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Barry Connor Design specialises in thoughtful and well considered architectural design and has years of experience in crafting beautiful bespoke homes throughout New Zealand.


From concept to consent, Barry thrives on guiding his clients the entire way on their journey to their new home or renovation and prides himself on reducing delays and misinterpretations during construction by following a thorough process. He achieves this by working with you in two simple stages.


  • Barry will have an initial consultation with you to discuss your vision, ideas, thoughts and requirements for your project to gain an understanding of the overall scope.

  • During the next step, Barry will visit your site or section in order to understand the context for the design and evaluate any features of the landscape. This includes reviewing city plan guidelines and zoning requirements for the proposal and highlighting any potential resource consent or non-compliance issues right from the beginning.

  • Following the design brief and site study, the concept design of the project begins.

  • Barry will set up a shared Pinterest board with you in order to share ideas about the project. This forms a visual design brief for the project and can be a very useful tool for understanding your exact needs, likes and dislikes.

  • The concept design is usually presented at the Barry Connor Design office and during this time Barry will talk you through the concept and also show you a 3D presentation of the proposed design so you can get an even more in-depth feel for the final product.

  • At this meeting, Barry will provide you with your own printed sets of plans and a virtual 3D model of the concept design to take away so that you can digest the project and come back with any changes or queries.



  • Once the concept design has been priced and you are happy to proceed, the next stage moves into the process of compiling the building consent documentation.

  • All aspects of the consent application are included in the fixed price contract and this includes all plans, specification and consent application as well as liaising with any additional consultants such as structural engineers, geotechnical consultants, fire engineers etc.

  • This part of the process can vary depending on the level of detail required and the scope and size of the project.

  • Barry will be there to guide and assist you, and answer your questions throughout this process to make it as stress-free and efficient as possible to get you into your new home!

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