What do you call a good builder?

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  1. Property101

    Property101 Well-Known Member

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    Hello would love to hear others insights.

    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. euro73

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    On budget. On time. Fixes defects - which are inevitable.
     
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  3. Property101

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    That's interesting.

    Everyone has there own criteria.

    People talk about the quality of workmanship and materials.

    But the buyer often chooses them and from what I'm told gyprock is standard as with many baths.
     
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    Valuable if you can find one.
     
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    euro73 Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Well those are the specifications . You asked about the builder. If you are asking what the best specifications and levels of finishes are , that’s a very Different thing for different people. Budget becomes really important then. But I would say that whatever your budget , a builder that is reliable and on budget and on time is what you want as a starting point
     
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  6. Sackie

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    For me a good builder is:

    1. Able to communicate and collaboratvely work well with the client and their consultants even before the build starts.
    2. Manages schedule and trades efficiently to complete in contract time
    3. Good quality workmanship
    4. Rectifys defects promptly
    5. Has a good business history and reputation
    6. Offers competitive (not cheap) pricing.
     
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    Mrs No Mates said (in no particular order):
    • 5'11-6'1
    • Ripped
    • Blue eyes
    • Sandy hair
    • Own ute
    • Unblemished licence
    • Doesn't touch residential property
    • Blue cattle Dog
    • Good contract manager
    • Good with his hands
    • Great vision
    • Has all of his fingers and original teeth
    • Full complement of tools/full nailbag
    • Available
     
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  8. Property101

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    Haha... Sound like the next bachelor!

    Thanks for all feedback really informative
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    No, just ruling out @datto's mates ;)
     
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    A good builder is one that doesn't rip you off.

    Yeah, take SNM advice and don't use any of my mates. Even if they have been released.
     
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    A good topic and good timing . I am struggling to find a good custom builder in the SE of Melbourne ,for a 3BV single storey battle axe in seaford . Any recommendations welcome .Thanks
     
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    But do any of them have their original teeth?
     
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    Not even their original hair. Ripped out, by the handful, each time they've been thrown out of the Druitt Inn. And they knew dealing in the beer garden was a no no.
     
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    Doesn't sound ideal.

    Hopefully they can pick up some work with the local council as parking officers.
     
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    Before you know it there will be another extortion racket going. Aldi bags everywhere lol.
     
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    And who said this is not the innovation nation?

    Said extortionists,having just being released (your words) might have some understanding as to how to depopulate the rising number of prisoners, should they also have some input into the construction of a couple of new dams that have just been announced....
     
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    A rarity.
     
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    This is a good one. Even if I am talking to mates, or people recommended by friends, I'm not looking for a bargain or discount or cheap, I'm looking for a good price, and a reliable person.

    Both parties need to walk away happy with the result. If you are walking away feeling like you got one over the builder, I don't see that as a good thing.

    Cheers,
    Inertia.
     
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    I've always found that the cheapest builder is usually the worst and ends up costing you more. The other thing is if the builder discovers he's making no money halfway through the development well his motivation for doing a good job has drastically gone now. I want my builders to stay in business so we both mutually benefit from the relationship.
     
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    A unicorn
     
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