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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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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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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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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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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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Draft plans

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we are first home buyers who are wanting to eventually upgrade our kitchen to be more open plan and build an outdoor deck off the kitchen to increase indoor outdoor flow. We are looking at doing this in parts over a few years and would like a draftsman to draw up a concept design so that if we build one aspect (such as the deck) it will match with other aspects we plan to renovate later.

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Design of outdoor area and some internal modificiations

Posted 2 months ago

We would like to extend the roof over the existing concrete pad and build in an outdoor area - put in a deck where the concrete is and remove the 3 existing doors and put in a stacker door system as well as some internal modifications to our existing home. However, we are struggling with ideas on how to make the outside area work, where to best place the BBQ, sink etc as we also want to put in a swimming pool adjacent to the outdoor area. The existing master bedroom, which also leads to the o...

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Lots of views

Posted 3 months ago

This is a new build. The garage floors are about to go down so would like help soon . I need to submit altered plans to council as I have added a kitchen window in one house only to the original plans, I had requested level entry but was not considered or remembered, and a change of some cladding. There may be other missing detail not yet discovered. The original plans were drawn by a contractor but the build did not go ahead with them hence the need for some help. A new contractor is no...

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Covered outdoor area and extension to the living area

Posted 3 months ago

Hi. i would like to build a covered outdoor area and another also a media room adjacent to my living room. The covered outdoor area is about 4.5m x 4.0m and I would like to have a gable roof so that it matches with the house roof. I would like to draw a plan for the covered outdoor area and also for the media room.

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Garage redesign #2

Posted 6 days ago

Hi...we want to fix up our garage. It's an older garage and is looking a bit rough. We need some clever design solutions.

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Small extension

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there I require a set of working drawings for a small extension. The room is to be added on to the back of the house for entertaining and bbqing . Any one able to help please contact me. Cheers Fraser

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House extension

Posted 1 month ago

I need to add a bedroom , small kitchen/pantry and a wachroom to my existing house in Hamiton. Would like to get a quote for this job. Thanks.

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Drafting

Posted 1 month ago

I would like to square of the lounge, will need council consent and drawings completed. Quite urgent, please only respond if you can start very soon.

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Conservatory conversion and Deck design

Posted 2 months ago

We have purchased a house with a (consented) conservatory which really needs to go. The roof is leaking water and the whole thing leaks heat. We want to repurpose the 5-6m2 into a timber stud kitchen and dining space. everything from the floor up needs to go. The new area will open onto a new deck in the pool area which you will also design. We would like all plans drawn up in time to give council and our builder time to get this completed by late March and the temperatures starting to drop...

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Truss design to replace a 1950's rafter roof

Posted 1 month ago

I need a draughtsman to design a truss plan to replace an existing rafter roof. I would like to have gable ends and an increase in the pitch compared to the existing roof. If it's possible, without encroaching on the council height to boundary restrictions.

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Internal stairs connecting garage to house

Posted 1 month ago

We are planning to put internal stairs in our property to connect the garage below with the main house. We have a builder organized but are after a draftsman who can draw up the plan for council resource consent. Not too sure of the cost. We do have access to better plans than the attached image.

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Renovation draft/COW

Posted 5 months ago

I have to re submit a BC for a small alteration to my house as it didn't have a (COW) I have all the other documents including plans and specs and house plans ready to go. So It should be reasonably straight forward. The building inspector has said all the plans and specs are ok but it needs a COW and it is likely a case the designer /drafts person could look over the plans and see if they were happy with them and check the specs and help with submitting as it is likely to progress much sm...

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Te Akau marae toilet refusisment

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have drawings drawn up and would like them done so then i can submit for Consent. The plans are only an existing ablution block and the existing storage room turning into a disable toilet. I beleive this should be easy as i have plans for existing drawn up

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Self contained flat

Posted 1 week ago

Plans to convert a rumpus room to a self contained flat. Drawings to take project through to consent. This rumpus room is on the ground floor of a brick based two story 70's home.

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Bathroom/toilet design

Posted 4 months ago

Hi I am adding an extra bathroom/toilet in my existing house. I am looking for a draftsman to do a design/drawings to submit to council and get consent for the build.

