Quality vs Price: What to look out for when choosing a builder

There’s really no bigger decision than choosing the right builder for your home. Building a home is a huge financial and emotional investment, and you want to make sure that at the end of the building process, you end up with a wonderful home that lives up to your expectations and fulfils your needs. You’ll also want to make sure that it’s a quality build that has longevity, meaning you won’t have to make up for any construction mistakes or mishaps in the long run.

One thing that always factors into a client’s decisions about a builder is cost. And rightly so, as clients have a specific budget that they must adhere to. But financial factors should be considered alongside quality. Building a durable home will help families and couples save money later on. 

Keep reading to find out how you can make an informed choice when picking the perfect builder for your home! 

Prioritise quality over time 

Popular home renovation shows, where teams seemingly construct new homes and renovations overnight, has warped public perception about the building-process. It’s unrealistic, and moreover, the resulting home is rarely of a high standard. 

In reality, the process of building a wonderful home takes time. In Australia, the duration of the home-building process is around 10-12 months, which may strike some as too long but there’s a reason for this. 

If you want to build a high-quality, long-lasting, exceptional home with the best materials you need to recognise that the process may be longer than you might like. 

You don’t want to choose with a builder who is going to cut corners to meet a ridiculous, tight deadline. Nor do you want to use a builder that will try and get things done as quickly as possible, but then will blow out your budget with all the overtime hours required to complete the project. 

A good builder will prioritise the quality of the finished product and be upfront with you about how long your build may take. 

Recognises that quality costs money

It’s much better, and more financially savvy in the long run, to work with a builder who will be honest and transparent with you when it comes to the costs involved in building your dream home.

You should be wary of builders who mystify details or specifics – it’s a red flag! It might mean that they’re using cheap materials or may go over budget. A good builder will know the costs involved in home building and be able to warn you early on about any costs that maybe you might not have considered. Good communication should factor heavily when choosing a builder. 

A good builder will also know that a new home is a big financial investment and will make sure you get everything out of that investment – a quality, stable house, constructed from only the best materials.

Make a good investment now, and it will pay off long-term! 

If you’re ready to choose a Bayside builder to bring your new home to life, get in touch with the team at SECON Constructions today!

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