Questions to ask your builder

More and more Australians are choosing to build granny flats in their backyards as a way to add extra living space, and with good reason! Granny flats can provide a number of benefits for homeowners, including extra income, additional living space, and even tax breaks.

When clients engage a company and sign a construction contract with a builder, they expect the project to go smoothly and on schedule. However, this is not always the case. Builders can often be unreliable, leaving clients feeling frustrated and stressed. In some cases, builders may even abandon the project altogether, leaving clients with a half-completed structure. Therefore choosing the right builder and asking the right questions can guide you in finding out which builder is best to build your project.

Questions to ask your builder

  • – How long have you been in business?
  • – Do you have a portfolio of past work?
  • – Are you licensed and insured?
  • – What is your build schedule like?
  • – Can I see a list of references?
  • – What is included in your bid?
  • – Do you offer design services?
  • – How do you handle change orders?

Contract signing information

When signing a contract for a MBA in Australia, it is important to make sure that all the details of the project are outlined in the contract. This includes the agreed upon price, the schedule, and any changes that may occur during the project. It is also important to make sure that both the builder and client are fully aware of the terms of the contract, and any potential risks involved.

The contract has 3 elements

  1. The building contract
  2. The inclusions/specifications
  3. The construction drawings

Other items might be attached such as requirements, kitchen, window details or additional quotes received by the builder for the client to confirm and sign off on.

We ask our clients to go and see a lawyer to talk through the contract and get a professional to looked over it. We also send our clients a draft of the contract to have a good readof the contract plans and inclusions prior to signing. 

Make sure you ask many questions prior to signing anything so you understand even if you may think it is a silly question. we say no question is a silly one and an educated client is the best kind.

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