Ten Step Building a House Process
If you’re wondering what happens through each stage of the building a house process, here are the basic steps to completing your new home.
1 DISPLAY HOME
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2 INITIAL DESIGN AND PROCESS MEETING
We visit your land with our Building Consultant to discuss and document your ideas, needs, house plans and budgets. We help you understand building a house.
3 CONCEPT AND DESIGN OF YOUR NEW HOME
Design and briefing meetings are held with the architectural designer. From these meetings your concept design and cost estimate is prepared, presented and amended it necessary.
4 DECISION TO ACCEPT ESTIMATE AND PLAN PREPARATION
On acceptance of the estimate, your house plans will be prepared. Your selections are documented in the addendum to specification and your working drawings are prepared, presented and finalised.
5 CONTRACT DOCUMENTS AND COUNCIL BUILDING APPROVAL
A Fixed Price Contract is prepared and presented to you for approval. Once you are satisfied, the contract documents, including the building contract, working drawings, addendum to specification and guarantee documentation are signed. We will prepare and lodge with Council the building consent application. We may also need to apply for resource consent for your build.
6 COLOUR SELECTION/FINISHES
Whilst your plans are in Council, you select the colours and finishes for your new home. Kitchen designers, landscape designers and colour consultants are available to assist you with your specific requirements.
7 CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Construction of your new home will commence soon after Council consented plans are received; at which stage a build start date is determined and an indicative time line presented. This is an essential part of building a houe. Progress payments will be required as per the contract. We will hold regular site meetings with you and take two weekly progress photos.
8 QUALITY CONTROL
Once construction is completed, we will undertake final inspections and full quality control checks.
9 HANDOVER – COMPLETION
On completion, we will clean your home and arrange for the final council inspection. You will be invited to come and inspect your new home with the Construction Manager. Once the home meets your approval. A David Reid Homes representative will meet you at your home to present you with the keys along with an information pack about the house and product warranties.
10 MOVING IN
You can now move in and enjoy your new home. A David Reid representative will explain the maintenance period and the conditions of your guarantee. As part of the follow up service, we will ask you to complete a client satisfaction survey.
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