Max Chatfield


16 Peel St


PO Box 314


Mobile 027

Ph (06)858 5434

Fax (06858 5435)


Easy 2-Step process

Axis Design has a two stage design process to ensure that we have a full understanding of your requirements in the context of the site and building code requirements (Stage 1: Concept Plan) and that these are documented in the plans and specifications for tendering, building consent and construction purposes (Stage 2: Final Plan).

Stage 1: Concept Plan

The initial floor plan and elevation is draughted following discussions with the client, a site visit and a check of the building code requirements.

Once you have a survey plan of the site and an idea of what you want to do with it, the consulting process can begin.

A visit to the site is next, to check the topography and the practicality of any specific requests. Levels are also taken to determine the slope of the land.

The Concept Plan is developed usually within a 2-3 week timeframe. This is the first time you will see your project in a tangible form and you may want to revisit some of your original ideas.

This is the time to fully consider how the concept will work for you in reality. It is not unusual for this plan to be changed several times.

Stage 2: Final Plan

Once the Concept Plan is finalised, detailed plans and specifications will be completed for tendering, building consent and construction purposes. The Final Plan ensures all parties (the designer, the client and the builder) are very clear on exactly what is required. Final Plans take up to 8 weeks to complete.


A set of six documents are included within the consulting and design fee. Axis Design strongly recommends that all building projects are entered into on a formal basis and with standard contract documentation. We use a New Zealand Standard for this and are happy to provide you with copies.