How do you choose a builder for your project?

Finding a builder who understands and appreciates the architect's process is crucial, especially for mid-high-end designed projects that focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail. Not all builders may be suited for this type of project, so it's essential to find the right fit to ensure your beautiful design is executed carefully on-site.

While the prospect of selecting the right builder may seem daunting, rest assured you are not alone in the process. If you do not have anyone in mind, we can help guide you. We have a fantastic network of trusted builders and we can match you with professionals tailored to your project needs, whether it's in terms of experience, scale, location, specialty, or even personality types.

We see it as a three-way relationship between yourselves, us, and the builder, so all parties need to trust each other and feel confident they can work well together. We encourage you to meet with them, have a look at their past and current projects, and ensure that your values align and their working style suits you.

In addition to the above, if we have not worked with your preferred builder here are several other practical considerations to bear in mind:

  • Reputation and client reviews
  • Determine their project capacity
  • Understand how they will manage administration
  • Confirm what contract they will use
  • Do they have a good relationship with all the subcontractors required to complete your project?  
  • Have they built mid to high-end houses previously?

Opting for an underqualified or mismatched builder poses considerable risk. While cost-effectiveness is a factor, prioritising quality, and compatibility over the allure of budget savings is prudent. After all, investing in a meticulously crafted design warrants an equally meticulous execution to realise its full potential.

The construction process is lengthy and challenging, but we are here to help make it as smooth as possible. It's important to approach the journey with awareness that each project brings its own distinct challenges – and that’s normal. It could be timing, budget constraints, or material shortages. Having the right supportive team around you can significantly alleviate the pressure and provide invaluable guidance every step of the way.