Architectural Design 

Specialists in architectural design of new homes and alterations.

Architectural Design 

Specialists in architectural design of new homes and alterations.

ABOUT US

At Nest Architectural Design we're driven to design a place you're proud to call home.

Nest offers an affordable, responsive service to homeowners and builders in the Manawatu region. With our practical and design experience, we can make building, renovating and the consent application process easy.

We would love to work with you and your building ideas. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

 

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WORKING WITH US

We listen, we discuss, then we design. Read on to find out about our process outlined below. We will talk about these steps in more detail during our initial meeting.


Initial Meeting

A free, no obligation discussion about what you would like to achieve, what we can offer, how long it is likely to take and an estimate of likely design cost.


Design Brief

We will provide you with a proposal confirming the scope of the design project and costings.


Concept Sketches

It's time to start drawing. We form your ideas into preliminary sketches. Often there are changes at this stage, as sometimes it is not until we start to put things on paper that it is possible to see what works well and what needs improving.


Developed Design

Once we have agreed on the basic floor plan, we prepare more detailed drawings that include elevations to show what the house or alteration will look like from various angles.


Working Drawings

This is where we create a full set of plans and specifications needed by the local council in order to issue the Building Consent. With working drawings complete, you can begin to source quotes from builders and related tradesmen.


Building Consent

We will submit the working drawings to the Council on your behalf and answer any questions they may have. We monitor the Consent process to ensure it is issued as quickly as possible.


Construction

Once construction is under way it may be necessary to make a change to the plans. We can carry out a Minor Variation to present to the building inspector or if the changes are more significant, we can prepare an Amendment to the Building Consent.

OUR TEAM


Tim Smith

Director

Since he could piece two lego blocks together, Nest’s founder and director, Tim Smith wanted to design and create.  A Design 2 Licensed Building Practitioner, Tim formed Nest in 2015. His wealth of practical experience having spent 10 years as a licensed builder means that he understands the significance of each line he draws in a very practical way.


Lee Jenkins

Technical Director

Lee made the switch from aircraft engineering to architectural design in 2013. The sharp eye for detail he honed in the Air Force was put to great use across several major commercial construction projects in Palmerston North. Lee joined the Nest team in 2018. His greatest satisfaction comes from delivering affordable but innovative design solutions for clients.


Nick Dalton

Architectural Designer

Nick brought 13 years experience as a builder with him when he joined the Nest team in 2017. He’d always loved helping clients to capture their house design ideas. Now as an architectural designer he can apply his practical knowledge of what works and what doesn’t to give homeowners and their builders a head start in the design process.


Richard Houlahan

Senior Architectural Designer

Richard naturally finds himself involved in various musical and sporting activities, often with his family, throughout the Manawatu. As a Design 2 Licensed Building Practitioner with 17 years of architectural design experience in residential and commercial buildings across the country, Richard brings a deep knowledge of design, construction and town planning solutions to the team.


Kathy Brunton

Architectural Office Support

Kathy has always had an interest in house design and started drawing house plans in a maths book as a child. She has recently designed and built her own home in Feilding and is now integrating her past experiences to provide exemplary support to the Nest staff and clientele. Having been through the process herself, she works to ensure the design phase is as smooth as possible.

Nest Architectural Design
38 Fergusson Street
Feilding 4702
022 370 3865
info@nestdesign.co.nz




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