Building Process

Building Process

Our Hawke's Bay Homes philosophy is to provide you with a building process that is stress-free, exciting, and enjoyable. Please see our Step-by-Step guide below.


Step 1:   Select a Housing Design

We have a wide range of designs available that streamline the building as well as the council consenting process. The quickest and most cost-effective option is to choose one of our standard floor plans. If you're after a house that's a little bit different we can modify the designs to your liking. When we sit down with you and work out your project requirements, we also discuss internal and external wall colour schemes, flooring, kitchen, bathrooms as well as all fixtures and fittings.

Step 2:  Estimate 

If you like one of our standard floor plans and specifications for your chosen home, we can go ahead and provide you with an estimate before preparing your purchase contract.

Step 3:   Site Inspection 

Our team will come out to your property and undertake a preliminary site check. This meeting is to identify site access, as well as infrastructure requirements. We will also determine the compliance reports that may be required for your project - for example; geotechnical report, wastewater design, and resource consents.

Step 4:   Contract/ Scope of Work Preparation

Once you are happy with the details and have agreed on the price estimate, we will prepare your scope of work and contract. The scope of work includes the following: all details of your build, any colour choices, kitchen designs, floor plans, and if responsible for onsite work, subcontractor quotes are also included.

Step 5:   Contract signed

Once the contract has been signed and consent is approved, we can start your build. We will be able to give an indication of time frames for likely completion, which is subject to materials, weather, and site conditions. We do require a 10% deposit at this stage, which is paid into our lawyer’s trust account until consent is issued.

Step 6:   Constructions begins 

We keep in touch with you on a regular basis during the build, sending you photos of the progress and keeping you in the loop of what is happening. You are more than welcome to come and visit your new home at the various stages of your build. We even encourage you to pop in at least once to check on your new build. Just let us know you're coming so we can arrange a time and take you on a tour of your new building, and we will also put the kettle on.

Step 7:    House Transportation & Delivery

This is the exciting stage - your house is nearly finished. We have partnered with one of New Zealand's most experienced house-moving businesses and they love a challenge! They have transported houses to some of the most remote, steepest, and most difficult sites across New Zealand.

Step 8:   Connecting of Services

Onsite work begins once the house is safely on its foundation. We do all the finishing touches including connecting to your services. All that's missing is your furniture and the personal things that make it yours.

Step 9:  Key Handover

Once we have completed all our onsite tasks we will arrange a meeting with you and meet you for a Final Inspection. We will go through the house with you, and hand over the keys to your new home.



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