While you can set up to meet with house builders  at any stage of your home building process, it does help to have a few things set in place if you want to get the most out of your appointment with them. So whether your new home planning is still in its infantile stages or you have already secured the land and you’re ready to build, here are a few things that will be helpful to know before you step into that initial meeting.


The budget is very important. You should know how much you have readily available to you and how much you’d be able to get as a loan so that you have an approximate budget for the project. With a budget in place the house builders in Tauranga, or wherever you’re building, will be able to tell you what type of home you can afford.

Approximate Size

You know better than anyone how big you would like to be, and how many bedrooms you’ll need for your family. Keep in mind that bigger is not always better and that big homes cost more to maintain and clean. Be realistic with what size you want.

If You Need Land

Have you already secured land or will you be looking for a house and land package from the builders that you are talking to? House and land packages can work out to be very cost-effective and is definitely something that should be discussed.

If You Want to Custom Build or Buy Pre-Designed

Pre-designed homes allow you to expedite the process of building a home, but it may not be as unique as you want it to be, while custom homes allow you to create your dream home. Both options have pros and cons so think about what will work best for you, keeping the budget in mind.

What You Want For Your Garden

When building a home you may not give much thought to your garden, but it’s an important aspect of your home so ensure that you communicate your landscaping goals so that the house builders can assist you or ensure that they leave enough room for things like pools etc if those are your goals for later down the line.

Are you looking for house builders in Tauranga that can give you everything you’re looking for in your newly built home? Get in touch with the team at Cambridge Homes today. We’d love to be a part of building your new home in Waikato.