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It starts with a dream. Dont forget to dream and have fun getting to understand what you want to feel like in your new home. 

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Below are the basic general steps as outlined in the slide graphic above



Design Advise Consultation

This is "What do I want to do" stage. This is a design brief exercise and planning stage and we talk about many things including your budget, the build budget, timeframes, and your aspirations and wish list.  I understand this can be a stressful and confusing process to embark on, and I am here to help you using my skills, experience, and knowledge as much as I can. 


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Concept and Developed Design 

The next step is to start to see what this design brief looks like in 3Dimensions on your site. This is the Concept Design and Developed Design Stages or the "What does this look like" stage. Through this process we develop your architectural drawings and plans into more detail about what your dream looks like. We can also get an estimated cost of the build, to see that we are tracking in alignment with your budget. And it’s a great stage to start talking to lenders and banks to get more certainty. 

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Building Consent Documentation

Next, we get really detailed and document instructions in the form of technical architectural drawings and plans on how to build your dream home. This is the "How this goes together” stage. While we get permission to build from your Building Consent Authority, we bring your builder (if they are not already on the team) into the team so he can start his process to build your dream home. This set of plans and architectural drawings form the instruction set to your builder, so he knows what he needs to do to create your vision. It also forms the basis of what he uses to give you a contract price for your job.

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On Site Observation

On site your dream starts to develop before your eyes. I am still here, giving you and your builder support, offering advice and ensuring that those dreams you started with are really happening in alignment with your original aspirations. Sometimes things are changed on the Architectural drawings and plans, and I am here, advising on the best way to go about this and liase with council on any amendments that need to be made.  

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Then that day arrives, you open the door of your new dream home and step inside. The ultimate goal is that what is realised exceeds your aspriations and your expectations stated at the begining of this process. Thats whats my goal is for your project. 


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