Upcoming talks

The Design & Build Hub has identified critical stages in your project’s journey from concept drawings to completed building and assembled a panel of experts that covers the lot. Jalcon has designed and built over 1,600 homes in Auckland and their designers and builders are amongst the most knowledgeable in the industry. They will share their valuable experience at our free information sessions, covering everything from council permits to design and construction. Register today to ensure that you benefit from their experience and insight.

Building new? - Do you hire an Architect or engage a building company?

You may want a home that’s going to be perfect for your lifestyle, or perhaps you have a vision of an architectural statement that will be the talking point of the neighbourhood. Either way there are some questions that are going to be common to all projects and this is where the answers start to come. You’ll gain valuable insights into likely costs and build times, compile a list of important factors that need to be considered and we’ll even discuss whether an architect is necessary to achieving what you’re looking for. 

Date:

Sat 12 Aug

Time:

3:00 pm

Date:

Thu 31 Aug

Time:

6:00 pm

Location:

The Design and Build Hub
35 Teed Street
Newmarket
Auckland

The sub-division process explained

An informative introduction to sub-dividing a section that will provide a valuable overview of the things you need to be aware of – it’s not always clear-cut. We’ll have advice from experts about the likely costs and timeframes in obtaining a sub-division consent and a step-by-step checklist of the process. Registrations for this session will include the opportunity to book a personal consultation for a specific review of the planning regulations in your area. 

Date:

Sat 26 Aug

Time:

3:00 pm

Date:

Sat 9 Sep

Time:

3:00 pm

Location:

The Design and Build Hub
35 Teed Street
Auckland

To Renovate or Remove and Rebuild?

Renovating an old house or knocking it down to start again are increasingly the only options in sought-after suburbs where bare land is almost impossible to find. Get the facts on both options from experts who have seen the design compromises and hidden costs that often plague the renovation route. You may already have fallen in love with a dilapidated villa or bungalow, but a brand new healthy home could end up being a more sensible option, saving you money and frustration in the long run. 

Date:

Thu 17 Aug

Time:

6:00 pm

Date:

Sat 16 Sep

Time:

3:00 pm

Location:

The Design and Build Hub
35 Teed Street
Auckland

Financing your new build project

Obtaining finance for your new build project can be quite a process these days. Understanding all the applicable LVR rules, how to finance the build while you live in your current home, how much you can afford to borrow, etc. can be quite difficult. This session, presented by the BNZ, is designed to set out clearly what the rules are for new construction projects and how to find the right solution for you and your project. After the session you can book a one-on-one session with the BNZ representative to obtain answers to questions specific to your situation.

Date:

Wed 23 Aug

Time:

6:00 pm

Location:

The Design and Build Hub
35 Teed Street
Newmarket
Auckland

Designing for your site - meet our Architectural Designers

So you have a site you want to build on and don’t know where to start? Why not book a one on one appointment with one of our architectural designers who will look at your site details and help you work through the key elements you need to think about in order to create your dream home. And it’s not all just about great design. You’ll want to know what it’s going to cost before you start. 

Date:

Wed 6 Sep

Time:

10:00 am

Location:

The Design and Build Hub
35 Teed Street
Newmarket
Auckland

Have your own plans but need to know where to from here?

You already have designs or a full set off plans for your dream home but don’t know where to go next? Where do you find a good builder, what will it cost and how long will it take? We can help you through the process to finding the right solution for your project. Book a one on one session with our experts who help find the best solution for you.  And help save you cost along the way.  

Date:

Sat 19 Aug

Time:

10:00 am

Date:

Wed 20 Sep

Time:

10:00 am

Location:

The Design and Build Hub
35 Teed Street
Auckland

The Kitchen is the heart of your new home – need some expert help?.

So you are thinking of building a new home and you know the kitchen design is key for you. Come and meet our experienced kitchen design consultants from Superior Kitchens who will take you through the design process. What are the key trends in great kitchen design and what factors do you need to consider when putting your plan together. And learn all about the latest must have accessories.  

Date:

Wed 6 Sep

Time:

6:00 pm

Location:

The Design and Build Hub
35 Teed Street
Auckland

You're planning a project but how much will it cost?

You have a fantastic design in mind for your dream home or a set of plans already to go and you want to know how much it will all cost? Our experts will talk through the process we go through to cost your home. We’ll help you understand where square meter rates help and where they don’t. Fixed price contracts v’s charge up rates. Tendering with different builders and what to look out for in a quote. We’ll clarify how Fixed Price contracts work and help you understand Provisional Sums and Variations.

Date:

Thu 14 Sep

Time:

6:00 pm

Location:

The Design and Build Hub
35 Teed Street
Newmarket
Auckland