Specialising in bespoke new builds Dwell Homes is committed to delivering excellence in every project, each of which is architecturally designed and comprehensively project managed by director Bryan Doull.


Bryan works with interior designer and co-director Lena Doull collaborating closely from the outset of each project, developing ideas and design features to ensure that the architecture and interiors are cohesive and anchored.


Design brief

After an initial meeting to discuss the requirements for your project we will provide a design brief/appraisal including site conditions and developer’s covenants.

Each design is site specific and created individually depending on client brief and budget.

We liaise with the local authority to ascertain planning requirements which may require resource consent approval .

Working in close collaboration with the client the design and concept drawings of the project are finalised including floor plans, elevations and cost analysis.


Consent Documentation

We liaise with numerous professional consultants including structural and geotechnical engineering, surveyors, truss and frame manufacturer and specialised suppliers to provide a full set of working drawings and specified documentation for submission to the local authourity for building consent approval.

This includes liaising directly with the council to process requests for further information until consent is granted. This can take up to three months to achieve.



On approval of building consent we obtain the necessary insurance and Registered Master Build 10-Year Guarantee prior to commencing construction.

Over many years we have established a close working relationship with a number of licensed builders and skilled tradespeople who are familiar with the design expectations of each of our projects.

We draw on the knowledge and talent of each of our specialised subcontractors which results in a carefully considered, individually designed contemporary house offering resiliency and energy efficiency and built using sustainable construction methods.

We comprehensively project manage each project to ensure a high quality outcome and present the client with an intelligently designed and constructed house, completed to an exceptionally high standard.

“Bryan is a well organised individual with a wealth of knowledge. The design process was indeed thoroughly discussed and with his superb guidance my brief was seen to fruition easily. The plans were drafted with such organisation that within two months of my first meeting with Bryan, submission occurred. There was no doubt that the quality of the end product was beyond expectations. Most importantly, the experience of building, though stressful at times, went pleasantly well. What stood out was the high level of commitment from Bryan and his team. Their attention to detail and dedication to a high standard resulted in a build that was truly impressive. ”