Design & Build Process

If you want a home that’s as unique as you are, one that fits your life and personality perfectly, then Design & Build is right for you. There are many house designs in Auckland, but is there one made just for you? It could be time to stop searching for that dream home and build it yourself, with the experience and skill of Jalcon alongside you.

Design & Build Process


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Land and ideas

The first thing to do is to think about the style of house you’d like for you and your family. Then find the right section in a great location. If it has a house already on it and you want to remove it then our Remove and Build option is probably right for you.

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Design plans and budget

We’ll get together and discuss your vision for your new home. Our New Build Consultant will assess the site for house removal (if appropriate), restrictions or covenants, location and state of utility services, slope, aspect and access approaches. Then we’ll work up a design brief that covers every desire, ambition and functional need. Initial concept drawings will be created and we’ll estimate costs so you can be confident we are on top of your budget from the start.

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Personalisation and contract

Once we’ve got the preliminary scheme sorted, it’s time to start working with our designers. We’ll bring your personality and style into the finer details of the floor plan. Windows, doors, storage cupboards, wardrobes, bathrooms, and kitchen layout all come together in a plan for you to approve. Then we’ll finalise a fixed-price quotation based on a detailed specification and schedule of finishes. Once you agree on these we can proceed to a contract to secure your new home at a fixed price (excluding Provisional Sums and Variations).

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Working drawings and building consent

At this point we get into the fine details of your home in a set of working drawings that focus on engineering design to ensure your home stands the test of time. We’ll then submit this set of drawings to the council for building consent.

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Meet your team

Now it’s time to meet the people who will manage your build. Your personal project manager will manage all site works and liaise with you throughout the process and your Duo design consultant will guide you through decisions on fixtures, fittings and colours.

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The build

This is the exciting part, the part where you get to see your dream being created. Your project manager will keep you posted every week, with plenty of opportunities for you to visit the site and see how things are progressing.

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Move in

Congratulations! It’s time to move in and start your new life in your new home. We’ll do more than just hand you the keys, we’ll take you through all the operational aspects of the house, who to contact if you need assistance, and do everything we can to see that you settle in comfortably too. We’ll be back in 30 days, and again in 365 days, to make absolutely sure there are no defects in the build.

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Our Awards


Jalcon has won 81 awards, more than any other home builder in Auckland. The fact that we keep receiving this recognition is due to our attention to detail and commitment to craftsmanship – as well as our commitment to creating homes as unique as the people who inhabit them. We want the quality to be obvious as soon as you step in the door, so we make sure that before the awards are given out, we’ve already won the approval of our customers.

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Designed for Living


When we build homes we’re not just thinking about the physical building, but the lives of the people who will be living there as well. New homes need to be flexible enough to adapt with the changing needs of a growing family. Whether you work from home, want a zone for teenagers or an outside granny flat, we’ll have these conversations early on so we can design you a home for the future.

Next Steps


Get to know a little more about the wonderful team of people who will do all they can to bring your ideas to life and create your dream home.

Design & Build Team

Get in touch today and we’ll arrange a time to meet up and get your Design & Build journey started.

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Our Solutions


There are many reasons to build from scratch rather than choose from pre-existing houses for sale. Whatever method is right for your situation, we have the expertise and experience to build you a quality home.