Building a new home

Designing and building a new home is a daunting process, it is a big investment, and how do you know that you will LOVE the home when you are finished? 

 At LC Designer Homes, we work through a robust design briefing process. This combines clever design, some magic technology, and a quality build. As your new home design & build team, we make sure you DO love your home when we are complete. 

 Things you need to think about before briefing your designer.

 ·         What is your end goal? Is this your forever home, a subdivision to generate another income or a home where your family will grow together for the next phase in your life?

·         What is your family’s lifestyle? Do you need to work from home? Do you entertain often or have visitors staying for extended periods of time? 

·         Are you an outdoor family – who want to make the most of the outside of your home – or do you prefer to keep the doors closed, air conditioning on watching movies in a media room? 

·         Do you live with an active dog or children who need robust flooring and walls that protect from scratching and denting? 

 All these factors and decisions will inform the number and the layouts/relationships of those rooms, and some of the materiality – as you know how you will live in the spaces. 

The other input is matching scope or how large you want to build with your budget – as there is a close relationship between the two. Scope drives budget and being realistic with both is important- read our article about Budgets here. 

 Putting together your team early in the process is important with regards to budget, as the build team can feedback to the design team, making an efficient and collaborative process. Your team also includes your bank or financial advisor who will be aware of your overall vision. Their support will be key to ensuring you have available funds up front to start work on the development costs, while covering you as the project progresses for the build work. Conversations around budget and finance can seem daunting, which is why we are happy to be involved, being able to provide answers about your project.

 Overall, superior design is around prioritising your vision to fit within your budget, so understanding both of those is paramount. 

 LC Designer Homes is a boutique residential design and build company, delivering unique bespoke new homes on the North Shore. Established in 2009 as Leonard Construction, the company is led by husband-and-wife team, Adam, a third-generation Carpenter and Michelle, an Architectural Designer.

Quality is guaranteed

As you’d expect from the best Auckland and North Shore builders, our work is guaranteed.

Each home comes with the Master Build guarantee, for complete peace of mind. This is New Zealand’s most comprehensive 10-year building guarantee, and is provided via the New Zealand Registered Master Builders Association (RMB).

Service Areas

LC Designer Homes are custom builders and architectural designers covering the North Shore, Hibiscus Coast and parts of Rodney and central Auckland, NZ.

From Orewa, Silverdale, Whangaparaoa, Kaukapakapa, Greenhithe, Albany, Birkenhead and Takapuna, through to Ponsonby, Epsom, Remuera and Mt Eden.

Take the next step

Are you looking for architectural designers or residential builders in Auckland and the North Shore?

The next step to designing, building, renovating or recladding your home is to arrange an initial meeting to discuss your project, whether you’re just starting the process or you’ve already got some ideas.

Simply call us on 09 950 3385 or type a message for us below.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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