Essential questions to ask your builder


Building is an extensive process that involves a lot of planning, research, and critical decisions making. Understanding that different builders have different processes, and value offerings can take a load off your shoulders. Let’s finds out the top essential questions to ask your builder to make you feel more secure about selecting the right builder.


1. What’s standard in your display homes and what’s an upgrade?

Often, display homes are fully decorated with luxury items and significant upgrades. These inclusions are splendid, and purposed to make the homes look very grand. However, it might not be a suitable component for your home.

Speak to our New Home Sales Consultant – Michael Badman today to learn more about our standard inclusions and additional costs to upgrade.


2. Who are your suppliers?

It is essential to learn more about the suppliers that your builder utilizes, as it will ensure that the builder delivers a quality home with quality materials. You might need to ask about kitchen appliances, tapware, flooring, windows and doors, benchtops, cabinetry, and other external materials on your façade.


3. What are the most common upgrades that your clients often select?

This will give you a better understanding of what should be included in your new home. It will also give you selection ideas for your home upgrades. While it is essential to know the most common upgrades, you must ensure that your builder is transparent about pricing so you can budget accordingly.


4. What is your standard structural guarantee?

According to the Australian Consumer Law, Australian consumers are granted a minimum of a 6-year structural guarantee and a 90-day service post-handover. Enso Homes takes pride in the quality of our builds, in which we offer a 25-year structural guarantee. This guarantee covers the structural components of the house including slab, frame, and brickwork.


5. Are we allowed to hire a third-party building inspector?

Every builder must oblige and complete your home with care and meet industry standards. While all builders have their inspection services, engaging with a third-party inspector will add greater reassurance to the quality of your home. Having both inspectors can put your mind at ease and guarantee the quality of your home.


6. Do you offer a fixed-price contract?

Building a new home is an exciting yet costly process. Understanding all the fixed and variable costs from the beginning of the process is imperative. It is critical that during your initial engagement with your builder, that the builder is transparent and ensures clarity with their communication and pricing. This will make your building journey way less stressful.


For more information, check out Enso Homes’s Procedure of Purchase.


7. How long has the company been around?

This will help you learn more about the company’s history and its presence within the industry. Partnering with a reputable builder is an essential factor in determining the quality of your builder and the services you will receive.


Let’s learn more about Enso’s Philosophy on Building a New Home.

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1. Our standard floorplans

Choose from our thoughtfully designed floor plans and facades. They are beautiful, carefully curated new home designs, created with knowledge, emotion and consideration for how you live.

I want a standard build

2. Make ours yours

Choose one of our standard designs and reconfigure it to make it yours. Customise – Change – Create – Invent. Add your personal touch without redesign fees.

I want to make changes

3. Custom homes

It’s your new home, exactly how you imagined it. Starting from scratch, we will work with you to design your new home and help bring it to life. Use your own plans or work with our team who will inspire you to create something truly unique and memorable.

I want a custom build

Enso Homes Pty Ltd
Suite 4, 190 Latrobe Terrace,
Geelong West, VIC 3218

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