Info and FAQs
How do we start the ball rolling?
Call us for an chat or email us with your thoughts and we’ll come back to you as soon as we can. We will talk through some of the building options open to you taking into account your needs, dreams and budget.
Can we amend your plans?
Yes – you will find some of our designs on this website and we have more concepts available to show you. Often clients will like to use one of these plans as a base and then make changes from there to create something that is unique to, and best suits, them and their family.
What kind of contracts do you offer?
This really depends on what kind of build you are looking at. The three options are a full fixed-price contract, a labour only contract and a managed labour contract. We most commonly offer full fixed price contracts. With a fixed price contract we price your build based on all the decisions we have, collectively, made along the way as the plans have been developed. We endeavour to keep our Provisional Cost or PC sums to a minimum - these are discretionary costs that are within your control, such as your kitchen joinery or flooring choices or costs that are unknown at the time of signing.
What about driveways, fences etc?
We can organise the completion of driveways, fencing and landscaping to finish off your new home for you if you wish.
How long will it take
This does depend on what is involved with the building of your home. Naturally, more complicated homes require more care and effort and as a consequence these may take a little longer. As a rough guide to the process:
o Once you have decided on final drawings and specifications we will be able to give you a fixed price for the contract and the contract will be signed.
o After that we need to allow about four working weeks for the Council to approve your Building Consent before we can start on site.
o As a guide, we allow about 18-20 weeks for a single level, mid-sized, home and 20-26 weeks for a larger home or an apartment build.
Who will be building our new home?
We are the builders, rather than just being a building and development company, so we work directly with you and our subcontractors to ensure that your new build is finished to an exceptional standard and that it is something that both you, and we, can be proud of.