Laura Townshend. Waipu

“We engaged Built Environments to design and build our family home in Waipu in 2017.

Wishing to combine two families (three generations) into one home, we had a unique set of design needs and challenges which we felt required the skills of a creative designer and builder.

Will was so easy and positive to work with. He was receptive and understood what we wished to achieve in the design. He consistently provided practical and creative solutions to the unique design challenges of our site. We valued his flair for design as well as his awareness and inclusion of passive design elements, such as creative window placement to enhance natural lighting and warmth and the use of cedar louvers for ventilation. The position and layout of the house is perfect for our site and makes the most of the site features whilst preserving the landscape view shafts and maintaining privacy.

We found Will’s knowledge of the industry and materials impressive and current. He provided us with realistic cost estimates and time-frames throughout the project and we were grateful for his strong scheduling, project and site management skills.

We are so pleased that we chose to work with Built Environments. We achieved everything we hoped to (and more) in the build and we all love living in our new home.”