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

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

Posted 54 minutes ago

We have a wall between the kitchen and the lounge that we want to remove to increase our living space (attached picture). We have a registered builder we can use. We just need the plan drawn up and to help us with the consenting process as well.

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Council plans for Kitset Garage

Posted 2 hours ago

Need some plans drawn up for council to put up a second hand 9000 x 5500 Kitset Garage ASAP! Have photos of Garage put up previously and Lot plans.

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Looking for a draughtsman.

Posted 18 hours ago

We want to do a house extension. Looking for an affordable draughtsman to finish the drawings for submitting in the council.

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Caravan Park Design & Construction

Posted 22 hours ago

Looking to build a caravan park on the North Island in New Zealand. Need help with the site drawing (we have preliminary drawings for the site) for permitting, then a manager for design and building process including permitting, etc.

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Plans for Building Consent for small Commercial Building Addition

Posted 1 day ago

We are wanting to build a small addition onto our factory in Pahiatua, and need someone to draw up plans for us for Building consent. Construction of existing building and addition is Insulated Panel. Timeline is tight!

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Concept Plan for renovation in Onehunga

Posted 1 day ago

We recently purchased a basic three-bedroom 100sqm home on a 560 sqm site in a Residential – Mixed Housing Urban Zone (original photos attached). Since we have opportunities to subdivide in the future we are keen to work with someone to determine the best use of the property in the near term (housing a young family and maximising value of any renovation) and long term (not doing anything now that would impact our ability to subdivide in the future). We are looking for someone who shares our v...

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Retief Additions

Posted 1 day ago

Prepare consent application drawings and documents for a 60m2 addition plus some internal alterations to an existing early 1970's brick veneer / monier tile bungalow on a nearly flat site in Beachlands Road. I will do the conceptual design using ArchiCAD 18.

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Draw Plans : for garage renovation into self contained subsidiary dwelling

Posted 1 day ago

Would like plans drawn to convert existing large 2 1/2 garage into subsidiary dwelling, self contained with 1 or 2 bedroom. Would like a quote and a timeframe for being able to do the job please.

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Re cladding a house

Posted 1 day ago

Need a draftsman with Lbp available now to summit drawings to council for a re clad of house brick removed and replaced with cedar ,coloursteel and new double glazed windows.

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Bungalow renovation-draftsperson required

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a draftsperson to help us make plans for moving bathroom layout and potentially adding minor dwelling with a kitchen and bathroom within existing house.

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Dunamis

Posted 2 days ago

I want to give my house a facelift - paint throughout - carpet - update kitchen - update bathroom and ensuite- not sure if i need to move rooms around to make it look better- someone suggested an architect.

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House Renovation

Posted 2 days ago

From the design plans develop the full plans for Auckland Council and obtain Building Consent.

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Add door and deck for upstairs bedroom

Posted 3 days ago

We have upstairs bedroom. Would like to add door and build a deck to it. I am looking for drafting services who can give me plan so I can take it through council for approval. I need help to update if council suggests any updates.

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Seeking a plumbing & drainage expert. #2

Posted 3 days ago

We are a volume-based architectural firm undertaking 100's of projects nationwide each year. We seek an expert who can review all our plumbing and drainage plans for compliance prior to council submission.

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Wellsford renno

Posted 3 days ago

Drafting for renovation. Currently 2 bed on one florr. Garage underneath. Garage onderneath. Want to convert garage area to bedroom and put in internal stairs. Time frame flexible

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Garage and Deck

Posted 3 days ago

Looking to cover in a car pad (5 car widths) with a garage and put a deck over the top. Also rearrange the front entrance to the house. Need plans to obtain building if required.

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Request of service for concept drawing & council consent for Bathroom renovation

Posted 4 days ago

Hello, We are looking to renovate bathroom & kitchen and the bathroom renovation requires council consent. Would you be able to do site visit and assist us with concept drawing & council consent for Bathroom renovation?

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Draftsman for ensuite conversion

Posted 4 days ago

Needing a draftsman to draw building consent plans for a room - ensuite conversion. Small 3m2 room - will need structural engineer input as well (bonus if you can do both!) as moving structural support to accommodate ensuite

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"Settlers Cottage Extension plans" #2

Posted 4 days ago

We need plans to submit to council for a small extension and renovation to an old settlers cottage. We dont need this project managed, and we have a good idea of what we want to do, but any other good ideas would be well received. We think we have a builder who can start on this in winter. We want the outside to be in keeping with the original cottage, and the inside to be modern. At present it is only 60m2 .

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Outdoor Area Plans drafted for Building consent

Posted 4 days ago

We have resource consent but need plans drawn to get building consent for outdoor area, extending concrete floor deck over lower story, replacement of all old aluminium ranch-sliders, drains being required beside house. Also, removal of an internal wall/chimney to increase lounge area

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Recent architecture and design reviews

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Converting garage to living room and bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drawings for addition of bathroom to basement rumpus room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Arch_malmo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Plans to be drawn up for house renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building consent

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bathroom and laundry remodel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom drafting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

St James Ave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

garage conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Conversion - Renewed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Lbp signed off required single story #2


22nd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Home addition

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Draw proposed plan for a new ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor covered area building - Design/Draughting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small dwelling


31st January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Duplex Design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wishart Road

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

LBP Design and Drawings for building consent (removal of load bearing wall)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Create plans for extra room for submission to council consent

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

drafting services

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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