FAQs

If you’re new to house building, you may have some questions about costs, time and the building process. Please read through some of our frequently asked questions or get in touch with us to organise a no obligation home build consultation.

Q: How long have you been in business? Can I talk to any past clients?
Q: What do your home and land packages include?
Q: What areas do you build in?
Q: Are you part of a franchise?
Q: Do you offer a fixed price contract on your design and bulid packages?
Q: Our architect friend has already provided us with some house plans. Would you build to these?
Q: How long will my new home build take?
Q: Do you use regular subcontractors?
Q: What eco-friendly home options can you offer?
Q: What guarantees do you offer for your NZ homes?
Q: Do you have a showhome where we can see examples of your work?
Q: Can I make changes to the house plans once construction has started?
Q: Which building products and structures do you use?
Q: Who will be building my new home?
Q: Can I visit the construction site?
Q: I’d like you to help me with my new home build. How do I get started?

Q: How long have you been in business? Can I talk to any past clients?
A: Homeworld has been building in Northland for over 40 years, and our experience and longevity is a testament to our consistent quality standards. We would be happy to arrange for you to read some of our written references, speak to our previous clients, or visit some of the homes we have built. Many of our clients have come back to us again, proving just how happy they have been with our homes and level of service.

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Q: What do your home and land packages include?
A: Our Home & Land packages can include whatever you need – it’s totally up to you. Just let us know what you require, and we’ll tailor a package to suit you.

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Q: What areas do you build in?
A: Homeworld will build anywhere north of Warkworth, right up to the top of the Winterless North. Strict quality control and a hands-on approach means that we like to stay within the region we know best. We can build a new home on any site whether it is coastal, farmland or urban.

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Q: Are you part of a franchise?
A: No, we have been locally owned and operated by the same directors for over 40 years. This means that you are dealing with local people, who provide home designs to suit local conditions, not off-the-plan homes that are designed for very different parts of the country. We also stand by our name, and we guarantee that you will be totally happy with your new home.

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Q: Do you offer a fixed price contract on your design and bulid packages?
A: Absolutely! The price we provide you is the price you will pay. We provide very detailed specifications as well,so you will know exactly what you are getting with your design and build. Our quote is for the entire project, with no hidden extras, unless you choose to make changes to the plan or products used during the construction process. Even with changes you make we will tell you exactly what it will cost before we start. There will be no surprises with the final cost.

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Q: Our architect friend has already provided us with some house plans. Would you build to these?
A: Of course. We can work with your architect and build a home to their design. We can often provide useful suggestions to help improve the design using our wealth of experience from building in Northland. Your plan will also go before our quantity surveyor and construction manager during the costing process who have years of experience and will always critique the plans looking for improvements and better ways of doing things – ultimately to give you the best price and best quality new home.

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Q: How long will my new home build take?
A: Once consents are finalised we will be able to give you a realistic handover date. We won’t promise dates that we cannot meet, so we are very accurate with our timings, unless circumstances beyond our control prevent this such as extreme weather or unavailability of certain materials.

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Q: Do you use regular subcontractors?
A: We have a long standing and trusted relationship with a number of quality subcontractors, who work with our building team very efficiently. They are as committed and dedicated to building a quality home as we are.

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Q: What eco-friendly home options can you offer?
A: Our homes are designed to maximise the natural warmth from the sun, while maintaining a cool temperature in summer. We use the latest proven products and technology such as insulation, glazing and low energy consumption appliances. Just let us know what you would like to incorporate into your design, and we will provide the products that meet your requirements.

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Q: What guarantees do you offer for your new homes?
A: We offer the Homeworld Guarantee to every client. We also offer the Master Build Guarantee  so you can be secure in the knowledge that we are Licenced Building Practitioners. Your new investment is safe and will be completed to the standards specified.

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Q: Do you have a showhome where we can see examples of your work?
A: Yes, we have a Display Village with a showhome and a product display room on site at 401 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei, and we are open six days a week.  We also have many plans and photographs of homes that you can browse through and discuss with one of  our home consultants.

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Q: Can I make changes to the house plans once construction has started?
A: Yes, this is possible. Because we work closely with you throughout the construction process, you are fully informed and able to make changes as and when required.

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Q: Which building products and structures do you use?
A: After 40 years of experience in the home building industry we have formed strong relationships with the most reliable, and proven, suppliers in the region. Our products are all of the highest quality – please refer to our Supply Partners footer at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Q: Who will be building my new home?
A: We will assign an experienced construction team that is suited to the specifications of your home build. You will be able to discuss this with your Home Consultant.

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Q: Can I visit the construction site?
A: Yes, you can. We encourage you to be as involved in the process as you are comfortable with. Please discuss this with one of our Home Consultants.

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Q: I’d like you to help me with my new home build. How do I get started?
A: You can find our contact details on our contact page, and come and see us for a no-obligation consultation, or chat over the phone at a time that suits you. Our experienced Home Consultants will guide you through every step of the process.

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