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6 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring Home Extension Builders (1)

Finding the ideal home extension builders to add a luxury extension to your house can be tough work. How can you tell if a prospective extension builder is the right fit for your home and family one you should work with?

Before selecting a builder for a home extension in your Sydney property, be sure to ask yourself these questions. Making further inquiries is an effective method in finding the best house extension builder available.

1. What Is Their Area of Expertise?

Not all contractors are the same. Although there are excellent general contractors that can handle any project, they often focus on one particular aspect of building. Some will only work on new home builds or custom-built homes, while others will focus on commercial builds or renovations and extensions.
This means that many builders will specialise their knowledge and have specific abilities and expertise relevant to their area of focus. Finding a contractor who specialises in renovations and extensions is crucial to your home renovation project as they will have the most knowledge, expertise, and experience in this field.

2. Do They Provide a List of References?

An experienced builder won’t think twice about providing a list of references so you can contact recent previous customers. Prepare questions to interview prior clients about their experiences. This may pertain to the builder’s communication skills, effectiveness, and the quality of their workmanship.
If the owners are willing, a trustworthy builder will be delighted to show off their completed work.

3. Can They Construct My Home Extensions Within My Price Range?

When extending a home, communication is the key to success. This is especially important at the start of the renovation process.
Before hiring a builder, go over your plans for the extension with your budget in mind. It is essential that you and your home builder agree on what can and will be done, as well as whether your plans will align with budget.
It is preferable to be direct. Be open and honest about your budget to avoid misunderstandings and ensure that you ultimately get what you are looking for in your home renovation journey.

4. Can They Provide a Brief Rundown of the Extension Schedule?

Each stage involved in a house extension takes time, so you need more information than just the start and end dates. Along the journey, a wall might need to be demolished or constructed, a foundation may need to be built, and potentially a roof or exterior or interior cladding installation. Your wiring and fixture installation might require the services of an electrician, and you may also require a plumber.
As such, the builder must be able to liaise with the relevant trades and work within your schedule to get the job completed on time. To help you plan ahead and keep you informed, your builder should have a clear cut plan and transparent pricing, detailing all the requirements for a smooth and timely delivery.

5. Will they provide me with design tips and assistance?

Extension builders and project team leaders may be equipped with all the expertise you need to turn your dream into a reality. They may have experience with this kind of job, and use their expertise to direct you if you have any design ideas. Be sure to ask how well your ideas complement the rest of the house, consider the possibility of design collaboration, and express your preferences. Their knowledge and understanding of home renovations could alter your viewpoint and help refine your ideas.

6. What Measures Will They Take to Protect My Property?

While constructing a home extension, you may be residing in your house. As such, you would not want your builders to cause any property damage. You want to be sure that the people working on your home will take safety measures to protect your property. How will they prevent dust from entering your home? What safeguards will they put in place to protect your landscaping? Your builder should be able to give you advice on how to protect your home, furnishings, and valuables.

At Holden Constructions, we design home extensions to enrich your property with the best flow and functionality, showcasing the ultimate luxury and elegance.

If you’re looking for a luxurious area for a new home office or more space for a growing family, an extension is the perfect solution.

If you are looking for specialist home extension builders in Sydney and surrounding areas, we welcome you to discuss your vision with us.

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Andrew from Holden Constructions turned our vision into our beautiful home. He was incredibly easy to work with, and as we wanted to be very involved in the build, he was happy to workshop ideas with us to find a solution we were happy with. Nothing was ever too hard. Andrew and his builders were always friendly, tidy and most importantly trustworthy. Thank you Andrew.

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I employed Andrew Holden of Holden Constructions to undertake a major renovation on my home. The work was of the highest quality and carried out in a timely manner. Any issues that arose, from outside sources, were attended to by Andrew on our behalf  which was a great assistance.  His workers as was Andrew, were polite and courteous and treated my home respectfully. I often receive comments on how lovely my home is.

Andrew was also very helpful in providing alternative ideas for our consideration if he thought it was either more practical or more cost effective.

Basically it was a pleasure dealing with Holden Constructions.

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