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

Deck with hot tub and glass balustrade

Posted 3 years ago

Need design and drafting services for a 60sqm deck for a luxury B&B near Cromwell. Up to 1.4m high and needs to hold a hot tub and two small sets of stairs. Need drawings sufficient to communicate design to client and for a builder to build from. Looking for someone who can complete this work by mid-April.

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New build

Posted 1 year ago

I have a design for a new build comprising of plan and elevations. I require a full set of plans drawn for building consent.

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Reno

Posted 1 year ago

We are needing a draughtsman to draw up our renovation plans. We are needing it done as soon as possible so we are able to move into the property

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Monte Christo

Posted 1 year ago

We need cost effective building designs done for our small one bedroom relocatable unit. We know exactly what we want but need the plans done so that we can give them to the local council and to our friend who is going to build it for us.

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Drafting Services

Posted 2 years ago

Building a house, so need drafting services for: 1) Concept Plans Documentation required for Resource Consent 2) Working Plans and Specifications/Documentation required for Building Consent 3) Applying for Resource and Building Consent I have some preliminary concept plans that just need a few updates before they are complete

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Existing House Plan

Posted 3 years ago

Site visit to existing house just outside Alexandra (ground floor and two rooms upstairs) to prepare an accurate floor plan, corridors, built in wardrobes, areas per room, total floor area and generate the plan (hardcopy and vesion to save and modify in the future, as required). Plan of roof space off first floor landing (this will be defined).

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Technical building plans needed for a new build in Alexandra

Posted 11 months ago

I plan on building a 35 sqm (10x3.5) home with a gabled roof on pile foundations. There will be some internal walls to divide a bedroom and bathroom from the living area. I need technical building plans drawn up so I can get quotes from builders. I hope to use a pre-fabricated Ecopanel system with recessed windows and doors. There will be underfloor heating, solar panels, aircon, gas appliances.

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New Build. 3 flats

Posted 2 years ago

I have I little CAD experience and have drawn up a floor plan for 3 flats. I want a draftsman make plans ready for building consent on Cromwell.

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Straw Bale House

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for an architect/drauftsman to help me with architectural drawings ready for submission to council for consent. The house is a 2 bedroom post and beam construction with strawbales as infill and additionally timber frame construction for addition of laundry and toilet. I have finished the design but open to suggestions and looking for someone to guide me through the process to get council approval. Chris

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Home plans

Posted 4 years ago

We have a 1005 m section in Pisamoorings it is on a trerrace facing east and would like concept or plans to make the most of the views to the east and north? 200m 3 be with ensuite and attached double garage under . I am interested in passive heating? des

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Queensberry shed job

Posted 4 years ago

I have a 300m2 hay shed that I want to concrete the floor and frame in and clad in colour steel. I want to build an 1 or 2 bedroom apartment in one end of the shed and have stables in the middle and a workshop at the other end.

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New House Build

Posted 5 years ago

Looking for a qualified architect to design house for site with 360 views, all day sun, lots of wind. Want to complement landscape and history of the area (old coal mine), will be skyline restrictions. If you can imagine a style that is almost colonial meets mediterranean with walled gardens and big views but on a budget then please contact us.

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Outside to become inside!

Posted 2 years ago

Quote please for Drawings for a porch extension to join two existing buildings together. Have detailed drawings for existing buildings if that helps. Three walls are in situ already. Will require a building consent from the drawings. Happy to discuss on site.

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Small House

Posted 2 years ago

design a small house, for the Ida Valley. about 60-75 square meters.

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Ann Ferrari

Posted 1 year ago

House design for new build in rural area Bannockburn would like someone in the area please.

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Plans/ideas for new layout of home

Posted 5 years ago

We are wanting to change the layout of our 120 square metre home. We currently have a 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom home. We want to try and create better indoor/outdoor flow to enhance our outdoor entertainment area. We also want to move the laundry appliances away from the back door area and try to add a second toilet or re design the bathroom move the toilet out of the bathroom.

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Garage alteration

Posted 3 years ago

I would like to get designs drawen up for the addition of a garage onto our house. I need to be able to use the drawings for permit submission to our local council and to be able to estimate the materials required. Garage size 9m long x 7.2 deep

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GARAGE WORKSHOP DESIGN

Posted 2 years ago

Design of garage workshop studio about 9m x 7.2 with verandah. Flat section. Want it clad in corrugated colorsteel for very high winds zone - Patearoa in Maniototo.

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New build

Posted 1 year ago

New two bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen dining lounge, single garage. We have plan ideas. Wanting someone to work with us to provide the drawings for council consent etc.

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Find Architects in Central Otago

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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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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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Designshop Architecture

Joined September 2011

Hi there! We'd love to discuss your project with you! We listen carefully to give you what you need, offer valuable and relevant comment, and think outside the square to make sure you get "the best bang for buck"! And give you an estimate or preferably a fixed fee quote for our services. Designshop Architecture is an award winning business handling all sizes and types of project, new work, a...

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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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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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3drenderstudio co nz trading as 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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AP Design Ltd

Joined January 2020

We welcome you to one of Christchurch’s leading technical drawing design firms. AP Design has seen over a decade of success and continues to focus with developing the Commercial, Educational and Multi-Residential buildings, throughout New Zealand. Our new and innovative projects spread from Auckland to Central Otago, offering clients personalised design and cost-effective solutions. We pride our...

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microbimm nz ltd

Joined January 2017

We deliver high quality Architectural Design/CAD Drafting Services 3D Modelling BIM - Building Information Modelling to our clients. Our highly skilled team of Architectural CAD Drafters have in-depth knowledge in simple to Intelligent Architectural CAD Drafting/3D Modelling Services as well as in delivering detailed set of Architectural Drawings and Construction Documents in accordance to the app...

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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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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

Over 25 year’s experience in architectural design work – BUT – new to Builderscrack. I’m Stephen, experienced in residential as well as commercial & industrial design, furthermore, my strengths are in energy efficiency & sustainability. I have designed & built ‘standard’ & eco houses including my current concept house built with structural insulated panels (SIPS). This activity has meant I have...

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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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VizMedia Design

Joined November 2019

I have been working in the residential sector for 30+yrs and working with small house designs through to high end properties. I prefer new work as they are easier than renovations , quicker & cheaper compile. I offer competitive rates in today’s marketplace & I mainly deal with putting Building consent together and will deal with all external consultants and council. I also work doing 3D rende...

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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design, structural engineering 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 env...

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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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Azimuth Design & Build

Joined August 2017

We are an LBP Design & LBP Carpentry team working on construction projects ranging from small renovations to complete home design & construction. We can complete your design, obtain your building consent, price your job and complete the construction of your project or we can carry out any separate part of your project to suit your need. Our LBP Designer has 25 years’ experience in design, pr...

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FOCO

Joined July 2019

FOCO is a small practice offering Architecture, Design Management and Project Management Services. In addition to providing professional services to clients, we are also supporters of knowledge and skill sharing. As we have valuable expertise in contract law which is transferable across the disciplines, we provide training to Architects, Engineers and Contractors who are starting out or who...

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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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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Nala Studio Architects Limited

Joined September 2018

Nala Studio Architects is a boutique architecture firm lead by Noor Keary. Nala studios specialises in residential renovations, extensions and new builds. We also have experience in site investigation for subdivisions and unitary plan bulk & location testing.

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