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

Bedroom extension

Posted 10 months ago

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

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Deck design a

Posted 1 year 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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Bungalow Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Existing house drawings for a bungalow and then full building consent drawings using an architects concept design for the property once finished.

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Bathroom, laundry, Kitchen re-design

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking at the layout of our bathroom, kitchen, laundry & dinning area. We have a rough idea of what we'd like but are keen to find out if its possible and are open to other/better ideas. We appreciate its pretty busy with renovations at the moment so we're not in a super rush, provided we are kept informed and given honest accurate timeframes. We are just keen to get the ball rolling with the design and drawings. Thanks

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Draughted plans required for bathroom remodel - suitable for building consent.

Posted 8 months ago

I'm planning on reconfiguring the bathroom, toilet and laundry into 1 space by removing non load bearing walls, as I want to remove some existing exterior windows and change the location and size of the new window(s), I will need a consent. I also will be removing the acrylic shower tray and add a wet floor shower into concrete floor, which also requires consent. I require plans to be drawn to submit to council for consent purposes. I have the original 1985 hand draughted plans for your refe...

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Conversion of outhouse

Posted 1 year 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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Adding a relocated dwelling

Posted 1 year 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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Tronson residence

Posted 7 months ago

I plan on owner build my house but will require my USA house plan converted to NZ standards, foundation work, septic, plumbing, concrete slab, framing materials, inside and outside walls

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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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Redesign street frontage

Posted 4 months ago

We want to have the street frontage redesigned for this building. It’s dated now and the area is being redeveloped , particularly across the road on the old Hawkes Bay Today site. We would like the design done in the next 2-3 months so the alterations can be done in the next 6 months. The building sits between two more modern double story buildings and has an interesting roofline but the frontage currently does not reflect the inside space which has been renovated.

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New house design

Posted 10 months ago

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

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Draftsman wanted

Posted 10 months ago

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

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Draftsperson needed to create site plan

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a draftsperson to create a site plan showing the infrastructure that is planned to be put on a bare section (fresh/waste/storm water, electrical, associated service trenches, driveway) plus a shed or container for storage and maybe a veranda/carport. Driveway exists (just needs sealing). Storm water channels/drains also exist. No residential building. Required as soon as design is finalized (about mid February).

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Installation of a commercial kitchen

Posted 7 months ago

A little bit of a. Kitchen installation and a little bit of some other work.

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2nd dwelling

Posted 3 months ago

2 bedroom cottage Modern and stylish

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Sleepout

Posted 1 year 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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New house design #2

Posted 10 months ago

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

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New door in lounge

Posted 1 year 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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Redesign of a family bathroom and bedroom

Posted 1 month ago

We have a large family bathroom, a separate toilet, and a small bedroom in the back of the house. We would like to redesign these rooms and create one family bathroom with toilet, and a study room with built-in bookshelves, a working bench/table , and two chairs with a coffee table.

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Plans for partial cladding replacement

Posted 1 year 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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Studio Soul

Joined August 2017

Hi there, We are a highly experienced Architectural Design company, specialising in new homes and alterations, including Bathroom and Kitchen renovations. Also experienced and qualified in Industrial / Commercial renovations, fit-outs, and new builds. Many references available, upfront costs and Builder recommendations. Great open / clear communicatio with pratical and detailed design....

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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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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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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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Kitchen Cabinets and Stones

Joined November 2020

Kitchen Cabinets and Stones is a premium manufacturer, supplier and installer of top quality European Kitset Kitchens, Kitchenettes, modular flat packed Kitchen Cabinets and Accessories, having showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch. Our aim is to provide a quick, easy and budget friendly solution to building a new Kitchen. From complete new kitche...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AY

Joined January 2018

I’m very passionate about new and existing residential projects with 10 years experience in the industry. I’m skilled to take all residential projects from initial design to detailed design through to council submission. (LBP Design Licence)

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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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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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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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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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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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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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