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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Basement

Posted 6 hours ago

Assist with basement excavation design for a villa.

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Putting Deck on 1st level

Posted 7 hours ago

Looking for architect/engineer to do RC/BC plan for deck at our property.

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Add value on existing brick and tile property-Renovation

Posted 8 hours ago

I have freehold Double story brick and tile house in Papatoetoe with floor area of 213sqm on a land of 400 sqm (Foot print/ coverage is about 100 sqm). The house is located in Mixed housing suburban zone. I would like to add value to this house with some internal renovations as well as external extensions to maximize the foot print up to 40% allowable limit. I am wanting draftsman to come up with a plan so that we can apply for building consent or perhaps resource consents if required. I woul...

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Plan for replacing french doors with bifolds

Posted 9 hours ago

We are looking to replace our french doors with bifolds but as we are extending the space of the doors our builders advised we need a lintel and council consent so need the help of a draughtsman. We are looking to get the drawings done within the next two weeks.

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Pt Chev Renovation

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking for a draughty/architect to redesign part of our house. This would involve opening up our kitchen living space and turning the current dining room and second lounge area into a 4th bedroom and new family bathroom. The bungalow was already extended around 8-9 years ago so we are not looking to increase footprint but just reconfigure the exisiting space. We would be keen to kick it off asap. Happy to provide more detail.

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Floor plans

Posted 1 day ago

Original early 1990ies handwritten floor plans need to be re drawn to scale and upgraded to show changes that have been made over the years. This is to support my application for a COA which is currently being processed. (the old plans with marked changes were not acceptable to TCC). Timeframe - asap !!! Attached are what the plans currently look like and a page detailing the changes that need to be shown on these

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Container house extension

Posted 1 day ago

Hello, need a set of plans drawn up for a container extension on another container (existing). Fairly basic plans , i have a concept drawings of what im after

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Renovation plans to be drafted for a Consenting purpose

Posted 1 day ago

I'm looking for some one(LBP) who can draft a plan which can be summitted for building consent. 1) Convert existing L'dry into 2nd bath. 2) Convert 2nd bedroom close to living into kitchen and make it Open plan 3) Convert the existing kitchen in to bedroom 4) Upgrade the existing bath ...

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Plans

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking at getting a shed built with a dwelling down one end. We are after someone to draw up site plans and asbuilt

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Home Renovation - Dairy Flat

Posted 1 day ago

The addition of two bedrooms and a sunroom by using space of existing bedroom 1 and a small push out on two sides of existing footprint.

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Redraw existing drawing and add some detail

Posted 1 day ago

Hello. I have had a retaining wall rebuilt due to failure and need to have a drawing created. The drawing is effectively the same as the attached image with of the as built drainage with some additional information such as who did the work, a new sump plus less than 1m of 100mm PVC pipe added, etc. I've also attached another drawing which has some more detail and shows the sump that was replaced (in yellow circle). The drawing must be A3 sized at 1:100 scale as this drawing. I do not need a phy...

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Kitchen redesign

Posted 2 days ago

Draftsman needed to design/ remodel small kitchen. Main aim is to remove middle section/tallgreen cupboards to open up the back door area, creating better flow through to living space. Would like to remove wall above bar section to create a more open feel, but maintain bar area. Possibly extend back door area to make room for new storage room for jackets, shoes etc.

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Plans drawn for sleepout extension

Posted 2 days ago

We're needing plans made for an extension to our garage. Will be one large room with a wet bathroom.

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Extension & remodel

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for advice on where an extension can be done on existing home. Wanting advice before renovating existing so sooner rather than later.

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Draw plans for a deck

Posted 2 days ago

Deck plan behind the house

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Draughtsman for bathroom renovation plans

Posted 2 days ago

I require someone to draw up plans for our bathroom renovation. We know exactly what we want but need someone to draw it up and submit to Council for consent as it is a wet area plan and we are inserting a window on the exterior back wall.

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Draftsman required

Posted 2 days ago

Remodelling of interior/ possibly another level built up in our small house.

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Mini/Tiny Homes Plans Required

Posted 3 days ago

10m x 4m tiny/mini home plans required. We know roughly what we are after, just needing it put to paper. Happy to hear your suggestions too! 1x bedroom 1x bathroom/laundry Kitchen Living Room

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Design for extension of wall and putting doors in

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there We need to get designs done and submitted to council for extending a current door and putting stacking doors. Cheers

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Plans for a tiny home

Posted 3 days ago

Planning to build a tiny home behind our house in Mt cook. Need draft plans and ideas

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 206,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Garage Conversion

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Bishopdale - Garage Conversion plus new ensuite

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

11th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Second fire escape


4th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Plans for Council

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Drafting And Consent For Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Draftsperson needed: renos

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Design for home improvements

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

COA drawings

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

9th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Design of renovation is needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

House floor plan and 3D renders - to consent later

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Redesign steps / entry into house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Cabin Designs

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30th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Deck Extension Design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Open plan renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draw up of plans to submit to council

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Renovation design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drafts person - As built Plans

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

180sqm house - Draughtsman needed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building Consent Dwg

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need plan drawn up and consent help - Removing one load bearing Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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