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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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Rom van stolk

Posted 9 months ago

Extensive repairs required on 1925 earthquake damaged property. To be re-clad, external aluminium joinery to be replaced with pvc joinery. Doors and windows to be moved, internal renovations and relocation of kitchen and bathroom. Load bearing wall. New wall and ceiling linings requiring bracing plan, addition of deck. Need concept design, detailed documentation for construction and building consent, building consent application, submission and liaising with CCC Looking for professional archite...

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House renovation plans

Posted 3 years ago

Local Draftmans wanted to draw up renovation plans and perhaps help with obtaining council consents. Work will involve removal of some internal walls, requiring a new support beam, would prefer this in roof cavity if poss, and a few new walls going in . Moving the kitchen and bathrooms to a new location . Replacing old windows which with include a couple in new locations and new bi-folds installed. The consent to also include new exterior cladding which is to be installed.

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Kitchen extension

Posted 2 years ago

Extending our kitchen (for a new kitchen) along with access to living area to ensure an outdoor flow onto decking. Have done floor plan options, so know roughly what we want, but the flow to outdoor want it a little bit special so we get more than just an expensive kitchen. Limited budget, although will need a portal frame probably along with a recladding option of that area. (colour steel)

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Small house extension

Posted 4 years ago

We have a small house that we're renovating in Governors Bay that we would like a small extension of roughly 30m2 added too.You'll see from the images attached we have a good idea of what we want to build. What we need is someone to provide us with detailed drawings for a building consent. We will prepare the building consent documents for the council, so any quotes should only be for the detailed drawings alone. It should end up being a nice portfolio piece for whoever takes it on.

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General Construction Drawings for Cladding System

Posted 1 month ago

General Construction Drawings required for cavity and direct fixed stone cladding to New Zealand building code. Using STONECLAD Ltd Stone Ties and STONECLAD Ltd Seismic Clips: 2 versions of system for clips direct fixed 3 versions of systems for clips over cavity (dry and dry vented) 1 version of system for ties direct fixed 1 version of systems for ties over cavity 7 one page system drawings in total - detailed instructions available. Examples of the type of Drawings required are...

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Reeves house

Posted 1 year ago

Building consent drawings for a two storey 144 m2 house from clients concept plans plus large shed. Would prefer Canterbury based.

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Small new house on hillside with pole foundations

Posted 3 years ago

We have a hill site in Cass Bay and are wanting construction plans and building consent application. Also looking for engineering plans for retaining for driveway, and pole foundations for the dwelling. house approx. 100m2, site is about 850m2. We have drawn a concept which is a simple rectangle with 3 bedrooms - open to concept ideas before final working plans. We want to start right away as want to start construction by September 2016. Topo survey done and geotech being done this week. We don'...

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Duvauchelle house

Posted 3 years ago

Design drawings of a medium size house on a hill site. Open plan mono pitch 3 bedroom surrounded by a large deck. Over top of a double garage.

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Building consent documentation - unique one bedroom unit in an urban forest.

Posted 1 year ago

We need an LBP or registered architect to prepare building consent documentation for a alteration / new build of a small dwelling in Lyttelton. We can provide design drawings and a site survey. Essentially there are two existing structures, one (the cabin) needs to be relined and converted to a bedroom and bathroom. A new structure will be build attached to the old structure. providing a kitchen and living space (approx. 75m2 total). The second existing building (the cottage) just needs services...

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New garage

Posted 3 years ago

We want to build a garage in the front of our section. As we live in Lyttelton, this requires some excavation. We have obtained a geotech report which confirms the site is ok for this project. We would like a draftsman to cover the project from concept to building permit, however we're on a tight budget, and would appreciate this being taken into account.

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Conversion of subfloor space to consealed basement room.

Posted 8 months ago

I have a client wanting a space under there home converted into a sealed basement room for storage. Stright foward blockwall design with concrete floor. All drawing and concents.

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Slip Re-build

Posted 1 year ago

We have a small washroom / office attached to the rear of our house that was damaged by a slip that needs demolished & rebuilt. We have a QS scope of work & a builder lined up and we are finalising our discussions with the EQC but need basic drawings (it is a simple room) & a consent submission.

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Donna and Johns new build

Posted 4 years ago

Drawing up our plans to submit to Christchurch council

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Advice and designing of decking/ balcony

Posted 1 year ago

We are needing advice and drafting services for a large deck/ balcony at our Bach in French Farm, Banks Peninsula.

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Verandah encolsure etc - Motukarara

Posted 4 years ago

Looking for someone to draught plans for small house reconfiuration, Specifically, we are wanting drawings to show the enclosure of part of a long verandah, the creation of a doorway through onto the newly enclosed area, plus some other small alterations including a toilet and a shower cubile.

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ABM Construction LTD

Joined May 2019

We’ve been serving New Zealand with quality New Builds & High End Renovations in excess of 13 year’s. At ABM Construction, we believe more is more. That’s why we make every effort to exceed customer expectations and to create homes that stand the test of time in terms of both design and construction using the latest technology and trends. Email: Rowan@abmhomes.co.nz We’re proud to be New Ze...

