North Shore minor dwelling specialists

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Whether it’s an investment move, a solution for a teenager needing their own space or a way to look after your parents or in-laws, building a minor dwelling is a win-win solution to a myriad of financial and living situations. Refresh Renovations North Shore can provide you with a design and build which perfectly suits your needs.

How can Refresh support me in designing and building a minor dwelling?

Refresh’s North Shore minor dwelling specialists provide a bespoke design and build process which helps property owners to easily achieve a high-quality result within a defined budget. Our services include:
- Granny flat designs + builds
- Airbnb/bed and breakfast renovations
- Site assessment
- Planning and council consent applications
- Project management
- Interior decorating
- Kitchen installations
- Bathroom installations 

How much will my project cost?

Refresh designs and builds to your specifications and budget - working with you to create a final result which is feasible, attractive and practical. The final cost will depend on a range of factors including your ideas, your budget, council consent, materials, labour, site assessments and service connections. All costs included, building a minor dwelling generally starts from around $200,000. Your minor dwelling specialist will be able to provide you with a cost estimate and fixed-quote accurate to your specific requirements.

Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a cost estimate accurate to your specific requirements, please consult your local Refresh Renovations specialist.

Will my project require council consent?

Depending on the zone of your property, you will most likely need to attain building and resource approval from the council. Refresh can take care of the planning and council consent application process for you, ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with local regulations and the Auckland Unitary Plan

What are the benefits of including a second building on a property?

People choose to build minor dwellings for a variety of personal and financial reasons. Minor dwellings provide a straightforward solution for families who require more space and accommodation. They also serve as a cost-effective option for first-time homebuyers. There is a growing interest in small houses and minimalism, so some people may be drawn to the idea with this in mind. For many, the decision to build a second dwelling is an investment choice. They may choose to subdivide their property and rent out the second dwelling in order to enjoy a passive income. 

Find out more

If you would like to learn more about how Refresh can help you with the design and build of your minor dwelling, please get in touch to arrange a free consultation. 

All Refresh Renovations franchises are independently owned and operated.