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Supreme Build Palmerston North

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Your Building Guide

As builders of new homes in Palmerston North and Manawatu, we recognise that one of your first priorities is determining a budget. We want to help! Here's a quick article to give you an idea of how much it costs to build a house in New Zealand

 

 

The national average price for a standard 140 sqm 3 bedroom house according to NZIQS is $260,000 or $1850 per sqm as of August 2016.

 

Now this would be a pretty good place to stop and set your budget to this figure, that’s of course, is if what you want a standard 140sqm 3 bedroom home.

 

But what if you want something bigger? Something less standard? Or maybe something smaller and even more basic?

Below we have come up with some figures to give you an idea of pricing for three different levels of specification and three common claddings.

 

 

Basic:

A simple approach to minimise cost, all components still meeting building code regulations

  • Simple building layouts and structural design, minimal corners
  • Hip and valley roof, colour steel finish
  • Half height windows, standard sill finish, slimline jambs
  • Most economical range of chosen cladding available (within regulation)
  • Basic paint finish
  • Economical fixtures, door handles, lighting (batten holders) etc
  • Minimal power points and electrical design
  • Single bathroom. Enclosed shower, economical vanity, basic toilet
  • Minimal kit set kitchen joinery

 

 

 

Standard:

We still use a simple yet elegant designs but the specs will be upgraded

  • Simple building layouts and structural design
  • Hip and valley roof, incorporation of gables, mono-pitched, coloursteel or metal tiles
  • Incorporation of full height windows, standard sill finish, architraves
  • Standard, more commonly used cladding options (linea weatherboard etc)
  • Quality fixtures, door handles, lighting (down lights) etc
  • Bathroom and ensuite. Enclosed shower, wall hung vanity, basic toilet
  • Kitchen manufactured to suit

 

 

 

Premium/Architectural:

High end design and specs, premium fittings and finishes

  • Complex building layouts and structural design
  • High ceilings, split levels, combination of roofing
  • Glass panelling, flush sill finish
  • High end claddings ( cedar, concrete paneling, stone work)
  • Premium fixtures, door handles, lighting (down lights) etc
  • More allowance for power and data services
  • Multiple bathrooms. Tiled wet rooms
  • Kitchen manufactured to suit

 

 

 

Single story house Basic Standard Premium/Architectural
Weatherboard $1700 $1850

$2000 - $3000+

Brick $1750 $1900 $2000 - $3000+
Plaster $1900 $2000 $2000 - $3000+

*Figures are an indicitive estimate only

 

Site conditions such as slope, access, soil type etc have a large effect on the cost of building, the above figures are based on gently sloping or flat sections with good soil bearing. Click here to discuss building in Palmerston North on a sloping section.

 

So what’s included?

Its always important when comparing quotes to look at what’s included in your price.

Here’s a list of things generally included in square metre rates including the figures above:

  • Shelving to cupboards and wardrobes
  • Interior Doors
  • Door Hardware
  • Gibstopping
  • Painting
  • Kitchen
  • Appliances (Oven, cook top, dishwasher, rangehood)
  • Laundry Tub
  • Showers
  • Bath
  • Vanities
  • Toilets
  • Tapware
  • Hot Water Cylinder or Infinity
  • Lighting

 

Because every build is different there are a few things left to provide a complete turn-key home, here’s a list with some indicative prices

 

Services (power, water, gas etc)- Approx $10,000 for 15m of standard in-town services.

 

Floor coverings and curtains -a PC sum is generally allowed for here as the cost is reflected by the clients choice of styling. Allow approx $60-$100 per sqm for flooring coverings.

 

Driveway- -Approx $100-$150 per sqm for 100m thick.

 

Fence- Click here to find about more about fence prices.

 

Decks- Click here to find out more about deck prices.

 

Council fees- Allow approx $4000-$5000 for standard consent for more information on consent visit Palmerston North City Council and Manawatu district council's websites. 

 

http://www.mdc.govt.nz/Home

http://www.pncc.govt.nz/

 

Remember, value beats price everytime. Be sure to check what extra services and value your builder includes outside of just builder your house.

A good builder will help you every step of the way to ensure building your new home is an enjoyable experience.

At Supreme Build we offer a range of plans or a full design service to suit the requirements of your new home build in Palmerston North. Contact us today.

 

Disclaimer: This article is offered as a general guide only. The views and information expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency in New Zealand. Any person who relies upon any matter contained in this guide does so entirely at their own risk.