See what our customers have to say about our work

ADL has worked closely with Designate for 2.5 years and find Designate to be professional and efficient.
With their expertise in our area of construction, Designate ensures we get the maximum benefit on all
of our projects.
We wouldn’t look anywhere else for our architectural requirements.
— All Developments Limited
Not having to use an architect before I had no idea where to look. Tim came recommend by our builders who we engaged to reclad our house. We are thankful that they did. Tim did an outstanding job. He did everything possible to keep costs down but still maintained a very high standard of work. He and his co workers are very approachable and professional. We are so glad for the work designate did for us. I have no hesitation using them again and recommending them to others. Thanks for your all you did for us. The end results turned out better than we hoped for.
— Richard Morgan
We approached Designate after being recommend by an associate of mine. Tim took the design scheme we liked and applied it to our existing property. Tim listened to exactly what we needed and also enhanced the original design with added architectural aesthetics to really improve the properties street presences, the natural flow of the property as well as to make the most of the expansive sea views. The project had a tight time line and Tim managed to deliver, even with external consultant delays. Tim is always willing to go that extra mile to ensure the project tracks along with minimal delays and is always prepared to quickly answer any questions or concerns I may have had.
Tims design input and construction knowledge has been a real asset to the job and we are very impressed with the final result. I would happy recommend him for any other project in the future
— Ian Bailey and Kathryn Kennedy
My wife and I received a great service from Designate. Being a young inexperienced family we found the design process daunting at first. However, Tim from Designate was very friendly and accommodating and we really enjoyed the process. I believe Designate to be a professional, personal and cost effective choice for those wanting to design their own unique home. I would have no reservations in recommending their services.
— Alex & Emily Dickson
The team at Designate took over my project after dissatisfaction with a previous architect. Their professional and practical approach to a complex reconstruction of our house was refreshing. They met all the council endless requirements in a timely manner with good communication and guidance. I would not hesitate to use them again.
— Steve Crick
Faced with a very complex and fluid renovation project, Tim and his team have given their all to help us navigate our jobs many challenges. At all times professional, responsive and knowledgeable we found ourselves placing great trust in Designate – and they always delivered for us. Their wisdom and calm manner helped us through many difficult moments in what proved to be a very difficult project. I unreservedly recommend Tim and his team to anyone embarking on their building project.
— Jonathan Butler
The media is constantly reminding us that Leaky Homes are prolific and we are only just starting to understand the massive problem that faces NZ. Although our home was not terribly effected it still was tarnished with the stigma and we feared our equity in our property was eroding away every single year from purchase… that was until we were introduced to Tim.

Designate and their team were selected because of their communication style, professionalism, sensitivity to the project ahead and most importantly their ability to listen to our needs coupled with the ability to provide a detail look into the future of what our house would be.

Throughout the process the team added value and advised on potential materials to be used to improve the future protectiveness of the property, while still taking into account the cost of any changes.

We were advised by Tim that we had an opportunity to completely change the look and feel of our home and we certainly achieved that. The Designate team worked well with multiple parties, including a building surveyor, builders, council, colour consultants and suppliers.

Designate have fantastic processes and people that can be relied on. They have made a painful process easier and have done an amazing job. We now have a wonderful new home that has doubled in value and we are very grateful to Tim for providing us with the vision and confidence to make this a reality.

I would no hesitation in recommending Designate to others for all levels of architectural work.
— Rob Croft