I am fascinated by history. The personalities, stories, fashion and the architecture enthrall me – hence joining hands with Heritage Homes – to bring a taste of nostalgia to Franklin’s building boom.

History is the blueprint that guides who you are what you build your future into.

A wise man once said; “The best indicator of future performance is past performance.” Villas and bungalows have stood the test of time, and with a few modern twists, character homes have solidified their future for adoring generations to come.

But this saying should also be applied to selecting who will be building your home.

We recommend asking your builder for references from their recent clients. It is a good way to check that their work ethics & building habits match your expectations.  Talk with the clients about their experience with the builder. Here are some ideas of what you should ask about:

  • Communication and problem solving
  • Keeping to the budget & timeline
  • Workmanship / quality
  • Respecting your vision, culture & expectations

We would add that being an LBP is a must – a Licensed Building Practitioner. This endorsement is a requirement for all structural or weather tightness work. It means your builder is up-to-date with their skills, knowledge of construction laws and regulations as well as health & safety. LBP’s must personally guarantee their workmanship for 10 years.

You also should also go and visit some homes your builder has built. Then you can see with your own eyes the quality of their workmanship and how they homes have worn over time.

Having good rapport with your builder is really important too. Building a home is ranked as the 2nd most stressful event in a relationship. You want to make sure you get on well with your builder.

We often find our clients are looking at 2 or 3 different builders when they come to us. It’s a great way to get a well-rounded view of things.

At Nick Bosanac Builders, We pride ourselves on these qualities. One of our favorite references from a past client is:  “They are honest, hard working, give attention to detail, funny, easy to talk to and excellent building skills! A great build experience should be creative, fun, organised and stress free, I think! These are all skills that Bosanac Builders have!! We love our home!” We aim for everyone to have this experience when it comes to building your home.

If you would like to talk about how we can help you and your family to build your beautiful future, get in touch with us today!

kylie@bosanacbuilders.co.nz | 027 458 3038 or come visit us at the Franklin Home & Lifestyle Expo! 8th & 9th April 2017