Go Design Solutions with mistakes to avoid when choosing your builder
Our residential drafting designers in Penshurst know that building and renovating is not something that you do very often, so it goes without saying that choosing a builder can be a tricky decision with significant consequences if you get it wrong.
Here our new home designers in Penshurst share some common mistakes you must avoid when building:
Choosing the wrong kind of builder:
If you are extending or renovating you should only be talking to builders who are experienced in extensions and renovations and if you are building a new home you should only be talking to builders who are experienced in new homes.
Not getting comprehensive quotes:
Far too many people choose a builder based on quotes that have a lot of important items missing and that are not transparent. No matter how detailed and exhaustive the drawings may appear, there will generally be a lot of things missing from the drawings that the builder needs to prepare a comprehensive quote.
Assuming that the cheapest quote is the correct price:
It is only natural to go to the quote that appears to save you money, but if that quote is significantly cheaper than the other quotes then alarm bells should sound. A grouping of similar quotes should be giving you some clues as to what the right price is to complete the project. Selecting a builder that has given a quote that is significantly less than other quotes may lead to future issues.
Not understanding the jargon in the quote:
There are a number of terms that you must understand when assessing quotes. If you don’t, you will be exposed to a higher risk of additional costs during construction and your budget blowing out. You must sit down and go over the quote with your builder, asking questions about anything you don't completely understand.
Not talking to current clients:
Don’t just ask a builder to give you details of a couple of clients who they know have been happy with their services. Go the extra step and contact current clients, as this will give you a better indication of their process.
To find out more about our building drafting services in Sydney, contact the team at Go Design today.