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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

New build

Posted 2 years 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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Small House

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Ann Ferrari

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Garage alteration

Posted 4 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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Straw Bale House

Posted 2 years 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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Monte Christo

Posted 2 years 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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New homes

Posted 3 months ago

New home draughting for builder

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Drafting Services

Posted 3 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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Open plan living

Posted 1 month ago

Plans for building consent to remove load bearing internal walls between kitchen dining and lounge rooms. And removing old brick fireplaces.

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GARAGE WORKSHOP DESIGN

Posted 3 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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Building 3 car garage with loft

Posted 3 months ago

Want to build a 3 car garage with a loft on top and a balcony and a hair salon at the bottom .

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Technical building plans needed for a new build in Alexandra

Posted 1 year 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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House plans

Posted 3 months ago

Draw house plans based off my floor plan to concept stage and then to building consent stage

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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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Outside to become inside!

Posted 3 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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New Build. 3 flats

Posted 3 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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Extension

Posted 4 months ago

Extend one end of a recently built house to make a bigger bedroom and include an ensuite and wardrobe

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Existing House Plan

Posted 4 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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New build

Posted 2 years 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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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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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering Consultants

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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Eco Workshop Architectural Studio

Joined June 2020

Eco Workshop is an Architectural Design studio. Eco Workshop has specialised in the disaster repair over the previous 8 years and is now focusing on residential alterations and new builds to improve the quality of life for their clients. Eco Workshop has recently undertaken new ownership, this transition has given a new life to the business as the new owners endeavour to make every project their b...

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Kitchen Cabinets and Stones

Joined November 2020

Kitchen Cabinets and Stones is a premium manufacturer, supplier and installer of top quality European Kitset Kitchens, Kitchenettes, modular flat packed Kitchen Cabinets and Accessories, having showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch. Our aim is to provide a quick, easy and budget friendly solution to building a new Kitchen. From complete new kitche...

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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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Ben can sort it

Joined February 2015

Hi Im Ben and I have experience with over 100 Projects throughout the South Island, ranging from small landscaping projects to land and home packages, starting from the ground up . I have over 10 years experience and still love my work. In the past I have been a foreman on multi million dollar commercial projects and currently work as a project manger. I would like to utilize all of my skills to...

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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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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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Morven Design & Build

Joined March 2017

Morven Design & Build offer a complete in house service, from initial concept plans right through to handover. We strive to produce high quality workmanship and design homes that are affordable, efficient and don't cost the earth by using locally sourced and sustainable products. We are a small company so from day one you will be dealing with the directors for a friendly and trusting environment...

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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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everyday

Joined May 2019

Everyday is a contemporary architectural design studio based in Dunedin, exploring how contemporary life can be improved through the design and making of architecture and furniture.

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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. ...

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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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ARKI DESIGN AND DRAFTING LIMITED

Joined January 2020

We are a qualified and experienced Design and drafting team with over 10 years of experience in the residential and commercial sector. We pride ourselves with our work quality, fast turnarounds and affordability.

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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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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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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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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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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Studio Soul

Joined August 2017

Hi there, We are a highly experienced Architectural Design company, specialising in new homes and alterations, including Bathroom and Kitchen renovations. Also experienced and qualified in Industrial / Commercial renovations, fit-outs, and new builds. Many references available, upfront costs and Builder recommendations. Great open / clear communicatio with pratical and detailed design....

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