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Best Builders in Canberra, ACTfrom $1000/m2

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  • 7D

    Home Builders

    74 Design

    Anthony, I was happy with the service, and the design is very good; I would have loved a warning against the first builder I had when he asked for an inflated deposit, I heard after the event and my financial and time loss that is an old trick of dodgy builders

    16 Reviews
    Booker Bay,NSW
  • Construction Builder

    WILLCO Consulting

    I decided to go with Will of Willco on an extension of my house in Sydney's East. He was excellent in every respect - attention to detail, prompt communication, contactable almost 24/7 and last but not means least, very cost effective. I challenge anyone to find a draftsman, or is it draugh...

    14 Reviews
    St Clair,NSW
  • Granny Flat Builders

    Concept2Construction

    I was very happy with the services of Concept2 Constructions. Gerard completed my plans in a very short period of time. They were accurate, needing no amendments and the price was extremely reasonable. Prior to finding this business through this sight I was quoted prices substantially higher a...

    9 Reviews
    Shellharbour,NSW
  • Builder Contractor

    Cornerstone Architects

    I would highly recommend Cornerstone Architects, very professional with imagination and flare.

    6 Reviews
    Mount Waverley,VIC
  • Commercial Building Builders

    Paramount Concrete Constructions

    I encourage you to chat with Bo (Bogart) before making a final decision about future projects for your home. I was pleasantly surprised with Bo’s level of integrity and passion for his work, along with his communication and listening skills. He listened to what I wanted and gave advice when app...

    5 Reviews
    Yass,NSW
  • Peter Frazer provided me with a detailed quote and plan for my glasshouse. He knew exactly what I wanted and he built it completely within a few weeks. It is a rather elaborate structure that suits my garden perfectly. The finished project is just what I wanted. I would recommend Peter to others ...

    5 Reviews
    Canberra,ACT
  • Commercial Building Builders

    Avala Homes

    Avala Homes is the only building service we have dealt with that has proved professional and reliable. They offer project management services which is a god-send for dealing with several tradies. They have terrific ideas and suggestions and they make sure they understand what YOU want. They ar...

    5 Reviews
    Isabella Plains,ACT
  • Residential Builders

    Spruced Constructions

    Mark from Spruced Constructions is one of the best tradies I've met. He is professional, friendly, honest and efficient tradie. He came out to our house today, went above and beyond and did more than what he quoted for. We're already looking at booking him to do other jobs around the house and...

    81 Reviews
    Gymea,NSW
  • GBS

    Joan and I are delighted with our new driveway! Many thanks again to you and to all your colleagues for a job well done. We found that everybody worked hard and professionally on all aspects of the job - each individual was most helpful and agreeable throughout. This was much appreciated. Please ...

    17 Reviews
    Kambah Village,ACT
  • New Home Builder

    Minshull Constructions

    This person cared about the result and went out of the way to get me a written quote which would meet my needs.

    5 Reviews
    Chisholm,ACT

What You Should Do When Hiring Builders

Starting a building project can be overwhelming because of the various aspects that you need to oversee. That’s why it would be great to have a professional builder guide you in every step of the way. With their experience in the construction industry, they can definitely help you out with your needs.

Builders can do a wide array of jobs. Some may have specialisations while others provide general construction services. Here’s a list of building and construction jobs that your local builder can do:

  • Carpentry
  • Concreting
  • Painting and decorating
  • Roofing
  • Bricklaying
  • Shopfitting
  • Cabinet making
  • Stonemasonry
  • Plastering
  • Joinery
  • Tiling (wall and floor)

Advantages of hiring builders

Sometimes people think that looking for a builder is not necessary especially when they’re dealing with a small project that can be DIY-ed. You can opt for this as well, if you like, but make sure you’ve considered all the factors before going down the DIY path. Once you’ve started this, it can be costly to turn back and redo everything or rectify mistakes.

