The short answer is; the sooner the better.
Kicking off a new build or a renovation project is an exciting time and one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is choosing a builder to work with. Many people think that they need a full set of plans before talking to a builder, this is not the case. By engaging a builder early in the process, clients gain vital design and construction input that can help to shape their project, avoiding common pitfalls.
A focus on budget and timings from the outset
The financial investment of a new build or renovation can be daunting, but your builder is the key to helping you understand all associated costs (as well as offering insights into where you might save). An experienced builder will have a solid understanding of costs and implications and be able to project a clear timeframe for your project – this leads to a smoother running process and more peace of mind.
Early involvement and great communication foster a strong working relationship that will really bring your project to life.
A long-term partnership
Early involvement and great communication foster a strong working relationship that will really bring your project to life. Your builder will be happy to offer their involvement in the early stages and manage your expectations right through the build process.
Choosing a builder
Do your research; look at local builders online and ask around for recommendations. Look at builders’ past projects and similar projects to yours (talk to their previous clients if you can). Most people will engage with two to four builders upfront to find one that’s the “right fit” for them. Ultimately this means a building partner you can trust to provide an enjoyable experience, resulting in you getting the home you want – at the price you can afford.
No matter where you are in your home renovation or building journey we’d love to chat about your next project.