Ways of saving on building materials
When you shop from one source, quality and quantity can easily be verified. ...
While constructing a home, buying materials can be daunting.
A lot of money is always lost in sourcing bricks, sand, cement, paints, bulbs and decorative lights, bathroom fittings, water heaters and so on.
According to Anil C. Sankaran, a corporate manager with Builder's Yard located in Nakawa Industrial area, getting construction materials under one roof is the best solution to all the above problems.
Naveed Saleem, another expert adds that sourcing materials from many sources can be risky, time wasting and also leads to losses.
"It is heart-breaking to find out from the site that the materials you spent a fortune on are of poor quality," he argues.
Also, many local suppliers fleece their clients through delivering fewer consignments. For example one pays for 10,000 bricks only to receive 7,000 or less.
When you shop from one source, quality and quantity can easily be verified.
This helps you to comply with health and safety laws as well as ensuring that your home will serve its purpose for a lifetime.
"With such an arrangement, a good deal which helps you to save, comes in handy," Saleem adds.
Imagine if you save on almost everything one would need for building a house. From steel, cement, electrical fittings, wood based products, roofing sheets, panels, floor tiles, sanitary ware and more.
On the other hand, when you shop from one place, you will save on costs of middlemen.
It's so easy, just drive or walk in, identify your tastes and preferences, pay and move out. The company then delivers.
Sankaran adds that at Builder's yard they manufacture most of these materials while others like sanitary wares are imported from trusted companies like Franke.
Favorable ways to source construction materials
According to Sankaran, if you decide to use a particular supplier for all of your building material needs, it's advisable to check on quality first before anything else.
Carry out a thorough investigation to make sure that everything is up to scratch. This helps to deter occurrence of any hidden negative surprises.
Try to shop in one place for all of your supplies. This arrangement will allow you to build up a strong relationship with suppliers.
"Apart from bargaining for good deals and favours, you may receive materials on hire purchase or credit every once in a while," he opines.
Also, you can get bulk buying discounts, a reason you need to give this approach some consideration.
"You don't have to stress yourself with building materials," he opines.