Over the past six years we have used Mark and the team at Creative Arch for a renovation, subdivision and now a new build. For the new build, the process from pre-design all the way through to project completion has run incredibly smoothly. Our needs were listened to from the start, things were explained clearly to us, and we had options laid out to suit our needs, wants and budget. Throughout the build we have been thoroughly supported and in spite of a pandemic, now reside in our dream home that Creative Arch helped make possible. Mark’s vision, professionalism and support has ensured that we were well informed throughout the design process. The selection and recommendation of the building team meant this continued throughout the build. Aspects of the design, such as the pre-cladding, helped things keep moving throughout Covid restrictions and communication around minor things with the building team was excellent. The clarity and details in the design meant choices were minimal throughout the build and within reason, limited budget stretches were presented. Creative Arch has a solid reputation amongst the teams working on the project and all work was done to the highest standard because of this. We are incredibly grateful to Mark and his team for their creative expertise and advice and would not hesitate to recommend them for architectural design, professional services, and excellent outcomes. We can’t thank you enough!
Without any hesitation we can say that the best thing about our new home project was choosing Creative Arch as our design team. They came up with a design that was aesthetically pleasing, functional and suited to a challenging coastal site. They completely understood and worked closely with our brief. The panoramic windows and outdoor living space enhanced the views, complimented by a pleasingly casual and open interior. We had an excellent working relationship with Creative Arch right to the end. Communication was open and we had complete trust in our architect.
The way in which our building plans and documentation passed through Council without any hitches is testament to the architect’s skill. We have received many compliments for our house from both friends and total strangers. We would not hesitate to recommend Creative Arch to anyone looking for innovative and competent architectural services.
To Whom It May Concern,
When we decided that we wanted to build a holiday home on the banks of the Waikato River we knew we wanted to do it right. We wanted our home to blend with the native setting and not conflict with it. We wanted a home that made a statement; we wanted a home like the ones that we saw in the brochures. CreativeArch met all of our dreams and desires.
Our home is all of the above, and it has been featured in numerous publications. The home is functional and just works extremely well for us. We enjoyed working with CreativeArch and credit them with creating a home for us that we are extremely proud of.
CreativeArch listened to what we were wanting and absolutely delivered on that. Our home incorporates unique features and areas that allow us to enjoy every inch of the home. With a teenage family we needed a home that gave us space as well privacy, we needed large entertaining areas but also wanted a cozy holiday feeling. The plan that CreativeArch presented us was just perfect.
We have no hesitation in recommending CreativeArch to any prospective customers.
We place “Excellence in Design” as one of the most important components of building a home. Even more important is producing a great design within budget. It is all too common to hear that a great design never made it past the drawing board due to costs not being considered carefully throughout the design stage.
Finding the right architect is paramount to our business, we need designers that have the skill & flair and understand the importance of maximizing our customers varying needs. Our projects can range from a first home with a modest budget to some large complex homes on very demanding building sites. Each project deserves the very best we can obtain for our customer’s dollars.
Creative Arch & David Reid has built a working relationship over the last few years that work well for all. We have jointly developed a design service for our clients that exceeds any other we have seen in the marketplace. It offers design with an “Architects” level of skills at extremely reasonable capped fees with checks at every stage of the design process to ensure there are no budget blow outs.
Our customers come from different parts of the world, have varying lifestyles, they are looking for a home to reflect their personalities, not a repetitive production line model. Many designers / architects homes are immediately recognizable by the design style. Not so with a David Reid Home, it is our customer’s home, not ours, not our designers. Creative Arch have a team that produces the style that our customers want, not a monument to their business.
We have now been enjoying our wonderful new extension for 4 months, and boy are we looking forward to summer.
Geoff and I felt we needed to formally let you know just how ecstatic we and the kids are about our new home and congratulate you and your team on such a wonderful, fantastic job. Dealing with you was an absolute pleasure. Your honesty, wonderful ideas and brilliant designs were second to none. Even down to recommending a builder, who absolutely nothing was a problem for. His workmanship is unbeatable. We missed them after the extension was complete. The contractors he recommended and used were in the same league – AWESOME.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Should you wish to show our designs or home to others or if you ever require any type of reference please – we would be really happy to help out.
Thanks again and “Cheers” from our deck.
To Whom It May Concern,
Creative Architecture were commissioned to redesign an old Titirangi Bach into an aesthetically modern functional home, merging with the hilly bush clad Titirangi terrain. With no clear ideas on form, Creative Architecture provided various conceptual designs with the final design providing the aesthetical requirements established in the brief.
A unique roof line and innovative construction approach help keep the cost of the renovations in control for maximum return. Creative Architecture incorporated our own ideals and requirements with their experience and design influences, resulting in a combined team effort with exceptional results.
Creative Architecture has been accommodating pre and post construction, and has hands on approach to dealing with requests properly.
We would like to thank Mark and Creative Architecture for their work and would have no hesitation in acting as a referral for future clients.
To whom it may concern.
As a building consultant I have had the pleasure of working with Mark McLeay and his wonderful team at Creative Arch over the last 2 years.
During this time I have found them all to be extremely helpful, professional and dedicated to their job. Nothing has been too much trouble and their response time has been very quick.
It has been a pleasure to work with a group of professional young people who are full of integrity and very competent in their ability, have strong work ethics and are so dedicated to their profession.
They have produced some amazing designs for my complete.
I have found them all very approachable and friendly and would not hesitate to use them or recommend them to anyone who is wishing to design a new home.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member of Marks staff for the work that they have produced for me over the last 2 years and to wish them all well for the future.
To my team of “Marks” at Creative Arch who made a painful process pleasant.
As the media is constantly reminding us Leaky homes are prolific and we are only just starting to understand the massive problem that faces NZ.
Unfortunately my husband and I had to experience it first hand. My beautiful home and sanctuary that I bought back in 2000 was slowly falling down, the reality was a complete rebuild without of course removing the base structure of the house and affecting our weathertight claim. Mark M and Creative Arch were selected as the architects for the project. Unfortunately it wasn’t like building a new home where the plans are an exciting adventure you look forward to seeing, ours was just a necessity that we wanted to get done as soon as possible as every month without tenants was another drain on the pocket.
Creative Arch were selected because of their communication style, professionalism, sensitivity to the project ahead and most importantly their ability to listen to our needs and meet them.
Throughout the process the team added value and advised on potential materials to be used to improve the future protectiveness of the property while still taking into account the cost of any changes. The CA worked well with multiple parties, including a building surveyor, builders, council, colour consultants and suppliers. They went the extra mile visiting the council – without charging – to negotiate rates for inspections.
Weekly progress updates were given and invoicing was always accurate and timely. CA have fantastic processes and people that can be relied on.
They have made a painful process easier and have done an amazing job. We now have a wonderful new home that was very difficult for us not to move into ourselves.
I would and have recommended CA to others for all levels of architectural work
Auckland, New Zealand
This letter is to confirm that Mark McLeay and his team at Creative Arch have been supplying architectural, project management and related building services to my company for the past six years or so.
During this period Mark has undertaken numerous building and sub division related jobs on various properties for me. In my dealings with Mark and his team, they have always been very professional, honest and trustworthy suppliers and have always provided me with timely and high quality services.
I will continue to use Creative Arch’s services and have recommended him to other associates numerous times and will not hesitate to continue doing so.