When you start a journey of building a new home, budgeting is the most important. However, as you progress the designs with an architect, enlarging floor areas and adding special features (that are expensive and require more maintenance) may often happen. When you finally obtain consents from the council after one and half year, you will ask some builders for quotes, and find actual costs and issues in the plans. Some architects focus on beautiful designs and maybe don’t think about details and total costs carefully, and your buffer for civil works may go over easily.
Japan Homes do design and build. We usually provide our clients preliminary estimations when we do concept designs, and when we complete structural designs. By our builder’s eyes and advice from subs / suppliers, our estimations are clear and realistic. Building a new home, there are many items to consider as costs. We believe it is no point to show our clients vague and cheap figure at early stage, because we don’t want them to suffer and be stressed out at later stage. To succeed the project together, it is important to face each other honestly and lead them with our professional advice thoroughly.
Let’s see an example that we have often had.
Also, generally speaking, the rate calculation doesn’t include anything apart from the house.
– Demolition (Asbestos removal)
– Earthworks (Excavation, Retaining Walls)
– Landscape (Deck, Fence, Gate, Topsoil, Paving, Garden)
– Driveway and Vehicle crossing
– Services (New power/water/gas/phone)
– Subdivision costs (Council, LINZ, Consultants, Solicitor)
– Air-conditioning, Fireplace, Central vacuum
– Furniture, Curtains
Please share us every data of approved RC / EPA / BC package.
It’s necessary to check all the plans and decision letters to provide you estimated costs.
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After I graduated NZ Business school, I became a member of Japan Homes. I have enthusiasm about this work to deliver happiness to Auckland people.
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