Franklin is famous for its rich, volcanic soils as evidenced by the long standing agricultural industry supplying Kiwi staples such as potatoes and lettuces. 

But across Franklin there are variances in the soil types which are critical to understand when planning and installing plant types. The climate, being close to the Manukau harbour is largely coastal and subject to salty and windblown conditions but also with cool winter months with fog and frost so this is also taken into account when selecting plant types.

The Franklin District has a fantastic spread of architectural styles, from classic early settlement homes in weatherboard and iron to the recently built modern homes in new subdivisions such as Karaka. The landscape plans produced by Zones Franklin's design team vary according to the house type and the section size and slope. Other factors that we take into account in the design are privacy, aspect (eg north facing, south facing, etc), soil conditions and access. In terms of access, Our team will get the right equipment in to allow for the movement of materials around the side of the house to the back or vice versa.

To help the team deliver on time and to budget, Zones use cloud based IT systems which help to keep the budget, time frames, communication and project plan on track throughout the design, quote and build stages.

Having the right technical skills and qualifications is critical as is complying with central and local government regulations. Some of the regulations that the Franklin team take into account are the requirement for building or resource consent (or sometimes both), the application of best practice health & safety systems and environmental laws. There are also certain certain landscaping works, such as certain decks and structures, that require a licensed building practitioner to undertake. These works also require a licensed building practitioner to design.

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