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138P, Plunket Ave,
P.O. Box 76-879
Manukau, Auckland,
P: (09) 2713162
F: (09) 262-2457
M: 0274483758
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(A Division of)
White Rose Group

Initial Concept & Budget Estimate

During this step, we gather the information required to allow concept design and probable costs to be assessed. Every effort is made to keep work at this stage to a minimum. In some cases the initial concept is designed by Allwood Manning, in others we contract an architect or designer. This decision depends on the style and value of the house as well as your personal preference.

A comment on building rate budgets:

Everyone you talk to will give you different building rates. We build to a standard - Allwood Manning's standard. If you have visited one of our show homes you will understand what we mean. Our standard of workmanship and high level of finishing generally means that most of the homes we design and build are in the region of $2,200 per square metre of floor area. Site development costs (drives, paths, fencing, landscaping etc) are additional to this.

We require the following information from you:

. Site plan - including contours, drainage layout, and any other information that might be relevant. (If you don't have a site , we can help source one for you)
. Design Brief - we provide a standard form for you to complete
. Any relevant photographs or magazine cuttings which will give the designer an idea of your preferred house style

We will provide you with:

. Sketch plan and simple elevations
. Initial budget estimate


. Allow 4-6 weeks from the time Allwood Manning Limited receives your information


. You sign a "Consultancy Agreement" engaging Allwood Manning Limited to undertake the work. Fees are charged on an hourly basis. If this initial work leads to a building contract then the consulting fees are waived.

Upon presentation of sketch plans and budget estimate we expect that you might want to modify the design. However, we do not undertake any further work on design until parties agree to move to step 2.

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