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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Architects on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Extension

Posted 3 months ago

Drawings for a house extension, aswell as a a new kitchen and bathroom

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Veranda and bathroom addition

Posted 4 months ago

Draughtsperson required. We require plans for a veranda to reduce the amount of sun in our lounge and for a bathroom to be added to the back of the house. The lounge has a wall of glass on the north side but in spite of us adding blinds the room is still too hot. This expected cost is for the whole job.

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Laundry/shower/toilet room

Posted 2 months ago

Plans drawn up for laundry, shower and toilet in basement. Plumber has confirmed good access to waste and water pipes but design would need to include a sanipump. Blank canvas.

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Kingston Bach

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for drawing and consent completion for a small bach on a property in Kingston, Central Otago. This is the first step, in the coming years wanting to build a home as well. There are rules around number of dwellings and square meterage footprints to consider as well as septic and rain water tanks.

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Reclad

Posted 6 months 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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Draft plan

Posted 1 month ago

Just need to draft a plan to refurb location. We already have the plan just need to fit the new location in.

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Need consent drawing for medium size bathroom renovation #2

Posted 2 months ago

Room is situated in corner of house, so has two external walls. Room size is approx. 2.07x3.35m. It is in an old villa, so has high ceilings (approx. 3m). We have a basic layout in mind, we will be fitting a toilet, shower and bath - so will require consent. Also intend to replace windows replaced with double glazed units - one window needs height reduced (large double hung sash on the longer wall). We need help with drawings to plan the layout for builders/plumbers and to obtain consent...

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Bathroom

Posted 4 weeks ago

We need plans for DCC for an addition of a bathroom. Remote property and relatively small job 6 sqm lean-to addition to existing house

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Ideas, Planning and building consent for house renovation

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking to renovate a 90m2 2 bedroom rental house in Woodhaugh area. It needs quite a bit of work, including removing internal cubbords, adding wall insulation where possible, replacing some floors, possibly lowering the ceilings, replacing some walls, building an additional bathroom and extending the kitchen. We are considering the idea of using half the house as a short term accomodation (Air BnB), so consideration for rules around that also need to be taken into account.

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Drafting Services for new Garage/Off Street parking/Deck #2

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for someone to provide Concept Design and Working Drawings for the following project: Creating covered off street parking for two cars with a deck over the top. Approximately 6m x 6m garaging with the deck area above at 6m x 3m and the remainder of the roof in Colour Steel roofing. Will require Earth removal, Retaining wall construction, Concrete Slab, Deck building. Due to the works there is a requirement for Resource Consent and Building Consent.

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House Design

Posted 4 months ago

House Design for 3 bed, 2 bathroom home, mono pitched roof, garage underneath. Slight slope to the section which is approx 430m in size. I'm hoping to get this process underway in 6 weeks-2 months time.

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Kitchen reloctation/rebuild

Posted 3 months ago

Hi! We are looking for a draftsperson to create an accurate plan of our current kitchen (to be able to plan our changes) and eventually the new kitchen build. Would love you to start now!

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Need consent drawing for medium size bathroom renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Room is situated in corner of house, so has two external walls. Room size is approx. 2.07x3.35m. It is in an old villa, so has high ceilings (approx. 3m). We have a basic layout in mind, we will be fitting a toilet, shower and bath - so will require consent. Also intend to replace windows replaced with double glazed units - one window needs height reduced (large double hung sash on the longer wall). We need help with drawings to plan the layout for tradies and to obtain consent with counc...

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Drafting Services for new Garage/Off Street parking/Deck

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for someone to provide Concept Design and Working Drawings for the following project: Creating covered off street parking for two cars with a deck over the top. Approximately 6m x 6m garaging with the deck area above at 6m x 3m and the remainder of the roof in Colour Steel roofing. Will require Earth removal, Retaining wall construction, Concrete Slab, Deck building. Due to the works there is a requirement for Resource Consent and Building Consent.

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Drafting service for wall removal

Posted 4 months ago

We have a couple of walls/part walls that we would like to remove and need drafting design help for consent .

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House Extension

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for a draftman to draw up plans for a house extension. We a wanting a new master bedroom with a walk in wardrobe and ensuite.

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Draughtsman required

Posted 6 months ago

Require a draughtsman for multiple job

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Add two more bedroom on the roof

Posted 3 months ago

need a new waterproof roof instead the old roof, at the same time add two more bedroom on the top of roof .

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Flanagan

Posted 3 weeks ago

Draw up consented plans for a 60-100 meter single level house.2 bedrooms 2 toilets 1 bathroom. Clad in colour steel and max length of 13m and width of 8 m to fit with in our surveyed site.

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Drafting for converting a garage into a studio

Posted 4 months ago

I would like to get building consent for converting a garage into an independent unit.

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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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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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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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RP Carmody construction

Joined January 2011

We are a small residential building company based here in Dunedin, with 20 years experience we do everything from complete new builds to bathrooms to replacing a paling on a fence. We do it all !

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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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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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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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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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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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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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