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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BUILDER – A CHECKLIST

It’s easy to avoid being misled by clever marketing ploys and manipulative sales tactics when you know the facts about the process of planning to build a new home.

SHOULD I BUY A HOUSE AND LAND PACKAGE?

Once you do your homework on house and land packages you’ll come to learn that there’s lots of extra costs the advertised packages don’t include. We feel it’s always better to save yourself the heartache by getting the facts upfront.

DO I NEED TO LIKE THE BUILDER I CHOOSE TO BUILD MY NEW HOME?

When it comes to choosing a builder you need one thing to happen before anything else does. They need to make you smile. Why is this so important above all else? Because genuine people make us smile and genuine people are the ones we can trust.

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.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BUDGET BUILDER AND A HIGH-END BUILDER?

The quality of your new home is determined by your budget more than your builder. Every home with a building permit must be built to a standard that ensures its structural stability. Yours will have to be built according to a strict set of standards, codes, guidelines and regulations, regardless of the quality of the materials, fixtures and fittings.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CUSTOM BUILDER AND A PROJECT BUILDER?

Custom home builders, Volume Home Builders, Project Home Builders – Do you know the difference? If you’re building a new home you should.

How do I choose a builder to build my new home?

You don’t need to know how to actually build a new home but you do need to know who to ‘plan’ to build a new home. We exist to give you all of your options so you can get it right the first time.

HOW DO I CHECK IF MY BUILDER IS REGISTERED AND QUALIFIED TO BUILD MY NEW HOME?

Use a Licensed Builder The first thing you need to know when engaging a builder is whether they are licensed. Only licensed builders can be in charge of significant building projects. While the laws do vary somewhat from state to state, a licensed builder has to provide a warrantee for their work. For more information … Read More

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.

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 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.

How do I allocate my budget when building?

You can only build what you can afford. But, where the magic of building comes into play is how it lets you spend your budget on the areas of your home that will bring you the most happiness. You can make decisions using a give and take system that will, upon completion, paint the picture of what your personal best lifestyle looks like with the budget you have, be it big or small.

How to build the very best home for the money you have

Regardless of whether your budget is big or small building lets you direct your spending on the areas of your home that will bring you the most happiness. Learn how you can squeeze the most value out of your home building budget.