Building a home is not just a financial decision – it is also an emotional one.
That’s why it is paramount to go with a home builder you trust.
However, there are many to choose from, making it an overwhelming process to decide.
There are many ways you can go about this.
Firstly, think about the home you want to build.
New home builders may specialise in custom designs, while others may focus on a particular style or homes on difficult blocks – such as sloping sites, for example.
This decision can help narrow the pool of builders to choose from.
One way is to make sure the builder has the appropriate credentials.
All builders across New South Wales need to have the appropriate licence and certificates if facilitating residential building work valued at $5,000 in labour and materials, including GST.
This can be checked via Fair Trading NSW or through the industry bodies – Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
Additionally, the best builders have won awards from either, or both, of these bodies.
Another way is to ask the builder directly for references and previous work. Most will have a portfolio either on their website or social media accounts.
This can allow you to see if your dream house draws similarities compared to previous work.
To help make this decision, we have compiled a list of 25 home builders servicing the Newcastle area.