What to consider when choosing a builder for home renovations
Every once in a while, extensive home renovations become a necessity for reasons ranging from correcting design flaws to remodelling space to accommodate new family members. Renovations are a major undertaking regardless of the scale even a small renovation can go badly wrong, and certain factors must be considered before booking a service.
Step one is choosing the right builder.
A successful project won’t be possible without a team who can deliver to the standards you expect and guarantee on-time and on-budget completion. QBS licensed builders believes this starts with the first meeting on site, your builder should be asking you questions about the home, your family & your life this shows he is trying to build a foundation for how to approach your project.
If he is not, he most likely is not interested. Before you even receive pricing from builders consider How they have been to deal with so far? How long did it take for them to get back to you? Was the communication professional? Things like this are a clear sign of what’s to come, At Qbs, we consider every job small or big to be extremely important to our client and approach all projects equally.
Your choice of provider can be the difference between a successful project and a waste of time and resources.
Here are some more tips to consider when selecting a home renovation service:
Make sure you know what is included in the scope and ask for a scope document, Your choice will usually be determined by the builder’s quote. The more affordable the service, the more attractive it is. Unfortunately, not all quotes are transparent, and people are often surprised when hidden costs suddenly show up along the way or toward the end of the process. Quotes are typically based on the scope of the renovation plan, and it is easy for some considerations to get lost in the shuffle. Consider was the quote tidy and easy to understand? Did the builder provide a check-list and company disclosure with it? Don’t just look at the bottom line.
Consult your builders thoroughly and go through the quote & design plans to ensure total transparency and spot any potential hidden costs before they become an issue, have the existing house condition checked top to bottom even if it costs you! this is very important!
Going for the cheapest quote is very common. Nonetheless, you should be wary of services that are significantly cheaper than competitors. Generally, builders of the same calibre and quality of service will be within the same price range with about a 10% difference. If a builder’s price is far lower than the benchmark, it may indicate inferior quality and skill or that there has been an error in price computation.
Either way, clients may find it troublesome in the long run and counterproductive to your goals. If you choose to obtain such a service, ask for a comprehensive quote. Review your builders’ testimonials, speak to 2/3 of the latest clients he has had and do your due diligence on their back round!
Not doing the proper research Before booking their service is risky, it helps to find out as much as you can from every builder in order to have a clearer picture of their skills and quality of service.
QBS Construction — Comprehensive Home Renovation at Affordable Prices If you are planning to renovate or remodel your property soon, don’t hesitate to call us. At Qualified Building Solutions, we live up to our name. Customer satisfaction is our priority and we strive to fulfil it with excellent workmanship and an equally superb customer service.
When you work with us, you have the assurance of professional and top-quality home renovation services in Auckland delivered by a highly skilled team of builders. We offer competitive quotes for our services, and our builders will communicate with you throughout the process.
Qualified Building Solutions offers a complete set of home renovation, building and interior decoration services across Auckland. Discuss your needs with us today.