Changes During Construction

During the building process, it is not uncommon to change your mind and want to add or delete from your Plans and Specifications for construction. Your builder will be able to determine the details of the requested change, as well as the pro’s and con’s of making that change. If the cost (or savings) and benefits are acceptable to you, your builder will execute a “Change Order”.

No change should be made without a detailed “Change Order” stating exactly what you want to add, delete or alter and signed by you, the Owner. Depending on the type of change, it could result in an additional time for completion of your new home, or an additional cost (or credit). The cost (or credit) and additional time delay should be provided to you at the time of executing the “Change Order”.

This method of documenting changes is simple and transparent, eliminating any “financial surprises” at closing.   


Keith Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Keith Sawlor

Keith Sawlor is the second generation Owner of Sawlor Built Homes. With more than 35 years experience building custom homes in Nova Scotia, Keith has built a team that mirrors his professional knowledge and values.

Keith is a Certified Residential Builder who is also certified with many leading industry organizations. He is a Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified Builder, a Net Zero Energy (NZE) Certified Builder, a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) R-2000 Certified Builder, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).

Keith is a Board Member of the Atlantic Home Warranty Program as well as the Canadian Home Builders' Association Nova Scotia. He is involved in many other industry programs and associations, such as the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National, Safety Services Nova Scotia and Better Business Bureau.

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