There are literally hundreds of things that an architect does for you behind the scenes, but distilling it down, as a benchmark for success, what 5 key things should your architect have achieved for you before you start popping the champaigne? #1 Improved your life A big ask there for sure, but think about it […]
Can you spot the fence design mistake?
(A version of this article was published in The Press newspaper, Christchurch, and on the Stuff website on 4/7/2020) After “How much will it cost”, probably the second most common question I hear (once the shock has worn off) is; “how do I build it more cheaply?”. There are a bunch of options that can save you […]
This would have to be one of the most often asked questions I get. As always, the answer is ‘it depends’. Every project is different and there are hundreds of choices and factors that can affect cost. However as a starting point, the following scenarios may give you a ballpark idea at today’s (2017) prices. […]
Horror stories about poor construction standards in homes built during the 1980’s to early 2000’s dominated the news for many years. Popularly known as “leaky-building- syndrome “, this phenomenon sent shock waves through the New Zealand building industry and shivers down the spines of many potential buyers of houses built during that period. Many prospective […]