Our Process

What you can expect when you choose to work with us

Meet for a chat

The earlier we connect in person, the more advantageous it will be. If you have not yet selected an architect, we are happy to introduce you to the right architect for your project. 

We have observed that early collaboration with architects enables us to contribute to innovative designs, while staying within budget and avoiding unnecessary delays during the pricing process. 

Preliminary contract

Our preliminary contract serves as a commitment from both parties, indicating your genuine interest in having S.A.S Builders as your home builder. This enables us to proceed with pricing your project, as our meticulous approach involves obtaining precise quotes and estimates. It is important to note, depending on the complexity and size of your project, a fee might be associated with this comprehensive service.

Preliminary work

We proceed with any necessary preliminary tasks before the building contract begins. Including but not limited to acquiring engineering reports, asbestos tests or engaging with architects. Additionally, we arrange meet-and-greet sessions with our preferred suppliers. This preparatory phase ensures that we are well-informed and aligned with your requirements as we move forward in the construction process.

Working drawings + pricing

Once the architect submits your working drawings to council, we promptly initiate working out a comprehensive price for you. We offer two different pricing structure. We use either a ‘Cost + Margin’ or ‘Fixed Price’ contract, supplied by New Zealand Certified Builders.

Our package includes:

  • Detailed quote
  • Scope of works
  • Itemised materials schedule
  • Payment schedule
  • Detailed job schedule

The pricing process typically takes around 3-5 weeks which may vary depending on the complexity of your project. 

It is crucial to note that our initial pricing is based on the architect’s plans. Our approach allows us to provide you with a transparent and comprehensive understanding of the potential expenses.

Signing your contract

Once we have finalised your pricing, we will then proceed to draft the final contract.

Our package includes your very own project website (password protected) so you have easy access to;

  • An online interactive project timeline
  • Links to your plans and specs on the fly
  • Weekly project updates
  • Monthly estimate tracking sheets
  • Copies of your contract and guarantees

Payments throughout the build

Within your building contract, you will find our standard 14-day payment terms. As part of our streamlined approach, we issue invoices on a weekly basis, which will cover all completed work on site during the preceding week. Rest assured, you will receive your weekly invoice no later than Friday each week. Our goal is to ensure a smooth and efficient payment process, ensuring transparency and clarity in all financial transactions.

Owner supplied goods

Feel free to make the most of any great deals you come across. However, it is essential to keep in mind that if you decide to supply certain goods that were initially included in your fixed price offer, we will need to initiate a variation to the agreement.