What Makes A Good North Shore Housebuilder?

Choosing The Best North Shore Housebuilder

Auckland housebuilderPeople have different motives for choosing the best home builder. Some might want a top-class new house build, while others might be looking to work with the best builders around. The reasons for either a home-owner or a first-rate building employee are probably quite similar.

A Great Finished Product For The Homeowner

If you are going to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new home, in lovely neighbourhood, you will certainly want not only good value for money, but you want a home that looks fantastic. You will want the latest and best fixtures and fittings. These give you maximum comfort, ease of use, better environmental impact, and will have a long-life too.

A new purpose-built home will have the rooms, styles, size and format that work for you and your family. It can allow your family to grow in comfort, and adapt as any children age. Teenagers will want different rooms and spaces from their young childhood. By working with a first-class builder and designer, you can have the home of your dreams especially designed for your needs, now and in the future.

Plus, good quality building means that your home will need minimum maintenance, be great value and be easier to sell in the future.

How Do You Recognise The Best North Shore Housebuilder?

Having a new home built is often daunting yet exciting at the same time. There are many things you need to consider before building can commence. It is also important that you have chosen a reputable company, yet this is not as easy as it sounds since there are dozens of housebuilders around. Here are a few ideas to help you.

Are They Certified Builders?

Auckland housebuilder certificationWhen you start looking into home building companies, the first step is to ensure they are licensed or certified. New Zealand Certified Builders Association (NZCBA) has a “strict entry criteria where the minimum entry requirement for all members is a recognised industry trade qualification. Our builders have a history of stability and success and a solid reputation for realising homeowners’ aspirations.”

They work with training and education institutes to bring on good building talent and also to make sure that their customer gets a good quality finish.

A Certified Builder will also have the required insurance coverage. This is important because if a builder doesn’t have the insurances necessary, then the home-owner is liable for any damage to neighbours, workers and property so making sure your building company is covered can save you a lot of headache, not to mention costs.

Check On The Overall Quality Of Their Workmanship

Being licensed though is only the first step. That ensures they are following the current practices required by the government standards. If you are aiming to find THE best house builder to build a home, or to work for, then you need to find builders who go above and beyond the LBP requirements.

The best way to do this is to look at case-studies of previous work, testimonials from happy clients or reviews online. Each of these has a different function and show different aspects of how a house builder creates a great reputation. Do not be afraid or shy to ask a potential builder to show their portfolio of completed projects and comments from their customers.

A good builder will be delighted to show you what they have produced for other people.

House Building Guarantees

A house building company that is confident in the work that they provide will usually offer a more than adequate guarantee. A top-quality housebuilder will have a great guarantee that covers you for not just the house meeting the building plans. A good guarantee will also offer alternative accommodation in case there is significant remedial work.

Look for a ten-year guarantee for structural issues, and also for non-completion of the work.

The industry standards are not set when it comes to the duration of these guarantees, yet it is obvious that the longer ones are better. The home building companies that are backed by longer warranties and guarantees are confident in the work that they provide.


A big problem that many people experience with home building companies is a lack of or breakdown in communication. A house-building project is a big job and there will definitely be issues along the way.

How your builder communicates with you about problems from their end, or about changes that you might want, will make the house project easy or a complete pain.

Look for a builder where previous clients commend their communication skills.

You will find that a builder who communicates well with their customers, will probably be a good communicator with their staff too. That means the project is clear to everyone, and more likely to progress with fewer difficulties and to schedule.

Finding The Elusive First-Class Builder Or Employer

It is easy to find a builder, but to find a top-quality one is not so easy. Take time, and look at the ideas above to help you in your search for the best North Shore housebuilder.

If you are interested in hiring a top-quality builder for a new house building project, please call us on 0800 224 628 or if you prefer, you can email us at enquiries@cainbuilt.co.nz.