We believe that the most important part of any project is communication. We like to work with and for people who like us!

Our initial design consultation is an opportunity for you to share your wish list with one of our designers, find out more about our processes and ask any questions you may have. It is also a great chance for you to get a feeling for who we are and how we work.

This consultation may take place in our office, however in the case of proposed additions or alterations to a property, it may be helpful for us to meet on-site.

Consideration is given to budgets, time frames and project feasibility.

Site Visit

A site visit allows us to walk through and discuss your project with you on location.

It is also an opportunity for us to take measurements of any existing premises to ensure the accuracy of the initial design stage.

Sometimes a site visit becomes necessary when we need more accurate information about ground levels, views, and neighbouring properties.


After getting a feel for what your project might involve, our design team will prepare a quote for you outlining the costs involved.

These costs are broken down to show the various stages based on the scope of the work involved, including sketch plans, working drawings and submission of Consent applications.QuoteCouncil fees associated with Consent applications are not included in our quotes.

Concept Sketches

Your designer will combine your needs, and the features from your wish list to create initial concept sketches.FeatureBox6You will have the opportunity to view these and discuss any changes you would like to make, ensuring that your vision is captured before moving forward with working drawings.

Computer Aided Design

As an added service, our ArchiCAD technician can create a realistic representation using the latest 3D Modelling tools, giving you a virtual experience of your proposed project.

This is additional to the initial sketch plans, and an exciting and often invaluable way for you to visualise the final result.

Working Drawings

The preparation of working drawings only begins after you are happy with the final design.

These are the final drawings prepared to meet with local Council regulations and New Zealand Building Codes, and are blueprints your builder will refer to during construction.

A specification is prepared, as part of the working drawings, and gives greater detail of materials and workmanship required. It may also include specialist reports relating to effluent disposal, energy efficiency, truss designs, engineering details, etc.


Council Documentation

Keeping the process simple, we submit Building Consents to the respective Council on behalf of our clients.

We will complete and collate the necessary documents, ensuring that all the appropriate information is presented.

Council Building Officers regularly have questions of a technical nature as they process Consent applications. Acting as your agent, we work to clarify any matters arising on your behalf, saving you valuable time.


Builders & Tradesmen

ADP Design has a long history in the Manawatu, and we work closely with a variety of builders and construction companies on a regular basis.

Not sure who to ask? Upon request, we are happy to provide contact details and recommendations for builders and tradespeople we believe might be well suited to help you with your project, including kitchen designers, interior designers, and landscape experts.

Building Estimates

If you are building for the first time, or unsure of the likely costs involved for materials and labour, it is often desirable to get price estimates from a builder or builders.

A pricing set, generated as part of the preliminary working drawings, can be provided for you to pass on to builders for quoting purposes. This ensures that your project is within budget before we complete the full working drawings.

Builder Queries

Even after your Building Consent has been granted, we are still here to help.

We are always happy to clarify any questions your Builder may have during the construction process.