Process involved

I offer a full service, but people can get off at any step on the way:

Site Selection

If you don’t already have a site, I can help you make up your mind, looking at solar access to the site, present and future site shading, access and services issues

Project Brief

Sitting down with you, the clients to hone down on exactly what you are after.

Sketch (Concept Design)

Until you are happy - Freehand but to scale floor and site plans, cross section(s), perspective(s)

Developed Design

3D architectural modelling of sketch design so you can see what is proposed from every angle, including inside

Working Drawings

Taking the basic ArchiCad model and working it up to give dimensioned Floor Plans, detailed Cross Sections, Elevations and Details, writing the specification.

Building Consent Application

       Dealing with requests for information from councils, making whatever modifications are necessary to obtain a building consent


Preparing Tender and Contract Documents, putting the job out to tender to three builders of known quality, replying to tender queries, receiving tenders, writing tender report and recommending a tenderer

Contract Administration

Arranging the signing of the contract, getting builder started, regular site meetings with clients and builder, site problem solving as required through to completion.  Receiving and carefully going through monthly progress payment claims from builder, providing progress payment schedules to clients to pay builder the amount due.

Handover and move in!

Three Month Maintenance Period overseeing, checking everything is working well, ensuring any minor defects are corrected, Final Payment to builder.


Example of the Process:

Ross Wilson House West Bank Motueka


Sketch Plans

Freehand but to Scale plans, Cross Section and Perspective

 crossection sketch  floorplan

Developed Design

with Computer Floor Plan and 3D images



Full rendering

This client requested special accurate renders in selected colour schemes



Consent and Contract Documents

Drawings and Specification: