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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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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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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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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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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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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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Draftsman required for renovations

Posted 4 months ago

Please come over or advise pricing. Wanting to change a garage/carport area which is under the house to self contained unit

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Design, and estimate the cost to build, a very small house for a section

Posted 4 weeks ago

Conduct a site inspection, and develop a plan and estimated cost to build a very small house (roughly 20 sqm) on the section. The house plan would need to include: - Bathroom (toilet, shower, vanity) - Kitchen sink - Stove and rangehood - In-built oven - Connection point for dishwasher - Connection point for washing machine - Watertank for run-off from roof - Power points for a fridge, desk, and treadmill - Connections to utilities (water, sewage, electricity) Note: This is for a...

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Lounge wall low bearing to be removed

Posted 5 months ago

Lounge wall to be removed low bearing

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New bathroom consent

Posted 1 month ago

Require drafting services for plans for a new bathroom.

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Kitchen renovation #2

Posted 1 month ago

We need plans drawn for kitchen renovation that involves the removal of a wall, re-arrangement of windows and an external door.

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Drawings for additional WC

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need drawings to get council approval to add an additional toilet in my residential property. It will be a small room, with no external window so will require an extractor fan. It will also need a sliding door due to the opening being close to another door. The toilet will be located in the garage. The location is close to the waste pipe outside. Would like to get this done as soon as realistically possible.

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Tiny home or creative architect or draftsperson.

Posted 3 months ago

I'm wanting to convert our single garage into a small PT studio, but it will likely need extending. We also want to create a bathroom, carport and a few other changes as part of the renovation. Am wanting to see if it's possible to use the space as a dual purpose with clever design- an Air b n b for Fri-Mon and a PT studio for rest of the week. I have ideas of how this could work and "look right" for both needs, but I'd need a creative architect who is used to utilising all space available and h...

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Porutu Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

After speaking to a few builders, I am looking to get architectural drawings of my planned renovations to assist with quoting of building work and consenting etc for the work being carried out.

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Parkway home renovation

Posted 4 months ago

I would like an architect to come through and help us give our home a facelift.

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New Build 384m2 staggered land 104 steps to get to the land

Posted 5 months ago

Hello i'm looking to purchase a piece of land in Houghton Bay and am looking into what my options are - the section is small staggered across 3 levels. It's also up 104 stairs (newly formed stairs) so want to know what that would mean for a future build too. I'm unsure of what other information to provide at this point. Thanks

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Draftsman

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, we want to build an extra shower in internal garage. Looking for a draftsman who can help us with a plan and city council consent.

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Consent Drawings for Open Plan Rennovation

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for quote for a draughtsperson to help us draw up the plans for our renovation (we have a clear idea of what we want) and facilitate Lower Hutt City council consent process. Our plans include removing internal walls to make our living space open plan, and remodeling the laundry- this involves consenting works of removing a load bearing wall, removing and relocating the fireplace and hot water cylinder. 2 Small 3m2 extensions and replacement of two windows with different dimensi...

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Millyn

Posted 5 months ago

Cost of consent level plans for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with garage

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Architect Quote

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting to add a bedroom to our home and needing quotes and plans for this.

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Drawings/Consent for Master with Walk in Wardrobe/Ensuite

Posted 1 month ago

Drawings and council consent process required for converting 2 upstairs bedrooms into a Master Bedroom with Walk in Wardrobe and Ensuite.

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Small works consent

Posted 5 months ago

Need to have basic drawings and spec done for partial repile and new connections to rest of piles.

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Make small spaces big

Posted 1 month ago

Plans for altering existing house - three bathrooms - creating an onsuite and wardrobe -

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House plan drawing

Posted 1 month ago

We would like someone to draw our house plan including 2 rooms for extension to give to council.

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Spa Deck, Stairs and Gazebo Draughting - Then possible build

Posted 5 months ago

Firstly require drawing of plan to consent stage. Site is elevated on bank. Need stairs, deck and Gazebo/Roof structure drawn up. Then built.

