As part of HebHomes’ commitment to providing the best customer experience, we, where possible, offer a turnkey service. Using our network of affiliated contractors throughout Scotland we can help ensure that your project is hassle free. In England and Wales we have partnered with Charrette Studios who can offer an end-to-end service with Hebhomes kits. You can download a typical Turnkey project programme from the Guides tab in our Members Area.
The traditional procurement process would normally see a quantity surveyor or architect tendering your house after the planning and building regulations have been met. That agent would then advise you which contractor to choose, then draw up the contract. This process can typically take two to three months, sometimes longer.
In our turnkey package, we would instead arrange for one of our affiliated contractors to be introduced to you at an early stage, allowing costs to be firmed up quickly and allowing for a quick start on site as soon as approvals come through.
In our experience, our contractors will build to a higher quality than local contractors, thanks to their experience with our products. They’ve built our houses so many times that costly mistakes can be eliminated, and they know the quality we and our customers expect.
If this sounds good to you, maybe our turnkey packages could be an option.
This service is where we complete the structure and exterior of your house – preparing the site; putting in the services, foundations and slab; erecting the flat pack kit house; and then complete the external claddings on the walls and roof – before handing it over. At that point you can organise local tradesmen or a local contractor to complete the interiors. Remember site conditions vary hugely, so prices for this service are estimates.
This means it is possible to reduce costs at the final completion stage by employing tradesmen directly or using friends and family. The partial Turnkey service is also a particularly attractive option for builds in a remote location where there are limited local contractor options. Some mortgage providers want everything under teh control of a main contractor so please check before deciding on partial turnkey.
We can do the difficult bit quickly, leaving the rest to be finished at your leisure!
This service is where you would use one of our affiliated contractor who will complete your whole project.
We would encourage you to use an independent Quantity Surveyor to review the job costs and provide assurance that our prices are fair. As mentioned, you may also want to engage the Quantity Surveyor to administer the contract with the Turnkey contractor (which is separate from the HebHomes contract).
If at any point you are not happy with the Turnkey price, you can still change your mind and put the project to tender. A final decision on whether you would like a Turnkey service is not required until after the building control application has been approved. If you are interested in this service it would, however, be best if you notified us at an early stage so that we can programme your build.
If you do decide for a turnkey house package, we would encourage you to use an independent quantity surveyor to check the figures, to give assurance that our prices are fair.
You may also want to engage the quantity surveyor to administer the contract with the turnkey contractor (which is separate from the HebHomes contract).