Frequently Asked Questions
The advertised price includes the house itself, but excludes the cost of land, site and subdivision work, resource and building consent fees, services to the boundary and Council development contributions. All aspects of the construction of your new home including full project management from the foundations through to floor coverings are included. Contact us for a full specification.
Most certainly! Most lenders, including our partner lenders, allow and encourage land/home packages. This dispels the misconception that you must own your land outright to build your new home on it! We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about your property.
Most subdivisions will allow the homeowner to have an outbuilding, but each subdivision is governed by its own Community Covenants and Restrictions. Normally, the shed or outbuilding will have to be constructed of the same material as the house. However, ew recommend going for stuccos as they are the trendier options. If you still want a shed, then we will definitely help you build one that suits your needs.
Usually, slab foundations take about 90-120 days and basement foundations take around 120-135 days to build. Nevertheless, delays such as weather, governmental codes, and permitting are taken care of to prevent downtime. Meanwhile, keep this at the back of your mind: those estimates are based on our average 3000 sq. ft. build size. A 6000 sq. ft. home can take longer to erect from scratch.
That’s great news! The first step is to find land to build on, and buy it. (We highly recommend that you hire a real estate agent for this transaction!) Once you have your land, it’s time to start talking to builders. Of course, we would love to be one of those builders you talk to! Plus, we’re happy to come out to your land for a visit so we can see what you have with our eyes (at no cost to you). Once you pick your builder, talk to them about your budget, your ideas for designs, and more. Then hire us so we can start working on your project.
Yes. But only as long as your selections are in the conformity with the style of the subdivision Also, the colors and styles need to be selected before the particular selections are installed in the house. We occasionally go back and replace installed features for selections but that is the exception to the rule, not the norm of the process. So it is often best to finalize the preferred features before we start working on the project.
Can I customize the floor plan? One of the things that make iBuilders Design and Build different/better from most other building constructors is that we encourage you to make your home uniquely yours!! Make your plan larger! Move walls! We will help you whip up that design for a special master bedroom retreat! How about that dream kitchen you always wanted to cook and even eat your meals in? Our construction experts alongside with our digitally equipped drafters help make your dreams come to life.
Design-build contracting is a building process where a builder is involved with every aspect of a construction project from the very beginning of the design process. That means in this arrangement, you don’t work solely with an architect to design your plans to completion. You also do not have to go shopping around for builders. Well, that’s the older model sometimes called “design-bid-build,”.
This is personalized and is mostly best discussed with your financial advisor or mortgage provider. Generally though, the amount that you can borrow will also depend upon your employment history, credit history, current savings and debts It will also be contingent upon the amount of downpayment you are willing to make. You may also be able to take advantage of special loan programs for first time buyers to purchase a home with a higher value. Contact our team for more questions on this.
iBuilders Design and Build values the safety of our customers and our teams because they are critical to us as a company. If you want to see a home that is under construction, including your own home, there is not a single problem. But you have allowed us to enable you to do it as safely as possible. As such, our team provides hard hats and close-toed shoes. If you have them already, the better. For your safety and everyone else’s it is important that you never enter a home under construction unaccompanied or without proper notice.
This business has been operating for several years and has never had a failed project. That counts for something at the very least. With experienced architects, project managers, builders and contractors and others, we have put together a solid team of expert, customer-focused service offerers. 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.