"For the last two years we have been working through the challenging process of coming up with plans to renovate our house. The scale of our renovations has changed over this time and we have been very careful to make sure that whatever we did was consistent with part of a long term big picture.
During this process we have had concept plans drawn up by one architectural firm, proposals that we rejected from another, and then a draughting company that we engaged and then had to disengage because of unacceptable performance. We then engaged Darren Gubb Design and while we were starting to form a reasonable picture of what we wanted we were in need of someone to give us confidence to progress. We have recently received building consent and will begin construction in October 2013.
Throughout the entire process Darren has been extremely patient and professional in dealing with us. We have had to change and re-arrange the floor plan a number of times, certainly more than expected, and he has been incredibly accommodating throughout. He has offered ideas along the way but also been very receptive to our ideas and ideas we have collected from friends, builders, and family architects. We would happily work with Darren again.
I would be happy to answer any queries about our project and lessons we have learned
“We have commissioned Gubb Design on numerous residential projects that have had a high degree of complexity. His ability to translate the client’s needs and prepare working compliant documents for consent and building, are excellent. We have also built various projects from documents prepared for his own clients; the detailing has been compliant, clear and practical. We have no hesitation in recommending Darren as your commissioned Architectural Designer.”
“I had initially had some design plans drawn up from another company, and after having trouble submitting them to the Council we were recommended by a friend to come see Darren. This has resulted in us re-doing the plans and have ended up with a cheaper build and a higher spec internally. We will certainly have Gubb Design take the lead with our next spec home.”
“Over the past nine months we have been working with Darren on our house design. We have a 1950’s gem with a great bones, a rich history and a desire to make it our own. Darren has assisted us in identifying how we would use this house and have it in keeping with the original design intentions. He has done a wonderful job!”
“We have comissioned Gubb Design on several occasions to take us through the concept, design, resource consent and building consent stages and guide us along the way. We feel we have come through this process having learned a lot and have Darren to thank. His attention to our often unreasonable wants and needs has resulted in a number of builds we feel have only happened due to Darren’s help. He has lead us along this journey with his clear communication and sound advice. We would not hesitate to pick up the phone and ask Darren to assist us on our next housing adventure in
“Darren was employed on the building project on our house for over a year. During that time we were really happy to be working with him. He was easy to work with, knowledgeable on the building code & design aspects required for the project and his attention to detail was of a high level. He spent a lot of time with us discussing various steps of the project & made sure we understood the process as the months went on. He always carried out the work efficiently & delivered it in the required time frame. We would definitely call on Gubb Design for future projects.”