How To Choose The Right Builder

So, you’ve decided to build your dream home. How exciting! At Dulger Homes, we truly believe that a house is one of the most important, personal assets you can have. After all, nothing compares to a loving home. To ensure your new home serves your lifestyle and reflects your personality and preferences, it’s important to choose the right builder from the beginning. One that has ample experience in the industry, craftsmanship that aligns with your personal taste, and the capacity to deliver high quality results in a smooth, timely manner. In this blog post, we’ll share with you the four steps to take when choosing the right builder.

  1. Have a clear vision for your dream home and ideal builder

Before you reach out to any builders, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for. Perhaps your dream home comes to mind clearly—that’s great. If you don’t have a clear idea off the bat, take inspiration from display homes, architecture magazines, and online platforms like Pinterest, or even drive through your favourite suburbs.

It’s also a good idea to clear on all your particulars. By that we mean your time frame, budget, land size, ideal house size, and your lifestyle requirements. Are you after a spacious work-from-home space? A guest bedroom for the in-laws? A home gym and sauna in the double garage? Consider how your home needs to serve you now and into the future. This helps ensure nothing is missed when you’re at the design phase of your build.

Then, establish what qualities your ideal builder should have. Are you looking for a personalised service with one-of-a-kind results? Some qualities to consider include: affordability, craftsmanship, customer service, communication, reliability, experience, and trustworthiness. It’s a good idea to understand what your non-negotiables are as these will help narrow down your options in the research phase.

In this journey of building your dream home, Dulger Homes goes beyond construction; we sit down with you, understanding every detail and aspiration, ensuring a personalised and one-of-a-kind home that reflects your lifestyle and meets your non-negotiables.

  • Assess all your options

Building your forever home can be incredibly exciting. You may be tempted to go with the first builder you find just to get the show on the road, but it’s always best to make an informed decision. If you don’t know where to begin, a good search on Google will show you a range builders based on relevance, while a search on Google Maps will display your local builders. You can also speak with family and friends who’ve recently completed a new build or reach out to your state or territory’s building association.

On your search, you should be assessing each builder’s style and specialty (either through their display homes or completed projects), services, values, knowledge, customer reviews and accreditations. Create a shortlist of the builders that have met your criteria.

For instance, Dulger Homes, offers display homes, customer reviews, and a wealth of information on our website, helping you make an informed choice for your dream home.

  • Reach out to your shortlisted builders

Naturally, the next step is to make contact! Send out an inquiry, visit their showroom or give them a quick call to get the ball rolling. Before signing your name on the dotted line, assess how the initial relationship is going and make sure you’re asking the right questions. Are they prompt with their responses? Do you feel listened to during your initial meetings? Do the proposed budget and timeframe meet your expectations? Do they have up-to-date credentials, licenses and certifications? And most importantly, do they meet your expectations?

  • Make an informed decision

Lastly, it’s time to choose your builder! Opt for choosing the builder who you feel most compatible with, both in terms of aesthetic results and in terms of how they conduct their business. After all, the building process may take a long time from signing the contract to picking up your keys, so it’s crucial you settle on a builder who you know will vouch for your best interests.


While it can feel daunting at times, the building process is an incredibly exciting time in your life in which you get to bring your dream home to life. At Dulger Homes, we pride ourselves on making the process as smooth and worry-free as possible for our clients, because we know paying attention to the details in the planning phase of your build will reap the best results once the team picks the tools up.

If you’re ready to press play on your dream home, visit one of our display homes to spark some inspiration, or speak with a member of our friendly team to learn more about our quality builders.

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