The Concept

Competitive homes is an evolving co operative of home designers, independent family owned builders and quality suppliers. We wanted to offer all of the advantages of a group builder, but without the overhead costs and franchise fees. Our initial get go was a range of home designs that were all quantity surveyed, priced and rigorously reviewed to ensure they met or exceeded the building code. In bringing these plans to the market we partnered with material suppliers of repute and substance. Builders and related trades are carefully selected and vetted.

Our builders have reputations that they value, and are known in their community. So you get the advantage of dealing with local people, backed by the resources and buying power of a large, national group.

Competitive Homes Wanganui

Company directors Geoff Davies and Shane Stone saw the potential in competitive homes and jumped at the opportunity to offer the brand in the Wanganui region.

Geoff and Shane have their own independent building firms in the area and know what it takes to provide a quality product without the stress and hassle often involved with building a new home. Both are master builders and licensed building practitioners and they are well known in the region as quality home builders.

All their homes come with a master build guarantee for continued piece of mind and they back their products and construction methods 100%.

And if something’s not right they’ll fix it !

So what is the difference?

The single most important thing to understand about us is that we are not a franchise. This means no franchise fees. This also means that the guy running the business is almost always a builder. We don’t have a fancy head office (in fact we don’t have a head office at all!) Few of our builders even have sales staff, you deal directly with the guy who’ll build your new home.

A Competitive Home you build will have a great deal of you in it. Throughout the process you have choices, initially you may want to tailor one of our standard plans to suit your style, move a wall here, extend a bedroom there, or if you have your own ideas use our draughting service to produce your own unique concept drawings.

We offer choices of materials like roof and wall cladding, decoration options, appliances, bathroom fittings, lighting, right down to the little things like tapware and door hardware. You choose.

We do as little or as much as you like, right down to building the back fence or fitting the numbers on the letter box.
Building a new home will open you to the world of inclusions/exclusions. These are the words our industry use to define what is included/excluded in the list of items covered in the price. A word of warning: it is very important that in your buying decision (irrespective of who you decide to build with) you know exactly what is in those lists. We’re confident that our inclusion list is the most comprehensive in the industry. As a result of that we offer a fixed price to build, plaster, paint etc to a point you can move in to a fully finished home.

Our features

A 2550mm stud height is standard with competitive homes, this provides a sense of space to smaller rooms and gives an airy feeling to larger living areas. All double glazed aluminium joinery is full height up to the soffit, this allows maximum natural light and also looks great! We include 2400mm mirrored glass doors to all wardrobes which also gives a sense of space and allows access to usually inaccessible storage space.

You will also have the reassurance of knowing you home has been made from J-Frame. J-Frame is a pinus radiate laminated framing timber that gives all the advantages of steel framing (in that it remains straight and true) but retains the convenience of timber. J-frame uses conventional carpentry techniques and fastenings, and it is a renewable resource.

We have no Franchise fees or royalties to pay to a head office, while we still retain the buying power of a group builder.

We don’t have to pay for fancy sales staff or flash show homes.

This all adds up to a top quality, well built home at a very competitive price.