Please see our Design Process page for more information about our process.
Costs vary greatly and are dependent on the size and complexity of your project, and the extent of the service you require. As an approximate guide for a new house, we suggest that 5-10% of you budget should be allocated for the architectural fees. We always provide you with a written quote which requires your confirmation before we proceed with the project.
For a small renovation or simple new house you may not, otherwise for most projects you will probably require one or more of the following:
Surveyor - provides site levels and a contour drawing
Structural Engineer - design of specific building elements.
Quantity Surveyor - project cost estimates
Interior designer/Colour Consultant
Other specialist consultants (Geo Technical, Heating, etc)
We usually arrange these consultants on your behalf.
Most of our work is undertaken locally on the Kapiti Coast, but we frequently have projects in the greater Wellington region. We have also successfully worked in other areas of New Zealand (including Horowhenua, Manawatu, Wanganui, Hawkes Bay, Marlborough and Nelson). We have even had a couple of overseas projects. With CAD drawing and the internet we have the capability to work well beyond our immediate vicinity.
Yes - view our Commercial page for more information.
Yes we can. Locally, we have a good relationship with a number of builders. We prefer a negotiated or design/build type contract. We are also happy to work with a builder that you have arranged or we can put the job out for tender.
The Consumer Build web site www.consumerbuild.org.nz is a useful resource about designing and building.
Do you have a question? Please contact us. We guarantee to reply to genuine contact requests.