At Birch Land Development Consultants, we pride ourselves on over 30 years of leadership in land development and real estate with a steadfast commitment to sustainable building practices. With skilled professionals spread across our offices in Auckland, Pukekohe, Hamilton, Tairua, and Tauranga, we bring a wealth of experience and a suite of services tailored to your glasshouse or greenhouse development needs.

Our Services

Our comprehensive development consulting services guide your glasshouse project from concept to construction, including:

  • Detailed Site Planning: Utilising the latest approaches to land use and sustainable design.
  • Integrated Planning Assistance: Navigating the intricate maze of land use consents and regulations for you.
  • Expert Engineering Design: From earthworks to stormwater management, ensuring environmental integrity.
  • Professional Surveying: Precision in project planning and execution.
  • Specialist Reporting Coordination: Geotechnical analysis, water takes, and nutrient discharge management.

About Glasshouse Developments in New Zealand

Glasshouse or Greenhouses are often provided for in the District Plans as a permitted rural activity. However, all the other works required to develop a commercial-scale glasshouse or greenhouse can trigger land use consents and engineering requirements. The number of consents triggered will vary depending on the scale of the proposal and the Council rules and regulations of the location. Consents for earthworks, stormwater and wastewater discharges, water take, bore, nutrient discharges and packhouse facilities are some of the range of consents that may be needed to enable the commercial glasshouse or greenhouse activity. Engineering design and layout for stormwater treatment, control, retention and or detention, vehicular access and transport, discharges of wastewater and or nutrients, water supply and storage, and utility services are all important considerations to be made.

We have worked with several important customers over the years to develop site layout plans, obtain the required land use consents and engineering approvals needed, and manage the development and construction of the site in readiness for the glasshouse/greenhouse to be constructed. This also includes facilitating relevant specialist reporting such as geotechnical, bore water takes and nutrient discharge on behalf of our customers.  We work alongside glasshouse and greenhouse suppliers, builders and architects, to provide professional planning and engineering advice to prepare your site for development.

Why Choose Birch?

  • Decades of Experience: Three decades of successful, tailored land development consultancy.
  • Qualified Expertise: Our team is comprised of experts in surveying, civil engineering, and resource planning.
  • Sustainable Focus: A dedication to environmental sustainability in all development projects.
  • Local Presence, Wide Reach: Local expertise with the capability to serve a broad range of regions.

Ready to Start Your Glasshouse or Greenhouse Project?

Whether you're a seasoned real estate developer, a sustainable building enthusiast, or a land investor, our team at Birch Land Development Consultants is equipped to bring your vision to life with minimal environmental impact.

From obtaining the necessary consents to creating efficient site layouts, our professional planning and engineering advice prepare your site for glasshouse development.

If you are proposing a glasshouse development and need a Detailed site plan, Planning assistance for the various consents, Engineering design for the Earthworks, or Surveying setouts for the earthworks, silt ponds, or buildings, then give one of our staff a call and we can provide all the professional assistance you require.

For enquiries:

  • Call us on one of our local office numbers
  • Submit your query through our online contact form


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