The Birdwood - JFK Custom Homes. Custom Home Builder Perth

So you’ve decided to build your next home – congratulations! Before you can start, you need to choose the right home builder for your project.

But how exactly do you do that?

Here’s our take on how to choose the right home builder in Perth.


Find Your Block

The first thing you need to do is find your block of land.

Your land is the key to all of the factors that will affect which home builder you choose.

What shape is it? Does it have a slope? What orientation is it? Where is it located?


Decide On Your Budget & Home Design

Once you’ve found your land, it’s time to start designing your home.

Before you do that though, you need to set a budget for your build. There’s no point designing a house that’s going to cost $800,000 to build when your budget is $500,000.

When you have a realistic budget in place, you can start designing the perfect home for your land.

There are plenty of house designs available from individual builders, or you can choose to custom design your home from scratch. Depending on which option you choose, this can affect your decision on which house builder to choose.

To get a real idea of how your home will look and feel, get your house plans drafted in 3D so you can literally walk through your new home before it’s built.


Ask Around

When choosing the right luxury home builder in Perth, it’s important to get recommendations.

Ask friends and family who they’ve used to build and what their experience has been.

Online testimonials are also helpful but nothing beats a personal recommendation.


Make A Shortlist Of Home Builders

Once you’ve done some research and got recommendations from family and friends, you need to make a shortlist of home builders in Perth.

Speak to several of them before moving to quote stage – you need to feel comfortable with them and confident that they would be able to bring your vision to life.


Visit Display Homes

Visiting a builder’s display home or office can give you a good idea of the kind of work they can do and the style of houses they design.

Walk around, get inspiration for your own home and inspect their work along the way.


Get Quotes 

After narrowing down your shortlist, ask for quotes from at least 3 home builders.

This will allow you to get a good idea of what costs you’re likely to face and you can compare like with like quotes.


Speak To Previous Clients

The best way to help you choose the right home builder once you’ve had your quotes back is to speak to their previous clients.

Anyone can add testimonials to their website but when you speak to previous clients, they’ll be able to tell you in their own words exactly what their building experience was and if they would recommend them.


Check Insurances & Registrations

You must check that any builder you choose has all the right registrations, licenses and insurances.

Should anything happen along the way that would result in a claim, you need peace of mind that you would be covered.


Make A List Of Questions

After getting your quotes, make a list of questions for the builder.

Even if it seems like a stupid question to you, they should be happy to go through everything you want to know before you make your decision.


Read Your Contract Thoroughly

Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you read the contract thoroughly.

It should clearly explain exactly what you can expect, and what’s included and excluded from the build.

If you don’t understand any of the clauses, ask them to explain it.

The last thing you want is to discover something is not included that you expected to be, or that your costs are going to increase along the way.


If you’re looking for a luxury home builder in Perth, speak to our team at JFK Custom Homes today.

We’ve designed and built hundreds of homes across Perth and we’d be privileged to build yours.

Get in touch online or call 08 9355 1788 (open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).