Minor Dwelling Builders in Auckland

Have You Thought About Developing Your Existing Auckland Property To Fit A Minor Dwelling On It?

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Changes to Auckland Unitary Plan make it Easier to Build a Minor Dwelling

With the recent changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan property development is now being encouraged, especially around public transport routes. Previous requirements and restrictions have been significantly relaxed which has increased the possibility of adding that extra unit or minor dwelling.

Train and Bus

Extra dwellings could be used for a number of options including rental unit, Air B’n’B, or flat etc. It could even be subdivided off and sold as a stand-alone house giving you a sizable return on your investment.

Air BnB

Even if there are stormwater or sewer pipes running through your property these can be piled around and built over. We have done a number of builds over council and Watercare pipes as the additional cost for this is significantly outweighed by the finished value of the extra dwelling when built.


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Budgeting Costs to Consider

There are a considerable number of requirements and associated costs that need to be sorted out up front before building work can begin. Don’t be fooled by some of the so-called cheap prices being banded around in the media about minor dwellings being as cheap as $69,000. That price was excluding GST and was for materials only. It didn’t include builder’s labour, plumbing, electrical or any of the following costs that may be required:

  • Concept and Working Drawings by an Architectural Designer
  • Site topographical/contour survey and marking boundaries by a registered surveyor
  • Geotech Engineering often required for foundation works
  • A Structural Engineer that may be required for specific structural design of foundations or bracing etc
  • Sometimes a Town Planner may be required and can be engaged to work through the Resource Consent process if necessary
  • Building Consent fees 
  • There are a number of reasons why a Resource Consent my be required – Building in a Flood Plain, Height to boundary infringement or working through a council Overlay e.g. a Historic Heritage Area etc
  • Some sites require a Flood Report and specific foundation design if they are in a Flood Plain or have an Overland Flow Path on the site
  • Council Development Contributions are also required for adding additional dwellings
  • Most sites these days also require retention tanks for stormwater mitigation to stop flooding in the streets

Other costs to consider could be the following:

  • Services connections like power, water, stormwater, sewer and fibre etc. If the property is subdividable it may pay to put in new connections rather than connecting to the existing main house services
  • Landscaping and retaining walls
  • Driveways, decks and fences

We will work through all these requirements up front and determine what is necessary for your site. We will try and include as much as possible in our Preliminary Building Agreement so that you are as informed as possible around the costs associated with your build.

Generally you will need a budget starting from a minium of $200K and it will depend on what is actually required for your site, the spec and level of finish you want and the actual size and design of your proposed build.

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What our customers are saying about us

A brief note to say how happpy Michael and I are with the renovations of our bathroom. What impressed us the most was the professionalism of your team. All aspects of the job were discussed before start date and a realistic time-frame was put in place. I particularly appreciated the coloured chart which outlined what tasks were going to be done on what day and by whom. We were constantly kept up-to-date with the progress and immediately advised if there was a change. Your team were professional, polite, hard-working and decent guys. They cleaned up after themselves each day, which was much appreciated. They worked quickly and efficiently and all work was completed to an excellent standard. We have no hesitation in recommending your company and, in fact, have recommended you to a work colleague and neighbour. I know both parties utilised your services and were as equally happy with the results as we were. Thank you Daniel and please pass a thank you to your team.
Herena Newall
Bathroom & Laundry Renovation - Onehunga
Attention Daniel Hemus, Thanks for the recent kitchen job you did for us. I was very happy with the customer service I received from your company. You managed the team superbly. Even though it was just a small kitchen renovation I felt like a valued customer throughout every step of the process and my job was a priority. Like most renovations there were difficulties and these were dealt with in an effective manner. Communication was excellent and the job was completed on time. I was so pleased with the level of service I have already recommended you and your team to others. Thanks Daniel.
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Kitchen & Bedrooms Renovation - Remuera
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Dear Daniel, Thank you for renovating our bathroom and kitchen recently. We are very happy with the end result and the build process as well. Your contractors arrived on time and cleaned up after themselves. The job was finished on time and on budget – a good outcome because, with the shortage of skilled people in the building industry, there could have been significant time and cost overruns due to delays. Daniel, you were a pleasure to work with, a good communicator, offering alternative solutions when problems arose, and turning design changes around quickly. You took the stress out of the project because you were a good project manager. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this job a 9. If I have any work come up in the future, or if any of my friends want renovation work done, I’ll gladly recommend you. Thanks again Daniel.
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