‘USP’ is an abbreviation you might commonly hear in business and it stands for ‘Unique Selling Point’. For companies, it simply means having something that your competition doesn’t. Something that sets your company apart from your rivals in the eyes of customers.

Design Builders was founded over 25 years ago in by Andy and Brenda Bell, when they built a home for their first client. Right from the start, Andy and Brenda had a clear vision for the company and, you could say, a USP.

Now as then, we design and build superb one-off homes. There are no catalogues or templates. Each home we create is a one-off, designed uniquely for you, our client. Following a step-by-step process, we work with you, to your brief, and we design, plan and create a custom home for you, inspired by you, built for you.

What’s in a name

Of course, there’s more to it than that, and the clue is in our name. We take care of both the design and build of your new home. We have an in-house design team comprising a registered architect and architectural designers. 

We know from research that people tend to think of owning a unique home as something out of their reach, thinking, “I’m just going to go with this group home builder because that’s within my budget,” or “I can’t go to an architect because it’s too expensive”. Design Builders is challenging that thinking by putting architecturally-designed homes in reach for more New Zealanders. You get the best of both worlds – a beautiful custom home at a sensible cost. Talk to us, you might be pleasantly surprised at what can be done.

Introducing Design Builders Services

Our design team bring a perfect balance of creative flair and can-do practicality to every project to make sure that our regional offices have all they need to create an outstanding, unique home for you. This is immediately more cost-effective than going to a separate architectural practice.

The design team come under a group called Design Builders Services, which is led by our General Manager, Aaron Thompson, and our resident Architect and Design Manager, Renee Woods. Together, they have over 20 years’ industry experience, and they and their talented team work hard behind the scenes helping to create a home built around you, just for you.

Aaron says: “This integrated approach controls the costs for our clients, and it means that we can focus on doing the very best job for the client”.

Incidentally, we also look after other aspects of our business ourselves, including marketing, IT, health and safety, administration, accounting and operations, and more. This again means that we can keep costs under control, and that’s good for our clients.

Putting architecturally designed homes in reach

We like to think that Design Builders is making architecturally designed homes more accessible to New Zealanders. We link the uniqueness of an architect with the buying power and efficiencies that group house builders deliver. This means our clients get the best of both worlds. We are a ‘one-stop shop’ that creates unique, handcrafted, one-off homes designed and built around our clients.

If you would like to know more about how we can create a home built around you, a good next step is to have a no-obligation chat with one of our regional partners, please get in touch right here.