Kelsey offers total solutions to build a dream home
Kelsey Homes Ltd one of the most reputed housing company in Sri lanka,
recently launched "Kelsey Build Plus" to offer customers to build their
dream homes on their own land. It is a total solution that is speedy,
hassle-free and ideal for house builders with busy lifestyles.
Today, most people experience problems when building houses. These
include the difficulty of obtaining reliable contractors and
professional advice with regard to suitable designs and cost estimates.
'Kelsey Build Plus' enables them to overcome these problems through a
total solution that covers professional advisory services, supervisory
assistance and construction work.
The scheme is specially targeted at middle and upmarket house
builders who seek quality. "This is a one-stop-shop for those wanting to
build their dream home," said Assistant Manager, Sales, Kelsey Homes,
Shahim Shums. "We have many customers who have land, but aren't keen -
or simply don't have the time - to be involved with the more tedious
aspects of building a house."
He added that the solution has so far attracted a very good response
from professionals, high net worth individuals and Sri Lankans living
Shums also said that the 'Build Plus' team comprises of in-house
staff including experienced customer service executives and a panel of
professionals such as architects, quantity surveyors, draughts men and
Through 'Build Plus', an average-sized house (with an area less than
2000 sq.ft.) could be completed within a period of just 6 months.
Larger houses take additional few months to complete. Kelsey offers a
structural warranty of 10 years and a defect liability period of 12
The package of services offered by 'Kelsey Build Plus' also includes
provision of 3D images, drawings for local authority approvals, cost
estimates and facilitation of banking facilities. Architect of the team
Ms. Sumudu Senevirathne said, "We offer four themes to our customers
depending on their tastes. These themes - developed based on different
architectural styles - are "Compact & Stylish", "Traditional but
Modern", "Rustic andEarthy", and "Creative Spaces"."
Quantity Surveyor Mrs. Nishani Dissanayake, commenting on costing,
said, "The rates charged by the company per square foot are very
competitive, offering real value for money." She added that the cost is
quoted on a fixed basis, so that, until construction is complete, there
are no price escalations due to rising costs of raw materials and labour.
She further said the products they use are of superior quality.
By contrast, if home builders decide to do things on their own, they
are likely to face price escalation risk. Certain contractors raise
prices after construction has commenced and also compromise on the
quality of raw materials and finishes.
Kelsey Homes is a pioneer and leader in the housing field in Sri
Lanka. Having been in the housing business for 25 years, it has
completed several highly-successful housing projects and has over
thousand satisfied customers.
Kelsey Homes Limited and Kelsey Property Developers (Private) Limited
are subsidiaries of Kelsey Developments PLC, a public quoted company
listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange.