Headstart Homes Blog

How to Maximise Your New Home’s Street Appeal

When we meet someone for the first time, you want to give a good “first impression”. Like people, our Homes can also give a first impression – this is also known as the “Street Appeal”. At first sight, you want your new home to impress, to have the ‘wow’ factor. So how do you go about maximising street appeal? Read More

How to Stay on Track and Avoid Budget Blow-Out

Building a new home is a substantial investment and therefore it’s vital you get it right! Unfortunately, the dream of home ownership can turn into a stressful and expensive nightmare if finances aren’t controlled carefully. Read More

Choosing the Right Home Design for a Narrow Block

Naturally, this is one of the first questions most people ask when looking at the option of building. The actual construction period for the average house takes between five to six months.

From the first meeting to move in day, the full build process with concept design, council consent & construction takes on average 9-12 months, however there are many varying factors that affect the length of time. These include:
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6 Tips to Make Your Home as Good as It Can Be for Your Budget

A new home comes complete with a range of features and finishes that are included in the base price. These inclusions may differ from one builder to another and can vary depending on the design of each home. Headstart Homes’ standard inclusions provide new home buyers great value for money, without compromising on quality and lifestyle convenience. We also offer total flexibility to ensure clients can enhance specific features and inclusions in their home to meet their individual needs and budget. Read More

Choosing a Home Design that Best Suits Your Section

If you’ve already chosen a section in a perfect location, then the next step is to choose a design that best suits your section and meets all your lifestyle requirements.  Your section and floor plan should complement each other and Read More

What are the Characteristics of a Perfect House Design?

Has anyone said to you, “building a new home isn’t for the faint hearted” and then in contrast another says, “we’ve had an awesome build experience and are rapt with our new home.” So, how can one person’s experience be so different from another? Read More

The Benefits of Buying a Headstart House & Land Package

Has anyone said to you, “building a new home isn’t for the faint hearted” and then in contrast another says, “we’ve had an awesome build experience and are rapt with our new home.” So, how can one person’s experience be so different from another? Read More

How to Choose the Right Builder

Has anyone said to you, “building a new home isn’t for the faint hearted” and then in contrast another says, “we’ve had an awesome build experience and are rapt with our new home.” So, how can one person’s experience be so different from another? Read More

Let’s get a Headstart – The Building Process

When it comes to purchasing a new home many deliberate on whether to buy an existing home or build a brand new one. Finding an existing home that suits your needs can be tricky, however Headstart Homes are dedicated to helping you find the perfect new home uniquely tailored to fit your needs and budget. Read More

Building your first home - It's an exciting time!

Building your first home – It’s an exciting time!

Our team at Headstart Homes appreciates that building a home is one of the biggest and most exciting purchases you will make in your lifetime. We have been building quality master-built homes in the Canterbury region for well over 30 years and can assure you that your building experience will not only be enjoyable, but the outcome will exceed your dreams! Read More