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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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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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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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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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65 Minor Dwelling Waikato

Posted 4 months ago

I am looking for a qualified Draftsperson/Architect to draw up plans for a 65m2 minor dwelling to be built on the front of our property. Fixed-price to draw up the plans to go with our resource and building consent, please.

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Installation manual

Posted 7 months ago

require construction details for an installation manual. Some details could be copied from existing data

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Workshop

Posted 11 months 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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Drawing of Existing House for Safe & Sanitary Report

Posted 3 months ago

I have a house that was built in 1953 that we are trying to sell. We have just found out that the council has lost the original plans and permit (though there is documentation that it existed at some point). I have a safe and sanitary report in progress but I need a floor plan created to submit to the council. Ready to start work today. Floor plan attached from agents. Property is in Waiuku.

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New House in Pokeno 250sqm

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, looking for a designer in Franklin area to design a house for my client. Client has very rigid floor plans and other requirements, however is wanting to pick brains of a creative designer. House will be approx 250-260sqm, and not more than that.

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Outdoor Entertainment Area

Posted 8 months ago

We have a lovely 1908 Villa that has an existing outdoor decked area that we would like to extend and roof keeping it in line with the era of our house. We don't imagine it to be overly elaborate keeping it simple by extending the width of the deck and giving the roof the same aesthetic look as the existing roof line.

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Architectural and Structural Designs Required

Posted 3 months ago

I have already made my drawings, but I need a professional to translate it a format that a master builder can use. Also, it will be nice to have improvements on my plans so the house is made better.

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House extensions

Posted 9 months ago

House extensions plus shed to be drawn up existing plans available with a historic set that hasnt been submitted to council amendments can be made to that,nice easy job for an experienced draughtsperson,Client is a registered LPB Builder so please only experienced draughtsperson required.

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Granny Flat Shed Conversion

Posted 1 year 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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Rural new build

Posted 1 year 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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Verghedo longhouse

Posted 1 year 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 9 months ago

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

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Architect design

Posted 8 months ago

Hi there, Looking for an architect who can design 3 lifestyle houses and can also help organise the application for building consent including structural work. Roughly estimate would be much appreciated.

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Need drafts person to draft plan needed for building consent

Posted 8 months ago

Bathroom renovations I plan an ensuite and extra bathroom. 1.) Ensuite - open wall between bedroom and bathroom 2.) To convert single toilet area and washhouse area (next to each other) into extra bathroom. 3.) Move one wall of kitchen

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Design outside property extension

Posted 8 months ago

Landscape and outside property extension design required.

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Rebuild Deck

Posted 9 months ago

I am looking for a drafts person to draw some plans for my new deck, with a pavilion. looking for a couple of quotes as I am on a tight budget.

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Building extension (X2)

Posted 11 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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Enhancing our house

Posted 6 months ago

We have an area (lean to) at the back of our house which is unsightly and want ideas to improve this. We also have curiosity around how we might alter our home to incorporate access the current downstairs garage and self contained room with ensuit. We are looking for ideas and then plans drawn up if we decide to go ahead.

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Plans To Be Drawn Up Professionally

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I have a set of house plans (to scale), and I need the services of a qualified draftsman/architect to translate these into proper working drawings and elevations for our builder and for submission to council etc. I also have a Geotec Report and Topographical Survey. Thank you in advance.

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New Floor Plan for Bathroom Consent

Posted 3 months ago

We need a draftsman to craft a Floorplan for us to send to the council to consent our 4 bedroom house into a 3 bedroom with ensuite. Wanting done in May. I have attached the rough drawing I did. Obviously need a professional accurate version.

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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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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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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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Architecturo Architects

Joined May 2020

ARCHITECTURO is a New Zealand registered architectural practice. Both our directors have over 20 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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Commres contractors ltd

Joined May 2016

****COMMRES COMPANY PROFILE 2017*** Commres is a L.B.P Company - (Foundation/Carpentry/Site 2 & Sub-trade partners). Commres is a proud member of NEW ZEALAND SITE SAFE. Commres is a part of the EMPLOYSURE NEW ZEALAND Health & Safety umbrella. Commres are committed to its Motto... BUILD WITH PURPOSE – Family/Goals/Future. BUILD WITH PRIDE – Workmanship/Standards/Respect. BUILD WITH PASSION...

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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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La Maison Novelle

Joined February 2021

We are architects specialists in the design and build focusing on indoor and outdoor home renovation and improvements. This includes but not limited to cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, TV wall unit, shelving units, and custom-made home fit-outs. In addition, to outdoor elements such as pergolas and canopies. We do design and build. We add value to your home. We are different in that we do not use s...

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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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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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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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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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Philip Dorward Architecture

Joined March 2019

Hi, Im a recent graduate. I have a Diploma in Architectural Technology and am looking for jobs to work on. I can help with new house design, tiny house, renovations etc.

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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer specializing in residential extension, renovation, and light commercial fit-out design. I do 3d concept design as well as building consent plans. In the past years, I have helped many kiwi families with their home renovation projects including extension, living room open plan, house relocating, deck design, kitchen and bath reno, and so on. For me design...

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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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Sprout Architects Ltd

Joined January 2019

My wife and I run a client focused, small and agile architectural practice specialising in residential alterations, extensions and new-builds. We have run our practise together since 2015 and have been in the industry for over a decade. Our collective experience covers building and resource consents for multi-unit residential developments including apartment buildings, commercial fitouts; from...

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Pahnia Skinner Architecture Ltd

Joined February 2017

Experienced freelance Designer with a solid working background in the construction industry for 15 years available to accomodate all projects needs from small renovations,bathroom design to new house builds,sub divisions and council consultation.Diploma in Draughting + Architectural Degree,specialising in all aspects of design documentation from 3D models,concept design to full working drawings fo...

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Sudhir Chandra

Joined July 2020

Background in architectural design with experience in building residential homes and landscaping. I am interested in small projects to manage and build or just build, can work on larger projects as a two man team with a qualified builder on board.

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Click Works

Joined February 2008

Click Works is a Dunedin based company specialising in Architectural Design and Drafting work. We service clients all around NZ with current projects in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Central Otago. From a simple renovation through to large scale residential builds, apartment blocks and light commercial - we've significant experience in all. We also provide a draughting service...

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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Glenbrook design

Joined July 2014

Glenbrook Design has been designing new houses and renovations both residential and commercial, and providing BC (Building Consent) and RC (Resource Consent) documentation for more than 15 years. We specialize in providing all documentation to the councils to facilitate the clients specific project and follow through to the BC approval and the issue of the consent. The documentation for CCC (Cod...

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