As we all know, the last two years have been challenging for everyone. As life seems to be returning to normal, the big question is ‘What will the future hold for anyone looking to build a new home?’ and ‘Is now really the right time to build your dream home?’
The construction industry has had more than its fair share of ups and downs. As a building company with a 30-year track record of creating some of New Zealand’s most admired homes, we have certainly seen plenty of boom-and-bust cycles. Over the past 24 months or so, many Kiwi builders were struggling to cope with an over-abundance of work. It was stressful. Coupled with talk of material shortages, this led to a hesitancy among some New Zealanders who aspired to commissioning a new home. That’s understandable. But as 2023 fast approaches, there’s no need to keep the handbrake on. Things are opening up.
Crews and materials
For instance, pressure on subcontractors appears to be easing, and it looks likely that building crews will be more available. The other interesting news is that supply chains are looking good. In the new year, we’ll see fresh supplies of material arriving on our shores. Fingers crossed, the long wait for material will finally be over.
Start planning now
If you’re thinking about building next year, now is a very good time to get the all-important design stage underway. It’s a vital first step and, thanks to our robust processes, Design Builders is poised and ready to take briefs. This is your chance to get to the front of the queue.
Aaron Thompson, General Manager of Design Builders Services, echoes the sentiment: “Right now, Design Builders Services has the capacity to get plans through our design process. It’s a good time to start the journey.” Good planning is essential. Through the last couple of years, our teams were able to schedule projects to make the most of crew and material availability. We will continue to take this approach.
Another important consideration is the pedigree of your chosen builder. When you do your research, look for an established firm, one with a strong track record. Reputation is everything.
In our case, Design Builders was founded in Hawke’s Bay in 1992. Now in our 30 year, we’re in regions across New Zealand. Our view is that a unique home needn’t be an expensive home – we build for all budgets and fro 100 sqm upwards. Most importantly, our whole process is built around you, and your home is designed in-house.
Your one-stop shop
As a one-stop shop for one-off homes, we integrate the whole process into a smooth, well-designed package, which makes it easy and enjoyable for our clients. We take care of everything, from initial brief, consents and design to interior design and build. Andrew Price, our CEO, says, “Our aim is to put an architecturally designed home within your reach – designed and built as you want it – and our expert team is with you all the way. Are you ready? We are.”
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What should I consider when choosing a builder?
When choosing a builder, it’s essential to consider their reputation and track record. Look for an established firm with a strong pedigree, like Design Builders, which has been in business for 30 years and has a track record of creating some of New Zealand’s most admired homes.
What makes Design Builders Unique?
Design Builders is unique as it is a one-stop shop for architecturally designed one-off homes. Design Builders manage your project from start to finish and integrate the whole process into a smooth, well-designed package that makes it easy and enjoyable for our clients. We take care of everything, from the initial brief, consents and design to interior design and build.