Thinking of building a new house? The most important decision you’ll make is who you partner with to bring your dream home to life. If you’re looking for a Dunsborough builder, keep these things in mind. With proper planning, your build can be smooth and, actually fun.
Here’s where you should start. Think of it like your custom-building checklist.
1. Set your goals
To streamline the whole experience, it’s good to have clarity from the beginning. Ask yourself what you want in your new home, what you need, where you want to live, and how much you want to spend. The last point, your budget, is especially important. Your building team should know this from the get-go.
2. Collect all important items
Do you have all the correct documentation? Your drawings, specifications, approvals, and design ideas? In your specifications, for example, you’ll have all the requirements like kitchen appliances and bathroom fittings, all in the one place. If you’re asked a question by your builder, respond in a timely way. A lot of the time, it’s the client who holds up the project. Don’t let this be you.
3. Understand your drawings
Okay, so you might always be looking at your drawings, anticipating the end result. But if you’re not, spend time familiarising yourself with your design. Understand what the plans actually say and what they represent. Ask your builder anything that you’re not sure about. This will help you answer any questions quickly as they come up. You’ll probably go through a lot of this at the start in the consultation stage, but plans can change as the build progresses. Keep your finger on the pulse to fast-track the construction.
4. Prepare yourself for setbacks
Although you will have a plan in place, expect that there might be setbacks. Like a late delivery of materials or a sick tradesman. If you give yourself a bit of ‘buffer’ time just in case there are roadblocks, you’re not going to stress yourself out if they occur. Be realistic with your expectations. Building a house involves lots of trades and suppliers.
5. Have trust
Possibly the most important thing you need is trust. There’s an element of control that you need to give over to your builder and all the tradespeople involved. Trust in your builder’s experience, workmanship quality, and reliability.
Looking for a Dunsborough builder?
Choosing the right builder takes time. Don’t rush it because this is going to be one of the most pivotal times of your life.
But remember, building a house doesn’t have to be a stressful process. When you partner with us, M Sky Homes, we make sure your journey to your dream home is enjoyable. Talk to us about your ideas and budget, and we’ll go from there.
We take care of it all – getting building approvals, and the design through to the construction. M Sky Homes is your one contact – your personal home building team.