Choose the right builders and contractors

We'll keep saying it till we're blue in the face - hiring the right builder is easily one of the most important decisions you'll make when building your home. The builder’s responsible for creating your house, and is where the bulk of your money's going to be spent. You're throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars at them - choose wisely!


There’s quite a bit you should take into account when choosing a builder. Things like experience, prior work, track record, specialisations, price, professionalism and general attitude should all play a significant part in your choice. There are plenty of great builders around, and if you’re methodical in your assessments you shouldn’t have a hard time finding one.

When you’ve found the right builder, you’ll still need to make sure that you know what you’re doing with regards to contracts, unknown sums and the finer details of what’s required. Even if everyone has the best of intentions, small issues in contracts can create big problems if they’re not given enough attention before you sign.

Take the time to read our articles below, and to understand properly what's involved with finding and entering into a contract with the right builder.

Useful articles:

How to request quotes from builders
What is 'builders warranty insurance?'
Variations: What they are and how to avoid them
The prime cost and provisional sum traps

Choose the right builder