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Points to Consider before Choosing a Builder for Your New Home

PUBLISHED: Sep 28, 2015

The steps involved in building a house include drawing plans for the structure and systems. Proper planning is necessary for the successful completion of any project like this.

All construction begins with the planning and designing of the structure and the financing to pay for the construction and this continues until the building is ready to be turned over to the owners.

Normally these types of plans are designed by architects and managed and supervised by a construction company like Indigo Homes. It can be a real job to find appropriate engineers and architects for your building project but at Indigo Homes these experts are available in house.

However, before you make a final decision, you should complete your own research to determine who will be best to fit the needs of your home. 

To make an informed decision and to tell your new home builder what you want, it is important to know the important steps involved in the building process.

Hopefully, the following points and questions will help to make your search for a quality new home builder easy and painless.

Verify the builder:

You should ask the new home builder how many years of experience he has and about the work he has done through the years. It is imperative that you check his license for your own security.

Also, you should ask for references from previous clients and try to talk to some of them before making a final decision. If you can, you should also visit the homes of some of these clients to review workmanship.

Facilities and warranty:

Look at two to three new home builders in the same category and do a comparison to see which one offers the best value for your money. Check out the extra benefits that each new builder offers.

Some of the major aspects that you want to look for would be any energy-saving features, the drainage system and the water supply arrangement. Any features and systems that are a part of the building plan should be noted beforehand.

The warranty should also be a sticking point and you should ask about this before you start planning your project. Find out if you can only use their plans or if any customisation is allowed.

Due diligence:

You should ask before signing about the final pricing schedule and who will be supervising the project, as this is very important. You want to know who would be the person to contact if any issues arise.

It is also important to know how inspections will be conducted during the construction and final stages as you might need to know this in the event you need to make any changes.

You also want to know in advance how often you will be allowed access to the construction site to check the progress of the project.

Finally the time frame for the completion of construction is the most important question you want to ask and have answered.

All of the above should be enough to help you find a good new home builder for your needs and requirements. However, if you have any other questions spinning around in your head you should feel free to ask them as well.

Here at Indigo Homes, we have a range of over 60 house designs that cater to all sizes and shapes of families, lifestyles, land, environments and budgets. Contact us today at 07 3370 6000 or check out our website.

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