The shape and location of your property can make a big difference to the price. For example if your section is sloping, you may need a digger and extra soil to level it out. Even flat ground may need extra foundations or piles so your house sits on solid soil or rock. Sections that aren't near utilities like power, water and phone will cost more to connect up.
There may be some things you want to change about the structure of the house - maybe you want to move a wall to create more space, or to make more of the view. That's easy enough, but might mean your home needs an engineered beam, which will cost extra. If you'd like a bigger bathroom or kitchen, you should expect to pay more too - these are expensive areas per square meter.
The indicative prices are based on our standard specs. If you'd like special tap-ware, different doors, or an amazing feature wall, no problem. You can customise any part of the design to suit you. These little extras will add to the price, but can make all the difference to how much you love your home.
We meet and discuss your ideas. We'll visit your site and look for any potential issues.
$3k - $5k to pay designer and surveyor
We organise a detailed survey of your land, and draw up your house plans. This allows our quantity surveyors to give you a very accurate price.
Cost included in build
Once we agree and both sign the contract, we’ll take care of all your consents and applications.
Independent Master Builder's contract
Your friendly project manager will keep you updated throughout the entire build process, and you’re welcome to visit the site at any time.
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We wanted someone we could trust and Hayden from Sentinel Homes, Wellington was very open and transparent right from the start.
Each morning when we woke up, we could go in to the Sentinel app and check the latest uploaded photos of the work on site
We always felt in control of the build, due to the open lines of communication.
All the way through, communication was excellent and the Sentinel Homes crew were like our mates! The house was built on time and bang on budget – we couldn’t have asked for better.
The Sentinel app makes building your own home so easy. I’ve already shown it to many of my friends and family.
Sentinel were 100% transparent about the process. Their communication was excellent, they have a really great app that keeps you up-to-date.
Let’s get together for a free, no-pressure meeting with one of our team, at your place or ours.
We can't wait to hear your ideas!