Before you take on a large-scale project such as a Calgary infill home build, you will likely have a lot of questions. It is important that you choose a homebuilder who is open to answering all of your questions and addressing any concerns you may have while your home is being built. To decide on a custom home builder, start by asking the following questions so you can be sure you're working with the right team:
- What are your quality control measures?
It is common to ask about the materials your custom home builder will use, to ensure the quality and longevity of the home. Especially since you will be building a luxury custom home, you will want the highest quality materials and supplies. However, most people forget to ask about the quality control measures throughout the building process. It is very important when building a luxury custom home that the builder has regular inspections to remain proactive and identify problems before the construction is complete.
- Who will be my primary point of contact?
From the builders to the plumbers to the roofers, it’s hard to identify who will be your main point of contact. It is not always the case that the person you deal with throughout writing the contract, will be the person you work with on site. Therefore, make sure to ask who will be your main point of contact and what their qualifications are that make them suitable for this job. Your point of contact is very important as there will be many questions and approvals that need to be completed throughout the build and you will want to be able to have good communication and contact with them.
- How can I customize my home?
The great part about building your own luxury custom home is that you can personalize it to meet your taste and style. To ensure your custom home meets all of your expectations, ask your customer home builder what options you have. Some builders may have limited customizable options in various parts of the home, or some options may well exceed your budget. Therefore it is critical to ask questions pertaining to your design ideas and if they can be met by your builder before they begin to build.
- What will the cost of my home be?
No one likes getting a huge bill at the end of a project, and there is nothing cheap about building a luxury custom home. Therefore, it is critical that you sit down with your builder and ensure that everything has been agreed upon prior to building, so that they do not add on additional expenses that you get stuck with at the end of the project. Throughout the construction, make sure every change or add on you approve is discussed thoroughly and if it does increase your agreed upon price, that you agree to it before they build.
- Will I have a schedule for when the project meets completion deadlines?
Building a luxury custom home can be incredibly time consuming. While you will be very anxious to move in, the best way to remain realistic is to ask your builder about time lines and due dates for construction. With permits and reliance on many different service providers, it is critical that you ask your builder about scheduling to ensure they are making your project a priority and giving you a realistic move in date.