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FAQ

How do we start the process of a building project?

Building Elements can work with you in many ways. You have taken the first step by visiting our website. The next step is to get in touch, either use the inquiry form or give us a call.  Paul will arrange to come and meet you, and talk with you about what you would like to do.

How do we know that you are reputable and we can trust you?

One of the best ways to know if your builder is reputable and trustworthy is to talk to other people who have worked with them.  We can supply you with contact details for our clients and they will be more than happy for you to give them a call.  Check out projects we have done.

Building Elements are also members of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand. To become registered with CBANZ we adhere to strict guidelines for achieving the highest possible standards in both workmanship and business practices. 

How long will it take and will my life be disrupted?

The amount of time depends on the scale and type of project you are undertaking.  We can give you an estimate of the duration when we come and meet with you.

We realise that there can be some inconvenience associated with a building project.  We strive to make it as painless as possibleWe promise to get the job done to the highest standard in the shortest possible time. When we leave, the mess comes with us!  We clean up at the end of every day. We work hard to minimise any inconvenience for you.

How much will it cost?

We are focused on delivering the best possible result within your budget.  The actual cost will depend on the scale and type of project you are undertaking.  We can discuss this when we come and meet with you – we will talk through different options and materials and discuss different price points.   We can also give you an estimate from preliminary drawings, so that you have an estimate of investment required before you engage an architect to draw up final drawings and submit plans to council, streamlining the process and cutting out inefficiencies.

Managing your project for you, using our tried and trusted sub-contractor partners and liaising with everyone involved to ensure timelines are adhered to, enables us to take financial and time costs out of your project for you.  We also ensure that work by all trades is completed to our very high standards.  We can source the best quality materials for your budget. 

Once we have final drawings we will provide a comprehensive quote covering off exact investment.  You can feel confident and assured that Building Elements will help you achieve the best possible result within your budget and without any nasty surprises.

Is there an added cost for project management?

There is an added cost for project management.  However, by managing the entire project for you, using our tried and trusted sub-contractor partners and liaising with everyone involved to ensure timelines are adhered to, we are able to take inefficiencies and financial and time costs out of your project for you.  We also ensure that work by all trades is completed to our very high standards. Project management ensures that there will be no unexpected surprises for your project.

What can Building Elements add to my building project?

There are many reasons for choosing Building Elements.  For us, the most rewarding outcome of working with you, besides creating an end product to the highest quality finish, is helping you achieve what you want and creating a space that you’ll love.  We aim to exceed your expectations. 

We are a tight team supported by a carefully selected group of highly-skilled sub-contractor partners.

We can source the best quality materials for your budget.  You can feel confident and assured that Building Elements will help you achieve the best possible result.

How long have you been building?

Building Elements founder, Paul Hawthorn, has been building for more than 18 years. The Building Elements team have a combined total of 38 years of building under their belts.

What projects have you done in the past?

We have completed projects related to every aspect of building.  New homes, renovations, alterations to existing homes, including bungalow and villa restoration, and kitchen and bathroom renovations.  We can also create more space in your home through additions or loft and basement conversions, transforming a single level home into a multi-level home through excavation under the existing level and the addition of a basement underneath.   We also complete a wide range of projects outside your home – roofing, recladding, decking, outdoor living structures and landscaping.