Making Sure You Have Chosen the Right Home Builder

There is no greater feeling than being inspired when you are walking into a potential dream home. Builders can create a wonderful home for you and your family that will razzle and dazzle, as well as to share ongoing life experiences. For any new homeowner, they will want to have the most positive experience during the building of your home until moving in. To avoid any unnecessary stress and frustrations, it is recommended to choose a builder that will give you the confidence that they will provide you with your dream home. Below are seven tips that you can use when looking for a builder for your dream home.

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Invest in a builder that will build your home with quality materials

The building price of the home always plays a major factor when deciding on which builder to go for. However the buyer shouldn't simply focus on the price alone. Buyers need to find out the details of the quotes and to search for consistency when comparing multiple quotes. The supplier and labour costs should be consistent. You want to make sure you are investing in quality materials and building work. Should you notice any major differences in price, query it with your builder.


It goes without saying that you should go with a reputable builder. Check the builder's credentials and see the work that they have conducted in the last 12 months. Don't just take the word of the builder. Make sure to check their HIA (Home Industry Association) and MBA (Master Builders Association) and Department of Fair Trading. Do not under any circumstances contract an unlicensed builder or a builder that does not have warranty insurance.

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Communication and trust

You need to work with a builder that has strong communication skills. A strong communicator will provide transparency between your building team and you as the customer. Make sure you are kept up to date on the project milestones. Furthermore, the builder needs to communicate strongly with his team; from the plumbers to the electricians, landscapers and more. A strong communicator will provide clear directions on the tasks required for the building project and will synergise efforts for the team to accomplish the building requirements. If you feel like you are unable to communicate well with the builder, then don't hire them.

Review the builder's experience that is related to your building project

If you know what type of home you want, then it is wise to invest in a builder who has worked on the type of building project before. Find out if the builder has worked on projects that are of a similar size and style to yours.


Shop around

There are several builders that will try to wow you with the cheapest building quote. You will want to get the best value for money for your deals. Do your best to find direct comparisons where available.

Be careful of building promotions

What we mean is you need to make sure that you look at the fine print. Generally speaking, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Find out as much information from the builder that is offering the promotion about discounts and any other considerations.

Check the fine print in the contract

Ensure that you always have a signed written contract with your builder. Make sure you understand the details within the contract to avoid any potential issues that may arise with building disputes, should you be forced to make a claim or take action.

Selecting the right builder for your home is one of the most important factors during the home buying process. By following the tips above, you will be well on your way to selecting a good builder who is a good fit for you, your needs and your new home.

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