Question Bank of Active Architecture

Question Bank

We're currently putting together some resources to help people who are in the build incubation stages have a better understanding

of what it takes to embark on a building project.

Rather than us just assuming what it is you need to know we thought we'd ask first.


Below is a quick form that will allow you to deposit any questions that you would like to know more about,

- or wished you had known before your previous project.

And to show how much we appreciate your input, we're also giving away a free 12 month architecture magazine subscription.

All submitted entries will be drawn at the end of June 2018, and you will be the first to receive access to the documents once they are available.

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Or... If you're just itching to know something and can't wait for the resources to come out...

Here's what you've sent us so far...

Tim of Plimmerton asked:

'We added more skylights upstairs post-build. Possibly the framing could be specified from the outset to allow for apertures in the potential locations for skylights when it is not certain that they are going to be required. '

Anita of Whitby asked:

'I’d like to convert my garage into a commercial kitchen. I’ve been baking from my current kitchen but it’s getting too small. Surely it’s just a matter of buying a few commercial benches, hiring a plumber, electrician and painting the walls right? '

David of Aotea asked:

'What is the process around Code Completion certification and Insurance hand-over going to be? In my own experience, this was not handled well. If not understood and planned with the project manager, it can result in a period where no insurance cover exists. '