When you want to House and land packages Christchurch selecting the right builder for the job should be your top priority. We have heard many horror stories from some customers, of how some builders failed to finish a project after receiving payment, or how the end product came short of what the customer wanted. Others have come to us saying the builder they had chosen decided to hike their costs in the middle of the project! However, just because there are some builders who aren’t professional doesn’t mean that there aren’t any good ones. What exactly do you want? Before you even start looking for a house builders Christchurch you need to sit down and define your needs. Ask yourself what type of home you want. Define your style and calculate what you can afford by coming up with a price range. Also, ask yourself whether you want a home built with antiques or products that are new in the market. Different builders specialize in different types of homes, so be specific before going on a hunt. Ask for references When searching for a good builder, the best bet is always the references. Ask your family, friends or colleagues about who built their homes and whether they love the end product. Some other questions to ask include: • Did they deliver on time? • Did they deliver on their promise? • Did the house quality meet the expectations you had set? • Would you use their services or buy a home from them again? • Would you refer family and friends to them? • Would you term them professional? A good builder will always have a good reputation and will get a referral. |
Come up with a list and conduct your research After getting the references, come up with a list of those you deem fit to give you the best service. Once this is done, go a step further and do some bit of research. Since most companies are online, check their websites, their social media pages and Google to have a feel of their work. Some of the things you should aim to find out include: • How long have they been operating • The number of homes/buildings they have built • Their reputation (This you can get mostly from the comments section on social media e.g. FaceBook).
Interview the builders After narrowing the list down to specific builders, visit and interview them accordingly. Don’t hesitate to ask them questions. Remember to take notes as you interview them. Why is this needful? It will help you compare the different builders you have interacted with, making it easier to choose.
Inspect the houses they have built This is very important as it will give you a firsthand impression of their work. Talk to the home owners and ask them whether they’re happy. If a builder has a showroom, use this chance to look and have a feel of the home to see if it suits your preference. This visit also gives you a great chance to look at the quality of construction and find out if the products used are of high quality. If by luck you find a construction still going on, inspect the employees hired by the builder. This will even give you a chance to converse with them. Find out their level of professionalism; see if they’re keen to your questions.
Get the quotations Quotations are important because they will not only give you an idea of what you’ll be charged, but will also help you decide which builder to go with and what is covered and what isn’t. Some builders cover material supplies and site maintenance while others don’t. Also, don’t go for a specific builder just because they’re cheap. Cheap can sometimes be expensive. Go for one whose work speaks quality.
Is the builder insured? Insurance is very important. This is because it will protect the builders against property damage. It will also protect you and the public in the event of an accident or injury. Check the expiry date of their insurance to ensure they’re covered during the entire construction process.
Get the contract ready! Finally, if you find the builder of your choice, you can now come up with a clear contract detailing what the job entails, your expectations, and the timelines and end result. A contract is a binding statement and will ensure you get value for your money. The contract should state the dates the work is set to begin and end to avoid missing deadlines. It should also specify the cost of materials, the payment plans, the hours per day, security, safety, the cost of the work and materials among other things. Build7 is a trusted builders Christchurch that will give you the entire package. Working with us will ensure that you get the best, without any drama or heart ache. We live to our expectation of being the best in this business. Why not have a chat with us? Talk to some of our clients, we assure you, we will give you value for your money and will ensure your dream comes to reality.
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