Building a new home is an exciting time in your life. It’s a lot of fun choosing colour schemes, kitchen layouts, and landscaping options as you dream about all the joy your new home will bring you over the years. Until that happens, though, you will need to spend some time choosing the right new home builders, Sydney service. Get this first step wrong and it can create a lot of messy and expensive problems later.
Here are five reasons why you should take your time in choosing the right builder.
1. Builder goes missing or broke partway through the job
A common nightmare new home builders face is a builder who suddenly doesn’t show up for work, and the house is only halfway finished. Usually, this sort of behaviour is because of finances and the building company has gone broke. In most cases, your efforts to recoup the money will be like getting blood out of a stone. You can avoid this problem by choosing a builder who has been around for a while and has a good reputation with previous clients and suppliers.
2. Builder goes over budget
Going with the cheapest quote won’t always turn out to be the best way to save money. Unscrupulous builders will lure you in with a lower quote than the competition. However, once the project is underway, they will have all sorts of excuses about why you need to pay more money to complete the job.
3. Issues after the building is complete
Issues once the house is complete can be difficult to get fixed. Leaky roofs, doors that won’t lock or shut properly, cracks in the ceiling, and appliances that won’t run are all issues many new home builders have had to deal with because they didn’t do enough homework on their builder. All these faults should be covered by a fairly lengthy warranty.
4. Not enough detail in the quote
Quotes should include everything you have planned for your new home. If the quote lacks sufficient detail it can boil down to your word against the builder should you expect something they didn’t deliver. Even the most detailed drawing won’t have everything that can be covered in the quote, so it’s up to you to make sure they are included. A thorough discussion with an experienced builder who communicates well with non-builders is the best way to ensure you are provided with a watertight quote.
5. Your new home is full of faults and the builder is unlicensed
Australian homes need to be built to a high standard. If they don’t pass muster, you won’t get insurance, and the bank won’t give you the keys. Unlicensed builders are out there, and they usually have the cheapest quotes.
Fortunately, checking a new home builder’s Sydney licence is as easy as heading over to Service NSW and entering the business name or licence number.
While it’s easy to get into business with a builder who can’t deliver on their promises, finding a reliable builder is also straightforward when you do your due diligence. Follow up on references, check the builder’s relationship with suppliers, and ensure they hold a current new home builder’s Sydney licence.
Not sure where to start?
At 2N2 Constructions, we pride ourselves on giving you honest guidance on how to build your dream home and get everything you want within a budget you can afford. Why not contact us for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.