Building a custom home is a dream years, maybe decades in the making for most people.
When it comes time to sign on the dotted line with a Perth home builder, it’s important you feel assured the finished product will live up to your expectations. After all, you and your family want to be comfortable in your bespoke boutique home for many years.
With that in mind, we wanted to share some common mistakes to avoid, in order to build a custom home hassle free.
1. Cost expectations
Custom home builders in Perth are likely to be more expensive than the cheap house & land packages and volume builders – for good reason. But that doesn’t mean you should be bankrupted by the builder.
It’s important to have reasonable cost expectations from the outset so you can have the custom home you always dreamed of at a price you’re comfortable with.
Working with an honest, transparent builder is the simplest way to avoid unexpected high costs.
2. Good rapport with your builder
It’s important you get on well with your builder and project manager. This reduces stress and gives you an expert opinion to trust when dealing with tricky decisions.
Slatter Residential aim to not just build your dream home, but also build a great relationship. We believe this requires honest two-way communication, productive problem solving and a mutual respect for the quality of the project.
3. Get everything in writing
You should have the entire building process in black and white right from the start, including:
- A clear contract and SLA
- Detailed building plans
- Comprehensive list of features and inclusions
- Contact details of your project manager
A professional and trustworthy builder like Slatter Residential will provide you with this detailed documentation, for peace of mind during the process and protection after handover.
4. Staying positive throughout the process
Patience is a virtue you may need more than once during a boutique home build. Every so often delays with materials, subcontractors, or approvals pop up where not even our experience as a custom home builder could have predicted.
Stay positive and focus on the bigger picture: the home you’ve been dreaming of.
Custom homes built just for you
Slatter Residential have over 20 years’ experience as a Perth custom home builder. To discuss your dream with our experienced designers and builders, get in touch online or call us on (08) 6244 4111.