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How to start your new home or alteration project

If you are unsure where to start for your dream home or renovation, we make it easy.


Many of our clients have never worked with an Architect or Designer before and the idea of starting at the beginning can be daunting. We're here to help you take that first step. 

Step 1

Download our free guide to choosing an architect. This will aid you in being prepared for your first meeting, what to ask and what you might be asked. 

Step 2

Book an initial consultation with us. This is an opportunity to meet each other, ask lots of questions and see if we get along. 

Not sure about your project?

Use our experience, knowledge and contacts to help determine whether a potential project is worth pursuing.  

To start your reclad, commercial or medium density project

Weathertightness, Commercial and developer led medium density projects are quite different and require a bespoke approach from the beginning.

The best place to start is by booking an initial consultation with us. 

Vista Cres Multi-unit

Conversion of an existing house into two apartments

This is the second project I've engaged HWA for. I wouldn't have gone back if I wasn't happy the first time - and this project has been just as successful. Happy to (and frequently do) recommend HWA - just as long as he doesn't get so popular and busy that he can't work on my next projects.

- Lance Jensen

Lets meet to get started

We offer a no cost introductory meeting for property owners looking to undertake projects within New Zealand.

The meeting can be virtual, via zoom or phone, or we can meet in person at our office, the project site or a local cafe. 

It is advantageous that you have read the relevant investment guide and the prepare to engage an architect documentation before our meeting.

Use the booking form to the right to select a time and day that suits you. 

Don’t see a time that suits? Send us an email with times and days that suit you and we’ll confirm availability within 48hrs. 

We look forward to hearing about your project and understanding how we may be able to help. 

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