Been daydreaming about building your own dream home? Does the enormity of a new build scare you and set you back in your tracks? It’s normal to feel both excited and scared about building your dream home. That’s why the team at Moore Design has created this simple guide to give you a clear indication of what to expect when building your dream Wellington home. 

When it comes to building, careful consideration and planning is required, after all, building a new home is most likely one of the biggest investments you’ll make. With any investment, you’ll want to be fully aware of all the moving parts before jumping right in. 



It all starts with a vision. When you close your eyes what do you imagine your dream home looking and feeling like? Often many clients know that they want to build but are very unclear of what their dream home consists of. To help fine-tune your dream aesthetic ask yourself: 

  • What are your family’s needs? Is your family still expanding? Do you have aging parents?
  • What are your non-negotiables? What features or spaces are absolutely necessary for your new home?
  • What type of home do you envision? Are you building a luxury build or something that feels more homely and suitable for children?

Getting these thoughts down on paper is a great first step. Not only will it help you fine-tune your dream aesthetic but, it will help architects and draughtsmen later down the line. Creating a visual mood board can also be a very beneficial exercise when exploring your dream aesthetic. 


Get in touch with the professionals 

Once you have a rough idea of what you want, it’s time to get in touch with the professionals at Moore Design for an initial consultation. Don’t worry if you are still up in the air about a few things. Our house designers want to hear your goals and aspirations for your project. We will advise you with the best information regarding budget and timeframes and all the overwhelming stuff in between. At Moore Design, is it our mission to ensure that your new build is one that is seamless and stress-free.


Pre-design and analysis

Once you’ve had your initial consultation with the team at Moore design, your architect and draughtsmen will start to gather key information. Such information will include:

  • Certificate of titles 
  • Drainage plans 
  • Zoning and town planning 

To help your architect and draughtsmen, ensure you provide this information or help in finding it. It is crucial to have this sort of information to avoid any confusion later on. Your architect may need to have your site surveyed to further investigate contours boundaries and any issues with existing watercourses, soil type, and planting. 

Want to know what comes next in the process of building your dream Wellington home? Tune into the second part of our beginner’s guide, later on in the month.