With the building contractors in Auckland booming, many residents are now looking for a new home to call home. Home building in New Zealand is a big industry with the number of companies keeping growing every year. With so many options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why it’s important to research local companies before you visit to ensure they’re right for you and your family.
Choosing a building company to complete your residential building project can be as simple as going on the company’s website. Or you can contact a building surveyor or your local council. Regardless of how you choose to find them, here are some helpful tips to help you find the right builders in Auckland to get your building project completed to your expectations.
Find building contractors in Auckland who are licensed by the building and construction industries board. For companies without a licence, you might be risking building codes being broken. You also don’t know if you could be paying extra for licensing, which could put you out of pocket and result in you having to pay a lawyer to sort out the problem. Companies who have the right licenses are required to adhere to these standards, which can include certain health and safety regulations. This means that your finished building will meet current regulations and comply with local laws.
Once you’ve found licensed building contractors in Auckland, call each one for an individualised quote. Ask about their experience and ask to see some references or previous work they’ve completed. Also check their insurance and find out what sort of commercial building insurance they hold. Remember that house builders in Auckland are considered commercial property so you need to make sure you’re not putting your life at risk. Make sure they can give you a guarantee up to one year and check whether they can help you find additional support during the building process.
One area of the building industry, where many small businesses find a niche is in the residential building market. Many Auckland builders will cater to residential customers through their own design companies and will often provide a custom quote on a per square foot basis. If you’re looking for a specific style or design, you’ll want to talk to the building contractors in Auckland about it, but many will offer a variety of options and be happy to talk to you about what’s available and what would suit your needs best. Even if you need a more minimalistic building constructed, some builders in Auckland have a good range of studios and studio apartments that you can choose from as well as one bedroom dwellings.
Many smaller building companies are also starting to specialize in the residential property market and you may find a builder with extensive experience in either renovations interior design, or both. For example, Fitting South Shore Developments in Ponsonby has an excellent reputation for building quality and delivering attractive residential designs on a smaller scale. The company is currently building two studio apartments in Heeton and Greymouth and plans to expand in the future.
If you’re in charge of the construction of a new building or remodeling an existing one, you may find you’re faced with the decision of whether to go with a general contractor or one specialised in building for individuals. Personally, I would favour the latter. While there are many advantages of using a building company, a general contractor has a much wider range of skills and is more likely to have a better finish (sometimes far better than an individual!) on your construction project. When dealing with a highly skilled specialist, you can be sure they’ll have the experience to get it right first time.
If you’re building a new building in Auckland, or even looking to demolish an old building, you should check out the range of services being offered by DBS Residential. From finishing carpentry and sheet metal work right through to comprehensive roof and partitioning work, they’ve got just about every type of building project you can imagine. I personally love using DBS Residential roofing and partitioning services on the north shore of Auckland.