Working Together On Your Home Building Happiness
From our experience we’ve found that while the majority of projects have similar facets to them, there are also parts that are unpredictable and change from client to client.
That’s why we’ve developed a roadmap, with 8 crucial steps to your dream home. This roadmap shows you exactly how we will work together with you.
1. First Contact – Information Gathering
This is the first time we’ll speak with you – most likely to happen over the phone, but you may have submitted a web form or email to us. During this time we’ll walk you through a detailed list of questions about your plans to build. The goal here is to get a better understanding on what you’re looking to do and also your requirements. At this stage, if there is a good fit between us and we feel like we can add value to your project, we’ll schedule in a time for your planning consultation with Andrew. Please note: Not all clients are a good fit for Auckland Building Specialists. If this is the case then we like to let you know early on in the process and have plenty of trusted partners we can refer you on to.
2. Your Planning Consultation
The goal of this 90 minute consultation is to extract as much detailed information from you about your building plans as possible. Getting this part right allows us to put together a much more accurate quote and pricing schedule for you. We also get an understanding of the resources available to you, the dates you’re trying to work around, and any other ideas, plans or relevant documents you may have.
3. Visual Site Inspection
Nothing beats being able to view the site in person. This allows us to discover potential roadblocks for the project as well as looking at resource consents and council restrictions.
4. Planning & Documentation
Dependant on what stage of the building process you are at, we can look at the different options available for your planning and designs. We have an in-house draftsman who can work closely with you to design your renovation / alterations exactly to meet your needs, and in compliance with council planning controls. Then you may also require an architects, engineer or building consultant to help with the process.
5. Comprehensive Quoting
When you’re 100% happy with the designs for your project, we then proceed with the initial quoting for your project. As part of this quote we include a detailed breakdown of dates and pricing for you to consider.
6. Agreement Signed & Project Kicks Off
When you’re completely confident and happy with the proposed solution, we’ll move forward by taking care of the paperwork and finer details. Upon completion of this we’ll move onto phase 1 of the build and provide you with a confirmed start and finish date, as well a timeline breakdown of the major milestones.
7. Ongoing Project Co-ordination Strategies
One of our biggest strengths at Auckland Building Specialists is our project coordination and listening to you the client how you want to manage the information. We have found that poor communication and project management is among the top reasons why the relationship between building company and client goes south.
Regular team and client meetings to keep everyone up to date and informed on where the project is at. During this meeting we can also tackle any roadblocks or issues that pop up along the way.
Before starting your project we put together a comprehensive pricing schedule to ensure accurate pricing and minimise any variations that may occur. We’ve very particular about this which leads to deadly accuracy when it comes to hitting targeted budgets. However, should any variations occur, we like to bring them to you as early as possible so we can discuss, document, quote and agree on any changes before proceeding.
Full access to the Auckland Building Specialists team. You are always welcome to ring us, or come visit us at any stage in the project.
8. Quality Assurance Inspection & Celebration
Upon completion of your project we don’t just leave you high and dry. As part of our dedication to quality we carry out all the necessary inspections including our full 277 point quality assurance inspection. We then take care of all the paperwork and make sure everything is done right. The final touch is our commercial clean to leave your property looking the part.
Congratulations! Your project is now complete and you can enjoy your amazing new home.