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.
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.
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.
What is a building contract?
A building contract is an agreement of terms between a land owner and a builder.
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 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 are site costs?
Before building can commence, the block of land needs to be prepared for construction, including setting up power, water, gas etc.
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.