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You’ve thought about it, mulled it over, talked it through, changed your mind, and changed it back again. Now it’s time to start getting down to the practicalities of creating a home built around you.

Knockdown & Rebuild

Knocking down your home may be the best thing you’ll ever do. Let’s demolish a few myths about renovating.

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Looking for Land

One of the first, and most important, steps in creating a home built around you is getting the right site. Town or country? By the coast or on the hill? North or South?

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Ready to Build

Find out exactly what's involved in building a new home, and get a good understanding of the whole process.

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Top tips for building your new home

Whether it’s your first home or your third, here are some of our top tips when it comes to building a new home. Get some helpful advice from the experts.


Talk to us right at the start

By getting Design Builders involved early on, you will get expert advice on location and siting and we can identify any challenges and be more upfront about what will be required, so we can factor these into the design and budget.

Get some inspiration

It’s important to fill your head with ideas and inspiration. Visit showhomes, check out websites – including this one – look at magazines, and download your free copy of our very own Inspired.

Get the design right

Once the actual house construction is underway, any changes from the design can add to the cost. So, make sure you are happy with all the design decisions, including finishing and style, early on.

Know your budget

Anyone who has built a home knows that the budget is finite. There are things you can’t live without, and things you can. Be clear on these, and know when to draw the line.

"Whether it’s your first build or your fifth, the Design builders team are on hand to guide you throughout the entire building process"

Andrew Price
Design Builders NZ CEO
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Where to find us

Our nationwide network covers many locations, and we’d love to talk with you about a home built around you.

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