Are you looking for experienced, professional cottage builders to build your perfect vacation getaway cottage? Trying to choose cottage builders can feel a little overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. If you are considering building a cottage, it is okay to talk to several cottage builders first. Call and ask some questions and get a sense of how the company presents itself, the process they follow and see what first impression you get from these interactions.
Cottages are usually more expensive per square foot than a home in a more urban setting would be, and your cottage builders should be upfront about this. There is more woodwork in the average cottage, and the rural location requires more site preparation, like septic system installation, wells and water purification considerations and other site work. Also, it can cost more to get the needed materials to the construction site.
Here are some factors to consider when choosing cottage builders:
- Experience: It is a good idea to find cottage builders who have extensive experience in this type of building. The process is different than building homes in a city or urban setting, and you want builders who understand this unique process.
- References: Ask for references and reach out to them. Were they happy with their finished cottage? Was it done on time? Was it completed on budget? If there were any issues, how were they addressed?
- Contract: Getting a detailed agreement about how your cottage will be constructed is very important. The pricing should be clear, and all the elements of the build should be addressed.
Building a cottage get-away can be a very exciting experience with the right cottage builders. Give us a call here at Woodcastle Homes Management Inc. if you have any questions or if you are ready to schedule your initial consultation.