The location of the home should create sunny, sheltered, outdoor entertaining spaces to the north and east if possible, to avoid the notorious westerly winds we get in Taranaki. In effect, we create the site first and then the house. The front entry and garage should ideally have level access. An entry, flanked by a beautiful garden, can soften the built form and create a welcoming gesture.
Various designs, space relationships and sizes are explored until we settle on the best solution. Designs are tested and evaluated. 3D computer modelling of the house is invaluable for the design development and client understanding.
We consider the town planning requirements for your site and advise on compliance or the need for resource consent for the preferred design.