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HOW DO I APPROACH MY BUILDERS WHEN THERE IS A PROBLEM WHILE THEY ARE BUILDING MY NEW HOME?

One of the biggest mistakes made by people who are having a home built for them is not speaking up when they know something isn’t quite right. It’s those situations where you see something and you think ‘Mmm, should that be like that?’ Or some people just didn’t have the courage to stand up and say, ‘Hey, that doesn’t seem right’ or ‘That wasn’t what we had planned.’ They are often your commonsense things.

HOW DO I AVOID BLOWING MY BUDGET WHEN BUILDING MY NEW HOME?

If you’re on a tight budget, stick to your guns and be aware of these seductive sales techniques, so that you can avoid being sucked in to paying for things you really can’t afford or are low on your list of priorities.

HOW TO GET THE BEST FLOORPLAN – A CHECKLIST

You’ll now be aware of all of your options when it comes to choosing or designing your perfect floorplan. You’re ‘free to choose’ the option that will be best for you. You also now have the process we use to ensure we get the most competitive quotes from Builders and you know why you shouldn’t choose a Builder just because you love their floorplans. Most important of all you now know your options for getting the home you want for the budget you have.

HOW CAN I MAKE THE HOME I’M BUILDING MORE SUSTAINABLE?

Here’s ten simple ways you can employ sustainable principles in your new home that will reduce your energy consumption and save you money.

WHAT ARE THE BASIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING MY HOME?

The definition of spacious is not to have a lot of space; it’s to have ample space. Spacious doesn’t have to mean big. Any room can be spacious providing it can meet the purpose for which it was created or intended.

HOW DO I USE AN ARCHITECT TO ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGN MY HOME?

Architects may have expertise that other building design professionals do not, which makes them good choices for complex or unusual designs. You’re also likely to get a higher degree of creative input from an architect.

HOW DO I USE A BUILDING DESIGNER OR DRAFTSPERSON TO CUSTOM DESIGN MY HOME?

When working with a building designer, dratsperson or architect you’ll work with them to create a unique design or to adapt a mix of floorplans you like.

How do I use pre-designed floorplans from a project builder?

Volume builders offer hundreds of pre-designed floorplans that cater for all budgets and the cost is incorporated into your overall costs. The sales consultant who works with you on behalf of the volume building company will help you choose a floorplan and also help you plot your preferred floorplan on a block.

How to Build your best Home – A Checklist

Completing the How to Build Your Best Home checklist gives you peace of mind knowing you’ve considered things from all angles so that the choices you make mean building a new home that is truly perfect for you.

What is a builders quote comparison chart?

It’s easy for discrepancies in quotes to occur.  Using a comparison chart to compare what each builder has allowed for in each area can help you work out two things. Firstly, it shows you where the discrepancies are occuring secondly, it shows you who’s charging more for what and where.

How to give a builder a brief of what you want in your new home

Create your Builders Brief here. It’s the 5 minute solution that helps you confirm what you really need in your new home.  Simply complete and submit.  A pdf report will be sent straight to your inbox for you to give to any builder you choose.

Everything you need in your new home – Your Coming home checklist

Your Coming Home Checklist reminds you really matters to you when building your new home. Personalise your checklist here and receive it by email in PDF form, ready to print or forward to your builder.

How do I avoid regrets when I move into my new home?

When you move into a new home there might be things that you’ll wish you’d done a bit more research on or thought more about.  Let’s talk about four of the most common things people regret not looking into more.  These are things that are easily overlooked during the planning stages, but may make a big difference to the comfort and liveability of your home.

How will I know if I have everything I need in my new home?

Your Builder’s Brief is focussed on the core structure of your home, but to help you make sure that you have absolutely every base covered, you should also complete the more detailed Welcome Home Checklist.

How do I avoid confusion when comparing quotes from builders?

Builders quotes can vary so much that you are left feeling confused and scared that you are being ripped off which is why comparing quotes from builders is one of the biggest stresses of building.