Price Guide

How Much Does it Cost to Build a New Home?

If you’d like to know how much you’re looking at to build a new home in Auckland, or anywhere around New Zealand, try our handy online calculator. Simply pick the options that best describe your dream home, and hit the ‘Calculate’ button. We’ll fire back an email immediately with a dollar value that represents a close estimate to design and build to your specifications.

Design & Build Cost Calculator

Things you should know…

Design Costs

You can expect your new home design costs to be between 6 – 10 % of your build budget. There are a lot of factors that influence the costs associated with modern home design, including engineering, geotech, site surveying and the complexity of what is actually being drawn. We will discuss what the various charges may be for your design and build package.

Square Meter Rates

Square meter rates are never a perfect / exact science but are a great place to start when it comes to working out how much your build will cost. We will suggest a square meter rate for you early on in the process to guide your decision making.

Design Consideration

There are many things to consider when it comes to your design and build budget consideration. For example, a normal set of stairs carpeted with a glass balustrade will cost one price. Alternatively, a very high end set of stairs can cost 3 or four times as much. As we are working with all aspects of your design and build we can alert you and mitigate the risk of potential budget blowouts at the concept stage.

Site Specific Costs

If you have a flat site with no public services going through them there may be very little cost when it comes to site-specific requirements. If you have a site that is steep and has public services going through it you can expect a lot of associated costs to get your site ready. We will work around these as much as possible during the design phase as we’d rather you spend the money on that big deck or swimming pool!