We recently spoke with Simon from McRaeway Homes about using Homepacks and the success they're having with their Homepacks concept plans...
Eight years with McRaeway and before that I was building on my own with a few guys. We now have five in the office and seven builders, we also contract out jobs as well.
We needed to bring fresh plans and designs into the scope of what we do to keep up with today's times.
Probably like how many people have got the plans? It has come up the odd time with the clients but it just comes down to how you build it as well. I've been open with them, that they're not exclusive to us. People find a company that they trust and that's where you would get the brand part of it and then the designs all link together.
More scope and it gives a lot of people ideas, nine times out of ten, someone will find two plans and they'll use both of them to make up what they want. It gives a lot of people ideas on how to do layouts and stuff like that.
Yeah, and especially around transportables, we are doing a lot of transportable houses now, and it's really opened up people's eyes on what you can do and still move it, and not have to build it on site. Nowadays everyone's 3D, not so much 2D. So seeing the house and a 3D model compared to a lot of our older plans. We've still got some older 2d plans here that work fine once you build them, but you sort of have to educate clients on how they're gonna look, it makes it harder.
Yeah definatly, especially the artist impressions, it gives people a real-life look at it; We had this one client that wanted it just like the picture. And then yeah, we built it just like the picture. At the end of the build, they hold the picture up and look at the house and go, wow! We have found with the new Homepacks designs it gives people that real impression of what the house is like.
It's well worth it!
How would you describe your investment in Homepacks? - It's well worth it!
"It saves a huge amount of time! You're not having to reinvent the wheel"
"Homepacks has allowed our small building business to take off! Instead of just renovations and contract work, we have been able to sign up new builds and make a name for ourselves"