BUILDING WITH COMPETITIVE HOMES

THE BUILDING PROCESS

THE START

At Competitive Homes we want to understand what it is that you really want in a home. That’s why it is important for us to know your dreams and desires from the start.

1. THE START

At Competitive Homes we want to understand what it is that you really want in a home. That’s why it is important for us to know your dreams and desires from the start.

2. THE SECTION

If you already have your section that’s great, we will be able to start with our site checks, this will include: layout, building regulations, relation to sun, consents and any other issues. There may also be sites that require geotechnical report’s to ascertain the stability of the land. This will all be managed by us on your behalf. If you don’t have a section that’s fine Competitive Homes can offer you a selection of sections to choose from, as we have strong partnerships with many real estate agents in your area.

3. THE RANGES

The great thing about Competitive Homes is the flexibility and versatility of the plans. Once you have selected from one of our plans, we can modify it to suit your need’s. Can’t find a plan that works no problem, let’s mix and match or start from scratch.

4. SPECIFICATIONS

To make life easy we have standard specifications for each range. Within these specifications we have chosen to run with products from suppliers we know will stand the test of time. You can however, change these to suit your own requirements.

5. QUOTES

Once we have your Competitive Home finalised with all your changes taken into account along with, specifications and site details we will present you with a fixed priced quote. This is a fully inclusive price with NO hidden extras! This is great for peace of mind and is just one of our many advantages.

6. FINANCE AND CONTRACTS

Great you have accepted your quote, let the “Build” begin so sit back and relax. From here we will arrange for all building contracts to be written up. We are happy to liaise with your lawyers, bankers and any other advisors. This will ensure that all of the “i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed”. This is also when your plans will proceed to the full working drawing stage ready for council submission.

7. PERMITS AND CONSENTS

As we deal with the council on a daily basis, this is all taken care of for you.

8. FOUNDATION’S 1-2 WEEKS

Our preferred and most popular is a solid concrete block ring foundation. However due to the contour of some sites we may have to pile, use poles or do a split level foundation.

9. FRAMING 1-2 WEEKS

Competitive Homes use only the best quality Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) timber framing. One of the main benefits of this product is the sheer strength and resistance to shrinking or twisting over time. Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) is manufactured by laminating Radiata Pine veneers, using a phenolic adhesive in a continuous assembly in which the grain direction of all veneers is orientated in the longitudinal direction. The veneers are sourced from sustainably managed plantation grown trees.

10. ROOFING ANF EXTERIOR CLADDING 3-4 WEEKS

Also known as “Lock-Up” this is when your home has its roof and exterior cladding completed. Your windows and exterior doors will also be fitted, all except the garage door; this is fitted later so it does not get damaged.

11. INTERIOR 3-4 WEEKS

The interior of your new Competitive Home is insulated with Earthwool Glasswool and covered with GIB plasterboard linings. Once this is completed it is onto plastering and fitting of all the doors and trim.

12. FINAL TOUCHES 3-4 WEEKS

Painting, tiling and carpets are used to complete the look. This along with your pre-designed kitchen, fitting of the bathrooms and electrical, turns your once dream into reality. All this is achieved with the assistance of our team here at Competitive Homes.

13. WELCOME HOME

We made it, after a final inspection and walk through with us; you will see that your new Competitive Home has been completed to the highest of standards. From here you can enjoy, relax and experience your new home for a lifetime……..



FAQ

  • Competitive Homes is not a Franchise. Competitive Homes is a new concept in home building. Based on a co-operative of independent and experienced builders from across the country, we’ve joined together with a select group of high quality suppliers and designers. Together we offer the advantages of a group builder, but without the associated costs.

  • All Competitive Homes Builders must be licensed under the Government’s (LBP) Licensed Building Practitioner program. Builders will belong to either Master Builders or Certified Builders NZ

  • Because Competitive Homes builders belong to either the Master Builders or Certified Builders they will be able to provide a comprehensive guarantee.

  • Our builders often have sections that they know about within your area. Your builder can put you in touch with an agent that will assist you in finding the right section and will work with you to ensure the right design will work.

  • Competitive Homes do have a comprehensive range of standard plans. Our designs are flexible, nothing is set in stone, and you can make changes! That means you can make your chosen design work for you and your family. Perhaps the most appealing thing about choosing a Competitive Homes ‘Ready-to-Build’ home design is that, on one hand they already work and they are ready from the outset, but on the other, you can still change aspects of the design for your needs.

  • A Competitive Home you build will have a great deal of you in it. Throughout the process you have choices. Initially you might want to tailor a plan; move a wall here, extend a bedroom there. You’ll have to decide on a site for your home and the plan must reflect your site. We offer choices of materials like roof and wall cladding, colour and texture. Decoration, appliances, furnishings, lighting, right down to little things like taps, and door handles. You choose.

  • The quality of a home depends on the quality of the materials, products and systems that are both used to build it and are built into it. So at Competitive Homes we only select the very best suppliers and building systems. These suppliers are our partners and are the best at what they do and we are proud to be associated with them.

  • The time it takes to build a home depends on many variables such as size, design, time of year, weather etc. A standard home can take between three months to six months to complete. Weather can heavily influence the speed in which construction proceeds. A very wet winter, for example, can keep your builder from pouring the foundation, which can hold up the process for several days. On the other hand, once the foundation is poured and the roof installed, construction is no longer influenced by the weather.

    Completing the interior of the home is a slower process due to the interdependence of sub-contractors, such as electrical, plumbing, heating, etc. to be able to complete their portion of the work. The exterior of the home can typically move forward much faster than finishing the interior of the home.

  • We will provide you with a fixed price for your new home. This will include all the things that need to be considered before we give you a price. This includes the type and style of home and any relevant things that need to be considered such as whether your home needs a water tank, heating or drive ways etc. Talk to your builder further about your individual needs.

  • “Provisional Cost” sums can be deceptive. A Provisional Cost sum (PC sum) is an amount of money a builder allows when they do not know an accurate cost for an item. It is effectively an estimate within the contract price. A PC Sum will only be used where it is not possible to accurately calculate the cost of a particular item within the new build. These will be agreed upon upfront with you before signing the contract.

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