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8 Essential Questions To Ask Your Builder

10 questions you should ask when engaging in a building designer

Embarking on a homebuilding journey can be overwhelming at times and for some, an unfamiliar territory. Research is key in a successful and smooth homebuilding process, and there are several key factors to take into consideration when you choose a builder. We have collated the most important questions for you to ask your builder when you embark on the journey of building your dream home.

1. Are you a licensed builder?

This should be the first and most important question you should be asking. Building a home is a costly and timely project that should be done correctly first time around. Choosing a licensed and professional builder may be a bit more expensive than someone who is unlicensed, but the risk of choosing an unlicensed builder will cost you significantly more in the long run. Ensure that the person you choose is trustworthy.

2. Are you financially stable?

Purchasing a new home is a sizeable investment, which means that a lot of trust is placed on your builder. The worst possible outcome during your home building process would be if the builder went into bankruptcy. Don’t let all your hard-earned money go to waste, just because your builder in financially unstable.

3. How will you ensure the quality of my home?

Your newly built home should be a place of comfort and happiness, not one filled with anxiety and stress. Choose a builder that ensures that the quality of your home is top notch and sets a high standard for the homes that they build.

4. How will I be kept informed throughout the building process?

You should expect progress updates from your builder at every stage of the home building process. Choose a company that keeps you in the loop about all the details. Your builder should have your best interest at heart.

5. Do you have a payment plan in place?

Building a home is a sizeable investment and having an organised payment plan alleviates some of the stress that comes with such a big financial commitment. Your builder of choice should set up various strategies for you to be able to commit to purchasing a home.

6. What kind of warranty do you provide?

A good sign to look our for in a home builder is the warranty period that they are willing to offer you. If it’s a long period, you can be certain that they are sure of the quality of their construction and can guarantee you that it will hold up to your standards.

7. Will I have any say in how my home will be designed?

Designing your dream home should be the fun and exciting part of it. You are able to put your personal touch on every single detail of your home and make it your own. Your builder should always cater to this and let you participate as much as you want in the designing process.

8. Can you show recent examples of your work?

The final question you should ask your builder is to ask to see past homes that they’ve built. It will give you an indication of what the builder is capable of, the quality of their work, the design opportunities that you have and many other things. This can quite often be a determining factor for a lot of people when choosing a builder.

Thanks to Hudson Homes for supplying this article. Hudson Homes will be exhibiting at the Sydney HIA Home Show this March. Head down to ICC Sydney from 13th to 15th March to take advantage of their exclusive Home Show specials!