Preliminary Design

Preliminary Design

Following on from the Project Establishment phase, Preliminary Design undertakes a thorough investigation of the district plan rules for your area, investigating local hazards, rules, design constraints and more. On renovation projects, we often join this phase, and the concept design phase if the project doesn’t require a full phase for investigation and preliminary design. 

If there are local bi-laws for your property, these are investigated at this stage also. By this point in  your project, we generally have an understanding of whether or not a Resource Consent will be required and if we need to engage a planner to work through the Resource Consent with us. 

We undertake a bulk and location based design at this stage to provide a framework for your Resource Consent (if required) and Concept Design stages. This gives us the overall scale, and the general look and feel of your home.

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