Geotech, Storm Water & Architectural Design Testimonials

We are justifiably proud of the work we complete for our clients and they are thrilled with the service and results we offer. Take a moment to read through what our clients have said about designer Jon Short and Actionplans Ltd.

I am pleased to provide this reference for Actionplans. Jon and Kellie did a first class job guiding us through the application process and then taking care of everything we needed to get all our required consents. This work included: 

    • Drawings, documentation & management work for a Building Consent application & a non-complying activity Resource Consent application, to convert a portion of garage into a secondary minor dwelling & extend the garage to form an implement shed for orchard tractor & implements.
    • Geotechnical field testing & reporting for foundation design & on site waste water disposal design.
    • Design of on-site storm water & on-site waste water disposal (OSET) system.
    • Surveying of levels.

I really loved the open communication, professionalism and perseverance Jon and Kellie delivered for us in getting our project completed and have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Andrew Baird, Te Puna 

I approached Jon in Tairua with a job that needed urgent attention. He was very good to deal with and helped me out at short notice. The job also required some engineering to be done, which Jon organised on my behalf. This is a great service, having Jon working with engineers he knows and trusts. It makes the job very streamlined.

Jon's plans were passed through council with no problems and the builders found them well drawn, accurate, easy to understand and use. I found Jon to be a very pleasant man who is professional, well organised and great to deal with. I have no reservations about recommending him for any job and I will definitely use him if I need any future work done.

Paul Shaw, Matarangi

Jon carried out the geotechnical investigation, architectural designing and detailing, structural detailing, storm water disposal design and coordinated the structural engineer, fire design engineer and consulting planner. Jon provided a seamless fully coordinated set of drawings and specifications and managed the building consent process. His drawings were easy for our builder to work off.

We are extremely happy with how the development has gone and Jon's professionalism and knowledge to make it happen.

Dave Aston & Debbie Morgan, The Olive Motel, Coromandel Town

Ro-eco construction and I have done a large variety of work with Jon. This has included architectural and structural residential design and detailing, geotechnical soils testing for building foundation design, on site sewage disposal and storm water disposal design, subdivision engineering and site suitability reporting including roading design, engineers PS4 site observation and reporting for structural elements such as foundations, block work and structural steel.

We have worked together on numerous building projects from quite large high end residential dwellings to house relocations, boat garages, additions and alterations. Jon has also worked for me with regard to site suitability and engineering on several small 3 lot subdivisions in Hahei over the last few years. All of this is done to a very high standard and his plans are well detailed and easy to follow. I find Jon very easy to work along with to achieve the high standards we both set.

Alan Rosoman, Director Ro-eco Construction

We approached Jon to help us put together working drawings from an architect friend's freehand concept sketch. Jon took on the project with enthusiasm and delivered a full set of working drawings for what is a tricky house within the timetable he had indicated. He organised the engineering and worked with the builder and suppliers to ensure the products were right for the job. His plans and specifications were so thorough that they breezed through the council's consent process.

We especially appreciated the way he kept in contact with us throughout the process and amalgamated the initial concept along with our specific needs to produce a finished product that lost nothing along the way.

I noticed a client's project on Jon's website and he confirmed what we later found out ourselves - that Jon is an extremely competent, knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic architect to deal with and can't recommend him enough.

Phillip & Helen Hart, Whitianga | Project Gallery

Jon from Actionplans was our one stop shop from start to finish of our house relocation project in the Coromandel. He covered all of our surveying, plans, council consenting, geo-tech and waste & storm water designs. He went above and beyond in terms of attention to detail and commitment to our job. We would happily use him again for any future projects, and highly recommend him to others.

Tom Bromhead, Hahei | Project Gallery

At Cassa Homes we regularly use Actionplans to provide a range of services including stormwater and waster water design, topographical survey, and geotechnical reports. Jon has a wealth of knowledge to share and is always thorough and timely. Highly recommended.

Andre Mayo, Cassa Homes, Whitianga 

Jon & his company provided the following services;

  • Geotechnical field testing, assessment & reporting.
  • On site sewage & storm water disposal field assessment, testing & disposal systems design work.
  • Surveying of levels & creation of contours for the building platform.
  • Design of potable roof water supply, filtration & disinfection.
  • Design, drawings & documentation for our new home including all architectural & structural detailing.
  • Structural Engineer design input coordination & management.
  • Submission & management of the Building Consent process through to Building Consent being gained.
  • Site Observation as required by the structural engineer for PS4 for foundations.
  • Supply of our on site sewage treatment plant & dripper line irrigation system including coordination of a licensed installer.
  • Supply of our water filtration & disinfection system.
  • Supply of our water pump.

We were really pleased with Jon’s ability to act as a one stop shop, provide & coordinate all the services & prepare all the documents we needed to gain Building Consent in a prompt time frame. We experienced no problems gaining consent due to how thorough Jon’s documents were. The builder who Jon has suggested we use performed really well & had no problems with Jon’s drawings & documentation.

Jon also supply some of our plant direct to us such as our sewage treatment & disposal system, water filtration & disinfection system & our water pump which really helped save us money.

We have no hesitation in recommending Actionplans Ltd’s services & also the products they supply. They are a true one stop shop, providing good sound advice, making it easy & minimising the stress experienced throughout the design, consenting & building process.

Gavin Calway & Lisa Davies, Purangi