Frequently Asked

Should i get a fixed price or estimate?

Both options have their advantages and considerations.  We generally provide estimates for a range of reasons:

  • It allows us to offer you the best possible price without including additional risk margins, ultimately saving you money.
  • We collaborate with a quantity surveyor who delivers a comprehensive estimate, ensuring transparency for you and your bank.
  • We understand that changes may arise during the process, and we want to support your evolving vision without causing any obstacles.
  • Our team is confident in working swiftly and efficiently, ensuring timely completion of your project.
  • Opting for an estimate provides a mutually beneficial and less risky arrangement for both parties involved.

At Hobson Bespoke Builds, we prioritise transparency, efficiency, and providing you with the best value for your investment.

When do I involve a builder?

Whether you've just started considering your options or you're further down the track, now is the perfect time. We're happy to discuss your project no matter what stage you're at. It can be beneficial to involve your builder early in the process, especially if they have experience and knowledge to offer. Their early input can help ensure a smooth process and avoid any budget blowouts.

Do you build energy efficient and environmentally sustainable homes?

Yes, absolutely. With the cost of living increasing, we are passionate about providing you with the utmost comfort in your home. Our focus is on building homes that are sustainable, energy-efficient, and low maintenance. We believe in creating living spaces that are not only environmentally friendly but also contribute to your long-term comfort and well-being.

Do you offer design and build services?

Yes, we do. We have a network of preferred and trusted architects that we collaborate with, or we can also work with your own architect if you already have one. Our goal is to provide a seamless design and build experience, where we bring together the expertise of our builders and architects to create a home that aligns with your vision and requirements.

When can you start?

We can give you an indication today when we have a space opening and once we have the paperwork sorted, you will have a full timeline with start and completion dates.

Do you offer house plans or house and land packages?

Our primary focus is on custom or "bespoke" homes. We specialize in working closely with our clients to bring their unique visions to life, tailoring the design and construction process to their specific needs and preferences. While we don't offer pre-designed house plans or house and land packages, we are committed to creating exceptional, one-of-a-kind homes that truly reflect your individual style and requirements.

Who will be working on my project?

We carefully select the best team members for your project based on their skills, expertise, and passion. We understand that each project is unique, and we want to ensure that you have a dedicated and efficient team that aligns with your specific needs and requirements. Rest assured that all team members are experienced builders who work closely with Logan, our owner and licensed builder, to maintain our high standards of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Your project will be in the hands of capable professionals who are committed to delivering excellence every step of the way.

I have plans, can you price them?

Absolutely! We would be delighted to discuss your project and determine if we would be a good fit for your needs. In order to provide you with a comprehensive estimate quote, we may require a "preliminary contract for pricing." This helps cover our costs as preparing a thorough estimate involves consolidating quotes from multiple suppliers and tradespeople, which takes time and effort. We value transparency and want to ensure that you receive an accurate and detailed estimate for your project. Please reach out to us, and we can further discuss the specifics and guide you through the pricing process.

Will I have to move out?

Whether you move out or not depends on the size and complexity of your job. We will be able to tell you in advance what is required and time frames so you have plenty of time to plan and prepare. If it’s safe and practical to stay living in your house, we will do our best to accommodate your preference during the process.

How can I avoid going over budget?

To ensure you stay within budget, it is crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of your build. Seeking advice from experienced professionals who have encountered various scenarios can provide valuable insights and practical guidance. We strongly recommend involving your builder early in the process to establish transparency and gain a clear understanding of how your plans will unfold. Additionally, fostering effective collaboration among sub tradespeople is essential for efficient delivery, we can't take care of this for you.

By following these steps, you can proactively manage your budget and achieve successful project outcomes.

Do you offer a guarantee?

As NZCB members we offer protection for your investment and home. This is called the Halo guarantee.

Will I need council consent?

It is likely that you will need consent unless the work you require is minor. Any structural changes, additions or major changes to a building require consent. There is also a chance you will need resource consent. If you’re unsure whether you will need consent, visit the Auckland Council website for additional information or details on how to speak to an Auckland Council representative.

What is a licensed building practitioner (LBP)?

A Licensed Building Practitioner is someone who has been assessed and has been deemed capable to carry out building work involving structure or weather tightness of a residential building. They’re legally bound to their work as all building work needs to be sighted by Auckland Council and signed by a LBP.

Can I involve my own contractors, friends or family to carry out some elements of the build?

We offer comprehensive project management services and maintain strong relationships with top tradespeople in and around Auckland. Leveraging our extensive network can be highly advantageous, as it ensures seamless coordination and quality workmanship throughout your project. While we generally recommend utilising our trusted network, we are open to accommodating specific preferences in certain cases. Rest assured, our priority is always to deliver exceptional results that align with your vision and requirements.

Is it best to choose the lowest quote or estimate?

When it comes to building, it's crucial to consider several factors before choosing your builder. The key is to find a team you trust and genuinely enjoy working with. Opting for the best team, even if they provide a higher quote, will prove beneficial in the long run. With a reputable company, your investment will be built right from the start, resulting in more money in your pocket or increased profit, especially when considering resale value.

Projects Completed
I had a great experience with Hobson Bespoke Builds when they worked on my extensive and complicated home renovation. This was almost a full rebuild with modern design and demanding detailing in the middle of Covid lockdowns. They were up to the task and delivered to a high standard with attention to detail and finishing. Logan was great to deal with, he is extremely patient bringing a calm, respectful leadership style to guiding his team, coordinating trade input and understanding a client's needs. I especially appreciated Logan’s honesty and integrity. I would definitely recommend Hobson Bespoke to anyone in need of a trustworthy, caring and talented builder!
John Mackenzie, Architect & Owner, Kohimarama Renovation