FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does GCG Design carry General Liability Insurance?
Yes, GCG Design is covered for up to $2,000,000.00 for general liability.
What does GCG Design cost?
GCG Design prices are determined on a job by job basis and is subject to outside consultants fees such as Engineers. A meeting, preferably on site or in my office (at no cost to you), is required to ascertain your needs and the price is then based on these.
Can we see the building costs to help us budget for the project?
Initially your design brief to me will determine the potential cost of your project based on a dollars per square meter rate. Simple design can still be aesthetically pleasing with the use of different claddings and materials. Be open minded and receptive to alternate ideas. It is recommended that once a conceptual plan has been presented and agreed to that the concept plan is given to your preferred builder or a Quantity Surveyor to obtain preliminary estimates of your build cost. This will give you a better idea of the costs involved so that you can better budget for each stage of the build.
How long have you been in the construction industry?
I have been involved in the construction industry since 1976
What Qualifications do you have?
I have obtained qualifications in Architectural Design (NZCD arch) and Trade/Advanced Trade Certificates in Carpentry.
What types of Work Experience have you had?
Work experience includes six years building on residential and commercial projects, three years as a Construction Manager for a residential building company and, in 1989, established an architectural design service.
How will you show me my new house design?
All our working drawings are produced using CAD (computer aided design) software and we can create 3D external and internal Virtual Reality movies, which help clients visualise their new homes
Are you a licensed Building Practitioner?
Yes! I hold a Design 2 Licence which enables me to design buildings up to 10 meters high, which is perfect for GCG Design clients.
Why choose GCG Design?
GCG Design is the right choice for you because our 37 years of experience in the building and design industry allows us to offer a superior design ability and high attention to detail.
Why choose a member of Architectural Designers New Zealand (ADNZ) for my project?
Like GCG Design, all members have been vetted prior to joining and abide by a code of ethics to maintain a high standard of professionalism in the industry. As a client you can make a complaint to ADNZ if you have a problem with a members work who will then be subject to cutinisation by the ADNZ Board of directors.
Does GCG Design carry Professional Indemnity Insurance?
Yes, GCG Design is covered for up to $1,000,000.00 for professional indemnity.