Step 1: Initial Enquiry
Once you have purchased land, complete the enquiry form. A member of our team will contact you to provide initial information on the Laing Homes housing range. We recommend that once you have decided on the style of your new home, a consultation is arranged to discuss and review your requirements. This will then enable us to provide you with our professional input.
Step 2: Consultation and preliminary design
This is the beginning of the design process. This stage involves meeting with you to discuss your specific requirements and identify the best home for you. This will include a review of the site location and site positioning. At this stage we can look at the various options for finish and fit out together with considering the different materials for cladding and construction that will be included in your new home.
Step 3: Contract offer and Contract Acceptance
Once we have obtained preliminary agreement, we will forward a detailed Letter of Offer and Building Supply Agreement for your perusal. This information will confirm a number of important aspects of the building contract, construction price, specifications and commencement dates.
At this stage we will also complete the Master Build Guarantee contract with you.
Step 4: Detailed design, planning and permits
Once the contract documentation is completed and signed, we will provide our Architect with the design / construction request instruction which records the design brief detailing the requested specifications and finishes. Our architect will prepare detailed plans and specifications including an engineering design statement to ensure that your home complies with the relevant site specific building requirements. The site plan will incorporate the site information provided.
Once the final plans have been approved by the client, they are submitted for both the construction and onsite building consent applications.
Step 5: Site visit
Upon receiving the signed Building Supply Agreement, we will arrange for our Transport and Contracts Managers to visit your site to complete the relocation assessment to confirm whether there is sufficient access for our relocation equipment. Our Transport Manager will advise whether any obstacles need to be removed to provide suitable access.
You will need to provide us with the following information prior to the site visit:
- Copy of Certificate of Title
- Confirmation that your property does not have covenant restrictions preventing the siting of a new transportable home
- Site services plan / drainage design if applicable
The following additional information may be required
- Site levels and pegging certificate
- Soils report
- Photographs of your site
- Council - district plan design guidelines to be met?
- Planning rules for boundary setbacks, height restrictions, easements, driveway and car parking regulations
Once we have visited your site, we will confirm the site access in writing.
Step 6: Construction → Delivery → Maintenance
Once we receive confirmation that both building consents will be approved, we will arrange for the appropriate building materials to be delivered to our manufacturing site. Your home will be built in accordance with the plans and specifications. Our clients are welcome to visit our manufacturing site to view the construction of their new home, or alternatively you may require progress photographs to be sent via email.
Prior to delivery of your new home, we undertake a final quality assurance inspection to ensure that your new home meets our quality standards. In addition, the Christchurch City Council will complete their final inspection to enable the Building Code Compliance Certificate to be issued, we forward this document to your local council.
Once your new home is completed our transport manager will advise you of the proposed delivery date.
Get out your camera and get ready to record the delivery of your new home. Once the house is on site our relocation staff will install the timber piles and lower and tie down your new home to the piles.
Your local contractors will then complete the site improvements (services, decks, baseboards, steps etc)
Once completed it is your responsibility to obtain the onsite building code compliance, then sit back and enjoy.
We recommend that any defects that may appear within sixty days of your home being tied down to the foundation are notified to us in writing, these defects will be repaired at the Company's own cost.