How to Choose the Right Builder


Everyone’s idea of a dream home is different. That’s why when you’re building your new home at Calderwood Valley, you want to find a builder that shares your dream. Putting extra time and thought into choosing a builder that’s right for you can help make the process smoother and get you into the right residence quicker.

Whether you decide to use a Calderwood Valley Display Home Village builder or choose your own, bear these tips in mind to make when selecting the team to construct your new place.


  1. Display home visit

    It’s a good idea to walk through of your builder’s display home. That way the builder can explain and answer any doubts or queries you might have. If a display home isn’t available, you might want to make an appointment at another property they’ve built.


  2. Experience

    While you don’t have to choose the most experienced firm, we suggest doing some research before landing on a team. You can find out how many years the builder has been in business, make sure their licenses are up to scratch and learn about past projects to get a clearer picture.


  3. References and referrals

    Getting information from previous clients is a great way to learn about builders. The firm might be able to give you contact information for previous clients, who you can ask to speak to in order to learn more about the process and quality of work.


  4. Design guideline compliance

    While every home in Calderwood Valley will be unique, each design should meet the minimum requirements for new homes and front gardens as outlined in the Calderwood Valley Home Design Guidelines. Have a chat about these guidelines with builders and architects you’re considering to ensure they are on board.



  5. Smart home

    A great advantage of building a new home is the chance to implement energy-saving features to help reduce your carbon footprint and save money. Efficient appliances, solar panels and hot water and LED lights are regularly installed in modern homes and can increase the value of your residence. Try talking about energy-saving options with your builder so you can make your new home more efficient and up to date as possible.


  7. Communication

    Building a home at Calderwood Valley is a big and exciting project. See if you can talk to builders about how often you will be updated on progress. Some might even provide written guarantees of key information like total cost and timeline.


  9. Your access

    The construction of your new home is certainly thrilling, so it’s understandable that you may want to visit the site to see how the project is coming along. It could be smart to ask your potential builders if you will have regular access to the build and if there is any sort of visiting schedule.


  11. Standard procedures

    Despite the most thorough planning, occasionally things can go wrong. It’s a good idea to find out about your builder’s insurance policy and procedures for dealing with unforeseen issues.


  13. Your design needs

    Whether you’re looking for a sleek modern home or a cosy traditional style, a house and land package in Calderwood Valley gives you the chance to create the home of your dreams. You can ask builders about different designs and building materials to see what’s possible to turn your dreams into reality.

    When it comes to building your home, there’s no such thing as too many questions. You can shop around and get all your queries answered so you can end up with a home you’re proud of. Stuck for where to begin? Take a look at the Display Home Village at Calderwood Valley. With 37 brand new display homes built by 20 builders, there’s loads of inspiration to help you on the journey to your dream home.