Hiring fly-by-night builders is a problem in our country that is much bigger than one would imagine, the problem even surprises us who work in the industry. People are losing their hard earned and saved money every day, hoping to get a bargain build. If a quote seems low it would obviously seem very tempting, but the truth is that when one compares apples to apples, all quotes should be very similar, because material and labour are pretty standard, I guarantee that the budget guy has either made a mistake, has a plan to ask for more money later on, or straight out plans to disappear with your money. Trying to get the money back is close to if not impossible. Rather pay for quality and assurance because bad building practice can be a nightmare together with great loss and regret.
We have been registered with the NHBRC (National Home Builders Registration Council) since 2012, which means being subject to a written building practice exam, credit checks every year and we are liable to be de-registered under certain bad workmanship circumstances.
We are also insured against on-site accidental loss (e.g. if a fire breaks out, or your stuff is damaged, it will be replaced).