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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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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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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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New Kitchen

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, I am currently looking at plans on renovating my kitchen and need a draftsperson to come and look at a low bearing wall that I wish to cut a servery into, so I can open up my kitchen, but I need to get consent to do this.

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Waitarere Beach

Posted 2 years ago

I want to have an extension to my existing house. I need someone who is able to draw up plans for acceptance by the Horowhenua District Council.

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Drafting for renovation

Posted 9 months ago

Looking for a draughtsman to finalise sketched up plans for a renovation. Will support the consenting process and securing a builder for the job. Approx equates to 21m2 additional living space inc. kitchen. Hoping to complete the plans pre-Xmas. Up in Horowehenua on wednesday so can meet then if timing suits.

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Plan for a 2nd story deck

Posted 3 years ago

I would like to build a second story deck which will be elevated 2.4 metres from the ground. At this stage it is planned to be around 20sqm. I have a builder lined up, I just need some plans

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House alterations

Posted 3 months ago

Design and draw up plans to alter and extend out house, wanting to increase the size of the kitchen and living room along with a new kitchen, increase the lounge size, and add another bedroom and ensuite.

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The Coast House

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am looking at having a staircase moved to create a larger lounge area, and a front entrance and hallway created utilising a garage space.

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Pole Beach Bach..

Posted 2 years ago

Looking to build Pole house type Bach,corrugated iron and tongue and groove retaining wall timber for cladding,living upstairs,bed sit and double garage down stairs,an Architect familiar with this type of construction and can think outside the square,simple to build and Rustic for the beach....

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Reno plans & consent needed

Posted 2 years ago

We need a plan for knocking out an internal structural wall in our 90sqm home. We also need help to place the consent with Horowhenua council. Getting it done soon would be awesome as it is holding up our renovation project.

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Bathroom unit plan

Posted 1 year ago

We are transporting (Brittons) a small cabin type unit 10m2 to our empty section. We want to convert it into a bathroom unit and need a building and site plan to comply with consenting, as it will be a permanent fixture. In Levin area. We have service connections approved.

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Draughtman services 2

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for a draughtsman must live within Manawatu/ Horowhenua area so we can meet on site to take our scribbles of what we want in our new home, to working drawings ready for council. 250-290sqm home on a rural block between Shannon and Levin. Please do not apply if you don't have the time for another project. Thank you in advance.

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House extension

Posted 3 years ago

I need plans drawn for a extension to my 1950s weatherboard bungalow.I want to remove the kitchen wall and extend out into a dining area plus deck.Also I would like to add another bedroom and convert the existing laundry into an ensuite

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Extension/New Rooms with external Deck

Posted 1 month ago

I need someone to draw up plans for two external rooms with a deck but attached to the existing house.

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Rosemary Cruden

Posted 1 year ago

A small 1 bedroom house that we can, later on, build on to.

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Draughtman services

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for a draughtsman to take our scribbles of what we want in our new home, to working drawings ready for council. 250-290sqm home on a rural block between Shannon and Levin. Please do not apply if you don't have the time for another project. Thank you in advance.

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Designer container home rural

Posted 18 hours ago

Hi, we are looking for an architect in the Horowhenua area to help us with designing our dream home. We currently live in the Gold Coast but will be returning home in 6 weeks to start the rebuild on our family land which we lost our homestead due to fire last year. Would love to meet up with and share ideas but have a basic plan of what we want already. We plan on purchasing 2x40ft containers in NZ, placed spread apart with an open living area in the middle with high raked ceiling, seems b...

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Extension

Posted 2 years ago

am looking to do extension to home masterbedroom/ ensuite

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Extension Planning

Posted 5 days ago

I have an extension for two rooms and a deck that need to be permitted for District Council consent before I hire a builder.

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New Bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

Need a simple kitset bathroom put in existing sleepout.

