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

New house plans

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for any architect who can draw up a floor plan and elevations for a home that we have drawn up ourselves, within a short time frame. We have used internet software ( ... ) to create a basic floor plan so we just need a professional to produce a better quality plan. House is 4 bed + office, 2 living, triple garage.

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Garage conversion

Posted 7 months ago

I want plans drawn up to Convert internal garage into kitchen, bathroom and living area that I can use to quote and submit to council. Build wall to block off two bedrooms that connects to garage, so makes a self contained unit attached to main house. Build wall with slider door where garage door is. Build and install kitchen, bathroom in garage. Plans to include drainage, sewage connections etc. This is a 4 year old house so we have all the plans.

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Design plans and building consent assistance

Posted 7 months ago

Hello, We are about to have a cafe. We have a good idea of how we want the place to be designed. But we need someone to help us put the ideas into a professional draft and deal with the council, as some works (like adding a sink or extend the plumbing) may require a building consent from the council and it is such a headache for us to go through.

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Pergola over deck

Posted 1 week ago

Approximately 7m x 7m Kwila deck attached to the back of house requiring covered pergola. Looking for drafting service to draw up the plans.

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Residential minor works - Documents for building consent application

Posted 7 months ago

Minor house alteration proposal - relocating kitchen, some internal wall alterations, two exterior opening modifications. Overall house area = 130 sqm approx; area included in alterations = 72 sqm approx. I am an architect and have drawn up the existing / proposed floor plan but do not have time to do the building consent documentation. We would like the documentation prepared for lodgement with Council as soon as possible.

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Basement renovation - ancillary building

Posted 2 weeks ago

Turn basement into 2 bedroom unit with bathroom meeting structural building and council requirements. Masonry block with concrete flat slab ceiling. 6 month time frame including council. Job will require arcitectual and structural design and project managment for complete job.

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New exterior wall plan

Posted 2 days ago

We have a standard rectangle home on a concrete foundation. It is 7m wide. We need 3m cut off the end of the house, and a new exterior wall replaced in the new location. We need to have the plan drawn so we can move forward in getting the job completed. I have been to council and there are no house plans on record so the job will need to be measured. I have been advised it’s not a major job so shouldn’t take too long. We need it done ASAP. We’re hoping to start the new build next...

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Operation knock down wall

Posted 4 weeks ago

Plans to remove a wall between lounge and family room to make an open plan living area, with possible sliding door. Wall contains an existing gas heater for the lounge and may be load-bearing. The photos below show the wall from the lounge side (1 and 2) and the family room side. Note in photo 2 the alcove containing the television is not included as the wall goes to the deck (see photo 4).

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Foundations plan required

Posted 1 week ago

Simple 6x6 Garage foundations (slab + Footing) plan for council approval required. Have framing design already which can be supplied.

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Minor dwelling conversion

Posted 1 month ago

We are converting a small section of a house to be a minor dwelling and require someone with experience in this area to get the plan and application sorted.

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Draw & Submit Plans for council

Posted 1 week ago

Downstairs area currently has 1 bedroom, bathroom and living area...we would like to add a kitchen and make it fully self contained. We need advice and plans submitted to council

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Plans for small unit.

Posted 3 months ago

We’re after some basic plans for our small unit. We’re on a lifestyle block and have an existing shed that’s 114m2 with a stud height of 3.6m. What we want to do is turn part of this shed into a self contained unit for our autistic son. The shed is over 20yrs (it was here before us so I don’t have any plans), concrete floor and cladded with ply. I spoke to Waipa council and they said we’re able to turn it into a unit. Cheers.

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Drafting for a wall removal

Posted 4 months ago

looking at taking out a wall between the kitchen and dining. There is a bearer on the wall (see attached photo. Red narks the wall to be removed. Blue marks the wall that it intersects with (the shared living room/kitchen wall).

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Patio

Posted 6 months ago

Replacement and extension of current patio and covered back door roofed area. Removal of old material. New decked area approx 13m x 4m. Steps both ends. Meter from ground, varying. Roofed area approx. 1m x 1m.

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Bathroom plan

Posted 5 months ago

Need a plan for council to add a bathroom to existing "workshop/laundry"

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Kitchen and bathroom and laundry in basement

Posted 4 months ago

Basement Reno ; , need plans drawn and consent from council. No idea of cost, need to discuss.

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Tiny House Design

Posted 1 month ago

Stand alone small house with two bedrooms, toilet, shower, kitchen and living area. Floor area is 70 sm.

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Drawing plans

Posted 2 months ago

Need a reasonably priced plan drawing done. Have an old house that just needs the interior re-arranged (kitchen moved and couple of walls removed etc) . Suitable to be presented to Hamilton C.C. for building approval.

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Floor plan and consent submission to council for demo of load bearing wall

Posted 6 months ago

We want to demo a wall in our 1924 bungalow house in Hamilton East, I need floor plans to be drawn up and the consent submitted to council. We would like this work to be done as soon as possible as we would like the building to commence ASAP. This is a load bearing wall.

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77M Nixon

Posted 6 months ago

Need drawings to present to HCC for building alteration consent - is only a small job of removing a couple of walls and shifting another - plus fitting a kitchen.

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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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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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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Johnson Brierley Architecture Limited

Joined July 2019

Hello. We are a small architecture business that love everything residential. Grant and I (Craig) have recently teamed up to start our new Architecture business. We specialise in new builds whether these are high end passive house or modest new builds. We also love additions and alterations. I hope we can assist you your upcoming project. Thanks Craig

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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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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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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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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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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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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.thedrawingroom.nz

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AW Designs

Joined December 2019

Having worked for a well known high end residential architectural practice based in central Auckland for the past 5 years, as a respected Project Architect, I enjoy the whole package approach - from concept to keys hand over. With experience in client relationships, detailed design, drafting, project and contract management, (including on-site observations) for a range of high end architectural...

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Kae Interior Designs Limited

Joined February 2018

I am an interior designer that is here to help with all your design needs for your home. I can help with new builds, renovations, bathroom design, kitchen designs & curtain making. I am here to help turn your house into your home.

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3drenderstudio co nz trading as 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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Jade Bricklayers ltd

Joined March 2019

Over 20 years trade experience lbp licenced b1 and b2 , repairs, brick veneers, block bases, structural masonry, outdoor fireplaces, archways and much more. Jadebricklayers@gmail.com.Free quotes all over Auckland

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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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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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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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VizMedia Design

Joined November 2019

I have been working in the residential sector for 30+yrs and working with small house designs through to high end properties. I prefer new work as they are easier than renovations , quicker & cheaper compile. I offer competitive rates in today’s marketplace & I mainly deal with putting Building consent together and will deal with all external consultants and council. I also work doing 3D rende...

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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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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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