Here at ASAP Plans, we’ve worked on many projects over the years. While our team are constantly striving to remain up to date with their expertise & knowledge across the large-scale housing development market in New Zealand, we show the same consideration to keeping our clients informed as well.
Today, we’ll look at some of the common pitfalls developers can experience, including what to expect from the Resource Consent & Building Consent process, how to speed this up to prevent wasted time & money, along with how to keep your focus clearly on your own project to ensure a high-quality housing development meets the expectations of your market.
While it’s easy to look at the negatives to point out all the potential risks or failures that can come with a poorly planned & executed development, at ASAP Plans our team look to empower your decisions through experience & knowledge.
This experience helps fill the knowledge gaps across a project, providing a greater understanding of both your market & your product. Many of our clients have extensive knowledge on their product & design ambitions, but understandably may not be aware of the perfect fit for these in their chosen area to build.
We believe that individual attitudes by councils & communities shouldn’t require a constantly changing design, but rather a refined understanding of the target market – how to efficiently, appropriately deliver & exceed on council expectations.
Our team can help identify the need for specific requirements in a given area across New Zealand, so you can plan your development for success before we take it to council for Resource Consent & Building Consent approval. This includes – but is not limited to – our understanding of the approval process, the appropriate build quality & characteristics of a development most suitable for the area of your choice.
Importantly, we understand the small details, the tricky situations, how best to navigate these on a case-by-case basis instead of applying a common solution that may not always work best. One example of this is a deep understanding of which zone a development will be in, along with what is permissible in that zone by local council. Recognising what is permitted in an area is a large tell of what can be applied for in your Resource Consent & Building Consent.
Our team use their experience & wide range of skills to simplify the housing development process – providing an experienced overview of the important elements in a project to make it successful, while also helping our clients avoid over-complicated planning. This ensures you remain on track to create the project you originally envisaged – it’s always better to be unique & memorable than just the best iteration of something common.
Delivering on the demands of a niche market provides multiple complications & obstacles. However, displaying to a community that you’re spending time & resources to keep an area’s atmosphere intact, while developing a site that provides new vibrant housing, can assist with this process. Beyond that, this will help establish you as the inspiration for other unique projects, something New Zealanders value above repetitive, ordinary ideas. We’re a unique country – we champion our individual style better than anywhere else in the world.
This is just as crucial to understand when dealing with local councils. We often say that the single greatest potential time-waster for our clients is the Resource Consent & Building Consent process, where not enough attention put into knowing an area & its demands can lead to potentially endless delays. our team are working with councils on a daily basis across the country, we pride ourselves on getting developments approved & ready to build as quickly as possible. We know local councils are simply looking for the best project most-suitable for the place they love to call home.
We know it’s not possible to skip steps in the process. We value the trust placed in our team by our clients in our approach to the approval process – we return this trust with excellent results.
Our team of experts take care of any queries from your local council, will provide the correct documentation & supporting information, alongside dealing with any issues that may arise.
If you’d like to know more about our services & work with a team helping get unique large-scale housing developments off the drawing board & into the construction stage, contact ASAP Plans today to learn more. We know who to talk to get things done.