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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Housing extension. #2

Posted 4 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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Double garage plans & submit to FNDC

Posted 4 months 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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Drawings - coastal cabin

Posted 3 months ago

Drawings for 35m2 cabin for coastal beachhouse.

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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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Abercrombie Residence

Posted 1 week ago

Concepts are complete for my 275m2 home. Just need someone to do detailed design and prepare building consent documents for the house. Remote work is fine.

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Drawing for existing unconsented bathroom

Posted 4 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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DRAFTSMAN WANTED!

Posted 4 months 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 5 months ago

Looking for an architect to design my house!

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House extension plans

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Toilet and fire place install

Posted 5 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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Waru

Posted 5 months ago

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

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House renovations

Posted 1 year ago

A new wing added, to give bigger bedrooms

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Small house

Posted 5 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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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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Drafting working plans for minor dwelling

Posted 9 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

Posted 10 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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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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Kareponia Hill 5878

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Renovations/ addition

Posted 8 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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EMBARC

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm an Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. Although I am new to Builderscrack, 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 whic...

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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner, Shanon Agar has been working in the building industry for the past 17 years, with a growing passion for innovation and creating beautiful buildings. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working tradesman that are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention to detail and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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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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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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Ninety By 45 Construction 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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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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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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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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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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