For those in the market for a new home, finding a good builder is probably one of the most important and contentious issues they will face. It can be very frustrating at the beginning of this process, especially if you don’t really have any guidelines to follow. The best thing you can do in these circumstances is to ask around as a good builder is hard to find and one who is not up to scratch will, unfortunately, be more well-known than the good one! Look for a builder who has been in the business for some time who has a good reputation and who will deal with you in a professional manner and be there to meet your needs. You need to be dealing with someone who can communicate with you and who listens to exactly what you want.
What you don’t need, when building a new home, is any unforeseen circumstances or hidden surprises. Be sure that your builder is on hand to help you obtain your building consent to start with and then to ensure that you build to the correct specifications. These are the absolute basic requirements for a ‘happy’ build, so if you can trust your builder from the outset, there should be no problems. Every person is unique and no two homes are the same, so your builder is the one who needs to be listening to you, your ideas and your needs.