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

Posted 2 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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Parkway home renovation

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Kitchen and dining area extension 4 x 6

Posted 5 months ago

I want the existing kitchen converted to bedroom and dining to kitchen and build an extension of 4 x 6 for the dining area.

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Consent Drawings for Open Plan Rennovation

Posted 1 day 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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Design, Drawing and Consent process for house extension

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for an architect to complete plans for a renovation/adding for our 1910 villa. We have most of the plan settled on and just need a keen eye to make sure the limited space is well utilised. Need the drawings to be used for consent through Hutt City Council.

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Tiny home or creative architect or draftsperson.

Posted 3 weeks 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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Extension to ex state home

Posted 4 months ago

COnsidering extending to get a dining area and better indoor/outdoor flow. At very beginnning stage so need to know what we can do for our budget. Would prefer a planner who can project manage and is experienced in low budget builds.

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Household renovations

Posted 6 months 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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Millyn

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Design our room

Posted 3 months ago

Looking to do a drawing for our new extension

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Phase design

Posted 3 months ago

We've got a few renovation changes we would like to make but somehow all are dependable on each other. Unfortunately we can't afford to do everything at the same time but would like to have a complete plan for which we can get consent in phases, as funds becomes available. We're looking for someone that are able to work with us over a few years. We own a small cottage and would like to retain the character with some practical, out of box space saving designs.

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Partial kitchen/lounge wall removal

Posted 3 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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Porutu Renovation

Posted 6 days 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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Draftsman required for renovations

Posted 1 month 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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Spa Deck, Stairs and Gazebo Draughting - Then possible build

Posted 2 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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Small works consent

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Lounge wall low bearing to be removed

Posted 2 months ago

Lounge wall to be removed low bearing

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Plans for house extension

Posted 5 months ago

Plans for an approx 30 square metre extension to a 1920’s home.

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Double garage

Posted 4 months ago

Plans for a free-standing double garage - mono-pitch roof, macrocarpa cladding, with windows and 2 x sectional doors, approx 6m x 8m.

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Kitchen lounge renovations

Posted 4 months ago

Need walls taken out to make open plan and a new garage built back door moved and old porch closed in and new kitchen put in house is original from 1950s

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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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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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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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 4
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 5
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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

Providing architectural design and landscape design, offering advise, compliance, ideas and material selection. From just a Concept Plan to a complete set of drawings sufficient to obtain a building consent and meet your contractors needs for pricing and construction. We specialise in improving indoor/outdoor living spaces in older Wellington homes. Onemind Design Shelley Groves Garden...

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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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Ed building

Joined August 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 18 years, NZ and Europe. We specialise in major or smaller renovations and new builds. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride to provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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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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Te Ao decorators and Maintenance

Joined January 2019

We are a local family owned business that like to pride ourselves in all aspects of the painting & maintenance trade interior/exterior commercial & residential new & restoration work .We aim to give our clients our absolute attention in keeping our standards as high as possible with consulting & mapping out the task ahead with our team.Knowledge & experience is always key with a good communication...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Building Art Ltd

Joined November 2019

We provide an architectural design service with 30+ years experience. For all residential projects - new homes, alterations and additions to existing dwellings. From initial ideas to concept design right through to producing documentation for Building Consent applications. We have good understanding of the NZ Building Code along with local council requirements. A friendly, professional service.

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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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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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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 13+ years experience in everything from rural n...

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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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