Building can be an enduring process, which means you want to engage with the right builder that will meet your high quality standards. At Primebuilt Constructions, we believe that building is a team game, which means it’s essential that each member of your team is there to support and deliver on the project to the best of their ability.
Unfortunately, in the building market, it isn’t uncommon to hear stories of those who have had disheartening experiences with their builders, and this can be caused by a multitude of reasons. These reasons include – but are most certainly not limited to – building experience, professional qualifications, on-site construction management experience, craftsmanship, insurance and financial security.
Here are some simple tips that can help you engage the right builder:
Communication is key
At Primebuilt Constructions, we have fortnightly meetings to give you up-to-date feedback on your build. Communication is key with any builder. Builders can be faced with many questions throughout the day that need immediate answers. You have to have trust in their ability to make the right decisions on your behalf while you aren’t present. Our meetings are essential in the progress of any build. We discuss anything that needs to be addressed, so you aren’t left with any surprises throughout the construction period.
We also have a unique portal specifically for updates, that you can log into with your unique ID, 24/7. The portal offers access to images and written progress reports of your project anytime and anywhere and exemplifies how we want to simplify your build, for you. It is also a handy alternative for when you are out of town, or simply unable to attend a meeting.
Tip: Always ask a builder how many projects they are working on, this ensures they have a suitable team to handle the workload – the last thing you want is a builder that takes on more than they can handle.
Resist the urge to choose based on price
Everyone understands the language of the dollar sign. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for a building proposal. Ensure that you look for a professional builder that is working within the right market, specialising in a build that is suited to you. Choosing a builder based on price alone, can most certainly leave you with financial headaches down the track. Ensure that you put in the leg work to define the best options on the market – research is always the best investment in the long-run. Remember – price is what you pay. Value is what you get. Take time to understand the value a builder is providing.
If a price is too good to be true – it often is. Unprepared builders simply establish unrealistic budgets that can leave you with financial burdens later on down the track. We recommend seeking a builder who offers a collaborative service to help establish a project that is the best fit for YOU.
Often the best way to do this is by engaging a builder who offers a design and construct service. This means your builder can look after your project, from design all the way through to completion and makes for an open, transparent and collaborative build journey. Find out more about our design and construct offering at Primebuilt Constructions here.
Tip: Most professional builders will charge a fee to provide a detailed proposal. They normally contain around 30 pages of information depending on the size of the project, it is worth the spend.
Choose a builder you trust
A building project is a large financial and emotional investment, so ensure you take the time to ask all the right questions and do a thorough check on the builder and their craftsmanship, testimonials and credentials. Reviewing testimonials and speaking to previous clients can give you peace of mind from the get go. It is always wise to trust your gut instinct!
Tip: A good builder will have an organised and scheduled workflow and have a grip on their capacity to deliver. Ensure you choose a builder who has reasonable availability and has the capacity and team to deliver your project. Often a small wait is well worth it for the right outcome. Of course engaging your builder from the design stage will ensure the entire process is streamlined from concept to creation. By doing so, the construction stage is locked in prior to design completion and you can avoid any delays.
If you’re interested in getting an assessment, or would simply like to have a chat, get in touch with Chris and the team at Primebuilt Constructions today. We offer a comprehensive turn-key service from concept to creation.