Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Custom Home Builder
When it comes to building a custom home, there are many different factors to consider - from the location and type of materials to the design options. But before any of this, the most important decision is choosing the right custom home builder for your project. We explore some relevant questions you can ask potential home builders before making a selection:
1. What Are Your Qualifications?
It is important to find out how experienced they are in both building custom homes and your particular type of home. They should also be familiar with any local building codes and have experience with any particular construction techniques you'd like to use. Additionally, ask them for proof of their credentials, such as professional certifications or licences.
2. Do You Offer a Written Quote?
This should detail the scope of work and include an itemised cost breakdown. The builder should also provide an approximate completion date and an inspection check-list. In addition, they should outline any additional fees, like change orders and a final clean-up estimate so there are no costly surprises down the line.
3. What is Your Process?
Their building approach should be clear and detailed, taking into account all of your requirements and preferences. This will ensure that you are aware of what happens in every step of the building process. Furthermore, they should discuss the entire building timeline and include any expected delays you should anticipate.
See Prosser Built’s design and construction process here.
4. Are You Insured and Licensed?
Ask to see their builder’s licence and certificates of insurance; this will protect you from any liabilities in the event of accidents or injuries during the building phase.
5. Do You Have References From Previous Clients?
Reputable builders will have completed projects you can look at and should be more than willing to share details of clients or contractors they have worked with before. These references can help you to get an idea of the level of service and quality you can expect.
6. What Are Your Design Options?
Working with a builder that offers multiple options can give you a range of possibilities when it comes to your new home design. If you have a specific design in mind, it is essential to select a builder that can bring your vision to live.
Prosser Built Homes is your experienced custom home builder in the South West. We offer multiple options for your custom home, from split-level and two storey designs to both modern and classic styles for our clients. Combined with our experienced team and meticulous attention to detail, we can provide you with the perfect custom home to reflect your lifestyle.
Learn more about our custom home building services. Give us a call at 0417 182 464 or email us at [email protected].