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Plume Restaurant and Plume Cafe

Chris is a very promising, responsive young upcoming architect who is extremely professional and provides exclusive service to a project from start to finish with the best interests of the client in mind and can bring to the table a range of contractors and experts to work a project.

His designs are with quality and practicality in mind and follow the brief perfectly to the desired outcome.

I have used Chris for many projects now and would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody

Clyde Cooper

Borich House , Omaha

“We were building a new home for the first time and needed an architect. We knew wanted to use someone local but had no idea who.
We found Chris online and liked the look of his work, we were not disappointed.
Chris listened to our ideas and went ahead to design exactly what we wanted. He was only a phone call away and was very helpful.

We have had many great comments so far and would not hestitate to recommend Designpoint.”

Christine and Joe Borich
 

Taylor House Puhoi

Before we started this project, designing and building a large home comprising house, garage, and cottage in a  high wind zone area, a number of people tried to put us off, voicing among other things the bad experiences they had with their architects. We are pleased to say that this was not our experience.

Thank you for arranging for us to meet some of your previous clients who able to clarify issues for us. You provided excellent service throughout the design process being both obliging and thorough in answering our queries. There were no glitches getting the building consent. Your input into submitting our amendment for solar heating was timely and effective.

You listened to our ideas, guided our thinking and helped us capture the potential of the site. You have given us a beautifully designed home that meets all our criteria and maximises the views, nestling well into the topography and environment. Your design information was complete and easy for the builder to follow.

I wil be very pleased to act as a referee on your behalf 

Greg Taylor

 

Rangeley House Orewa

We are incredibly happy with the result that Designpoint acheived.

Chris' approach to designing our house was to first listen to our ideas and our way of living then turn those ideas into a very stylish and functional plan. This is the first time that we have built a house so we appreciate how Chris made the process simple through his clear communication

Nikki and I have found Chris and Brigid to be very professional and approachable. Their work has exceeded our expections and we won't have any hesitation in using them again or recommending their work

Thank you for your service in designing our new house

Cameron and Nicola Rangeley

Garden Re-design, Hibiscus Coast

My landscape project began as a 'simple' re-design of my front garden. But I soon realised that it was more complex and that it was going to be more expensive than I had imagined. I was out of my depth and so I asked Brigid for advice. It was a challenging project with the need to achieve privacy and at the same time protect views of the ocean. The result is a simple, elegant solution which: a) saved me money; b) added value to my home; and c) is easy care. I'm stoked with the result and I can't speak highly enough of the service I received from Designpoint. Brigid listened carefully to my brief, she had great ideas and provided sound advice. The result is miles better than I could ever have achieved on my own and I would definitely recommend Brigid to others.


Peter Winefield
Red Beach

Omaha Estuary Landscaping

We asked Brigid to design and oversee the implementation of our landscaping at our beach house in Omaha.

Brigid very quickly understood our vision and was able to create a stunning tropical garden.The whole process from the design right through to the management of the trades people was totally stress free for us as Brigid handled every aspect of the job very professionally.She was extremely easy to deal with, relaxed but efficient and we also had a lot of laughs along the way.We would welcome the opportunity to work with Brigid again and thoroughly recommend her services.

Reno & Dennise

 

Harvey World Travel

“Harvey World Travel shops are independently owned and operated businesses forming part of a national franchise network.
During 2008, the franchisees decided to embark on a bold rebrand to Harvey World Travel and Designpoint were contracted to re-design store interiors and exteriors. We had used the Designpoint team on many occasions in the past for previous projects and we have always found them to be extremely professional, providing excellent services to us and our franchise network.
We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others for similar work.”
 

Adrian Turner General Manager Harvey World Travel Franchise

 

Alterations to Chatham Ave House

Chris helped us reach the full potential of our house and section with our recent renovations. My wife and I found him personable, readily available and we are really pleased with the results of his designs. We understand that renovations are a challenge due to the restrictions and happily recommend him. Chris is better than an Architect.

Darryl McClay

Little Learners and Drury House

"At last an architect that listens to the client, isn't afraid to sort out the Council and delivers on time at a realistic price. A sound, practical design for my client's new day care facility, Little Learners. At the other end of the spectrum an incredible imaginative steel and glass super home for my modernistic glazing company operators in Drury."

