If you’re planning to build a new home on the Gold Coast, it can be an exciting time in your life. Refreshing your lifestyle and living space can be life-changing.
Of course, building a home is not a simple task. It requires hours of careful planning and decision making to help achieve your goals for the new home. There are a number of important considerations to process and look as well as keeping things within your budget.
You might have already discovered while searching on Google there are dozens of Gold Coast builders all vying for your business. Deciding Gold Coast Luxury Builders can be an equally difficult process. They all look professional as does their work, so how do you choose the best builder for your new home construction?
How To Choose House Builders Gold Coast
This first step is to shortlist a selection of builders you’ve discovered in your searches. This will likely be via Google but also ask friends and family for recommendations. You may also see a construction site locally with signage of the company building the home.
Once you have your list in place, it’s important to check the credentials of the builders and look at reviews online. You can check the builders licensing on the QBCC website in Queensland and look for any complaints that may have been raised about a builder here. The builder’s license number can often be found on the company’s website and/or on their vehicles starting with QBCC License No.
You can look at reviews by customers on company Facebook pages or the Google My Business listing shown in searches. This will give a good indication of the builder’s reputation and quality of work done.
Builders who have been operational for many years like Nikal, over 30 years, are often well-known for high-quality work and craftsmanship, old-school tradesmen, highly skilled who know how to get the job done right and within budget. If they’ve been in business this long, it says something about their work.
Planning The Build
The first step is to establish your budget for the build. This can be a difficult step but so important to do so upfront.
This can be achieved by thinking about and considering every aspect of the build including materials to be used, the scale/size of the home as well as fixtures and fittings for the kitchen, bathroom, flooring, windows, lighting, air conditioning and smart home technology.
Consider the absolute must-haves in the home then the desirables that are wanted but not critical to the build. Make a list of these details so you can then discuss this with your builder to acquire costings on the construction and materials etc.
Your builder will be able to make suggestions and give you details on your choices and alternatives that may better suit the build and save you money. This will include other trades such as the electrician, plumber, plasterers and landscapers.
Once you’ve made the final decisions on the new home build, your builder will be able to schedule the build and coordinate all the elements to complete the construction within your timeframes.
Arrange a building consultation
You can arrange a free consultation with Nikal to discuss your building project here. We look forward to hearing from you.