- How do we select a builder?
We suggest that when you choose a builder that you get to know them and about them
through their references before trusting them to build the home of
Selecting a builder for a custom home is unlike a product purchase
where you can see the end product and make a decision to buy based on
quality and price. For custom homes, you are purchasing a
service like a legal or real estate service provider. Therefore,
integrity, trust, and reputable business practices are the indicators
of the quality of the service you are purchasing. You can find a great
deal of material on the web.
What is the process for getting our new home
New York State requires that a registered architect
or engineer stamp all structural and fire separation work. Once
you have stamped plans and a building lot, the finished specifications
are established, and the cost projection fixed, the well is drilled,
if necessary, and the septic system designed. All of this
information is submitted to the local building official, a permit is
issued and construction begins.
- How do Sunny Brook Builders work with
- We are very flexible. We typically try to set up
billings that are commensurate with the amount of construction
completed. Therefore, we would typically bill after the
foundation inspection, after the framing inspection, etc.
- How does financing work?
- Typically, custom homes are a blend of savings,
proceeds from the sale of a previous home and/or a construction loan.
If you need assistance in securing financing, we can help you with
- Can we perform some of the work ourselves?
- Yes. We can provide instruction on
installation techniques, and we provide scheduling information well in
Can we purchase cabinets or appliances ourselves?
Yes, often customers have spent so much time
selecting appliances, fixtures, cabinetry and finished surfaces such
as tile that they wish to purchase them directly. This is not a
problem. We have two requests if you do: 1) that you are
responsible for any warranty issues, and 2) that these items be on
hand when we need them to keep the project on schedule.
Does Sunny Book subscribe to a Living Wage
Standard for its employees?
Yes, Sunny Brook Builders is recognized as one of 47 organizations in
the area committed to the Living Wage Standard for its employees.