Is fear stopping you from choosing a builder for your dream home? Will they produce high-quality work? Will the work be completed by the expected timeframe? Will I be able to communicate with my builder easily? Will they be precise? Are there warning signs of the company going broke that I could miss? These may be just a few fears running through your mind stopping you from choosing a builder. Within this blog, we will unpack the common fears when choosing a builder, and how to avoid them.
So, let’s dive into areas these areas a little more closely to help you navigate your uncertainty.
Firstly, when it comes to the most prominent client fear, it is no surprise that the quality of work is at the top of the list. To clarify, here are some of the main concerns when considering the quality of your new home:
- An increase in maintenance on your new home, if the workmanship is not of a high standard.
- An impact on the longevity of your home and result in these materials needing to be replaced.
- Once shortcuts have been taken there are risks of significant structural issues unfolding after the handover, causing more money for you in the future.
If you have decided to build your dream home, it is likely that you have a time frame in mind.
Potentially you have planned a special event in your new home or a baby is on the way. Whatever it may be, it is clear that not meeting your set completion date can lead to the following:
- The building process taking longer than expected due to works or delays, meaning you will not be in your new home for your special event.
- Not meeting the settlement date of a property sale, causing a further bridging loan to be required.
- If leasing costs or temporary accommodation expires, this means other temporary accommodation will be needed or an unplanned extension on the current accommodation or lease.
Open communication is an essential part of the building process. With the absence of good client to builder communication, you may find the following:
- When regular progress updates are not being provided, this causes a lack of transparency.
- Not feeling confident about the end product, which heightens levels of stress and uncertainty towards your dream custom home.
- If no cost-saving or alternate options are provided or discussed, this can lead to going over your ideal budget which may have been avoidable.
Before tackling this project, there may be some doubts about if the job is being completed with precision. Some of the worries that may cross your mind and their potential consequences are:
- Not having accurate drawings can indicate that you have not been shown the best depiction of your new home.
- When tradespeople working on your property are not qualified or experienced, this may result in their work being redone.
- Without a detailed site inspection before the commencement of works, drawings may need to be changed later in the process.
Builders Going Broke
Building your new home should be an exciting process, especially when left in the hands of a professional and experienced builder. The final fear is missing the red flags indicating you are working with a financially unstable building company:
- By not speaking to previous clients, you play the risk of missing valuable information about if the builder has shown signs of not being financially stable.
- When a quote is much cheaper than others received, this potentially can have unexpected charges later in the process.
- If you haven’t checked the builder’s experience or previous work, the company may have only completed smaller projects and is not in a position financially to complete your job.
With over 20 years of experience, the team at ATN Constructions are all about helping you make informed decisions for your dream home.
As a professional and proficient builder, Thomas Nuzzo and the team at ATN Constructions have presented their strategies to best ease the uncertainties of their clients. For more information on these strategies, download our solutions guide:
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