Starting to think about the new build process can be a really daunting experience. It's fairly typical to have questions like 'who is the right builder for me?', 'what sort of budget do I realistically need?', 'what is the process?' and ‘where do I start?’: To help you on your way, below are five quick tips from us.
Find designs that inspire you!
It's really important that you do your research, visit displays and find homes that reflect your style and personality. You'll most likely find you like different aspects of different homes so be sure to take a note of these so you can start to piece together everything you would love within your home. You can then use this as a starting point when talking to builders to see if they can work with you to deliver exactly what you want.
Talk to builders…
Building a home is a long process and it's important you are in the right hands from start to finish. Find out as much as you can about the builder and make sure the builder you choose will work with you to deliver the home you want and is as invested in the process as you. Visit our blog on the top 5 things to ask your builder for more information on what to ask.
Make sure your builder has local area knowledge
Certain councils have specific compliance requirements which must be adhered to. These often effect aspects of your design and build that if not implemented properly to begin with can cost extra money and a lot more time. Make sure your builder has local expertise so they can provide the right advice upfront.
Find out about the inclusions
It's really important that you know what's included and what's not. Ask your builder for an inclusions list and make sure they are high quality brands you know and trust. Arrange an appointment to go into their showrooms to ensure you are clear about what comes as standard and what would be considered an upgrade.
Be clear on your budget
Your budget will determine a lot of things about the build of your home so make sure you talk honestly with your builder about this. They can help you determine the best approach to building your home, be that a new custom build or modifying an architecturally pre-designed one to suit your family.
If you would like to know more or want some advice on getting started, then contact us.