Choosing a builder can be daunting. For a start, how can you be sure they’re actually going to do what they say they’re going to do, when they say they’re going to do it?
Then there’s design choice, price, quality of fittings and fittings, and easy day-to-day communication. Suddenly, making the right decision is more important than ever.
Even if you’re talking to a builder on the recommendation of family or friends, you still need to feel confident – in your heart of hearts – that your new home plans are in safe hands, with a team that can deliver.
After all, you’re just looking for the right house, built well and for the right price.
At WA Country Builders we hear you loud and clear, which is why we’ve put together this short list of questions to help you choose a builder.
Of course, we’d love to build your new home (or winery, residential development, chalets, offices or retirement village for that matter), but first we invite you to see how we stack up when you ask yourself the following:
Do they have an excellent track record?
We sure do. We’re a family-owned and run business with two decades of experience under our belt, and more than 6,000 homes to our name throughout regional Western Australia. That’s a lot of runs on the board.
Do they have local knowledge?
We sure do. We were born in the country and take great pride in employing local people to look after you every step of the way. That’s local design and sales staff, local administration staff, local site supervisors and local trades – all with intimate knowledge of the area in which you want to build. Our sales consultants are all HIA accredited and HIA GreenSmart accredited, so you can be sure you’re getting the best design advice for your region. With five regional offices, plus our HQ in Perth, you could say we’re very well-placed to help you.
Do they design for sustainability?
We sure do. As an HIA GreenSmart partner, we always design and build with sustainability in mind. Whether it’s minimising energy and water bills, doing the right thing by the environment, harnessing passive solar design principles, delivering year-round-comfort, or minimising construction waste, we’ll use the most sustainable building practices available.
Do they walk the walk?
We sure do. We know firsthand that building in a rural area can bring a unique set of challenges, but we’ve got the experience and know-how to tackle any block in any location, whether that’s a new estate, a hidden pocket of paradise or rolling acreage. From orientation and earthworks, to bushfire regs and soil type, our regional teams know rural building inside out.
We sure do. We believe that if you live in the country, you should have just as much choice as the city-dwellers. A quick look at our designs online will confirm there’s something for everyone, with a choice of more than 60 homes. Big or small. Modern or traditional. Views. Farmhouse. Families. Retirees. Pick a design and keep it as it is, or tailor it to suit. Or start from scratch for a one-of-a-kind design.
Do they win awards year after year?
We sure do. It’s fair to say we’ve won more awards than any other regional builder, consistently earning top honours for building excellence and high praise for our customer service.
Do they offer a rock-solid guarantee?
We sure do. Not only do we offer a 6-month maintenance period and a lifetime structural guarantee, but we’re proud to be part of the JWH Group, one of WA’s largest building companies. And that naturally means we stand by our word.