Smart Choice In Builders
When it comes to building your new granny flat, who you choose as your builder can certainly affect the final product. It’s important to research and get to know your builder before moving ahead with the granny flat process. Never be afraid to ask questions because a qualified and experienced granny flat builder will want to share their portfolio and assist with your questions.
What should you be looking for?
- Price is always a factor but don’t let it be a decisive one. Finding a quality builder that you get along with is equally important when it comes to reviewing and making alterations of your project!
- Effective Granny flat builders recognise the difference to a new home build . The fact is granny flats have to be designed and built within an existing environment. There’s also the disruption to services and communication with tenants for example. This is the difference between a good builder and an excellent one. So get it done right without the hassles – first go!
- Making sure your builder is qualified and fully insured. Make sure your entire project is being built with licensed professionals and find out what their insurances cover and what guarantees and warranties are in place.
- Don’t hesitate to ask your potential builder if you can view his past granny flat projects or current portfolio. Seeing their work or how they work will give you insight into their build quality and process.
If there is something specific or unique you want in your granny flat, be sure that the builder is willing and capable of carrying it out. For example, can the builder do a double storey granny flat? Can he work around obstacles like trees, sewer, drainage and other site specific issues? Ask your builder if they have experience with your specific request. If they don’t it may be time to find a new builder.