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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Kohukohu 40mins from Kerikeri

Posted 1 year ago

Have a shed and a carport on my 10acre property which are not consented Need a draughtsperson or archetect to do drawings and present to council

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Draughtsman

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for a draughtsmen for a renovation for our small house in Te Wahapu - we are extending the kitchen/bathroom area. Kathy ...

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Ahipara units

Posted 7 months ago

looking at putting up two two storey units on my section

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Small Bach Reno Consultation

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking at a property, with a small fibrolite, 2 bed bach on it. I would like an architect to look at it and and give me an estimate on cost of work needed to renovlate it. It needs a new roof, extra deck added, poss move bathroom / extend kitchen, some windows replacing, driveway and fences putting in and some design ideas to pull it all together.

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3604 compliant full working drawings for various 10sqm buildings

Posted 1 year ago

Full Working Drawings needed for a variety of upcoming designs. 10sqm sleepout, a 35 - 40sqm batch and various others ongoing.

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Reception area design and architecture needeed

Posted 1 year ago

We require an architect to provide plans suitable to submit to council for the refurb of the reception area and a couple of offices at our business premises. There won't be any external changes. We pretty much already know what we want but don't have the skills or knowledge to draw it up etc. It will require a mezzanine floor over part of it and will need tying into the existing offices there but with our limited building knowledge none of it should be a major.

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Convert storage shed to dwelling

Posted 5 months ago

Existing storage shed is 84 sqm and has a consented bathroom. Has been used as a dwelling but not legal. Want to increase living space by converting the garage space to bedrooms.

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Byron Olsson

Posted 3 months ago

draughting a plan for replacing deck and adding stairs for council consent. Deck will be extended to the front of the water tank. The deck will be the same length. Will want to try and keep the roof in place if possible. I have no idea what the cost is for the draughting of the plan!!

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CAD drafting

Posted 3 months ago

CAD drafting for a steel shed for permit.

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Terra Restaurant

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for a draftsman to do drawings and help apply for a consent asap please This is for a simple louvre on the 1st floor balcony in Paihia in the bay of islands. We have many details so it should be something that could be done without having to visit the space We are in the process of preparing for the fitout of our new restaurant. We are hoping you maybe able to help apply for a building consent for us. We are planning to install a louvre system on the 1st floor balcony . We have been...

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2 bedrooms and lounge extension.

Posted 1 year ago

two new rooms 24 sq m and lounge pushout 12sq m

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Draftsman needed to redesign our home

Posted 8 months ago

We need a draftsman to help redesign our outdoor living space and split our two level home into three seperate dwellings.

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DRAFTSMAN WANTED

Posted 1 year ago

House plan to be drawn up. Already know what we want just need someone to draw it up. Far North District, Rural production Zone. Modern style, 200m2 size, on piles, top of hill site, currently trying to get engineer out to do Geotech and septic design. located 8km from Towai.

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The stable house

Posted 11 months ago

I am building a 45sq metre house in an existing footprint and need plans drawn up. I know exactly what I want.

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New build

Posted 1 month ago

Draught service to take proposed 85 Sqm house to FNDC building consent stage.area of build is Long beach.Drone photo of area can be provided on request.Unsure of build cost at this stage so have entered a number on the below scale that has little bearing

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Plan for building already built

Posted 2 months ago

Plan for building already built

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Te Wahapu Alterations

Posted 5 months ago

We have a gorgeous little cottage on the beach in Te Wahapu , Russell and looking at extending the bathroom and kitchen ( Stage one) and at another time the bedrooms ( 2) I am looking for someone to draw some plans for the council to give consent for the alterations.

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Drafting services needed for small retirement home

Posted 2 months ago

My parents are retiring and would like quotes on drafting services please. The small home will eventually be a secondary dwelling on a large rural flat section with easy access and will not be larger than 65m2. 1 bedroom, 1 bath and open plan living, dining etc. The home will not be connected to town services. Will be solar powered, using gas, tank water and rural sewage systems. We may also need assistance around consent plans

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Redesign / Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

I need a consultation design options / concept and working plans to planning and construction stage

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Coachmans way- new build

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for Draughting services for a new build. Sloping section facing the bay, so want to maximise the view while keeping the design simple and efficient to build. I am a Builder, so have the basic concept penciled in. Topo survey already complete. Coachmans way, Cable bay

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kohukohu 40mins from Kerikeri

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4th September 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5

Terra Restaurant

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 bedrooms and lounge extension.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2018

Workmanship
 4
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 3
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 1
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Kohukohu 40mins from Kerikeri

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Terra Restaurant

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 bedrooms and lounge extension.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 1
Communication
 1

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HomeDesign Company Ltd

Joined November 2018

A Great Home Starts with Smart, Great Design. HomeDesign Company will design the home you want, specific to your needs, your land and with your budget in mind. We use smart thinking, the latest products and we understand the costs of construction and methods to get you the most from your budget. We have a process which makes it clear, simple and cost-effective. With a clear design pri...

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Cook Costello

Joined June 2017

Cook Costello is a multi-disciplinary consultancy of Engineers, technicians, Surveyors and Architectural designers, successfully serving national and international clients since 1976. We can manage your build project from planning, concept, geotechnical, civil, structural, surveying and design through to building consent stage and project management.

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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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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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Bay Architecture

Joined July 2016

Bay Architecture principal, Otto Suri, is an award winning, Swiss-trained architect who has lived in the Bay of Islands since 2000 with his family. We design passive, low-cost and recyclable homes. Our aim is to build high performance and well insulated buildings effectively and efficiently. Small and smart: simple plans, simple construction, low costs meaning great living!

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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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Jurado Architects

Joined January 2019

We are innovators with passion! We love what we do and we care for your future. Our journey always starts with a vision to the way in which we can enhance your life, by creating architecture that makes you feel better about the world having experienced it. We love to create timeless pieces of history, while we also make it our mission to innovate projects, creating silhouettes of the oceans supe...

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Northland Property Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *10+ Years building Experience. *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool - statutory - Vehicle. *Fork lift - High Reach Oper...

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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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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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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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Advancedesign Architecture

Joined October 2012

We are an experienced Architectural Design company with over 500 building consents issued. LBP registered Builders as well, so we come from a practical background. In house Engineer & Resource Consent Planner available for a complete and comprehensive design service. We enjoy creating great homes and buildings and are partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help create cost effective homes for...

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LMD Planning Consultancy

Joined September 2010

Expertise in preparing Land and Property Development Plans, Architectural schemes, Resource Consent aplications, Landscape Designs, Visual Impact Assessments, Submissions to Councils, Appearing at Council Hearings and Environment Court mediations

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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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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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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a design and build renovation company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requi...

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In Color Concepts

Joined July 2017

High End High Quality Painting and Decorating Specialists ... Interior and Exterior ... Single Feature Pieces to Grand Designs ... Quality Finishing and Workmanship Without Compromising Price. We will work with you to achieve your desired results , within your budget and without compromising quality or workmanship.

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mdl architects

Joined December 2010

We are a small practice formed in 2006 and have practiced since 1994. We are qualified draftspeople and architects and specialize in domestic alterations and new work. Fantastic rates and strong visual presentation of designs through the latest CAD technology that will show exactly how the new work will appear. It is our personal philosophy to make the design and construction experience an enjo...

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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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Residential Design

Joined May 2011

We are a Tauranga, New Zealand (NZ) based house plans and architectural design company specialising in creating unique and distinctive designs. We have extensive knowledge of our industry and we are dedicated in creating the perfect residential designs. With practical solutions for house plan designs and alterations we provide a friendly efficient architectural design service from our free i...

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