Tip 5 – Use a Certified Builders Association NZ (CBANZ) contract
The CBANZ contract lists the various rates and margins that will be applied to your build and should there be any variations from the agreed works, how these are to be handled. Although any work in NZ with a value of more than $30,000 requires a formal building contract, I recommend using a contract for works under $30,000.
Tip 6 – View previous projects that the builder has completed
More importantly, view their latest and current projects and talk to the owners, as this can give you a good idea of what you can expect during your building project. Cleanliness of site, good organisation and communication, high quality of work and trust are the components you need for a successful bathroom renovation.