Looking for a builder in Tamworth? Whether you’re about to start building your first home, add extensions to your existing home, or modernise your kitchen, you want to be sure you’re getting the right builder for the job. There’s little point in getting quotes until you have done your research. Once you’ve narrowed the field down to a few potential candidates, there are a few important aspects you should consider before finally deciding on your builder… Would you let an unlicensed, unregistered surgeon scrub up for your operation? Not likely. Similarly, it would make little sense to hire an unlicensed builder to build your home or carry out alterations to your property. Aside from the question of skills and experience, there are no guarantees an unlicensed builder knows the building code regulations or understands Tamworth regional council’s bylaws. You should feel comfortable asking to see certification for insurances including public liability, all risk insurance, insurance and Worker’s Compensation. Try to find a builder with demonstrated skillsets that align with the building project you have in mind. Most licensed builders or companies will have a website with a gallery featuring their recent projects. It doesn’t make sense to hire a custom cabinetry specialist when really you are in need of a builder who has project management skills, or vice versa. The best way to get an idea of the calibre of Tamworth
builder you’re dealing with is to read client reviews from people who have no vested interest in the company. If there are no online reviews, don’t hesitate to ask the builder to provide written references, or talk to tradies they work closely with. For your peace of mind, you could even go so far as contacting their previous clients, even if it means turning up on their doorstep. There’s probably no better way to find out what the builder was like to deal with and whether their clients were happy with the completed job. The timeframe is a crucial factor because time equals money—your money. Delays can be very costly if you are renting, or living with relatives, while you are waiting for your new build to be completed. Once you’ve narrowed the field down to three or four builders in, ask for comprehensive quotes for exactly the same thing. Be wary of the lowest quotes and hidden costs—no one likes being ambushed by expensive surprises. If a quote is abnormally low, double-check that everything is included. Make sure you have a full understanding of what’s included in the contract. If there’s anything you don’t understand, be sure to clarify it before you sign on the dotted line. Browse our listings today and start narrowing the field, to find out who will be the best Tamworth builder for your building project.