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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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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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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 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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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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Old home needs new lease of life

Posted 1 month ago

Redesign of the current floor plan blueprint for Our four bedroom home Master bedroom and build an ensuite Master bedroom wardrope Bathroom – bath shower vanity Separate toilet and vanity kitchen/laundry/down stairs lounge using current floor plan as the blueprint We do not want to build on and/or possible change window locations

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Al's reno.

Posted 1 month ago

New addition bathroom, will need consent from council. Plans to be updated, some existing alterations to be included in the drawings. Have printed existing plans from council and have hand drawing of new addition.

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Garage

Posted 3 months ago

Like to get a draft plans to submit to council for a small lockable garage with sleep out on top of it. Please email me for further details and pics.

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Bathroom extension #4

Posted 3 months ago

Draw up a plan for an extension to a toilet to include a shower and get approval from council

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Home renovation and Addition design

Posted 3 months ago

We have recently purchase a bungalow in Eastbourne and are looking for an architect to help us design an single level addition and minor internal alterations.

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2 minor house alterations - drawings required

Posted 3 months ago

Owner is wanting to take out an internal wall and build out from a bedroom on the bottom floor of their house to accommodate a wardrobe. Drawings required to obtain building consent

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Plans for Council

Posted 3 months ago

We need some plans drawn up of a transportable unit (29.1) in situ on our property for the neighbour to sign off on for the council. We already have architect and engineering plans.

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Cafe benchtop design and installation

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking for someone who can takeout existing cafe counter and replace with new design which attached with hot food baine marrie.

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Plans and engineering for renovations under house

Posted 2 months ago

I want to build a bedsit and workshop under the house.

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Drafting required for loading baring walls

Posted 2 months ago

My Builder has advised that due to a layout change on where my back door will be replaced and moved flush to the exterior wall. (swapping the back door for the french doors), Also the wall between our Kitchen and Lounge are going to be removed. Our property plans will need to be updated and submitted to councils files and to record building work that has been carried out during your ownership. My Wife and I require a set of plans to be drawn up showing the new 'fire exits'/ French Door...

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Linda Lennon

Posted 2 months ago

I am wanting plans drawn up for my bathroom, extension also to my lounge and partially removing a kitchen wall, putting in a beam where wall is being removed. Thanks Linda

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Addition of an ensuite and general home modifications

Posted 3 months ago

Hello, I am looking at adding a new ensuite (toilet and bathroom) and walk in wadrobe to our master bedroom. I am also looking at adding a new conservatory to our lounge.

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Not essential but I would like to be done as soon as possible.

Posted 2 months ago

I am needing plans to be drawn up for an extension to be made to my kitchen and living room including a deck extension also. These plans are then needed to provide to the council to apply for consent and they are also what the builder requires to be able to do the job. I am needing an approx cost for this and an expected possible date.

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Room Alterations - Drafting

Posted 1 month ago

My wife and I would like to make some alterations to our property. The alterations we would like to make concern a room on the lower level of our property between the main living area and the garage this is connected by a staircase. The room currently has a clay floor. When we purchased our property we commissioned a builders report and a LIM, neither identify any major problems. A few months ago when we first considered alterations to our property, we printed off the plans and noticed it s...

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Detailed design for interior reno + new deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a 2brm, 76sq metre house and we'd like to open up the interior. We need to remove one load bearing wall, shift the kitchen, redo the bathroom and create a laundry/linen cupboard. We will also put in a new bifold door and create a small deck off it. We have some concept drawings and are bow looking for detailed design and engineers report. Timeframe: ideally drawings completed and submitted to council by end of March 2022, but will be open to discussion with the right person.

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Plans for kitchen and bathroom renovation

Posted 2 months ago

I’m looking for an architect to assist with redesigning an approx. 25sqm portion of my house that currently contains a laundry, bathroom, separate toilet, and two small empty spaces either side of the back door.

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Open Plan Kitchen - Extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi I have Firewall, chimney and have 2 walls that separates kitchen from lounge One wall is Load Bearing wall, which needs to be replaced by Beams also 8-10 square meter of extension is needed to the front so need an architect who can help with drawings to go to council Can upload pics too if needed here thanks rakesh

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Taking out a wall

Posted 3 months ago

I am looking to take out a wall to make our house a bit more open plan, our house in Petone is a 1906 little villa with an extension that was done in the 1950's. Its a low bearing wall (we think and one builder said it would be) and there is a difference between the ceiling height from original build and extension. We would like to get started in August-September if possible We were wondering if anyone has enough availability to quote us and draw up plans for the council? Most of the builder...

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Second fire escape

Posted 3 months 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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French Doors

Posted 3 weeks ago

The first part of the job is to install 2 x french Doors, one in each of two bedrooms. Longer term I am wanting to add a two bedroom, one bathroom extension, and a deck. Upper Hutt City Council advise me that their records only have copies of the building permit and that any consent application for any work must be completed in a full Building Consent application as opposed to an Amendment to Building Consent application, as the house was constructed prior to some change in process in 1989. O...

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Second fire escape


4th October 2021

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Renovations

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17th May 2020

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Drawings for additional WC

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20th April 2020

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Plans for Council

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26th September 2021

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drafting services

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25th November 2020

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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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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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Elite Home Designs Limited

Joined September 2021

At Elite Home Designs Ltd. we specialise in new residential house-and-development designs. With an accumulative 18 years experience in Architectural designs and construction in New Zealand and South Africa we create unique designs for our clients that brings their Architectural dreams to life.

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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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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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Brian's Drafting Services

Joined November 2018

Hi, I have background experience in managing building consents for a private design company. Now I would like to transition that experience to Drafting services where I can offer pre consenting review and advise to clients to help mitigate compliance issues and costs at the consenting stage.

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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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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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TAKE SHAPE ARCHITECTURE LIMITED

Joined July 2021

Hi there, I have been working in the architecture industry for over 10 years, I've mainly focused on new homes and renovations. I have worked on project all over New Zealand, including contributing to the Christchurch rebuild efforts.

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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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Modal

Joined August 2021

Modal is a local architectural design company that specialises in residential renovations and new builds. We focus on helping homeowners transform spaces for the benefit of our customers lifestyles.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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