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An end to end process

Specialising in the architectural design and build of new homes across Auckland’s North Shore, we provide a complete design, costing, build and project management solution from start to finish. We’ll work with you from conceptualisation through to the champagne on move in day.

Our projects are all about you. We design and build your architectural new home to suit your lifestyle, your site and your budget.

Call Dan Hendy on 021 550 142 for an obligation-free consult about your ideas today.

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Design alternatives

Consider alternative designs. The design and build process provides you with a bit of flexibility when it comes to construction methods and materials. Our architectural team will identify important design considerations and our building team can then price those alternatives. The process is about offering advice and providing ideas, and it’s about you having plenty of opportunity to provide input and feedback throughout.

An architectural design and build approach means you are aware of the cost implications of each design decision. Once the scope of the project is finalised, we can clearly define and control the total costs of the project, and keep you informed.

Builders and architects working together are much better able to create more accurate cost breakdowns early in the project, before significant emotional and financial investment is made. And that means you and the project team all arrive at the final working costs together.

One point of control

Get one point of contact throughout the entire project. The design and build approach utilises a single contact for all architectural, engineering and construction responsibilities.

There is a single point for project quality, costing and timelines.

That’s better for you because you do not have the hassle and responsibility of trying to coordinate the architects, builders, engineers, tradies, councils, consultants and project managers.

Financial risk is also reduced because one organisation is responsible for the overall success of the project.

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The ins and outs of architectural design and build

How it works: you’ll initially meet with Dan and the team at DBS at your site to discuss your project. We’ll establish what you are hoping to achieve, what your budget is and advise on considerations and decisions that you’ll need to make. We will also advise on site implications, the council planning rules, design stages, external consultants and the council submission process.

The stages of design include preliminary concept design with our architectural team, and an initial pricing guide before we move on to final concept design, pricing, resource consent application costs and building consent application costs.

Your point of contact throughout will be with one of our experienced project managers. Communication is the key to any successful project so they will organise weekly site visits with you and take care of the paperwork, while ensuring our building team can get on and do what they’re best at: building beautiful architectural new homes across Auckland.

Our design and build process

1. Project brief
  1. Site visit and initial consultation
  2. Prepare fee proposal for design and building consents
2. Design & pricing
  1. Preliminary design meeting
  2. Preliminary concept design drawings
  3. Preliminary cost estimate
  4. Final concept design drawings
  5. Final costings to be approved prior to submitting documents to council.
3. Consent management
  1. Prepare, submit and manage building consent through council
4. Construction
  1. Begin construction
  2. Construction and project management
  3. Council signoff
  4. Site walkthrough and pouring of bubbles

Benefits of architectural design and build

We’re experienced architectural builders and it still makes us sad each time a client comes to us with a set of plans they have had drawn up by an architect they have absolutely fallen in love with.

The problem? The build is way outside their budget and it’s heartbreaking because they have already invested so much emotionally and financially.

How does this mismatch happen so often?

Basically, because there is no dialogue between the architect and experienced architectural builders like us who are on the tools each day.

What’s the solution? Get the architect and builder working together as a team from start to finish. Collaboration between architects and architectural builders is the foundation of a fantastic new home.


We’re North Shore based architectural new home builders and the continuity of our design and build services means we can guarantee high standards throughout the whole building project. Contact Dan on 021 550 142 to discuss your ideas.

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