Building a custom home involves a lifetime of savings and aspirations, making it one of the most significant decisions of your life. After all, this is the house that will host your family’s memories for years. However, you cannot build a house by yourself and need to hire a builder. Choosing the right builder is a challenging task, as the wrong choice can lead to dire consequences. You need to carefully research your option before you make a choice. 

Here are some tips to help you choose the ideal builder for your home. 

Find out the builders in your area

The first step on your quest to find the right builder is to determine your search pool. You can start by exploring the local network on Google. Also, ask around among friends and family who have recently built a home. You can narrow down the numbers by checking the starting prices and whether they do custom builds. 

Tour their previous builds

Looking at the pictures and videos never comes close to the real thing. So, ensure you visit the previous projects of your potential builders. Doing so is beneficial on two fronts: First, it can give you new ideas and inspiration for your new home. Second, it can help you determine the quality of the builder’s work.
Notice the construction style, the finesse, and the materials used by the builders to get a measure of their quality.

Find out more about the team 

You may like the style and work of the builder and even feel comfortable when talking to the lead person. However, building a house is not a one-person game, and several other people are involved. You need to learn more about the project’s sub-contractors, designers, and other consultants. Check whether they have a good network that can help you connect with other people you need to build a home, such as a mortgage firm.

Check whether their styles match your plans

Every builder has a style apparent in their previous constructions and portfolio. So if you want to build a traditional home, then a builder whose portfolio only has contemporary and modern style homes may not be the best option for you.

Instead, go for a builder who has built traditional homes.

Experience matters

Experience is a crucial factor one cannot overlook when choosing a builder. An experienced builder will competently deal with all the complications and unexpected setbacks arising during the course of the project. 

They will also have built multiple types of homes over the years and know how things work best for the ideas you have in mind about your home. 


No matter how good the building firm is, if they can’t understand or connect with your vision and ideas, you cannot build the home of your dreams. Communication is key to creating the home you desire. The builder should understand your expectations and make you understand any restriction that led to changes from what you want, and then only you can get the results you hope for. 

About Integrity New Homes Cairns

Integrity New Homes Cairns should be your first choice if you are looking for a reliable and professional builder to build your home. We have accomplished builders and cutting-edge softwares to custom design your dream home within your budget. You can reach out to us at 1300 886 793 or fill our online contact form to know more.