Building or renovating a home can be a stressful and, at times, overwhelming experience. There’s a lot of information to digest and a myriad of decisions to make in order to achieve your dream home.
While you should spend adequate time researching and planning your project, the process doesn’t need to be an unpleasant one. We’ve put together our top 3 recommendations for your next build to help make the process as fast, easy and budget-friendly as possible. Make sure you read this before you get started on your next home building project!
1. Engage your Builder
When it comes to creating your dream home, the first step is to choose a builder who understands your vision, budget and personal requirements. Perhaps you need a home that caters for a growing family or maybe you’re looking to downsize now that your kids have moved out?
Regardless of what you’re looking for, your builder should work closely with you to design and construct a home that works with your unique lifestyle, not against it. The key here is to engage a builder right from the very beginning so they can offer you professional advice and knowledge on the design. Engaging your builder early on means they can guide you through the process right from the initial scope and into construction, thereby saving you time, money and a whole lot of stress.
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2. Scope of Work
Just like its owner, every home is unique. This means the scope of work for each and every project is different, something your chosen builder should understand. At King Builders, our planning and quoting process is comprehensive to ensure we accurately understand all the works involved in your project before we begin construction. That way we minimise variation and delays and ensure your home is built on time, on budget and to your unique specifications.
Once you’ve engaged your builder, they should take the time to sit down with you and chat through your budget and scope of works. If you have an idea that you’re worried might be too expensive to implement, your builder can offer solutions and ideas to achieve a result that works for everyone. It’s important that you make any major changes to your new home’s design as early as possible to minimise extra costs and build delays, so having your builder on board while you plan the scope of your project is integral.
Learn more about this stage of the building process here:
Arguably the most important part of any new home build is collaboration. Collaboration between client, builder, designer or architect, engineer, interior designer, tradespeople and suppliers are all of equal importance. The key component to collaboration is communication, which is an integral trait for any quality home builder.
Why is it so important? Well, your builder is going to be working with a lot of different people to pull your home together, so you want to make sure they’re putting their best foot forward in order to achieve the best outcome for your home. Finding a builder who collaborates well is especially important should variations or changes pop up along the way – you’ll be able to contact your builder directly and they will organise the details. This is just another reason why you should engage your builder at the beginning.
Is your builder a good collaborator? Find out now:
To find out more about how to save time and money in your next build, get in touch with King Builders Director, Brendon, today!