If you’re looking to add an extension to your home, it’s essential to choose the right builder for the job. But with so many options, how do you know which is the perfect fit for you and your home?
In this article, we’ll take you through a few important things to consider when looking for a builder to complete your Brisbane home extension.
Check client testimonials
Business owners are generally great salespeople and can be persuasive even if they don’t have the testimonials to back themselves up. That’s why talking to homeowners who have dealt with the company you are considering is a great starting point when looking for a builder. If a company is upfront with their reviews and is willing to put client testimonials and past project case studies on their website, it is generally a good sign they provide superior service.
Look through their gallery of completed work
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. This still rings true with builder portfolios. It’s crucial when organising your Brisbane home extension that you look for builders who provide before and after photos of their projects. By looking at photos, you’ll be able to see the quality of work produced by the builder and if the workmanship suits your dream extension. It also allows you to see whether the builder is adaptable to different styles.
What is the time frame?
When it comes to building, time frames are an ongoing struggle. Speak to any homeowner, and the most common complaint they have is whether or not the work was completed on time. As everyone knows, unexpected issues can pop-up during a build causing delays, however, it’s still valuable to understand the timeframe in which the builder estimates they can start work and when they expect work to be completed. It’s important to look for a business who is willing to outline its building processes and who is completely transparent about the estimated project time frame.
Will they consider your family and your preferences?
Making changes to your most valuable asset is a big decision. That’s why you’ll want to work with a builder you trust and who, in turn, respect your choices and decisions. Before you decide on a builder ask if you feel they will “do what is best for you and your family”. Home extension builders such as Total Lifestyle Builders pride themselves on great service, quality construction and working with families to ensure the renovation will suit the needs of the family.
Are you looking to add an extension to your Brisbane home? Total Lifestyle Builders are Queensland’s leading specialists in second storey home extensions, house raises and all other major home renovations. We provide custom design and construction services for your home extension, complete with a 3D walkthrough of your vision before designs are finalised. Contact us today to begin making plans for your second level home extension.