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14/10/2021

The HouseMe Advantage: Fixed Pricing & Accurate Delivery Lead Times

The HouseMe Advantage: Fixed Pricing & Accurate Delivery Lead Times

It is fair to say that there is a reasonable amount of uncertainty in the Building and Construction industry. Anyone you talk to in the residential sector will say that they’re wrestling with materials and builders are struggling to accurately price jobs due to the never-ending cost increases. We are hearing the same murmurs from smaller Tiny Home operators.

These issues can affect the customer’s ability to organise finance with the bank, plan, and schedule the work.

If you don’t know how much the job is going to cost nor when it can be completed, it’ll hinder any progress and the proposed project will come to a complete stand-still.

This may be a hidden concern when considering buying a HouseMe unit, however, we hope to put your mind at ease and give you the confidence to build with HouseMe today.

We are regularly being asked 2 important questions:

  • How are your materials and supply chain going?

A strong order book of 130+ units put us in a very strong position to be able to buy the necessary materials needed, well in advance. We are full steam ahead with no concerns and our factory has yet to come to a halt.

Our supplier relationships are very, very strong and our Procurement Team are undoubtedly some of the best in the industry. The HouseMe team have a strong background in manufacturing are solely focused on managing material flow.

Traditional Tiny Home builders rely on using a lot of wood to complete their customer projects.
It is not hard to miss the subject in the media as wood has now become New Zealand’s main material of concern due to the industry experiencing major shortages and alarming price increases.

Here at HouseMe, we use New Zealand made Colorsteel EPS Thermopanel and apart from the structural ply flooring, we don’t use any raw wood in our builds. It appears that this is now becoming a huge competitive advantage and we can give our customers peace of mind when building with HouseMe. Like all businesses, we experience the odd speed bump along the journey but are certainly not wondering when the next material shipment is going to arrive.

We have held a 16-week lead time for most of 2021 (excluding level 4) and we hope to bring this forward when we move into our brand new, purpose-built factory.

  • What about the cost increases – Will the price change after we buy?

Our promise to you is that we will lock in a fixed price build. The price of the unit on the Sales Agreement is the price you pay.

We are hearing lots of stories where traditional residential builders are having to implement clauses in their contracts to allow for cost increases during the build. This makes it nearly impossible for the customer to budget and plan around the build.

HouseMe will absorb any cost increase which gives you peace of mind that you can budget accordingly and not stress over what the final price may be.

In conclusion, with HouseMe, you will know exactly what you’re getting, and when you’re getting it.

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