Builder Selection Criteria

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Whether you are renovating, building your own home or undertaking a multi-unit development project, selecting the right builder is integral to realising your plans and delivering an end product that meets your criteria.

Here is a list of items that should be carefully considered when selecting a builder for your next project.

  1. Relevant project experience - have they delivered similar projects?

  2. Capacity to deliver - how many projects are in their pipeline? What is their earliest commencement date?

  3. Qualifications and experience of staff - who will be the project supervisor?

  4. Financials - obtain a financial statement

  5. Bankruptcy - has the builder or their subsidiaries ever been bankrupt?

  6. Years of trading - how many years have they been in business?

  7. Builder’s licence - is it up to date?

  8. References - obtain builder’s feedback from previous clients / subcontractors / trades /suppliers

  9. Insurance - are the correct insurance policies in place?

  10. Type of building contract - what is the proposed type of building contract?

  11. Restrictions - do they have any restrictions on the type of work they can deliver?

  12. Proposed length of construction? What remedies are available if the builder fails to meet delivery deadlines?

  13. Payment terms - per stage or monthly?

  14. Occupational Health & Safety - Check their OH&S record

  15. How long is the defect liability period?

  16. Variations - how are variations dealt with?

At Slate Projects, we go through a rigorous vetting process when it comes to builder selection and ensure that the right builder is appointed to each project as it ultimately provides the foundation of a successful project in terms of construction quality, adherence to programmed delivery time-frames and value for money.