Have you ever price-shopped builders? If so, then you’ve probably been surprised by the difference in quotes.
Shopping around for the best deal is important, but it’s vital to remember that not every builder is the same, and therefore, you may not be comparing apples with apples.
Read carefully what is included in your price. Most builders don’t include everything. Stylish Abodes prides itself on showing FULL details of the work to be carried out.
Crucial to the success of your building project is finding the right builder, a quality builder. Don’t let a few dollars stand in the way of your security in something as critical as your own home.
Here are some important questions to ask before hiring a builder to ensure that you’re working with someone who is qualified and experienced:
What kind of license do you hold?
There’s a reason that builders are licensed. Get the license details and check them out with Fair Trading.
What kind of insurance do you carry?
Would you see a doctor who didn’t carry malpractice insurance?
Of course not! That’s like saying, “Hey, if you mess me up or make me worse, its fine! I don’t mind!
Well, did you know there are similar insurance policies for builders?
They exist so that in the event that your builder makes a mistake, you can receive compensation for the error. This is critical to minimising your risk.
You should never work with a builder who doesn’t carry insurance.
Remember, when you buy building services, you’re not just buying the work for today; you’re buying something that should last many years.
Stylish Abodes carries full home warranty insurance; contract works insurance, public liability and workers compensation.
Can I talk to some referees?
Every quality builder has a long list of referees, people who are satisfied with the w work that was done for them, and would be willing to recommend the builder to others.
So be sure to ask for referees when you’re deciding which builder to hire. If they y can’t produce several right off the bat, run in the other direction! Our photo pages have a link to the testimonials of owners of homes completed by Stylish Abodes. Many other satisfied customers are available for contact.
Do I feel comfortable dealing with this Builder?
It is important that the Client has a relationship with the Builder that sets them at ease. When renovating/building a home you need to converse with your Builder on a regular basis. Your Builder needs to be open and honest with all questions. And the client needs to communicate exactly what they want to the Builder. A good relationship is essential.