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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 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 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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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 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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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

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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Draughtman services

Posted 3 years 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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Foxton Beach deck plans

Posted 3 months 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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Bathroom unit plan

Posted 2 years 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 3 years 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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Extension

Posted 3 years ago

am looking to do extension to home masterbedroom/ ensuite

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Extension/New Rooms with external Deck

Posted 1 year 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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Plans for exsisting garage and adjoining sleep out

Posted 3 months ago

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

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House alterations

Posted 1 year 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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New Kitchen

Posted 2 years 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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Draft plans for container sleepout

Posted 3 months 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 adding bathroom into a garage

Posted 4 months 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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The Coast House

Posted 1 year 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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Designer container home rural

Posted 1 year 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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Lucy

Posted 1 year 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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Extension

Posted 1 week ago

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

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Extension Planning

Posted 1 year 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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Small renovation

Posted 4 months 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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Drafting for renovation

Posted 2 years 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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Rosemary Cruden

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Leeves plans

Posted 1 year ago

draw up plans for extension to consent stage

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...

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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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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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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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