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Foxton beach batch extension

Posted 3 years ago

I need an astute draghtman to help me get resource consent for an extension that I am doing for my kiwiana 1961 batch located in my Foxton beach. Im want to gut the inside of the house, install new bathroom, kitchen and do an extension at the back. Im a DIY man and am getting in some mates to help me do the work. Current batch internal foot print is 10m x 5 x thereabouts 50m2

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Town houses

Posted 2 years ago

We want a architect to finish off plans for two town houses & submit the plans etc to the council ready to start building

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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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Stephens Painting and Decorating

Joined October 2016

Hi, I've been painting and decorating for the past 20 years. I manly specialise in Residential and commercial properties. Im very professional and take alot of pride in my work. Giving competitive quotes and finishing in the set amount of time is a priority Yours Sincerely, Kevin Stephens

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Emma Brown

Joined June 2018

Emma Brown specialises in full service residential and commercial interior design. From new builds and renovations to a refresh of exisiting spaces. Often people have a feeling of how they want their work place or homes to look and feel but no idea how to create it, I am passionate about creating a space that has been design specifically with my clients in my mind. I love to work on all areas of d...

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Draughting and Design Services

Joined December 2010

Plans for small alterations to holywood style mansions. Good service, best price, top quality plans. Manawatu based but able to service nationwide via photographs and scans email attachments. Free quotes and if you build with one of our builders the plans are free.

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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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Mike Hansen

Joined June 2017

Hey I'm Mike, I cant offer fancy websites, or a fancy office building. What I can offer is 11 years experience in the industry providing industry leading quality plans. I hold the same qualification and am answerable to the same board of practitioners with regard workmanship and services as the "big boys" in the industry (the ones with the fancy websites and office buildings.) For me thi...

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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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About Building Ltd

Joined August 2009

New residental homes ,alterations , decks , fences , texture coatings ,interior & exterior painting and maintanace.Pre cast concrete panels for homes, pools, retaining walls and commercial buildings.

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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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soni glass and glazing ltd

Joined June 2010

Hi i am a qualified glazier and have 12 years in the trade my partner and i run a classic kiwi glazing business from home in bulls,which can offer low prices with a professoinal service. we specialise in all types of glazing frameless glass showers,balustrades splashbacks,cat and dog doors etc. we look forward to doing business with you. "your pane is my pleasure"

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jtconstruction

Joined January 2011

I'm a builder by trade and can do other trades as well . I have references if needed and photos of jobs I have done. I have trade certificate and advance trade in building. I will endeavor to beat any other quotes you recieve!! Job is not finished until you are completely satisfied!!

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Refresh Renovations Manawatu

Joined August 2012

Refresh renovations is New Zealand's leading design and build home improvement specialist offering a range of services including: Create more space | Open plan living | Kitchen Renovations | Bathroom Renovations | Warm up homes | Create indoor outdoor flow | Refresh rooms | Outdoor Renovation | Re-clad and insulate The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing to your budget and building to...

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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

I am an LBP registered, ADNZ professional member, Architectural Designer working in residential and light commercial projects. I can offer a range of services including; feasibility studies, concept designs, construction documents, construction administration, and building consent application. I would love the opportunity to talk with you further about your project and put together a fee proposa...

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Brendan Welch

Joined April 2011

Hi, I'm a qualified and registered Master builder, I take pride in all the work that is done by me or any of my staff. I would appreciate the chance to show you some of what we can do. Working with you to achieve your dreams. Design, Build and ENJOY.

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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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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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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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Spatial Designs Ltd

Joined December 2013

I'm a draughtsman or CAD Technician for building work and for engineers. I draw plans for building and construction work whether it need's a building consent or not. I've designed new homes and drawn plans for old ones to renovate or to add on to. I do mostly alterations and additions and if wanted 3D views. I'm a member of the Design Association of NZ. Most of my work has been the lower north isl...

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BB Construction LTD

Joined April 2012

BB Construction is a family owned & operated business with second generation builders having over 40 years in the construction industry in and around the Manawatu region. We are based in Palmerston North however; we also work within the wider surrounding centres and rural locations. BB Construction focuses on all aspects of the construction industry. With our good size team, we confidently m...

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BES Services Ltd

Joined December 2011

We specialise in many fields. Construction Management • Project Management • Architectural Design/Draughting Services • Resource Consents • Building Surveying • Design & Build Civil & Structural Engineering • Landscape Design & Build • Interiors & Lighting Our core focus in 2012 is Design, Draughting & Project Management.

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