Business South January 2024

| 71 T T Kim Newth Skilled firmwell positioned for growth RW Design has a wide range of experience in designing commercial projects, residential new builds, along with complex additions and alterations. RW Design ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN In the fast growing Waimakariri district, RW Design has the right mix of experience and skills to meet evolving local market trends. RW Design is an architectural consultancy firm co-founded by Directors Robin White and Rachel Horan. Their friendly and experienced team of innovative designers and technicians is backed by Robin’s many years of building industry experience. “Using our extensive knowledge, imagination, experience and industry relations, we ensure that building projects are managed from inception to completion in an efficient and timely manner,” say Rachel and Robin. The team at RW Design is adept at facilitating projects of all kinds, turning ideas into reality and all the while giving peace of mind to their clients. “We take a collaborative approach to identify creative solutions that improve our built environment. We design homes that enhance the life of the occupants and commercial buildings that are simultaneously fit for purpose and imbued with a sense of style.” Rachel, Robin and the team take pride in working in partnership every step of the way, managing the design process from concept to completion. “A partnership you can trust is essential.” RW Design has a wide range of experience in designing commercial projects, residential new builds, along with complex additions and alterations. Their commercial range extends from tilt slab/portal frame distribution centres to industrial workshops, restaurants, hospitality fit outs, medical and fitness centres. “Our mix of commercial and residential projects ensure our team has good opportunities to keep learning and growing.” In addition, RW Design regularly provides advice on building consents and certificates of compliance. “We are very much a solutions-based consultancy.” From their offices in Kaiapoi, RW Design is perfectly situated to serve the town’s growing commercial centre by the river. Kaiapoi’s excellent transport links into Christchurch via the northern corridor are helping to fuel growth. Across the road from their offices is the refurbished BNZ Heritage Building, a memorable project for RW Design, which completed consenting work for earthquake strengthening required to bring the building up to standard, as well as change of use to enable retail to go in downstairs and apartments upstairs. Now completed, this building looks stunning and is an asset to Kaiapoi, preserving the town’s heritage. “The developers deserve to be acknowledged for their commitment in saving this iconic building in Kaiapoi.” As part of its social responsibility ethos, RW Design is proud to support Satisfy Food Rescue, a not-for-profit organisation based in Kaiapoi that has grown from strength to strength. Satisfy Food Rescue is bridging gaps and helping to build local resilience by re-directing an abundance of food in the community to where it is needed. In collaboration with the Waimakariri District Council, Satisfy Food Rescue is embarking on a new community hub not only as a base for themselves but also for other community groups. “It’s the community spirit and drive behind projects like this that make Waimakariri an exciting district to be a part of.” In the local residential market, RW Design is pleased to see an ongoing shift in market demand towards more energy efficient construction and has recently developed a working relationship with a firm building passive homes. The team is also noticing strong demand for home renovations/alterations. “In some cases, people are quite happy to spend as much on an extensive renovation as they would on a new build. On projects like these, we work in collaboration with landscape designers and interior designers to bring it all together.” Beyond the Waimakariri, RW Design has completed work for clients from Christchurch to Whangārei to the West Coast, Oamaru and the Mackenzie District. KAIAPOI KAIAPOI'S LOCAL BUILDING SUPPLY STORE Right products, right advice. For all your building supplies, tools and more, call into Kaiapoi ITM—we’ll see you right! Proudly supporting RW Design 197 Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi 03 327 8829 Phone: 03-3846073 E-mail: Inspiring Construction Together Proud to be part of the RSA Rebuild Team • Shallow Geotechnical Investigations • Deep Machine Investigations • Geotechnical Reporting • Site Specific Assessments • Construction Monitoring Geotechnical Engineering Consultants Professional. Dependable. Reliable 03 390 5775 Providing Surveying and Land Development Services across Canterbury 03 365 1888 | | | Unit 5A 337 Harewood Rd, Bishopdale