Why it Pays to Choose a Builder First

You’ve made the exciting decision to create your dream home from scratch, but now there’s one big question on your mind: how do you get started?

Building a custom home is one of the greatest investments you’ll ever make, which is why it’s so important to choose a builder first.

A good builder will be able to help you with every step of the process, from discussing your designs, to costings and selecting the right floorplan for your lifestyle.

Here, we reveal the importance of choosing a builder first – and how it could save you precious time and money on your project. 

Choosing a builder first helps keep costs down

One of the biggest – and often hardest – parts of designing a home is determining the budget and how to stay within it. When you choose a builder first, you’ll have instant access to their knowledge and expertise. 

While architects are fantastic at helping you design your dream home, they may not have such an accurate idea when it comes to costing up materials and labour. Running your ideas by your builder first means they can give you a good indication of how much everything will cost and whether it’s within your budget.

One of the fastest ways to lose money on a build is on redesign fees. When a builder prices your pre-designed plans, you can go into a project with confidence, knowing you have a good overview of the costs involved.

A builder can help you find an architect

Once you’re happy with the budget, your builder can help put you in touch with a trusted designer or architect or take the project on in-house. 

When your builder collaborates with an architect they already have a good working relationship with, you can expect far fewer hiccups along the way – keeping your project not only within budget, but on schedule, too.

Consider using a design and build service

Ideally, you’ll want to find a company that offers a Design & Build service. When you choose Design & Build, one company takes care of everything, streamlining the process and allowing you to sit back and relax, knowing your home is in safe hands.

When you engage our team for a Design & Build project, we take care of every part of your build in-house, from drawing up designs, to costing, sourcing materials and building your dream home. You’ll have one designated contact to reach out to throughout the build, meaning there is always someone on hand to answer your questions and keep you updated along the way. 

Design & Build projects are more likely to stay in budget, as one team will be working on your home throughout, making communication smoother. As well as saving you money, Design & Build could also save you time – here’s no need for you to act as go-between for architect and builder, as every part of the process is kept in-house. When everyone is on the same page, things get done faster – and you could be in your dream home much sooner.  


To find out more about Crown Building & Construction’s Design & Build service, get in touch with our friendly team today.