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

House plans

Posted 5 months ago

Need draughtsman to draw up house plans for a bungalow reno / extension to present to Auckland council. We know exactly what we want and have builder to add input. Glenbrook area and plans required a.s.a.p.

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Barn House Drawings for Extension

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for someone to draw up some plans so we can expand the internal area of our barn house to include more bedrooms and an extra bathroom. I can supply existing site plans. Would love for the work to be done as soon as possible. Further details can be discussed via email or phone.

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Building extension (X2)

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I am looking for an architect who could draw up plans for a minor dwelling as a garage extension and/or an additional room at our house. We would go with both or either option depending on costs. The plan(s) should be detailed for council application and for builders to provide price for the project. If you are interested please get in touch! An indicative budgetary price for work is much appreciated. We live in Auckland Franklin Mauku region. Cheers Ellie

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Sleepout plans required for council permit

Posted 9 months ago

Simple plans needed to be draughted for project commencement ASAP 7m x 4m mono pitched building

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The shed 2

Posted 1 year ago

plans drawn to turn half the shed into an 86m2: 2 bedroom, Kitchen/dining, living room and bathroom

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Verghedo longhouse

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for an architect/draftsperson to design within budget a smart, solid, sustainable, 120 mq longhouse for a bush setting. Build scheduled for this summer.

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Deck and external door

Posted 1 week ago

Drawings/plans for building consent for a new deck and external door

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Consent plans

Posted 8 months ago

Need draughtsman to do consent for us with all relevant details for the council for a swimming pool install.

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3 40 foot container home stacking advice

Posted 1 year ago

I want to stack the 3 forty foot containers in a stylish, style, just looking for experience and advice

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Draftsperson required for 1 x bathroom addition

Posted 1 year ago

Simple design work for bathroom addition plus change layout in existing bathroom. No Consent lodgement or RFI Response required. All Existing dimension will be provided. Structural engineering plus PS1 is complete to remove beam and transfer bracing (BL).

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Workshop

Posted 1 month ago

I would like someone to Draft up plans for a workshop, Shed 12m long x8m wide x5m high. It will be clearspan, steel portals and colorsteel cladding and roof.

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Bathroom Colombo

Posted 8 months ago

HI there We have a tiny space which has been walled off from the main bathroom and of which served as a laundry and additional toilet. We want to install a shower into this space and have this consented. The area is 1135mm x 2650mm I know this is a little job but would appreciate any Waiuku or Pukekohe based draughtsperson who knows how to get council to eat out of their hands to achieve our consent with speed. I need someone who is not completely snowed under. Please note we don't require...

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Plans needed

Posted 4 months ago

I have a single car underhouse carport that I want closed in for storage, as a non-liveable space. I need plans drawn for the construction to begin

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Villa Renovation

Posted 8 months ago

We require some plans drawn up and consents for a multi-room renovation on our 120 year old villa in Waiuku. Must be familiar with old homes and be available within the next few weeks. Please note we have trades sorted and aren’t after any project management at this stage. Thanks so much!

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Granny Flat Shed Conversion

Posted 2 months ago

Plans and consents for existing Total Span 15 x 6 m shed. No structural alterations, to be turned into a one bedroom granny flat, utilizing 65m2 of the 90 m2 footprint.

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Dining room plan for CoA

Posted 5 months ago

We want to apply for a CoA from Waikato DC for a dining room extension and deck - the work is complete but was done before we bought the property (according to the LIM the deck had consent but not signoff; the dining room extension did not have consent). The Council has told me we need to submit plans of the finished work with our application so need someone qualified to do that for us. We're based in Franklin, midway between Pukekohe and Waiuku.

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Rural new build

Posted 3 months ago

I need someone to take my preliminary concept design for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house (approx 90m2) and turning it into a final design. Building consent application will also be included. This will be a solar powered house on the rear of a rural property . The build has a small budget which will need to be taken into account. I am planning for it to be a mono pitch rectangular house (similar to Matrix Homes design) with a N/NE aspect. Waste water planning is also required. No resource consent is...

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New house building

Posted 10 months ago

Full architecture service to get full building consent approved drawings from the council (floor plan ready, 200 sqm single-level house on flat section).

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Relocatable villa to Waiuku

Posted 8 months ago

Urgent drafting job to lodge for BC asap

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B s w

Posted 3 months ago

2 new 30 square meter units 15 acre block drawing of plan only only level site

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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering Consultants

Joined August 2014

We are committed to offer structural engineering and drafting design services and to serve you with quality and value. Our design team is highly skilled and has years of experience. We promise to always provide value and outstanding service, regardless of your lifestyle need, design preference, or budget constraint. We provide affordable qoutes and then completing jobs on budget and on schedule.

