Hamilton subdivision experts
If you have ever wondered, “Can I subdivide?” but have been scared off, then talk to us at Stroud Homes. We’re local builders and experts in navigating the subdivision process and regulations.
Hamilton has become one of the fastest-growing cities in New Zealand and, with a limited supply of land within its borders, has turned to increasing the urban feel of the city by encouraging developments – like duplexes.
Recently, Hamilton City Council has decreased the amount of outdoor living space from a set 60m2 to a rule that depends on the number of bedrooms each unit has. They have also changed development contributions rates to be based on the number of bedrooms rather than the type of dwelling.
These changes make it easier to fit duplexes onto a site and also make it cheaper – especially for those who want to build 2-3 bedroom units. If you would like to learn more about how this would affect your section and what the costs and benefits could be, come to talk one of our friendly staff today.
We have had our own building company since 2014 and done a lot of work for other group home builders. This has given us some insight into the way that others are doing things and shown us areas that we want to improve for customers.
In 2018 we had the chance to do our own development – moving off the 1950’s house on our 1000m2 section and building 2 duplexes with 4 units in them. As we were running a building business, we decided to do all the project management and everything ourselves. We learned a lot through this process and amongst the many lessons discovered there were 2 things we felt we could improve – good systems for project management and buying power.
When we started looking into buying a Stroud Homes franchise, we discovered that Stroud Homes provided the solutions to both these problems. Stroud Homes has great systems that allow us to ensure our projects stay on time and every trade knows what they are doing and when from the beginning of the build. Being part of a national franchise, we also get the buying power that we lacked as a builder doing a one-off project.
Keep the existing house where it is and build a 3 bedroom, 1 level house at the back to sell or rent out.
Keep the existing house where it is and build two two-level homes out the back and rent or sell or a combination of both.
Knock the existing house down and build 4 or more houses, either as small standalone houses, or duplexes.
Tee and Andrea at Stroud Homes Hamilton cut their teeth doing a 2 duplex development on their property in Dinsdale, so they know the ins and outs of subdividing and building duplexes. They can give you advice on the size and style of duplex you can do on your land and what you could possibly sell/rent each unit for when you’re done.
Having done this before, they have been able to build a team to help you have the smoothest duplex journey possible. If you have ever wondered what you could do with your land come and talk with our local Hamilton builders and take advantage of their experience.
Firstly, Stroud Homes will assist you in preparing the subdivision resource consent application.
The team will research and compile the required information, including topographical survey and scheme plan, engineering/flood report, geotechnical report, CCTV investigation and concept house design.
Once the resource consent for the subdivision has been granted, Stroud Homes will proceed with engineering approval and the installation of the civil services such as waste and stormwater, power, phone, fibre, water and gas.
As a client, you will also be ensured all work has been carried out in accordance with the approved subdivision plan.
Stroud Homes can also assist with obtaining finance to carry out the project if required and assist with the sales process of the end product.
At Stroud Homes, we understand how important build time is to you. We’re not a laid back building company; we know you’re paying interest, we know you’re paying rent, and we know you need your new home built on time.
That is why Stroud Homes offers a variety of guarantees, with our most important being completing your build in a dedicated timeframe.
We understand what is important to you and your family, that is why all our guarantees will ensure to keep you happy, within your budget, and to your timeframe.