When we think of building a home what is generally the main thing on our minds?

Well, most home builders are going to do anything to get you to sign on the dotted line, then, from thereon it’s pretty much all the builders’ way.

When you take on building a home, before you sign on the dotted line, make sure that everything you have in mind is in the contract.

Sure, they will go along with you on the colour scheme for the painting but if you want extras you will pay dearly for them. As builders get special deals on special items with their suppliers these items are probably going to end up in your home.

Builders also have a habit of using the same products in every home they build. I guess there is nothing wrong with this but if you want something special make sure it is in the contract before you sign on the dotted line.

It is your home. You are going to live in it, probably for a very long time. So you need to make sure that what is on your mind, what you want to end up living in is the way that you want it – not the way the builder wants it.

Getting to the point, builders will always leave out a very important element and this is an element that can be very expensive down the road when the builder’s warranty runs out.

This is the ventilation of the roofspace, many things can happen in a roofspace without effective ventilation.
Condensation problems, allergy problems – there are many blogs on this website regarding the problems of roof space ventilation. Check this out – “Warning Read This Before You Design Your Next Home” , you can find this on Menu or BLOG.

Builders will work their way around any extras that you may decide you would like after you have signed the contract. For example – their answer to roof ventilation is usually a $50 whirlybird, it wouldn’t matter how many of these they put in they simply don’t work.

So look over our site you will find all you need to know about roof ventilation and make sure before you sign, it’s in the contract.

It is so simple when the roofer is fixing the roof – it’s not such a big job to incorporate roof ventilation into the process. Much cheaper than retro fitting down the road when condensation has become a big problem, a huge cost in some instances and the builder does not want to know you.

Every Autumn and Winter we see the results of new homes with massive condensation problems. In one home the home hadn’t even been painted yet and could not be painted due to condensation running down all the walls. Victoria, Tasmania and Southern NSW are the worst hit areas every year.