Everyone who is renovating, extending or building a new home should have the best experience possible looking after their projects, but unfortunately the reality is that not all builders and tradespeople are created equal. Since it takes a good builder to recognise one, our team of tradespeople in Brisbane have put together a checklist of questions to ask and things to look for so you can avoid the building blues on your next project.
A Professional Approach
Despite popular opinion from some people, tradespeople including builders should always maintain professionalism on the job. Dealings should be business-like and professional, despite the informal setting. Professionalism means always sticking to appointments, returning calls and keeping promises. These are all hallmarks of a building team who have a professional approach to support their on the job trade skills.
Good Communication Skills
A building process is always going to go smoothly if the building team have good communication skills and understand the importance of keeping their clients in the picture. This means that you’ll be able to understand the process and you’ll know what to expect which help bring a mutual understanding between all parties.
Membership of Professional Association
A reputable building company should always be a member of industry associations like Master Builders Australia or HIA. To retain these memberships companies must also comply with strict regulations, so if the builder you choose does not have any evidence of membership, this can raise a red flag in terms of their skills and workmanship.
References from previous work
Good builders should always be able to provide references to similar jobs and have people who are willing to attest to their skills and quality workmanship. Additionally a good builder should be able to provide some examples of previous work so you can see it for yourself. Ideally a good builder will also have experience working on different types of projects, but have a style which they specialise in.
Efficiency and Deadline Driven
While sometimes delays are inevitable due to supply hold-ups or bad weather, a good building team will be managed well by a foreman and have a deadline-driven approach. A good builder will always strive to adhere to timeframes and understand the need for efficiency.
Here at Find a Builder we don’t want your dreams to be delayed, we’ll always be up-front and honest, we maintain professional standards and we’re members of all the industry associations that you would expect from a quality builder. Plus we’ve worked on all types of projects across the Brisbane area. To find out more don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to find out more and say goodbye to building blues on your next project. For quality tradespeople for your next project, Find-a-Builder is the only name you need to know.