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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Consent plans

Posted 3 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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Patumahoe Plans

Posted 1 year ago

(On Hold ... - Due to son getting notice for operation, that will require some care for a month or so, will be in contact after that) Require a draughtsman with CAD and computer experience, with access to LBP certification. Have an existing building permit, but wish to add a front porch, redesign a roofing join, extend a living area, and relocate two garages - one already on site - being moved approx 5m, and another with working drawings already which would be new to site.

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Relocatable villa to Waiuku

Posted 3 months ago

Urgent drafting job to lodge for BC asap

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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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New house building

Posted 5 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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Bathroom Colombo

Posted 3 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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House plans

Posted 3 weeks 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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Dream home

Posted 1 year ago

We require architect or draftsman to provide plans for @ 80m2 extension to existing (1900’s) villa style house @ 100m2 to provide en-suite to existing bedroom, master bedroom suite, lounge, dining area and main entrance. Extension to be built on site of existing garage ( will be demolished but has concrete base) and will need to be on piles to same height of existing building. Work to include building consent sumission

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Dining room plan for CoA

Posted 3 weeks 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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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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Plans needed

Posted 1 day 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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. Minor Dwelling

Posted 2 years ago

Need a plan for 65 Square meter minor dwelling

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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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Redrafting plans

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for a draftsperson with commercial experience to review and redraw existing building plans(2003) up to 2018 Auckland council standards also need a septic tank plan reviewed

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Patumahoe Plans 2

Posted 1 year ago

Require a draughtsman with CAD and computer experience, with access to LBP certification. We have an existing building consent already issued, but this will be a major variation for this consent for Auckland Council. We would like to add a front porch, redesign a roofing join to allow for upstairs storage room, extend a living area, include a woodburning fireplace with wetback and radiators and relocate two garages - (one already on site - being moved approx 5m, and another with workin...

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Draftsperson required for 1 x bathroom addition

Posted 9 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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The shed 2

Posted 11 months ago

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

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Villa Renovation

Posted 3 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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Sleepout plans required for council permit

Posted 4 months ago

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

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3 40 foot container home stacking advice

Posted 8 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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BRAVE CONSTRUCTION

Joined July 2019

Hi, we specialize in interior fit outs. We have been working with major retail companies throughout New Zealand and residential owners who deserves truly beautiful high end works. Together of 30years experience, we will finish the job successfully.

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Royal Building Service Ltd

Joined July 2018

Our qualified glass tradies can do any big or small works in great Auckland area and neighbor cities. Onsite measurement, install, repair 24 hours and 7 days. Free site assessments, Prompt and reliable service, top quality workmanship, affordable cost, we endeavor to have each customer to get the great value for money. The business is home based operated, no high overheads. • All of our produc...

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CCG ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

Joined April 2015

Your design delivered – Process simplified. CASA CONSULTING GROUP is the problem solver. CASA CONSULTING GROUP 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...

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Bombay Carpenters

Joined May 2011

LICENCED-QUALIFIED-EXPERIENCED-Quality Builders. Thats right look no further, our building company has the right tradesman for the job. Builders, plumbers, electricians, brick and block layers, tilers, any sub-trades that need to be commisioned, Bombay Carpenters can see to it all. Construction made EASY. From labour hire to full contract, there's a budget to suit you. With over 20yrs experie...

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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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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 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 Architectural Design

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm a freelance Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. 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 which has enabled me to see out hu...

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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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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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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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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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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 II) CONSTRUCTION: -Commercial Building Construction -Residential Building Construction

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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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Architectural designs

Joined October 2018

Architectural designs is a bespoke kiwi design practice with over 40 years experience in residential and commercial projects. We are a complete one stop architectural design service providing plans, documentation and professional services as required for NZ building projects.

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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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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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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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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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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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