Design and Build Hub launched in Newmarket


Jalcon Homes has launched a new initiative targeted at Auckland’s growing urban population — a Design and Build Hub — where all questions relating to building unique, architecturally-designed homes can be answered, promoting clarity and confidence in the design and build process.

Situated in the heart of Newmarket, the Design and Build Hub is open from 10am six days a week (closed Monday).

Featuring interactive displays and project examples available for budding new home owners to browse, the Hub will be staffed by design and build professionals at all times to offer expert advice.

Jalcon has identified critical stages in a project’s journey, from concept drawings to completed building, and has assembled a panel of experts to speak on the subjects.

They will share their valuable experience and insights in the Hub Talks Information Series, free, practical information-sharing sessions where people can learn about all aspects of designing and building a new home from the experts in their field.

Jalcon Homes chief executive Bruce McKinnon says the talks are essential for anyone considering designing and building a new home.

“Key themes discussed include obtaining council permits, estimating and controlling costs, concept, design and construction, and Auckland housing market perspectives from prominent guest speakers and more,” Mr McKinnon says.

“We believe Aucklanders should have a complete understanding of the design and build process right from the get go, so they are aware of what questions need to be asked at every stage in order to build their dream home.”

People also have the option to book a one-on-one consultation with an expert to discuss a specific project. This can be done via the web site, or at the Hub itself.

Consultations will provide people with a practical road map of “where to next”, and valuable insights to help get their plans underway.

For more information, or to register for a particular Hub Talk, visit

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