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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Recent jobs posted

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

Draftsman

Posted 22 minutes ago

Could you please provide a quote to design inside only for a 3 bedroom one bathroom open plan living/dining/kitchen habitable kiwispan barn house. I am planning on keeping the kitchen/bathroom hub close together to hopefully reduce costs. Floor area of barn is 80sqm I can provide more detailed floor plans early march.

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AutoCAD draughting service

Posted 1 hour ago

Looking to establish an ongoing relationship with and AutoCAD draughtperson for ongoing structural details and a small amount of ongoing Architectural concept work First job approx two A3 sheets showing a layout plan and subfloor strengthening details for a house. I normally work on a basis of trust were the contractor bills for work done when the job is complete

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Bathroom plans

Posted 18 hours ago

Looking for a suitably qualified person to prepare bathroom plans suitable for building consent. Bathroom is going into an existing garage.

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Home Renovation

Posted 19 hours ago

Renovating our house and are in need of a Draftsman to draw up plans to submit to the council. We have drawn up the floor plan of what we are hoping to achieve, the consented works include moving the kitchen, moving location of log burner and installing new, adding an en-suite, removal of structural wall and possibly some other things we may have overlooked. The structural wall being removed is to create an open plan living. Wanting tiled floor in new en-suite and bathroom. Some windows/doors...

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Plans for bathroom

Posted 22 hours ago

Draw up plans for toilet and shower.

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Existing Floor and Plumbing Plans

Posted 4 hours ago

I am adding an additional toilet into a stand-along 1960's dwelling, as part of the consent I need existing floor plans and existing plumbing plans.

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Lucy

Posted 1 day ago

I need plans drawn for a small 2 bed dwelling asap,I have a drawing to give you an idea what we after

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Plans

Posted 1 day ago

more detailed building plans following on from a concept drawing, including plans that show shading on adjacent properties

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Consent & Build Plans for Garage & Carport

Posted 1 day ago

Provide plans for building consent and build. Garage is 6 x 7.2m, mono pitch, JH cladding , slab. Carport is 6 x 6m and again with mono pitch roof. Hoping the carport will qualify for building consent exemption through plans being reviewed by engineer. Exposure zone D, high wind zone.

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Home extension

Posted 1 day ago

We have a beautiful 1937 bungalow that we would like to add an extension to at one end. This extension would contain a new master bedroom and ensuite and alter an existing space for two walk in wardrobes. We know what we want (relatively simple, following existing roof line etc) but need someone to consult and ensure that what we want is the best idea for the planned space as well as having the plans drawn up ready to go to council. It is important to us that we maintain the existing character o...

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Tawa renovations #2

Posted 1 day ago

Converting double garage into living room, with internal stairs and bathroom. Adding another bedroom off the house.

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Converting a double garage into additional bedrooms

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking to either convert a double garage into 2 additional bedrooms, or to build an additional level above the existing double garage for a bedroom. We would like concept designs and costings for both options. We would then like assistance with final designs and council consents etc

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Ensuite

Posted 2 days ago

We want to build a basic ensuite in the master bedroom. We already have a drawing and a builder lined up. We need a detailed plan to be submitted to council

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New bathroom and build a second level

Posted 2 days ago

Currently I am planning to re do my garage with a new bathroom consent required Same time planning to get a consent to build another level up with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

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Draftsman, moving firewall

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, I live in an apartment and wish to move an internal firewall. I think its about 2.5 meters wide and we want to move it about 70cm or so. We need a draftsman to create a plan so we can submit it to the council for building consent. We only have an older floor plan available at the moment.

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Drawings quote required

Posted 2 days ago

I need quote for drawings for building consent. I have a design. A new build simple square design 3bed,1bath, single garage, half pitch roof, cladding as James Hardie axon panels.

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Draftsperson for retraining walls

Posted 2 days ago

Looking for a draftsperson to design and assist with any consents needed for two retaining walls that I want to build on my property. Both retaining walls will be built on my boundary and I am looking to get started ASAP. Please contact me for further details.

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Home renos

Posted 2 days ago

Draft/design plans, assist with council consent process.

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Working Drawings Required

Posted 2 days ago

Working drawings required for 70sqm house with double garage.

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Reno31

Posted 2 days ago

Need draughts person to redrew house plans for council consent. Taking wall down and putting new shower in ensuite.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 186,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Lbp signed off required single story #2


22nd February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Home addition

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draw proposed plan for a new ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 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
Cost
 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

New doorway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 2
Communication
 3

House plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Design new house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Prestons Park Plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

LBP review of building consent documentation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior house renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Villa/Cottage redevelopment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Revision to plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hooks Renovation

Work carried out by a subcontractor

24th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New House Design #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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