Frequently Asked Questions
Building a new home in Auckland : your questions answered
Construction should have a language all of its own. To make it easier, we’ve prepared a list here of common terms you need to know when building your home and answers to frequently asked questions about building.
1. What is included in the price?
The price includes the house itself complete including carpet, but not any site works. Plans, building consent and all aspects of the construction of your new home from the foundations through to floor coverings are included. For a turnkey package, site works such as excavation, drainage and services, driveway, fencing, landscaping – would need to be added to this. Contact us for a full specification.
2. What is the cost of the extras for a turnkey package?
The cost of the additions are site dependent and consequently are the reason these additional components are not included in the base advertised price. Once we have viewed your site and prepared the plans we will have a better understanding of the additional costs involved.
3. Is GST included?
Yes, GST is included in the list prices.
4. Can I amend the design to suit my needs, budget or section?
The Ashcroft model is based on efficiency and optimisation of designs and the construction process. Minor changes are possible at additional cost.
5. Can I have input into the interiors, kitchens, colours etc?
Absolutely, this is one of the fun parts in the process. Our different build packages have different flexibility built into the packages. For example in the Investor package you are able to choose from one of 5 exterior and 3 interior colour schemes. In the Family Plus package there is a colour consultant included with full personalisation encouraged.
6. Can Ashcroft help me to find a suitable section to build on?
Yes – through our Intent to Progress system we will assist you with finding the right section for you. Alternatively we can investigate sites located by clients to assess suitability and costs.
7 Do Ashcroft build anywhere in NZ?
Currently we specialise only in the greater Auckland area – that’s from Pokeno to Warkworth. All projects within 30km of our office will be at the list prices indicated, for any locations further than 30km from us please discuss with one of our new home consultants.
8. How long does it take to complete?
The construction period is 18 weeks for a single level house and 20 weeks for a two level house once the concrete slab is poured.
9. Do you provide a builders guarantee?
We also additionally offer the 10 year Home First Builders Guarantee – for further information on this please visit http://builtin.co.nz/homefirst-guarantee
10. Does Ashcroft provide full service (lawyers, finance, etc)
We can assist with finance but prefer that clients find their own professionals for any legal, accounting, and valuation work to avoid any conflicts of interest.
11. Why Build with Ashcroft Homes?
Ashcroft Homes is a family led business which has been operating since 2007. Our team of experienced architects, project managers, builders and contractors are led by our expert, customer focussed managerial team. Our goal is to build quality homes as cost effectively as possible for all our clients while ensuring the process of building is enjoyable too. We are not part of a franchise operation and consequently we do not need to cover any franchise fees or commissions within our pricing. We are extremely proud that many of our Ashcroft customers choose to build with us time and time again.
Glossary : For a full New Zealand glossary of building terms, click here