What Services Does a Good Building Company Provide?
13 May 2019
They’re building your house, but what can your Auckland building company provide along the way? Choosing a building company is a very important decision - after all, your future home is literally in their hands. You want a building company that offers services to keep you involved in the project from start to finish.
Home builders wield a lot more than just a hammer and nails. They need to provide extensive services to their clients to ensure transparency, accountability, and satisfaction. So, what building company services should you expect? Continue reading to learn more about the services a quality building company will provide.
1. No-obligation consultation
Quality home builders should meet with you for free before you’ve signed the dotted line, without any expectations beyond the opportunity to earn your business. During this consultation, your builder should first listen and consider your preferences and lifestyle, then answer questions and help you develop a plan that aligns your style choices with your individual needs. During this consultation, your home builder should be able to provide a rough estimate of pricing, although they will need some time to calculate a detailed and precise quote.
2. Regular follow-up meetings
You should never hear the words “we’ll take it from here” from your building company. Reliable builders will want you involved every step of the way to ensure you remain satisfied, and maintain accountability throughout the process. Your builders should meet with you regularly to keep you updated on the progress of the build.
3. Comprehensive, detailed quote
The more experienced a home builder, the more facets of the construction process they know to consider when writing up a quote for your project. Comprehensive and detailed quotes limit the possibility of surprise expenses further down the road. Though an ethical builder will shoulder expenses incurred beyond the quote given to the client, those expenses could slow build times or affect the overall construction quality. Your builder should not only provide a comprehensive quote but meet to go through it in detail with you and answer any questions before beginning.
4. Architect/designer recommendation
Builders are not designers. They read the plans, but conventionally, they don’t draw them up. For this reason, experienced builders often have healthy working relationships with a variety of architects and designers they’ve worked with in the past. If you have ideas for your new house, from style, to layout, to furnishings, your building company should be able to connect with an architect or designer that will be a good fit.
5. Fixed-price contract
Builders in Auckland know that charging customers more than they were quoted is guaranteed to earn a negative review. Hidden or unexpected costs suggest a builder who has failed to account for every facet of the build project. That’s why builders confident in their quote will assure clients that the price on the contract will be the price they pay, regardless of what unexpected expenses pop up along the way. Fixed-price contracts are key indicator of a building company’s transparency and character.
6. 24-7 Project Access
Safety is always a priority for home builders, but they should nonetheless allow clients access to the site throughout the build process. Experienced builders recognise that site access for clients is an opportunity for feedback in real time, when it’s still early enough for minor changes to be implemented without costly renovations.
Don’t settle for most services when you can enjoy them all.
If you’re on the market for a building company, why settle for only a few of the services you should expect? At LD Construction, we offer all these services and more, including our 100% satisfaction guarantee, and our 10-year Halo guarantee. Contact LD Construction today, and chat with an Auckland building company that offers every service you deserve.