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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Garden Studio

Posted 2 hours ago

Design and plans for Darden Studio

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Design/renovation

Posted 12 hours ago

We require an architect to provide planning layout and renovation design for an extension to accomodate a third bedroom with ensuite. We would need the exisiting layout of the house reconfigured to more of an open plan. Existing master bedroom to split in two. 1930s bungalow.

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House Extension

Posted 16 hours ago

Looking to extend the rear of the house creating an open plan kitchen/lounge along with a second bathroom and need plans drawn up.

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Plan, Drawing,

Posted 1 day ago

Hello, I am after someone to draw me a plan for an approx 60sqm granny flat.

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Hawthorne

Posted 1 day ago

The renovation is 90% completed. My builders slacked off & caused me inferior work, therefore I sent the packing. I need my roof fixed at the end of the house. My garage steps need a railing fitted & the plywood walls finished. I need most of my bottom Cedar reattached to wood as the builder only got the nails through the vermin strip. I think that might be a major issue. I have some uneven flooring in my kitchen & entry foyer. I have some damaged Cedar boards in the very top just under my e...

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Drummison West End Revive

Posted 1 day ago

Our aim is to get much more use out of the western end of our house, which has our kitchen/informal dining area that was built as an extension to the house in the 90s, and backyard. Currently there is a standard backdoor leading out to a small deck on the northern side of the house & a small backyard across the western end of the house. Our high-level idea is to replace this with a larger deck that wraps-around to include the western side of the house, and have doors (either sliding or bi-fo...

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Full set of working drawings for Waikato/Coromandel Council consent

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for quotes from draftsman to find out how much it will cost to get my house plan drawn up into working drawings. It will be 2 level, 4bdrm, 2 living. Don't have set time frame yet.

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New House design

Posted 2 days ago

After an additional designer for a new 220m2 home to be built in Prestons

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NTF & COA

Posted 2 days ago

Require an architect to assist with Notice to Fix unconsented work on a property and apply for COA from the Council. My client has been issued NTF and I require an architect who can work to get this matter resolved and COA issued. Please contact Deepak ... if you require any additional information. Thank you

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Design deck, fence, roof and apply for consent

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, I may possibly require the help of a professional to design a deck, fence and roof covering for a corner of our property. The area is around 90m2 We will need to create a new perimeter fence at least 1m away from the boundary fence. And then build a deck within the open space. Afterwhich we will also need a suitable but aesthetically pleasing roof covering for the entire space. Quick turn around time will be required and full support with applying for consent.

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Add a bedroom

Posted 2 days ago

I am wanting to get plans drawn up to add an extra bedroom with a ensuite and kitchenette to my house

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Garage Studio in One Tree Hill

Posted 3 days ago

Garage conversion to a studio apartment. Have Cad plan of all measurements inside and out. Just doing the basic design inside of sink bench, stove, bathroom with shower only, (no bath) , laundry and storage cupboard. So also need drainage to house sewer, stormwater and electrical plan as well. Thought we could do drainage and electrical 'as built', but need a draftsperson to do it. Have builder teed up for Xmas holidays, so would like to have it done by early October.

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Concept Design

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there, We are going to build a new home (Home & Income house concept). We are thinking to build 280-300 sqm. Can someone provide few design ideas (at least 3). Section is sloppy and I already have the Geo tech and Topo Survey done. Thanks

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Mark's Refurbishment

Posted 3 days ago

We are looking for an architect and a builder and plumber for the following; a) the removal of a supporting post in the lounge, and the strengthening of the beam. We already have the calculations and drawing for the beam. We require detail drawings, calculations and submission for widening the entrance to the galley kitchen. We are renovating the kitchen and two bathrooms. We currently do not expect any plumbing to be moved to accommodate the renovation. We also wish to much of the house int...

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Needs plans drawn for a garage with internal access

Posted 3 days ago

Hi i am looking for someone can draw plans for a garage and ensuite to put through council

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Extend lounge & 2 bedroom extension

Posted 3 days ago

We would like to extend the lounge out onto existing deck, add deck and add only two bedrooms

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Draftsman required for minor dwelling.

Posted 4 days ago

No architects need apply. I'm looking for a simple cost effective designer/draftsman who will handle the process from design to consenting.

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6 Pembroke Lane

Posted 4 days ago

Looking to get plans drawn for council for existing brick building (built 1998) to be changed, interior only into 4 bedsits with bathrooms

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Bathroom and new exterior door

Posted 4 days ago

need an ensuite added to a villa with an updated floor plan and a new door added

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Review property

Posted 4 days ago

I want a draftsman/architect to review a property I want to buy and will pay for initial viewing. If possible this week

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 172,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Interior house renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Revision to plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hooks Renovation

Work carried out by a subcontractor

24th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New House Design #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Design for beam replacing load baring wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draughsman/engineer

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Denvir St

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Townhouse

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draftmen needed for ensuite plans for council approval

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plans for House Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House Reno building consent drawings

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage conversion #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home renovation blueprints & consents

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rob's En-suite

Work carried out by a subcontractor

10th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovation - Licensed Building Practitioner

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Porch / Deck and Stairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovation drafting

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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