5 Things a homeowner should know before choosing A builder. – Quality over Quantity
“It is not the beauty of building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.” – David Allan Coe
How do I know I’m getting a quality end product? What materials and finishes will I get at the end product? What is my allocated budget? Should I choose my builder before I choose my design?
These questions, and many others, plague on the initial decision making phase on an individual who is embarking on a new home build and/or renovation. No matter how big or small your project may be, you must ask yourself a number of questions before ultimately choosing your builder. Your choice of builder could be the difference between having the home of your dreams or the home of your nightmares. This is one of the biggest investment decisions of your life. So going ahead with more knowledge is imperative.
1. Quality Vs. Quantity:-
You need first understand that a custom home is not the same as a project built home. When you are ready to build or renovate your home, it’s not something you should take lightly. A project builder may see your home as every other one. When your home is individually designed, it should be built to suit your personal needs. The last thing you should worry about are ongoing repairs after handover, especially repairs to vital structural components that may be difficult and costly to fix or upgrade later. Quality over quantity is key.
If you want to ensure you’re getting quality you need to ask your builder if you can visit homes that are currently being undertaken by the builder. This allows you to see the finish of the build. Quite often the representation of a display home is not the truest form of ‘what you see is what you get’. A lot of effort has been placed on the builder to make a display home look 1st class to potential home owners. A quality builder will have no hesitation in showing you under construction homes because they take great pride in their construction efforts and workmanship.
It’s not advised for you to enter onto a construction site on your own. You must convey with your builder that you wish to view their under-construction homes, and make sure you follow their site safety instructions. Viewing times where there is minimal light is not recommended, as you will not be able to see the product, and because ground can often be uneven.
Grand Living Homes is transparent with their current building projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to organise a walkthrough. We focus on a smaller number of homes a year, which allows us to put more time and effort into our client’s projects. We take pride in what we do, and we give our absolute best to see our clients satisfied with their home. Quality in this context is not just about the products used, but the expertise of your builder. Paying attention to detail and getting it just right is very important when building a home and that is precisely what you’ll get when Grand Living Homes handles your future building projects.