Things to Discuss With Your Contractor Before Construction

Some people choose to buy a new home, while others choose to renovate and improve the one they already have. The latter may require more patience, budget and time, but the results will be worth it.

After the plans will be drawn up, the next step will be to set an appointment with your contractor to discuss all the nitty-gritty details. This meeting will help everyone involved be clear about all the parameters of the renovation project, including the timeline and what to expect. However, there are a few specific details you should be sure to discuss with your contractor before construction begins.

Things to Discuss With Your Contractor Before Construction

Before the first day of renovation, these are some of the most important details about your home and living district that you need to make your building team aware of.

1) Parking and Garbage Collection Schedules

Show them where any construction vehicles and heavy equipment will be allowed to park without disturbing any of the neighbours and causing an obstruction. Also, let them know when the garbage collection schedule is, to prevent them from having any extra vehicles [arked on the road on that particular time.

2) Keeping the Property Secure

You may not be living in your home while the repairs and renovations are being done. If this is so, you need to ensure that the premises of your home remain secured, even if you are not physically present.

3) Map Out the Construction Zone Limits

It is a good idea to let your contractor know where the exact location of the renovations is going to take place. Take a walk with your contractor around your property and show them where the tarps, temporary walls and ladders may be placed. It is important to map this out before construction begins so as not to cause any disruptions with the schedule figuring them out later.

4) Keep Your Pets Safe

If you have cats and dogs, it is important that they are not displaced during the construction. If the part of your home where they stay will be affected by the renovation project, it is a good idea to make sure that you set up a temporary shelter or home for them until the project is complete. Make sure to contain them in a safe area where they will not be able to escape or cause trouble with the building team. However, it’s worth noting that with Urban Sky Developments, major renovations are done where everything is gutted, so you and your furry friends can’t continue residing in your home while work is being done.

5) Utility Shutoff Points

Also, share with the building team leader the shutoff points for your water and power. In case of any problems, the building team may need to turn off the water and electricity. Knowing where the shutoff points are will greatly help keep the building site safe.

Urban Sky Developments ensure that safe construction will proceed and will keep the property safe during the renovation process. They make sure that the desired result will be reached while keeping the neighbours, pets and people in the home safe at all times.


Making sure that your contractor is aware of all of this important information will help everyone be on the same page when it comes to all the tasks that need to be done. Giving these bits of information right off the bat will make them less likely to call you when they need to know the answers to these questions. You will also be able to prevent potential issues and problems from happening before they do.

If you need help with townhomes, multiplexes, infill housing projects and renovations in the heart of the city, Urban Sky Developments is a local expert in home construction. We perform major renovations, gutting everything except for the front trusses and sidewalls, so your home will be as good as new. We make it a point to give every client what they deserve in modern renovation and construction design in Edmonton. Contact us today and get a quote!