How to Choose a Builder in 4 Steps

Building a home will likely be the biggest investment anyone will make in their lifetime, so it makes sense that you wouldn’t trust just anyone to ensure you get what you pay for. With so many builders to choose from it can be hard to pick the one who will be right for you. Unfortunately, there are builders out there who promise the world on paper, but once you sign on the dotted line the customer service vanishes. You can’t, and shouldn’t have to, be watching every step of the build to make sure everything is up to scratch, but luckily there are a few simple steps you can take when searching for the perfect builder.

 

Licensed

This may seem like a no brainer but according to a HIA survey nearly 90% of people will sign a contract for a build without checking the builder’s qualifications. Not only do you risk losing your money or receiving subpar workmanship from a dodgy builder, but many insurers will not cover work undertaken by unlicensed builders. Fair Trading NSW has an easy to use public portal where you can check a builder’s licence in less time than it takes to drink a coffee.


6 Tips for Choosing a Block of Land

Building a new home is an exciting time for anyone, whether you’re a first home owner or an empty nester downsizing to suit your new lifestyle. Never before have there been so many options from designs to optional extras. But before you even consider a design for your new home you need to find that perfect patch of land that’s guaranteed to be perfect for you. Here are 6 things you need to consider when choosing your block of land.

Budget

When considering the price of a block of land, evaluate it against the budget for the entire project, including build, landscaping and furnishings. This will ensure you don’t over commit on the land and limited by what you can build.


How to Design your Dream Home

Are you designing your dream home? Where do you even start? There are so many places you can draw inspiration from these days that it’s possible to get overwhelmed when you’re starting out. Luckily there are some free and easy to use tools available to anyone looking for a bit of design inspiration

Social Media

Jump on your visual-centric social channels like Pinterest and Instagram and start searching for those eye-catching designs. Search using hashtags based around your some of your favourite styles or specific areas of your house and go from there. The beauty of these mediums is that new content is constantly being uploaded on a daily basis and you are able to seamlessly save any images which catch your eye.


Community Profiles

Gregory Hills

Gregory Hills sits above the Camden area and its surrounding suburbs, providing a relaxed atmosphere and open feel, as well as views to the Blue Mountains, building at Gregory Hills is also easy, with no rigid developer design guidelines and benched blocks to save on site costs. With the M5 Motorway and Campbelltown Railway Station only minutes away, Gregory Hills couldn’t be more conveniently located, saving you valuable time to spend with your family.

 

Catherine Park

Catherine Park Estate is a flourishing community with a strong sense of identity, simply a place where people love to live, a place where the importance of quality is present in every street, home design and landscape. Located in Sydney’s thriving Camden region, Catherine Park is South West Sydney’s latest unique community.


3 Things You Need to Know About Simone Homes

You’ve reached the stage where you’ve decided to build a new home, you’ve done your research, found the right location and crunched the numbers, now the tricky bit – choosing a builder. You’ve got a few options on the table and you find yourself asking “Why Simone Homes”?

We’re builders not salesmen.

At our heart Simone Homes are builders, its what we love and what we’re passionate about. When you talk to us you’ll notice something different from other builders – we won’t ever push for a sale. What we will do is listen to what you have to say and then incorporate that in to your build. We ask meaningful questions, informed by over 35 years of experience, that allow us to gain valuable insights in to what you need from your home, so we can deliver on our promises to you.