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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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Draft drawings for room extention

Posted 22 hours ago

Hi there We are after a draftsman to do up the drawing plans for our room addition we are wanting to get done to our family home in Taradale Napier. Basic extention so we imagine it'll be quite straight forward. Also wanting to add storage to the existing bedrooms and hallway. Time frame : sooner the better

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The Kiwi Burrow

Posted 22 hours ago

Kiwis for kiwi - the national charity that oversees kiwi conservation - needs to build an incubation facility. This will ultimately be located at Wairakei (near Taupo). We are seeking some basic drawings that can be used to secure a building quote for the facility. We have been contemplating constructing this as containerised, demountable structure but think that there is merit in building something more permanent. I have attached images of how the containerised version would look plus a floo...

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Mangaturoto House Renovation - Plans Needed #2

Posted 23 hours ago

I need someone to provide concept plans/building plans/liase with council for an alteration to my house at 28 Whaka Street in Maungaturoto. This will be an addition of approx ... . image posted below of my sketch concept

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Mangaturoto House Renovation - Plans Needed

Posted 1 day ago

I need someone to provide concept plans/building plans/liase with council for an alteration to my house at 28 Whaka Street in Maungaturoto. This will be an addition of approx ... . image posted below of my sketch concept

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Paul's plans

Posted 1 day ago

I want drawings andplans drawn up for some simple alterations to my small 1987 Bach including a window plan and some internal changes

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Building consent for a new deck on second floow

Posted 1 day ago

I'd like to build a new deck on the second floor, and replace one of the windows in the living room with a sliding door, which will face the new deck. The size is probably something like 30-40 m2. I need your help to draw a plan for the building consent. I'd like to get the process started asap, so that the new deck can be built this year.

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Drawings ready for council

Posted 2 days ago

We are looking at filling in under 1/2 our house 2 bedrooms / bathroom & laundry and need plans drawn up with all structural stuff etc ready to go to council and get building prices etc. Will require some small digging out under part of the house - so this will need to be included in plans. Ready to go now.

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Draughtsperson wanted for 70m2 minor dwelling

Posted 2 days ago

draughtsperson wanted for 70m2 minor dwelling at 262B whau valley road whangarei

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Bathroom reno draughtsman

Posted 3 days ago

Needing a draughtsman to draw up a plan of our bathroom renovation & where the bathroom is positioned in the home for planning consent. We are wanting to put a tiled shower in & require a plan for consent.

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Entry

Posted 3 days ago

Wanting plans advice and assistance with small two stage renovation of entry and laundry will probably include consent.

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Draft of Irenes place

Posted 4 days ago

Design a new home for a subdivided section. Have a concept

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Low Cost Bach

Posted 6 days ago

We're looking for a innovative architect who can help us design a very low cost bach for our section in the wairarapa. We love simplicity of design and are attracted to Scandinvian style A-frames with 2 bedrooms up in the mezzanine.

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Double garage

Posted 6 days ago

I am wanting to get drawings of a double garage done ready for council.

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Ram

Posted 6 days ago

I would like to extend my pre existing property and development the remaining sections. It's 1176m2 land area in a culdesac zone.

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Plans needed

Posted 6 days ago

Hi . I'm needing plans drawn up on my approx 50m2 basically rectangle shaped house to get it a permit from the DCC. Would be great to get it done as soon as possible 🙂 thanks.

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Draft Work

Posted 1 week ago

Need to remove two wall which are load bearing and for that need to apply for consent. Draft person would be ideal for this job .

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Build Consent Plans

Posted 1 week ago

I've got a Resource Consent for our house renovations. We now want to get the detailed building consent plans completed. We have the 3D plans for the Resource Consent.

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Small reno

Posted 1 week ago

Need plans for consent for removal of a wall between sunroom and no2 bedroom and creating an en-suite and wardrobe

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Looking for a draftsperson/architect

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting to extend the mezzanine floor area (subfloor of our apartment). We currently have a mezzanine floor but want to extend it more. Have attached some proposed plans with. We would have to relocate the staircase. We are looking at plan B. We will be requiring consent from WCC.

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Drafting for four town houses

Posted 1 week ago

I require plans drawn suitable for council to construct a small apartment block of four 100m2 apartments/town houses. I have a concept that works site boundaries, height plains, car parking etc. We're aiming for first home buyers and as such the building will need to be built well, but of stocked material with no bespoke features. This is stage one of two developments on this site and I'm looking to develop a long standing relationship with a quality firm.

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Recent architects reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New home to be built in Waihola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd February 2019

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 5
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 5
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Draughtsman - Drawings for consent of toilet installation installation

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7th February 2019

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 5
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 5
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Plans for house extension

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23rd January 2019

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 4
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Roof extension plans & drawings

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22nd January 2019

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"As is" plans


22nd January 2019

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Working drawings for a 140 square meter renovation

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6th January 2019

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Design and plans for bathroom/hallway/covered balcony conversion.

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24th December 2018

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 5
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New bathroom

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19th December 2018

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Architectural Draughting

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12th December 2018

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N E Ah Yen

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30th November 2018

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Extension

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25th November 2018

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Amendments required for renovation

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25th November 2018

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New Restaurant

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21st November 2018

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Subdivision

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20th November 2018

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plan

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17th November 2018

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plans to convert garage to workshop

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8th November 2018

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renovation

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19th October 2018

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Making the home more family friendly

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15th October 2018

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New Garage

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9th October 2018

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 5
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 5
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Internal renovation plans

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9th October 2018

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 5
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 5
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 4
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