The Coolhouse process is streamlined to simplify the design and build process outlined with 6 steps.

1 Get in touch

Meet and discuss your brief and the process of owning a Coolhouse.  We can either meet in our Auckland office or for a small fee come to site.

• Discuss your needs, the design options and consider any design modifications

• Review the site for any technical or feasibility issues

• Finalise the brief and clarify the budget

• Outline the Coolhouse process and what you can expect


Commencement of the design phase.  

• Develop plans and elevations as concept sketches based on brief and the site.

• Review Council planning regulations and any site or resource consent issues 

• Cost estimate allowing for site works, construction, project management plus any specialist consultants required

• Geotech report and site survey provided

3 Detailed Design & Council Consents

Concept designs are developed to full working drawings, incorporating input from appropriate consultants such as engineers, geotechnicians, etc. 

• Applications for Building Consents are made

• Specify finishes and fittings for the interior

• Reconfirm project costs based on final drawings and outline a timeline for construction

• Obtain building consent and resource consent if required

4 Contract to build

You will be presented with a QS estimate and a NZS.3910 or a NZIA-SCC 2018 building contract. 

• A signed contract and 20% deposit of the estimated cost is required to proceed to construction.

• A detailed timeline of your build will be established

• Your Project Manager and Construction team will be appointed and introduced

5 Construction

The site preparation begins ready for construction.

• Essential services installed and foundations laid

• As required install water and/or septic tanks

• Your Coolhouse will be constructed and completed to your specifications

6 Post Construction

Move into your completed home.

• Code of Compliance

• 10 year Master Build Guarantee

• 15 year Weathertight Warranty

Talk to us about next steps.