We are able to offer what is called a ‘turnkey service’ – that is, directing and managing the project from design to completion, so that all you have to do is turn the key.
Our turnkey service minimises stress. Our in-house architects, engineers plus their team of experienced consultants and affiliated contractors, lead you through the whole project from start to finish?
What’s different? The traditional procurement process would normally see a quantity surveyor or architect tendering your house after the warrant has been approved. That agent would then advise you which contractor to choose, then draw up the contract. This process can typically take two to three months, sometimes longer.
In our turnkey package, we would instead arrange for one of our affiliated contractors to be introduced to you at an early stage, allowing costs to be firmed up quickly and allowing for a quick start on site as soon as approvals come through.
In our experience, our contractors will build to a higher quality – and often cheaper – than local contractors. If this sounds good to you, maybe our turnkey packages could be an option.
If you do decide for a turnkey house package, we would encourage you to use an independent quantity surveyor to check the figures, to give assurance that our prices are fair.
You may also want to engage the quantity surveyor to administer the contract with the turnkey contractor (which is separate from the Help2Live contract). However, with full NHBC warranty provided, you may decide this is an unnecessary expense.