Architectural Services

An innate passion for the creative process, a strong work ethic plus a willingness to tackle anything from small alterations to entire developments reinforces that Chris truly considers no job is too big or too small.

Chris enjoys the challenge of capturing his clients’ vision, translating it into working drawings and then guiding the process smoothly through the design and documentation stage to the end of the project. Chris prides himself on transforming the dreams that are brought to him into a tangible reality, affording his clients a stress free and enjoyable experience.

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Meet & Greet

Chris Brown Design Ltd offers a free on-site meeting. In this initial stage, Chris himself will meet with potential clients in order to discuss their hopes and expectations. One of the benefits of choosing a small company is that the client can rest assured that contact with Chris will not stop here – Chris will personally oversee the project through from beginning to end. After the meeting a fees estimate will be produced, which breaks down the process and the cost per stage.

Capturing the Dream

The first step in the visual process is to produce a preliminary plan, which includes a basic floor plan and a site layout. Next comes the developed floor plan and elevations, and at this stage there is the option for the client to select the three-dimensional model of the building. By using ArchiCAD – the latest computerised design application – the client is able to see on paper how their home will look, thereby assessing the aesthetics of their home and the feasibility of the layout simultaneously.

The Process

When tweaks and changes have been made, Chris and the team will start on the working drawings. Once these have been produced they are submitted to council (which is a process Chris can handle if that is the preference) before being put out to tender. With a sound understanding of the NZ Building Code and NZ Standards, liaising with consultants, Council and the builders themselves is smoothly and deftly dealt with. Once consent has been issued construction can begin.

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“Thank you for the well detailed plans and information. I can appreciate the amount of work which has been carried out to this great standard of presentation…

…Again, thanks for the great set of plans.” Building Consent Processor

Western Bay Council

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