The Birdwood - JFK Custom Homes. Custom Home Builder Perth

When it comes to choosing a luxury home builder in Perth, it can feel completely overwhelming. There are so many custom home builders to choose from – how do you find the one that’s right for you?

Here are 7 mistakes we think you should avoid when choosing a home builder in Perth.


Not Doing Enough Research

For a purchase that’s likely to be the biggest one of your life, research is key.

Make a shortlist of home builders that could fit your requirements and then start to research them. Visit their websites to get a feel of their style, and find out if they have a display home you can visit. This really helps to bring their skills and attention to detail to life.

Read their online reviews and testimonials on their website to see what their clients thought about their experience building with them.


Realistic Build Times

While it’s impossible to give a specific and accurate build time, there can be wildly inaccurate build times offered by some builders.

This is because a builder may be quiet at the time, so promises a short build time, but then signs up several other new home build clients. That then throws their original build time out the window, and leaves you feeling disappointed and possibly out of pocket too.

A reputable custom home builder will be able to offer you a realistic time frame to build your home.


Not Reading The Fine Print

This is a mistake that applies to any contract you’ll sign, but when you’re spending as much as you will on a custom home, reading the fine print should never be missed.

The fine print is what will become highly relevant should there be any issues during the build process, so understanding it clearly and knowing exactly what is and isn’t included is crucial before you sign anything.


Choosing A Home Builder On Price Alone

We understand that you’ll have a budget you want to stick to when you build a new home. Very few people have unlimited funds so cost is always going to be a factor when it comes to choosing a home builder in Perth.

However, that doesn’t mean you should be choosing the cheapest builder, unless they really are the right builder for you, you’ve done your research thoroughly, and you’re happy with your decision.


Limited Experience

Make sure that the home builder you choose has experience in building the kind of home you’re planning to build.

There’s no point choosing a builder who specialises in two-storey properties on narrow lots when you’re wanting to build a rural homestead property on a 10 acre block.

Find home builders that have built the kind of property you want and are confident they can deliver your dream home.


No Recent References

Ask your shortlist of home builders for recent references from their clients.

Testimonials on their website are a starting point, but if you don’t know when they were written, or can’t speak to the people who wrote them, they aren’t particularly helpful.

A good custom home builder in Perth should be happy to pass on details of their clients so you can find out for yourself what their experience was like.


Small Range Of Designs

A home builder with a small range of designs may not have the experience or team to be able to deliver the kind of home you want.

If they’re a specialist builder they could be perfect if your home style matches their experience, but make sure that it does before you choose them as your Perth home builder.


Want to find out why JFK Custom Homes could be your perfect match when it comes to building your dream home?

Our team of luxury builders in Perth are ready to chat to you about your new build. Call us on 08 9355 1788 or get in touch online now.