Get to know your Stroud Homes Builder in Wollongong

Get to know your Stroud Homes Builder in Wollongong

Wollongong builder Travis Butler with clients

Questions to ask your builder

Building a new home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make for you and your family, and it’s crucial you’re happy with, not only the final product, but with the entire process.

There are a lot of builders on the market offering a whole host of different home designs, price structures and guarantees, so it’s understandable if it can get a bit daunting at times.

If you’re a first-time home-builder, you may have a lot of questions you want to ask your builder to make sure it’s a great fit.

So, if you are one of many who are planning on building your new dream home across the Illawarra and Southern Highlands in the new year, here are some essential questions answered by Jared from Stroud Homes Wollongong.

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Are you a registered builder and are you insured?

Yes, Stroud Homes is a registered and insured builder.

The state of New South Wales requires that, before you do any type of residential building, you need to obtain a building licence

You are able to look up each NSW builders’s valid contractor license here:

Stroud Homes offer FREE site evaluations

When can you give me a definitive price to build my home?

We will be able to give you a definite price through a fixed price quote once we have conducted all of the preliminary testing on your block. This is done just before we sign the contract.

At this stage, you will know exactly how much you will pay for everything included in you home.

However, with our experience and having built many homes in the area, and on different types of block, we are usually able to give you a ballpark price pretty close to the final price very early on.

Build site in Wollongong

Do you offer a warranty? If so, what is the time period for the warranty?

Yes, we offer a 7 year structural guarantee and a 25 year warranty on Timber frames.

Choosing a Stroud Home means you will receive the benefit of warranties from Australia’s top manufacturers. We only use the best so you get the best.

Take a look at all our guarantees: Stroud Homes Building Guarantees

Clients outside of their new Stroud home

How will the quality of my home’s construction be managed?

Stroud Homes has developed proven processes and systems to ensure that each build and final product is to the client’s satisfaction.

At Stroud Homes Wollongong we make sure our site supervisor only manages 10-15 projects at the one time (most other supervisors manage up to 30) to ensure he is on top of the build and can make sure everything is progressing smoothly.

We update our clients every week, usually with a Friday call or via an app called Voxer, where we can send progress shots and updates as well.

As a client you’re also of course welcome on to site several times during the build. At Stroud Homes we like our clients to be involved throughout the entire journey, after all it’s your home we’re building.

Before handover we have an independent handover consultant company ( walk through the house to make sure it’s of highest quality.

If anything is not up to standard we will have it rectify with a couple of weeks. We are rated top 5% in build quality across the board!

The Checklist

We have now outline a few essential questions to ask your builder to ensure you can trust them to build you dream home.

But we have also created a handy checklist to look at when in the process of picking a new home builder:

Outlining your expectations ahead of time can save you time, money, and headaches in the long run.

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