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Your decoration/construction progress is SLOW. Want to know more how to speed up?

It’s daunting that the designer always draws so slow, and the contractors work according to their own pace. What’s more is that, when you tried to know what was going on, they murmured lingoes that you didn’t understand, thus the only thing you could do is closing your mouth.

Down in your mind, however, you’re still in doubts. Why can’t everyone just speed up and make things smooth? Why can’t they just stop using jargons and tell me what’s actually going on?

No worries, you can solve these. Go through the following three points with us, and you’ll be able to save up hours on your interior design/ construction project. Check them out!

1) Annoying factors causing delay

These are evils. Each of them involves a time-consuming process. Plan ahead and start earlier if you must do it.

a) Facade works

Walls, windows, scaffoldings – outdoor works will require an extra procedure for approvals and waterproofing works.

b) Structural changes

Constructional advice a must – it’s more than safety-ensuring calculations, but also a legal factor.

c) Waterproofing process

Kitchen, toilet, terrace, garden, spa room, pools – waterproofing works and piping works take time.

d) License works

Waiting time for the third party approval burns your time (e.g. Restaurant Licences, Cold Store Licence, Fresh Provision Shop Licence, etc).

e) Overseas products/material

Shipping time in holidays could be horrifying (summer holiday, Christmas for Europe and Chinese New Year for China in particular) –  be an early bird.

2) Always better to do full-scale construction

Contractors and workers always prefer full-scale construction, and you should, too. Many people thought a partial design is cheaper but it actually involves lots of maintenance and extra care to connect the existing part and the new one. While it depends on how the contractors work, a partial design usually slows down the process. With the full control of the constructional place, workers can prioritize tasks in the best possible steps, and finish your mission more efficiently.

The line-up works’ annoying to both constructional workers and you. For instance, different drying time is likely to cause the color difference in the paint. Long story short, you might save the cost of material, but the labor cost might be eventually higher. A balance will be needed.

If you’re in a situation that goes partially is the only option, there are a few things to plan ahead:

  1. What equipment/ furniture are to be put in high protection level.
  2. Map out a clear schedule for storage
  3. Concise working schedule and the impact on people in office/home.

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If you don’t want to mess up your place, set up a concise schedule and proper feedback system. That’s why we recommend you to use our digital tool:

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Last, but surely not least, you want to be aware of these notes, and understand what not to expect.

  1. No one – contractors/designers/you – wants to be slow. More time spent on any project means higher costs.
  2. Sometimes speed up by piling more workers is possible and it does quicken the progress, but some minimum constructional period is unavoidable for procedures that take time (e.g. the drying time of paint).
  3. Works involving craftsmanship and delicate designs always come with longer time. If you’re a perfectionist and want a 90° lying tiles, plan ahead and be ready to give more time.

NOW, you’re finally ready to have a meaningful communication with the contractors, and speed up your project! Want to leave all the annoying administrative tasks to the professionals? It’s not too late to create your project here with archiparti.

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