Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, I am a Licensed Building Practitioner. License Class Design D2. 

No, I am a qualified Architectural Draughtsman. I qualified with a N.Z.Q.A Certificate in Architectural Draughting, completed in 1997.

In a typical job you could expect the following professions to be involved;

  • Designer / Draughtsperson
  • Surveyor
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Truss manufacturers
  • Planner if a Resource Consent is required
  • Waste Water Engineer if a septic tank is required
  • Council

We cost each job on a job by job basis. There are many factors that can influence the overall cost of a job. Along with other things, these could include;

  • Size and complexity of proposed work.
  • Design of proposed work, simple or complicated.
  • The number of different claddings proposed. A house with multiple claddings requires more work than a house with a single cladding type.
  • Site complexities i.e slope, shape, size, geotechnical issues, location of public drains, site covenants etc.
  • Does the proposed work require a Resource Consent?
  • Is the proposed house single level or multiple levels?
  • The number of client revisions made during the process.
  • Council fees.
  • Auckland Transport vehicle Crossing Fee. If a new crossing is required.
  • Watercare fees. Is a new water meter required, or is approval for building close to a public drain required.
  • CCTV of public drains if required.
  • Etc.

If there is anything else you would like to know about working with Andrew Duff Architectural Limited, please get in touch. We are always happy to answer questions.

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