For those having their new homes built for the first time, finding the right house builders can be tricky and the research itself a daunting task. It pays to not just look online but to ask around.There’s a good chance that someone from your family, your friends and work colleagues or even your gym buddies have already gone down that road and are either happy with their dream homes or learned a few valuable lessons on what went wrong.
The last thing you want after going through the stress of choosing the perfect location, signing all the legal documents and securing a loan is to hire a contractor who either skips out on you or office renovation in Brisbane a house that is not up to standards.The process of hiring a contractor is much like hiring an employee for your business or a nanny for your children. You want to be sure they are the right person or company in this case who oversees the entire building process and ensure that everything goes smoothly. This requires certain background checks to be run and questions to be asked, just like a job interview is conducted.
A trap that one can fall into is hiring someone cheap or paying cash in hand. There’s always a logical reason why they are cheap and it usually speaks volumes on the quality of their work. They are likely to cut corners or are neglectful of their duties. Those offering cash in hand aren’t covered by insurance in the event that something happens and they aren’t able to complete the work. Always check that the contractor is licenced. This can be easily done online. Make sure the builder is covered by indemnity insurance and presents you with a certificate to prove it before a contract is signed.
Financially this form of insurance will cover you should the builder be unable to complete the work due to death, project abandonment or insolvency. Find out if there have been any disputes involving the home builder at Bulimba and their past or current projects. This can determine his integrity and reliability as well as the quality of their craftsmanship. Also ask if they have ever been declared bankrupt. If they have, then you’ll run the risk that they’ll have insufficient funds half way through building your home.
Another factor to take into consideration is if the builder is willing to travel to the location of the building site. Some are unwilling to travel if it is too far from their base and will hire sub-contractors to work for them. He may or may not be familiar with how they work which could pose issues along the way. It is also important to find out construction supervisor’s credentials as he will be the one on site ensuring the quality of the project is met. Finally, check the builder’s recent projects and find out if the clients were happy with their work.