Testimonials

To whom it may concern

I write with reference to Mark Butler of MD Design Ltd in regard to his work for this office.

MD Design Ltd has worked on several projects I have been commissioned to design, document and contract administer. To date MD Design Ltd has been involved with full documentation drawing including design development, involvement with structural consultants and decision making in regard to project specific materials and design aspects.

MD Design Ltd’s construction knowledge is extremely good and is fully up to date with current legislation changes and subsequent detail requirements to achieve building compliance. Document production work is excellent and timely with presentation clear and concise. Drawings are well set out for clarity and progress through the construction process.

MD Design Ltd’s ability in the field of design development, documentation and the built environment generally is exceptionally good and after 28 years in the business and Architect practice both in New Zealand and Australia I have not worked with a designer of his all round competency.

Bruce R. Scott – Bruce Scott – Architects Ltd (2007)

To whom it may concern

We contracted Mark Butler of MD Design Ltd to design, to design, document and administrate our new residence.

At the initial design stage we found Mark to have excellent concepts and ideas, and incorporated our preferences.

Through all the stages Mark conducted himself in a professional manner. He was conscientious and efficient at all times, so consequently we did not experience any delays or disruptions in the approval process.

We would not hesitate to recommend and employ the services of MD Design Ltd for any future projects.

Yours sincerely,

Paul and Diane Bray-Taylor

To whom it may concern

We have known Mark Butler professionally for over 20 years, and in this time we have been involved in a number of projects. Residential through to Commercial buildings all have been completed to the satisfaction of the clients and this Company.

The engagement of Mark Butler on this latest project, our own residence has again been undertaken with the professional approach and competency to which we have become accustom.

The Design Brief and Design:

After the initial interview and site evaluation it became apparent of a number of constraints in the design process. These issues were worked through and a design concept was developed to which we were very happy with. The design and conceptual evaluation, communication and understanding of the project from the outset is exactly what was expected.

Planning issues also required some input, with the site being located in a Sensitive Environment by the Council. Resource Consent documentation was also produced my Mark Butler, all with a successful result.

A use of materials for this project has been one of interest with a number of discussions taking place, the knowledge and understanding of the products has also been helpful.

The ability to design, development of the initial design, the planning processes, develop suitable and sustainable design all has been undertaken on this and many projects successfully by Mark.

Drawings, Documentation and Construction:

A sound understanding of the building practice, construction technology and ability to produce clear accurate drawings which facilitate the construction process. Documentation, Drawings, Specifications, Regulations and Codes, Are all assets Mark regularly demonstrates.

Contract Administration for this project was not required, being my own house. Mark in the past has demonstrated sound knowledge of Contract Administration and the ability to undertake site meetings and inspection of work as required.

As indicated earlier I have known Mark Butler professionally for over 20 years, I have no hesitation in referring Mark to other clients as has occurred many times in the past. All Architectural Services are carried out in a professional matter with sound knowledge of the construction industry.

Pronk Developments Mark Pronk – Director

To whom it may concern

As land surveyours we have been involved with Mark Butler of MD Design Ltd for over twelve years. In this time a large amount of work has been covered varying from simple building addtions requiring certification right through to full site development and land transfer subdivisinons.

These projects have taken place under various authority controls, particulalarly Waitakere, Auckland, North Shore and Manukau City locations. At all stages MD Design Ltd has demonstrated a very good knowledge of Urban planning legislation and Development Controls that are, in a lot of cases unique to each territorial authority.

MD Design Ltd produces concept plans and architectural drawings that are clear and unambiguous, his insistence on working from topographic site plans prepared initially by a surveyor, ensure that hid designs fit within the building envelopes dictated by each individual site and therefore form our point of view require no amendments.

In conclusion, MD Design Ltd is someone who presents their work in a highly professional manner, is readily avaible to answer any questions that should arise, and is very easy to work with.

Steve Sharp – Lamb & Associates Ltd

To whom it may concern

MD Design Ltd has been commissioned for Architectural Services on a number of projects Club Physical has under taken over the last 10 years.

  • New fit out in new premises New Lynn, Auckland
  • New club layout New Lynn, Auckland
  • New club complex with new building Albany, Auckland
  • New club fit out Three Kings, Auckland
  • New club fit out K Road, Auckland
  • New club fit out reception and juice bar TeAtatu, Auckland
  • Support office alterations, Hobsonville
  • Total club upgrade – Birkenhead
  • New club fit out – Albany, Auckland

Work under taken has comprised of Commercial, whether new building complexes or fit outs within existing buildings, all to the satisfaction of the Directors. MD Design has always conducted and preformed with the professional integrity to which we have become accustom.

The Design Brief and Design:

After the initial interview, came the design and conceptual evaluation, communication and understanding of the project from the outset is exactly what was expected.

A use of materials for the projects was a concern, due to the durability of the products required. MD Design Ltd’s knowledge and understanding of the products has also been helpful.

Design and development of the initial concepts, the planning process, develop suitable design all has been under taken successfully along with Drawings, Documentation and Construction.

A sound understanding of the building practice, construction technology and ability to produce clear accurate drawings which facilitate the construction process.

Contract Administration for the new Gym Complex at Albany, and up grade to the Gym ay Birkenhead was under taken by MD Design Ltd. MD Design Ltd demonstrated sound knowledge of Contract Administration and the ability to undertake and fun the projects on time and within budget.

All Architectural Services have been carried out in a professional manner with sound knowledge of the construction industry.

I have no hesitation in referring MD Design to further work under taken by us.

Yours sincerely

Derek van Beynen - General Manager - Club Physical