Get at least three quotes, but before you even get to the stage of asking for a quote you need to do some research. Looking at their display homes will help, but you have to know that perhaps more effort may have gone into building the displays than will go into any other home that is built. It is even better to ask your friends what builder they used, whether they were happy with the experience and if their home was built to the standard they wanted. Ask if you can look at their home.

After this, drive around and look at some of the building sites for homes under construction. While you won’t be allowed on them, you will be able to see whether the site is neat and tidy which equals safe. A safe building site means the builders take care with the process of building and this is likely to translate into taking care of the actual construction process itself.  Once you have found three builders you like, ask them each for a quote.