New Home Build: Top 4 tips for success in Canberra

A new home build takes time and dedication. If you want your build to be a success, our guide can tell you how to make it happen in five steps.

Constructing a new home can be both an exciting and daunting task. From securing the finances and land required to choosing the right builder, to staying within budget and realising your vision, it can be a complicated time.

Choosing a reputable home builder is key; especially one that places an emphasis on communication, transparency, and is flexible to your unique plans.

Canberra is a city with ambitious plans to increase its population, meaning now is the perfect time to build your dream home.

Some 100,000 new homes will be built in Canberra within the next 25 new years. Homes by Howe is proud to be trusted by Canberra families as a custom home builder, working to create stunning homes across the region.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at four useful tips to remember when working on a new home build. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Create a budget

Developing a realistic idea of how much money you are able to spend, as well as the total costs is an essential first step. In the home budget phase, you need to balance your ‘wants’ with what you can afford. It always pays to plan for cost overruns at this stage, rather than budgeting 100% of your available money into the project up-front.

2. Ask questions before deciding on a builder

Before settling on a home builder for your project, ask pertinent questions about their work process, availability, experience, and anything else you are curious about. Speak to past clients and get an unbiased account of their experiences.

Here at Homes by Howe, we pride ourselves on our communication and transparency. Speak to a member of our team about any queries you may have; we’re always happy to answer them.

3. Be hands-on during the design stage

For a custom build, you are in control. Our design consultations ensure that your project is perfect right from the start. Consulting with your home builder and settling on a design saves both time and money in the long run.

During the selection process, you can choose the materials, appliances, and finishes that match your tastes. Make sure to do your homework and work with your builder to find the best design for your home.

4. Always get a written contract for a new home build

A written contract, signed by both you and the builder, should include all the important details of the project. This includes cost, timescale (including completion date), information details of the builder, insurance details, warranties, information about sub-builders, and more.

Take control of your new home build

Building a new home requires time, effort, and money. Therefore, settling on a home builder that you can trust is key to ensuring a successful outcome. Choose a builder that you feel comfortable with and stay hands-on during the construction process.

Go here to learn more about building a new home in Canberra and see why Homes by Howe is your No. 1 choice.