Building a new home or adding to your current one is an exciting process with many steps and decisions. Although the process is long and sometimes challenging, the end result of a great building project is extremely fulfilling. The most important step in this process is choosing the right builder who will become a partner in bringing your vision to life.


Before you begin looking, remember that any builder you consider must have proper licenses and insurance, and your builder should ideally have many years of successful experience. Try to make a list of important qualities, such as communication or great previous projects that you like, and rank them in order of importance. Contact each builder you consider, and see if he or she communicates well and is able to be flexible with your schedule and needs.

Additional Considerations

It can be tempting to focus on measurable qualifications, such as price or number of reviews, but there are additional things to look for when interviewing builders in Chichester.

  • Quality is more important than the price, so make sure that previous projects are solid and consider contacting references.
  • Find builders who are transparent about materials used or why he or she uses a particular method over another. Transparency is important in building a great relationship with your builder.
  • Make sure that you are comfortable with the level of communication because you need to feel like a team with your chosen builder.

Ask questions, and don’t be afraid to interact with the builder and the project throughout the entire building process.