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Whether it's a status symbol, a retreat, sanctuary or a social hub the more your home reflects you and your lifestyle, the more relaxing, enjoyable and easy it will be to live in. We believe that good design is timeless design and this means your house will be as fashionable now as it will be in 10 years.


What do you want your house to be?  Don't start by thinking plaster, weatherboard or bricks. They come together later. Think what do you want from your house?  Is it to be an entertainer's delight or a family retreat?

How do you want to feel when you walk into your house? Relaxed? Safe? Invigorated, Stimulated? Do you like big lofty open spaces or cosy nooks where you can retreat from the chaos of the day?

Find pictures of both what you like and what you don't like. It all helps us develop a picture of exactly what you are expecting in your new home.

Find a designer that you can relate to and get along with. Don't go with the most advertised cheapest person around who lives closest to you. Building can be a stressful time and whoever you chose you will be spending a lot of time with so find someone you can relate to and feel comfortable around.

Council requires plans showing that your project complies with all town planning regulations & all aspects of the 2004 Building Act. This includes site plan, foundation plan, floor framing plan, roof framing plan, elevations, cross sections, bracing plan and weather tightness details specific to your site and your house.


That's not all, they also require bracing calculations, specifications specific to your job and they may even require engineers calculations and geotech investigations. Feeling overwhelmed? We can take care of it all for you.



At White Architectural we will work with you and for you to make the journey to your new home as exciting and as smooth as possible.


White  Architectural  Design  Ltd       ▪       8 Cammish Lane  Orewa       ▪       Phone  09  426  8298

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