Comparing Builders' Quotes
Are the same big ticket items included in the quote? How do they charge on variations?Learn what to ask and when with our handy guide.
In answer to our last blog post, Top five causes of budget blowout, here we look at our top five tips to avoid budget blowout during your build.
1. Plan carefully
You may be keen to get started, but you’ll save time in the long run by spending more time on planning in the early stages and avoiding costly mistakes, once the build has started.
2. Accurate & detailed documentation is important
Choose a builder who is committed to providing comprehensive documentation that specifically outlines all aspects of your build. This will result in more accurate costings and less room for error.
3. Dream within your means
Have a very clear picture of what you want and what you can realistically afford. It’s easy to get carried away, but never lose site of your budget.
4. Avoid delays at all costs
Once your build has begun, don’t be tempted to delay your build by making changes, unless it’s absolutely necessary. Delays are expensive.
5. Don’t make changes during construction
Making constant variations during your build is, hands down, a sure fire way to blow your budget. It’s hard not to get emotional about your new home, and it’s a challenge to think of everything before you start building, but it pays to plan carefully and stick to the plans you signed off.
Hallmark Homes can help you avoid budget blowout with our Upfront Fixed-Price Guarantee. Our team is ready to help you with any other queries you may have regarding your new home. If you have any questions about our home designs or house and land packages, please contact us today.