Cain Built – The first steps to building your new home

Cain Built - The first steps to building your new home

Building a new home is an exciting adventure, but it can also be a daunting process—you may have nightmares about budget blowouts, material shortages and delays. So, how do you make sure building your new home is as seamless as you can make it?


Involve a builder from the beginning, not at the end

There are many things to consider, such as the design, location, budget, and timeline—that’s the fun bit. However, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right builder because it’s essential to involve a builder early in the process if you want the optimum outcome.

At Cain Built, we believe that the best time to contact a builder is before you start designing your home. This may sound counterintuitive, but it’s crucial to get input from a builder to draw upon their experience in the construction industry. Our team of builders can provide valuable insights that can help you make informed decisions, such as what materials to use, which layout will work best for your needs, and how to make the most of your budget.

By involving us in the process early, we can help you avoid costly mistakes that can occur when plans are drawn up without considering the practicalities of the build. We have seen too many clients come to us with plans that are unrealistic and way beyond their budget. It’s always better to work with a builder who can advise you on what is achievable and cost-effective.

It’s a beautiful design, but will it work?

We understand that some clients already have an architect or designer in mind, and we are happy to work with them to ensure that their vision is realised. However, if you haven’t already engaged an architect or designer, we can recommend one from our network of trusted professionals. We can work with them to ensure that the design meets your needs and that it’s practical to build.

When you involve us early on in the process, we can help you plan and organise everything in advance. We can provide guidance on the required permits, the site preparation, and the construction timeline. We’ll work with you to ensure that the design is optimised for your needs and that it meets your budget requirements. We can also advise you on how to maximise energy efficiency and minimise ongoing maintenance costs.

Seven steps with Cain Built

At Cain Built, we have developed a comprehensive seven-step process to ensure that our clients are fully informed and engaged throughout the building process.

  1.              1. It starts with an initial contact, where we get to know you and your vision for your new home.
  2.              2. We then move to the consultation phase, where we discuss your needs, budget, and timeline in more detail.
  3.              3. The planning phase follows, where we work with you to create a design that meets your needs and budget.
  4.              4. We offer pricing options, whether fixed or cost-plus-margin.
  5.              5. Once you are satisfied with the plans and pricing, we move to contract signing and warranty.
  6.              6. During the job progression phase, we keep you informed of the progress of the build and if any issues arise, we help you navigate through the options to resolve them quickly.
  7.              7. Finally, we reach job completion, where we ensure that you are fully satisfied with the final product.

Our seven-step process has been developed to provide you with the best possible experience and ensure that your new home is everything you imagined and more.


In conclusion, building a new home is a significant investment, and it’s essential to get it right.

The best way to ensure a successful outcome is to involve a builder early on in the process. At Cain Built, we have the experience and expertise to help guide you through the process and make it as smooth and easy as possible.

Contact us today, and let’s start building your dream home together!