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Partial kitchen/lounge wall removal

Posted 5 months ago

Remove part of the wall between the kitchen and lounge to open up the area as much as possible under the current layout of the kitchen. The wall is load bearing and requires architectual work and building consent. I've had a prevoius attempt at this but due to changes, the consent lapsed and new drawings are required for the updated changes. The woodburner will be removed hence the changes needed. The space previously had a sliding door cavity approx 3m wide. I'd also like an idea of building...

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Recent architecture and design reviews

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Quote for a Garage drawings

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20th March 2019

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Household renovations

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3rd November 2019

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 5
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Replace single door with double door

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17th August 2019

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Architectural Draughting

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12th December 2018

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New House Drawings

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9th May 2018

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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

Whether you want a complete new home, renovation/addition to your existing, a granny flat, a garden overhaul or simply want to improve a couple of rooms, deck or a patio area, we can assist in making your aspirations quickly become a reality. We can take care of it all for you, providing a broad range of architectural services from design, budgeting, drafting, , through council approvals and p...

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in 2015...

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DGi Architecture Ltd

Joined November 2015

LBP Design Class 3 Architectural technician with sound knowledge base across residential, commercial and retail design, end to end. Concept brief through feasibility, detailing, specification, consent applications, contract management and final Code Compliance. Wellington Region based but prepared to travel. LBP Design Class 3 Over 30 years experience, New Zealand, Central Europe and the UK.

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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design, structural engineering and interiors studio based in Auckland. We provide design services from pre design briefing, concept design through to full building drawings and documentation and consents. We have worked on both residential and commercial projects in New Zealand that form the basis of our industry knowledge. With a design focused env...

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Click Works

Joined February 2008

Click Works is a Dunedin based company specialising in Architectural Design and Drafting work. We service clients all around NZ with current projects in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Central Otago. From a simple renovation through to large scale residential builds, apartment blocks and light commercial - we've significant experience in all. We also provide a draughting service...

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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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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Forturo Design Ltd

Joined April 2019

Operating in the Wellington region since 2005 Simon Law the director of Forturo Design designs everything in the field of residential Architecture. From moving internal walls, new bathrooms, kitchen refurbishments, internal alterations, extensions and new builds. Residential work is our specialty. We can also organise the construction of your project if you wish

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3DR Design & Draughting Ltd

Joined September 2015

Architectural design and draughting service specialising in residential design for new houses and alterations and additions from concept design to building consent including all plans ,resource consents (if required) speciation's. We will work with you help you get your dream to reality.

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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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TAP Construction

Joined July 2014

HI, we are a small building company that specialises in renovating old homes, from the repile through to the reclad. We have trade qualified builders and in todays busy, progressive construction industry, we will provide a quote that is competitive and on time.

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Architecture ET AL

Joined August 2019

Architecture ET AL is a small, design-focused, residential Architecture firm specialising in new builds and alterations. Delivering simple, modern and site-specific design solutions is what we do. We work hard to meet deadlines, maintain communication and deliver competitive quotes to get your project realised. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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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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Friday Design

Joined April 2019

We specialise in design of residential new builds, additions and renovations. Our commitment to a detailed design process and documentation is evident through all our works.

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Devani Architecture Limited

Joined January 2020

Qualified Draftsman working from home office. Hardworking, reliable and committed to deliver accurate and quality construction documentation to my clients.

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Glass Innovate Ltd

Joined February 2019

Glass Innovate is one of Wellingtons top Glass and Glazing companies. Our professional qualified glaziers can install anything to do with glass. From a simple single pane window, to specialized unusual projects that other glaziers wouldn't touch, we can do anything. Some of what we can do include: Splashbacks Frameless Showers Glass Table Tops Customized Aquariums Windows Mirrors Balus...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Architeck Limited

Joined November 2018

Kia ora, We are Architeck, we love architecture in all aspects from design, developments through to construction. We would love to hear from you about your project. Please contact us today for a no obligation, free consultation of your next project. We are specialists in providing excellent, professional architectural services. We have over 14+ years experience in everything from rural n...

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Frans Plans Limited

Joined September 2018

Hi, I am an Architectural Designer with over 10 years of experience. I specialise in renovations and new builds. I pride myself on great designs and creative solutions with competitive quotes to match.

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