What should I look for when choosing a builder?
Ensuring your builder is licensed and has a good online review rating will help to ensure you hire a reputable tradesman.
What is a building contract?
A building contract is an agreement of terms between a land owner and a builder.
What are site costs?
Before building can commence, the block of land needs to be prepared for construction, including setting up power, water, gas etc.
What does a builder do?
A residential or commercial builder is responsible for organising, managing and supervising all the components related to the build.
How long does it take to build a house?
The average Australian houses takes roughly four months to 1 year to build, depending size, designs etc.
Can I approach a builder without a design?
It depends on the builder. Some builders will help design a home with you as part of their services.
What is the difference between commercial and home building contracts?
Commercial building contracts outline a non-residential property development. Residential building contracts outline a private, home development.
Can a builder do electrical, plumbing, cooling or heating work?
Most likely not, however, most builders may be able to arrange these services for you.
When should I engage a builder?
A builder can give advice throughout the entire construction process. Check with your preferred builder if they can provide design and labour.
Is a builder the same as a carpenter?
Definitely not. A builder is responsible for almost the whole project while a carpenter works on the wood structures.