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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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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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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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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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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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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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Building extension (X2)

Posted 5 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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House extensions

Posted 2 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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House plans

Posted 8 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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Granny Flat Shed Conversion

Posted 5 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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Rebuild Deck

Posted 2 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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Relocatable villa to Waiuku

Posted 11 months ago

Urgent drafting job to lodge for BC asap

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Barn House Drawings for Extension

Posted 7 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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Architect design

Posted 2 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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B s w

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Dining room plan for CoA

Posted 8 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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Workshop

Posted 4 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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Design outside property extension

Posted 2 months ago

Landscape and outside property extension design required.

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Plans needed

Posted 7 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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Rural new build

Posted 6 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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Enhancing our house

Posted 1 week 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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Verghedo longhouse

Posted 6 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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Installation manual

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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Deck and external door

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Need drafts person to draft plan needed for building consent

Posted 1 month 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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Outdoor Entertainment Area

Posted 1 month 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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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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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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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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Glenbrook design

Joined July 2014

Glenbrook Design has been designing and providing BC and RC documentation for at least 15 years. We specialize in providing all documentation to the councils to facilitate the clients specific project and follow through to the Code Compliance Certificate stage. We will keep with in the decided budget and our aim is to design above the standard Building Code.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner S. Agar has been a builder for the past 10 years and business owner for 5. VIVED Construction is a team of four who are all passionate about the quality in their workmanship and believe that every home should have equal attention and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize in high end architectural builds and major renovations, we are also available for the...

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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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BCG Construction

Joined October 2017

Our aim at Brothers Construction Group is focusing on helping Kiwi's accomplish their housing dreams. Since it's establishment, BCG has expanded from a renovation specialist to a professional construction company. Our team provides professional services for residential and light commercial constructions in the Auckland area. We have a dedicated and hard-working team that focuses on delivering qua...

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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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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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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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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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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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