Our Work

Bluepencil has worked on many varied types of projects, both residential and commercial of various sizes and complexities. A cross section of our work is follows below

Case Studies

Several key case study projects provide an example of the breadth of our work and experience


A large 10 acre bush block created an amazing lifestyle and sense of privacy, but presented limited viable building plaforms. A long house was designed to suit the skinny landform. A central open plan kithen, dining and living space has 12m of stacker doors either side, to allow flexibilty of indoor / outdoor flow to either side of the house in specific wind directions. A separate self contained, but connected, unit was incorporated above the garage. A high quality level of finishes was incorporated, with materials and structural elements expressed.

HOSPITALITY - Rotorua Entertainment Centre

A large 6000sqm existing food procesing warehouse was extended and repurposed as New Zealands largest indoor entertainment facility. The building accomodates 15 different tenancies, including a Chipmonks franchise, ten pin bowling, a trampoline park, mini golf, escape room games, laser tag and feature virtual reality game rides. In addition the facility has a full cafe and 3x flexible conference rooms, with optimal accoustic isolation


An existing 1920s 2 bedroom dwelling was previously relocated onto a rural site. Bluepencil was engaged to substantially increase the floor area, while being sympathetic to the original house design and detailing. Dual extensions were undertaken for additional living and bedroom room space. The scale and connection of the extensions was carefully done to make appear as if part of the original design.


Bluepencil has undertaken numerous remedial works jobs on existing dwellings subject to weathertightness issues. In conjunction with building surveyor guidence and quality assurance, existing framing has been assessed and replaced where required, and new cladding systems installed to provide a robust and fully compliant solution. Internal balcony remedial work provides protection to the household unit, and others under and beside.

MULTI RESIDENTIAL - Montgomery Apartments, Tauranga

A five level apartment block, consisting of 23 loft style apartments. All apartments are designed for maximum energy efficiency, and for views across the estuary. All apartments are well isolated accoustically from the adjacent neighbours, with the highest levels of fire protection and structural performance.

RETAIL - Optometrists Fit Out

An existing empty commercial space was outfitted for a retail usage for a relocating optometrist firm. Specialist joinery was designed to enable a clear display of frames in a modern environment. Consultation rooms were specifically designed for optimum adjustable usage and flow.


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