We recently spoke with Trentan from Tag Construction about using Homepacks and one of his concept plan builds...
Eighteen years, three guys on the tools - could do with another two!
New Builds and Renovations.
I was looking online at plans for my house and thought "that's quite easy for me to buy at that price because it's going to cost me more than that for me to get someone to draw something up from scratch as concepts" - its an easy start point for someone!
They're very much the style we like to do. You have to differentiate yourself from a housing company, that's why I like them, they're very much the style we like building. The designs are that different style of house as opposed to housing companies, plain jane, you know- (soffits down to the top of your windows and standard ceiling heights). We try and do big, high windows at 2.2-2.4m and then some high ceilings as opposed to having your standard cheap stuff that your housing companies do.
I didn't really have reservations, my brother's a draughtsman, and he always designed our houses. It was really an easy starting point for him. For my brother to draw up those plans, it would've cost us a lot more time and money.
Just easy! You just have to show someone a plan and work from there really. I've got a big clear file fill of them! I give them to potential clients and tell them to take it away, have a look then come back to us with their changes. People draw on the plans, how they want it changed; it's really an easy start point!
There was a carport on the right-side originally, and we put a garage down the back. Other than that, pretty much as-is really.
Around $410,000 to a client.
"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"