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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 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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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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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.

Amendment to consent

Posted 3 months ago

We have an existing consent for renovations that we must complete by March 2021 being the end of our 3rd time extension(eg council won’t allow another extension apparently). We need to make an amendment(waterproofing got tiled shower and floor)and an exempt change to the plan(paper/batts/re-line of exterior wall)for our en-suite before we can go any further, but our Draughtsman cannot do the work in time. We realize that these Changes cannot be done easily from a PDF of existing plan so looks li...

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DRAW ENSUITE

Posted 3 months ago

Hi we are part way through a ensuite reno but have been told we now need drawings because we have put a door in so we need a licensed person to do the drawings asap

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Grannies draftsman

Posted 3 months ago

Twin garages underneath the house to be converted into a livable flat.

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Drawings for new Aluminium doors and window

Posted 7 months ago

Hi I'm looking for someone to draw up some plans for a 3.5 m stacker slider and a new large window to be installed. Need to be licensed

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Crescent st

Posted 5 months ago

Plans for building extension, adding a bedroom to existing dwelling

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Consent

Posted 2 months ago

This job has been presented and rejected twice So need someone who is familiar with the council's latest demands and can do it quickly . It is just a very small house. A rectangle 46m2. plus attached car port - single . Pile foundation on flat ground . Cladding corrugated iron plus roofThe builder is ready to start .

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Panoramic view

Posted 1 year 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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Kitchen and room relocation

Posted 1 year 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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Reclad

Posted 17 hours ago

Hi. I am looking for a draftsperson to draw up a floor plan of my house for a reclad. Also to help with the building consent process.

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Minor house/kitchen renovation

Posted 1 year 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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Draughtsman required

Posted 3 days ago

Require a draughtsman for multiple job

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Drafting services

Posted 1 month ago

We have a few jobs that we believe need drafting design help and and consent to a house we have bought in Kew.

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Garage and office

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting to build a garage with office at our property on big stone road. Approx size will be 7m wide by 12m long.

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Bathroom/laundry/entry reno

Posted 7 months ago

Need some plans drawn for an entry change with new external stairs as well as some bathroom/laundry changes

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Plans for new toilet consent

Posted 8 months ago

Adding a toilet to an existing bathroom. Need the plans drawn up.for council consent purposes.

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Downstairs renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Need to have plans drawn up for converting downstairs as a liveable space including addition of shower/toilet

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Draftsman needed for kitchen and bathroom plans

Posted 6 months ago

We are in need for design plans of our kitchen and bathroom renovations to present to the council and for our builder to go by. We have ideas what we want. We are wanting this in the next month or two so we can get the ball rolling.

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Drafting house renovations for consent

Posted 1 year 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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Deck rebuild

Posted 11 months ago

I need plans drawn for building a new deck that is elevated above a basement garage.

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Amendments to plans

Posted 5 months ago

We have a couple of small amendments needing done to our plans so we can go for COC. Unfortunately our architect went under and us unable to complete the small changes needing done.

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PHD Building Ltd

Joined October 2019

For 30 years, clients have trusted us to build their dream, eco-friendly homes. Our beautiful homes follow the Passive House standard principle, which means that our work includes some of the greenest, most energy efficient residential buildings in New Zealand. Not only do we build first-class single-family homes, we also build premium, eco-friendly multi residential and commercial buildings....

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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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FOCO NZ

Joined July 2019

Project Management Consultancy and Coaching In addition to providing professional services to clients, I have expertise in contract law which is transferable across the disciplines. FOCO provides training to Architects, Engineers and Contractors who are starting out or who are simply resource constrained in the following areas: - Building contract/sub-contract preparation, review or advic...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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