Posted on: 24 October 2022
Purchasing property is a huge deal, both financially and emotionally. If you're buying property from a developer or builder, you want to be sure what you're buying was built well and with the future in mind. That means asking questions to ensure that the home you get is sustainable and built to last. When you look at homes, you'll want to see a few things ranging from practical paperwork to material evidence the builder is one of the best.
A Boundary Survey
A boundary survey doesn't sound like much, but it's a vital part of keeping the peace with neighbours. And a sign of a good builder is one that knows and follows property boundaries. You don't want to buy a house in development only to find that your fence was built in the wrong spot or that the builders messed up drainage so that your neighbour's property drains onto yours.
Surpassing Sustainable Targets
Builders need to follow sustainability guidelines and produce homes that will use as much recycled material as possible and use as much environmentally friendly material as possible. If any percentages or targets exist, such as having to use X percent recycled materials in construction, they should surpass it if possible. Look for builders who build passive solar techniques into their homes, too.
What Past Projects Have Turned Out To Be Like
The developer or contractor building the houses should have existing properties that you can look at, sort of a visual job reference. Just as you hand potential employers a list of references they can contact to ask about how you are as a worker, a developer should have existing properties that you can see and research to find out if there were problems due to the construction. It's not unheard of for good buildings to have a minor issue like maybe an outlet cover wasn't tightened all the way, but you want to be sure there were no problems that point to the developer cutting corners or not caring about quality.
When you buy property, and this can be open land that you'll put a structure on, or land where there is a structure already built and ready for occupancy, you have to be sure that you're dealing with a company that does its best to produce quality structures. This is a process where you need to ask plenty of questions so you know you're getting your money's worth.
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