New Home Builds
As Design & Build specialists for new homes in Southern Lakes, Queenstown, Wanaka, Central Otago, Cromwell, Tekapo, Twizel, Christchurch, Canterbury, Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura for almost 25 years, Paul Reed Homes are recognised for our flair, imagination and exceptional value for money for our clients. Talk to Paul Reed now on (03) 385 8574 for some ideas or free advice on your project.
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Master Builder, Christchurch
The Insider's Guide
to Risk-Free Building
Download this Free Guide now and discover some of the Risks & Hidden Financial Traps you’ll face when you build your new home
Some of what’s included:
Why your quote could be Fatally Flawed
How protect yourself from cost overruns
How to avoid ‘under-priced’ quotes
5 tips to make sure you stay ‘On-Budget’
Why quotes vary so much for exactly the same design and specifications
Why Choose Paul Reed as Your Builder?
Check out some of the things we do here at Paul Reed Homes, Master Builder
Health & Safety
In practice this means:» Providing a safe place of work, safe equipment, and proper materials
» Establishing and insisting that safe work methods are practised at all times
» Providing regular supervision, induction, and training of employees
» Ensuring all staﬀ understand and accept their responsibility to promote and maintain a safe and healthy place of work
» Ensuring all contractors who work on site have suitable and approved Health and Safety Programme
» Ensuring safe access to the building site is maintained at all times On site, you will notice our health and safety in practice in the form of up to date hazard boards on display, safety fencing, use of scaﬀolding (where appropriate), use of Personal Protection Equipment, safety ‘Tool Box’ meetings and the presence of Lucas Safety induction cards. We work in partnership with Lucas Safety to uphold and maintain our high health and safety standards.
Paul Reed Homes is also a Site Safe member.
SITE CHECKSWe guarantee that all our sites and foremen are checked every 10 days focusing on: • Waterproofing
• Compliance with the Building Consent plans, specifications and engineers directives
• Quality of materials
• Quality of workmanship
HANDOVEROur handover process incorporates a comprehensive 120 point fittings, fixtures and finishes check before the handover walk through with you.
FREE 3 MONTH QUALITY CHECKWe’ll be in touch three months after handover to arrange a mutually agreeable time where we’ll check your home top to bottom and identify any fine adjustments that have only become apparent after moving in.
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How We Work With You
SELECTING MATERIALS, FIXTURES AND FITTINGSWe understand that this process can be quite exciting as well as overwhelming. There are many decisions and selections that need to be made and this is as crucial to us, as it is to you. We’ve discovered that the secret to eliminating cost and time overruns, through variations, is working together to make your
materials, fixtures, and fittings selections early. Our people and process will help you do this.
PRICING CONFIDENCEThere is an old saying “every man (or woman) to their trade”. This means “stick to your trade”. Carpenters are not taught as part of their training how to price a job. When transitioning to a builder, there are no laws or business fitness requirements for any upskilling or pricing training at all. Our building industry continues to allow the people of NZ to be exposed to unfit building businesses, and the large percentages that eventually go belly-up are simply blamed for ‘bad management’.
DO I NEED A BUILDING AGREEMENT?A recent survey highlights Kiwis have a ‘she’ll be right’ approach to building work [Certified Builders Association press release 21/9/2016] The survey found that 51% of homeowners who had used a builder in the last ten years didn’t have a written contract for work done by their last builder. The survey also found that 46% of homeowners think it’s the builder’s responsibility if something goes wrong with a build or renovation. The reality is if there’s no written contract in place, this makes it difficult to resolve any issues.
FIXED PRICEWe know that a fixed price is probably extremely important to you and understand that we all have a finite budget. Our fixed price agreements ensure you know the end price before you start. However, just because a building agreement is labelled fixed price, it can still drastically alter if PC or Provisional Sums are used. We avoid where possible using PC or Provisional Sums for
unspecified items. Using these sums in a fixed price contract means that the price can still substantially increase.
WHICH SERIES OF STEPS WORK BEST?
The best results are achieved when we all (architect, builder, client, geo-tech engineer, structural engineer, cost engineer, interior designer) work together to achieve a win-win outcome for you, the client. Secondly, not only do these parties need to be on board and in agreeance on what the overall outcome/vision is but there is a certain order to which each party completes
their step in the process to achieve the client’s vision. For a win-win outcome you’ll need a win-win game plan. I advise the following initial steps as a general guide, but your ultimate game plan will be unique to you:
“The stunning polished concrete floors do more than just look good, they provide passive heating for a warm family home.” – Paul Reed
2. IN PERSON MEETING
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Paul Reed Homes are not just builders – I am a career professional builder that can build you nearly anything. Specifically, we can help you with the following kinds of projects that we specialize in.
3. BUDGETS AND PRICING
DO NOT get started without knowing what is involved in the PROCESS. Let us help you with the research first, DOWNLOAD your FREE GUIDE that contains the most IMPORTANT STEPS concerning the renovation process.
4. CONCEPTS AND COMPLETED DESIGN
Our brand partners have been selected over many years, and the options available to us mean that we can formulate a design team that is suited to you and your project. Part of good design is making sure that you completely
understand what you’re getting from the roof to the door handles. If we do this ground work together at this end, we find that client changes through the
build are nearly eliminated. By helping you to avoid variations through the build, we are also helping you avoid adding time and cost to the project.
“We delivered a Supreme-Award winning renovation to Rob & Mel. This was a massive project I’m extremely proud of.” – Paul reed
5. FINALISE THE PAPERWORK
explain what everything means, so you’re comfortable. We’ll completely understand if you want this checked by your lawyer, and you are welcome to do so.