How to choose a high-quality custom builder

Building your very own custom home is such an exciting experience. One of the very first things you’ll have to do after you’ve made the decision to build, is select a high-quality builder who is the right fit for the job. 

With so many construction companies out there, it can be difficult to ensure you’re choosing a high-quality builder who is not only suitable for your project, but will deliver your new home to perfection. Read on to discover our tips for choosing a high-quality custom builder.

1. Start by researching your potential options 

Before you dive head first into a project, it’s important to do your homework. Make sure you have a comprehensive understanding of the values, history and experience of the builder you want to work with. Why? Well, you want to know that you’ll be on the same page as your builder and that all of your expectations will be met. 

Experience is vital in a builder. Look for someone who has worked on a number of local projects and built a strong reputation in the area you’re going to be building. 

Next, you’ll want to explore their completed projects, testimonials and any other client feedback. This information can be found through a builders’ website, social media channels and Google reviews. By examining past projects and reading reviews, you’ll get a sense of what your builder is like to work with and the style of home they specialise in. 

Research will also provide invaluable insights into your builders’ communication, transparency, reponsiveness and trustworthiness.

2. It pays to choose quality over price  

While it’s important to consider your budget at all times, choosing a builder should never be based on price alone. At the end of the day, quality costs money, and builders offering significantly cheaper quotes are more likely to cut corners or deliver low-quality work.

A high-end custom home is such a huge financial and emotional investment, and you don’t want to come out of a 12 month project dissatisfied with the end result. Spending a little more on a high-quality builder who will ensure all work is completed on time, to the highest standards and with the best materials on the market, means your home is less likely to need maintenance or repairs anytime soon. 

3. Choose a bespoke builder over a larger company 

If you have a choice between a small, family company and a larger building company, it’s often best to  choose the former. A bespoke builder is more likely to work on less projects at any one time, meaning they will be completely focused on you and your home. They’re also more likely to deliver unique, intricate details and special features that will make your home truly special.


If you’re looking to work with a high-quality custom builder to bring your dream home to life, get in touch with the expert team at Sheridan Building today.