Why You Should Consider a Local Builder for Your New Home Build

You've found your patch of paradise on the South Coast, and now you need someone to bring your dream home vision to life.

Should you choose a project home builder, a kit home, or a boutique building firm? Will a big national building company deliver you your dream home, or is it better to use a builder who is a part of your local community?

We're here to tell you that the expertise of a locally-based builder can't be beaten. Here's why you should consider a construction company that calls the Wollongong/Illawarra region home for your new home.

Communication is easier with a local builder

Local builders of custom homes will typically have fewer projects on the go at one time than larger project home builders, so your project will get more attention. Communication is likely to be more of a priority, which makes consultation and collaboration easier.

They take the time to understand your tastes, the needs of your family and your lifestyle. All of this means that, as a client, you're more likely to end up with what you actually want rather than having the builder make decisions for you.

Because local home builders live within your community, they want to see their customers satisfied and uphold their reputations. They are also more likely to be flexible when it comes to changes to plans and designs, which again allows home builders more input. And, importantly, you're more likely to deal with the same person throughout the home-building process.

There are no worries when it comes to your warranty

Even with a new home, things can sometimes go wrong. However, a reputable local builder will be keen to extend their high-quality customer service beyond the building process by being responsive to your needs regarding your warranty.

A local builder is also likely to be more accessible and conduct inspections at every step of the construction process, ensuring no minor detail is overlooked.

The A Class Building & Construction team doesn't just work in the local area — we also live here. So, when you choose us to build your dream home, you can rest assured we're just as committed to delivering a house that you'll love because we're locals, too. This is why we confidently offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on new home construction.

A local builder will know the quirks of the area

Building on the South Coast comes with its own unique set of challenges, but choosing a local home builder ensures that your vision and the requirements of your site are balanced to deliver the home of your dreams.

At A Class Building & Construction, we have more than 45 years of combined experience building homes in the Illawarra and Wollongong regions. This means we're well-equipped to understand the local conditions and any challenges posed by your site.

From where you place your home on your block of land to extra protection from the elements, having extensive knowledge of your neighbourhood and location is what sets us apart from other construction companies.

You'll save money with expertise in local regulations

Because we have extensive experience in the Illawarra and Wollongong areas, we are experts when working within local building codes. Working with a local builder like us ensures that you will encounter fewer issues with permits, compliance, and dealing with local authorities, meaning that your new build will meet its timeline and stay on budget.

In custom-design construction, collaboration is key

A local new home builder has established relationships with architects, trades, and suppliers. While project home builders may claim to get a big discount on materials because they buy in bulk, the strength of relationships with suppliers means local custom home builders can obtain a better price for higher-quality materials. This amounts to better value for the homeowner in the long run.

Using a local builder benefits the whole community

Using a new home builder that's based in the Illawarra and Wollongong region helps to boost the local economy. From the ripple effect this has on other small businesses to directly employing local people, using a local builder is a show of support for the community in which you've chosen to live. By supporting a local business, you're giving the whole community an economic boost.

Using a locally based builder to construct your new home is also better for the environment. Because they are more likely to source materials locally, transportation emissions (and costs) are reduced, and builders are more likely to embrace sustainable building practices that benefit the Wollongong and Illawarra region.

Customer testimonials are proof in the pudding

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Recommendations from family and friends are one of the best ways to find a local builder. However, if you don't personally know anyone who has built a new home, testimonials from previous clients are the next best thing. Testimonials are one of the best ways to hear communication from previous clients about the standard of customer service and quality of construction offered by a local builder.

From renovations to custom-designed passive houses, homeowners who have built their dream homes with A Class Building & Construction are quick to tell other Illawarra and Wollongong residents about their positive experiences. Professionalism, collaboration, and cost are three comments that homeowners who have used A Class Building & Construction repeat time and time again.

Looking for a builder local to Wollongong and Illawarra?

Whether you're looking to knock down and rebuild or you want to bring a luxurious custom design to life, A Class Building & Construction can make your building journey a stress-free, enjoyable experience. As your local home builder in Wollongong, we offer a collaborative, in-house approach to help you build the home of your dreams.

Call us today on (02) 4208 3704 to meet our team during a free building consultation. Or read Thinking of Building a New Home in the Wollongong & Illawarra Region? to learn more about the A Class team and what we can do for you.

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