Investigation and research
The first step in our process is investigating your site in relation to District and Regional Plan rules, applicable acts such as Resource Management & Land Transfer Acts, and National Environmental Standards.
We have established good relationships with local planning authorities and work with local groups, undertaking a thorough process of consultation before proceeding. An understanding of legal issues such as title, party wall and rights of light is central to our work.
Next, design parameters are checked and a site plan is prepared. Your plan includes information about resource consent for land use or subdivision consent, the engineering services required and servicing constraints identified. Also, a topographical survey is performed.
As design professionals in our own right, we provide strong hands-on leadership so that our teams work together to focused objectives. These are influenced by what works for the market architecture of the area and through our evolving knowledge.
During this stage we seek approval for several things:
• Land use and/or Subdivision consent
• Discharge consent – sewer/stormwater
• Assess electricity and telecommunications requirements
• Engineering approval
• Deal to any objections to or changes of consent conditions.
Once consents are granted, contractors can start work. We are available throughout this process for consultation and monitoring of project elements.
Since construction management is one of our in-house skills, we are not strangers to any aspect of the construction process. We understand procurement methods, construction sequencing, practical duration and contract formulas. This comprehensive knowledge enables us to manage this phase of a project ourselves, applying our expertise to the procurement of materials and products, and to the effective management of contractors and sub-contractors.
Once the completed project has been confirmed to meet consent conditions, Section 224 Completion Certificate is obtained, the survey plan is lodged with LINZ and have a new title is issued.
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