Why Build with Dakota?

We combine the latest in building products and techniques to construct a safe and solid home for you and your family for years to come. Our aim is to provide you with an experience when building your new home, from the moment you walk into our display home to the time you walk through your front door for the first time, we will treat you like you are our only client. 

Knockdowns & Rebuilds 

If you've lived in it for a number of years, you probably own it or at least have plenty of equity. You could move into a new home, but it would mean leaving an area you enjoy living in. It would mean moving away from your neighbours and friends, local shops and schools. Why not replace your tired old house with a brand new home on your existing block! 


We'll give you all the advice you need, including the design of your new home. We'll take care of all building approvals for the new home and assist you in arranging everything else. Before you consider moving, call in to Dakota Homes to discuss the right solution for you. 
 

Sloping Blocks 

It’s a common misconception, but a sloping block does not mean you need to compromise on design, layout, functionality or features when it comes to building your new home. Dakota Homes are experts in ensuring that your sloping block of land is utilized to its full potential. Incorporating clever design ideas such as split levels, hidden storage and multi-storey homes allows you to take full advantage of every square meter of land, turning it into usable space for you and your family.

 

Understanding the slope of your block is essential in the planning process to ensure that the land is able to be used to its full potential, front-to back, back–to-front, side-to-side or diagonally sloping blocks all present unique opportunities and challenges when it comes to designing and building your dream home. 

Individual Design Service

We understand that not everyone likes the house they saw down the road. You may like the kitchen from one house and the bedroom from another. 

 

For this reason we offer an individual design service. We encourage you to bring your clippings from the houses you like and we can create your perfect home without the custom builder price tag.  

 

Once an initial deposit is paid, our Senior Sales Consultant will take the time to complete a comprehensive design brief with you, which will form the basis of your quatation estimate. 

Cost plus Contracts

A 'cost plus' contract is not for amateurs.Contract value must be over $500,000.

 

In this situation you pay for all materials and labour as the bills arrive, plus a margin to the builder - perhaps 15 or 20 per cent of the total cost or an agreed fixed amount. For the builder, it's a risk-free profit as you are responsible for all the costs. If you have an honest and competent builder, the benefits to you are several.Under cost-plus contracts, you avoid  loading and just pay for work done. Also, you're free to alter the design or materials or finishes as you go along, without paying for expensive variations. 

A 'cost plus variable percentage' contract might deliver the best of both worlds. Here, the contractor agrees to a penalty if the actual cost exceeds the estimated cost, or a reward if the actual cost comes in below the estimate.