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How to choose your builder

Posted 9 April 2019

Deciding which builder to use to renovate your home can be an overwhelming choice.

With an array of builders in WA to choose from, we’ve come up with some tips to help you make the best choice for your project. Listen, listen, and listen. A design consultant who takes the time to listen to your wants and needs is important.

They should be taking into account just what it is that you are seeking from your renovation project. Listening is key. They should take note of aspects, such as, ‘How do you live as a family?’ to ‘How do you like to entertain?’

They should make an effort to understand your goals and your lifestyle. A good design consultant should be an expert in providing a design which will work for you long term.

You don’t want to outgrow your extension in the years to come. Transparency is another crucial element when selecting your builder. It is important to look at the bottom line and understand what is and is not included in the final price.

It pays to ask questions, so don’t be afraid to do so. Take time to do your research when choosing a builder.

Explore websites and take note of ‘before and after’ projects. Do they have a social media page? Take note of customer feedback on their social networking sites, such as Facebook.

Seek out referrals from work colleagues, friends and family. Visit display homes. Touch, feel and look at the fittings and finishes offered.

And if you can, go and visit client’s homes that are being used as ‘real life’ display homes. This is a great way to really understand and see the quality of workmanship and expertise of the builder.

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