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Design and Build Contract

Crafting your ideas into reality without the nasty surprises.

Design and build contract NZ

Do you want a complete start-to-finish design and build service so you can move in without any complications or daily management? We can do that.

Detail, not loose ends

Every home we build is completed with a close focus on the details. There will be no loose ends and no unwanted financial surprises.

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

House Plans

Thinking about building your dream home? Success starts before a tool is even lifted. If you’re looking for a bit of help, we’ve got some architects on our team who are bound to come up with some inspirational help for you.

Halo 10-Year Guarantee

Your home is covered. Not only by fully waterproof cladding, but also by the most comprehensive 10-year residential building guarantee on the market.

Keeping you in control

If you’re after local Auckland builders you can completely depend on from concept to handover, DBS Residential should be your first choiceNo surprises, no convoluted communication breakdowns.

We’ve heard the horror stories too: all the fun getting sucked out of the building process by price overruns, being overwhelmed by choices, lack of control and just plain poor communication. That’s not how we do it. Build with us at DBS Residential and you’ll be working with much more than just your average builder.

Building a home should be exciting and memorable for you, without stress or unpredictability. So, we’re open and up-front about costs and timeframes from day one; there are no nasty surprises in store, and nothing is done without your signoff.

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Steps in a design and build contract

Before signing any dotted lines, our team steps you through a complete list of house specifications and that means total transparency.

An initial proposal will be sent from our quantity surveyor, outlining our costs and your scope of work to then provide you with a full comprehensive overall cost breakdown for your project. This proposal will contain a cover letter, trade summary and Excel spreadsheet with each stage of the project outlined. When choosing to build with us we will in good faith refund your initial cost with our quantity surveyor.

In terms of your budget and house specifications, nothing is left out. And nothing is built, altered or added before you sign off on it.

We’ll be there to discuss and advise on the feasibility of various building choices and provide help turning your ideas into designs to meet your budget. In our experience, the best safety net is the advice and experience of fellow travellers and we’ll always be there on your building journey with you.

If I want to change my mind?

Want to make some alterations to your building plan? Not an issue.

If you don’t want to be locked in, you’re not, and that’s the beauty of our design and build contracts: we allow for variables.

Design and build contracts with flexibility

Extend the deck? Not a worry. Move the lounge to maximise the view and take advantage of the sun? Sure. Add some bi-fold doors? Absolutely. You have complete control over the entire process from start to finish. And that includes the cost.

Expect the expected – that’s the beauty of a design and build contract

Our design and build contracts set us apart from other builders and gives you total peace of mind knowing your new home will be built without a host of unwanted surprises.

While others may quote you low to start and hit you with lots of unexpected costs during the course of the build, we’ll work with you so your budget (and sanity) remain intact.


We’re North Shore based builders specialising in the type of design and build contract NZ homeowners know will make their building experience an entirely positive one. Contact Dan on 021 550 142 to chat about ideas for your new Auckland home.