Frequently asked questions.
Integrity New Homes is committed to supporting and working with every Franchisee to achieve the highest level of success they can.
The cornerstone of Integrity’s success as a franchised building company is ensuring we work with the best and keenest builders who are comfortable being part of a franchise team.
No. It is very easy for any large franchise building company to tell you “no one buys better than us”. Talk is cheap, so at Integrity we allow you to compare your buying rates on key products used in any new home with our supplier pricing. The savings go beyond building materials and extend to phone service costs and insurance cover. This delivers bulk buying savings to you. You will be eligible to claim any rebates that apply for every home you build. Our aim is to develop a long-term relationship which is open, honest and mutually beneficial. We like to rely on substance rather than hot air.
Our extensive experience in franchising with some of Australia’s largest building companies hides that for every builder there is a different way to create a bill of quantity (BOQ). Integrity will give you, an uncosted copy of every BOQ we have created for one-off and custom homes where they are available. These BOQs are current as at the time of contract and are available upon request.
We also provide you with Integrity’s retail price list covering a range of locations where we build in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, for the Contemporary, Investor and Homestead ranges. Every franchisee sets their own pricing and has control of setting their margins.
Yes, Integrity has developed a reliable and proven quick estimating system called iProx™ which is constantly updated and customised for every Franchisee. This means Integrity Franchisees spend significantly less time on initial estimating - it will give you another advantage over your opposition.
Franchises do not have to be renewed and subject to mutually satisfactory performance can be on sold and essentially last the lifetime of the director/s.
Integrity has developed it’s own software package, called iGyro™ to manage every job from initial contact and deposit, right through to hand over and maintenance follow-up. It is a complete and comprehensive, easy-to-use construction management system, developed by a building company... not a team of computer boffins. It works really well and we are constantly making updates and improvements. We have also included workplace health and safety systems along with site quality control systems.
iGyro™ is provided to all Integrity Franchisees as part of the initial franchise fee and made available to every member of the Franchise team. There are no ongoing software fees and we also host the database through the Fujitsu data centre in Melbourne which gives you the capacity, security and back-up systems of a massive corporation. Integrity requires access to the database to remotely source monthly reports and to update and maintain the system.
Integrity has a full-time programmer and assistant on staff who are responsible for maintenance, development, problem solving and creation of ongoing improvements and refinements.
Yes, one of the biggest challenges facing growing building companies is the ability to effectively manage multiple construction projects and prudently control the ensuing flow of cash into the business. Too many builders’ rely on their memory and scrawled notes on scraps of paper to manage this major aspect of their business.
Identifying this as a critical issue, Integrity developed iDule™, a computer driven project management system for supervisors to control every aspect of home construction including the ability to remotely order, call up and document the achievement of building milestones.
The office and external suppliers can access the supervisors’ system for constant updates on the status of every job. For example, as soon as the slab down stage is reached a computer generated message goes back to head office to generate the progress payment.
Integrity provides and maintains all the software within the franchise fee structure, all the franchisee has to do is provide a laptop. As with all Integrity software it is simple and easy to use and assistance is only a phone call away. It is also optional, so if you feel your business is not ready for iDule™, then you can continue to use your existing systems.
All specific costs are provided on application and are disclosed on the signing of a confidentiality deed and an application form.
If you have the skills but not the licence we may be able to help with Integrity New Homes' iBuild Licence Scheme. Contact us to find out more.