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

Small house

Posted 2 months ago

Building plans for small house (60 sqm) involving steel frame on rib raft concrete base. House will be two floors with two bedrooms in upper floor (see 3D pics below)

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House drawings

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Housing extension. #2

Posted 2 months ago

Need an old unused chimney and fireplace removed, walls removed to open up lounge, kitchen moved to front of house, extension built to replace two bedrooms and put in an office, wardrobes put in, and deck put in. Also weatherboard need replacing, windowsills replacing. Homeowner has a spinal cord injury so will remain in house so moving of kitchen will need to be sorted around that.

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DRAFTSMAN WANTED!

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there.  Im wanting to add a 1) - sunroom/spare room I prefer contact via EMAIL please (out from and length of the 2 bedroom-2 windows)... 2)- conservatory out from the ranch slider 3-4 meters joing to the new sunroom ).. and 3) deck out from the end of the house about 3-4 meters joining to the conservatory- with a cover over top- carrying on existing roof ... 4)- extend my garage- were the sunroom will come out from the 2 rooms and you can see the wall were neibours garage is join...

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Design house

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for an architect to design my house!

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Drafting working plans for minor dwelling

Posted 6 months ago

We need some working drawings to submit to the council for resource consent. We have the design drafted by my husband who is a carpenter. The building is a single storey mon roof, a building that is less than 65sq m. We are hoping to get these done as soon as possible

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New Build Working Drawings

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a LBP certified draughtsman to draw house plans as part of consent process

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Draughting Services

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Toilet and fire place install

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting to install a new toilet in the laundry and replace an inbuilt fireplace. Need to get plans drawn up so i can apply for building consent.

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Draft and build new house

Posted 1 year 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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Russell Reno

Posted 1 year ago

Draughting/building plans for reno in Russell. Fire rating basement and adding 50sqm deck to first storey.

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Renovations/ addition

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking at building a master bedroom with ensuite extension of our current house in Taipa northland Current house features: flat ground/concrete slab single pitch iron roof external guttering painted fibreboard external cladding built in the 70s can anyone help get us started?

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Drawing for existing unconsented bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

have purchased house in Pukenui. settlement/moving in April 30th/May lst. basement/lower floor has an unconsented bathroom. I need to get it consented - think it will be a Code of Acceptance. So need drawings for this.

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Kareponia Hill 5878

Posted 4 days ago

drafting up renovation for for an existing house conversion to a daycare. Need plans done for council.

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Drawings - coastal cabin

Posted 1 month ago

Drawings for 35m2 cabin for coastal beachhouse.

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House renovations

Posted 1 year ago

A new wing added, to give bigger bedrooms

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Double garage plans & submit to FNDC

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a draftsman to help with drawing plans and submitting for bc. Garage to be 9m x 7.2m x 3m. Mono pitch roof. Concrete slab foundation. Timber frame - except rear wall will have 1m high concrete block retaining. No windows. 2 x single roller door at front of garage and seperate access hinged door on 1 of the sides.

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Waru

Posted 2 months ago

We are only needing plans drawn up for the house we want to build.

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House extension plans

Posted 9 months ago

Plans drawn up for extending our existing house. Adding lounge bedroom with ensuite

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New Build

Posted 8 months ago

Draughting Services for a new building. Sloping North facing site. Garaging Undernearth Open Plan - Mono roof with large glass frontage facing the water. Owner Builder.

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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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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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Architext

Joined May 2014

Hi we are registered architects that have been operating in the Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Coromandel area for 24 years. We have worked on residential, commercial,tourist accommodation and education projects of all sizes. We like to work with our clients collaboratively and provide a design outcome that we can all be proud of.

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Embarc Architectural Design

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm a freelance Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. I can provide you with a variety of services from Conceptual Designs, Resource Consents through to Building Consent documentation ready for approval. I pride myself in open communication, accuracy and professionalism which has enabled me to see out hu...

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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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AY

Joined January 2018

I’m very passionate about new and existing residential projects with 10 years experience in the industry. I’m skilled to take all residential projects from initial design to detailed design through to council submission. (LBP Design Licence)

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Paul Naude

Joined July 2020

I have been working in Architecture and Design for the last 15 years. In that time I have worked at housing companies through to the most prestigous New Zealand Architectural firms, designing and documenting from humble to award winning homes. I have a broad range of experience in design and detailing and I am able to understand your design and budget requirements and help you to meet them. I c...

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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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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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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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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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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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Northscape

Joined March 2017

Northscape, a premier team that provides a comprehensive suite of premium landscape solutions to 'create your ultimate outdoor environment' Northscape scope of activities are in the Far North, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens - Lawn Installation (...

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Studio Sio

Joined April 2021

Studio Sio designs furniture, interiors, and architecture for both residential and commercial clients. We specialize in spaces that mix modern and new, and function as well as they are interesting and beautiful. With ten years experience in NZ and NYC, we have designed everything from small apartments; tiny bistros; and pop up shops; to 10 bedroom homes; urban masterplans; and 250 room hotels....

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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner S. Agar has been a builder for the past 15 years and business owner for 8. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working crew are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize in high-end architectural builds and major renovations, we are also available for the smaller job...

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House Plans New Zealand

Joined January 2016

We specialise in designing modern, high insulation, low energy homes that look good and cost less to run. All our homes are designed with ensuite bathrooms and low maintenance materials for easy living. Building consent drawings, specifications, application forms and council liaison provided. We supply custom house plans to private customers and builders throughout New Zealand.

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Sketch One Limited

Joined March 2021

LBP Qualified, Experience in regulatory and 8 years of designing/drafting with experience on site and great understanding of construction. LBP Qualified Builder (Adam) 15 years construction and project management.

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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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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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