Matrix Homes Buying Process and Preliminary Fee Agreement

Matrix has three levels of service that we can offer you. All have different scopes of work and suit different budgets and needs. We can help you determine the level of service best suited to your project. 

 

Level 1

Door Sale

This is the most cost effective method for you. We will work with you on the selections in relation to your home, build your home in our factory and if required, provide you a list of quality contacts to help you through the rest of the stages to completion. We are more than happy to assist where we can to help you save money! With this option we can still offer assistance with your site consent submission.

 

Level 2

Home, Delivery and Foundations

A Matrix Homes sales consultant will work with you and our architect to establish the best placement of your module(s) on your site. We can arrange a transportation access check to ensure we can deliver our modules to you site. We will advise you of the base cost of your house and the cost for any upgrade(s), estimate your transport and calculate your foundations estimate based on normal soil and near level ground conditions. If a more detailed quotation is required we can work with you to obtain the required testing and design works for your foundations. Please note we do not offer assistance with services or site works in this option. 

 

Level 3

Full service to move in

Our most comprehensive option is for Matrix to Project Manage your entire build. We'll build your house, lodge consents,  organise our contractors to transport, install foundations, services, and complete any site works. We are very up front with the fact this is not the most cost effective option but it is the least stressful and we'll make sure you get the best quotes and pricing for your project. 

A Matrix Sales Consultant will work with you and our architect to establish the best placement of your chosen module on your site. We will advise you of the base cost of your house and the cost for any upgrade(s), estimate your transport and calculate your foundations estimate based on normal soil and near level ground conditions.

Matrix will arrange for a site access check with the designated transport company and will provide you with a price to transport your module(s) to your site. Our site manager will complete a standard site investigation and will help cost the required works needed on site to complete the project. Where applicable we try to work with PC sums so we do not need to add in contingencies to ensure the project stays cost effective. We can work with first time home buyers applying for the Homestart grants as well, however be aware additional costs may be incurred due to the nature of Matrix providing a fixed price contract on works not being completed by Matrix Homes. 

We will include and list any required costs associated with the project in the contract including consent fees, engineering costs, and subcontractor works. This will all be provided in a reservation agreement for you and your lenders approval. On occasion the Scala Penetrometer test may need to be completed prior to contract and this cost will be payable prior to contract. 

Once the contract is signed then we can proceed to submitting your plans to the council for building consent. The level of service you choose will determine if Matrix are to submit both UHCC and local consent or if you are to submit the local consent for your site.

 If there are no changes to your house from the original pre-approved floor plan we will get the house plans passed using our multi-proof building consent. This speeds up the process for you and enables us to start building your house straightaway. Therefore, we work more efficiently and can deliver your house in a shorter projected time.

*Within the standard site investigation, the following scope of work will be involved: Review of published geotechnical information relevant to the site, site assessment by an experienced ground engineering professional, coordination of local buried services location contractor, drilling at least four hand augers and associated Scala penetrometer tests within the building footprint, letter report detailing site description, geology encountered, analysis of data and depth to "good ground"

Payments

You have started the Matrix journey and have entered into a contract with Matrix to build and deliver your new home. 

Upon signing the contract, generally the first of our progress payments will become due. During the construction of your new home, and in line with your signed contract you will issued progress payment claims throughout the construction process. 

Do note, we are constantly reviewing our payment structure to be as user friendly as possible, and can work with you, and your lender to adjust these payments to suit your project. Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.

 

Congratulations!! You are now the proud owners of your new Matrix Home.