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10 Questions to Ask Your Builder

March 30th, 2015 10 things to ask your builder

The construction of your home is an important task. You are financially and emotionally invested in it, so you certainly want a builder who will respect and collaborate with you every step of the way.

Here are 10 questions you should ask a builder before hiring them.

How long will the project take?

The answer to this will depend on the size and scope of your house, but the builder should be able to confidently give you an approximate timeframe. An experienced builder will also take into account potential delays, such as material shortages or bad weather, when giving you an estimated schedule and completion date.

When are you available to start?

Depending on their current circumstances and projects, your preferred builder may not be able to begin immediately. However, the ideal candidate is usually worth the wait – just ask them this question so you know exactly when things will get underway.

How will you manage the quality control of our home throughout the project?

Your builder should have a process in place to ensure the quality of your project. For example, the Aaron Building team regularly meets with clients to discuss the work done so far, plus, our tradespeople regularly consult with us to keep us updated with their progress.

Are you licenced?

Your builder should have no problem answering this with a “yes” and showing you their credentials.

What qualifications do you have?

You’ll want to ensure your selected builder has the relevant qualifications to successfully complete your project. You can often determine this without asking them in person by checking their website; most builders have their qualifications listed online.

What needs to happen before the project gets underway?

Your builder should be able to outline every step required before building can begin. This usually includes confirming the design, agreeing on the price, confirming funds with your lender, paying the deposit, confirming all selections, and getting building approval.

Can you help me with choosing a floor plan?

An experienced builder should be able to design your home to suit the site, assist you with choosing a floor plan, and suggest inclusions. If your prospective builder seems genuinely interested in developing a strong working relationship with you and actively offers ideas and guidance, this is a great sign.

Do you have experience with this kind of work?

When it comes to your family’s home, you want to make sure the builder you’ve chosen has specialised experience in your particular project type, whether it’s building a new home, renovating, or adding an extension.

Can I obtain some references or testimonials?

A credible builder will have no hesitation in connecting you with previous clients who can verify their past successes. Many builders also post testimonials on their website.

Can you vouch for the work of your subcontractors?

Professional building companies like Aaron Building always ensure that their subcontractors meet stringent safety and trade compliance standards, as well as being licenced and insured.

With all of these questions answered, you’ll be able to proceed with peace of mind, knowing that your family’s home is in capable and caring hands.

If you’d like to discuss your building requirements, please contact Craig from Aaron Building today via the form on our website. Visit www.AaronBuilding.com.au

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