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Architectural Design

We are happy to quote for the construction of your new home, whether it be contemporary or traditional in style, from existing plans drawn by an architect or designer. Please make sure they are Licensed Building Practitioners holding at least a Design 1 Licence.


If you have created your own sketches you can make use of our design services to create comprehensive construction drawings that meet Council Consent.


Have some old plans or photographs? Talk to us we can help make them a reality.


In addition to our custom home design service we are offering a selection of already designed homes for you to choose from.

We have purchased over 100 house plans and are making them compliant with the New Zealand building code.


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Dept of Building LBP: Designer

From 1 March 2012 critical building work that is known as Restricted Building Work, must be done by an LBP (Licensed Building Practitioner) This includes design work. We hold a Design 1 licence and carry out Design work on Cat. 1 & 2 Buildings. Click the DBH link for full details of the LBP scheme and what it means for you as a client.


We can prepare your plans and Building Consent application and submit to council for Building consent. If you need a Resource consent we can take care of that also.


We hold licences in Design, Site and Carpentry so are able to carry out the entire process of your new build, from start to finish including the design, the site and project management and the construction work.


New character & heritage style homes

  • Specialists In Authentic Buildings Mustard Construction Limited specialise in the design and construction of new character & heritage homes. We love old buildings, but it is not always possible to save them, so we build new versions which have all the character and authenticity of the period but with the construction techniques and comforts of the 21st century.
  • Can't Find That Villa? If you have been looking for an old villa or homestead, but can not find them in the right area for you, or find they are too costly to repair to a confident standard, then give us a call and talk to us about a new 'old' home: a warm, draught free character home that meets the new building code.
  • PROFILE David Bircham is a Qualified Carpenter & Joiner and also a licensed Architectural Designer based in Dunedin, Otago on the South Island of New Zealand. He is a professional member of ADNZ (Architectural Designers New Zealand) and the Director of Mustard Construction.
  • 10 YEAR BUILDING WRRANTY Mustard Construction has sucessfully fulfilled Stamford Insurance quality assurance criteria and has been appointed as a Stamford Approved Builder. Projects undertaken by us are eligible for insurance with Loyd's of London

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To Create A Character Home

We manufacture the following from our own designs: