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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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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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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

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

Architect/draughtsman to design a new build

Posted 9 hours ago

Single level 3 - 4 bedroom. 165sqm. 2.4 stud. Modern design. Draw plans and submit to council for BP.

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Drafting an extension for ensuite, dining and laundry space.

Posted 9 hours ago

Drafting a building plan for an extension to an existing house to include a bedroom with ensuite, dining, laundry area. Plans to be drawn to negotiate with HNZ and Council.

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Draftsman certified Meadowbank auckland

Posted 14 hours ago

Certified draftsman required for residential property to obtain final code of compliance for council consent. ASAP thanks

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Kitchen and bathroom renovation

Posted 1 day ago

1960 unit, with tired old kitchen and bathroom, wanting to replace kitchen first, want to know if there are any designers out there who would do a site visit and what charge is please. Elizabeth. Jervois rd Herne bay

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Drawing for a new bathroom

Posted 1 day ago

I’m looking to turn the existing wash room to a bathroom,hence I’m looking for a draftsman ..Must be council registered.

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Design drawings for granny flat

Posted 2 days ago

Working/consent drawings and specs for a 30m2 granny flat

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Gaynor carport close-in

Posted 2 days ago

We have an existing carport. We want to close it in with a roller door and door and window at the rear. The house was designed by Eisenhoffer and we want to maintain integrity. We have a builder lined up. We have cleared resource consent with council. We have had a garage door company come and confirm the door can be fitted. To progress we need plans of a suitable quality to get council to approve and the builder to work from. We are wanting to do this as soon as possible. We need a new...

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Plan

Posted 3 days ago

I need someone to make an extension plan for my house to include a master bedroom.

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Woodhams ensuite laundry

Posted 3 days ago

Hi we are looking for a draftsperson who can do plans and assist with council consent for dividing an existing room (a study) into an ensuite and a laundry. We will need a pocket door added off the bedroom to the new ensuite and a dividing wall between the new ensuite and the laundry which will be accessed off the hallway.

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Internal stairs and bathroom

Posted 3 days ago

I would like an estimate on how much it will cost to draw up plans for a new bathroom in our basement area and put in internal stairs.

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Deck close off.

Posted 3 days ago

Closing in a deck on side of a house with one solid wall with ranchslider, polycarbonate roof and side and front roll up clear curtains. Need plans for council, I will probably undertake the work myself but may do it under supervision. Need to see how best to attach to house. No rush could be within the next two or three months.

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House renovation design

Posted 4 days ago

weatherboard house built in 1960s with 3 bedrooms on the ground level with front and back deck. Basement is currently used as a lounge with one extra toilet. Basement does not have ccc because of height issue. I would like to renovate the old house to increase its market value, may also need to change layout to make it more spacious. Also considering extend to front deck to level it up to street level.

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Drafting of Carriage House using Post & Beam technique

Posted 4 days ago

Drafting services are required for a 5 bay carriage house (UK style) or vehicle garage constructed using Post & Beam technique. Will need to work with engineer to design building to meet Selwyn District Council building consent requirements

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Victoria

Posted 4 days ago

I am looking for someone to draw house plans for a new build I am planning. I have a floor plan ready and now want a full set of plans so I can obtain council consent to build the house.

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Terra Restaurant

Posted 6 days ago

Looking for a draftsman to do drawings and help apply for a consent asap please This is for a simple louvre on the 1st floor balcony in Paihia in the bay of islands. We have many details so it should be something that could be done without having to visit the space We are in the process of preparing for the fitout of our new restaurant. We are hoping you maybe able to help apply for a building consent for us. We are planning to install a louvre system on the 1st floor balcony . We have been...

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Kapa

Posted 6 days ago

Would like plan for room under house and car port plans

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Need architectural drawings of garage

Posted 1 week ago

In need of an architectural drawing of my garage to show to the council and other agencies for a project. Garage is very small and there's nothing to it other than a big door and a little door. No rush on this

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Convert storage shed to dwelling

Posted 1 week ago

Existing storage shed is 84 sqm and has a consented bathroom. Has been used as a dwelling but not legal. Want to increase living space by converting the garage space to bedrooms.

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Drafting and consent

Posted 1 week ago

Add a small en suite with shower, toilet & basic to a large room. We need to finish building work by mid-June therefore plans would need to be submitted for consent soon.

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Rose Cottage Kahutara - urgent smallish drafting job

Posted 1 week ago

Hi - I met on site with Builder at the weekend, who was hoping to start our kitchen / laundry / bathroom renovation in about 10 weeks time. He’s decided that the extent of the work requires a draftperson, for both building consent and subbie instruction purposes. Attached are my drafts of current and future state, to give context. I’m planning to get a mitre 10 kitchen and they will draw up plan for that (meeting them Tuesday). However, I probably have to vent the rangehood where the shower is,...

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Recent architects reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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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 5
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Alterations

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1st March 2019

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stairweill for certificate of acceptance

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24th February 2019

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New home to be built in Waihola

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22nd February 2019

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Workshop/Sleepout

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21st February 2019

Workmanship
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Draughtsman - Drawings for consent of toilet installation installation

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7th February 2019

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Plans for house extension

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd January 2019

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 4
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Roof extension plans & drawings

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22nd January 2019

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 5
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"As is" plans


22nd January 2019

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 4
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Working drawings for a 140 square meter renovation

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6th January 2019

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 5
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Design and plans for bathroom/hallway/covered balcony conversion.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th December 2018

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 4
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 5
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New bathroom

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19th December 2018

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Architectural Draughting

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12th December 2018

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N E Ah Yen

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30th November 2018

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 5
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 5
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