With exacting craftsmanship and creative vision, Butterworth Constructions servicing the Port Stephens, Newcastle and Hunter Region can construct your new home or renovation to meld classic beauty with contemporary style while meeting your entire family’s living space needs. Choosing the right company to bring your home renovation or new home dreams to fruition can be a daunting decision. During more than 30 years in the residential construction industry, Butterworth Constructions has earned a reputation for solution-driven designs, uncompromising workmanship and a transparent integrity that will leave you feeling you have chosen very wisely. We have solid, established relationships with trades and suppliers who share our belief in quality, service and integrity.



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SMALL PROJECTS

We also undertake small alterations and renovations


Top Tips For Renovating or Building


Start by making lists of what you like and don’t like in your home. Make sure that everyone who lives with you agrees with what’s on the lists. What activities do you do in each room? How do they relate to features you’d like to add? All this will help you and your builder understand the goal to be achieved.
Personal intrusion, noise, distractions, dust and inconveniences are often unavoidable but they can be managed if you prepare yourself and your family for the process of renovation. Make your home accessible to workers, and take time to understand their schedules. Some contractors may want to work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., others from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Plan some dinners out and a few weekend getaways to give you a break from the craziness around your house
You must completely understand what you are getting into before you purchase any products or start any work. This means always asking questions, studying drawings and confirming all details with your builder. A planning schedule can help you, your children, the builder and tradespeople know what is happening in the house on any given day. Being accessible during the day (via mobile, email or a work number) can help your builder make fast, smart decisions as issues arise. Any Builder Port Stephens or contractor for that matter likes to plan their schedule.
On average, people spend 10 to 20 percent more on their renovations than originally planned. If you expect this at the outset, you’ll feel more at ease when you add a feature you forgot or indulge in a luxury or two.
Most homeowners find contractors through recommendations. A good builder pays attention to details, such as placing drop cloths and cleaning the site each day, is courteous of your time, follows up with your questions and bills on a regular basis.
Is there a start and finish date to this project? Are there provisions for extended completion dates, payment schedules and material specifications? Who buys what and who does what? Upon signing, the builder will probably ask for a deposit – typically 5 percent
When you go on your own, you can dream, get ideas and be creative. When you take your builder, reality will hit. The builder can advise you on what will work in your home and the materials that he or she feels comfortable working with
Confirm that the showrooms you have purchased from can have a contact available. You should also be accessible by phone during the installation dates of products you have chosen. Nothing is more stressful for a builder than installing a bathtub only to find that a part is missing or wondering how high to install the bath spout.
You may think everything is well thought out and planned but inevitably, changes will need to be made. A good builder will offer solutions to problems and use his or her experience from past jobs to recommend what works best.

Darren Butterworth is a local Port Stephens builder with over 30 years experience. With a list of glowing testimonials and a solid reputation in the building industry, rest assured you have chosen wisely assigning Butterworth Constructions to your next building project.

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