The world of house building is a vast and potentially very complex place to find yourself, even more so if you want to build your own home and have a say in how your home turns out. Your choice of house builder can have a massive impact on how smoothly the process goes and to the quality of what you are left with once they have packed up and left you to it. To help you in making the right choice for you, here are a few things that you’ll want to look into before signing a development agreement.
Ask to see their work for yourself
If you have a builder in mind, then it would be a smart move to ask if you can see some of their work, because whilst pictures and websites can be useful there’s nothing like seeing the real thing, in person. If there are any objections whatsoever, then this should serve as a definite warning sign that there could be trouble ahead, at which point you should probably reconsider your options.
Be sure to see a variety of examples
Quite often, a builder will offer to show you examples of homes that they have already built, which is ok, however, if you want to get a really good idea of how good their workmanship is, ask to visit some builds that are in progress. Also ask to see a variety house types, certainly if you are considering custom house plans (known as แบบแปลนบ้านสร้างเอง in Thai), you’ll want to be able to see how they build their homes and what types of constructions methods they use for yourself in real time.
Speak with existing clients
In order to paint a full picture of their level of service and customer care approach it is always best to speak with existing clients, that way you can hear for yourself how they felt throughout the entire construction process. All the way through from the design and planning stage to the final inspection and settling in period. Knowing what to expect throughout the build process is important, as is what you encounter once your property is built and you start to live in it as there will be certain aspects of aftercare that will need addressing within the settling in period.
When it comes to construction, you won’t know until you get there so, knowing how your prospective builder will look after you in advance, from people who have been there and lived though it can prove to be priceless.