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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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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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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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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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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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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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PLANS & CONSENT ensuite on outdoor studio

Posted 6 months 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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Veranda Close-in

Posted 6 months 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 7 months ago

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

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New Ensuite

Posted 11 months ago

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

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Kitchen and room relocation

Posted 1 month ago

Kitchen and bedroom to be renovated and moved around. Two walls to come down. One wall to go up. And French doors to replace a window.

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Drafting work needed

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, I have two drafting jobs I’d like to get done at a rental property. First job - a two story brick wall is starting to show signs of distress. I’d like to get something designed to hold it in place such and stop any further movement. Second job is the removal of a wall in bottom story of house that needs to be drafted. Would prefer dealing with a small business or self employed drafter. Cheers, Jay

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Architect Plans - Re-Piling Work

Posted 1 month ago

I need to apply for consent as I will be replacing the majority of piles. I understand that I need architect drawn plans to submit the consent application. It is a three bedroom, single story weatherboard house.

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House Plans

Posted 4 months ago

Wanting to get house plans drawn up for a new build for a 3 bedroom, relatively small house. not more than 80 sq meters.

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122A Crawford St 2ed Story Design

Posted 9 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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Drafting house renovations for consent

Posted 1 month ago

Kia ora, Our family is planing a renovation of our home in North East Valley. The renovation involves: Open planning of kitchen/living area; Installing new doors and windows; Addition of a deck; Bathroom alterations; We have done some preliminary research and are aware of the need for consents and engineering for the open plan space. We know most of the changes we need. We're looking for a cool drafts-person to work with us to draw up plans for the renovations, assist with some design...

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60sqm small cottage build 17 Taupo Street 2

Posted 7 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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Kitchen Remodel /Ensuite Addition

Posted 3 months ago

We are wanting to open up our kitchen by removing walls separating our living room and utilizing space from an oversized laundry to increase the overall footprint. We also want to add an ensuite with in the combined space. *EDIT* we require someone to draw up house plans first as the property is old and there doesn't appear to be floor plans available anywhere (via council etc). From these we would then work through reconfiguration.

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Minor house/kitchen renovation

Posted 1 month ago

The back of my house has a kink in it where the back door is. I want to remove this kink and put my kitchen there. It will require some structural work. I am also rennovating the kitchen and changing a few doors and windows. My most pressing need is for an architectural draftsman so I can get consent for the building work. I need a quote ASAP. If someone can provide a separate quote for building work then that is ok too.

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Provide plans for enclosing upstairs verandah

Posted 2 months ago

To enclose the upstairs verandah, replace sliding doors with windows Simple design sympathetic to the rest of the house Need set of plans suitable for council permits and builder

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Draw up plans for kitchen renovation

Posted 3 months ago

After an architect or draftsman to assist in some plans needed for our kitchen renovation, a wall is needed to be removed so will need council approval

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Plan alteration required

Posted 4 months ago

I am requiring a price to alter an existing property plan I have to suit my build. I am building a 3 bed rental property and have a plan already that is very close to what I want to build and I need a price to do some changes to them and get the plans ready for consent. As its a rental, costs are the biggest motivator for decision so someone who can make any suggestions that may support the project in this way will be much appreciated.

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McDonald st renovations

Posted 9 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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Sleepout/Airbnb

Posted 5 months 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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Workshop Design Including DCC Approval

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for following services: 1. Workshop design/plan to be done. 2. Design/plan approval from Council.

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Panoramic view

Posted 1 week ago

I need the cost of draftsman for plans: New 2nd storey includes Lounge / kitchen / diner over half of existing hse with ground floor garage under. I have drawn a plan of both floors see photo.

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custom carpentry ltd

Joined August 2016

joiner/ carpenter/ tradesman 20 years experience ,LBP. Small renovations and alterations happy to repair any rot repairs in timber homes highly skilled working with timber traditional joinery/carpentry projects,happy to help with any job around the home .Experience through out all residential

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Kairos Design Group ltd

Joined April 2019

Kairos Design Group is a multi-disciplined architectural practice; residential renovations to commercial retail fit outs. From decks and kitchen renovations through to bar and office fit-outs. 13+ year experience, licensed building practitioner and Architectural designers of nz member. KDG has the knowledge and connections to be with you, step by step, through entire architectural design proc...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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