Finding the right Master Builder to construct your new home is one of the most important decisions you will make throughout the whole new build process. The type of house you wish to build, your budget, and even your location will influence your selection. Careful consideration at this early stage means you can rest assured your significant investments in time and money will result in a comfortable, happy home for years to come.
In New Zealand, there are essentially two types of building company; production builders who work on mass producing fairly similar homes from standardised plans and private local builders who focus on more tailored, custom build projects. Many people may not realise private local building companies can offer some pretty significant advantages right throughout the build process. From greater customisation to more involvement in the decision-making, it’s worth investigating further when planning your new build. Below are four key reasons to choose a local builder for your next project.
A local builder means you will have greater access to the actual owners and contractors involved in your build. This allows for more open communications, more involvement in the decision-making processes and ultimately a more streamlined approach to the build process. If there is a problem, or changes that need to be discussed, you are able to speak directly to the people concerned for a quick resolution, offering a more personalised service overall.
Generally speaking the larger the company the bigger the overheads. Whether corporate, administrative or office related these extra expenses are often passed on to the new homeowners. The reality is they aren’t going to make your new home any better, and in some cases can make the whole process more complicated than it needs to be. Lower overheads mean your local builder can provide high quality builds at a more attractive price point.
Hiring a local builder allows for greater customisation than mass production building companies who follow standard pre-set formats allowing little opportunity for alterations, or charge substantial fees when requests for changes are made. Requests for alterations or product selections can be actioned quickly and efficiently without wading through several layers of the corporate office.
The Community Benefits
Local business owners are often an integral part of the communities in which they live and work, they have a reputation to uphold and are more likely to consider their actions and responsibilities within the community more seriously. Keeping it local also means you are supporting your local economy. You are contributing to local businesses, local contractors and helping create local jobs. Keeping the wealth in your neighbourhood aids the enrichment of the whole community.
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