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Experienced freelance Designer with a solid working background in the construction industry for 15 years available to accomodate all projects needs from small renovations,bathroom design to new house builds,sub divisions and council consultation.Diploma in Draughting + Architectural Degree,specia...
Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, additions and alterations, decks, commercial, remediation and more! I will either take your sketched design OR provide you with...
I’m a New Zealand registered Architect with passion for residential projects with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I’m skilled to take all residential projects from initial design to detailed design through to council submission.
Hi There, Archiconstruct is a new architectural and building service company combining my skills and experience over 26 years in the industry. I am a Registered Architect and Qualified LBP carpenter. We pride ourselves on a quality and professional job and attention to detail as very fussy. Can...
Modal is an architectural design company that specialises in residential renovations and new builds. We focus on helping homeowners transform spaces for the benefit of our customers lifestyles.
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Hi there, we're a professional design company offering drafting services for Concept Design and Building Consents. We also specialize in taking your design and creating comprehensive Manufacturing/Shop drawings and Assembly Instructions as part of our unique SmartPLANZ 3D Plan Packages, which are...
Hi we are registered architects that have been operating in the Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Coromandel area for 24 years. We have worked on residential, commercial,tourist accommodation and education projects of all sizes. We like to work with our clients collaboratively and provide a desig...
A family business specialising in high quality and efficient workmanship. We specialise in residential renovations and new builds. Managing your project from concept design/consent stage right though to subcontractors, scheduling and the finished product ready for you and your family to move...
Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save...
Architectural designs is a bespoke kiwi design practice with over 40 years experience in residential and commercial projects. We are a complete one stop architectural design service providing plans, documentation and professional services as required for NZ building projects.
R Creative Designs Ltd is a Hamilton based Architectural drafting firm offering a wide range of creative designs for your housing requirement. From conceptual plans to set of plans for Council submission for Building Consent & Constructions. R forte lies in our R better understanding of R clie...
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We have an existing carport we are planning to convert to a garage, and are keen to add a toilet and shower at the same time. We need someone to draw the plans up for us and to help us submit them to council for consent.Read more
Looking for a draughtsman experienced at commercial redevelopment to apartments. Have a large commercial building zoned for redevelopment, would like to keep existing warehouse and build three apartments above with terraces. Have builder, looking for a experienced draughtsman to draw plansRead more
I need all necessary drawings for council submission of a building consent for the following: Moving the laundry to a new location with new plumbing (incl. HWC), extending the kitchen and redesign (incl. moving the Oven/Stove), refurbishing bathroom (will now include waterproofing and install of Walls tiles).Read more
I am an interior/architectural designer, mostly working on residential kitchens and bathrooms in Auckland, having recently moved to NZ from America. I'm looking for a draftsperson or other LBP to help with filing with the council for a few small projects I am working on, and to be an ongoing resource/contractor if we work well together - in America I used what we call an expeditor, so looking for someone similarRead more
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Building a new home or undertaking extensive renovations at your Auckland property can be exciting but if you have never built before it can be easy to make mistakes. A qualified architect can help transform your dream home ideas into a workable plan easing the stress of your building project. However with such a lot at stake it is important to feel comfortable with your architect so here are four tips for creating a productive working relationship.
Be clear about your expectations
Your architect can only respond to your choices and ideas if you communicate them clearly. If you are too vague, then you risk getting a design that does not truly reflect what you want in your new home or renovations.
You also need to be clear about budgets and time constraints to make sure your architect comes up with a feasible design.
Remember they are the professional
While it is your prerogative to set the style and layout of your new home, remember that your architect is a professional and will have undertaken training as part of their career.
They will know if something simply isn't practical or will stretch your budget too far so take on board their advice. An experienced local architect should also have a good knowledge of planning regulations and be able to tell you if any of your ideas will fall foul of the council.
Even the best-laid plans sometimes have to be changed so be prepared to be flexible. It might not be until you start building that you discover part of the plan won't work and will need to be rethought. Keep an open mind throughout the build process.
Keep in touch
Because things might change and you may need further clarification, it's important to make yourself available and keep in touch with your designer during the work. Some may visit the site while others will deal with you over the phone, but a good architect should be on hand until the building is complete.
If you are using a project manager or main contractor, make sure that they have all your contact details in case they need to clarify anything with the architect directly.
Picking an architect
Entrusting the design of your home to someone else is a big step, so you want to be sure you have chosen the right architect for the job. Spend time talking with the planner before you commit and ask to see some of the other buildings they have worked on. If you choose to work with a local architect, they will probably have completed other local homes that you could visit.
Different architects may have different styles of working so make sure their approach fits with your ethos and the way you want to run the project. For example if you will not be able to supervise the work directly, you might want to look for an architect who is willing to take the lead on the building site as well.
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