Headstart Homes Blog

Steps to Planning Your New Home Build

Looking for something to do during lockdown? What better time than this to plan for your new home build!
Our hectic days are usually over scheduled and leave us little time to plan and think about the choices we make. However, right now we can take advantage of this situation to slow down and spend time on making preparations.
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Quality is Not a Compromise. How We Keep Ours High…

The experience of buying a home is one of the largest purchases people make in a lifetime, especially if you are planning to build your own home. While we’re in an age where everyone is looking for value for money, quality should not be a compromise! At Headstart Homes, we aim to keep ours high, here’s how: Read More

Why Choose Headstart by Hallmark to Build Your Home

As we are nearing the end of another year, you might start to reflect on what you have set out to do, or haven’t yet had a chance to do. If you’ve been thinking about building your first home, it’s not too late at all! In fact, this is a great time to start planning as we wind down the year.

When it comes to building your first home, choosing the right builder is key to a successful journey, so why should you choose Heastart Homes? Let us share our thoughts with you: Read More

3 Ideas for Your Multi Purpose Garage

The humble garage in a home is often the ‘forgotten’ space that is under utilised except for parking your car or storing unwanted items (left there to be further ‘forgotten’!). However, there is much more to the garage than most people think. When it comes to building your own home, it is important to carefully consider the layout and inclusions of the garage. Start with the sizing to allow yourself more room to work with. For example, while a standard double garage can accommodate two cars, it leaves little space for other purposes. Adding a third or a half garage allows you the freedom to be more creative, you’ll be surprised at how much a difference a 3rd or even a 2.5 garage can make! Read More

Maximising the Storage Space in Your New Home

Floors cover your entire home and is often one of the most challenging choices new homeowners face when it comes to building their first home. Whilst it will mostly come down to personal preferences, with the wide and varied options available – from hard to soft, natural to synthetic – it can still feel rather overwhelming when it comes to decision time. Here are some tips for choosing the right flooring for your home: Read More

Tips for Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home

Floors cover your entire home and is often one of the most challenging choices new homeowners face when it comes to building their first home. Whilst it will mostly come down to personal preferences, with the wide and varied options available – from hard to soft, natural to synthetic – it can still feel rather overwhelming when it comes to decision time. Here are some tips for choosing the right flooring for your home: Read More

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