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Last updated on December 23rd, 2021 at 05:08 am
Investing in the construction of your new home is one of the largest purchases you and your family will ever make, so it’s essential that you choose the right building partner.
A high-quality builder will mean a seamless and stress-free process, delivering an exceptional home on time and in budget. Lower-quality builders are liable to cut corners, running over budget and timelines and causing lots of unnecessary stress.
To avoid all of this, here’s what to look for when searching for a high-quality builder.
Your home will never get built the way you want it without clear communication, so it’s essential your chosen builder is always responsive, easily accessible and honest. A great builder will never beat around the bush, instead giving you realistic and straightforward details, especially around budgeting and timelines. Luckily, their communication styles should be clear from the initial conversations, well before you sign a contract or commit to working together.
One area in which clear communication is essential is in understanding the builder’s processes and procedures. They should be able to explain every step they take in building your new home and answer any questions you may have, giving you peace of mind that every element will be covered.
It’s not just about finding the right builder for your home – your builder should also take the time to establish that your project is right for them!
They should try and gather as much information as possible in the early stages, developing a thorough understanding of your vision and your site, so that there are no surprises down the line. These initial discussions will also ensure that the services and processes they offer are actually in line with what you’re really after.
No two building projects are the same, so any high-quality builder needs to be accommodating and flexible to your needs. They should be open to adapting designs and their processes to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the entire journey.
Their commitment to flexibility will also prove helpful during the actual building process – if you need to adapt something along the way, they should be able to do this without too much delay or trouble.
A great builder should have a proven track record of successful collaboration with their team of subcontractors, architects, designers and suppliers – after all, they’ll all need to work together in order to bring your new home to life.
They should also be open to collaborating with you, taking the time to understand your requirements and offering advice when required. They should be able to translate your vision to an outstanding forever home that you’ll enjoy for years to come, using their expertise and long-standing relationships to get the job done in a timely manner.
Industry bodies such as the HIA (Housing Institute of Australia) and MBA (Master Builders Association) help protect the integrity of the building industry. They do this by ensuring members adhere to their guidelines and code of ethics as well as the building standards of Australia. Failure to comply could lead to loss of membership and all the benefits that are associated it.
Most of the larger bodies will often reward members with annual rewards nights where completed projects in different categories are judged by a panel of experts and rewarded for their efforts with recognition from the industry. Check if your builder is affiliated with either of these industry bodies, and if they have received any awards for their work. If they have, you can be confident that you’re choosing a high-quality builder with ethics and integrity.
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