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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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The Benefits of Building a Conservatory

Posted 22/10/14

If you've been thinking about adding an extension to your home, Building a conservatory is a clever way to add more living space without having to move to a larger home. One of the benefits of building a conservatory is the potential to add a lot of value to your home. Hiring an architect

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Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in New Zealand Homes

Posted 13/05/15

One of the most popular selling points of a kiwi home is the indoor/outdoor flow. Whether you’re thinking of selling or just want to realise the potential of your home and the plot it stands on, considering indoor outdoor flow is important... Indoor outdoor flow The secret to unlocking the

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Choosing and Using an Architect

Posted 05/10/12

A good working relationship between client and architect is a vital ingredient in the success of any building project. Therefore it's therefore essential to choose an architect whose design approach and practice philosophy best fit your requirements... However, you may have noticed there

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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Architect, Draughtsman or Builder - Who Do You Need?

Posted 10/09/13

You want to renovate your home - so who do you call, a Draughtsman, Architect or Builder? We have a look at each of them does and how they can help you... Picking between an architect, draughtsman and builder An Architect will provide the buildings architectural design and also oversee the con

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Architects on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Home renovation blueprints & consents

Posted 5 days ago

I am currently looking for a draftsman to help me plan my renovation. I would like to renovate the downstairs and some of the upstairs of a newly acquired 1980s house in Brooklyn. Key renovation items include widening exterior openings, expanding a room into a small conservatory and opening interior walls. The kitchen, bathroom and two toilets will be entirely renovated, and an upstairs study converted into a bathroom, so some plumbing and electrical work is also required. I am looking someon...

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House Design with Minor Dwelling

Posted 1 week ago

Hi Is anyone available to carry out consent plan plus building consent documentation for a new house we are planning to build. It will be a 5-6 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with one main kitchen and a small kitchenette.

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Drawings for additional WC

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need drawings to get council approval to add an additional toilet in my residential property. It will be a small room, with no external window so will require an extractor fan. It will also need a sliding door due to the opening being close to another door. The toilet will be located in the garage. The location is close to the waste pipe outside. Would like to get this done as soon as realistically possible.

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Denvir St

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for a draftsman to do basic plans & site layout to present to council for foundation piles for a 12x4m Port-A-Com

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Architect for extention/renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am looking for an Architect that can draw up plans for a small extension and and internal move around that will result in the creation of a garage and additional bedroom. We have already drawn up concept plans and plans for the existing house. We know what we want in the way of cladding, roof lines etc but need someone to bring our concept to life, sort out any of the technical issues and submit/deal with the council consent (no resource consent required, just building consent). We have a...

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Draughtsman

Posted 2 weeks ago

Reconfigure apartment space - upgrade existing layout

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Plans required for renovation and new shed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Plans for council for renovation and new car shed.

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127 Atkinson.

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have plans that need finishing. It’s a Boarding house that requires building consent. ASAP

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Remove wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need to remove a wall that is going to require an architect to draw up a new beam design as it is load bearing.

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Draftsman- house extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking to add Dble garage, extend lounge, kitch and dining room and putting deck above new garage. We need to get some plans drawn up

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Renovation at Percy

Posted 2 weeks ago

We would like to discuss renovations our property at 46C Percy Road, Papamoa. Mainly front of house incorportating a carport and removing laundry and upgrading the service areas of the house

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Minor amendment to finalised but not submitted house plans

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need the exterior wall cladding on existing plans changed from 'Solid Plaster on Substrate' to the 'Specialized Construction caviteclad 50mm eifs exterior wall cladding system'. These plans have not gone through council yet.

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Renovation Job in Ellerslie, understanding Council Requirements.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Renovation Job in Ellerslie, looking who's able to sign and understanding Council Requirements.

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Master Extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

Draughtsman to do easy job and get to council concent.

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Proposed reno, Inside laundry/storage cupboard. Finish Draughtsman plan please

Posted 3 weeks ago

We already have a plan drawn up by a draughtsman for a new laundry/storage cupboard to be built inside our home and we require this plan finished now and ready to go to HCC for a permit please. (our current draughtsman can not finish our plan for 2 months due to a heavy workload!) Thanks

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Asbuilt Drawings AC Standard

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, Im looking for a contract draftsman to complete various drafting tasks from completed survey asbuilt and topographic data. Experience producing plans to Auckland Council Standard is a must and examples of previous work will be required. Upcoming work will be final drainage, service and streetscape asbuilts. Please get in touch, Mark Jory Consurv Ltd

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Draughtsman

Posted 3 weeks ago

To draw a plan for a sleep out to submit to the council

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Renovation - Licensed Building Practitioner

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have applied for Building Consent and require the services of a LBP to provide the certificate and review drawings etc. The property is in Manly Beach. We have a builder ready to go once the consent is approved. There may be additional design work to be completed, depending on the requirements of the council.

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Shower Consent Application

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking to add a shower to an exisiting downstairs bathroom and need someone to draw up the plans required and help with the council consent process. We're putting a propietary shower (already purchased) with no tiling or special waterproofing etc so this should be a relatively straight forward application. The current toilet/basin was consented in the late 90s and we have all the council paperwork from that time and can provide that to assist the process. We'll project manage after cons...

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Draughting Job

Posted 3 weeks ago

Draughtsman to proceed for building consent.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

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Garage 2nd floor extension/conversion


27th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Council plans for small -medium sized renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drafting and consent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draftsperson needed for bathroom renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extension to the rear of the house for a new lounge.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete Block garage

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor Laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Design for a new bathroom and laundry area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

South wall reclad etc

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Estimate for design/consent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Curb crossing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Design Review for CCC Exemption

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drafting, flat site, rectangle house, piles, floor plan done

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basic drawings required for porch extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Steves house plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upstairs bedroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draft to apply for bathroom consent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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