OUR PROCESS

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Design

Pre-Design involves an initial site visit & client briefing. We prepare an NZIA Architects Agreement for Services, and begin investigating current district plan rules and constraints. An existing Site measure is undertaken and a 3D model of existing buildings (where applicable) is prepared.

During Concept Stage we prepare 1-2 concept designs (unless otherwise stated). These may include Site Plan, Floor Plan, 3D veiws and a 3D walk-through model. We then meet with the clients and discuss any feedback.

Preliminary Design stage is where we discuss and develop the Concept Design in finer detail and review whether additional sub-consultants or services may be required (ie. Structural Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, Resource Consent application etc.).

Preliminary
Design
Pre-Design
 
Concept
 
Preliminary Design

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Develop &

Document

Develop Design
 
Documentation
 
Building Consent

Develop Design involves developing the drawings including determining structural elements, bracing, buildability of construction elements and outlining material selections

Is where we complete the drawings for Building Consent and discuss construction pricing methods and potential candidates for the build.

Here we prepare and compile the Building Consent application and relevant documentation. We lodge the Building Consent with the relevant council on the clients behalf and respond to further queries the council may have regarding the application.

Here we issue “For Construction” drawings and documents to the contractor, undertake administration of the project construction and undertake observation of the Construction Contract. This stage includes monitoring time and costs, as well as assessing the completion of the final built project.
Procurement & Pricing
Contract Administration & Observation
During the Procurement & Pricing stage, we help guide the client through pricing options and Contractor communications to price the work, including compiling and reviewing pricing documents.
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Additional

Services

  • Homestar Assessment and rating

  • 3D Rendering  for marketing purposes

  • Interior design / Mood boards

  • Drafting for other consultants

  • Other – just ask, we have a range of skills and we would be happy to help where ever we are capable.

Additional Services

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For a more comprehensive outline of these stages,

Download our Guide to Services information sheet here

GET IN TOUCH

If you would like to get in touch with us, please do not hesitate to give us a call or email. 

We offer a free initial site visit or meeting.

To make the most of this meeting, we recommend filling out the New Client Form below, with some basic information about your project. ​​