Don’t Cut Corners When Building Your House
Creating your dream home involves a huge investment of time and money. Because of this, you need to make sure you’re investing your money wisely, in a house that is properly built, and built to last.
Choosing the Cheapest Quote Can End Up Costing You More
One of the most common pitfalls of building a house is going with the cheapest quote for the job. While you may think you are being smart and saving money, this decision could end up costing you a lot more later down the track.
We recommend that you do your homework before asking builders for a quote, by getting recommendations, referrals and seeing their past projects. Don’t ever assume that the cheapest is the best choice by default – the last thing you want is a builder who has to cut corners to make a profit.
Houses that are built using cheaper materials and processes will inevitably lead to expensive renovation work later on – don’t fall into this trap.
Go with Builders You Can Trust
If you are planning on building your own home, you want reliable, trustworthy and professional home builders on the job.
Look for someone you can communicate well with – common pitfalls of building such as cost blowouts, disputes and problems with timeframes would be fewer and further between if expectations were clear and transparent at the quotation stage.
Do a bit of homework for yourself – talk through quotes with the people providing them, thoroughly check references and credentials, and find someone you believe you can genuinely work well with.
Building designers and architects often work with the same trusted contractors who they know will do justice to their designs.