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

New door in lounge

Posted 9 months ago

Draw plans to have a hole put into an outside wall for a set of French doors. The wall is near a chimney. We need plans for council consent.

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House design

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to employ an architect or draftsperson to design a 3/4 bed home on the waterfront at Whirinaki. First time building, so would be interested in getting a design that makes the best advantage of the property come resale. Would be a budget to build of approx $350k.

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Drawing up house plans of an existing house for planned relocation

Posted 1 year ago

I am in the process of buying a section and will be moving a relocation home onto it in the next two months (all going to plan). I need proper drawings done to building code in order to submit to council for building consent. I have used an app called RoomSketcher to design my future planned renovations in order to be able to apply for those at the same time.

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Adding a relocated dwelling

Posted 3 months ago

We are considering adding a relocated dwelling to our existing character home and connecting the two by a shared deck/ covered walkway. It's very early stages but we'd be keen to hear from anyone with experience/interest in this sort of project.

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Draftsman wanted

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wanting a draftsman to draw wall plans to have windows installed.

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Project Zero

Posted 1 year ago

New layouts on kitchen, ba6h room, rest of rooms

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Bedroom extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

Small extension to the rear of house making in bedroom bigger and adding an ensuite

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Clive Anderson

Posted 1 year ago

Converting our 8’ x 6’ double garage into a sleep out, with shower, hand basin and shower. Needs to have one car space.

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Bathroom Plan

Posted 1 year ago

Good morning. I am needing a plan drawn up for a new bathroom in my shed.

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Drafting drawing for consent process

Posted 1 year ago

We need working drawings for the consent process with Hastings council - we are adding a bedroom/bathroom above the existing lounge/dining area and reorganising the current first floor to allow for stairs and a new front entrance. We have a builder to do the job and know exactly what we want.

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Deck design a

Posted 9 months ago

I need a deck designed to replace my old deck which is falling to bits. I want it to wrap right around the front of the house to make safer and enable access to windows and guttering. This deck will be 3.5 meters off the ground at the highest point. Will need to be presented and signed off by council. Will just be constructed from Pine with wooden balustrade. Nothing super fancy :)

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New house design #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need an architect to design our new house and submit the drawings and consent from cou ncil

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Sleepout

Posted 11 months ago

I need plans for a 30sqm sleepout. We have a floor plan we would like to use. No kitchen just bathroom and bedroom.

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Plans for house relocation

Posted 1 year ago

Draughtsman to draw plans for house relocation

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New Home

Posted 1 year ago

The design component has 95% been completed. Require working drawings to be produced and submitted to council.

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Draughtsman

Posted 1 year ago

Draw up plans for a 55 Sq m minor unit

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Norfolk Surface Drainage Plans

Posted 1 year ago

Hello my name is Alison. I am requiring drawings for council for a Surface drain to be put in around the perimeter of our integral garage to enable us to permit the back hobby room into a dwelling. We would also require drawings for plumbing to put in an ensuite off this room. We are ready to get this underway as soon as convenient with the draughtsman. Many thanks.

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Plans for partial cladding replacement

Posted 6 months ago

Draw up plans for replacing Glass cladding with ZX Panels for submission for a building consent. Areas are as follows: 1. Front of house glass/aluminum excluding garage door 2. Black glass & aluminum next to chimney 3. Black glass & aluminum on side of house.

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Conversion of outhouse

Posted 5 months ago

I am looking for a draftsman to draw up plans to consent and convert a currently un-inhabitable outhouse. I am looking to put a laundry and second bathroom in the outhouse also. I have a builder already but need draftsman to help get it consented from uninhabitable to habitable.

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New house design

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need an architect to design our new house and submit the drawings and consent from cou ncil

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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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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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PS Structural Drafting Ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi, my name is Petra Syme and I run PS Structural Drafting Ltd. company from my home in Napier. I'm experienced in Architectural Technologies/Drafting and also Structural Drafting in residential, commercial and industrial field. I'm very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion using the latest CAD Software-Revit to produce plans at all stages of the design process...

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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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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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Abode Architecture

Joined October 2018

We are a company that believes relationships are important. A meaningful life requires meaningful relationships. With this in mind we design architecture that evokes great relationships. We also understand that great architecture fits both your lifestyle and your personal style. I have been in the building industry since leaving school, firstly as a builder then later as a site manager undertaki...

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nz skills ltd

Joined April 2017

Our Auckland based company is excited to expand to the beautiful Hawkes Bay! We pride ourselves in doing the best possible job at affordable prices. Our team specialize in setup commercial and residential architectural design, form work, framing, decking, civil work, retaining wall, major renovations, new builds and many more. you will not be disappointed.

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Infinite Building Solutions Ltd

Joined April 2015

We are an “all under the same roof” operation which provides our clients with the complete job handled by us from beginning to end. We take the stress out of your job by project managing it from start to finish, and with many years experience in the industry, including owning a construction business in Wellington for 18 years, you can trust us to get the best results for you. We’ll put highly qu...

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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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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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TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING

Joined October 2010

TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING OFFERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES , WE DO SPECIALISE IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN RENOVATIONS , WE DO ALTERATIONS AND XTENSIONS . WE OFFER A LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICE AND SPECIALISE IN ALL OUTDOOR LIVING STRUCTURES .TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING ALSO DOES POLE BARNS AND OTHER FARM BUILDINGS.WE HAVE A BASE OF SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED SUB CONTRACTORS TO CALL ON. WE ALSO OFFER A...

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Civil Assist

Joined December 2019

We are a Civil Engineering business providing services within the following areas: • Project Management • Aerial Mapping • Topographic and Engineering Surveying • Civil Design (including Hydraulic, Structural, Geometric and Roading Design) • Estimation • Computer Aided Design • Graphic Presentation • Contract Writing • Procurement • Construction Management and Surveillance • Funding A...

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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

Over 25 year’s experience in architectural design work – BUT – new to Builderscrack. I’m Stephen, experienced in residential as well as commercial & industrial design, furthermore, my strengths are in energy efficiency & sustainability. I have designed & built ‘standard’ & eco houses including my current concept house built with structural insulated panels (SIPS). This activity has meant I have...

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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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SOLE Residential Design

Joined August 2017

Hi there, I am a highly experianced Architectural Designer, specialising in alterations, 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 det...

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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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Wilton building

Joined April 2011

I have been in the trade for 39 years. Very knowledgeable on alterations, leaky homes Have just spent 16 years in Auckland...So what you from me is the "one stop shop” deal.

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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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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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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