Top tips to make it more manageable.
Housing is one of the top national policy challenges of our time, yet builders and developers are becoming stifled by red tape. In an industry calling out for new homes, red tape can be a real headache for small construction firms. In fact, we believe it's important to get the job done quicker, without cutting corners. How? Here are some tips to make red tape more bearable and manageable:
Stay up-to-date with regulation
There are several useful websites full of useful facts and information on compliance. There’s really no need to be an expert on the field, though knowing your key responsibilities and any changes in the regulations will definitely help.
Focus on what’s important
Get your construction business moving again by prioritising. It’s always a good idea to plan ahead, keeping in mind important deadlines like VAT and fees payments, or planning permissions. This way you’ll feel more in control.
Stick to your schedule
We know some works depend on external factors. If your contractor fails to come to work that day, odds are your building schedule will lag behind. But you can set aside time or specific days in the month to focus on big tasks like doing the books.
Organise your paperwork
Don’t let it pile up. Try to do a bit of paperwork every day, rather than letting it stack up until it turns into a paper mountain that could compete with the Everest.
Is it giving you a headache? Then switch
Loyalty is important but sometimes is just a way of wasting time and energy. If that company you’re working with – whether it is an insurer or a bank – is strangling you with bureaucracy, then maybe it’s time for a change. Some companies, like CRL, strive to tackle red tape bit by bit. Construction can be complicated enough without tripping over extra obstacles. Work only with companies who make your life easier!