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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Glass extension

Posted 1 day ago

Glass extension on little home in Northcote. Would like drawings and renders to be passed on to builder. The style I want is a bit industrial all glass and steel beams with bi fold doors. The extension will go where the current deck is see photos (French doors to be removed) and finally a photo attached of the finished product I would like a similar look

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Cloud living

Posted 1 day ago

Apartment building development with retail on ground level

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Morgan's reno plan

Posted 1 day ago

We are extending to the front of our 35 year old house; install a new kitchen; reposition fireplace; build covered deck to front; reorganise the wash house, bathroom and toilet; add storage cupboards; add gas for hot water and oven. We would like plans to take to builder and council for consents or someone to organise that for us.

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The shed 2

Posted 2 days ago

plans drawn to turn half the shed into an 86m2: 2 bedroom, Kitchen/dining, living room and bathroom

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New house

Posted 2 days ago

I have a floor plan and some ideas for design so just need a draughtsman to work with me and finalise them.

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Extend existing room to build new bathroom ensuite

Posted 2 days ago

I would like to add a bathroom to an existing bedroom at the end of the house to make it an ensuite and need services around creating working drawings and council submission.

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Interior renovation (insulation and bathroom)

Posted 3 days ago

House was constructed ~1965, timber frame building. Need assistance to complete the following consenting and design (produce drawings and complete consent documentation): Element #1: Brace calculations and drawings for consent; Wish to add bracing while walls are exposed and gain consent where required. Element #2: Add insulation and calculate H values; Wish to add insulation to all walls. Will be removing all plasterboard and be adding insulation from interior, so need to produce dr...

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Shed addition

Posted 3 days ago

We require a set of plans that can be submitted to council for an addition to a shed on a lifestyle block for a sleepout which will have shower and wc facilities. There is power in the existing shed and water is there also. Drainage to the septic tank would be required.

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Drawings for addition of bathroom to basement rumpus room

Posted 4 days ago

I'm looking to add a small bathroom (toilet and shower) to our downstairs rumpus room so need the services of a draftsman who knows the current Manukau regulations for getting the relevant consents. It's not overly complex so should just require a site visit for measure up and then preparing all the drawings and product documentation needed for the consent.

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Toilet and shower

Posted 5 days ago

Looking for a draughtsperson to make drawings, submit and obtain council consent to start work to build a new toilet in the garage of a house.

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Double Garage build

Posted 6 days ago

We would like a draftsman to design and sort consents for a double garage we would like to add onto our home.

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Draft up existing building

Posted 6 days ago

I'm converting a garage into a 2nd dwelling and I need someone to come over and draw (cad) the house before all structural members get concealed. Quote first

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Bathroom and bedroom plans

Posted 1 week ago

I'm needing to find out how to get a bathroom and 2 bedrooms compliant to code.

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Tony Wei

Posted 1 week ago

We are doing a house extension project. I need to find a good experienced draftsman who can offer cost effective solutions to to the project

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Conservatory Plans for Content and Build

Posted 1 week ago

Need some basic draughting skills to turn our deck into a conservatory. Looking at including a fireplace, will have double glazing (lintel required) and roofing will be tin over ply with skylights. So a solid build as opposed to a glass box.

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Internal bathroom creation

Posted 1 week ago

Create an ensuite bathroom taking up internal space from the bedroom next door. Building consent needed

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Team Smith

Posted 1 week ago

Weatherboard home (1950) needs extension and renovation. Kitchen & bathroom reno, extension to house and roof and ideally another bedroom and ensuite. Garage as well.

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Converting garage to Single bedroom unit

Posted 1 week ago

Converting garage to Single bedroom unit (granny flat)

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House plan for a certificate of acceptance - WC

Posted 1 week ago

I am applying for a certificate of acceptance for a toilet that was installed in a bathroom. As part of the application I need to have a house plan with the new toilet in it. I have the original house plans from the property files so it is simply a matter of adding the new WC to the plans.

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K & A Smith

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to have plans drawn up to extend our house another 2 bedrooms We would like to know the cost of the plans and the cost of building and trades person The house is on 16 acres 9km from Taumarunui It is partially finished The photos show the side we wish to extend currently containing 2 bedrooms

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With over 137,000 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 Build

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17th June 2019

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Big Bedroom Bash

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16th June 2019

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Woodhams ensuite laundry

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10th June 2019

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Drafting and consent

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3rd June 2019

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Draughting services

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Garage Foundation Plan required

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Gaynor carport close-in


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Small bungalow on Coronation Rd

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8th May 2019

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East House

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6th May 2019

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Terra Restaurant

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4th May 2019

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Draftsman required

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30th April 2019

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double garage

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27th April 2019

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House plans for Council consent and consent help

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12th April 2019

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Interior re-work 1 brm flat

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9th April 2019

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15 Freemans rd - planning


8th April 2019

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Urgently need an Architect can start job this week.


24th March 2019

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Quote for a Garage drawings

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20th March 2019

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Wall

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6th March 2019

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Wall

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6th March 2019

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Mangawhai House Extension Drawings for council

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4th March 2019

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