Matrix Homes Buying Process and Preliminary Fee Agreement

Matrix has three levels of service that we can offer our clients. All have different scopes of work. Please choose from your level of service.


Level 1

Door Sale

This is the most cost effective method for our clients. We will work with you on the selections in relation to your home, and if also 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 guide you, to help save you money! This option we guide you through the works needed outside of our factory however we build your home and your arranged contractors and House mover do the rest. With this option we can still offer assistance with your site consent submission.

 

Level 2

Home, Delivery and Foundations

Matrix New Homes Sales Consultant will work with you to establish the best placement of your chosen module on your site. We can arrange a transportation access check to ensure a full build is suitable for your site. We will advise you of the base cost of your house and the cost for any upgrade, 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. 

 

Level 3

Full Service to Move in

Should you wish Matrix Homes to assist you with your site development costs and act as project Manager for your whole building project we are more than happy to help. We are very up front with the fact this is not as cost effective an option, but will work with you to ensure we provide the most detailed quotes and pricing for your project to you up front.

Matrix New Homes Sales Consultant will work with you 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, estimate your transport and calculate your foundations estimate based on normal soil and near level ground conditions.

Matrix will arrange for access to the site be checked with the designated transport company and will provide you with a price to transport your chosen module 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 subcontractors works. This will all be provided in a reservation agreement for yours and your lenders approvals. 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 of 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 in a far shorter timeframe than normal. 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 four progress payments will become due. The first payment is paid directly into Matrix Homes Ltd Solicitors trust account.  You will have three payments of 30% and one final payment of 10%. 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.