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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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DRAFTSMAN WANTED

Posted 10 months 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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Terra Restaurant

Posted 1 month 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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80"s Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking for someone to draw up plans to re configure a space for a new kitchen, bathroom, powder room and laundry. The space currently contains two bathrooms a laundry and an unused space. Plus a atrium area over the current foyer. The property is a 240m 1980's brick and cedar home.

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Convert storage shed to dwelling

Posted 1 month 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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Add to existing house plans a detailed sketch of new bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

We have recently installed a new bathroom inside an existing bedroom (changed the bedroom into a bathroom). No structural changes. We need COA (consent from council). The officer told us we need: Please provide scaled plans and specifications to show compliance with all the applicable NZBC clauses such as NZBC Clauses E3 and G4. The scaled plans and specifications provided also need to demonstrate compliance with the relevant sections of the Building Act 2004, for example, section 112 of the Bu...

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Woofers

Posted 1 year ago

Small bathroom kitchen septic tank design for concent

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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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Small Bach Reno Consultation

Posted 7 months 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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Draftsman needed to redesign our home

Posted 4 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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Architectural for now

Posted 1 year ago

Have some preliminary plans drawn up, just need to formalise for submission for council approval. Involves extension both at the front (garage extension and upstairs extra bedroom) and out the back (deck extension) together with cathedral ceiling and new roof

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Te Wahapu Alterations

Posted 4 weeks 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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Draughtsman

Posted 1 week 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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Draftsman Services Required

Posted 1 year ago

We're looking for a draftsman (with LBP) to revise and certify consent-able serviced (20sqm) cabin plans . Design and Engineering already completed.

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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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3604 compliant full working drawings for various 10sqm buildings

Posted 10 months 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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2 bedrooms and lounge extension.

Posted 11 months ago

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

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Ahipara units

Posted 3 months ago

looking at putting up two two storey units on my section

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Holiday bach extension

Posted 1 year ago

A small addition to an Ideal garage including a bathroom kitchen area for a holiday bach on a budget.

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Garage Conversion

Posted 1 year ago

Drawings required for conversion of a double garage into 2 bedrooms and laundry (no plumbing required) and creating an entranceway.

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The stable house

Posted 7 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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Recent architects reviews

With over 134,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Terra Restaurant

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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Kohukohu 40mins from Kerikeri

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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2 bedrooms and lounge extension.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2018

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 4
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 3
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 1
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 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

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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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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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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

I am an LBP registered, ADNZ professional member, Architectural Designer working in residential and light commercial projects. I can offer a range of services including; feasibility studies, concept designs, construction documents, construction administration, and building consent application. I would love the opportunity to talk with you further about your project and put together a fee proposa...

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modern design limited

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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Dylan Haora

Joined November 2011

Hi I've been in the construction industry for over six years. In Auckland and Northland, with experience in general construction earthworks road building concrete asphalt chipsealing retaining walls and drainage, In addition I have been university trained as an engineer, with project management experience. While I'm used to larger industry sized jobs I'm looking to deliver small jobs with the s...

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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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Boztech Ltd

Joined September 2017

Hi we have a Christchurch based qualified LBP Architectural Designer Level 1 with 7+ years experience. All kinds of Architectural Concept Design and Full Working Drawings, we can do work throughout New Zealand. New Builds and Extensions inquiries welcome :)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dynamic1000 Limited

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, Kaipara and North Shore Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens...

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