When we talk about the best design for a new development, there’s far more to consider than just architectural aesthetics. Our experience now provides our present clients with over 200 plans to work from, but also an understanding of the diverse roles and background of everyone involved.
For some, it’s the rising cost of construction, while others are greatly concerned with environmental impact and aesthetic design of a development. Neither is without its justification, and as a team that work across every area of the development process, we tailor our service to reflect the importance of each part.
Residential construction prices rose in the June 2018 quarter and, while total building volume adjusted upward by 0.5 per cent following an identical fall earlier this year in March, construction prices rose 1.1 per cent for both residential and non-residential projects.
With high government interest and a drive for new developments across the country, building costs may continue to rise. One way of mitigating risks in budgeting for construction is to look at proven plans and designs that make the most of a site and its potential. Our range of designs means we can arrange and incorporate individual lots in whichever way they work best, which locks neither your budget or your design aesthetic into a single box.
As part of our commitment to providing unmatched service, we keep up with all trends throughout the industry, which keeps our team aware of what is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. We’ve seen many evolutions within the industry over the years, and recognising these transitions ensures we continue to deliver industry-leading developments across New Zealand which are marketed for success.
Understanding the ecological impact of your development can help with selection on design solutions. Materials are always an important part of the project. Sustainability and the social appeal play a major role in many developments across the country, this is why your chosen materials play an important part when marketing your development. The value of a broader perspective can help prevent wasted costs through building materials.
Recently, Dunedin City Council finalised its second-generation district plan (2GP), which guides the intent for development in the area over the next 10 years. The plan includes large rezoning of land for new residential housing developments, and roughly 1,200 homes to occupy the space.
In parallel to this great news for anyone considering a new development, another story emerged of a lengthy development approval battle. One developer was engaged with council for 14 years, in an attempt to gain approval for development of a 34-lot subdivision in the area. This illustrates the importance of knowing your development area, and having a positive relationship with council where you understand the requirements before going through the process.
Our team is diverse, but work together to provide a unified service. This is how we manage to deliver on housing development projects all across New Zealand – our knowledge and understanding of individual regions, the land, and the local councils brings together the collective experience of our entire team.
We know the importance of working with local councils and understanding their requirements for a project. A separate team is solely dedicated to managing this throughout the country, handling queries for clients and organising all documentation to reduce the time spent waiting for approval.
Our entire range of services looks to cover any query or concern you might have from start to finish. We have years of experience working with all different expectations, requirements, and designs. The benefit of our teams falling under the ASAP Plans banner is the unified knowledge and reliable processes shared between each of our staff.
Whether you want to discuss reducing construction costs across a large development, or you’re looking to incorporate high-quality architectural design into a project while staying under budget – we’re here to talk.