Planning a Home Extension in Perth? Ensure The Builder is Insured!

If you’re planning a home extension in Perth, you’ll find that there are many companies to choose from to help you do it. When searching among local Perth builders that specialise in home extensions, it’s wise to look at several options and to make sure that any builders you might deal with are adequately insured. Builder’s indemnity insurance is vital.Home Extensions Perth

Many Perth builders (large and small) are more than happy to quote you on your second story addition or ground floor extension project. Some specialise in extensions and some are more a “jack of all trades” in the building industry. When you look at your options, make sure your builder is accredited with local organisations, such as the BEA (Building Ethics Australia). Dealing with a builder will a good local presence will put your mind at ease because you know that the company has standards and accreditation with local Perth governing bodies that oversee quality standards in the building industry.

Make sure that you look at not just the pricing quote for your Perth home extension. Make sure you look at the builder’s reputation, whether or not they have adequate insurance, and consider having a consultation with them in person so you can assess their knowledge, customer service skills, and ethics. And look for documentation that tells you they are adequately insured.

Insurance Counts!

If a builder takes the time to ensure they are insured, this helps you rest assured that there are standards in place as well as checks and balances. The builder you work with should have indemnity insurance, for instance. Indemnity insurance protects you, the homenowner, in case something happens to the builder or their company while your project is being done. If the company becomes insolvent, for example, you won’t be left with only half of your home extension done. Perth builders should show you proof of their updated indemnity insurance policy when they quote you.

Choosing to put on a home extension is an exciting time. You can get caught up between design information, quotes, preparation, and trying to also juggle your own daily life in the midst of all the excitement. Many homeowners have acted too hastily and chosen the wrong builder. Taking the time to check the builder out will serve you well and give you peace of mind that your job will be well done and that there are insurance policies in case of the unforeseeable.

Quality, not Quantity

You want to deal with a Perth home extension builder that focuses on quality rather than quantity and whose reputation puts you at ease.