FAQs

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Do you only undertake jobs within a particular budget range?

Every project is assessed on its own merit.  We have been involved in jobs of all sizes, at every level of the budgetary scale.

How do you generate a project budget?

Budgets are generated through discussion with the client to establish a clear project brief. Project cost is most effectively controlled through assessment at each stage of design. 

  • Concept design
  • Preliminary design
  • Detailed Design
  • Construction issue / Building consent submission
  • Site attendance

The fee cost for each stage is dependent on client agreement of the previous phases.

Who will be working on my project?

Every project undertaken by Thorburn Consultants is led by a Senior (Chartered) Engineer.  Depending on the size of the scheme there may be several other Engineers and Technicians, of varying levels of seniority, working throughout the course of the job.

How long does a Building Consent take to be issued?

Current experience would suggest that the client should allow 2 months for processing of a building consent submission.

How long will a Resource Consent application take to process ?

It is difficult to give a firm timeline for Resource Consent applications.  The process is largely dependant on the size of the project, its potential environmental impact and other factors specific to the scheme’s location.  Current trends suggest that for a medium-sized subdivision, a period of up to 12 months should be allowed for the entire Resource Consent stage of a project.