Ecotect | Mark Fielding Residential Design

By: Ecotect  06-Dec-2011

2009 Ecotect Ltd now firmly established as the only residential design company in Nelson and the 'top of the south' specialising solely in truly sustainable residential designs that don't 'cost the earth'. Our work also includes collaborating with industry partners towards decreasing the use of toxic timber treatments in our industry with some success so far in the use of non toxic Boron used with our local Douglas Fir timber, as a substitute for toxic LOSP and CCA timber treatments. Work is continuing to further reduce the levels of treatment required in an industry that has been over treating our framing timber since the 'leaky building' debacle of recent years.

Ecotect works hard to carefully specify non toxic materials in the construction and finishing of every building we design. This ensures that both trades people and occupants are protected from harmful chemicals - thereby upholding the ‘purpose’ of the NZ Building Act 2004, which provides for people who use buildings, to do so safely and without endangering their health in a sustainable way.

Using the latest 3D design technology, our clients are able to visualise their new home from any perspective inside or out, even ‘fly through’ movies are possible! This realistic impression means that design details may be fully appreciated, allowing changes to be made, before final working drawings are prepared.

At Ecotect, our growing team of qualified Architects, designers and technicians enables us to manage increasing workloads while continuing to provide clients with a high level of quality service. All staff regularly attend industry education seminars to keep abreast of New Zealand’s rapidly changing building industry.

Our Fees are very competitive against other services of similar high standard, and always very good value for money. We believe a well designed home is a superior investment, saving you money in the long run by appreciating in added value. Fees are charged on a sliding scale percentage basis for new homes and an hourly rate for renovations. Details of such are finalised at an initial consultation. Project management and site observation services are charged separately if required. Additional services such as Surveyors, Engineers and other consultants are engaged on your behalf as and when required.

Mark Fielding and the Ecotect team are committed to providing all our clients with practical and creative design solutions, fulfilling desires and requirements while capitalising on all available site features. We believe a well designed home should be affordable and provide optimum safety & comfort with very low energy use, while minimising unsustainable environmental impacts.

  • Consultations and Advice
  • Site Appraisals
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Concept Sketches
  • 3D Computer Modelling
  • Fully Detailed Construction Drawings
  • Comprehensive Specification Documentation
  • Follow Up Advice and Assistance
  • Contract Administration (subcontracted)
  • Site Observation during Construction