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Holistic House Design Ltd

Joined June 2014

Holistic House Design is a small architectural design company specialising in residential alterations & additions, as well as new builds. In private practise for over 30 years, I provide a prompt, friendly, professional design service to homeowners, working hard to optimise the potential of your home and property in ways that maximise construction cost savings. More than happy to work with...

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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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S5 Architecture

Joined February 2018

Full Architectural and Structural engineering services available House design Unit design Apartment design Working drawings Renovation consents Resource consents Building Consents

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Lammas Architects Limited

Joined August 2019

Architecture + Interiors. Registered Architects NZIA Practice Stephen established Lammas Architects Limited in 2019, with over 13 years of professional experience gained in New Zealand working for 3 leading architecture practices. He is a talented designer with a proven ability in the management of project teams, and works closely with consultants and contractors while maintaining a strong...

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Samuel Banks Design

Joined April 2019

Architectural Design and Structural Draughting Service. I have 23+ formal years experience in the design and building industry as an architectural and structural draughtsperson with an NZCD (arch) qualification. I am happy to discuss extensions or alterations, new or rebuilds for residential, commercial and industrial projects. With structure varying from timber framed, precast concrete til...

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TASdesign Limited

Joined February 2018

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 specifically created to ensure a time and cost effective build. We offer competitive quotes and pricin...

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SOLE Residential Design

Joined August 2017

Hi! I am am Architectural Designer, specialising in Alteration, Extension's, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovations and New-build Residential Projects. Also experienced and qualified in Industrial / Commercial renovations, fit-outs and new builds. Many references available, upfront costs and Builder recommendations. I am a great communicator, easy going, practical and detailed in my design. Working...

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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design and interiors studio based in Auckland. We provide design services from pre design briefing, concept design through to full building drawings and documentation and consents. We have worked on both residential and commercial projects in New Zealand that form the basis of our industry knowledge. With a design focused environment we ensure top q...

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Active Design

Joined June 2014

Kia Ora I am a licenced architectural designer ( LPB Design 2) . I have 20 years experience designing new homes, additions, commercial buildings, multi-unit apartments, retrofits, earthquake strengthening and tiny houses I can design your project, liaise with consultants, organise consents and get your plans ready for builders' quotes. Give me a call - I look forward to discussing your projec...

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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering

Joined August 2014

We are committed to offer structural engineering and drafting design services and to serve you with quality and value. Our design team is highly skilled and has years of experience. We promise to always provide value and outstanding service, regardless of your lifestyle need, design preference, or budget constraint. We provide affordable qoutes and then completing jobs on budget and on schedule.

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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

Designing bespoke residential architecture in which he can call upon a range of different design styles is what Codi finds most exciting. His passion for high spec, energy efficient homes with special focus on building science deeply shapes the way he tackles a design project. Codi strongly believes that a home should improve the lives of its occupants through the way they interact with it...

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South Design 2008

Joined October 2010

Architectural draughting/design using 'AutoCAD ' on new dwellings, elderly units, extension/modifications, Apartments & Restaurant/bar redesigns. Communication skills. Typing skills. Background in Carpentry & Joinery

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Click Works

Joined February 2008

Click Works is a Dunedin based company specialising in Architectural Design and Drafting work. We service clients all around NZ with current projects in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Central Otago. From a simple renovation through to large scale residential builds, apartment blocks and light commercial - we've significant experience in all. We also provide a draughting service...

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Saracen Design & Drafting

Joined August 2017

Hi, Saracen Design is a small architectural design and drafting company in Christchurch. We provide design and drafting services to builders and private homeowners who are looking for someone who listens to clients' ideas and their wish-list without a pre-ordained agenda, understands their budget constraints, is able to apply flair and innovation in design, provides a prompt & quality service...

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smartarch

Joined June 2016

Hi, I've been working in construction, design and drafting and related industries since 1997. I am a licensed LBP (AoP Design 3) who works on all scales and complexities of new builds in residential and commercial projects. My recent NZ projects include, *2019 - Conversion of Utility Room to Studio Unit *2019 - New Back extension - Living and Bedroom - Moutenau *2019 - New 4 Bed Home - Waihol...

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Boztech Ltd

Joined September 2017

We offer all kinds of Architectural Concept Design and Full Working Drawings, we can do work throughout New Zealand. Also specialists in 3d images and video 🎥

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Cook Costello

Joined June 2017

Cook Costello is a multi-disciplinary consultancy of Engineers, technicians, Surveyors and Architectural designers, successfully serving national and international clients since 1976. We can manage your build project from planning, concept, geotechnical, civil, structural, surveying and design through to building consent stage and project management.

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Can Renovate

Joined June 2016

Can Renovate is an experienced renovation Company all over Canterbury. From design to turn key alterations to renovations we do it all. We can work with your trades people or provide all trades to site. I MAKE IT HAPPEN.

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Inline Architecture Ltd

Joined July 2019

Husband and Wife Architectural Designers based in our Christchurch Architectural Studio providing Architectural Design Services throughout New Zealand. Call us today to discuss your next project. No project is to small.

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