Gathering ideas and information – compiling your own wish-list
There are many ways to find information on building a house, here are just a few
- Visit our show homes. Where can I find Schwörer show homes?
- Browse through our website and the house-building blog for topics you are currently interested in
- Learn interesting details in our videos and reports
- Receive the latest information and promotions through our Facebook page
- Visit us at trade fairs and events such as customer house visits
- Order your free information pack with our latest catalogues and promotions in all matters relating to SchwörerHaus
- Do you have your own questions or want to receive a non-binding offer free of charge? Contact our building advisor. You can find your own personal contact in your region.
Tip: From you own ideas and expectations and from examples you like, compile your own wish-list and make a note of questions you would like to ask.
Personalised consultation and planning
The second step includes personal consultation and planning with your Schwörer building advisor and an architect on site. You can bring your wishes and questions with you and we will support you with suggestions, our experience and suitable answers.
Tip: Each house is planned individually and adapted to meet customer wishes and the unique features of the plot itself. It would therefore be a big help if you could bring plans of the plot and your local building regulations with you – but don't worry if you don't have them at hand. We can also help you look for a suitable plot. Here are just a few examples from our Property Service. Feel free to get in touch with us.
A short time later you will receive a free, detailed offer as well as the matching plans for your dream house. These can then be discussed and refined.
Tip: We would be glad to welcome you to our company headquarters in Hohenstein-Oberstetten. At one of our building information days, you will receive a tour of the plant, visiting our production facilities and Design Centre, and have a change to attend specialist presentations by our house-building experts. Register through your building advisor – it's free.
Detailed planning, plan assessment, submitting planning application
After you have signed the purchase agreement, there follows the detailed planning with the architect, the planning assessment by SchwörerHaus and the application for planning permission. Only at this point does the deposit of 10% become due.
Once the planning permission and the multiple production plans (final, signed plans) have been received, the building project will be scheduled for further processing based on the capacity available. The respective sequence of dates depends on a number of factors, such as confirmation of financing details, consultation regarding fixture and fittings, the raft foundation, basement assembly, etc. We always do this in conjunction with you.
Excavation, sewer/drain and concrete jobs are put out to tender
Uniform, comparable bids are submitted for excavation, sewer/drain and concrete work. This is coordinated by SchwörerHaus, but you determine which local building company is awarded the contract.
If you are having a Schwörer basement built too, we require confirmation of the financing details at this point. Once this confirmation has been received, structural analysis and building plans will be drawn up.
Invitation for consultation on fixture and fittings
In the sixth step, you will receive an invitation to a meeting to discuss fixtures and fittings – at the same time, you will receive a checklist to help your preparations.
Examples: Where will the furniture be put? Best of all, use the plans to indicate this prior to the consultation. This will make it much easier to then position sources of light, service connections, etc. Or: Where should the telephone, TV connections and power points be placed? Are you planning to use cable TV, a rooftop aerial, or a satellite dish?
Consultation on fixture and fittings
Depending on the size of the house and the fixture and fittings involved, this consultation meeting could last 1-2 days in one of our three Schwörer Design Centres. SchwörerHaus will cover hotel costs – including breakfast – as well as refreshments in the Design Centre. On these days, you will be looked after and advised by one of our fixture and fittings advisers throughout the whole day. He will answer all your questions that you have either brought with you or which have arisen in the course of the consultation. The kitchen planning will also be done at this time, if you want us to do this with you.
The fixture and fittings advisor will draw up a log containing all of the details on the house and will send this to you. Once you have confirmed this, the materials will be ordered.
At the same time we will require confirmation of the financing for the house. Once this has been received, walls, ceilings and roof parts will go into production – exclusively in our main plant in Hohenstein-Oberstetten.
Building site meeting
During the same period, we will arrange for a meeting between yourself, our Schwörer site manager and the local building company to take place on site. After this, we will start the digging and excavation. Subsequently, we will lay the raft foundation and, where applicable, build the basement.
Only after the basement and/or the raft foundation have been built will the whole amount for the basement/raft foundation be due.
House building & interior work – hand over of keys
About 8 weeks later, we usually start assembling the house, including the following interior work.
A further 8-12 weeks later, depending on the size and scope of the house, the site manager will hand you the keys – only at this point is the remaining 90% of the house price due for payment.
Service – even after completion we are on hand to help, for as long as you have the house.
Our customer service is available 24/7 - Once the house has been handed over to the customer, customer service is free for the first few years (5 years under German law, there is a 2-year guarantee on heating and electricals and a 30-year guarantee on the basic structure of the house).
Our customer service is supplemented by our free customer portal www.schwoerer-service.com. Here you will find super tips to look after your house, discount promotions from our partners, for example on paint or repair kits, as well as current customer service schedules and much more.
If later you want to modernise your house, or extend sideways or upwards, you can call on our Schwörer modernisation service.