Whether building from scratch or extending, creating a new home is one of the most important investments, emotionally and financially, a family will make. At our core is the ethos to deliver your vision of an ideal home, individually designed for your own unique requirements. Every detail will be scrutinised and discussed with you to ensure that it meets your needs and desires. This is your house and you will want to take ownership of the perfect environment for your family. It is then up to us, as your expert partner, to convert that vision into the house you desire and that others will also love should you ever come to sell at a later date.
Crafting your vision
Mark Rose Homebuilders can assist at every level of the building process and articulate your requirements into a working design. We will work alongside architects, engineers and designers at design meetings with you, until you are completely happy that your vision has been converted into the final design, checking and re-checking until everyone is satisfied. In short, we advise you on how best to achieve your requirements from a design and practical aspect.
All build materials are discussed and, where necessary, samples sourced for approval. We may suggest that you visit a specialist manufacturer to see the products or, with materials such as bricks and tiles, we can make up sample boards to give you a better idea of how they appear when properly constructed.
Mark Rose Homebuilders has over 20 years experience building every different type of construction, extension, new builds and commercial work for hotels, golf clubs and commercial premises. We will always deliver a quality high finish home or project using the highest quality materials.
What you need to consider
Q. Do I require a project manager to run the job?
A. You can, but we believe the expense (typically 10% of the build cost) is certainly not always needed. We will work with you to establish achievable timescales – including goals and staged delivery dates – and sign-off phases, whilst always ensuring that you keep ownership of your project.
By the time we come to commence your building work, contract timescales and costs are all agreed. We will work to the budget agreed when contracts are agreed and signed. We look to have weekly client meetings (or whatever frequency is deemed appropriate), having a two-way dialogue, so that both parties fully understand every stage of the build – where any timescales are subject to pressure, for instance, where we need to request information about a particular product, we will identify when that information is required and stick to that time.
Q. Who will deal with the local authority building regulation surveyors?
A. At Mark Rose Homebuilders, we are comfortable liaising with local authorities on your behalf – we know, for example, at what stage we need the surveyors to come and sign off a particular piece of work; these may include: representatives from excavation departments for foundations checking, energy and environment staff for thermal insulation approval, and building regulations personnel for final building sign off and approval.
Q. What form of contract should be in place?
A. For us, the contract of choice is a JCT (Joint Contracts Tribunal) with start and end dates agreed. This type of contract will also include when stage payments are due, either done by task (foundations, built to first floor, etc.) or by timescale. On completion an agreed percentage is withheld for a period of time allowing any build snagging required to be remedied. A JCT also allows flexibility to include any special clauses, if required for your project.
We commissioned Mark Rose Homebuilders to build our new brick and flint cottage. They are a quality contractor focused on delivering a quality product. They are very service orientated and it shows all the way through from Mark, the owner, to all the tradesmen. The attitudes of everyone involved in completing the project was second to none.”
Dr David and Debra Ralph
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