Working with your new home builder

When it comes to building a new home, the devil is in the detail. From choosing flooring, fixtures, add-ons and other requests, our builders understand the importance of good communication and keeping you in the picture through every step of your new home journey.

For any building project to be a success however, working together effectively will ensure you get the best finished product possible and one that reflects your lifestyle. Our Hunter Valley builders here at Dixon Homes Hunter Valley share some tips to help you work effectively with your builder in this post.

1.     Know what you want to achieve

The key to a successful home is to know what you want to achieve from the build from the outset. Don’t assume the builder will know what you want. This means that doing your research before the build begins and discussing the project in detail with your builder. Ask questions about the finished standard and make sure you know what to expect.

2.     Expect the unexpected

Home building projects can sometimes become more complex than the might first appear. Whether its site drainage, bad weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, delays can happen and these are often beyond the control of your builder.

3.     Visit the site regularly

It’s important to visit the building site regularly see the progress of the build with your own eyes. This will give you an opportunity to communicate with the builder anything that might not seem right or as you expected and give an opportunity to rectify the issue. Make sure you ask questions if there is anything you are uncertain about – you have a right to know. Don’t forget to compliment work that you are happy with – like most people in their jobs builders take pride in what they do.

4.     Agree on ground rules

Before the building process begins it’s important to agree with your builder on basic ground rules including how much time will be spent on the building site each week. And make sure anything that you negotiate with your builder is agreed on in writing. Additionally it is essential to make sure that you understand the terms in the contract.

By communicating with your builder, knowing exactly what you want and being reasonable when it comes to any unforeseen circumstances arising, you can make sure that you maintain a good working relationship with your builder throughout the project.

To find out more about working with our specialist building team here in the Newcastle and Hunter regions, call Dixon Homes Hunter Valley today on 1300 10 10 10.