How do you know you’ve got the best builder?

How do you know you’ve got the best builder?

How do you know you’ve got the best builder? It certainly doesn’t come down to the cheapest quote and it goes beyond comparing specifications.

So you’ve taken your plans to a few builders for quoting. You get the quotes back and there is a bottom line difference of tens of thousands of dollars.  You need to look carefully to identify where the differences are.  Sometimes it’s in the specification.  Sometimes it’s in the quality.  Often, it’s the difference in the service that you will be receiving.

You want a builder that is known for excelling in the areas of customer service and attention to detail.  You want a builder that will really listen to what you want; not just give you ‘the standard’.  You want construction to start as soon as possible; not to be a number waiting in the queue.

Sometimes, the difference is in the detail of your specification. It’s easy to check if all the builders are including stone benchtops, main floor tiling and high ceilings; but what about the stuff in the background that you don’t see?  Has the builder been on site and noticed that there is a need for retaining walls and rock breaking? Does the builder include the council verge bond or do you have to pay this yourself? Is stormwater disposal going to be part of the contract or will you be digging holes yourself?

You want a builder that is interested in what’s best for you.  At Activa Custom Homes, we value what we do which means we can offer you true value in building your new home.