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4 June 2015
Through recommendations we came across Adam as an architect for our villa renovation in Grey Lynn. We were very lucky!!
Throughout the entire project Adam was amazing to work with.
Not only did he understand our needs but he ensured that every change was worth doing, that a design did not just hope to add character to
the house or became some stand-alone feature with no purpose, he ensured that every design also had a practical reality to it -
whether this was improving window placement or style to gain more of the outdoors, getting more storage out of a space, designing a
stronger layout or simply providing a better flow room to room than we had thought of - all of this culminated in making the actual
living in the house, post-renovation, even more enjoyable.
Adam was also conscious of our budget as unfortunately we had to rework the design a couple of times due to budgetary and
external constraints and Adam not only understood this, he worked expertly with our Project Manager to keep the costs down to
stay working within our tight budget. I will also say our Project Manager loved the level of detail and competence Adam
provided in the building plans themselves, this made his side a lot easier and more efficient and also helped us again with
managing the renovation within a budget by minimising errors or misinterpretations. We would have no hesitation in recommending
Adam again and look forward to working with him again.
4 June 2015
To whom it may concern:
I recently worked with Adam Neate on a house move and a comprehensive internal, external renovation in Grey Lynn. He was
recommended to me by another respected builder in the same line of work.
He worked with myself and the client from start through to completion and was very easy to deal with in every respect.
His vision on what we wanted went exceptionally well. If I had any queries they were dealt with on the spot and he always
returned my missed calls promptly.
I have worked with many Auckland architects in my career including some of the biggest in Auckland but found Adam to be one of
the most down to earth and user friendly architects I have come across.
I will use him again on a consented project and have no hesitation in highly recommending him.
P&D Holdings Ltd.
13 May 2013
To whom it may concern,
I confirm that I engaged Neate Architecture in 2012 for design of a substantial villa extension project. Work
involved concept designs, detailed architectural construction drawings, acquiring resource and building consents,
and liaising with the builder/project manager when necessary to resolve unforeseen issues.
All work was completed on a timely basis and at very reasonable costs. Their design provided a modern house
layout that encompassed the existing villa structure and integrated original features throughout the 98 m2
extension. The detailed drawings were very comprehensive and few unforeseen issues were encountered. When
unforeseen issues did happen they were resolved in a very quick professional manner, for example volcanic rock
made it extremely difficult for the builders to dig the necessary holes for the new piles; this was resolved quickly
by Neate Architecture liaising with the Council and obtaining approval for a shorter braced piling system.
The project has been completed and the layout has provided a stunning villa where a close eye is required to
distinguish between the old and new areas of the house.
I can confidently recommend the services of Neate Architecture.
I have used Neate Architecture on 2 separate occasions and certainly would not hesitate to use their professional services again. One job
was a renovation and the other was a new house. On both occasions I have found their service levels 2nd to none and their attention to
detail and the clients needs was also top notch. The reason that I continue to return to them is that they have a complete approach to
the project, and at each stage it feels like you have a knowledgeable professional team taking care of your interests - Below I have listed
some of the standout areas where Neate perform extremely well:
1) Design - Neate architecture have a flair for design that gives you a house that works - what I really like is Neate listen to your
needs and suggest ways to achieve these within budget. They don't go off on a tangent and create elaborate designs that blow out the
budget....... its difficult to find someone that delivers what you want - rather than what they want.
2) Construction - Invariably there are on going questions during the job from other tradesmen etc - Neate always get back to you within
a timely manner than allows the job to continue un interrupted. This is the point where you really appreciate what Neate have spec'd -
rather than just drawing a building, they draw a building in a cost effective manner so the construction can be done at the lowest possible
3) Compliance - Adam and his team have an excellent grasp on the building code and legislation - I have had instances where council
has said items were not within the code and Adam has found ways to prove to council that what I was doing was within the code - they
certainly think outside the square in making items fit within the building code which ultimately saves a lot of money.
I have no reservations in recommending Neate Architecture - if a telephone reference is required then please feel free to call.
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