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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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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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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

[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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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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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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Drafting of a deck

Posted 6 months ago

We are planning to build a deck at the back of the house and making a window as a door (no widening) to enter the deck from the lounge. The deck will be about 3 m high from ground and it is 30 square meters in size approx 10x3. Would like to get a drafting done please at an affordable cost for this for a council consent. Thanks

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Plans needed

Posted 7 months ago

Hi . I'm needing plans drawn up on my approx 50m2 basically rectangle shaped house to get it a permit from the DCC. Would be great to get it done as soon as possible ? thanks.

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Edgar st reno

Posted 7 months ago

Concept design drawings for an internal renovation As we will be living in the house this will need to be done incrementally.

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Veranda Close-in

Posted 1 month ago

The job is to close in a veranda that is 3.5msq. as well as open a door way. Including the consent exemption application

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Car work shop

Posted 2 months ago

Plans of existing building to be drawn up with new concrete wall.

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122A Crawford St 2ed Story Design

Posted 4 months ago

I want to design a second story to have 3 rooms with en-suits, plus a further 2 to 3 rooms with a shared bathroom with toilet facilities, plus another small toilet plus a kitchen/dining area.

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New Ensuite

Posted 6 months ago

We require basic plan drawn for DCC consent for new ensuite that has been created.

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PLANS & CONSENT ensuite on outdoor studio

Posted 1 month ago

two years ago we insulated double glazed 3/4 of our original garage so it is an outdor studio/workspace. The whole garage has been reroofed. We now want to add a shower and toilet out there and also a bench for jug and some storage on the 1/4 of garage that is in original condition. NEED PLANS DRAWN UP ONLY FOR CONSENT AT THIS STAGE NOT BUILDERS. As soon as possilble.

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Deck

Posted 7 months ago

To extend deck 6x5 and approx 5 m off ground

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McDonald st renovations

Posted 4 months ago

Needing a drafts person to draw up various areas of the house for consent. ie, Laundry renovation(installation of exterior aluminium door) Bathroom renovation Removing part of a load bearing wall Closing in exsisting window Ect

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60sqm small cottage build 17 Taupo Street 2

Posted 2 months ago

Draftsman needed to draw up plans for DCC to transform our old 35sqm garage into a 60sqm self contained cottage. Looking for reasonable quotes and hoping to start a.s.a.p.

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Renovation of self contained area

Posted 10 months ago

We require a draughtsperson with residential experience to draft plans for a self contained unit in our basement garage. We have approximately 40sqm to work with and have existing plans of the property. The space is going to consist of a bathroom, kitchenette and lounge/bedroom. We also want to add internal stairs in. Thanks

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Sleepout/Airbnb

Posted 19 hours ago

We would like to build a new dwelling at the rear of our sloping section. It will initially be a detached, self-contained bedroom for our teenage son but will ultimately become an Airbnb. If you have an understanding of latest requirements regarding consents for a residential and commercial dwelling, please apply. Will need to have double room, wardrobe, kitchenette, toilet, shower, water and power facilities. Dimensions something like 7 x 4 metres. Doesn’t need to be state-of-the-art – we...

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New home to be built in Waihola

Posted 9 months ago

Hey we are looking at getting house plans done up ready for clutha district council. We have a good idea on what we want and a rough plan done up already just needing someone to put it together professionally and ready for council. We are wanting to get the build under way as soon as possible in the new year so we are wanting someone that can get the plans all done and ready to go quite quickly. We do realise it is coming up to xmas and and everyone is going to be taking a well deserved break ov...

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House/bach plans

Posted 11 months ago

Plans for consent for renovations

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New Building Office Design - 2 Floors

Posted 7 months ago

Hello We have a construction company building a new industrial building and we want some architectural flair in the office layout and finishes etc. The main building will be finished at the end of February so we need something done over the next few weeks. This is for design only as we have the contractors for construction/electrical etc sorted. I have plans and pictures etc of the project. Regards Mark Taylor TRU-BILT Industries Ltd

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House plan drafting

Posted 7 months ago

Drafting of a house design

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Architect required

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for an architect to create plans for a renovation in Mosgiel.

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Basement plans drafting

Posted 10 months ago

We are looking for a draftsperson to draw up our concepts for a remodel of a basemet area into a bedroom with ensuite.

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Drafting for four town houses

Posted 7 months ago

I require plans drawn suitable for council to construct a small apartment block of four 100m2 apartments/town houses. I have a concept that works site boundaries, height plains, car parking etc. We're aiming for first home buyers and as such the building will need to be built well, but of stocked material with no bespoke features. This is stage one of two developments on this site and I'm looking to develop a long standing relationship with a quality firm.

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Fil Engineers NZ Ltd

Joined May 2018

FIL Engineers is a structural engineering consultancy committed to delivering high quality work in the South Island. Based in Christchurch, our professional, mid-sized team offers cost effective solutions for residential and commercial customers with a guaranteed delivery time.

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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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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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Living Colour Design Ltd

Joined September 2015

Living Colour Design is a painting, decorating and home maintenance service. It's always our goal to make your project as stress free as possible. We achieve this by providing you the personal approach that you deserve. We engage with our clients, we listen to what you need, then help you achieve your projects. We have the tools, materials and staff to get the job done professionally and qui...

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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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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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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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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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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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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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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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VDW Consultants

Joined April 2019

VDW Consultants is primarily consultants who performs general contract work. Getting the job done correctly, quickly and cost effectively is our number one priority. No job is too big or too small.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your Tradies LTD Trading as Otago Builders

Joined November 2016

ARE YOU CONSIDERING RENOVATING OR BUILDING A NEW HOME Check out our new build designs on (www.otagobilders.co.nz) Perhaps a new bathroom or kitchen? Maybe add another bedroom for your growing family?Or repair that leaking roof! With our increasingly busy lives it can be daunting finding enough time to organise these projects. "What tradespeople do I need to contact?" Who is the best?" How d...

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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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