Make sure you really thoroughly check out the people you are thinking of working with. We believed smooth talk and didn't do our homework as thoroughly as we should and suffered as a result. If we had spoken to people associated with other building projects done by our builders...really spoken to them, we would have probably not selected the builders we chose. Instead we saw some pretty buildings, which looked lovely, but of course cosmetics isn't everything. Though we knew that, we fell for it anyway. In hindsight we've discovered there were some very serious faults in their previous building constructions and there have been numerous problems with our own, some inconvenient, some very expensive to repair and some down right dangerous and caused by apparent negligence. So, our best advice would be to make sure you talk to actual owners (not ones who are trying to sell as they won't want anyone to know what is wrong with the property - which was another one of the difficulties we faced in getting information) or people who have lived in properties built by the builder you are considering. Also, talk to local handymen and those that do repair work. They'll certainly give you some insight into the sort of work or repairs that have been necessary on certain properties. Throughout our own building project we had suspicions and difficulties with our builder's record keeping and the way he just changed plans without consulting us. Trying to keep the peace, we didn't kick up a fuss. We should have! Good luck. There are some great builders here and I'm sure that with some good research you'll find them.