Build Process

If you're wondering what happens through each stage of the building process, here are the basic steps to completing your new home.

1. Initial design and process meeting

We visit your land with our Building Consultant to discuss and document your ideas, requirements, house plans and budgets. Contact us to arrange a meeting.

2. Concept and design of your new home

Design and briefing meetings are held with the architectural designer to develop your brief.

From these meetings your concept design and cost estimate is prepared, presented and amended if necessary. Several revisions and meeting may be required before we start Working Drawings.

3. Acceptance of 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

4. 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, including resource consent if required.

5. 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 and guide you with your specific requirements

6. 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 timeline presented. Regular site meetings will be held with you and the Project Manager.

Progress payments will be required as per the contract

7. Completion

On completion your new home will be professionally cleaned, a thorough quality check will be done and the final Council inspection will be arranged. At this point you will be invited to come and inspect your new home with the Project Manager.

Once all parties are satisfied our representative will meet you at your home to present you with the keys along with an information pack about the house and product warranties.

A David Reid representative will explain the maintenance period and the conditions of your guarantee.

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