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Not All Designers Are Created Equal - Episode 1 (Interlude Season)

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Working with your designer + other project insights | Podcast Season Interlude | Undercover Architect

This season gives answers to some of my most frequently asked questions. And we introduce a new project - a family home being built in New Zealand.
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This episode is all about the designer you choose for your project. If you’ve decided you’re going to work with one, it’s usually the first choice you’ll make.   

And I say ‘if’, because I know that many homeowners don’t work directly with a designer. From what I’ve seen, especially in my time in Undercover Architect, many homeowners will draw up their own design on an app, or on paper, and then take it to a builder. The builder may have their own drafting team, and so that homeowner-prepared design then gets converted into drawings for approval and construction. 

However, if you have decided to work with a designer, the first question many homeowners have is ‘who do I choose?’ … which is quickly followed by ‘how do I know for sure they’ll be any good?’ 

So, how do you find the right designer for you and your project?  

Well, firstly, it’s accepting that not all designers are created equal. Then it’s a case of assessing their experience, how they treat you, and knowing how to work with them to get the best from the relationship. 

So, I’m going to give you 7 nuggets of knowledge to use to assess your designer.  

You can use these before you start working with them to determine if they’re worth hiring … and in the early stages of your project when there’s still time to walk away without too much collateral damage.  

These 7 Knowledge Nuggets are: 

  1. They have a process that demonstrates efficiency 
  2. They can communicate 
  3. They don’t take feedback personally 
  4. They tell you what you need to hear 
  5. They guide you 
  6. They treat your money like their own 
  7. They have industry knowledge and experience 

Listen to the episode for more info now.  

And head to for the full transcript of this podcast. 


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