When building a new home, there are a myriad of decisions that need to be made, but none more important than selecting the right builder.
Making the right decision will mean a stress-free building experience and the home of your dreams, while making the wrong choice may have implications for you and your family for many years to come.
Time and time again, we hear stories of people who have chosen a builder based on price, which has resulted in low-quality workmanship and cutting corners, costing more in repairs in the long run. That’s why it’s far more valuable to make a savvy investment upfront that will pay off down the track
You want to engage a builder with many years of construction knowledge and expert craftsmanship; someone who can be trusted to deliver quality without compromise, on time and within budget. Although finding a builder that ticks all these boxes can be time-consuming, it’s time well-spent considering the amount of money involved.
With almost a decade of experience building bespoke, high-end homes throughout Sydney, here’s our fail-safe guide for choosing the right builder.
Conduct thorough research
Never go into a home building project blind. You should know as much as possible about the business you’re hoping to work with, including their values, experience and reputation. You don’t want to select a builder simply because they have given you a good first impression or said the right things – though these can be good signs when paired with the right experience and tried and tested processes.
Be sure to research and gather extensive knowledge of the options available to you. This information should be accessible online on the company’s website or social media pages. Take the time to explore their website, browse through their past projects and read their client testimonials.
Speak to past clients
Reaching out to past clients to discuss their experience working with a specific builder is also incredibly beneficial, as it will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of how the building processes work within the company.
If you do reach out to past clients, try gauge the level of communication the builder provided to the client, as communication is the key to a successful build.
Understand the time and cost involved in creating an architectural custom home
Of course, cost needs to play a role in selecting the right builder, but it shouldn’t dictate your entire decision.
In most cases, cheap quotes are cheap for a reason. This usually means the builder will cut corners, resulting in a home that needs to be fixed down the track. While this may save you money initially, it may cost you a fortune in years to come.
It’s also important to recognise that building your dream home doesn’t happen overnight – a quality home takes time. It’s never worth working with someone who will build your home in a shorter time frame if the result is subpar.
In Australia, a home takes between 12-18 months on average to build. Don’t be fooled by renovation TV shows that make this process appear much faster!
Building a home can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever undertake, so make sure you choose your builder wisely.
If you’re ready to build your home with team that prides themselves on delivering unrivalled creativity and craftsmanship, get in touch with Stratti Building Group today.