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Po Loli

Joined March 2020

Hi, I am currently on my last year of apprenticeship. I have been building for close to 5 years now. I come from a background of working on high end residential homes.

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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Architecturo Architects

Joined May 2020

ARCHITECTURO is a New Zealand registered architectural practice. Both our directors have over 15 years of work experience. Our company offers a range of services to ensure projects achieve a holistic integrity that meets our client’s needs in the most cost effective and timely manner. Being an NZIA (New Zealand Institute of Architects) practice, we understand our role as architects and are comm...

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Archiform ltd

Joined July 2019

We provide a range of services that tailor to each of our clients. Our main focus are on extensions, renovations and new builds. We use 3D programs to provide an easier visual understanding and contextual outlook of the design. Need a building / resource consent? or are you looking for as-built plans or concepts? We can manage this process for you and take the hassle of dealing with council from...

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Architech Designs & Modelling Services Ltd

Joined March 2012

We do Design, Drafting works, 3D Modelling, Site Supervision, Construction Administration and Council Liaison, Building and Resource consent Drawings and lodgement to council. I am in the business for 20 years now. I am happy to work around the clients design requirements but also provide my design input where necessary to comply.

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The Property Survey Company

Joined May 2019

Hi, Having an issue with a trade or managing work at home we can provide assistance. We can inspect work, provide remedial lists and assist with obtaining a code compliance certificate (CCC) Or looking at buying a home, building or renovating your existing home and everything in between we can help. We can assist with; Design management The building consent application Project Co-ordination...

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Nz build tech

Joined May 2017

I have been involved in building for around 10 years . I have experience in fencing , retaining walls , decks and deck repairs, repairs to water damage floors, Interior repairs big and small , I have been involved with office fit outs and refurbishment from start to finish, examples are anz bank refurbish , spark refurbish , Pacifica refurbish , I have worked with aluminium window frames and alumi...

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Pasley Park Ltd

Joined November 2011

We cover all aspects of Landscaping from Design, Consultancy to Construction. We also cover farm & lifestyle projects based on sustainable organic principles. Established in 1984 we have many years under our belt working in all sorts of situations (both public & private projects) delivering a quality product on time & within budget. No job too big or small.

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Paragon Solutions

Joined November 2014

Hi, my name is Shane and I am a qualified Architectural Designer in Auckland. I specialise in "As Built Drawings" and I'm a preferred choice by architects in Auckland to produce high quality drawings. I pride myself in my professionalism, and my attention to detail ensures that my work is thoroughly. I am also available for Residential Building Consents required for New Decks, Bathroom Addit...

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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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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer focused on light commercial fit-out design and preparing documents for council. In the past years I have been invlived with hair salon, cafe, restaurants designs. if your business needs renovation, design and building consent, i am here to help. Over 5 years working experience in the industry. aiming to delivery professional services with affordable pric...

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Greystoke Ltd

Joined November 2014

We specialize in: New and existing deck/fence builds with Futurewood Composite decking and fencing products and traditional timbers. Building and waterproofing of decks, roofs and internal gutters. Butynol, butyl, EPDM, TPO, PVC products. Specialising in remedial work and leak issues. General building, renovation, reinstatements, steel roofing and flashings. We have over 30 years trade experie...

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Xabi

Joined October 2020

Hi, We are the best in the market with affordability and use high-quality materials. We beat quotes which are the same deliverable. We are very hardworking and professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Studio A

Joined October 2020

Studio A is a design focused architecture and interiors practice with 20 years professional experience. Good design starts with a careful understanding of the client’s needs and we take the time to listen attentively. We are happy to be involved in projects of all sizes, from alterations to new builds & small commercial projects, including interior fit-outs. Each project is unique and we enjoy...

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ECONOMIZED DESIGNZ & CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined June 2016

Hi, we do: I) DESIGN: -Design/Drafting and Construction of New Building -Design/Drafting and Construction of Extension or Alteration of Existing Building -Quality Works and Reasonable Rates -with Professional Indemnity Insurance Website: ... II) CONSTRUCTION: -Commercial Building Construction -Residential Building Construction 10 Years Architectural Designer with Civil/Str...

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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, additions and alterations, decks, commercial, remediation and more! I will either take your sketched design OR provide you with other options in completing your desired finished project. All my work is architecturally designed...

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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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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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THE DESIGNFIRE Architects & Fire Consultants

Joined April 2015

Your design delivered – Process simplified. THE DESIGNFIRE is the problem solver. THE DESIGNFIRE is a team of highly experienced design architects with strong building compliance background - with the managing director had hands-on experience from his council compliance background in the past. We currently have a team of 10 people. There are two Registered Architects in the team. All of...

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