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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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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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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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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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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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Taking out part of a load bearing wall

Posted 1 month ago

Hi . I am needing a draftsmen asap to help with Council consent and make plans to remove most of a load bearing wall and create a square arch approx 5.2 metres length. would not be looking g at completely removing wall.

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Drafting Services

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I'm looking to relocate houses at Taita. I need some one to provide drafting services to have a site plan and council consent process for it.

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Drafting plan for bathroom extension

Posted 1 month ago

Drafting up a plan and getting approval from the council

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Downstairs

Posted 1 month ago

Our 3 bedroom house has an odd basement/ downstairs room along with a bathroom setup that isn't ideal. We'd like to tweak it slightly by adjusting the laundry access, to add a 2nd toilet and dividing the downstairs room in such a way that it is a 4th bedroom/office and still retains access to the garage. There are a few issues, 1) the council plans for the bathroom are slightly different to what is in place along with part of the lounge, its likely to have been changed without a council permit,...

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Garage conversion

Posted 2 months ago

We have a two storey house with a downstairs bedroom and garage. we are looking to convert the garage space into a one or two bedroom unit for family and AirBnb. looking for a draftsman to mark up what would be required so we can get the work priced up

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House extension #2

Posted 3 months ago

Looking to speak with someone regarding adding of bathroom and living area to existing house. Unsure what costs involved for conversation then through to design sing stage. Section is not flat. Thanks

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Architect

Posted 2 days ago

Just wanting to get an approx price on getting a house plan drawn for my new build

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Drawings for doors in external wall

Posted 3 months ago

We require drawings in order to put sliding/bi-fold doors (floor level) in an external wall. We will require consent as well since the doors will be larger than the current window/back door openings. The new doors would be around 3.6 wide by 2.2 high. The doors can be ready for fitting with 6-8 weeks.

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Bathroom/laundry renovations

Posted 1 week ago

We are renovating our entire bathroom and laundry and adding an additional toilet in the laundry. We require drainage plans before and after to be submitted to the council for consent. Ideally we would like this started ASAP. I have a rough plan that I can email through as well

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Ensuite addition, Kitchen/ dining redesign

Posted 4 days ago

I'm wanting plans for an ensuite and create open plan, living dining, lounge and adding a deck.

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Draftsman

Posted 1 month ago

I need a house design & assistance to get a council permit etc.

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Request of service for concept drawing & council consent for Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Hello, We are looking to renovate bathroom & kitchen and the bathroom renovation requires council consent. Would you be able to do site visit and assist us with concept drawing & council consent for Bathroom renovation?

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Second fire escape

Posted 7 hours ago

Council requires us to have a second fire escape done on upstairs dwelling for us to change use to residential.

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Small barn style venue and accommodation building

Posted 3 months ago

We are wanting to build a small barn style building on our rural property. To be used as a small functions venue and accommodation. We need someone to help us design the building and help us with some creative ideas to get things underway.

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Roof space bedrooms

Posted 3 months ago

good day, we would like to add 2 bedrooms and 1 small bathroom not our empty roof space please.

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GIB design - help with BU calculation

Posted 3 weeks ago

I've sought a consent exemption for external wall insulation, though the council are more concerned with my wall linings than with the insulation. They've asked me to show that the new wall linings will provide more bracing than the old linings, and to provide the calculation to show that BU achieved > BU demand. I need an LBP designer to do this calculation for me.

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Drafting alterations to existing house

Posted 2 months ago

I require a draftsman to assist me with drawings for alterations to my house. I need someone who knows about the building standards who can tell me what I can and can't do and someone with great ideas. I am looking at remodeling a kitchen/dining/living and a bedroom/ensuite as well as bathroom/toilet.

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Wall Removal

Posted 2 months ago

We would like someone to create some architectural drawings that can be used by a builder for the removal of a load bearing wall in our kitchen. It will also go to the council for consent. We would like to get this done as soon as possible.

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Plans needed for garage conversion

Posted 1 month ago

I need someone to draw up some plans for a garage conversion in to a self contained flat. Need someone to take it all the way to council consent stage

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Kitchen/Living/Dining renovation

Posted 1 month ago

We're looking to update the kitchen/living/dining in our 1940's stucco home. We have a fair idea of what we're looking to do but will need some input on layout and design. Probably will include putting in a beam to replace an existing wall. We're also looking the have a kitchen re-design, more to-do with layout than specific fittings/appliances etc. We're looking for concept plans that can be submitted to council for consent

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Recent architecture and design reviews

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drafting services

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25th November 2020

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Replace single door with double door

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17th August 2019

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Drawings for additional WC

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20th April 2020

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Household renovations

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3rd November 2019

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Renovations

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17th May 2020

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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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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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hausplan

Joined February 2021

We’re a Wellington-based architecture and digital design company that specialises in designing residential homes with our clients. We focus on bringing our clients in as partners to ensure we’re delivering what you need. One size doesn’t fit all. Each space we create is shaped by its own unique context and purpose. We consider all influencing factors on every project - the user, the environment...

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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

We specialises in small subdivisions and new builds. If you have been thinking about subdividing your large section and building on your new title we are the people to see. We can take care of everything from the subdivision process right through to Code Compliance. We also renovate old homes, from the repile through to the reclad. We have trade qualified builders and in todays busy, progres...

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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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Right Angle Builders Limited

Joined June 2009

We do all types of building work from new home design and build packages to renovations,extensions. We have our own team of subcontractors and can take care of all aspects in your building project, all our work is carried out by a Licensed Building Practitioner and is fully guaranteed.

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Designshop Architecture

Joined September 2011

Hi there! We'd love to discuss your project with you! We listen carefully to give you what you need, offer valuable and relevant comment, and think outside the square to make sure you get "the best bang for buck"! And give you an estimate or preferably a fixed fee quote for our services. Designshop Architecture is an award winning business handling all sizes and types of project, new work, a...

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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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buxtond id

Joined May 2021

A New Zealand based industrial design practice that designs and delivers complex - industrial - product - architectural - engineered - interior - exhibition & museum environments across commercial and residential spectrums

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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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microbimm nz ltd

Joined January 2017

We deliver high quality Architectural Design/CAD Drafting Services 3D Modelling BIM - Building Information Modelling to our clients. Our highly skilled team of Architectural CAD Drafters have in-depth knowledge in simple to Intelligent Architectural CAD Drafting/3D Modelling Services as well as in delivering detailed set of Architectural Drawings and Construction Documents in accordance to the app...

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AlphaBuildNZ Ltd

Joined December 2019

From small fit outs to large renovations to new builds, we offer a wide range of expertise. Hard working and thorough to get the job done and completed to a high standard

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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 ......

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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

Whether you have a potential renovation/addition to your existing home, require a second dwelling, new garage, 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. For over 15 years we have loved designing beautiful and functional architecture to make the best use of our clients resources and budg...

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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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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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Dotco Construction Limited

Joined December 2020

We are a small but reliable team that take pride in our work and can cover many types of building work such as; *NEWBUILDS *RENOVATIONS *DECKS & PERGOLAS *MAINTENANCE and MORE! At DotcoConstruction Ltd We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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MV

Joined May 2019

We are a small established Architectural practice who specialize in Residential ( Multi unit, New builds, Renovations, Additions), Commercial, Cultural and Master planning. We have experience through all phases of the project and have worked nationally to provide sort after, bespoke Architecture to our clients.

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