Era offers professional heritage planning advice and services to private individuals,
companies and local authorities

With over 20 years of heritage planning experience across the UK and in New Zealand, Era is perfectly placed to provide you with the professional advice, guidance and practical services you may require. We aim to simplify the often-complex planning system and help you to maximise the potential of your property.

Our work varies from small scale alterations, repairs or additions, to large scale restorations and other planning projects.

Our planning services include:

  • District Plan policy and compliances
  • Option and feasibility studies
  • Design advice and parameters
  • Heritage Assessments
  • Assessment of Environmental Effects
  • Liaison with local authorities and other bodies
  • Co-ordination of other specialists
  • Preparation and submission of resource consent applications
  • Preparation and submission of archaeological authority applications
  • Presentation at Council hearings

Contact us for a free, no-obligation chat and site visit.

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New Zealand has a wonderful range of architectural styles, many with international origins which have been adapted to become very unique to us. Take a whistle-stop tour of NZ architectural history and a look at some examples that still exist around the country today.


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Depending on where you live, the age of your property and the work you are undertaking, you may be required to apply for consents including resource and building consents from your local authority and archaeological authorities from HNZPT. Don’t under-estimate the importance of this – be aware of your responsibilities and make sure you are fully covered.

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