It’s agreed, structural integrity and building industry standards should be taken very seriously with any new build. There’s been a lot of talk lately about compliance and benchmarks in the New Zealand building industry. It’s hardly reassuring to find that the minimum building code is some builders’ maximum. That’s why it’s so important to do your research. To make sure you choose a builder with integrity and a history of excellence.
You’ll be pleased to know that, since 2005, changes to building practices and materials have at least reduced construction of the classic leaky home scenario. It’s said that designing Mediterranean style homes in a country with a wet, temperate climate was never the best idea, but of course there’s a range of factors involved.
The most important factor
Good outcomes are not just about design style, there’s building materials and construction knowledge factored into the mix as well. However, when it comes down to it, the most important factor in planning for your new build, is your builder or building company.
Unlike renovating an existing home, where unexpected issues can be expected to arise, building new should have few, if any, unforeseen pitfalls. But either way, new or existing, working with a competent building company cannot be overstated.
Down to the nitty gritty
A home is typically our biggest investment, so it really does pay to get down to the nitty gritty and check the details when you’re looking for a builder. Check references from previous builds. Were they good communicators? Did they keep you informed? Did they deliver to specification? Were they on budget and on time?
You want someone who understands what you want, so ask lots of questions and make sure you’re completely happy and satisfied before you commit to choosing your builder.
Reputations really do matter
Any business rises and falls on its reputation and the building industry is no different. That’s why, after 25 years and 9,000 builds, Longview Homes encourages you to do your due diligence on your builder. Longview absolutely stands behind its fantastic, prefabricated panel technology* and our promise to build warm, dry homes built to last. Reputations really do matter.
*Metra Construction Panel SystemTM Be sure to check out the many advantages of using prefabricated panel technology.
Integrity closely aligns with reputation
It’s pretty understandable that values such as honesty and integrity closely align with reputation. A reputable, experienced builder will keep a close eye on work, contractors, consents, materials and inspections. After all, you shouldn’t have to worry if your concrete pad is the correct depth, or the right amount of steel has gone into the reinforcing!
Trust in your builder takes away a lot of the potential anxiety you might have about the build process. Not only should it be stress-free but also easy, exciting and even fun! Now that sets a building benchmark.
Get in touch with our team or call 0800 100 945 to start your exciting new build journey today.
Longview Homes builds both custom and pre-designed homes of exacting quality, built to last. We have locally owned franchises around the country. It would be our pleasure to take on your investment building project.