Step by Step Construction process:
Origin Homes believe that it’s the small things that make a house a home. Offering truly unique designs and working closely with you, we will create a home that is designed for a range of family lifestyles and built for living.
1. The Land
Before any significant design work can begin, you will need to secure the land for your new home. When choosing a section there are many things to consider such as sun, slope, services, outlook etc. The Origin offer is that one of our sales consultants will come to site for a no-cost consultation prior to purchase to discuss any features the site may have that will impact the design and construction process.
2. Design brief
The next step is to decide on the overall style of your new home, and the special features you would like to include. We suggest you make a list of the features you must have, would like to have, and pure luxury features that could be included (budget permitting). It is a good idea to start making a folder to include pictures, websites, and brochures etc. of homes and features that catch your eye.
At origin Homes, your budget is important to us, and our promise is that your new home is finished on time and within your budget. For us to do this we need you to be open with us about how much you would like to spend, and what you hope to achieve within your budget. Work with our consultants to create an overall project budget including site-works, driveways, landscaping, and drapes etc.
4. Concept plans
Origin homes has a range of unique concept plans to choose from. These plans can be inverted, rotated, and modified to suit your design brief. If you have your own plans, or would like us to work with your sketched ideas and start from scratch, we are quite willing to do this.
When your new home is planned thoroughly the construction process will be fluid and largely stress free. A large part of making the process run smoothly is having material and fitting selections made well in advance. At Origin Homes we like to have the following selections made prior to construction commencing.
- Exterior colour scheme/materials
- Garage door/spouting/fascia/front door style & colour
- Roof type and colour
Our goal is to make the construction process easy and even fun! Our consultants will provide you with some tasteful inclusion options which you can customise to fit your own personal style.
6. Fixed price
Origin Homes will provide you with a fixed price quotation within 5-10 working day of the selection stage being complete. Where there are selection items still to be confirmed, if possible a suggested item will be included rather than a PC Sum.
7. Decision to proceed
Upon acceptance of our fixed price quotation, we will prepare the contract documents. This will include a statement from our insurance partners outlining the insurance we have in place to protect your investment. At this stage a small deposit will be payable to facilitate the preparation of working drawings and the cost of the building consent.
Once construction begins we will keep you updated with the progress of the build by way of weekly site meetings and our excellent project management system. Your new home will be allocated to one of our highly experienced site managers who will remain in charge of your new home from start to finish. Changes are a normal part of the construction process and as such we do our best to accommodate these and have a change order system in place to manage the cost and implementation of any changes that may be requested. Once the building consent has been issued changes are a little bit more difficult if the plans need amending. (This may cause delays and will have a monetary cost). Our consultants will work closely with you to aid in the finalising of any remaining selection items throughout the build.
- Health and safety: Origin Homes is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for all involved in the construction of your new home. Your site manager will explain our Health and Safety processes to ensure you are kept out of harm’s way.
When the project is complete, an Origin Homes representative will meet with you to officially hand over the keys for your new home. Our team member will walk through the home and explain the function/operation of the special features, some of which may be new to you.
Welcome to your new Origin Home….. Truly the start of something great!