Tony Brownett
Financial Advisor

Avril & John Robbins

"After having been let down by another architect Avril & I engaged Designpoint to provide architectural & plan services when planning to upgrade our house this year. Chris discovered some major Council planning infringements on the previous design done by our first architect, and was able to design alterations that achieved what we wanted. Chris provided good advice to a couple of novices, and after discussing our ideas was able to incorporate our wishes into the building along with a number of his sound suggestions.

Chris went on to refer us to an excellent builder who was willing & able to complete the major alterations to our home. We are most appreciative of this referral as finding competent, skilled and trustworthy builders in todays environment can be difficult. We certainly got one of the best.

We were very pleased with the service we received, along with their ready availability to discuss changes, liaise closely with our builder and handle all consent applications. Although only one third into the building project we can already see some of the benefits we will gain through obtaining Designpoints services.

All building projects can be stressful, a huge investment that you don't see the final outcome until the project is finished. We are very pleased to date & confident we know what the final building will look & feel like to live in, thanks to Chris & Brigid at Designpoint."

Avril & John Robbins
Phone 09 479 7212

Holiday Shoppe

Holiday Shoppe is one of NZ's largest retail travel chains and part of Gullivers Travel Group recently listed on the NZ stock exchange.

Over the last three years we have completed a merger with sister brand Budget Travel and refreshed the entire Shoppe network throughout NZ. This involved considerable renovation and upgrades at over 80 Shoppes and Designpoint were our selected contractor who handled not only the individual Shoppe plans but also managed the projects.

As a small team we have found Designpoint to be both personal and professional, providing excellent services to us and our franchise network.

They are still part of the family and continue to provide planning, fit out and project management services at a high level.

Digby Lawley
General Manager
Holiday Shoppe
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All Seasons Flowers

"Describing performance, on paper, to a third party is never an easy task and a fair picture is difficult to put across especially when you have someone of Chris's ability.

Chris has worked with All Seasons flowers on numerous projects over the past 5 years. This has included the initial aspects of design, through to construction of manuals and finally project management.

From my perspective, the Designpoint team, have at all times acted with integrity, professionalism and at all times kept our interest above all else.

The results have always been on time and all our requests have been delivered, beyond expectation."

John Ward
Director
All Seasons Flowers

Scotts Landing - West Street

It was a stressful time for us. We had put in a conditional contract on a valuable piece of waterfront land, with strict building and environmental constraints. Our sale and purchase agreement was conditional on us obtaining resource consent to build what we wanted, so we needed to meet with an architect and town planner promptly, in order to come up with a design for the site that complied with all the restrictions.

We contacted a local architect who met with the town planner and went to the site, but it proved impossible to get him to come up with any sort of design for us to work with. We were then approached by a designer who had heard we needed help, but it became clear to us after a period of time that he wasn't going to be capable of designing the complex home that we wanted, and was more interested in a project management role in the process. More time was wasted!

Chris was recommended to us by Wendy Milne, from Harveys Real Estate. She knew him as he has just moved to the area, so with some skepticism of the architectural profession, I finally called him. I'm really pleased I did! Chris saw us immediately and listened carefully to our brief. Within a few days he came back to us with exactly what we wanted.

He has proven to be a great help with all aspects of the project, and liaises closely with the engineers and other professionals to eliminate costly errors in a very challenging site. Because of the complexity of the project, Chris has been working on it since July last year, and we have established an excellent relationship with him.

We have no hesitation in recommending him to people - and are happy to have been able to do so, with excellent feedback.

Andrew Hall
Scotts Landing - West Street

Canterbury Designer Homes

We engaged Designpoint to design a transportable home series.They have always been professional, followed our brief clearly, and provided us with excellent designs within a tight timeframe. Their drawings are presented in a professional manner, with excellent detail, and are easy for our tradespeople to follow making construction a straightforward process.

The latest technology they use with 3D visuals is excellent for promoting the designs to our clients, and enables us to communicate and transfer documents with ease via email. They are a pleasure to work with, very friendly and helpful.

Rebecca Dobson
Administration Manager
Canterbury Designer Homes

Scotts Landing - East Street

We are very pleased with the service provided by Design Point. Chris was very approachable; he listened to our ideas and needs and came back with some good solutions for our family home. I would not hesitate to recommend Design Point to anyone needing residential architect services.

Angela Brangwynne.
Scotts Landing - East Street

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