A beautiful home is created through a dedicated team of designers and builders, who have the skills, expertise and experience to make your wildest dreams come to life. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right builder for your project.
This can especially be difficult when there are so many building companies out there to choose from. But don’t fret – in this blog, we’re guiding you through exactly what to look for in a quality builder.
An impressive track record
A home is a huge financial and emotional investment, one that hinges on the team you choose to build your home. This is why it’s imperative to look for extensive experience in a builder. You want assurance that they can pull off your proposed home, and that they have experience in building the type of home you want.
A high-quality builder with a proven track record will have all this information available online. On their website, you should be able to peruse completed projects and explore client testimonials. Through social media, you can gain an understanding of what projects are in progress and get a sense of their values and guarantees, as well as their engagement with past and prospective clients. We also recommend reaching out to past clients directly, to learn more about their experience and hear feedback on their completed home.
When we start working on a dream project, it’s easy to get carried away. A quality builder will be upfront and honest from the get-go, letting you know exactly what is feasible for your budget and time frame. While cost is a big factor when choosing a builder, sometimes a building offering a cheaper price may cut corners on quality or hide additional costs through vague quotes. It’s important to prioritise quality so you can achieve an exceptional home that lasts a lifetime, as opposed to a home where the quality is lacklustre and may call for renovations in a few years’ time.
A quality builder will provide you with a comprehensive quote upfront that will break down all the costs associated with your build. This quote will often come with a fee as it requires a lot of time and effort to get these prices right. Be wary of a builder who will simply offer a quick, two page quote based on square metres.
Does your prospective builder reply quickly to emails and queries? Are they on hand to chat through any issues or concerns? Are they on time for consultations and on-site meetings? These are the things to question when looking for a reliable builder who will deliver your project on time. These kinds of builders will make sure you’re across every development in the process and will provide frequent updates during your build.
A quality builder should also have a number of guarantees in their contract that ensures maintenance and other issues are attended to after handover.