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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering architecture and design related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Reno Design

Posted 11 years ago

We are looking for an architectural designer to draw us up some plans to turn a large bedroom + dining room area into two bedrooms.

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Andrew house plans

Posted 8 months ago

Looking for a draftsman to draw up some concept plans and then some consented plans

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Posted 6 years ago

I hope builderscrack wont mind as this is not the typical ad. However it is very beneficial to you all. it has saved me a fortune and wanted to let you know. It compliments this site I think. If your keen, let me know and I will forward on details. Independent Trades HQ (ITHQ) seeks to reduce the construction and operational costs for small independent building companies. ITHQ is a national network of independent tradesmen accessing goods and services at rates that are equal to or better than t...

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Change format of house

Posted 11 years ago

At the moment I am just interested to find out how much it will cost me to get the plans drawn up for the renovations on our house. They will involve removing and replacing 2 walls to adjust 2 bedrooms (plus built in wardrobes. Moving the bathroom to the existing kitchen, seperate toilet. Moving the kitchen to the existing laundry and opening up a spare bedroom plus bathroom to create open plan from lounge through to kitchen. Any suggestions much appreciated.

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Owner builder

Posted 1 year ago

Plans drawn for lightweight timber home, with timber pile sub frame, to be able to submit with my building consent application. Home is only 8x6m

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Contained

Posted 3 years ago

convert 2 x 40 ft containers into a 2 bedroom holiday home. master bedroom + single , open plan living / kitchen. bathroom and laundry . living area opens onto native bush hillside. Design must meet current council regulations.

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Draughting

Posted 6 years ago

Need to get some plans drawn up for either a 80m2 three bedroom or a 40m2 loft garage (depends on how council feels about each option - talking with them now)

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Inline Architecture Ltd

Joined July 2019

Husband and Wife Architectural Designers based in our Christchurch Architectural Studio providing Architectural Design Services throughout New Zealand. Call us today to discuss your next project. No project is to small.

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Neltec Designs

Joined April 2019

Hi, I've been a draughtsman since 2002 and a qualified builder before then. I specialise in small to medium size new homes. Focusing on designs that are practical and cost effective to build.

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House Plans New Zealand

Joined January 2016

We specialise in designing modern, high insulation, low energy homes that look good and cost less to run. All our homes are designed with ensuite bathrooms and low maintenance materials for easy living. Building consent drawings, specifications, application forms and council liaison provided. We supply custom house plans to private customers and builders throughout New Zealand.

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Designshop Architecture

Joined September 2011

Hi there! We'd love to discuss your project with you! We listen carefully to give you what you need, offer valuable and relevant comment, and think outside the square to make sure you get "the best bang for buck"! And give you an estimate or preferably a fixed fee quote for our services. Designshop Architecture is an award winning business handling all sizes and types of project, new work, a...

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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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Paint Right Limited.

Joined September 2013

Paint Right Limited is a New Zealand Based decorating company dedicated to providing reliable, quality services to cater all your decorating needs. We have a team of fully qualified professional decorators who are committed to providing hassle free, quality service. We pride ourselves in our professionalism and experience. Paying attention to detail. Using only quality products, delivering on ti...

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Architecture ET AL

Joined August 2019

Architecture ET AL is a small, design-focused, residential Architecture firm specialising in new builds and alterations. Delivering simple, modern and site-specific design solutions is what we do. We work hard to meet deadlines, maintain communication and deliver competitive quotes to get your project realised. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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Boztech Ltd

Joined September 2017

We offer all kinds of Architectural Concept Design and Full Working Drawings, we can do work throughout New Zealand. Also specialists in 3d images and video 🎥

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Jurado Architects

Joined January 2019

We are innovators with passion! We love what we do and we care for your future. Our journey always starts with a vision to the way in which we can enhance your life, by creating architecture that makes you feel better about the world having experienced it. We love to create timeless pieces of history, while we also make it our mission to innovate projects, creating silhouettes of the oceans supe...

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smartarch

Joined June 2016

Hi, I've been working in construction, design and drafting and related industries since 1997. I am a licensed LBP (AoP Design 3) who works on all scales and complexities of new builds in residential and commercial projects. My recent NZ projects include, *2019 - Conversion of Utility Room to Studio Unit *2019 - New Back extension - Living and Bedroom - Moutenau *2019 - New 4 Bed Home - Waihol...

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SOLE Residential Design

Joined August 2017

Hi! I am am Architectural Designer, specialising in Alteration, Extension's, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovations and New-build Residential Projects. Also experienced and qualified in Industrial / Commercial renovations, fit-outs and new builds. Many references available, upfront costs and Builder recommendations. I am a great communicator, easy going, practical and detailed in my design. Working...

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Michael Reid Ltd- architectural design

Joined October 2018

I am an architectural designer and have over 30 years experience. My main area of expertise is with House Alterations and New Houses. I have worked on projects which range in size from ensuite alterations to large houses. I have been a professional member of the Architectural Designers of NZ for over 10 years. I provide an estimate of my fees for your project. If you wish to proceed an ADNZ agree...

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Fil Engineers NZ Ltd

Joined May 2018

FIL Engineers is a structural engineering consultancy committed to delivering high quality work in the South Island. Based in Christchurch, our professional, mid-sized team offers cost effective solutions for residential and commercial customers with a guaranteed delivery time.

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Wyn Architecture

Joined January 2017

Licensed Building Practitioner Whether your job is big or small we can take care of it for you at an affordable cost. We specialize in new builds and renovations. 15 years experience. We work nation wide and can tell you how to save money on your project!

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Stephan Meijer Architecture Ltd

Joined May 2014

Nice you meet you! We are very happy to help you with your design/council application and resource consent for any size project, new or renovation. You will find our service friendly, helpful and fast. I am an expert in not only designing houses in different circumstances esp. steep hillsides but also working to at tight budget and very practical when it comes to translating the design into pl...

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BACESYS Limited

Joined August 2016

Pioneer Solutions is a complete design and construction business operating on commercial and residential projects. Our team of builders have worked on renovations, new builds and EQC repairs for the past 7 years and we have a full in-house design team to assist.

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affordablesheds south-mid cant & north otago

Joined March 2011

Hi everyone Affordablesheds was born 5 yrs ago out of complete distrust of the Companies offering similar Products in NZ. We believe a Quote should be just that a fixed price contract with no hidden small print that latter renders the quote an estimate,SO that is what we offer with the premier design & Material grades on the market in NZ we Can,t be beaten on Quality price.We design to your requir...

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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

I'm new to Builderscrack........I have over 25 years experience in architectural design work in NZ. During that time, I have designed & built houses including my current concept 'eco-house' built with SIPS. My hands-on knowledge allows me to offer workable, cost-effective solutions I use the latest 3D CAD software & can quickly generate renderings of the proposed projects. As a sole trader, I...

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Pioneer Solutions Ltd

Joined June 2019

Pioneers Solutions Ltd is a Building, Design and Transportation contractor who provide design, construction and transportation to the residential, commercial and civil engineering construction industry. We provide Architectural design and construction services specializing in residential and commercial buildings, foundation and slab construction, earthworks and transportation of larger sized item...

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Singer Architecture

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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