August 19, 2016 at 4:57 am

In the Market for a New House? Why Not Build?

If you are in the market for a new home, why not consider building your very own dream home? Maybe you thought the option was out of your league? The reality is, if you have the funds to buy an existing property, you can probably build a home.

As both local and central governments look to free up more land as a result of our booming property market, new builds are set to surge. In times when the cost of existing properties is rising, more and more homeowners are finding it more cost effective to build their own homes. They find that by the time the property is complete, it is valued at more than what they have paid out. There are several advantages to building a new home, too. It’s the perfect opportunity to express your personality and signal a fresh start for you and your family.

Considerations When Building a New Home

  • Materials for building a home are better and there are more styles available than ever before.
  • New homes tend to be better insulated.
  • You can get the show homes in Christchurch you’ve always dreamed of, ones that are designed specifically for your lifestyle and family.
  • There are less on-going maintenance requirements and no messy renovations.
  • New homes offer better performance and a chance of equity.

The Building Process

Building a new house isn’t just about erecting a building. The process itself can be exhilarating, and with the right contractors, the entire process can be hassle free. The contractors can take care of everything for you, from acquiring permits to resource consents, planning permissions, drainage, engineering, and even the geotechnical reports. They may even be able to help with financing and payment terms.


Building contractors understand the needs of their clients and the areas in which they build. They offer clients genuine commitment and exceptional value along with constructing quality homes that are sure to stand the test of time. There really is no need to be intimidated by the thought of building your new home in New Zealand. Many people may have heard how stressful the process can be and how many issues can arise during the building of a new home. The key is to choose the right builder.

The right builder and contractors will have an unwavering reputation and a portfolio full of satisfied customers, perhaps even repeat clientele. They will pride themselves on their customer service and ensure that they take the stress out of the building process for their customers.  Many companies will also have a portfolio of house designs that clients can choose from, saving a great deal of time. Best of all, you will get to personalise your fixtures, fittings, and colours while remaining within budget.

Building your home instead of buying one may be just the option for you. While building may be a complex task, it can be highly rewarding if you have all your bases covered and a reliable contractor on your side