Before looking at land, going to an architect, or looking at floorplans, focus on finding a good builder. Builders live and breathe this stuff every day, so who best to talk to first about the journey you’re about to embark on? They can come in right at the start with insightful advice, helping you to find the right section, designing a bespoke floorplan, and even help source lending if you need.

A great building company will help you:

• Understand the process and ensure you feel informed and confident. You’re not expected to know all the questions to ask, which can feel vulnerable. A good builder understands this and will offer answers to all your questions, including those you don’t know to ask yet.
• Set realistic budget expectations and not try to win your business on price. It’s easy to be a hero on the day you sign your contract, and a lot harder to be the hero on handover day when the home has come in on time and budget.
• Find a section that will work for your budget, timeframe, and the home you want to build. They will be able to advise you on any factors, such as earthwork requirements, that could become costly and mean you have less budget for your build.
• Explore design options and help you create a bespoke floorplan suited to your budget and lifestyle.
• Source all the information you need to make an informed decision upfront. Geotech reports, earthwork allowances, underground services, electrical – there’s a lot to go through and should result in a decent piece of paperwork. If not, and they’ve used generic allowances for things like earthworks, that could be red flag they haven’t done their due diligence.

Why Classic?

• Classic Builders has been around for 24 years now and is one of the largest, privately owner residential builders in New Zealand.
• Our team is the most established builder in Queenstown, and we pride ourselves on the superior service we provide, creating the most compelling experience for our clients.
• We offer the most comprehensive pre-construction assessment on the market. This provides our clients with a full site evaluation, a detailed set of site plans and a bespoke floorplan which enables us to be price competitive with nothing hidden upfront. This is a free service we provide.
• Our process has been fine-tuned over 24 years; we do what we do extremely well. Our reputation is testament to our in-depth knowledge of the market and our client-centric approach.

It costs nothing to get started, so why not pop in for a chat today? We’d love to hear from you. Find your nearest location here.