How we work
Initial Discussion / Consultation
Your Replica consultant will discuss with you your needs and ideas and provide some initial input into getting the concept underway for you. We have an extensive library of design concepts that will assist in the process. There is no cost to you for the initial consultation, in our office.
Following the initial consultation and once you are happy to proceed to the concept plan stage our architectural designer will prepare the initial concept plan that will include:
Time Frame: Allow 15 working days from your initial discussion for the preparation of these concept drawings. Your designer will advise you when they are available.
After you have received the concept plan we will sit down with you again and make changes to suit your requirements. Once changes are agreed to and formal agreements are signed, the next stage is the preparation of Working drawings. This is a two step process.
1.Working Drawings - Stage One
Completed by a CAD technician, these include floor plans, site boundaries and four elevations. The detail produced is sufficient to obtain the Project Information Memorandum (PIM) for the local authority.
Time Frame: Allow approximately 2 - 4 weeks from signing letter of engagement.
2.Working Drawings - Stage Two
The drawings are then developed further to cover local authority building consent requirements. These drawings typically consist of:
Site & services plan
- Floor plans
- Foundation plan
- Electrical schedule
- Roof framing
- Cross section & construction detail
- Door & window schedule
- Room schedules
Time Frame: Allow approximately 4 - 6 weeks from the time of signing off the stage one plans to completion of working drawings. Note: Stage 2 of working drawings incorporates all the detail required for the issuing of a Building Consent. These drawings are very detailed and accordingly any changes can result in considerable rework. We reserve the right to charge for changes requested by you once we have been instructed to proceed to Stage 2.
Consents And Planning
The processing of Building Consents, Resource Consents and the associated planning issues can be very time consuming. Additional fees may apply on a case by case basis.
Replica construction management is additional to the services shown above.
Full construction management includes:
- Preparing and copying documentation for pricing.
- Recommendations and advice regarding contractors.
- Tendering and / or negotiation of contracts.
- Analysing pricing submissions.
- Preparing and coordinating signing of contractual documents.
- Overseeing preparation of building program and ensuring adherence to program.
- Setting up and chairing scheduled review meetings.
- Regular site visits.
- On demand site meetings.
- Contract administration.
- Certifying monthly progress claims.
- Documenting and pricing variations.
- Signing off project at practical completion.
- Overseeing completion of maintenance works.
- Obtaining warranty and guarantee certificates and ensuring adherence to.
- Coordinating landscaping and interior fit out.
Kitchen, Bathroom And Interior Design
Replica offers the services of our in-house specialist designer for both renovations and new homes. As part of your Working Drawings we offer a complimentary 10 hour service for Replica designed and drawn projects. This should cover the design of all your wet areas.
Acknowledgement & Authorisation
Prior to the work being undertaken for you, we require a simple agreement to be signed which outlines the fees negotiated with you and the services provided. This is done to ensure that both parties have a complete understanding of their obligations.
All Replica concepts, designs, and drawings are covered by copyright and ownership remains with Replica unless written release of copyright and ownership is given.
The Next Step
We would love to have the opportunity to discuss your project directly with you and answer any queries you may have regarding our service. One of our designers will be in touch with you soon, alternatively don't hesitate to call us on 0800 REPLICA (737 5422). We look forward to working with you.