OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How important is it to set a budget at the beginning of the building process?

It’s important to decide how much you can spend right from the start, because that will determine other important issues about your new home, such as the size, the type of materials used and the fittings you are looking to install. Before we start working with you on a design, it’s good to decide what your must-haves are, so you can be informed of the financial elements of the build and any compromises you might need to make.

Am I able to change my mind on various fittings after the build has started?

Some changes can be made after the start of the build, but they will often result in cost overruns and time delays. We feel that it is best to take the time right at the beginning to make sure you are totally happy with all your choices in fittings before work gets underway. The more time you spend planning, the smoother the build process will be. We can help you with samples of various finishes to make sure you understand what your options are before we start. Our inhouse design team can help you through the process.

As the owner, how involved should I be in the building process?

We consider it a privilege to partner with our customers when building their new home and we encourage clear and regular communication throughout the build. You can follow the progress of the work through email updates, or have regular site visits to chat with the J & E Miller team. You get to decide how involved you will be.

What’s the benefit of choosing a smaller, family-run company?

A lot of homeowners like the personal touch – which is why we pride ourselves on our family connections. At J & E Miller you will deal with the same builder from start to finish of your build, to make communication simpler and more straight-forward. We will also organise fortnightly site meetings and weekly progress reports as standard while some clients prefer to have more regular site meetings, emails and phone conversations to keep in touch with the build as it progresses.





Getting Started


Our experienced team is ready to partner with you on every step of this exciting journey.


BOOK A CONSULTATION

Here’s a sample of what you can bring to your first meeting to get the process started:

Proposed plans or ideas of what you want

Suggestions or samples of the final finishes you are looking for

Budget expectations

Your suggested timeline