your building journey with nautical homes


1. Explore

Choosing a home design is a fine balance of your budget, needs and desires. But that’s not to say you can’t have it all!

We will work with you to recommend a design based on your personal preferences, lifestyle and site.  If you like a few ideas from a couple of designs, we can combine these to a custom design. If you have something very specific in mind for your site, we can design-build too.

To help drive this decision:

  • Make yourself two lists; one of “must haves”, items that you can’t compromise on, and a list of features you’d like included if possible
  • Refer to our website for more home designs and specifications
  • Start a scrapbook (online or physical) with ideas, noting specifically what you like about each image.

Take your time to explore the possibilities with our help, and let us provide an estimate for your new home

  2. Getting Started

Once you’ve chosen a home design, we pull together your vision and specifications and prepare an indicative quote to help you understand how it all adds up.

This quote will include allowances for suppliers, consultants and contractors who are typically involved in the build process.

  • Now is a good time to talk to us about any upgrades from our standard specifications. This could include cladding, fixtures & fittings. We can talk you through different options and work those prices into the quote.
  • To make sure your site is suitable for your new home, we arrange for a preliminary site inspection to look a little deeper into the land. This helps us map out anything that may affect your build.

3. Your Quote is Ready

Once the detailed price and design work has been completed, the fixed-price quote, specifications and drawings will be presented to you for sign-off.

These documents will include detail about exactly what your new home investment will be, along with a comprehensive list of everything that will be included.

  • This is a great time to ask us questions about your pricing and any other amendments that you might like to make.
  • Any changes after the contract have been agreed upon will be included as variations

 4. Contract Signing and Acceptance

With all plans, drawings and costs now available, this is when your dream starts to become a reality.


Working closely with you, we run through a contract to make sure everything is exactly as you requested and answer any questions you may have to complete the contract signing.


Sign with the confidence that your home is being built by members of the Master Builders Association.

  • It is important to ensure that all structural changes have been finalised at this point. Any changes will adjust the budget and require a redraw of plans.
  • Upon signing the contract your first deposit will be due. Your contract will outline the full schedule of payments from start of the build, to the final walk through.
  • Once signed we will send a copy of the Contact to you and the building process can get underway.

5. Getting Ready to Start

Now we can set up a time to get together and complete your internal and external selections. These will be incorporated into your Council consent.


Our architect will finalise the detailed drawings for consent, and then we will lodge these documents with Council and get the consent process underway. Gaining final approval can be at least a 5-6 week process. We use this time to order in some of your materials which may have a longer lead time, for instance your cladding and tiles.

  • To help prepare for your selection’s appointment, consider your personal style and colour preferences. Its sometimes helpful to bring in examples that you have seen that reflect your style.
  • It is best after selections that no more changes are made so we can get your build underway without any delays. (Structural changes need to be submitted to Council and re-undergo the consent process)

6. Works Starts on Site

This is it. With all your approvals through and design options sorted, it’s time to get started on construction!

During the building process we will have regular site meetings including a plumbing and electrical walk-over when we are at framing stage.

  •   To prepare for this meeting its good to have had a think about your electrical layout, for instance where you might like power points in bedrooms.

You’re also welcome to follow the process using our project management system BuilderTrend. If you live out of town, we will email you regular photos updates of the key stages of your build.

7. Completion and Handover

With your home practically complete we carry out a thorough final handover meeting. Any outstanding items and minor defects are noted to ensure nothing has been overlooked.

  • One week prior to this meeting is a perfect time to arrange for any insurance and services ahead of completion so that you can move straight in after handover.
  • At this meeting, your guarantees and warranties will be explained, and you’ll get the keys to your brand new home!


8. You're Covered

When you build with Nautical Homes we’re committed to getting things just right, so if you find something wrong in the first three months of handover, we’ll make it right.


We stand by the quality of everything we put into our homes. So with every new Nautical Home, you get a 12-month defects warranty for all your fixtures and fittings that aren’t working as intended.

We’re confident in our experience as a Master Builder that’s why we cover every new Nautical Homes home with a 10-year Master Build Guarantee.


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2 Ngaroma Crescent


Call   021 630 238

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