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Home extensions: how to ensure your home is built to the highest standard

how to ensure your home is built to the highest standard

Choosing the right builder is crucial to ensure your dream home is built to the high-quality standards you expect. Without proper checks, you might end up with a house that falls short of your expectations, leaving you frustrated by the outcome.

Thankfully, by following a few simple steps, you can guarantee that your home meets or even exceeds the high standards you deserve. These checks will help you avoid the pitfalls of poor-quality workmanship.

Do your research

The internet offers a wealth of information to help you research building companies and their offerings. Combining this research with a few targeted questions will help you find a professional builder and ensure that you will be the proud owner of a high-quality home.

Importance of quality workmanship

Over half of new homeowners report issues with poor workmanship, and 28% have trouble getting faults or repairs addressed. This highlights the importance of finding a professional builder who prioritises quality. While some companies wait for you to point out defects, a professional builder will proactively conduct a thorough quality assessment before handing over your home.

Ensuring quality: tips and tricks

Check reviews

Online reviews are a valuable resource for assessing a builder’s reputation, so make sure to read customer reviews on Google and social media platforms like Facebook. Builders with consistently positive feedback are more likely to deliver the quality you expect. On the other hand, steer clear of those whose customers have taken the time to leave bad reviews.

Review standard inclusions

Ask for a copy of the builder’s standard inclusions list, detailing the fittings and fixtures that will be used in your home. Be wary of generic, unbranded products, which can be swapped for cheaper, substandard items. A professional builder will provide specific product makes and models, ensuring you know exactly what will be installed in your home.

Request a pre-handover checklist

A pre-handover quality checklist is essential. If a builder is unwilling to provide one or doesn’t have one, it indicates a lack of proper quality control processes. This can lead to a home with numerous defects. A professional builder will gladly share and review this checklist before the handover, ensuring every aspect of your home meets their high standards.

Your guide to a high-quality home

Whether this is your first time building or you have previous experience, it’s easy to overlook important details when designing a new home. To help you, we’ve created a free guide, 7 Things You Must Know Before Starting Your Home Renovation. This guide includes essential tips to ensure you work with a professional builder and achieve the home of your dreams.

Start your journey to the home you have always wanted.

Planning a Renovation?

Discover the 7 things you must know before you start!

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