The first step in the process is for DK Builders to understand exactly what you want to achieve. DK Builders has a thorough and professional briefing process that we take all customers through. Our approach is to listen carefully to your requirements, and to ask questions to ensure we understand exactly what you are looking for, what is important to you and why.
It’s also crucial that we establish a ‘base budget’ at this stage. Your budget may change during the design process – as you make decisions on what you like and don’t like, and can and can’t do without. But it provides an important starting point.
We recommend that all decision-makers in the household are involved in the briefing stage. Often each person has different considerations and concerns, so these need to be discussed and agreed upon early on.
The next step is to translate your requirements into an architectural concept.
DK Builders partnered with New Vision Architecture provides 3D concepts, so you can see exactly what will be built. If it’s not what you imagined, this is the time to make changes. It’s far more cost-effective to get the concept right than to decide to make changes during the construction phase.
Even for small projects like re-vamping bathrooms, the exercise is invaluable.
During this concept stage, DK Builders will provide estimates based on average costs so you can start making decisions on what your budget can include.
The next step is to develop working drawings, along with other specifications such as engineering calculations (if required). These drawings will be used to ‘tender out’ your project to our wide range of sub contractors to get the best prices.
An accurate price can now be produced. It will take account of the engineering, structural, design and aesthetic decisions you have made. It will also be based on price negotiations and quotes from subcontractors who have been briefed on your project.
If required, the cost can be refined or brought down by making modifications to the design. Because DK Builders has the best buying power, labour rates and building process efficiency, our quote will be very competitive based on the work required and the quality of finish expected.
By the end of this stage, you can be confident that you have the best design and best price for your build.
During this stage, DK Builders also takes responsibility for obtaining all required building and resource consents. This can be a very complicated process, so it is important for time and cost management that this process is handled by experts.
The DK team will brief the tradespeople on the project; and schedule and manage their activity. Trades need to be carefully scheduled to keep the job moving forward smoothly.
It is very important that each trade has completed their work to the correct standard. It can also impact the next stage of the job (for example, if the walls aren’t gib-stopped properly, the paint job won’t look as good). Your project manager will ensure quality control at each stage, to eliminate any issues or disputes at the end of the project.
With DK Builders end-to-end design and build service, you can be assured of a hassle-free project.
The final stage is for DK Builders to ensure that all Council documentation is completed and you have the necessary Code of Compliance documentation. Congratulations – your project is complete!
In addition, DK Builders provides all customers with our Masters Builders Guarantee to ensure you have total peace of mind to go with your new home.
If you would like a free, no obligation initial design and build consultation to discuss your project, please contact us today.
Why Choose DK Builders
At DK Builders we aim to provide you with superior customer service and guaranteed customer satisfaction while we build your dream home for you. We are able to build your dream home using either your own design or we can assist you with planning and designing your dream home prior to building it for you.
We approach all of our building projects with professionalism and integrity. Our philosophy of incorporating innovation, ingenuity and inspiration into the design and building of your new dream home will ensure you are overwhelmed with the finished product.
Award Winning Builders
DK Builders entered the 2010 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Competition in the New Homes $250,000 to $350,000 category for the first time in 2010.
The home located in Te Awamutu, received a Gold Award and won this category at the Waikato Registered Master Builders House of the Year Competition. To receive a gold award the quality of the workmanship used in building the new home has to be at least 80% better than industry standard with the home receiving over 90% of the marks available under the judging criteria.
The following year 2011 DK Builders entered another new Te Awamutu Home in the same category and this time took out the local category and the National House of the Year $250,000 to $350,000 title. A result that we are extremely proud of and proves that we are builders of top quality homes.
Master Builders Guarantee
More information on the Master Builders Guarantee can be found by clicking here. This guarantee is completely independent of any other guarantees that we offer you and any insurance taken out for your building contract.
Every new home building project that we undertake has a separate building contract insurance policy taken out on it as part of our standard building process procedures.