Price vs Quality When Choosing Your Home Builder
“So many clients look at the bottom line of what they are purchasing but not the quality and the longevity of the items that are being used,” says Aletha Walters, co-owner of Stroud Homes Fraser Coast.
Stroud Homes gives you an amazing range of house plans that you can tweak to suit your individual needs, honest pricing and a heap of guarantees ensuring every home is of the very best standard.
The team works with you using a high level of standard fully loaded inclusions that are all about longevity, quality and on trend items.
We talk to Aletha about honest builds and the importance of quality products.
“So many clients come to us and they look at four walls, a roof and the bottom line – but have they considered the quality of the finish that the builder is offering and the maintenance of the items that are included?” asks Aletha.
“For example, we use stone tops because we know that they are going to stand the test of time – they won’t warp in wet areas and need to be replaced because they are coming apart at the seams.”
“We chose an undermount sink where the tap goes directly into the stone because we don’t want you to tightening your sink tap every six months because it bows and wobbles.”
And Aletha encourage people to ask themselves:
“If a builder is quick to cut $5000 from the price to win the job, what have they removed in order to achieve this price? And are they going to be around in 12 months to maintain your home?”
“We are all about providing a quality home for you and your family that you can enjoy and resell in 10 years for a great price with little maintenance,” adds Aletha.
“We have spent a lot of time fostering great working relationships with our suppliers and people we work with. It is a really important part of our business that we offer you the best products at the best prices,” says Aletha.
This goes hand in hand with Stroud Homes Fraser Coast being a local family who is involved with a national franchise.
The company gives you that anchor of being from two six-generation families in the area, plus those national franchise prices that come from being part of a team building over 1000 homes every year in Australia.
“You can’t beat that anywhere else in this area,” says Aletha. “No other builder offers both those benefits,”
“Choose the best of both worlds; local builders with national prices!”
“Base pricing is such a misleading practice in our local area,” says Aletha. “It’s a common strategy for builders to tie you up with cheap prices and false advertising so that you fall into a mindset of price.”
Base pricing is basically a price referring to how much your home costs without any extra options such as upgraded carpet, cabinets, counters, etc. A home build priced using a base price strategy can end up costing you a great deal more than you were initially planning on.
Stroud Homes Fraser Coast offers an all inclusive price instead through a Fixed Price Contract. This means the price you get in your quote is your contract price.
The team also includes site costs and council fees in the price, so there is no hidden surprises when it becomes time to sign the dotted line.
And there’s no PC Costs (Prime Cost) – no running around to suppliers looking for products based on a set price. All is done in-house with a qualified Interior Designer and quality upscale products.
“At Stroud Homes Fraser Coast, the team will price your build properly the first time – based on your block, your budget and your family!”
To ensure your home is of top quality, Stroud Homes offers many wonderful guarantees, including a guaranteed build time of 16 weeks from commencement date (from council approval) to practical completion.
The team also guarantees great communication. “We call you every Friday – whether we have spoken to you every day or once that week. Each client is different and we customise our care to suit your needs,” explains Aletha.
You also get a wonderful Stroud Homes folder at Preliminary Stage answering every question you have from signup to handover and maintenance.
“We guarantee the quality of our builds! We are award winning builders who keep winning swag of awards year in and year out,” adds Aletha.
“With over 16 award wins under our belt for all types of houses we know how to build a good home.”