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

Holiday batch design

Posted 3 years ago

We are planning to return to Aitutaki (Cook Islands) to retire. We want to build a simple batch type house. We saw a design called Sanoma Pole house designs on the inter-net (the pavilion design) and liked the concept of least disruption to the land and elevated for good breeze circulation. We think if we can build two of those and linked by a breezeway? - it would work well. But we need to discuss with somebody who can take the idea and translate it into a set of building plans

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Waihi Batch

Posted 4 years ago

Require a designer to draw up to building design middle of the road holiday complex in waihi

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New house plans

Posted 3 years ago

Have a floor plan looking for a architect to create working and council consent drawings for a basic 4 bedroom home at a reasonable price

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Plans drawn up

Posted 3 years ago

Want plans drawn up for extending an 80 metre square 1930 s cottage to 140 sm roughly. No idea on budget ..

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Adding a room to our bach

Posted 1 year ago

We need someone to convert concept plans which we have drawn up ourselves for an addition to our bach into working drawings so we can obtain quotes and seek building consent. The plans are for a new bedroom and deck (highlightedin the picture attached). We are in the process of obtaining the plans for the existing bach from council. The additions will be in the same style / materials so it's largely a case of matching what is shown in the council plans. We have no immediate deadline to complete...

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Alterations.

Posted 2 years ago

we require plans to submit to council for extension

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Renovation and addition to small cottage

Posted 1 year ago

very time sensitive. Plans needed for existing building and extention.

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Pole Shed

Posted 8 months ago

Kia Ora, I need a set of plans drawn and to submit the plan to Waikato District council for a building consent.

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Barn extension

Posted 4 years ago

Extension of an existing 3 bay barn on flat ground. Extension will double the size of the existing barn - another 3 bays. Need drawings done to obtain building consent from council.

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Concept plans 3 sites +

Posted 1 year ago

Concept plans drawn for home and income x 3 relocated new houses, maybe versertile kitset garage/ granny flat and if do 4 sites then I will pick existing house up and build subfloor under it and move it to lot 1 of 4 also the existing garage has to be moved to make way for driveway.. Lift on to subfloor as well. Also need a quantity surveyor to do a feasibility on subdivision and a over all costing of project, need a engineer for storm water pipe as well as a drain layer?

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Hideout retirement design

Posted 3 years ago

I'm interested in an American Bach I've seen online, ... I'd like to find a similar plan or perhaps buy these plans and get a local architect to ensure they are NZ Compliant, maybe make some small changes and get a build cost estimate which is a feature on thier website. I havent a clue whether this is viable and need some ideas advice and cost estimates

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The Cottage Project

Posted 4 years ago

Someone with the knowledge, who is able to draw up the plans for the renovations I want to do. It includes an extension of approx 4 X 5 metres, realigning the roof , redoing an existing bathroom, adding another and relocating the toilet inside. The house may also need to be repiled. The plans have to be of a standard to submit to council for building permits etc.

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Plan for shower permit

Posted 3 years ago

Plan to install new shower and HW system in existing house.

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JC

Posted 3 years ago

We require an architect to provide planning layout and renovation design for a extention on our house which would include a new master bedroom & ensuite, 2 x bedrooms and extra lounge. We would like to also consider renovating the rest of the house and also the kitchen and bathroom. This is a 1950s concreted weatherboard home. The house is approx 107m2 on 1012m2 section. We are open to all suggestions and would like to know also if we were able to get plans to build up on our house to make it a...

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Draft site planner

Posted 4 months ago

Just brought lifestyle block.. it’s bare bones, brought second hand garage,(will be delivered as a flat pack) been informed by council we need a site drafts plan with all details to scale.. including septic and storm water.. waiting till Monday 13th to contact oasis Clearwater for septic details.. have a geo Engeenerring report... land good to go

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Simple pile foundation

Posted 1 year ago

I need pile foundation drawings by a licenced draughtsman for a 4m x 11m transportable building I can supply mud maps/plans by email

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Re-pile plans - Waihi

Posted 2 years ago

I have a 100 year old miners cottage in Waihi that needs re-piling. I require plans to be drawn up for builders to quote on and for plans to be submitted to council for a building consent. The house is mostly well off the ground so it is not too bad for access.

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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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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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Yeso Ltd

Joined September 2019

Yeso Ltd is a company of young professionals, providing residential tiling, exterior plastering, venetian plaster, gib stopping and painting services for new houses and old house renovations for all suburbs of Auckland. Our dedication to deliver the highest quality of work in the fastest time frame possible whilst maintaining maximum customer satisfaction has been our top priority. BCITO & LBP Li...

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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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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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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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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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Bombay Carpenters

Joined May 2011

LICENCED-QUALIFIED-EXPERIENCED-Quality Builders. Thats right look no further, our building company has the right tradesman for the job. Builders, plumbers, electricians, brick and block layers, tilers, any sub-trades that need to be commisioned, Bombay Carpenters can see to it all. Construction made EASY. From labour hire to full contract, there's a budget to suit you. With over 20yrs experie...

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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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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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Haigh Workman Limited

Joined January 2019

Haigh Workman has a wealth of experience in civil, industrial and residential engineering with offices in Kerikeri, Warkworth and Auckland. Haigh Workman Ltd is a multi-disciplined civil & structural engineering firm, with experience in our Kerikeri office dating back to 1981. We have a strong team of qualified engineers with a comprehensive range of skills. We offer specialist expertise provid...

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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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Lammas Architects Limited

Joined August 2019

Architecture + Interiors. Registered Architects NZIA Practice Stephen established Lammas Architects Limited in 2019, with over 13 years of professional experience gained in New Zealand working for 3 leading architecture practices. He is a talented designer with a proven ability in the management of project teams, and works closely with consultants and contractors while maintaining a strong...

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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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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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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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Waikato Construction Management Ltd

Joined May 2020

Waikato Construction Management is an established construction company that is based in Te Awamutu and services the greater Waikato Region. The company is involved in the commercial, residential and maintenance sectors of construction and is managed with a hands on approach by three directors: John Morrow (Business Development/Operations) - Gary White (Contract Administration) and Trina White (A...

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CAD Consultants Ltd

Joined April 2020

Hi there, At CAD Consultants ltd we pride ourselves in affordable and quality design services.  Builders often use us because we can provide them with a one stop shop from meeting with the client through to builder receiving consented plans to begin building. Our plans are completed to a high standard and are happy to make design changes until you are satisfied. The concept plans are typically del...

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BG Homes Limited

Joined July 2013

We are a family operated building company aimed at offering high level of client satisfaction and providing quality craftmanship. We cover both extensions/alterations and new builds.

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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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