So you’ve lived in your home for some time and now the building needs to be renovated and remodeled. However, you’re stuck on how to get the right builder for this all-important project.
The builder you choose to work with when renovating is very important because the project’s outcome largely depends on that. Therefore, if you feel conflicted and confused on how to choose the right builder that would guarantee success, I wrote this article just for you.
Now, let’s take a look at what steps you must take to arrive at the right choice:
1. Ask for reviews: There’s nothing better than reviews and word-of-mouth testimony from previous clients. People are generally honest about how good or bad a service was.
Get in touch with previous clients a builder you’re considering has worked with. To obtain necessary clarity, also visit some homes they (builder) worked on if possible.
It’s a red flag if a builder is unable to provide reviews from previous clients or proof of work. Stop considering such a builder and move on to your next option.
2. Confirm credentials: Before making your decision on a builder make sure you confirm the credentials of such builder. Have they completed similar projects to yours?
Do they have the required licenses? This will suggest professional disposition they’ll bring to your project.
3. Analyze price: After considering your budget you might want to go for the builder whose bid is the lowest but that mostly doesn’t turn out well.
Low prices might sometimes indicate low quality and lack of expertise on the builder’s side. So, don’t make your decision based solely on how affordable the service of the builder is.
4. Request a detailed quote: Quotes can be tricky and can also be used as a means of exploitation. Therefore, start by being specific about what your project entails so the contractor can give you a detailed quote for it.
If you’re particular about accuracy, our flagship product at CutStruct Technology Limited, livevend.com, provides real time prices on building materials, so you can confirm whatever quote your builder shares to ensure you’re not paying more than you should.
Make a decision: After taking the above steps to consider your builder options, make your choice based on the builder who has a personality you’d be most comfortable working with.
Follow these 5 steps and you’re on course to choose a builder most likely to midwife a renovation and remodeling project that you’ll be proud of.