Options galore with kitset homes
Simpson Residential has developed kitset homes to make building a home easy.
As New Zealand Certified Builders, the company has worked with the pre-drawn Certified Plans range offered by the association and has come up with a number of kitset options to suit a range of West Coast landscapes and lifestyles.
Company director Hayden Simpson says that providing kitset homes allows Simpson Residentiall to supply customers with the materials required to build a new home with materials delivered direct to the site.
While kitsets are ideal if peopl e have the desire to project manage the build of their new home, Simpson Residential can also build the home for them.
Hayden says for many people this can be much easier and efficiencies created by using an experienced team can also save time and money in some cases.
Whatever the case kitsets give people more options, something that Simpson Residential has established its reputation on.
Based in Hokitika, Simpson Residential offers over 20 years experience and has a range of services to cater to the smaller market on the West Coast where a builder has to be a jack of all trades, says Hayden.
The company undertakes new home builds, renovations, maintenance projects, smaller projects such as decks, fences and sheds.
As New Zealand Certified Builders, Simpson Residential has access to an extensive range of architecturally designed plans that cater for all different kinds of housing needs.
Hayden says that each plan can be easily changed to fit customers’ requirements and because they are already architecturally designed, the time frame from picking a plan to getting the keys to a new home is dramatically faster than designing from scratch.
All houses built from the Certified Plans come with a 10-year guarantee.
Simpson Residential completes most work inhouse including it’s own roofing and concrete work.
The company is also supported by a subsidiary company, Scaffolding for Hire Westland, which, as the name suggests, hires out portable scaffolding.
Hayden says this gives Simpson Residential more control over project timings and supply of this important safety aspect of projects.
But no matter what the project or budget, everything is approached with professionalism and a high quality result delivered, says Hayden who personally trains his team, many from apprentices.
Customers are kept fully informed every step of the way via project management software, which allows clients to log in and see what stage their build is at.
This system operates in real time and enables clients to receive updates and to be involved in conversations with the builders, sub-contractors and site foreman at any time of the day.
Everyone involved in the project can communicate from one platform, which eliminates confusion and time wasting and ultimately saves the client money.
“By keeping our clients in loop and giving them this hands on experience, nothing is over looked or forgotten and work continues to flow on time and without stress,” explains Hayden.
Simpson Residential is presently undertaking two new builds and a home alteration project in Hokitika. One new build is a steel framed shed with a dwelling.
The second project involves taking a roof off a garage and constructing a two bedroom flat on top, which the owners plan to rent out on airbnb.
Hayden plans to keep quietly growing the company, continuing to service the needs of his customers on the West Coast.
“It’s a small community here so we want to do the best we can to assist our customers. It’s about carrying on focusing on the high standards of workmanship we have become known for.”