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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Convert storage shed to dwelling

Posted 9 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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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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CAD drafting

Posted 7 months ago

CAD drafting for a steel shed for permit.

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Plan for building already built

Posted 6 months ago

Plan for building already built

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The stable house

Posted 1 year 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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Redesign / Renovation

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Byron Olsson

Posted 7 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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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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Draughtsman

Posted 8 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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Draft and build new house

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for two phase project... 1. Design and plans submission to council. 2. Quotes on build when plans finalised. Land is at Bland Bay area. Expected build time frame jan/feb 2020 onwards until completed by October 2020. Thanks Az and Tina

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Draftsman needed to redesign our home

Posted 1 year 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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Te Wahapu Alterations

Posted 9 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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Terra Restaurant

Posted 9 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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Coachmans way- new build

Posted 8 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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Drafting services needed for small retirement home

Posted 6 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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Ahipara units

Posted 11 months ago

looking at putting up two two storey units on my section

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Draughting Services

Posted 2 months ago

Need a conceptual site plan for property in Kaitaia to pass on to Geotech consultants.

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House drawings

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for someone to do professional renovation drawings for an existing property in Coopers Beach.

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New build

Posted 5 months 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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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 154,000 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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

2 bedrooms and lounge extension.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 1
Communication
 1

Terra Restaurant

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kohukohu 40mins from Kerikeri

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2018

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

Terra Restaurant

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AW Designs

Joined December 2019

Having worked for a well known high end residential architectural practice based in central Auckland for the past 5 years, as a respected Project Architect, I enjoy the whole package approach - from concept to keys hand over. With experience in client relationships, detailed design, drafting, project and contract management, (including on-site observations) for a range of high end architectural...

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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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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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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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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. All my work is architecturally designed to the NZS 3604 standards I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, extensions and additions, decks, small commercial, leaky buildings remedial and more! I offer complete Architectural service from Building Consent through to C...

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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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DevonDezign

Joined April 2018

DevonDezign has been in the landscape design and construction industry for the last 10 years. No job is too small; from odd jobs around the garden to make the space more functional, through to full service design and construction of your outdoor living space.

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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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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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CMA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Family ran local electrical business with over 20 years experience in the trade carrying out a variety of work from basic maintenance to new builds and solar installations. We believe in offering all our customers great value for money.

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a renovation design 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 requirements,...

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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

Over 25 year’s experience in architectural design work – BUT – new to Builderscrack. I’m Stephen, experienced in residential as well as commercial & industrial design, furthermore, my strengths are in energy efficiency & sustainability. I have designed & built ‘standard’ & eco houses including my current concept house built with structural insulated panels (SIPS). This activity has meant I have...

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