Building brilliance

Building Brillance

If you’re looking to hang a gold tag of approval on your new home, there’s no question Ray Hawthorne Design will deliver distinguished architectural homes with quality to match.
Steering the business is owner Ray Hawthorne who has been in the architectural design field, both in Australia and New Zealand, for more than 40 years.

About 95 percent of the work carried out by Ray Hawthorne Design is residential, mostly larger family homes, but Ray says they cover everything from granny flats, alterations and additions, to multiple unit developments.

As one of the top talents in the industry, Ray says he is fortunate to have two loyal and competent staff to complete each and every project with the highest of standards.

“The main feedback that comes through from clients is that we really listen to what they say and do not push our ideas onto them. We have made our name designing more traditional and period style homes, although our portfolio consists of many modern designs,” Ray says.

The construction industry is constantly changing and Ray says “The design side needs to keep up. The building code has imposed many changes – particularly post-quake.

Town planning rules have also added challenges to the decision process. The ever increasing selection of materials and finishes available can be daunting to many clients.”

The company has collected various prestigious awards during the years, including Master Builder awards and awards from ADNZ (Architectural Designers New Zealand). In 2002 the business won the Harvey (now Gerard) Roofing National Award and the first place prize of a trip to the International Building Show in Las Vegas.


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