Homepacks Build with Ryan Neutze

We recently spoke with Ryan from RN Building about using Homepacks and their new builds...

How long have you been building and what's the size of your team?

I was building/contracting to a housing company a few years prior, and six years of building under my brand. My company is coming up to 10 years old. I've got seven staff, six builders, and one office lady that does 20 hours a week.

Why did you decide to get Homepacks?

Because they looked like high architecture and it's quite appealing for the sales side of it when the house has got, a nice look is what I found. I'm a certified builder, I had some of the certified plans, but they were just very standard sort of designs, and there was no real 'wow' factor to them.  

Because you've got a nice design and with your brochures, I found that clients thought that they're pretty professional looking.

What reservations did you have before purchasing?

The first initial cost. But then I thought, wow, all you needed to do was get one sale, and it was well worth it.

We're now onto the third house from our Homepacks plans; it's paid off having them! ...and I think we'll be building more of them because once you get started, people can see how the designs are working.

What are the main benefits of having your pre-designed plans?

That lead for sale. People go to housing companies because they got all the plans stamped around everywhere, and everyone thinks that they're the only ones that build houses. But if you have nice house plans on your website and all these different designs, it's just getting the clients in the door.

Even before we started doing a few of the houses, having the plans there, clients knew we built homes and not just worked for housing companies. It gets clients to that first meeting, and once you've got them there, you can show them what your package is.

How have our house plans helped your sales?

It's that easy start to the build because we can sketch a couple of small changes on and then just pass it on to the architect, and he's already got the design and all the rooms. It's definitely sped up a lot of the process there. I don't have to go to an architect straight away. I deal with the clients for the first few meetings, and if there are any small changes that they want to make, we can easily just mark it on and then send it to the architect, which in the long run, you know, it's keeping the cost down.

Most of the time, he's only charging us about eight grand to finish the plans off. Whereas if you're doing the full thing from him starting and dealing with the clients, you're probably talking almost double that.  

Homepacks has already done quite a lot of the hard work getting all the designs and measurements there. All he needs to do is put it onto his system and then do the boundaries and you know, services and all finishing it off. But he doesn't have to spend hours going backwards and forwards with the client. You know, ("do you want this bedroom three meters?"), because you've already got all those bits and pieces there worked out.

Are you finding most people want just a couple of tweaks?

Yes. As you'll see with the other two that we're doing, there's not actually a lot changed on them at all. It's just small, small little things they might change; one had a veranda and changed the media room into a study and just small internal sort of changes. But you know, you're not having to change the whole layout.

You're not sending someone away to an architect/ designer with your clients paying them directly and then asking themselves, "why are we pricing with just one builder? - Let's price with three!"...
...Do you feel like you've got more control now?

Yes, that's right. So that's what I'm finding. Like all of my jobs, I'm kind of the only one quoting it because as soon as I have that first initial meeting with them and you start talking about the sales and the design, you've already got them in the door, and they're not dealing with anyone else. It's straight from there. We work with our own architect, and we're not actually pricing against anyone else.

And it's your design, right? It's not the architects; Clients can't take it to another builder?

Yeah, that's right, that's what I  say in their first initial meetings; these plans are licensed, so they can't; it's got copyright all over it. They can't basically take that design to anyone else.

How would you describe Homepacks?

It's a very good sales tool!

We're now going to that next level, where most of our sales of houses are over $700k. We're getting up to the nicer builds, and that's a lot to do with Homepacks plans because they're all nicer homes. I would far rather be building a nice-looking house than a stock, standard brick home.

That's the key with those plans is that little bit above other house plans, and once you start doing a few of them, people obviously see you doing a nice job, and you're getting that high-end of the architectural builds, and it just keeps going. We've got a couple of big jobs in the pipeline at the moment, which hopefully might come on later in the year. We've got the three houses we're doing at the moment and potentially another two.

You've got more passion when you're building a nice home, and you really actually look forward to it because you sit back at the end of the product and go, that's pretty cool!

Original Artist Impression:

The Build:

What changes were made from the original plan on this build?

Our clients didn't change too much. They just put the veranda on and changed the media room to a study.

