FAQS

CAN I GO ON SITE DURING CONSTRUCTION?

There are a number of hazards associated with building your new home which, if not carefully managed, could cause serious injury or worse, to those that encounter them. Chadha constructions limited has a legal obligation to ensure that those hazards are identified and controlled.
During the construction of your new home a fence will be erected and secured around your site to ensure that only suitably qualified and authorized persons can access the site, and subsequently to ensure any hazards are contained within it.
Although we understand that it is your property, legally we are required to control the building site while your home is under construction. We still want you to be able to access the site and view the progress and we have some processes that will make it easier for you to do this.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO BUILD MY HOUSE?

From the signing of your Building Agreement and payment of your deposit through to completion of your home, you should allow 44-47 weeks depending on the size and complexity of your home.  We can break these time frames down as follows, but please note these time frames are guidelines only.

After you have confirmed your final design, the Building Agreement is signed and you have paid your deposit:-

  • Up to 5 working days from signing of your Building Agreement to a handover meeting with your Client Liaison Officer

  • Depending on how many changes you make to your contract drawings and the impact of those on engineering requirements, up to 6 weeks for processing and administration in preparation for your Building Consent Application*

  • 6-10 weeks for the Council to issue your Building Consent

  • The time from uplift of Building Consent to onsite works beginning will be recorded in your Building Agreement

  • The time to build your home (from slab pour through to practical completion)can vary depending on the size of the build, the design of the home and complexities of the site. Typically a build will take approximately 4 weeks to complete the slab pour and a further 22 – 26 weeks in construction through to practical completion.

  • It can take up to 4 weeks for the Council to issue the Code Compliance Certificate

  • Please add up to 4 additional weeks if your home is in any part of the above process during Christmas

HOW DO WE ESTABLISH THE BUILDING COST ESTIMATES OF MY HOUSE?

All square meterage rates are not created equally! They are often a market measure but they seldom reflect your personal choices or your site specifications. Chadha constructions is one of the only building companies that will provide you with a price list. We will transparently provide any additions or subtractions from the price based on your site specifications and any requests for changes to our existing plans. Through discussion with your New Home Consultant, we will be in a position to understand your needs and to give you a pricing band that your new home may fall into.

ONCE MY PLANS ARE IN COUNCIL, CAN I MAKE ANY  MORE CHANGES TO THEM?

The Building Act places strict responsibility on your Council to ensure that what is submitted for Building Consent is what is actually built. As such, Chadha constructions will complete your home to the plans and specifications that have been submitted to the Council for Building Consent and no further changes will be allowed after the application is submitted.

ONCE I HAVE PAID MY DEPOSIT, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MY PLANS TO GO TO COUNCIL?

Once you have paid your deposit and had your handover meeting with your Client Liaison Officer we will start to complete the detailed drawings, collect the site specific data and make final checks of all the paperwork so we can submit the Building Consent Application. We estimate this will take between 5 and 6 weeks.  However, if you make any further changes to your plans or selections during this time, this time frame may extend and fees may be incurred.