Intelligent Design / Building Designers in Lower Hutt

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  • 13%
    "Aaron took on our job and sold himself and his team as having the capability to deliver.

    We ended up rewriting the resource consent ourselves, he underquoted the work required. The advice provided reflected a lack of capability as shown by new architects employed to complete (and rework the multitude of errors) our drawings.

    We were passed through 4 key people during the four years, experienced constant delays, have incurred significant additional engineering costs (and architectural costs) due to poor document management and version control, and despite Aaron promoting himself as having the skill to minimise engineering costs due to his previous experience as an architectural draughtsman.

    The quality assurance as changes were undertaken was non-existent and we found ourselves constantly having to check and recheck the teams work.

    When things weren't going well communication became non-existent and we actually had to go into the offices to get responses.

    In the end it was obvious they were in over their heads and didn't know how to complete the design due to lack of experience and poor overall design.

    They requested more money to complete the job and pulled out with apparently only 40 hours of work left to complete after wasting 4 years of our lives.

    With new qualified architects on board we have been able to deal with the multitude of errors, but have obviously had to foot the additional cost of rework. Consent has been granted but due to the restrictions from the resource consent phase we have had to make some unsatisfactory compromises on the original design that our current architects wouldn't have recommended.

    Whilst I would never recommend this company or Aaron, I should say that on parting ways he was very cooperative in that he gave us all our files and models with us so we could take these to a new architect. The new architects still needed to fully rework everything as they of course would be taking on liability and needed to confirm everything. Basic measurements were incorrect which meant a full rebuild was required.

    Rating by: Pauline  |  Rating posted: 4th Oct, 2016  |  Contact: Aaron Humphreys  |  Job date: Jul, 2015
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 50%
    4th Oct, 2016More details…
  • 15%
    "It seemed that Aaron only had apprentices working for him and on our job. There where many mistakes with dimensions, product stated on Aarons drawings to use and physical layout.
    Aaron admitted at guessing at the pitch of the roof as they did not own a protractor and guessing at other measurements for one reason or another.
    Aaron argued on every mistake for months, even the major ones, one that sticks in my mind is the new wall half way over an existing window.
    I would never use Aaron/ Intelligent Design ever again. He cost us more money and allot of sleepless nights.
    Rating by: Jason  |  Rating posted: 22nd Apr, 2015  |  Contact: Aaron  |  Job date: Mar, 2014
    Communication: 30%  |  Quality: 10%  |  Reliability: 10%  |  Value: 10%
    22nd Apr, 2015More details…
  • 90%
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    Rating by: Warick  |  Rating posted: 6th Jun, 2013  |  Contact: Aaron Humphreys  |  Job date: Jun, 2013
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 80%  |  Value: 90%
    6th Jun, 2013More details…
  • 100%
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    Rating by: Shane  |  Rating posted: 9th May, 2013  |  Contact: Aaron  |  Job date: Mar, 2012
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    9th May, 2013More details…
  • 100%
    "We approched Aaron to design our first new home. We were amazed at how Aaron was able to create a design that met all our needs and kept within our budget. We absolutely love the house and if we ever do this again, Aaron will be the first call we make."
    Rating by: Stephen  |  Rating posted: 5th Apr, 2013  |  Contact: Aaron Humphreys  |  Job date: Apr, 2010
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    5th Apr, 2013More details…
  • 90%
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    Aaron responded:
    "Thanks Trevor."
    Rating by: Trevor  |  Rating posted: 5th Apr, 2013  |  Contact: Aaron Humphries  |  Job date: Nov, 2012
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 80%
    5th Apr, 2013More details, one reply…

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