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Plans to be drawn up for house renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there I am needing plans drawn up for renovations that will need consenting. I have a 1950s brick home with no floor plans on record at council. I am relocating a door, doing two bathrooms and remodelling a long wall for storage which may need strengthening. Would appreciate advice on options and getting the plans drawn up to submit for permits

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Drafting of a plan and submitting to council

Posted 2 months ago

design/Draft a house plan, ready to be submit to council for building consent

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Master bedroom roof design

Posted 2 months ago

I need drawings/ plans for building consent to replace a flat roof 1.4° with a 20° pitched roof. so I can rebuild the roof as an owner builder. hopefully by February...

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Renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Hi There, We would like to add a bedroom with ensuite to our property.Looking for someone to provide recommendation and compliant design for the addition.

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Puket Rd

Posted 2 months ago

i would get build a duplex . 2 x 4 bdrm. with double garages in middle. Maybe two storey if the section is bit small.

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The Drawing Room

Joined November 2019

Looking for great value Architectural & Drafting work? We guarantee we'll get you your consent, or YOUR MONEY BACK! At The Drawing Room, we pride ourselves on listening to you and work with you to provide solutions to compliance that match your taste. Check out our website on how to get started, www. ...

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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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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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Woven Architects Limited

Joined October 2017

Hi, I'm a Registered Architect in Hamilton. I would love to provide you with design services for new builds or renovations. I aim to offer personalised and friendly design services. Free initial meeting and quote.

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COFORM Architectural Design Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a 27-year old male architectural designer & draughtsman, with a Bachelor of architectural studies with a major in Interior Architecture. I have 5 years of working experience, designing low end to high-end architectural jobs. As a result of me designing your dream home, whether it is a new build, an alteration to an existing home, low end or high end; you will have an aesthetically...

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fortyone ARCHITECTURE

Joined May 2020

We are a Boutique Architectural Studio obsessed with bespoke residential architecture design. Simply put, were focused on intentional design crafted around your families lifestyle. All the while maximizing your properties potential. Great homes don’t just get built. They are thoughtfully designed in a collaborative way that leaves everyone involved, proud of the end result. Palmerston N...

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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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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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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner S. Agar has been a builder for the past 15 years and business owner for 8. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working crew are serious about quality 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 smaller job...

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Landscape Design construction & maintenance

Joined July 2016

Hi We specilize in landscape design,construction and maintenance. We do residential and commercial propertys,we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines we pride ourselves on our work and do all we can to bring customers vision to a reality.

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Collaborative Projects Studio

Joined December 2019

We've done designs for new houses and renovations, we've worked on several public, commercial and education buildings. We can also design and build interiors and furniture. We are a small and effective team that like clear communication and professionalism without intermediary. The collaboration with our clients is the key to achieve their goals.

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd 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, a...

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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. ...

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Glenbrook design

Joined July 2014

Glenbrook Design has been designing new houses and renovations both residential and commercial, and providing BC (Building Consent) and RC (Resource Consent) documentation for more than 15 years. We specialize in providing all documentation to the councils to facilitate the clients specific project and follow through to the BC approval and the issue of the consent. The documentation for CCC (Cod...

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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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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Emerge Homes Ltd

Joined June 2017

We offer a variety of building services to suit the needs of our clients. Whether an investor, property developer or home owner, our services can match your needs. We build new homes, townhouses and additions. We aim to be transparent and keep all customers in the loop with their projects, so they can stay in control and get the best outcome for everyone... beautiful projects delivered on time an...

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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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Mouncherpainting

Joined February 2018

Previous 19 yrs with the New Zealand Police, a qualified Painter & Decorator with UK City & Guilds qualifications. All types of interior/exterior work taken on. Please look at my Mouncher Painting Facebook page for photos of work I have completed.

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Attic Homes

Joined June 2020

First and foremost – we’re not a housing company. We’re builders. That means we are out working on each and every project. We’re a family owned and operated company who are responsible every step of the way and, just as importantly, we’re able to talk you through everything that’s going on before, during and after the build. There is no middle-man – the work’s done by us, and the buck stops with...

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