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Investing in a commercial building project is all about maximising returns and keeping maintenance to a minimum.  While we bring our same design ethics and expertise to any commercial building project, it’s also very important to us that you are able to effectively maintain your building and, thus, ensure the future value of your asset for years to come.

With this goal in mind, we provide all our commercial clients with a comprehensive maintenance manual and programme.  This covers all componentry of the building to help you maintain warrantees, and protect yourself from any risk of failure.

Bringing in sustainable building practices such as best use of all available natural resources as well as modern products and technology, are also an important factor in keeping your maintenance and general building running costs to a minimum.

It is all about intelligent thinking, clever design and fool-proof construction.  Fortunately for you, these are all areas we excel in.

Our Process for Commercial

> Initial Consultation – this obligation-free, complimentary service includes:

  • Getting to know each other
  • Discussing your requirements and what you are looking to achieve
  • Discussing ideas and initial recommendations we can bring to the table
  • Offering you an initial proposal for consideration

> Pre-Design – this includes:

  • Undertaking due diligence in regard to the district/city plan 
  • Site visit – upon acceptance of our initial proposal
  • Research and investigation
  • Further consultation with you to define the design brief
  • Redrawing your site and existing structures
  • Collaborating with any required outwork professionals in order to obtain further information (if required)

> Concept Design – this includes:

  • Preliminary concept and spatial sketch planning
  • Producing a preliminary design that relates to your brief
  • Presenting this and consulting with you in developing the design
  • Producing a developed design that meets your requirements before being signed off for Detailed Design

> Detailed Design – this includes:

  • Liaising with any sub consultants eg. structural engineer, land surveyor, etc
  • Producing a full set of detailed working drawings for construction and consent - the best this industry has to offer (the graphic call-outs shown here are typical of our drawings to ensure all information is clearly understood and addressed where required)
  • Producing the detailed specifications and supporting information
  • Preparing all consent applications and supporting information to be lodged
  • Attending the lodgement meeting and submitting the building consent 

> Project Observation – this includes:

  • Being available when and as required to provide additional information to the contract documents in relation to any potential variations
  • Weekly site visits throughout the duration of the construction phase to assist in meeting the project requirements
  • Producing and supplying a weekly site report to all key stakeholders identifying any areas of concern
  • Attending all contract works meetings as required in the construction contract in order to assist the team in reaching completion
  • Amending any details or information on the plans where required, in order to reflect the actual construction process on site
  • Submitting any variations or amendments to the plans or specifications for resource consent, in order to gain the code of compliance certificate
  • Holding a final site inspection to assist in identifying any defects once construction is completed but before trades people are signed-off

> Building Operations Manual & Maintenance Programme – this includes:

  • Collating all final plans, consents, specifications, amendments, producer statements, warrantees, instruction manuals, etc
  • Detailing a recommended Maintenance Programme based on the above information
  • Organizing everything into an easy reference folder for future use

> 3D Modelling (Optional) – this includes:

  • A 3D visual of your site and home design
  • Application of selected textures that reflect the direction of the design
  • 3D perspectives which accurately portray the building
  • Solar animations that show the effects of the sun at any time of the day or year

*Nb. This is our standard, general process which is then tailored to suit your needs, and itemised in your estimate for consideration.