If the cost of your house is to be paid in instalments, you have the right to request a bank’s financial guarantee from your builder.
Through this guarantee, the bank undertakes to pay the sums necessary for the full completion of the construction, should the seller not fulfil his completion obligation.
On the day of handover of the keys, you sign with the builder a report of delivery of the house, which records the end of works and their compliance with the description.
A ten-year guarantee covering the entire works against latent defects over a period of 10 years is given to you by the builder. It starts on the date of delivery of the house and must be mentioned in writing in the report of delivery.