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How to Ensure an Enjoyable and Stress Free Building Experience


When looking for a builder, it is very important to research thoroughly before making your decision. For a stress free building experience it’s best to select a builder who is ‘professional’, but what does this term really mean?

The market is flooded with builders, you just do an internet search to find them all. But when you are renovating and extending your home and investing so much financially and emotionally, you need a specialist who is used to the interface with an existing structure, not just a jack of all trades who might not be up to delivering what you are hoping for.

What does ‘professional’ really mean?

So what does the term ‘Professional Builder’ REALLY mean and aren’t all builders supposed to be professionals??
“Professional builders” don’t operate like other builders. They specialise in what they do which is why you must do more than search for just a builder.

Being professional is all about acting ethically and in the client’s best interests.
Not all builders will do this.

When you engage with a professional builder, their obligation to you starts from the very first contact Not once you sign a building contract but from the very first meeting.
They have a moral obligation not to let you make the wrong decision, therefore they will do everything they can to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision even if that means choosing another building company.

When deciding on a builder for your renovation or extension, you should ask to meet the Registered Builder or owner of the company. At Go2 Homes, the owners of the company are the registered builders. Does the idea of dealing directly with the owners of the business and registered builders appeal to you?
Think about it, if you are dealing with a salesperson, they will be all over you pre-contract and telling you what you want to hear, but once the contract is signed they will be nowhere to be seen – their job is done! At Go2 Homes, we do not have salespeople, just the owners of the business who will be with you from the very first meeting through to the completion of your home and beyond.

A professional builder will have systems in place to ensure tasks are completed as planned and on time. We run each of our jobs systematically and have a detailed schedule detailing when certain trades are on the job, what tasks are being completed when and how long a job will take. Each of our clients has access to their own schedule and are kept well informed right throughout the building process. Nothing is hidden from the client and everything is transparent from the start of the job to the handover of keys. A relationship of trust is developed between the builder and the client.

At Go2 Homes we are proud members of the Association of Professional Builders and the Master Builders of Western Australia. We work with a group of like-minded professional trades people, who work hard to set goals to improve outcomes to our clients. This all contributes to ensure that we are around for the long haul, unlike so many builders who are not.

If you’re thinking, ‘Yeah, but I’ve already found a builder who is $50k less than all the others’ you are already at risk of making a seriously expensive decision.
To have a stress free building experience, and find out if your builder is professional, all you need to do is ask the right questions.
To discover the questions you need to be asking… click on the FREE Download – ‘7 Things You Need to Ask Your Builder.’

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