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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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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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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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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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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 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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Drafting plans for building consent amendment

Posted 20 hours ago

Re-purposing an existing building (garage / sleep-out) to a minor dwelling. Require drafting services to complete the necessary plans for the intended amendments which include: - door / window amendments; - kitchen addition; - potential deck and pagoda

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Outdoor Laundry

Posted 1 day ago

I need a simple plan drawn up to submit to council for an outdoor laundry ASAP Needed for exemption approval

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Scale drawings for Council

Posted 1 day ago

Need scaled drawings of a dance studio sufficient for council....

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Architect Quote

Posted 1 day ago

We are wanting to add a bedroom to our home and needing quotes and plans for this.

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Renovation design & drawings

Posted 2 days ago

Two story concrete block house, built/CCC 2008. Require plans drawn up for partial re-roof to roof over 2x internal gutters, add eaves & external gutters. Also to roof over and/or enclose into the house 2x internal decks to remove possible future concerns on resale (NO history of water ingress). While at it, possible re-cladding of north & west elevations which have plaster cladding over the steel portal framing - to remove plaster stigma and improve appearance. Due to partial re-roof (small s...

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Kitchen and room relocation

Posted 2 days ago

Kitchen and bedroom to be renovated and moved around. Two walls to come down. One wall to go up. And French doors to replace a window.

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Renovation project

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, we are looking to renovate our home in Waimauku, with some work requiring building consent. The home was built it 1978 and has not been renovated before, so plans are not in with council as this did not require a CCC at time of building or since. I’m not sure exactly what information we will need to send in to council - whether we have to get an architect to sign off the entire house plans, or whether I can do these myself (I have already taken measurements and drawn up the floor plan using...

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Internal Access

Posted 2 days ago

Need plans updated to need internal access, Ranch slider ect.. asap. If possible but not compulsory to work with Council for approval as well please. So basically this is for someone to contact us which are a draftsperson to draw plans up for us on our inernal access.

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Paper Plan for the Kitchen for council approval

Posted 2 days ago

Hey There, I want to build a small kitchen in my rumpus room for which I need council approval and hence I am looking for a person who can help me to draw the layout of the kitchen on the paper (Paper Plan) and aid me in getting the council approval.

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Bathroom Plans for Building Consent

Posted 2 days ago

I'm a builder looking to do a bathroom renovation in central Auckland. The client would like to replace the old plastic/glass shower with a new tiled shower. The floor will need to be retiled as well and there may be some waterproofing detail around the new bath. I would like a copy of plans to submit to the council for the waterproofing and plumbing details of the new tiled shower. Thanks

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Building Consent Drawings - Garage and Carport

Posted 3 days ago

Develop existing concept drawings of garage and carport to building consent standard. Residential two car garage and car port of flat site in Beachlands Auckland.

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Moutuopa batch drawings

Posted 3 days ago

We have designed a floor plan online and we know what we want the house exterior to look like but we need our floor plan turned into proper drawings to submit to council and to build off. House is around 200m in size, a single story dwelling with a mono pitch roof line. House is to be built on piles except the 8x6m attached garage.

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Consent Drawings for Open Plan Rennovation

Posted 3 days ago

We are looking for quote for a draughtsperson to help us draw up the plans for our renovation (we have a clear idea of what we want) and facilitate Lower Hutt City council consent process. Our plans include removing internal walls to make our living space open plan, and remodeling the laundry- this involves consenting works of removing a load bearing wall, removing and relocating the fireplace and hot water cylinder. 2 Small 3m2 extensions and replacement of two windows with different dimensi...

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Architect for renovation

Posted 5 days ago

Old home in need of serious renovations. Need someone who is creative with turning the odd layout into a modern home.

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Cafe

Posted 5 days ago

Hello! Opening a cafe in st heliers and need the kitchen drafted for council consent- we don’t need anything fancy as we will do all the design stuff. Just the basics for the council. Thanks, Michelle

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Plans for council / building consent

Posted 5 days ago

Requiring council and building consent plans for the construction of a two story deck with stairs and privacy screen and new french doors to house, removal of some load bearing walls and move of kitchen, as well as the creating on a rumpus area in an existing basement, and adding a toilet and shower to an existing laundry.

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Council plans for small -medium sized renovations

Posted 6 days ago

We're looking for someone to draw some plans for council submission for us. We know what we're wanting and just need a draughtsman to put it on paper. We're looking at changing some windows, adding a couple of external doors, removing a couple of internal walls, and installing supporting beams, removing a bathroom and adding an ensuite and replacing an existing kitchen and bathroom - all within the existing floor plan of the house.

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Remodel

Posted 6 days ago

Want to fill in porch & take out part of two load bearing walls & put in new aluminium

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ArchiCAD draftsperson required

Posted 6 days ago

Contract work available for the right person. ArchiCAD proficiency required. Residential renovation work.

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ArchiCAD Drafting

Posted 6 days ago

ArchiCAD Drafting Contract available. Quality Documentation Required for Building Consent. LPB not essential but preferred.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

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Design Review for CCC Exemption

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drafting, flat site, rectangle house, piles, floor plan done

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basic drawings required for porch extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Steves house plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upstairs bedroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 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
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plans for new deck and doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Parking deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 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
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Firestone - Glenharrow Ave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General Construction Drawings for Cladding System

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ensuite and supporting beam

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adding a room to our bach

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Zaks extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tokoroa Draughtsman needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Site plan

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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