Before commencing any building work where a Code Compliance Certificate needs to be issued, plans of the intended work need to be submitted to Council. We now provide a complete design/cost/manage/build solution from start to finish.

What can you expect? – your initial meeting will be with Aaron, a qualified and licensed Building Designer, Quoting Manager and qualified and experienced Builder. Having all three skills in a single person is extremely rare, and so we encourage you to take advantage of his skills.

Building Designer

We wish we had a dollar for every time a client has come to us with a set of plans they have had drawn up by an architect and have fallen in love with. The plans have been through the council. They’ve started contacting builders for a price and have quickly realised it will be double their budget! This happens all the time because, believe it or not, the architect and the builder have never spoken!

We’re different because we offer the benefits of architect and builder working together as a team from start to finish.

Builder Designer Nelson Tasman

A Building Designer fulfils the same role as an architect without being on the NZ Registered Architects Register. Most clients find that paying an hourly rate rather than a percentage cost of the job provides them with better value for money.

Aaron’s Building Design work is billable on an hourly basis, and if you use our company for the construction work we will very happily rebate a portion of his rate back to you.

In addition to submitting plans to Council for Building Permits, Aaron is also able to file Resource Consent Applications and in each case follow the process through to Code Compliance Certificate issuance Resource Consent approval.

Nelson & Tasman building designer FAQs

Can your building designer also do landscaping design?
Yes, in fact that is one of his specialties and you will find he does remarkable work.

Once your building designer has drawn the plans, can he also look after the application for a building permit to the council?
Yes, that is definitely part of the service and if you want that to be done on your behalf there’s a box to tick on the building design contract.

Can your building designer also manage resource consent applications?
Definitely. Again, there’s a box to tick on the building design contract if you’d like us to nurse an application through the council.