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Selecting Your New Home Builder – Here’s What To Look For

Feb 12, 2020 | Meet Our Team, Project Homes

Building a new home can be quite exciting, whether it is your first or fourth! Watching your dream home take shape is very inspiring but it’s crucial you choose the perfect home builders so your experience isn’t a nightmare and is as smooth as possible.

In this article, we show you what to look out for when shopping for home builders.

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1. Quality over anything else

Most Australian built homes are made to last. The typical home in Australia is now owned for over 10 years. This is where you and your family will live for an extended period and the last thing you want is to be burdened with incessant repair work.

The first thing you should look out for when researching home builders is the quality of their work and examples of their homes and past projects. Take the time to visit any open display homes. Feel free to ask questions about the materials they use during construction and get as many specifics as possible so you can be sure that you are getting a quality built home.

2. What people are saying

Suss out the reviews (online, in person and across social media channels) and testimonials of the home builders you are researching.

At Mincove Homes, we’re really proud of our happy customers and their testimonials.

‘Our expectations were exceeded. Our build went by without a hitch and our supervisor was amazing. All the tradespeople did a fantastic job and what a beautiful home. You gave us more than a house, you have given our family the home we dreamt of,’ Mick and Angie.

Furthermore, we pair with local tradespeople and businesses which further solidifies our credible industry reputation.

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3. Compare prices

Pricing is always a big factor when selecting a new home builder. Whilst you do want something within your building budget that doesn’t necessarily mean the cheapest quote you find. Ask for a detailed breakdown of costs and check their prices against others in the market. Most construction material and labour costs are consistent so you can easily detect abnormal charges.

Ask questions about any terms and clauses you don’t understand to avoid any hidden costs or time delays. Our display homes offer inclusions and additional extras and we can help you decide. We’re all about transparency at Mincove Homes, so we welcome your questions and concerns.

4. Communication sync

When building a new home, it is important that you know what is going on at every stage. Having a builder that you connect with will make things a lot easier. Look out for home builders who take the time to answer your questions and explain the process as clearly as possible. The ideal builder should understand your family’s need and recommend designs that best fit their lifestyle whether you’re after a display home or a custom build.

Hugo Tugman, founder of Architect Your Home, states ‘… how important it is to be specific. A set of drawings is a good start, but what about the structural detail – are you asking the builder to work this out? If so, make that clear.’

There is no “best” way to choose a new home builder but following these tips should help narrow down your options and lead you to a builder you can trust.

Mincove Homes are here to help for your next home build.

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