I need your advice or recommendations.
We are thinking about building a home in the Auckland area. Sigh, I know: Huge cost, terrible market.
There are a couple of options from different building companies that are offering land+house packages in the areas we are interested in. Of course, these companies have nothing good to say about each other, and love to hint more of less subtly at how terrible their competitors are. The competing builders are:
- G.J. Gardner
- Signature Homes
- Universal Homes
- Sentinel Homes
The latter one ('Sentinel') seems to be a little less well known.
At any rate, does anyone out there have any opinion on these companies? Is there a site where we could compare them or read ratings about them? Try as I might, I didn't find any. Did you build homes with them? What are your experiences? In all honesty, could you recommend them? What are the gotchas?
Just to point out: Land+house packages aren't always the best option, but that's what we currently look at. So your well meaning advice not to consider those packages sadly won't help. Also, the list of builders is what it is. If you know other, better building companies, that's great, but it wouldn't be very helpful in our situation either.
Anyway, I'm already thanking you ahead of time for your feedback in this important question: Which building company can you trust with something as big and important as your family's home?
Thank you very much...