So, you’re building a new house – that’s awesome! Whether you’re a first homebuyer, in need of a rebuild or a seasoned property investor, you will be well aware that this is one of the most exciting times in your life! From initial plans to seeing them come to incredible fruition, there are few things more satisfying than knowing that the home is yours and that you had it built.
However, the veteran homeowners among us will attest to the difficulties that can arise in home building, and for this reason it is imperative to enlist the best firm in your local area.
Alongside having the best construction lawyer, it is absolutely pivotal that you choose the best builders in the business, as they will have the passion and reputation to ensure that they complete the project (hopefully) without any hurdles.
With this in mind, here are five tips for choosing the best building firm for your incredible new home:
- Do your research
When choosing your building firm, the most important thing you can do is undertake thorough research to ensure the team is the best in your region. The first place to start is, of course, through Google, research the different firms and whether they have completed a lot of builds in your area.
Once you have created a shortlist of builders who have worked extensively in your area it is time to undertake some further research to ensure that they are, in fact, a reputable firm. The very first place to do this is to look at their Google reviews, as they really are a wonder for modern business vetoeing.
Here, you will be able to read reviews from people just like you who likely underwent a similar building path. They will detail whether or not the company provided an outstanding service and whether they recommend them – this is where you can pick up and move on to the next phase of vetoeing.
- Ask prospective builders for references
Google reviews may be the bets place to start the research process, but they often don’t provide in-depth information about the company’s abilities to provide a professional service. So, what do you next? Ask for references, of course!
Any reputable builder from your local area should be able to provide you with references from happy past/current clients who were thrilled with their service and the end result. If you are able to contact them, they should be able to tell you about what, exactly, the team did really well, and you can see if this aligns with your building objectives and whether it will work for you in the construction process.
- Ask to see their portfolio
Because the last thing you want is to enlist a team only to find out later that their style doesn’t match what you want for your home! So, the next thing you must do is ask to see a gallery of their work. Their website may already have a solid collection of photos for you to have a look at, but they should also have a more in-depth portfolio detailing each specific house they have worked on in recent times.
Here, you can see if their style of building matches the design you want to go for, and this is imperative to knowing that this a team that is going to build your dream home!