BArch (Hons), BBSc, DLA
Registered Architect (ANZIA)

As a Registered Architect and independent building consultant to the building and project industry, Alisdair brings broad expertise and wide industry experience to your project. You can have confidence in his skills through his track record and expertise in building contracts, the contract administration process, design documentation, technical expertise, planning law, building law, design aspects and project management. He services primarily the Marlborough, Nelson and Christchurch regions.


This expertise will be of interest to a wide range of professionals, organisations and individuals and is not replicated in those consulting firms that have quantity surveying, building inspection or engineering qualifications.

With over 30 years' experience and over 1,000 jobs behind him, you can be confident that Alisdair has the know-how to achieve the best result for you and your project. Those who know Alisdair praise his depth of industry and general knowledge, not to mention his phenomenal memory.


Alisdair is a 'go-to' person for his practical and knowledgeable solutions, and is widely respected for his ability to relate to people across all industry sectors from lawyers, developers, planners, engineers and local government staff to homeowners, builders and contractors at the coalface.


As an independent consultant with a 'fresh eye', Alisdair is able to view a situation from a new angle, bringing much-needed perspective and a fresh approach. Often, it's about asking the right questions; sometimes, it's about asking the basic questions such as, "Why does it have to be done that way?". He also has integrity, attention to detail and focus on the commercial numbers, grounded in real-world experience.



As a Registered Architect and New Zealand Institute of Architects Associate Member, Alisdair brings critical design knowledge that other consultants may not have. This enables him to bring special insight to your project and add value that may otherwise have been overlooked. His experience spans -


Large commercial projects 
Educational facilities 
Early learning centres 
Tourist developments 
Retirement village
 Residential design and alterations 
Factories and industrial buildings 


Daines Consulting was set up in 2016 in response to a change in lifestyle and putting to great use Alisdair's vast industry and specialised knowledge for the benefit of those undertaking building projects or administering the building process.
Our mission is to share this knowledge by providing succinct, robust, technical expertise, advice and solutions to clients in a timely and professional manner in accordance with our Code of Ethics. We want to leave clients empowered with more knowledge and information than they had before we were commissioned.
Alisdair has spoken at conferences, presented seminars as well as provided technical and expert evidence in various statutory processes. 


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Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
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