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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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House Plans

Posted 1 year ago

We have accommodation on our property and require plans of the building to be drawn up for council application

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Plans drawing

Posted 3 years ago

Hi have a relocation house going onto a cooks beach section in June, Need drawings for council completed. Already have geotec completed.

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Detached Workroom reno and extension

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for an architect to draw up plans (including drainage etc) covering everything needed to submit for Council Building Consent process. Existing detached work room to be reno'd and have small kitchen put in and an extension build behind it of a bathroom (2.8 x 2.1?) With a hall leading from work room past bathroom to a bedroom (3.8 x 5?) With part of the 5m being used for a dressing room with a loft above the dressing room. Have drawn up plans with measurements, but I need a profes...

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Cooks beach

Posted 11 months ago

Looking at changing the kitchen location, adding new decks etc on a bach and need plans for council Looking for a draughtsperson to look at the site and propose options and then draw up plans for council

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Extension drawings

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking for someone to draw up some plans for our Community Kindy extension. The existing building is a versatile rectanglar shape which we want to extend by 2m at the front to include a new toilet, storage and a small kitchen for the kids to learn through cooking. If you are available to draw these plans up please let me know

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Plans drawn up to incorporate opening up 1960’s house

Posted 2 years ago

Council does not have any plans for our 1960’s beachfront home in Whitianga. We would like to open it up and renovate. We live in Auckland. We would like some plans drawn up to incorporate the changes we would like made.

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Opoutere bedroom wing

Posted 3 years ago

We know the concept we want - a bedroom wing at our Opoutere holiday property. Now we need a reasonably local company to draw up the plans, advise on materials, structural stuff, engineering, pricing, documentation, consents and helping us find the right builder.

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Architect design plans to convert vacant office space to apartments.

Posted 1 year ago

I have a building in the main street of Thames. zoned Pedestrian which allows residential on the 1st floor. currently vacant office space. the floor area supports 3- 2 bedroom apartments. I am looking for a supporting Architect from anywhere in New Zealand to joint our team of the Owner (Sydney based). Project Mgr (Ak), Engineer & Builder's (local). who can work with us and provide plans and documents up to building consent. The building also requires Earthquake strengthening which will b...

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House Plans

Posted 2 years ago

I need our line drawings taken to plan stage for pricing and concenting for a beach house in Whangamata. We live in Auckland

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Floor plans

Posted 1 year ago

Hi We require an architect to provide planning layout floor plans of our existing 7m x 7m cottage in coromandel township. for a repiling permit

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Bach Lift

Posted 1 year ago

Plans for lifting and redesigning bach in Thames coast

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2017 Outdoor Portico

Posted 3 years ago

Design a outdoor portico to add on to a existing 3 year old house: As shown in the attached images the house is in a 'U' shape which we want to get a portico designed to go in between. I have done a 'Sketchup' of this to illustrate what we're trying to achieve. The dimensions of covered-in floor is 8.2m wide between the posts drawn in (allowing for a 800mm eve) x 7.5m. Where it meets the house it is 2.7m stud. The post we will get bricked to match the house. Please ignore the fireplace...

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Bedroom extension

Posted 2 years ago

Extention to a house at Whangamata .Extend bedroom,include a ensuite and new garage

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Manuka

Posted 1 year ago

To draw up plans on a relocatable house for council consent, we have the old plans to draw off and copy as no modifications have been made

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Renovations

Posted 11 months ago

Repair to water damage and change bathroom/kitchen, hot water cupboard, add butlers pantry

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Garage convert

Posted 2 years ago

We have a exsisting 6m x 6m garage, looking to convert 3m x 4m (approx) into a bedroom with a toilet and small vanity. Just need room drawn up to submitt to council. We're Auckland based, Garage convert is Whangamata.

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Plan for turning studio room into self contained sleepout

Posted 1 year ago

We want to turn an outside studio room into a sleepout with bathroom. We need a draftsman to draw plans for the new plumbing, and the wall that will separate the bathroom from the rest of the space, which will be the bedroom.

