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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 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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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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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 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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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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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.

Garage

Posted 2 months ago

An existing Garage on a 9m x 6m concrete pad either needs to be lifted by 2.5m or removed and rebuilt to allow a boat to be stored in it. Also down one side a sleepout and small en suite.

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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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Garage convert

Posted 3 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 2 years 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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Extension drawings

Posted 3 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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Renovations

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Manuka

Posted 2 years 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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House Plans

Posted 3 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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Cooks beach

Posted 1 year 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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Bedroom extension

Posted 3 years ago

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

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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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Studio conversion

Posted 2 years 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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Dickinson

Posted 6 months ago

Draw up working plans for house extension

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Small extension

Posted 1 day ago

Approx 4 x 4 room off house and garage. Pagoda about 4x5 off new room Use existing window and sliding door. Also looking for architect to draw up plans

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Bach Lift

Posted 2 years ago

Plans for lifting and redesigning bach in Thames coast

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Papa Aroha

Posted 3 weeks ago

Open plan Bach under 30m2 without freestanding stove etc... looking for simple materials like LVL and ply with steel cladding - forest setting in stunning location - 970 Colville Rd If design good would like to do several as book a batch income

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Architect design plans to convert vacant office space to apartments.

Posted 2 years 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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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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Floor plans

Posted 2 years 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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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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Waikato Construction Management Ltd

Joined May 2020

Waikato Construction Management is an established construction company that is based in Te Awamutu and services the greater Waikato Region. The company is involved in the commercial, residential and maintenance sectors of construction and is managed with a hands on approach by three directors: John Morrow (Business Development/Operations) - Gary White (Contract Administration) and Trina White (A...

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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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L Framing Limited

Joined November 2019

Thank you for taking an interest in L.Framing, whether it may be for Renovations, building or any of our services we would like to thank you. L.Framing is a company that takes pride in our work in delivering competitive quotes and providing excellent service. We dedicate ourselves in providing services that meet deadlines while maintaining excellent services. Our employees have years of e...

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Five AM Design Studio

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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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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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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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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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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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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Yeso Ltd

Joined September 2019

Yeso Ltd is a company of young professionals, providing residential tiling, exterior plastering, venetian plaster, gib stopping and painting services for new houses and old house renovations for all suburbs of Auckland. Our dedication to deliver the highest quality of work in the fastest time frame possible whilst maintaining maximum customer satisfaction has been our top priority. BCITO & LBP Li...

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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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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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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 are keen to make your home Eco friendly where possible. 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...

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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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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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CAD Consultants Ltd

Joined April 2020

Hi there, At CAD Consultants ltd we pride ourselves in affordable and quality design services.  Builders often use us because we can provide them with a one stop shop from meeting with the client through to builder receiving consented plans to begin building. Our plans are completed to a high standard and are happy to make design changes until you are satisfied. The concept plans are typically del...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen 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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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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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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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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