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April 7, 2018

You may assume all residential building companies are the same but they’re not.  From franchise builders to specialised local building companies there are some fundamental differences.


Key differences can be around product specification, build delivery and timeframes. All of these have an impact but potentially the most significant is what happens when your build isn’t completed on the date you expected.


When choosing to build it’s important to understand when the build company you are considering can actually begin your build and what time frame they can commit to building your new home in. 


When a build is delayed that means mortgage or rental payments are ongoing.  These unexpected costs can cause a fair amount of stress and of course financial pressure. 


Ongoing mortgage and rental costs


Just a quick example of how much this might cost you if you are renting looks a bit like this:


The average weekly rental for a decent 3 bedroom home in Tauranga is $500.00. If your build is delayed by 6 months then extra rental costs would be $12,000.00! 


We all know the rental market has increasing pressure from finding a tenancy to the increasing costs as rentals pricing continue to rise. With regions like Tauranga and Auckland short on good rental properties it becomes a real worry factor because you may not be able to extend your lease and what happens then?


Ongoing Storage


For those who have gear waiting for their home to be completed, a delayed build means storage costs continue.  There is of course the financial impact of ongoing storage but there’s also the hassle factor every time you want to quickly grab that piece of gear.  


Increased materials cost


If your new build is delayed by months you might also be hit by increased pricing of materials or fixtures and fittings. Building materials might unexpectedly rise and one of the factors that drives that is around demand and there is a lot of demand at present. 


Demand is known to hike the price of building materials so you want to make sure you are paying today’s prices not next years.  If you work with a reputable and responsible building company then having a fixed term contract saves you here. 


Building a new home can be easy if you choose wisely.


Why build with TGA Homes? 

  • We can start now

  • Confirmed build timeframe 18 weeks from Building consent  

  • Fixed price contracts

  • Ten year Master Builder Guarantee

  • Experienced, professional local builders

Find out how what some of our client’s thought of their build with TGA Homes


Meet Bronwyn and Craig Hudson (and family pictured below) who recently returned to New Zealand from the UK and hear what they have to say about building from 12,000 miles away.  Read about their experience here 


Jan and Gia are originally from The Netherlands and have been living in New Zealand now for the past 15 years.  With two children, one at College and one at Intermediate they wanted a functional home.  Read about their experience here 

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