"It's a very good sales tool!"
- Ryan from RN Building

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Jul 4, 2023
Mark P

I am absolutely thrilled with the impact that Homepacks plans have had on my building company. These plans have truly taken us to the next level, and I couldn't be happier with the results. if you're a builder looking to take your business to new heights, I wholeheartedly recommend Homepacks. Their plans will not only give you a competitive advantage but also attract clients who appreciate cutting-edge designs and are willing to invest in their dream projects. Thank you, Homepacks, for revolutionizing my business and helping me create extraordinary spaces for my clients!

Jun 27, 2023
Tracey S

We have dealt with Sam from Homepacks for over 7 years with various projects from client builds to our own homes. He's quick to respond and always delivers the plans we are looking for. It is a quick, stress-free experience and we would recommend him to others. Thanks Signal Homes

Jun 18, 2023
Jasmine E

We have had the pleasure of working with Sam and home packs this year for our business. He has been so helpful and answers any questions fast and efficient. Definitely recommend him for getting plans.

May 23, 2023
Hamid Z

Homepacks have been brilliant to deal with and a fantastic solution for us to provide beautiful architectural plans to our customers to get them working with us on custom designs for there specific section. Sam has always been super responsive and helpful in implementing and getting the plans uploaded and completed. Highly recommend Homepacks 👍

Oct 30, 2022
Swanee K

Sam has been awesome to deal with, his products are excellent and his service has been outstanding. Highly recommend to all.

May 15, 2022
Victor K

I have found Sam a joy to work with he is prompt in getting back. The plans produced are fantastic and we look forward to continuing our business with Homepacks. I would highly recommend Homepacks to any company looking to expand their business.

Apr 28, 2022
Brent S

I have dealt with Sam for around 12 months, I have found the product and service excellent, especially for a small construction company like mine. Sam also provides new plans which I find up to date with what the market is wanting. For me to be able to do this myself would not be cost efficient. Thanks again Sam!

Nov 29, 2021
Amanda P

Fantastic designs which are on trend and desirable. The designs have been inspirational to our clients and the style has given our company further enquiries and increased our business. Sam is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Oct 22, 2021
Martin O

Great plans backed up by great service. We are about to build four of these homes and the leads keep coming in.

Jun 2, 2021
Lain H

Ive been working with Sam for about a year now. Since we started using homepacks our business has grown in leaps and bounds. Sam is always able to get changes done when we need and this keeps our clients engaged and happy. Our only problem is keeping up with the demand! Thanks Sam, Well done You've created a great business model!

Dec 10, 2020
Sheena Y

Homepacks has been a fantastic asset to our business by streamlining the sales process with potential clients, and providing them with plans that have the WOW factor. Sam is also very efficient at making any plan changes required, which means we can then provide a prompt service, and have plans approved and underway quickly.

Sep 10, 2020
Laurie B

Homepacks has been a fantastic investment for our business. We wanted to add another level to our business and Sam from Homepacks has certainly helped us create this. It's only been a few months since we have launched our website with our plans and business information, and the leads have been phenomenal. Sam made the process so simple and our website looks so professional. Thanks again Sam!

Jul 1, 2020
Luke F

Sam and the team at Homepacks provided me with a great outcome for the specific designs I required for my business. There home-pack designs are unique and innovative for a project builder or small builder who wants to look professional next to his competitors. I would recommend Homepacks to any company or builder looking for a cost effective and professional solution to there business.

May 28, 2020
Darren R

Homepacks has allowed our small building business to take off! Instead of just renovations and contract work we have been able to sign up new builds and make a name for ourselves in the house build market with a distinctive house style. Highly recommended.

May 12, 2020
Kane D

Great product and service!

Dec 18, 2019
Kurt D

Sam has done a great job setting up our website. The concept plans have been a great addition to our business.

