The Design Process

A good design process is key to a successful project. Design evolves over a period of time during which we discuss, digest, think and rework ideas until the best solution is arrived at.


Concept design is also called sketch design or design solution. It is the time that we define your goals, analyse constraints and review design options. It is an interactive process requiring a lot of discussion, thought and feedback by both parties


By now the concept design will be signed off – the size, location, form and external materials. The design will be checked to ensure it meets all territorial authorities’ rules & building code requirements. Secondary elements will be defined and additional information added to the drawings. If the design requires the input from other consultants eg: structural engineer, geotechnical report etc. an estimate of their costs will be requested on your behalf.


This is where all documentation required by your local council is completed, so they can approve your Building Consent application.

  • Masterspec Specification
  • Manufacturers’ Literature
  • Maintenance Information
  • Truss Design & Producer Statement
  • H1 Energy Efficiency supporting information
  • Bracing Calculations & installation information
  • Certificate of Title
  • Council Forms & checklists
  • Vetting meeting & lodging of building consent documentation
  • Liaising with consultants as required

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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