"After purchasing our block in late 2011, one of our main considerations was maximising the the size and features of our new home and at the same time working within a tight budget. The added challenge was achieving this on a battle axe block."
Not knowing where to start our search for a builder, we considered various builders in the newspaper specifically catering for the construction of homes on smaller blocks. We provided one builder with our design brief and budget. Whilst they were able to come up with some good design options, the cost to build our new home was coming in 20% above our maximum budget. We were starting to wonder whether we could achieve our dream home without having to compromise on price or features (or both).
Our mortgage broker (who also happens to be our son-in-law) introduced us to Tristan Kirkham of New Home Building Brokers early in 2012. From our first conversation, Tristan was optimistic that what we wanted could be achieved. Within 2 weeks, Tristan was able to narrow down our search to one builder and delivered a design and budget that was almost perfect. Over the next few weeks, Tristan was able to bridge any gaps in our brief between us and our builder. Tristan was not only able to present a final design to maximise our block and fit our budget, he presented a turn key solution which took away the stress of having to find external tradespeople to finish our new home.
Tristan's years of experience in the building industry and his ability to understand his clients needs has proven to be a valuable investment in our home building journey"