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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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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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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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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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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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New Floor Plan for Bathroom Consent

Posted 7 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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Plans To Be Drawn Up Professionally

Posted 9 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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Site planning

Posted 1 month ago

I have purchased a 1 HA lifestyle block in Aka Aka and intend to place a shed, 2 x transportable houses and landscaping including a lake/pond feature and require assistance to develop a site plan and concept.

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65 Minor Dwelling Waikato

Posted 8 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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Enhancing our house

Posted 10 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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Shed plumbing drawings

Posted 4 weeks ago

Adding a small bathroom ( containing shower, basin and toilet) beneath a mezzanine floor in an existing shed. Adding a sink in the mezzanine level area above the bathroom. These new connections are to be joined into the existing septic tank system of our house. I need the required drawings to be able to apply for Auckland Council consent for this project.

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Drawing of Existing House for Safe & Sanitary Report

Posted 7 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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Architectural and Structural Designs Required

Posted 7 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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Studio

Posted 3 months ago

converting a double garage to a studio

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Design outside property extension

Posted 1 year ago

Landscape and outside property extension design required.

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Outdoor Entertainment Area

Posted 1 year 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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Looking for a draftman to prepare the plan

Posted 4 months ago

we are looking for a draftman to prepare our design for our residential home in Waiuku. we intend to submit the building consent application ourselves, we just need the design done.

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Frederica Bespoke Garage

Posted 1 month ago

Full Plans for presentation to Council for a full build of a Bespoke Garage The picture attached is CONCEPT ONLY Floor area to be 12 x 8 metres Front Pitch 3.30 mtrs Rear pitch 2.5 mtrs Three equal doors at front standard size 2200 high x 2700 Three equal windows above 2700 x 300 mm One panel of Hardy Oblique between the garage door and window 180 mm Two panels of Hardy Oblique above the window. 360 mm Barge Board to be equivalent to Oblique 180 mm 1 side door standard size at the fro...

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Bathroom design

Posted 3 months ago

Hey, New bathroom needs to be built on the ground floor with a wardrobe. Need a draftsman to organise designs for me please. Thanks

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1970s home remodel

Posted 3 weeks ago

Architect/ draughtsperson needed for 1970s 170m2 home design change - laundry/ bathroom/ toilet/ windows. Better use of space in house. Design outdoor space - deck/ pool area. Need to know what can and cant be achieved with the property. Cheers

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Extension to garage and driveway alterations

Posted 3 months ago

Architectural services for new driveway/retaining (50 to 100m2) and garage extension (20 to 30m2)

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Mini/Tiny Homes Plans Required

Posted 1 month ago

10m x 4m tiny/mini home plans required. We know roughly what we are after, just needing it put to paper. Happy to hear your suggestions too! 1x bedroom 1x bathroom/laundry Kitchen Living Room

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New House in Pokeno 250sqm

Posted 8 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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Installation manual

Posted 11 months ago

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

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Need drafts person to draft plan needed for building consent

Posted 1 year 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AA Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

Hi, I'm Adam - an architect and builder from 2005. I have experiences in design and building. Giving an amazing services and affordable prices for customers are our company goal. Our team will give competitive quotes and completing jobs on your budget. Please check our website for more information about what we can do : ... .nz

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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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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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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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RedwoodEngineering ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we have been providing engineering solutions for NZ for over 50 years . Key aspect is our ability ask relevant questions and come up with a effective and economical solution

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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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Royal Glass 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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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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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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Proconsult

Joined June 2010

Engineers and architectural draughtspeople that specialise in turnkey design and consent lodgement for Building Consents and Resource Consents. A one stop shop. Please note that we are CPEng LBP registered (as opposed to the standard register).

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Proxy Models Limited

Joined May 2021

Hi, my name is Biljana and I am the director of a a boutique interior design studio in Auckland called Proxy Models. I am highly creative and I enjoy meeting new people and helping them bring their ideas to life. My past projects range in scale and budget: from 40K renos to 3M workplace fit outs. If you're looking for a designer who is equal parts creative and realistic , l'd love to hear from y...

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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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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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