Over our 35-year history, Pynenburg & Collins Architects has developed a passion for, and extensive knowledge in, specialist areas of architecture consultancy. We regularly consult to other architectural practices and Regulatory Authorities who either do not have in-house specialists or require an independent opinion.
BUILDING LEGISLATION & BUILDING STANDARDS
Pynenburg & Collins Architects can provide you with an expert opinion on building legislation and building standards. We advise and report on what is required for new or existing buildings to comply with current Building Code and Building Act requirements. Our recommendations and interpretations have been accepted throughout New Zealand as expert opinion.
Our services include:
Review of design and documentation for compliance with the Building Act and the Building Code.
Advice on meeting the requirements of the Building Act.
Advice to clients regarding the implications from changes to the Building Act and Building Code.
Reports and expert opinion in mediation and legal proceedings over interpretation of building legislation.
Specialist advice concerning access and facilities for people with disabilities.
Peer review of documentation and existing buildings to provide expert advice.
Universal Design is about providing environments that enable people of all ages, sizes, abilities and disabilities to use buildings to the greatest extent possible. We encourage using our services in the early stages of concept design, as often it can be problematic to change design aspects in the later stages of a project.
We provide the following services:
Offering advice on Accessibility and Universal Design principles.
Assessment of existing buildings, to identify how upgrades and alterations can incorporate the principals of Universal Design.
Peer review of designs and documentation for compliance with the Building Act and the Building Code.
Advice on meeting the requirements of New Zealand’s Building Act sections 112-120.
Advice on compliance of buildings to meet the requirements of access and facilities for people with disabilities.
Adapting houses for specific disabilities, especially physical disabilities such as Multiple Sclerosis.
Our reports are accepted by Territorial and Regulatory Authorities throughout New Zealand as an expert opinion.
We also offer training seminars and run workshops around New Zealand addressing the requirements for access and facilities for people with disabilities.
Contact us for more information.