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Your guide to Show Homes & New Sections in the Selwyn District

Show homes help when choosing a builder $1,595,000 including GST


West Melton

Opulence, Space, Space & More Space 1217 Hoskyns Road • Substantial 587m2 (approx) home, expansive designer kitchen, large butler’s pantry and full array of quality appliances


• Formal & informal living areas open superbly to the idyllic outdoors

Christine Binnie 343 9485 Anytime 021 711 243

• 3 stylish tiled bathrooms, including 2 spa baths • 6+ spacious bedrooms, potential to convert for an extended family

Sunday 2 - 3pm

Bob Paton 027 432 1758

• 8 car garaging, sealed driveway • Very sheltered and private grounds suitable for tennis court • Situated on 10 hectares - multi-purpose • Consent to irrigate from 150mm bore, 5 hydrants

Show homes are a great way to gather ideas with the latest trends in design, home features and building materials on display. If not sure what to build, a plethora of house designs can be discovered on the websites of building companies while visiting their respective show homes allows you to visualise how given designs could work for you and to gain a feel for the space in given rooms. Building company representatives will work with you, adapting a favoured plan to meet your family’s needs then guiding you through the building process. Most companies cover the gamut of builds though each is likely to have a particular focus. Talk to their people so you understand where the company sits on the spectrum, from highly specified architecturally designed houses to more economic family homes. Look at the finish and quality of the show home and ask where you can see other homes the company has constructed. Ascertain whether the features and fittings in the show home are their standard or a step up on what is offered in the basic package. Some building companies have designers. Others prefer to work with their own library of plans, adapting a chosen one rather than starting from scratch. Enquire as to whether there is a fee for any concept drawings, changes to existing plans or new plans, before getting too far down the track. If you cannot find a plan you like, you might work with an architectural draftsperson or architect. When a plan is finalised, you can then invite selected building companies that specialise in the type of build you are seeking, to quote. Once you have all the

information together – the design, cost of building, build timeframe, and progress and final payment timeframe – you are in a position to select a building company. Until you sign on the dotted line, you are not committed to a given company and can walk away though there may be a charge for any plans drawn up if you do not proceed. Remember to compare ‘apples with apples’. Check that what is quoted is the same in each case. Changes to fixtures, fittings and other features can make a difference to the quoted price with the variances in quotes being due to disparities in quality and type of product used. Before committing to a build, organise finance based on the features you have chosen. Remember, each and every variation will affect the price, usually upwards. Get this sorted before the build starts. Most building companies will guide you through the choice and costing phase. Once the price is set avoid making changes to ensure the project keeps within budget. After all, the last thing you want is stress over money when moving into your lovely new home.

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Artisan Homes

Builders of superior homes. Built to last.

Silver medal winner in Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year Awards

Artisan Homes Office & Showhome 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon

Artisan Homes New Showhome 72 Blakes Road, Prebbleton Open Sat & Sun 12–4pm

Office & Show Home: 5 Broomleigh Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston New Show Home: 72 Blakes Road, Prebbleton Phone: 03 374 9172 or Rob: 021 324 876 E-mail -

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