Design changes? Not a problem!

Publish Date: September 15 2021

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Design changes? Not a problem!

Can I make changes to my design?

Stroud Homes Auckland South is in business to create dream homes for people, along with a stress-free building process and A-grade customer service.

Seeing that building a new home is one of life’s biggest investments both financially and emotionally, it’s only natural for client to have questions for their builder.

To ease any concerns, in this blog article we will address one of the most frequently asked client questions: can I make changes to my design?

Here’s what Auckland builder Craig Shorrock tells his clients.

If I want to make changes to the design, who do I talk to?

We are more than happy for you to make changes to any of our designs.

Our new home sales consultant Andy Agar is the best person to talk to about this. You can find him at our display centre when lockdown is over.

Stroud Homes also builds fully custom-designed homes for clients with specific design requirements and preferences.

Read more about how we can modify and customise your plans.

What happens if I decide on a change that will negatively impact the overall design?

We would recommend against doing any changes that we would consider a negative change.

With our years of experience building homes for people and in-depth knowledge of each of our designs, we can confidently tell you whether or not your changes would improve the overall design or not.

Will I get to see new house plans with the changes I’ve requested?

Yes. These are to be agreed upon before moving to structural plans.

If you are happy with those changes they will then be implemented into your full working drawings, ready to be built.

If I make changes to the design, will it affect the cost?

Yes, but this would be cost estimated to advise before making a change.

Some very minor modifications may not affect the cost, but it’s always best to chat to Andy about this if you have any worries or concerns.

What is one common change people like to make?

Enlarging garages is a very common design change people request.

Another is taking a feature from one of our plans, and incorporating it into another, i.e. kitchen scullery, or the particular layout of the master bedroom walk-in robe and ensuite.

At Stroud Homes almost everything is possible in our pursuit in creating your dream home – just ask!

How much should I take resale into consideration when I make changes?

Every house should be built for resale value regardless on how long you are planning to live in your home. You will, at some point in time be selling the house.

Can you give me an example of a successful change a client has made?

Adding a guest wing to one of our standard plans has been a great modification to one of our plans.

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Get the home of your dreams

When building a new home with your Auckland South home builder, you can create the home of your dreams.

Your imagination is the only limit.

Zoom allows us to browse a selection of plans from our range of over 120 home designs to find the right plan for your land, family and budget.

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