1. BUILDING PLANS
We visit you at your home or building site to ask about your requirements, hopes and dreams. We then work with you to get the building process started and develop a design brief. There are a lot of important decisions to make during your build, from the time you approve the initial drawings to moving into your new house, so working as a team, we can offer suggestions and discuss and advise on the feasibility of various building and design options.
We work together to bring your home, business or renovation to life; ironing out design issues with practical building knowledge before building begins. We’ll work with you to choose the scale, building materials and style to help reduce any last minute compromises to your design once building has started.
When the design has your approval, we will help setting a budget. We can work together to finalise your choices of external claddings and interior fixtures and fittings and to create a full list of the estimated costs to complete the building job.
2. BUILDING CONSENT
You need to get approval granted by your local council if your building project involves structural work, the construction, alteration, renovation, demolition or removal of a building, recladding, plumbing and drainage etc. The council will issue a building consent only when it is satisfied the proposed building work meets the requirements of the building code, so you need to submit an application, pay a fee and co-ordinate all your experts to have your plans turned into the drawings to meet council requirements.
Sound like a hassle? It can be. At Within These Walls we have the expertise to lodge all your plans and specifications with council for building consent. We can work up a full set of working drawings and submit these to council for building consent on your behalf. If necessary, we can also apply for resource or land use consents. We can then liaise with the council during construction and handle any queries they may have.
By using our design and build service, you will have a qualified builder with you the whole way. Our builders will explain the process of building your new home or renovation, discuss time frames and hold regular site meetings with you throughout the build process. We will keep you informed every step of the way. Our builders and team of tested, trustworthy professional sub-contractors will work closely with you, reducing stress, time and cost.
Having your builder, designer and tradespeople all working together on the same team means a faster response time to any design or construction issues that may arise, ensuring a successful build. Once we have completed the build, and before you move in and enjoy your transformed or new home, we will also ensure that all final inspections have been undertaken.
4. INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE
We want you to be completely happy with your finished building project. Take advantage of our own form of interior design services to help turn your dream into reality. We can complete your renovation or new home by helping you find exactly what you want, right down to the light fittings, doors, handles, bathroom ware and kitchen benchtop. We know where to shop and how to get the best deals.
As well-known Auckland builders we are able to help you find the fixtures you want without going over budget. We understand that people are busy and the huge range of choices available can be overwhelming. Having an expert by your side while making the many important decisions needed during the building exercise can make the whole process smoother.