Sally Turnbull


Sally Turnbull

Architectural Designer

Sally Turnbull Architect

A well designed home should provide comfort, aesthetic appeal, and structural integrity. But most of all, it should enable you to live your best and healthiest life.

Sally is based in North Canterbury and provides Architectural Design Services for unique new homes, additions, alterations, and renovations.

Since joining the architectural design industry in 1992, Sally has 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, her design experience includes new family homes, townhouses, earth block houses, farm homesteads and sheds, motels, studios, aircraft hangars, and even a luxury treehouse which featured on Grand Designs.

Sally is a Licensed Building Practitioner with a Design 2 License, and established her own company Architectural Draughting & Design Ltd in 2004. Through her Professional Membership of Architectural Designers NZ (ADNZ), Sally keeps up to date with all the latest innovations in the building industry.

When it comes to any building proposal, Sally designs with her client’s long-term wellbeing as the primary concern. She will listen to your ideas, needs and dreams, and then use her experience, knowledge and innovative flair to evolve concepts into buildable reality.

With a strong focus on sustainability in construction, energy efficiency, and designing comfortable, healthy, and adaptable homes, Sally works within her client’s budget. She strongly recommend clients aim above the building code minimums to get the maximum benefit from their investment.

After an initial client consultation she will provide a fee proposal which explains the various stages of the architectural process. Costs vary according to the complexity and nature of the proposed work.

Sally travels frequently between her home base in Kaikoura throughout the Waimakariri, Hurunui and Kaikoura Districts keeping tabs on projects and meeting clients wherever suits best.

Sally’s Rangiora office is located at Niche Shared Space, Level 1, 210 High St Rangiora and her Kaikoura office is at 47 Shearwater Drive Kaikoura. Meetings are by appointment.

Thinking of building your dream home? Sally would love to hear from you.

Send an email to or call me on 0273411431 to arrange a meeting.


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Fact finding exercise to ensure the viability of your project and various options.


A summary of your site’s opportunities and restraints.


A presentation of creative & original ideas that answer the brief and maximise the site’s potential.


Developing concepts into a buildable proposal and evolving the design.


Enabling you to experience your building at design stage with sun studies, perspectives, photo rendering, 3D images, 3D fly-through.


All the paperwork required for building consent submission to the local authorities including construction details, specifications, calculations…


To obtain project-specific information from the authorities. Can be made early on in the process or at building consent stage.


Documentation showing how the proposal will meet the New Zealand Building Code.


Showing why the proposal should be approved even if it doesn’t quite fit the rules.


Ensuring building code compliance is achieved by assisting the contractor with documentation for amendments and variations.


A4 to A1 full colour.

Get In Touch

To arrange an initial meeting to discuss your project

Kaikoura OFFICE


47 Shearwater Drive,
Kaikoura 7300

P: 027 341 1431


"by appointment only"

Niche Shared Space,
Level 1,
210 High Street,
Rangiora, 7400
P: 027 341 1431