OUR DESIGN SERVICE 

Is about you and yours...

DESIGN FOR YOU

At Federation Homes we're passionate about great design and quality building. Building a new home is a special experience and one that we aim to make as easy, enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Federation Homes offers unbeatable value for money. Our design team are Licensed Architectural Designers and are here to help you achieve great home design that doesn't cost the earth. 

 

Our Architectural Design team work alongside our Estimator and Build team throughout the design process to ensure knowledge is shared, creating the opportunity for greater innovation, build solutions and often this collaborative approach achieves greater savings without compromising on design. Our in-house design specialists are experts at creating dwellings unique to each and every client. We understand there doesn’t have to be a one size fits all. 

At Federation Homes you are dealing direct with a qualified expert...

Our in-house Licensed Architectural designers know the building industry inside and out. They have hammered nails, built trusses and designed everything from school halls & commercial buildings to both small & spacious homes.

Their decades of hands on experience give them a valuable design edge – knowing all the legal and practical implications of your design decisions and how to avoid any issues. They also specialise in disabled access, energy efficiency, environmentally sustainable materials and off-the-grid homes.

 

Want to meet? Book an onsite site consult today 

 
 

VISUALISE YOUR NEW HOME

As part of our initial design concept process we provide clients with a complimentary 3D render to experience layout, proportions and exterior elevations of their new home.

 

The Architectural Design & Build process

Architectural Site Visit


We'll meet you at your site and discuss a preliminary scope of works for your project.This initial meet includes one of our Architectectural Design team and our Client Manager which ensures weíre all on the same page from the get-go. At this meeting we will discuss your vision, the brief and budget. We'll also talk about the process in more depth; what the council is likely to want and how it might be achieved. This is an important step and your initial visit with our site experts is free of charge.




Comprehensive Design


Following the intial meeting weíll create an initial concept plan that fits within the scope. Presenting our initial ideas and concepts weíll cover off key elements such as design features, exterior and interior finishes.Together we will work with you to make amendments and also suggest alternatives. Itís important that we maximise exactly what can be achieved at this stage. Next, with your direction, we'll engage one of our senior Architectural team. This person will complete a comprehensive site background check, flag any foreseeable potential issues, discuss these with you and begin working on your design with you. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions or raise any concerns because we pride ourselves on total transparency and coming up with great solutions.




Guaranteed Price


Once you're completely happy with your design we'll price the house for you, right down to the very last nail. We'll provide a guaranteed fixed price for the house build so you know before you start exactly what you'll pay. It's your guaranteed peace of mind from us to you.




Consent Preparation and Application


We'll prepare the consent documents, help organise any associated specialists, and apply for your building consent on your behalf, and we'll keep you updated weekly on the process. We know exactly how local councils work and every milestone involved so we do everything we can to keep the build running smoothly.




Interior finish selections


While the consent is being processed you'll have time to finalise your colours and finishes. Suddenly those beautiful new rooms start to become a reality! If you're not sure exactly what you want, we can supply a dedicated colour and style consultant who will lend you with their interior design expertise.




Consent Approval


Once consent is approved, the real fun begins. By this stage all your selections will be finalised and our production team will be able to begin your project! You'll be able to track progress on our comprehensive online project management system, giving you control over the process and easy communication with your dedicated Personal Project Manager.




Quality Control Checkoff


We have our very own comprehensive 120 item checklist that ensures every home is handed over only when it meets our standards. It’s this eye for detail that makes all the difference. We can’t stress enough how important robust systems and checklists are to getting the finished article signed, sealed and delivered.




Completion


Now your home is complete it's time to move in! It’s a place you’ll be proud to call home.





FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our top priority? 100% customer satisfaction. Let’s face it; buying and building a new home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make and it’s our job to make sure it’s one of your best investments.

We know we want a new build but where do we start?


If you have a site the first thing we need to do is arrange a site visit where our experts can go over your ideas and what you want from your new home. Book your site visit now




At your site visit


At this point it’s best to get an indication of your budget. We believe it’s a big part of getting your build right. It’s imperative we provide the right advice from the start. As you’d expect our pricing includes both interior and exterior specifications and together we plan out the detail around this. It’s at this first site visit where we listen to your ideas and assess your site with regards to any associated costs there might be for earthworks, power and other utilities and requirements. Together we get to talk about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of your build, what we can achieve within the set budget. Rest assured, you’ll be told a lot of helpful information that you can take home and go over. A good idea before we meet is for you to make notes and maybe bring along a few pictures of what you have in mind. Don’t worry if you don’t have any ideas or photos because we have plenty. It’s great for us and you to visually imagine what your new build could look like.




Off the shelf house plans or custom design house plans - what do you suggest?


In reality it does come down to budget and your individual likes and dislikes. We have a great range of set plans to choose from. You have complete flexibility to make any changes you want; both externally and internally. This is a good starting point for you to be able to figure it all out. If you choose to create, modify or custom design plans we have our own team of in-house architectural designers ready to get to work. Your own personal style and tastes are all about you so we welcome your input. We want your new home to be a true reflection of you and/or your family. If you choose the custom design plan option there is a cost of $2500.00 (excluding GST) but when you decide to build with Federation Homes this cost is deducted off the total. Don’t be afraid to download our plans and have fun drawing all over them. That’s what they’re there for so get those creative juices flowing!




Next steps - Signing the Contract


Once it comes to signing off the contract all our contracts are fixed price because we completely understand that some surprises are good but extra prices and costs are not. Every job we undertake, no matter what size or design scope; comes at a guaranteed fixed price so you don’t have to worry about your budget blowing out.




How do you save us money by building our new home with you?


The way we achieve this is pretty straightforward; we have low overheads, we don’t have any big franchise fees and we have big buying power with our suppliers so you can be assured you're always getting a good price. Plus we have a dedicated team of inhouse pricing specialists whose job it is every day to ensure you get your dream home at the best price possible. (Click through to the team page) Every job includes a comprehensive Masterbuilders guarantee that also includes a loss of deposit guarantee and a non-completion guarantee for your absolute peace of mind.




What else do we need to think about?


We’re locally owned which means we understand and have a good relationship with our local councils. That’s a huge advantage because it means we have a complete handle around council expectations. Our whole team work tirelessly to make the whole build process go as smoothly as we possibly can. We’ve got a tonne of experience working with all sorts of budgets - big and small so we’re up for the challenge of both. There’s always a solution if you have enough knowledge and expertise. We find being a local company working with and for other locals works really well. Call us today and chat to one of our friendly team to get your building journey started.





 
 

CONTACT

9 Domain Road
Papamoa Beach

TAURANGA 3118

07 552 4002

oliver@federationhomes.co.nz

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