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Construction documentation for building businesses

Are you a busy Builder with an expanding job list? Chances are you’re planning on scaling your business. This is an exciting time!  For more information about what construction documentation you’ll need, read on.

Scaling your construction business takes a great amount of time and effort. From growing your network and promoting your business, to updating your equipment and employing new people.  There’s a lot to consider.  

One of the most important things to spend time getting right is construction documentation.   You've started to employ more people, secure more contracts and work your way up the industry ladder.  It's now time to ensure the appropriate policies, procedures, checklists and safety practices are in place.   This will ensure consistency and offer peace-of-mind as your business grows.

Construction documentation - there's a lot to consider

Writing and developing construction documentation can be time consuming and extensive.  However, it's crucial to ensure your worksite is compliant and runs like clockwork.

 

Construciton documentation inforgraphic - what you need

Construction documentation - what you'll need

Here’s a list of common construction documentation you need to implement as you start to scale your business:

  • WHS Management Plan
  • Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)
  • COVID-19 Safety Plan
  • NCC/BCA Compliance Certificates
  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
  • Quality Management Plan
  • Inspections Test Plans (ITPs)
  • Construction Management Plan (CMP)
  • Project Management Plan (PMP)
  • Waste Management Plan
  • Pre-start Risk Assessment Checklist

And believe it or not, the list goes on! There are countless documents that every building business should at least be aware of when expanding. 

Where to find construction documentation

Builder Assist has a dedicated Builders Pack available to purchase through our website.  The pack is instantly downloadable, and includes a full set of all the documents and procedures.  This is all you’ll ever need throughout your career. 

This documentation is the most up-to-date in the industry.   Furthermore, it has been developed by industry experts so you can enjoy peace-of-mind that all the information is compliant and correct. To view and purchase the builders pack, head here

Alternatively, you can purchase your building documentation individually.  See our range of builder documentation here

Builder Assist has also categorised documents and procedures that are specific to each building trade. Take a look at the categories for Tradespeople.

How to grow your constriction business

Just starting out?  See below for our top tips on growing your construction business:

The 'A Team'

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and so is your team’s strength. Take your time to build a solid team. Don’t rush the appointments nor skip checking on references.

Strengthen your network

Networking events add value! Set aside some time to attend social outings, golf days, industry meetings, entrepreneur groups, or events in related industries. The more extensive your network, the more often your name can be shared.

Make it easy for clients to contact you

Have multiple contact options on your website.  Also, consider a virtual assistant if you can’t afford a full-time employee! Some more contact options include contact forms, live chat functions, and email addresses on every page of your website. A good rule of thumb is if you can’t answer calls within 24 hours, you have lost the client. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

References!

Just like your potential staff need references, so do you! Published proof of satisfied customers is priceless and word of mouth is the best form of marketing. If you can, ask clients to complete Google Reviews and publish some review excerpts on your web pages. A project gallery is also an influential display of what you are capable of!

Processes and automation

As your business grows, so will your administrative requirements and risk profile. Aim to automate as many ‘back-end’ business processes you can. There is industry-specific software available that will make productivity management streamlined and effective.

Builders Pack download construction documentation