Top 10 Questions to Always Ask Your Home Builder
Building a custom home in the Macedon Ranges is a big commitment — one you’ll want the best team to be completing. Not all builders are created equal, and you’ll want to be completely satisfied with the choice you make. Asking the right questions will clarify which builder is right for you.
The following 10 questions are ones that you should be asking each builder you’re considering for your home.
1. How long have you been building in this region?
Macedon Ranges builders, with experience in the area, will have a better understanding of the region and its landscape. This knowledge will allow them to expertly design your home to fit the area. Make sure you ask them about the homes they have built locally and if they can provide photos/case studies for you to review.
2. Are you insured and a registered builder?
Before signing any contract with a builder, make sure the answers to these questions are yes! These are the most basic requirements for building, and it would be regrettable to find out the answer would have been “no” partway through the building process.
3. Who will be my point of contact for the construction of my home?
There’s generally one person you will contact for any questions or concerns during the building process. Make sure you’re introduced to this person and that you’ll be fine communicating with them.
4. How will I be kept informed throughout the building process?
Staying informed during the building process is not only good for your peace of mind but also for you to be sure that everything is staying on schedule. Prior to signing up with a builder, understand how they plan to keep you informed of the process.
5. What is the process for making changes?
At some point, you may find you’ve changed your mind about an aspect of the home that was previously discussed with your builder. Keeping that in mind, you’ll need to know how this should be communicated to the builder and their process for dealing with changes.
6. What exactly does my contract include?
Some builders don’t always include all essential elements of a home in their contracts. Get your builder to cover all the aspects of the contract with you to ensure that your home will be ready for you in the end.
7. What kind of warranty do you provide?
Builders that provide long-lasting warranties show that they’re confident in their abilities and are building reliable, quality homes. Be sure to ask what all your warranty will cover and how long it will last.
8. How do you ensure we stay on budget and on schedule?
Your Macedon Ranges home builder should be able to tell you what strategies they use to keep to their proposed schedule and your set budget. Not being able to answer this question may be indicative of their lack of ability to do these.
9. How do you handle complications?
Complications are almost certain to arise during every project. Asking your builder about this will let you know if they’re proactive when dealing with issues or will only worry about it when the time comes.
10. Can I see your previous work?
Viewing a builder’s previous work will be the best way to know if you like the way they design homes. Builders who are proud to present their past designs also show that they’re confident in their work.
If you’re looking to build a house in the Macedon Ranges, Jackson Dwellings has the experience and knowledge to create your dream home. Get in touch today and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions!