How to Find the Right Builder in Sydney
A house is a great investment especially if you choose to renovate it. However, it will only be as valuable as the quality of work. And this means finding the right builder to work with.
We have compiled a list of things you should consider when finding a Sydney home builder for your next build or renovation.
Builders License Checks
Make sure your builder carries a license as registered with NSW Fair Trading. You can ask for a copy of this or jump on the NSW Fair Trading website yourself and verify this. You will need the builder’s name and license number in order to do this check.
References are Crucial
Always ask for references before hiring a builder. Most homeowners feel too scared to ask, but it is far riskier not to do this. When hiring a builder, you are putting your money and life in their hands.
Ask them for a reference list including samples and proof of previous work. What their previous clients say will let you figure out whether they are right for you.
And talk to their clients. Ask if the work was delivered on time, within budget and to quality expectations. It may also be good to check if the builder and his team were pleasant to have in their home.
Check On The Builder’s Experience
Although the length of business is not always the best way to assess a builder, it is a decent place to start. Try to scout for builders who have been in the business for quite some time. And remember each builder is also different in skills and types of jobs they specialise in, so you will need to check that this builder is right for your specific project.
Questions to Ask Your Builder
– What is the estimated timeline?
– What renovations/types of homes do you specialise in?
– Do you grant change requests?
– What are your payment terms?
– How long have you been doing this?
– Will you detail the contract inclusions and exclusions?
– Will there be added costs and how will you notify me of these?
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