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Choosing the Right Home Builder for You

While your builder choice is a very personal decision, there are 5 key factors to consider.

Two of the most important decisions you will make along the new home buyer journey will be where are you going to live and who is going to build your home.

While the choice of builder is a very personal decision and there are a number of things that you need to weigh up during the process, there are 5 key factors to consider when looking for your builder.

1. Design

Loving the design of your new home has to be number one on your must-haves. Such a milestone experience deserves a design you love now and into the future. Something that fits all your needs now and as your family grows. Whether it’s three bedrooms and a study (that could be a future fourth bedroom), the roomy alfresco or maybe the kitchen to suit your entertaining lifestyle, creating a design wish list is a good start.

2. Inclusions

Inclusions are items that builders offer as part of the basic price of your house. These inclusions can cover anything from dishwashers, letterboxes, fences, concrete driveways and more. Not all builders offer the same inclusions so ask what’s included, what isn’t included and what makes their particular package better value than other builders – and ask to see them on display! Make sure you’re comparing apples with apples.

3. Timing

Do you have time to wait, or are you working to a timeline? Most builders work to monthly start lists which are also linked to their price lists. When your land is ready to build on (meaning when you will receive your land title) impacts the price and promotions you have access to. Make sure you have this conversation with your builder and you are both clear on the timelines available.

4. Service

First impressions make a big difference. Your building journey can extend for more than half a year so it’s important that you have been impressed by your builder’s customer care from the very first contact. Don’t settle for second best when it comes to this big decision.


Taking the advice of friends and family is definitely a key part of the new home decision process, especially if they have also been through the experience. But, don’t forget to have a look at what others are saying too through review sites and even your new neighbours in the Monument community.

For more information about choosing the right home builder for you, visit the Monument sales team at 1392 Plumpton Road, Plumpton or give them a call on 1300 040 563 to find out more.