How long has Imagine Architecture been in business?Imagine Architecture was started in 2002, known then as Imagine Building Design, changing its brand name to Imagine Architecture in 2021. Tony has been in the industry since 1993 and Steven's construction experience dates from 2002.
What areas in New Zealand do you do projects?Imagine has offices in New Plymouth and Tauranga. However, our projects are not limited to those regions. We do, and have done, projects all over New Zealand. From Opito Bay in the Far North to Lowburn in Central Otago. In fact Imagine have done projects in Australia and have one under constrcution in Italy as well.
What are you Licensed Building Practictioner detailsTony holds a Design 3 license. That's the highest level of the three design licenses. That means there is no limitations on the work Imagine can undertake.
How soon can you carry out the initial free consultation?We are keen to meet potential new clients and will meet as soon as possible, this is normally within 2 weeks’ time, but sometimes will be able to attend sooner if required. Meeting during the week is favoured , but if this is not possible we appreciate an out of office hours meeting will be required. It is important to have daylight to enable us to see the building or site properly.
What happens after the consultation?We will prepare a summary detailing key elements about the site or building and any influencing factors, it will also detail the discussions we will have had about your requirements, how you intend to use the space and what we feel is the right style for the project including your likes and dislikes. We will then prepare a fee proposal detailing what we would expect our fees to be for the brief as discussed, through the various stages of work. It will also describe what is and what is not included within this fee and also what we would expect other fees and costs would be, such as Structural Engineers fees and consent application fees. These will then be emailed to you for your consideration along with any other helpful documents or regulatory information.
“We have used the Imagine team several times now. The first in 2010/11 for a major addition of a second story and again in 2018 for a consent to reroof and reconfiguration of our living space including moving the kitchen. Tony listened to what we wanted to achieve and used his experience to shape our ideas into well throughout spaces and to maximise our budget. We are only too happy to recommend Imagine Design and over the years have done so to our friends.”
Kelly & Steve Ellis– New Plymouth
“Wouldn’t dream of buying or doing a reno without Tony. He has lots of ideas and I particularly appreciate his pragmatism. Totally recommend!”
Shelley Hackett - Tauranga