Posted April 13, 2022 in Blog

Questions to consider before selecting a Builder

Questions to consider before selecting a Builder

Building a new home is definitely an exciting chapter of your life. So prior to engaging a Builder for your new home, there are a lot of good questions to consider such as; What is the experience of the Builder? Do they specialise in particular designs or builds? Can I bring my own plans? What are their inclusions?

These questions are important to ask as they will help you determine whether or not this Builder is the right fit for your needs. You should also do some research on Builders in your area to understand what their fees are and what services they offer. Answering these questions will help you narrow down your options and find the best suited Builder for your new home.

What’s the budget?

How much money are you willing to spend? This is a question that you need to ask yourself before starting your search for a Builder. It’s essential to be realistic about what you can afford when hiring a Builder. If you don’t have a clear budget in mind, you might be tempted to spend more than you should—or worse, you might hire a Builder well out of your price range.

To get the best Builder for your budget, take some time to figure out what you can afford. Consider how much money you have saved up and how much you’re willing to spend. Be realistic about the work that needs to be done and the materials required. Initial conversations with a Builder such as in a display home village will give you a good idea on how far your budget will go.

What is the timeline?

What is your timeline? Another vital question is how quickly or how much time you have to build your new home. In these market conditions, it’s important to ask your Builder how long on average their current builds are taking. This will give you a good idea of what the build timeline will be for your new home.

Make a list of what you want

Making a list of needs and wants is a great way to start the home building process; This will help you communicate your vision to potential Builders, making the process much easier. Not to mention, it will also help keep costs in check as you move forward. Things to consider are; extra large alfresco with stacking doors, stand-out premium stone in the kitchen, large kids bedrooms with Walk in Robes, extra space in the garage for a gym, or a separate home theatre for you to enjoy.

Additional Read – How to Design the Perfect Alfresco Space for Your New Home

Can I bring my own plans?

Often, people choose to have their home plans prepared by a Drafter or Architect prior to engaging a Builder. But a risk in doing this is that not every Builder accepts your own plans. At King Homes, we are happy to work with existing plans which meet our requirements. If you have your own plans, be sure to get a Builder’s opinion on whether the plans have been designed to make the most of your build budget rather than just being aesthetically pleasing.

What inclusions are being offered?

It can be hard to compare Builders when the inclusions differ. At King Homes, we are proud to offer a generous range of standard inclusions which are superior to our competitors. Items such as 20mm stone benchtops, Smeg appliances, floor coverings throughout and a driveway are all included in our fixed price tenders.

Additional Read – What to expect hiring a custom home builder for your custom home