To Build or Not To Build - That's the Age Old Question

We hear time and time again from people we meet mentioning in conversation that they have been told their crazy for wanting to build because the process is so difficult and often downright nasty!  Ahh yes, we have been told many horrific stories about builds gone wrong, processes curlier than a slinky and builders who just flat out don't care - yes they do exist we have seen work from these disgraced builders and the thought that we are all tarnished with the same brush and that ALL Builders are like this - I can assure you we aren't.

 

When Brad and I decided almost 10 years ago to start our own business it wasn't some crazy overnight decision we made thinking it would be great to have a business we could call our own, it was a well thought out plan to develop a business that actually had morals, that cared about the clients, cared about the quality of workmanship being produced, about creating an experience for clients that was seamless, stress free and most of all sickly enjoyable! 

 

Brad had been a subby carpenter for years and despised the lack of organisation, lack of interest and overall lack of job satisfaction that enveloped from some builders he realised that in order to make this happen he needed to take the plunge and do it himself.. start a business he could run how he wanted!

 

I was of course there to support this venture every step of the way, I knew how passionate Brad was about providing the best products and service and totally understood why he wanted to walk this path of being a business owner and running his own show.  Together with my obsession for Interior Design we could step off the platform into the sea of Builders and offer the total package.  This is something our past clients have appreciated more than we can say a one stop shop that settles any nerves our clients may have going into the building process and they get to deal with a real honest couple who are passionate beyond words.

 

When building a home there are many things to consider: Tailor the design of your home to suit your land and location (don't design a home before you purchase the land), will you be living in the home or using it as an investment, who will be occupying the home, choose finishes that suit your lifestyle, creating functional practical design elements, does your budget reflect your overall design wish list the questions can be endless. However with the right assistance from both your builder and interior designer all bases will be covered so there are no grey areas and you can build the home of your dreams and budget.  Also choose a builder you get along with and feel comfortable with.  There's nothing worse than working with someone you feel awkward with as communication can be hindered and result in the process being less than desired.

 

Still to this day, Brad and I enjoy every moment of being Builders and meeting new clients exploring ideas with them.  We have met so many wonderful people who share in our vision of creating homes that stand out from the crowd and we are so thankful that we are given the opportunity to show people that NOT all builders are the same and that some of us do stand out in the crowd for the right reasons giving past clients the mindset that building can be a positive lasting experience!  The fact we have repeat clients confirms this!

 

If you have any questions, you would like to ask me in regards to our processes or if you have any general building or design questions, please feel free to email me I would love to answer them!

 

Until next time, enjoy your week!

 

Lise

 

 

 

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