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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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House Conversion

Posted 4 months ago

Hi, I am looking for a draftsman to provide drawings to convert my house into a four bedroom house and a seperate a one bedroom unit. (Under the one title) this conversion is a investment project. The house is currently a 3 bedroom house with a large hobby room. If you would like more info or arrange a visit please make contact.

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Ranch slider and window replacement

Posted 5 months ago

Currently there is an old ranch slider and large window facing out onto my deck. I am wanting a design done to open up the entire space and install a stacker door.

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Extension - planning

Posted 1 month ago

Draughtsman to design and plan house extension. Master bedroom with ensuite.

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Simple home renovation that needs building permit

Posted 5 months ago

We are looking for a draftsman who can draw our plan for simple home renovation. The service will include procesing to get council building permit. And who is available to do the job asap. Looking for somebody preferably in Lower Hutt area please

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Quote for a Garage drawings

Posted 4 months ago

Trying to find out how much it cost to get a garage with a sleepout drawing created. I already have the design I want but now need it drawn up

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Converting garage to Single bedroom unit

Posted 1 month ago

Converting garage to Single bedroom unit (granny flat)

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Sleepout with ensuite

Posted 7 months ago

Plans for a sleepout with en-suite

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Draftsman required

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for draftsman to draw up plans for new house build

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House Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for an architecture service to provide a full house renovation. The property is a 1970's weatherboard 3 bedroom house in the Belmont Hills area that needs opening up, and a full internal and external renovation. We are looking for an service that can help design, plan, and manage the renovations.

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Laundry room

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for someone to give us ideas on where to put a laundry room in our home...we are limited for options and finding it hard to work out where the best place to incorporate one is..

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9 Beth street Renovations

Posted 1 month ago

Provide estimate Fee Structural drawings designed to suit new extension (piles/bracing/trusses) I have drawn up plans and details in CAD already

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Adding a bathroom in existing house - adding a bathroom in existing sleepout

Posted 2 months ago

1. There is 1 bathroom in the house, we would like to add another bathroom inside the house. 2. There was a consent of adding a bathroom in the sleep out bit it expired recently - we would like to add a bathroom in the sleep out.

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Steel frame design

Posted 7 months ago

I'm needing a steel frame designed for a tiny house. It is 6m long by 2.4m wide I have $1000 to spend if anyone is interested in helping out

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Shade assessment needed

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello! We would like a shade assessment completed. Thank you!

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House Plans Oroua St

Posted 1 month ago

We need plans drawn up to Building Consent of an interior renovation which will include taking out and adding in walls, adding an ensuite all within the existing footprint of the house and recycling materials where possible. eg doorframes and doors. The realigned spaces will need to be relined. The only change to the exterior will be taking out a window and replacing it with a door. The house is only 120sqm. The house is a typical Eastbourne 1920s beach bach that has had several add ons over...

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Small 2 Bedroom Accomodation

Posted 4 months ago

I need plans drawn up for a smallish 2 bedroom home for visitor accomodation. I have cleared a section on my lifestyle block and have a builder and now I need an efficient design to take into account the pristine nature and views up the valley surrounding the site. Ideally wanting something that can be built with character/heritage and also working in with surrounding landscape, rather than something modern. I am open on layout options. Ideally want ballpark concepts within a couple of weeks...

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Replace single door with double door

Posted 4 months ago

Plans for building consent to replace a recessed external doorway with one that's twice as wide and not recessed. Make it fit a standard sized pair of french doors.

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Household renovations

Posted 3 days ago

We would like plans designed for our renovation. which includes bathroom, kitchen and open plan living area. We are looking for bright ideas that can turn our home into something that works well for us.

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Drafting services for Basement Conversion

Posted 7 months ago

We have a 45 sq meter basement we want to convert in to a Master Bedroom with En-suite and possibly a small storage room. Happy to discuss further by phone.

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Design

Posted 4 months ago

Draftsman required to draw plan of new sunroom, adjoining deck and spa pool pad

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New House Drawings

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9th May 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5

Quote for a Garage drawings

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20th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Architectural Draughting

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12th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Friendly Draftsman in Upper Hutt

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28th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hallway

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23rd October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window plans

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21st December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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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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Top Notch Construction Ltd

Joined August 2009

From practical advice through to quality, fairly priced workmanship, Top Notch Construction are your Partners in Successful Building and Construction. Based in Petone, this dedicated company has been providing quality new homes, renovations, alterations, additions and sound advice to the Greater Wellington Region for over a decade, celebrating 10+ years of quality. Give us a call to get your...

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Philip Dorward Architecture

Joined March 2019

Hi, Im a recent graduate. I have a Diploma in Architectural Technology and am looking for jobs to work on. I can help with new house design, tiny house, renovations etc.

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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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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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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design 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 environment we ensure top q...

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CMS

Joined March 2019

Hi there, Construction Management Services is a small personal management firm with 20 years experience in the industry. we are focused at providing dedicated project management and consultation for both property owners and existing contractors throughout the Wellington region. we pride ourselves in being a multifaceted construction management and consultation firm dedicated to providing a...

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Black & White Design Limited

Joined April 2019

Black + White Design Ltd is all about delivering great design, pure and simple. I am an experienced draughtsman specialising in residential alterations, additions, renovations and new builds across the Wellington region. I deliver innovative and functional design solutions that really work for you and your family. Having designed and built many residential alterations in both the UK and NZ, I know...

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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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Hamish White Architectural Design

Joined April 2019

Hi, I have been working within various facets of Architecture industry since finishing my studies in 2005. Currently I work on projects all over New Zealand specialising in New Residential builds, Renovations and light commercial work. As a licensed building practitioner I can take your project from concept through to your building consent being issued. I pride myself on open client commu...

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Cook Costello

Joined June 2017

Cook Costello is a multi-disciplinary consultancy of Architectural designers, Engineers and Surveyors successfully serving national and international clients since 1976. We can manage your build project from planning, concept, geotechnical, civil, structural, surveying and design through to building consent stage and project management.

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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. Your 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 30 years experience, New Zealand, Central Europe and the UK.

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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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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

oneminddesign.co.nz We've been designing new houses, alterations and additions for the last 25 years. Whether it’s a new build, adding on a room, second storey, kitchen, laundry, bathroom, garage, spa, swimming pool, deck, courtyard, conservatory, retaining wall, pergola, addressing a leaky home, maintenance, a complete renovation or garden makeover, we can assist, turning vision into realit...

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Green Perspective Design Studio

Joined September 2018

Green Perspective Design Studio focuses on designing environmentally conscious, safe and healthy homes that are energy efficient. We take into consideration overcapitalization, resale value, sustainability, not only for the environment but also the future use of the premises. Green Perspective Design Studio wants every client to consider their home their haven and enjoy coming home. I hav...

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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 10 years experience in everything from rural ne...

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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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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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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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