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Dickinson

Posted 1 month ago

Draw up working plans for house extension

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Studio conversion

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking to convert a pottery studio and garage into two accommodation studios with ensuites and kitchenettes. Have been advised by TCDC that it requires resource consent but no change to footprint of building. Looking for reasonable quotes to draw up plans. Also need a builder who might be interested in work (not included in budget below)!

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Landscape drafting

Posted 1 year ago

We are doing a landscaping project. Deck, peroda, pavers plus a bit more. The builder has suddenly become available in a few weeks. Looking to find a draftsperson to draw up the project urgently & assist in submitting permit application to Thames council (pegoda). We are in Auckland, the job is in Pauanui. There is no need to visit site. All design concepts are finished, Purely drawing.

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Harper Architecture

Joined July 2015

We are a small architectural design firm specialising in residential design to enhance your daily living. We design new homes and alterations to existing homes. We aim to: Listen: Work closely with clients to bring your ideas to fruition. Guide: We will step you through the design and consent process making it as seamless as possible. Communicate: We will keep in close contact throughout th...

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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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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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TASK

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Painting Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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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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Johnson Brierley Architecture Limited

Joined July 2019

Hello. We are a small architecture business that love everything residential. Grant and I (Craig) have recently teamed up to start our new Architecture business. We specialise in new builds whether these are high end passive house or modest new builds. We also love additions and alterations. I hope we can assist you your upcoming project. Thanks Craig

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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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Bombay Carpenters

Joined May 2011

LICENCED-QUALIFIED-EXPERIENCED-Quality Builders. Thats right look no further, our building company has the right tradesman for the job. Builders, plumbers, electricians, brick and block layers, tilers, any sub-trades that need to be commisioned, Bombay Carpenters can see to it all. Construction made EASY. From labour hire to full contract, there's a budget to suit you. With over 20yrs experie...

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Wyn Architecture

Joined January 2017

Licensed Building Practitioner Whether your job is big or small we can take care of it for you at an affordable cost. We specialize in new builds and renovations. 15 years experience. We work nation wide and can tell you how to save money on your project!

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Haigh Workman Limited

Joined January 2019

Haigh Workman has a wealth of experience in civil, industrial and residential engineering with offices in Kerikeri, Warkworth and Auckland. Haigh Workman Ltd is a multi-disciplined civil & structural engineering firm, with experience in our Kerikeri office dating back to 1981. We have a strong team of qualified engineers with a comprehensive range of skills. We offer specialist expertise provid...

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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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W3

Joined August 2017

A design focused practice providing a full range of architectural services from project establishment, concept design, design documentation to completion. We can work with you on both residential and commercial projects. Architectural Services - Registered Architect

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AW Designs

Joined December 2019

Having worked for a well known high end residential architectural practice based in central Auckland for the past 5 years, as a respected Project Architect, I enjoy the whole package approach - from concept to keys hand over. With experience in client relationships, detailed design, drafting, project and contract management, (including on-site observations) for a range of high end architectural...

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COFORM Architectural Design Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a 27-year old male architectural designer & draughtsman, with a Bachelor of architectural studies with a major in Interior Architecture. I have 5 years of working experience, designing low end to high-end architectural jobs. As a result of me designing your dream home, whether it is a new build, an alteration to an existing home, low end or high end; you will have an aesthetically...

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BG Homes Limited

Joined July 2013

We are a family operated building company aimed at offering high level of client satisfaction and providing quality craftmanship. We cover both extensions/alterations and new builds.

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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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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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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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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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Wetherill Enterpises Ltd

Joined November 2019

Hi, We have been provided Architectural Draughting Services and Building Compliance Consulting( including Council Consents) For the last 10 years. We pride ourselves in providing a customer focus services with cost effective solutions and keeping to that budget. We have access to a range of designers to fit your needs (including LBP) and can provided Council Consultation services if you require a...

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