There are several advantages to building a home as opposed to buying one that is already built. With a custom home you get the house built to your specifications. The components usually incorporate the most modern design elements and all the features are new. Resale of a custom home is usually better since they are typically built in areas of expansion. Also, it can be personally gratifying to take such an active role in designing and building the home of your dreams. Finding a good home builder, though, can be tricky. There are several things to consider.

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Things to consider when choosing your new home builder

Decide on the type of home you want to build and the lot where it will be built. The type of land and area may be restrictive, so take that into consideration. A home builder who is or employs the help of an architect will be beneficial in designing the home to your specifications. Ensure they are skilled in all aspects of home building including soil conditions and building codes.

Does your new home builder have the relevant experience?

Make sure the builder has experience or specialises in the type of home you want. Building types vary greatly and it makes no sense to use a builder specialising in log cabins to create your ultra modern home. Get a list of past projects so you can look at what they have done in the past. Equally important is experience in the area where you want to build. If a builder is familiar with building in established developments but you want a home on your isolated tract of land, ensure they are aware of the environmental conditions to avoid pitfalls based on the soil or landscape.

Check your home builders references

Check the references of the potential home builder. Past customers are an ideal way to determine if they do a good job. Ask if the home was built to their specifications and everything is in proper working order. Ensure that the home builder has been in business for awhile with a solid reputation. Also, make sure they are financially sound. You don’t want your home builder going bankrupt mid project, leaving you with having to find someone to complete the project at a much greater price.

Finalise when your new home builder can start work

Find out when they will be able to start the project and the estimated time of completion. Custom homes can take time to build so if you are in a hurry, there may need to be compromises in design elements. Get everything in writing – especially the warranty. Ensure the warranty is comprehensive and will cover all aspects of faulty construction for a period of time. It is rare to see potential issues in a new home within the first few days, so be sure the warranty will cover you for a significant time.

You will spend a lot of time with the home builder you choose, so be sure you are comfortable interacting with them. Building a home can be highly rewarding and a lucrative investment. Taking time to choose the right home builder for your needs will save time and frustration; allowing you to more fully enjoy your new home.

When you as for a quotation from the Nottinghamshire Building Co we will only submit your enquiry to the builder best suited to work on your project. As for a free, no obligation quotation today!

What our customers say about us...

Competitive price quoted. Work commenced within forecast time. Neat brickwork and the wall was completed to specification. Site was tidied up each evening. Polite and friendly builder and mate.

Keith Newman

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
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2017-04-06T12:25:35+01:00

Keith Newman

Competitive price quoted. Work commenced within forecast time. Neat brickwork and the wall was completed to specification. Site was tidied up each evening. Polite and friendly builder and mate.
Followed our instructions, solved the problem without fuss and were reliable. In their work they were professional and pleasant to have around. Would recommend them to anyone wanting a good job doing well.

Anthony Lyons

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-05T17:46:10+01:00

Anthony Lyons

Followed our instructions, solved the problem without fuss and were reliable. In their work they were professional and pleasant to have around. Would recommend them to anyone wanting a good job doing well.
Very last minute job before Christmas. The job was well done and to the agreed budget. Courteous and helpful, the job was completed to a tight deadline.

Chris Bailey

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-05T17:50:11+01:00

Chris Bailey

Very last minute job before Christmas. The job was well done and to the agreed budget. Courteous and helpful, the job was completed to a tight deadline.
Reliable and hard working.

Antony Turner

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
4
2017-04-06T12:26:14+01:00

Antony Turner

Reliable and hard working.
Dave did an absolutely brilliant job, he took on quite a few extra bits as the project progressed and was superb throughout. Always on time, polite and ensured each night he left everything neat and tidy (which impressed the missus lol) and a genuinely nice bloke, he was a pleasure to have around throughout the whole process. His pricing was more than fair and overall he was excellent value I would recommend him to anyone. Good tradesman are not always easy to find but there is one here for sure!!

James Ferguson

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-06T12:20:12+01:00

James Ferguson

Dave did an absolutely brilliant job, he took on quite a few extra bits as the project progressed and was superb throughout. Always on time, polite and ensured each night he left everything neat and tidy (which impressed the missus lol) and a genuinely nice bloke, he was a pleasure to have around throughout the whole process. His pricing was more than fair and overall he was excellent value I would recommend him to anyone. Good tradesman are not always easy to find but there is one here for sure!!
Reliable, punctual and professional! We're very pleased with our garden wall. Looks better than imagined. We highly recommend this company to others.

Gary Matthews

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-06T12:23:38+01:00

Gary Matthews

Reliable, punctual and professional! We're very pleased with our garden wall. Looks better than imagined. We highly recommend this company to others.
Absolutely brilliant job. His attention to detail was excellent and he took his time to make sure the work was done to perfection. Very helpful with other issues with the house and has saved me money. Very genuine and helpful will definitely use this company again.

Gary Henzell

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-06T12:28:20+01:00

Gary Henzell

Absolutely brilliant job. His attention to detail was excellent and he took his time to make sure the work was done to perfection. Very helpful with other issues with the house and has saved me money. Very genuine and helpful will definitely use this company again.
Great company to deal with, competitive pricing and a pleasure to work with. Will certainly be using them again and would recommend them to anyone.

Amy Parry

The Nottinghamshire Building Company
5
2017-04-06T12:22:11+01:00

Amy Parry

Great company to deal with, competitive pricing and a pleasure to work with. Will certainly be using them again and would recommend them to anyone.
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