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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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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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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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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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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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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.

House extension

Posted 4 months ago

Draw up plans so I can get quotes from builders etc. Looking to have plans that show a couple of options.

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4 bed house plan #2

Posted 5 months ago

House plan needed for building consent with council

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Draft plans for container sleepout

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, I’m looking for a draughtsman to draw up plans for a small 30sqm container sleepout using two 20ft new containers (which will include small kitchen and bathroom, and a basic sloping roof). Attached photo is indicative of the planned design. I already have a design in mind and just need the minimum plans required for consent. Ideally someone who has experience with container homes and understands what council is looking for when assessing a consent application for them. Location...

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Plans for exsisting garage and adjoining sleep out

Posted 1 year ago

Come onsite to measure the building,which is an exsisting garage with an attached sleep out

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Lucy

Posted 2 years ago

Prepare necessary documents /drawing for council requirements to move house from front of property to the rear . Cost estimate required

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Out door extension

Posted 4 months ago

Want to close in a 45sq metre deck to give us an indoor out door flow

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Draft plans for building consent

Posted 6 months ago

I have a office off my bedroom which is approx 2.7 x 1.8 which I'm wanting to turn into ensuite Far right hand side toilet Far left hand side shower with hand basinOn leftside as u go into room

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Leeves plans

Posted 2 years ago

draw up plans for extension to consent stage

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Kitchen

Posted 3 months ago

Wanting a new kitchen, aswell as extending it to were our laundry and hot water cupboard is, insert a deck aswell

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Renovation 1950s stucco beach house

Posted 8 months ago

I need an architect or similar to design and prepare plans to submit to the Horowhenua District Council. The vision is to retain the period ‘ kiwiana’ batch while hauling it into the 21 century. Ideally someone who can design and build.

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Extension

Posted 10 months ago

Extension added to house new kitchen open plan into lounge someone to draw plans for council and builder

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Oxford hotel #3

Posted 5 months ago

Clean up of current structure supply & installation of 3x urinals & hand basins

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Out door extension #2

Posted 3 months ago

Want to close in a 45sq metre deck to give us an indoor out door flow. It would be 2 half walls and a roof

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Oxford hotel #2

Posted 5 months ago

Clean up of current structure supply & installation of 3x urinals & hand basins

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4 bed house plan

Posted 5 months ago

House plan needed for building consent with council

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Foxton Beach deck plans

Posted 1 year ago

We need plans drawn up for a 1st floor deck off the rear of a bach. The deck will be a simple timber design 3.5m deep and 5m wide with stairs leading down to ground. It will be approximately 2.5m above the ground. We have a builder ready to do the job, just need the plans and consent. Hope to have the project finished by end of November, however unsure how long the consent process takes.

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Small renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Hey, am after a reasonable draftsman to draw and submit to horowhenua council some working plans to convert a 2 bed one bathroom house in Levin into a 3 bed 1 bath 1 ensuite. Not to sure where to start but I will have a current floor plan by the weekend. Keen to get the ball rolling asap as there is some great spaces to work with. Thanks

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Plans for adding bathroom into a garage

Posted 1 year ago

We needs draftsman plans to add a bathroom into an internal garage - ready for council consent application and get quotations etc. Please advise of your pricing structure in your response. Many thanks!

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Need a floor plan drawn

Posted 4 months ago

I have a draft floor plan drawn but I need someone to put it in a blueprint where the builder can estimate the renovation work that needs to be done. The builder needs details of beams, bracing, drainage, rooflines etc. in order for them to provide the quote. The renovation that I planned to do: Main House 1. Extend 2 meters at the back of the house for the extension of office and extension of master bedroom (en suite and walk-in wardrobe) 2. Extend 0.5 meter in the side of the house for...

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Architect

Posted 9 months ago

Cancel job not needed cancelled

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Plans co nz

Joined May 2020

We are an architectural design business, working mostly in the residential sector, drawing plans for new houses, additions, alterations and renovations. We also work closely with Councils lodging both Building and Resource Consents. We are located in the Manawatu but have the capacity to do work all around the lower North Island.

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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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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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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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New Dimension

Joined July 2020

It’s a small operation, doing things a bit differently. Always aiming to elevate the usual experience by doing the things that make the process easier for everyone.  I’m providing solutions here, not problems! Get in touch, I’d love to have a chat about your project!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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Imagine Building Design

Joined July 2014

Imagine Building Design is an award winning architectural design practice that has been in business since 2002 with specialist expertise in Residential and Commercial design as well as high quality 3d Rendering and Animation. Our experience in over 750 commissions to date is wide and diverse with projects been undertaken locally as well as throughout New Zealand and with a couple of projects in Au...

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