Building or renovating your home is a complex project made more difficult by ‘greenwashing’.  How do you separate truth from hype when it comes to health and sustainability?  Greenbridge’s expert home team walk beside you, using our experience to offer inspiring and regenerative outcomes that achieve your vision and meet your budget.  We can assist, whether you are renovating, tackling a new stand-alone house, or interested in a community-scale development.


Although custom design allows for bespoke solutions to suit peoples unique needs, the process results in significant upfront design costs, often without allowing the time necessary to properly consider performance, health & environmental impacts, or providing any certainty around the final build costs…

Greenbridge’s Healthy Home Plans have been developed to solve these challenges.  Having looked at what’s currently available in the market and not having found what we consider a good solution, we’ve combined the benefits from our best designs and our unique expertise, to develop a range of pre-designed plans that provide our clients with a range of home designs that deliver: lower design costs; healthier homes for to live in; better building performance; improved space use & storage; reduced ecological impact; and a defined build cost from the get go…

Initial plans are pre-selling now!

We’ve done the groundwork to develop a full range of twenty eight floor plans, across four different styles and have done the research to make sure we can deliver on our promises, to make green home design available for kiwis across New Zealand at around one fifth the cost of an equivalent custom design process.

After listening to feedback from our supporters and customers, we’ve chosen seven of these plans that range from a 55sqm one-bedroom home, through to a 135sqm four bedroom, mezzanine home and have developed these up to preliminary 3D models and specifications.  Early versions of two of these designs have previously been designed and built for our clients, so we therefore already have much of the detailing ready to complete these designs through to council consent documentation.

The next phase in the process, is working with customers and completing the remaining research and work required to develop these plans through to council ready plans.  We are therefore pre-selling plans to our supporters to clarify which two or three plans we will develop first.


Click the button above, to open our Healthy Home Plans page and find out more including: Watching our main Healthy Home Plan Video; that explains what we’re doing, how we’re doing it and why; Watch our 3D Guided Plan Walkthroughs of each of our seven initial designs; Listen to past Clients & Industry Experts Interviews to hear about their thoughts about what were doing and their experience of working with us; Access an overview of the first seven plans on offer; Find out what makes our plans different; and get involved in what were doing…


Although our Healthy Home Plans provide a great solution for most clients and sites, sometimes a Custom Design is still the best solution. A great home design is built on the foundations of a solid project brief, a clear understanding of the site, and knowing all relevant council and other restrictions for the site.  At Greenbridge, we design beautiful, healthy, high performance homes that consistently exceed our clients expectations.  Our team’s unique backgrounds mean we have an in-depth understanding of environmental build practices, along with the ability to create homes that maximise liveability, use space super efficiently, and minimise build costs.

Although each project and client is unique, the three tabs below outline our standard design service offers for custom home design.  Where appropriate you can mix and match the elements of each, or we can create a custom service to match your specific requirements…

Greenbridge can even help you build your healthy home.

$4995 – $9995 +GST 2D Concept Design Service

The Concept Design phase for your new home, focuses on the development of your homes floor plans.  Following a detailed brief taking, a site assessment and district planning research, we develop 2-3 floorplans that meet your design brief.

Multiple concepts are provided in order to: Explore what’s possible in a collaborative, co-design approach, for a more engaging process; It also allows us to deal with the consistant question “what if” – with this phase, being the cheapest time to do this; and it leverages on all the pre-design work done, to give you the best possible value for money.

Following a presentation of the concepts, we incorporate your feedback to develop a final concept plan that you are excited to move forward with…

$4995 – $9995 +GST 3D Developed Design Service

The first stage of developed design, is the generation of a black and white form & sun model of your new home.  This is used to check you like the direction we’re heading, before we go too far and help us make some of the big decisions around roof design, door & window placement etc…

Following a presentation, we use your feedback to guide the development of your design into a full interior/exterior model, with sufficient detail for us to prepare a pricing pack, including: dimensioned plans, key elevations, interior & exterior views, and a preliminary specification.

This pack allows your builder or quantity surveyor to provide an elemental estimate of your homes construction costs, for us to check we’re on track with your budget, before investing the time and money in the next stage of consent documentation…



Consent Documentation $9995 – $19995 +GST

The documentation of your new home includes a full set of consent drawings & specifications: to gain your building consent; used by your builder/quantity surveyor to generate final build costings; and  construction drawings for your builder.

Detail Design $POA

We can also provide detail drawings of interior elements such as: bathroom fit-out; kitchen & cabinetry design;  lighting design & specification.  Along with exterior elements like: decks; pergolas; wastewater system; rainwater harvesting; & solar power systems…

Homestar Rating $995 – $1995 + GST & NZGBC Fees

As Taranaki’s only qualified Homestar Assessors, we can provide Design and Built ratings, to: give surety of your homes performance; reduce running costs; and access lower interest rates with some lenders…

I've never felt so healthy, living in such a warm, dry home. It really does make a difference to your day-to-day well-being.

Darin Ramsey

Silver Award Winning Home
Great service and product. Very personable

Sue Kelly, Kaitaki Ranges

For-Sale Appraisal