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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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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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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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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

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

Relocatable villa to Waiuku

Posted 5 months ago

Urgent drafting job to lodge for BC asap

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Rural new build

Posted 1 month 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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Sleepout plans required for council permit

Posted 7 months ago

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

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Draftsperson required for 1 x bathroom addition

Posted 11 months 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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Dining room plan for CoA

Posted 3 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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Garage self contained above

Posted 1 year ago

Hi we have an existing garage with attached carport and want to put a self contain above it. We need a draftsman to draw up some plans to do this.

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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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B s w

Posted 1 month ago

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

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New house building

Posted 7 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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House plans

Posted 3 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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Pictures drawn for council

Posted 1 year ago

Need some plans for renovation in Pukekohe, remove two walls to make room bigger, need to be done ASAP.

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Verghedo longhouse

Posted 3 weeks 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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Bathroom Colombo

Posted 6 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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3 40 foot container home stacking advice

Posted 11 months ago

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

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Granny Flat Shed Conversion

Posted 2 weeks 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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Barn House Drawings for Extension

Posted 2 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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Plans needed

Posted 2 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 5 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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The shed

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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Consent plans

Posted 6 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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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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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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Five AM Design Studio

Joined February 2014

Designing bespoke residential architecture in which he can call upon a range of different design styles is what Codi finds most exciting. His passion for high spec, energy efficient homes with special focus on building science deeply shapes the way he tackles a design project. Codi strongly believes that a home should improve the lives of its occupants through the way they interact with it...

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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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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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Intricate Developments Limited

Joined August 2020

You name it we do it. Intricate Developments is a team of qualified and highly skilled professionals using top quality products giving top quality services. We do it all from foundations, walls, roofs, plaster, paint, kitchens, bathrooms and much much more. We cover the whole north island, no job is to big or to small. If you only want quality get in touch with us today regarding a quote. Call...

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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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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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Jeffries Construction

Joined July 2017

Family business specialising in high quality efficient workmanship. A Qualified builder and LBP with over 18 years experience in commercial and residential construction. You can rest assured knowing that your project is in capable hands. Please feel free to have a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for more reviews and work history. BCITO, LBP, HazardCo

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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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Ferguson Construction

Joined September 2017

Hi I am a Qualified Builder that takes great pride in my work also have a great team of workers that can provide a excellent work effort in all ranges of work don't let the building boom trick you into getting dodgy workers that have no passion for delivering customer expectations I will deliver what you want we have great communication and time schedules on lock give me a message when you ready...

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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, minor dwellings Steel roofing and flashings. We have over 30 ye...

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BuiltArt Ltd

Joined May 2015

Hi, we've been in the building industry for 30 years, As an affordable and contemporary design office of qualified Architects ,We specialise in modern design and cater to your design requirements.We also specialise in leaky homes remediation. We are visionary thinkers with often unique creative solutions.We believe passionately that design must achieve beauty and simplicity . Please call today fo...

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Brady Electrical

Joined October 2018

Brady Electrical has been working in the electrical industry for 4 years now and owner Matt has more than 10 years experience in the industry. Services offered: Residential -Renovation's -New Home Electrical -Maintenance Commercial & industrial -New Buildings -Apartments -Factories Solar Residential We offer our Residential customers with homes and apartments a quality service to upgrade...

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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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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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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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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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L Framing Limited

Joined November 2019

Thank you for taking an interest in L.Framing, whether it may be for Renovations, building or any of our services we would like to thank you. L.Framing is a company that takes pride in our work in delivering competitive quotes and providing excellent service. We dedicate ourselves in providing services that meet deadlines while maintaining excellent services. Our employees have years of e...

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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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