For those who own land or a section of land

A brand new villa in the traditional style with modern convenience

Would you like to build your own brand-new villa in the ‘traditional style of yesteryear’ with all those gorgeous romantic features, like a bull-nose veranda, architraves and a natural stone mantelpiece? We will create your beautiful character home with all the advances of modern living, like an open plan kitchen, smart home technology, and a spa bathroom.

Henry Brown & Co built some of the original villas and bungalows at the turn of the century. We invite you to bring us your plans, your vision and your dreams and let us make them a reality.

An architectural home that’s as unique and individual as you

You’re inspired by the extraordinary homes you’ve seen on ‘Grand Designs’ and now you have some grand designs of your own. A ‘one-and-only’ house with unique materials and features – a beautiful place to live with all the convenience and luxury a modern lifestyle has to offer.

Bring your own architect or use one of ours, your consented plans or a sheet of paper, and let us help you make your dreams a reality.

Our process is tailored to your needs. First, we listen, then we work with you to create a plan that addresses the needs of your project and your desired level of involvement. Your process may vary to meet your needs, but rest assured we’ll work with you every step of the way so that you love the process as much as you love your new home.

With every build, our number one goal we set out to achieve is, creating a healthy, safe, and happy home, with integrity, so our clients and their families can flourish in their large investment.

On-site consultation
We meet with you on-site to listen to your ideas, discuss what’s possible and offer advice on local planning requirements and budget. In the meantime, we encourage you to create a ‘vision scrapbook’ to help you capture the ideas of what you want. This may mean gathering samples and clippings of colours, textures, designs, fittings, finishings and lifestyle touches, like pools and spas or WiFi controlled underfloor heating – everything you might like to incorporate into your extension or new build.

Preliminary design
You’re invited to sit down with our architectural designer to brief them on your ideas and develop a conceptual plan for your project. Bring your ‘vision scrapbook’ along so that you and our architectural designer can begin to sketch your dream finish. You are most welcome to choose your own architect or architectural designer. We would also be happy to make some recommendations.

Quantity surveyor costing and quotation
Once you’re happy with your concept design, our quantity surveyor will map a detailed analysis of costs and develop a plan for how you can maximise what you get out of your budget.

Project planning
Once we have finalised designs, approvals and documentation, we will scope out the project complete with sub-trades and construction schedule, subject to discussions with you and your approval.

Finalise design and building plans
Once you’re happy with the design and budget, we will work with your architect or our own suppliers to draft and confirm your detailed building plans. This will include all the technical specifications required for consent and construction.

Consultants and achieve council consents
Henry Brown will engage with any necessary consultants, such as surveyors and engineers, before submitting your design for council approval. We will also handle all the necessary paperwork along the way to save you the hassle.

Our builders and materials arrive on site and work gets underway. During construction, we will take care of all the details to make the process as hassle free and easy for you as possible, including dealing with all the required health and safety requirements, council inspections and your regular briefings.

Subject to a final inspection by you, we will apply for a Code of Compliance Certificate on your behalf, hand over the keys and throw you a house warming party.

Licensed Building Practitioners and Master Builders

The Oldest Building Company In New Zealand – Proven Quality, That Lasts

Henry Brown & Co Ltd. can assist you with all aspects of the building process including project management and dealing with the council.