Holmes Consulting has a long history in residential engineering, primarily focusing on large, complex luxury homes and purpose built apartment complexes. Our approach to these projects applies the same trademark attention to detail and quality we bring to our large commercial and public sector projects, combined with the genuine appreciation of design engineering for residential spaces demands.
We’re experts in creative use of materials, particularly in situations where the structure plays an important role in the visual design. We work with stone, steel, concrete, timber and other materials to help create the atmosphere and environment home owners and developers are looking to achieve. Our expert engineers are skilled at reducing the use of materials, and finding new ways to get better performance out of the resources we do use. We’re also often tasked to deliver civil engineering, giving us the opportunity to marry the structural design with the civils—a great chance to deliver well thought out, logical connections on residential projects.
In residential houses and developments we’re always looking to explore more efficient, ‘buildable’ systems that will also streamline construction, anticipating and avoiding delays. Across the full lifecycle of the project, we provide the level of detail and communication people and developers need for projects of this nature. We enjoy the challenges of residential work, and we’re proud to have delivered some of the most advanced and interesting residential projects in New Zealand.