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    I am in Chch. I am thinking of constructing a second dwelling. No plan to subdivide at the moment.
    Is it better to get an architect to design the 60-80 m2 dwelling and then tender out the building work or should I just approach building companies and ask them to quote for the whole thing.

    I have been quoted $7-10K by a number of architects.

    Seems to me going straight to a builder would save me 5-10K. Am I missing something given I am really after a stock standard design for a rental?

    Does any one know second tier building companies I could talk to?

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    Doesn't seem like enough savings to take the risk. Who's doing the drawings etc for the consent process?

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    I don't think you need an architect for a minor dwelling, there are a few building companies that will have ready-made plans and they will include the consent process in their estimates. Get 2-3 quotes and just double check what amounts in them are provisional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick G View Post
    I don't think you need an architect for a minor dwelling, there are a few building companies that will have ready-made plans and they will include the consent process in their estimates. Get 2-3 quotes and just double check what amounts in them are provisional.
    Thanks for the feedback. Most appreciated.


 

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