Building a new home is all about due diligence. It’s probably the biggest purchase many of us will make, so it’s important to find the right builder to bring your new home to life. But, with so many to choose from in Victoria, just how do you make the all-important choice or even start narrowing down the field?

Choose a house and land package

At Riverfield, we’ve partnered with some of Melbourne’s most renowned new home builders to offer buyers a great variety of house and land packages to choose from. Opting for a house and land package is a convenient and cost-effective solution that can cut through a lot of the stress of building a custom home. It can also save you time and money by bundling together several of the processes involved.

Chat to the Riverfield team

If in doubt, chatting with our Estate Manager, Jason, is a great way to get your new home journey underway. With over 25 years of experience in residential communities, we’re sure you will find Jason’s experience of immense benefit, whether that means helping you choose the right builder, house and land package or lot that’s perfect for your needs.

Simply call 1800 001 895 to arrange a phone or virtual appointment.

Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions

There’s no such thing as a silly question, so feel free to ask your builder anything that’s on your mind!

Here are some potential questions that might help you when chatting with a new home builder:

– Does the property come with a builder’s warranty or structural guarantee? If so, for how long and what does it cover?
– How much customisation is possible in regards to the floorplan? What inclusions is the builder including in the price? Ensure you discuss with the builder and determine what are ‘standard’ and what are ‘extra’ inclusions, as well as how much any alterations are likely to cost.
– Get an idea of timeframes – how long is your build likely to take after settlement?
– Are there any special offers you can claim?

Do your research

Home Builders can differ in many ways so it pays to do your research. A great place to start is visiting your local display villages to find a preferred builder. Alternatively, jump on Google to dive a bit deeper and check out reviews to hear about other people’s experiences. Your friends and family members may also have recommendations.

A few things to check: is the builder licensed? Are they insured and does your home come with a warranty? How many homes have they built? What are their standard inclusions? And finally, get an idea of site costs as these can vary from builder to builder depending on things like the location of the site, the slope of the land, the type of soil or the design of the property.

Think ahead

What are your family’s needs now, as well as in the future? This will affect the kind of house you likely build. For instance, if your family loves entertaining, you may want to find a builder that offers great open plan living designs. Or perhaps you’ve got plans for, or already have a big family. In that case, a builder that specialises in two-storey homes might be perfect. It all depends on your preferences and priorities.

Ultimately, there’s a home builder out there for everyone, no matter their budget or style. Many builders specialise in a specific kind of home and price point. For example, affordable, more compact homes for first homebuyers or luxury homes at a higher price point for those looking to upgrade. Take your time, do your research and you’re sure to find your perfect fit!

If you’re interested in finding the perfect home builder to construct your family home at Riverfield, give us a call on 1800 001 895 to discuss your options or register your interest today!