Jackie Robinson
Architectural Designer

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Designer's Background

As a licensed building practitioner with a Design 2 license, I hold over 25 years experience in residential and light commercial Architecture.
After initially manual drawing board drafting, I up skilled in 2005 to CAD drawing (Computer Aided Drafting).
The projects I have been involved with are not only around the Taupo area but extend throughout other areas of New Zealand.

Contact Details

Jackie Robinson

Mobile: 0274 822 038

E-mail: plans4u@xtra.co.nz

Creating your dream home!

What you would like to include in your new home:

  • Study
  • Ensuite
  • Media Room
  • Separate WC
  • Open plan living
  • Separate lounge
  • Single Level or other
  • Walk in wardrobe
  • Separate laundry
  • Scullery to kitchen
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Bathroom - what to include
  • Size of garage; single/double
  • Heating - gas, electricity, wood burner

Collect a scrap book of 'likes', including photo's of roof lines which appeal,
joinery, wall cladding, roof cladding, interior features, kitchen layouts.

"The most important decision is your budget; what you wish to invest in your home"

Tips on utilizing your section

As a designer, it is important to bring together your wish list and make the best of
your site with a functional layout, that is practical and comfortable.

  • Living areas should ideally be facing North where possible
  • Outdoor living areas flowing easily
  • Consider views
  • Location of windows; maximizing sun with consideration of privacy
  • Street access
  • Consider landscaping ideas
  • Take note of the location of your neighbours living  and outdoor areas

Tips on renovations

Consider your likes and dislikes in the existing home:

  • Layout/configuration of rooms
  • Size of rooms
  • How the existing home functions
  • Sun
  • Views
  • What you like about the existing home
  • Points you dislike about the existing home
  • To what extent do you want to change?
    - maybe slightly,
    - maybe extensively - total new look.
  • Budget - what you wish to invest in the home.