Building and renovating today is more exciting than it has ever been before. You need to look no further than your television to see that home design is Australia's new favourite hobby - we even have a whole free to air television channel dedicated to all things real estate and home design.
Brehar Building is Sydney's North Shore and Northern Beaches extensions builder. With a team of full-time staff and extensive trade contracts, no job is too big or too small for our builders.
Choosing to add an extension to your home, either upwards or outwards, is a big decision. It will potentially be one of the largest investments that you make, so you need to be confident that you are getting it right.
Here are a few things to look for when you are choosing an extensions builder:
Check that your builder is correctly licensed and registered with a reputable Australian builder's organisation, such as Master Builders Australia.
Make sure that your potential builder holds all necessary insurances, including public liability and home warranty insurance.
References and portfolios
Your builder should have a portfolio of work they have completed for others. Look at their photographs, references, and all documentation that they have on offer as evidence of their work.
These days, a quick Google check might be enough to save you thousands of dollars. Make sure that people are saying good things about your extensions builder online. Check North Shore and Northern Beaches community websites in particular so that you can speak to your builder's previous clients.
Check your pulse
Are you comfortable? Are you confident? A good builder will leave you in no doubt that they can fulfil your needs and maintain the integrity of your home. Not only that, but when you undertake renovations, you're likely to see the builder and their team on a daily basis until the renovations are complete. This person will be in your home, and you are trusting them with your home, family, and possessions.
Who else is coming to dinner?
Will the builder be using other team members? This is especially important when they will enlist a supervisor that will spend a lot of time in your home. You need to be comfortable with the builder and their supervisor.
There should be no hidden fees. There are loads of internet sites that recommend getting three written quotes. Make sure that these are all inclusive, and that you can verify the costs. Don't always just go for the cheapest quote - consider all of the other important factors. When you do ask for quotes, make sure that the builders are quoting on the same job, so that you can compare apples with apples. Include detailed plans from your architect, a list of materials that you would like used, and any other pertinent details that you may have.
Extensions Builders in Sydney's North Shore and Northern Beaches are not all created equal. Call Brehar Building for an obligation free quote on your home extension today.