Hi all, looking for recommendations for an Architect or Draftsman in the Auckland region.
We are looking to have some plans drawn up for an upcoming build for our family.
Any help or personal experience would be much appreciated
We have been using John Worsfold - lovely guy and good draftsman in West Auckland and did a great job with our plans.
Is there any architect / Draughtsman recommendations in Wellington ?
The key with getting an architectural draftsman (ours was Marion at mmdesign.co.nz) is that they know the building code including specific local council stuff! I find they generally do though. I generally avoid actual architects unless starting a new build or special complex requirements, and use a draftsman for extensions, alterations and renovations. Architects always seem to want to expand the scope and price of a project (but you do end up with something rather nice).
I'm an architect working for a firm in Wellington so can probably give a little advice if required.
There are literally hundreds of architects in the Auckland region but my biggest advice would be to treat the exercise of meeting with them like an audition. It's your money, and they have to appreciate your design/price sensibilities or it won't be an enjoyable time for anyone. If they can't show you examples of their work then proceed with some level of caution. Moreso if what they are showing you isn't what you like
Architecturally designed homes will run anywhere from $5000/m2 upwards. A bulk home builder would be half that or lower but I would argue (obviously) would not provide the same level of service/quality of home.
If you know what you want and don't necessarily care about having something bespoke and taylored to you then a draughtsman would be more than capable. If you care about the design side a little then you can look at an ADNZ member.
thanks you for the advice. Could you please share the details of the firm in wellington. I would like to have a chat ?