Listed below are the pros of hiring local builders:

  1. Expertise
    Building contractors, especially those who are licensed builders, have gone through years of training and skills development. They have spent time mastering their craft in order to be qualified. With this in mind, you can be sure about their ability to deliver work that doesn’t fall short of meeting Australian standards. Apart from their skills, they also have extensive knowledge in the trade. They can give you professional advice to ensure that all your needs will be met.

  2. Equipment
    Implementing your project by yourself means that you would also need to equip yourself with various tools. Buying them wouldn’t be easy as it’s just not practical — why spend for things that you’re only going to use for a couple of times? If you try renting or borrowing, though, there’s the inconvenience of having to learn how to use the tools in the quickest way possible. Now, there’s a risk to this: If you’re not used to operating a machine or any mechanical tool, you might just end up damaging your property and spending more for rectifying errors.

  3. Suppliers and specialists
    Building contractors are connected to many suppliers in the industry. If you want a specific material for your construction project, they can introduce you to a bunch of suppliers and help you get the finest deal. If you have a job that needs to be done by a specialist — for instance, electricians or plumbers — they can help you find the tradies you need and contact them for you.

  4. Insurance
    A registered builder is often likely to have insurance. This is essential in any building project as it can protect you and/or your builder against accidents and additional expenses. There are different types of insurance for builders, and it pays to know what they are. Here are two common types of insurance for building contractors:

    • Home Warranty Insurance. This is also called domestic building insurance, and it is mainly designed to protect customers against builders who cannot or refuse to finish a project or carry out necessary repairs. It is usually required for jobs that cost over $10,000.
    • Public Liability Insurance. This type of insurance protects builders against claims of injury or accidents, which resulted from their work activities.

Things to look for when hiring builders

Whether you’re looking to hire commercial or residential builders, it’s pretty easy finding building contractors in Canberra. However, there’s a bit of trickiness when it comes to picking out which one to hire. You should check a few things before you officially enlist their help so that you can be certain they’re really the right tradie for your job. Make sure to consider these things before making a deal with a construction business:

✓ Qualifications

This is one of the first things that you need to check as this will easily tell you if they are qualified to take on your job. Have a look at their list of services and ask them if they have done a similar type of work before. Don’t forget to check their licences too.

✓ Portfolio

Look at photos of their best works and their recent works. This will show you the quality of work that they are capable of providing.

✓ Customer feedback

It’s difficult to trust people whom you have just met them for the first time, but you can cast aside your doubts when you see that a business is recommended by other customers. Read reviews about the building contractors so that you’ll have an idea on whether they’re professional or rude, efficient or slow, hardworking or lazy. Check out these sample feedbacks on some of the top builders in Canberra:

”I encourage you to chat with Bo (Bogart) before making a final decision about future projects for your home. I was pleasantly surprised with Bo’s level of integrity and passion for his work, along with his communication and listening skills. He listened to what I wanted and gave advice when appropriate. I requested a quote for my driveway, and was so impressed; I ended up having my backyard completely renewed. Jason, who also worked on the project, was polite and friendly, I don’t believe I’ve witnessed someone with such a strong work ethic. Thanks guys. Annette Watson-ACT” - Annette from Canberra, ACT on Paramount Concrete Constructions

”Peter Frazer provided me with a detailed quote and plan for my glasshouse. He knew exactly what I wanted and he built it completely within a few weeks. It is a rather elaborate structure that suits my garden perfectly. The finished project is just what I wanted. I would recommend Peter to others who require a builder and I would not hesitate in using him again myself for another project. Terry O'Reilly.” - Terry from Jerrabomberra, NSW on Frazer Building Solutions

✓ Pricing

Ensure that the businesses are charging you fairly. At ServiceSeeking.com.au, you can compare up to 12 quotes from different builders. Ask for a detailed written quote so that hidden charges can be prevented. It’s important for you to make sure that they are being upfront with their rates.

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