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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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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 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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Reconfiguration

Posted 12 hours ago

We are renovating our kitchen and would like to reconfigure the entrance as well as put in a door thru to what is currently the laundry, to make it into a bedroom.

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Draughting plans #2

Posted 14 hours ago

I am converting existing 2 story garage recreation room in 2 bedroom accessory dwelling so looking to draw plan for building consent

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URGENT Very small Drafting job of existing open basement renovation

Posted 1 day ago

WHAT THE JOB IS: Urgent Simple Re-Draft of existing open basement professional plans, adding 4 internal walls, and specifications for a bathroom, to comply with our local Council WHERE: Te Puke, Bay of Plenty (We are open to Drafters/Designers from other areas, seeing the work could be done digitally from anywhere in NZ) WHY WE NEED IT URGENTLY: Selling our home and relocating to the USA within the next few months WHO IS IT FOR: The plans are for the Western Bay of Plenty District Council,...

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Provide plans for enclosing upstairs verandah

Posted 1 day ago

To enclose the upstairs verandah, replace sliding doors with windows Simple design sympathetic to the rest of the house Need set of plans suitable for council permits and builder

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Draughting plans

Posted 1 day ago

I am converting existing 2 story garage recreation room in 2 bedroom accessory dwelling so looking to draw plan for building consent

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Change of purpose

Posted 1 day ago

80.6 sqm garage with rumpus need. Plans for council application to change purpose for minor dwelling.

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Workshop Design Including DCC Approval

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for following services: 1. Workshop design/plan to be done. 2. Design/plan approval from Council.

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Garage conversion

Posted 1 day ago

We want someone to help us design/apply for building consent to convert detached garage to a self contained unit. Current stud height inside is 2.1 need to increase it to 2.4 not sure if its feasible. Floor to the top of the roof is 2.3 meters. But there is enough room to increase.

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

Posted 2 days ago

We are looking at extending the rear of the house and add a new lounge. The house is red brick cladding with tiled roof.

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Home Interior Renovation

Posted 3 days ago

We are looking to get plans drawn up to open up the kitchen dining area and reconfigure the size and layout of the laundry and bathroom. Some of the things that we think will need to be done: - Remove a wall between the kitchen and dining room, we think this wall may need to be replaced with a beam, in ceiling if possible - Remove a wall between the dining room and lounge - Bring the back door out to the exterior wall and fill in the porch to allow extra space for the kitchen - Remove a w...

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Independent Architect required to alter plans

Posted 3 days ago

Hi My architect have made plans and thinks it's not possible to do anything else from here. There are few restrictions on my title which I need to consider to build. I need someone to consult to find the alternate to get rid of few things.

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Conversion of outhouse

Posted 3 days ago

I am looking for a draftsman to draw up plans to consent and convert a currently un-inhabitable outhouse. I am looking to put a laundry and second bathroom in the outhouse also. I have a builder already but need draftsman to help get it consented from uninhabitable to habitable.

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2 storey H&I project

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, I have flat section in West Auckland with subdivision consent. I plan to build home and income property on it: 3bd+2bth and 2bd+1bth. I would like it to be 2 levels . Please contact me for design quote and provide full list of your services and previous projects. Kind regards, Mark Bialik

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Edit existing 'revit' siteplan

Posted 4 days ago

Edit a already drawn up 'Revit' drawing file to create Siteplan, elevations necessary for attaching to Resource consent application.

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Clifton

Posted 6 days ago

We are located in Clifton, Takaka and have recently bought a 2 story 1970 bungalow. Exterior is summerhill stone. We would like to give her a facelift both externally and internally. She is on 1.5 ha block on a hill and is North facing with great sea views.

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Hall

Posted 6 days ago

To apply for CCC For the work that just been completed

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Garage Conversion

Posted 1 week ago

Need a plan for converting a garage into a bedroom

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R&R

Posted 1 week ago

We need to renovate and build extension into our home to accomodate our large family

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Garage Plans

Posted 1 week ago

Plans including foundations for 8 x8 garage with storage loft.

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Draftsman required for renovations

Posted 1 week ago

Please come over or advise pricing. Wanting to change a garage/carport area which is under the house to self contained unit

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 151,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Upstairs bedroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 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

Draftsman needed for Villa renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Plans for new deck and doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Parking deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Drafting for a new En Suite Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Household renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drafting of plans for building consent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Firestone - Glenharrow Ave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

General Construction Drawings for Cladding System

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

Ensuite and supporting beam

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

New ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Adding a room to our bach

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Zaks extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Tokoroa Draughtsman needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Site plan

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Collins House Build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

draughtsman for drawings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Garage renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Creating Self Contained Flat within Existing Dwelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4
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