Sally Turnbull


Sally Turnbull
47 Shearwater Drive

Contact Details

Mobile: 027 3411431Email:

Products & Services

  • New Homes and Alterations
  • Repairs and Renovations
  • Concept to Construction
  • Building Consent Documentation
  • Specifications
  • Plan Printing
  • Licensed Building Practitioner


A well designed home should provide comfort, aesthetic appeal, and structural integrity.  But most of all, it should feel that it was designed for YOU.

I am an architectural designer based in North Canterbury.  I provide architectural design services for unique new homes, additions and alterations.

Since joining the architectural design industry in 1992, I have enjoyed working on a huge number of new builds and design projects, and have many satisfied customers throughout North Canterbury and beyond.

As well as many transformations of existing houses from dysfunctional to fabulous, my design experience includes new family homes, townhouses, earth block houses, farm homesteads and sheds, motels, studios, aircraft hangars, and even a luxury treehouse which recently featured on Grand Designs.

I am a Licensed Building Practitioner with a Design 2 License, and established my own design company Architectural Draughting & Design Ltd in 2004.

Through my membership to Architectural Designers NZ (ADNZ), I regularly attend professional development training and keep up to date with the latest innovations in the building industry.

When it comes to any building proposal, my client's needs are my top priority.  I listen to your ideas, needs and dreams, and then use my knowledge and innovative flair to evolve concepts into buildable reality.

I have a strong focus on sustainability in construction, energy efficiency, and designing comfortable, healthy, and adaptable homes, while working within my client's budgets.

Now is a very exciting time to build, with initiatives such as the Superhome Movement Homestar, and Passive House inspiring the creation of homes that are not only warm and dry year-round; they are also ultra energy efficient durable, and significantly cheaper to run for the long term.

After the initial client consultation, I give a no-obligation fee proposal, brief and contract which explains the various stages of the architectural process.  Costs vary according to the complexity and nature of the proposed work.

All of my designs are modelled using the latest 3D architectural modelling programme, so that at every stage you can easily visualise your dream home coming to life.

Thinking of building your dream home?  I'd love to hear from you.

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