Mellons Bay - Major Renovation

We have recently renovated and modernised our dated 1975’s Clinker Brick in Mellon’s Bay, Auckland

ECOHABITATS was employed as the Architects to modernise and control the build

Lesley was always available to discuss our needs and with her expertise was able to incorporate these into the drawings, and build.

The build was extensive, incorporating total recladding, new entranceway, en-suites, modernised roofline.

We are absolutely delighted with the result.

We would use Lesley again for our next job.

Warren and Kaye Dance.

Kingsland Second Storey Addition

Lesley designed and managed the rebuild/second story addition to our home. We found her really easy, reliable and enjoyable to work with throughout the entire process.  

 Lesley came up with an awesome design and managed to turn our tiny ‘70s unit into a fabulous and spacious inner city dwelling.  Incorporating interesting roof lines and a modern look, the house sits very nicely amongst the neighbouring villas and we couldn't be happier.

Cheers, Robyn & Dom

Kaiaua Bach- Second Floor Addition

We are most impressed with ecohabitats service which you provided throughout the  renovation and addition to our home.

Kind Regards,

Bill and Gill Hewson

Toni Lewis : Lewis Build

We have been fortunate to work alongside Lesley on a few projects, and the level of detail provided in Lesley's plans really makes our job so much easier.

From a builders perspective, Lesley's work is full of detail, giving us confidence that we can provide our clients with a comprehensive breakdown of the costs involved with their project. It is apparent that Lesley has a real passion for her work, and it is always exciting working with her.

We will always send our design and build clients to Lesley.

Bach Addition Bethells Beach

We came across Lesley at the eco section of the Auckland Home Show and were impressed from the start by her commitment to sustainable principles.

Our bach renovations have been undertaken with care and thought. We loved Lesley's enthusiasm about our project. She had lots of great ideas, eg who'd have thought about putting a second bathroom into that space! She listened to our ideas carefully and then did a great job of improving them. She was quick and thorough with the many changes in the early stages of our project.

She listened to us and communicated very effectively with us throughout the whole process, and now we are underway with the building we know we can contact her easily if we or the builder have questions. The builder and the kitchen company have found her plans detailed and easy to read.

The other people we worked with on her recommendation were all very professional and good to deal with.

We can't wait to finish building and see the concept completed!

Cheers, Lesley

O Halloran: Internal Alteration & Addition

Via a recommendation, my wife and I employed the services of Lesley to manage the Architectural work for our property in Howick Auckland.

With a significant alteration required to achieve the end goal, we wanted to work with a company and individual who could offer us the direction and vision to maximise the space and budget we had to work with.

The options and design concepts Lesley presented were fantastic, options we had not considered, detail around the practical application of these and costs involved made the decision making process all that much easier.

Lesley’s considerable experience with the building code, her relationship with the relevant authorities and attention to the most minor of detail ensured the consent process ran smoothly and without a hitch.

Even towards the end of the project when additional changes were made Lesley stepped in to ensure there was no hold up with the amendments and submission of these.

A huge thanks to Lesley for a thoroughly professional and personal service.

Cheers, Robert and Lisa.

Tahana: Internal Alteration & Addition

"Our house is coming along fabulously. You have done a fantastic job of redesigning our area and we love the proportions of all the areas. Pushing out the window seat area was a stroke of genius. Pete and I, are so happy with the progress and results.”

Marcia Tahana

Brockliss: Alteration & Subdivision Projects

"We commissioned Lesley to prepare plans for alterations to an existing rental property. As the existing plans were unable to be used, Lesley had to redraw and complete plans to Council requirements before commencing the plans for alteration approval.

Her knowledge of the building act and her ability to forsee potential problems really impressed us.

She has since designed a new house on a subdivided section and has come up with amazing ideas to get around difficult council requirements.

Her work has always been to schedule and results have been beyond expectations.”

Lynda Brockliss

Giffney: Alteration Project

"Our plans to maximise our living space by adding a deck and extending the kitchen are finally happening! Lesley has guided us from a very general sense of what needs done to a solid, easy-to-visualise plan. She has made a number of excellent suggestions and it has all seemed incredibly easy. Our thoughts and uncertainties (not to mention our budget) have been respected throughout the process and we are moving on to consent with a great deal of confidence and excitement.

I would happily recommend Lesley.”

Sarah Giffney