Oct 16, 2019
Deb T

Sam from Homepacks has been very patient with me. Our process has taken about 6 months from the start of creation. I simply didn't have the time to put to it. That put aside Sam has just been amazing through the entire process. I am more than impressed with Sam's business and also what he has delivered for us

Sep 26, 2019
Levi S

Really enjoyed working with Sam. He is very energetic and has some great ideas but also listens to what you need and want too ! I would use him again if I built again and would recommend to anyone wanting a classy house design. Cheers Sam

Jun 11, 2019
Steve H

The feed back I have received form clients , friends & colleagues have been great! All very impressed with the super sharp imagery. I just hope I can build as good as the pictures look.

May 27, 2019
Mark F

Sam knows his stuff and is really helpful. Highly recommend having a chat.

May 21, 2019
Scott C

We purchased a set of plans and had our website created through Homepacks. They were amazing to deal with from start to finish and post sales service has been great. So helpful. Thanks Sam!

May 14, 2019
Shane K

We have been using Homepacks for some time now and find them great for our business, not only for the great range of plans available but also we find the artist impressions are a good a marketing tool on website and facebook as the are very professional looking, Thanks Sam and the team at Homepacks

Jan 15, 2019
Steve S

Homepacks have the WOW factor. Sam and his team have been faultless. We have already confirmed 2 new houses since launching our website and designs with Sam just before Christmas 2018. We also did a marketing campaign and have had a huge amount of very positive leads with clients that has sections. I am very excited for 2019 Thanks guys

Aug 12, 2018
David V

Homepacks has helped with bringing a much more professional face to our business! Since Sam has been involved we have notice a considerable improvement with leads and how people have responded to our business. Highly recommend it :)

Jun 26, 2018
Taryn B

Great service and stunning plans, highly recommend to all looking to develop their plan range.

Jun 11, 2018
Finlay H

I highly recommend using Homepacks for any building company who is looking at getting a professional look to there company.Sam and his team are great to deal with and Sam has really helped with great advice on how to grow my Building Company. Can not thank Homepacks enough for all the help they have given me plus the outstanding designs that the public is loving. You won't be disappointed in getting in touch and using Homepacks designs!

May 12, 2018
Reuben C

We are so happy with our new plans and website from Sam at Homepacks . Results have been amazing seeing many people interact with our plans and now talking to multiple people about there building needs.

Mar 14, 2018
Hannah G

Such a pleasure doing business with Homepacks. They have taken our building project to the next level. Very professional with innovative concepts and ideas. Highly recommend.

Feb 13, 2018
Pieta S

Yes well I wasn't sure what they'd be like but I'm super super impressed with the results. Absolutely love the plans and the service from Sam thanks heaps! More plans please

Dec 12, 2017
Toni K

Great service from Sam at Homepacks, absolutely love our custom home. Couldn't be more impressed really! Quick and easy to deal with and reasonably priced. Would recommend to all.

Dec 1, 2017
Suzie R

Since we have bought our first two Homepacks only six months ago, we now have ten houses being built and another seven coming through so far! Everyone loves them!

Nov 25, 2017
Sue K

The plans were really highly received, everyone loves them. We now have forty new clients to follow up, most of them with sites, so a success!

Nov 4, 2017
Brett H

Great value! We are building two Homepacks designs. The ongoing support has been excellent!

May 12, 2017
Stacey P

Sam and Candice were amazing to deal with. They respond promptly to all queries and I can't rate their efficiency and service highly enough. I wish every business was this easy to deal with!

May 11, 2017
Rhiana W

Homepacks Architectural Plans has been outstanding to work with designing our house and business. Sam not only is outstanding at design but also seems passionate and really buys into what his clients goals are. We could not have been happier with their work and would recommended anyone to work with them.

May 8, 2017
Craig P

Working with Sam and the team from Homepacks has been a real pleasure. Sam is keen, efficient and great to work with. I look forward to working with him on my next project!

Apr 2, 2017
Lans H

Absolute professional from start to finish thank you!

Aug 4, 2016
Mike R

Great designs! Our Homepacks spec home sold to the first person who walked through the door! We're now onto our second spec home, the 'Luna' design.

May 3, 2016
Baden B

Our new range of house plans have delivered in every aspect, it's been invaluable!

Feb 10, 2016
Seth L

We've built one as our showhome and have great reviews. We've also completed another Homepacks design with a very satisfied client! Homepacks are helping our business grow every year!

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