Decide what you want and stick to it!
By picking exactly what you want before you start the construction process, you will receive a personalised list of inclusions detailing what you will be getting for your money. Changing your mind during the building process can end up being a costly exercise, resulting in wasted money, and not to mention the time delays in the construction.
Once you have set a budget and have an idea of what you would like to build, get in contact with your certified builder and organise a meeting to discuss your options. Experienced builders have a great plethora of knowledge, and can sometimes suggest materials or finishes that may save costs or acheive the look you are hoping for.
Once you have settled on a house to build and picked your materials, colours etc……Don’t change it if possible! Changing your plans once it has been drafted can end up costly. This can be because of multiple trips to the draftsman, engineer or even resubmitting variations to the council. Changing plans and ideas once the build starts can raise the cost significantly as you may end up out of pocket for the cost of materials that you no longer want.
Most variations, (unless agreed upon by both the builder and customer) will also result in a processing or admin fee due to the time it takes to change the information in the system and inform all sub-contractors on-site.
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