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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Plans needed for internal renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Need plans drafted to gain consent and start building work for a smallish internal renovation that involves removing a load- bearing wall.

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Living space extension

Posted 4 months ago

Extension plans to increase living space on an existing concrete patio, and convert back porch to laundry

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Drafting services

Posted 2 months ago

Need to get some drawings done for the council, have 2 internal walls to come out and a small extension at the front of the house

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Small house renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are doing some renovations in the house (attached photographs). And will need a draughtsman/ architect to help us with the drawings and the building consent work. Kitchen Window: Replace existing window with a bigger window Existing Window: 1200mm wide X 900mm high Purposed Window: 2000mm wide X 1000mm high (half fixed and other half sliding) Side wall: Replace existing window with a french door Total width of the wall: 1900mm Proposed sliding door: 1600mm wide and 2000m high We...

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Best way forward for renovation that suits our as the kids get older.

Posted 1 month ago

Plus heating/insulating ideas Potential extension/re-work of existing rooms. We are deciding between making this our "forever" home (we've already done a LOT of renovating) or moving entirely. But we think it will be more cost-effective to stay. It is currently a 3 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom 2 bathroom house with one living area. We'd like to create a second living area (somehow), or extend the kids rooms to make them bigger. Thoughts welcome!

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Home Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for a draftsman for an internal renovation. This is to add an ensuite bathroom into the existing lounge, converting it into a master bedroom and to remove an existing wall replacing it with a beam to connect a bedroom with the dining room, converting it into an open plan lounge (on the plans it was originally an open plan lounge in the first place) hoping the photo helps 😊

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Home Extension in Conservatory style

Posted 3 months ago

Hi Team, I want to add an extension to my existing house in form of living space. I have seen some options online which i like & want to have those form of extension at my house installed with sliding doors or Bi-folding doors, if possible. I am attaching photos to give you an idea but this is just an idea, i am happy to discuss the alterations required.

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Restaurant

Posted 2 months ago

Design and fit out. Restaurant Indonesia is looking for the right person to help with the development of it's branch in Petone

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Quote for drafting a renovation/extension

Posted 3 months ago

I'd like a quote for drafting a renovation. It requires building work (new walls etc) but is within the footprint of the existing house.

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Creating an open plan living/kitchen dining

Posted 2 months ago

We need to remove a potentially load bearing wall, move the kitchen into a new location and also potentially insert a skylight, roof to floor windows across external wall and remove a few windows. We need a quote for drawings that we can then take to the council for consent/ builders for quotes .

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Home Extention

Posted 1 month ago

Keen to get an extension done to our house. Trying to get plan, design and architectural support for building an extension ( An addition living area, WC & Deck).

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Draftsman plans installing new beam

Posted 3 months ago

looking at removing a wall and installing a couple beams

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Draftsman #2

Posted 1 week ago

Need urgently plan done, please do not contact me if you are charging call out fee. I need work started off ASAP with fixed price for the service

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House remodel

Posted 1 month ago

Reconfigure kitchen - potentially to add a scullery. Reconfigure downstairs bathroom and cupboard to create bathroom and separate toilet. Tile and refit both. Reconfigure upstairs bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and linen cupboard to create an En-suite and a separate small bathroom. Tile and refit both. Reconfigure lounge diner to create a snug / office and separate lounge.

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Garden Studio

Posted 5 days ago

Design and plans for Darden Studio

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Bathroom Laundry Renovations

Posted 3 months ago

Old 1908 villa requiring plans to submit to council. There is already plumbing in both areas, however wanting to move fittings and fixtures around. Swapping the laundry to where the bathroom is and vice versa. Would like to submit plans to council ASAP (within the next month) so we can the ball rolling. Have got plumber and builder ready to do the job, just need council approval.

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Master Bedroom / En-suite / Wardrobe

Posted 3 weeks ago

2 bedrooms converted to 1 master bedroom with walk in wardrobe & ensuite

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Draftsman

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi needs draftsman to do plan for 2 bedroom unit and work along with council Standards Thanks

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Load Bearing Wall

Posted 3 months ago

Hi All, Looking for some drawings to be done so I can submit to council to remove a load bearing wall between kitchen and lounge. Wall length is around 6 metres long.

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Draftsman for alterations for building consent

Posted 2 weeks ago

We require a draftsman to draw up required plans for alterations we wish to carry out and submit for building consent. We don’t want to spend extra on 3D drawings etc..just what is necessary. Moving/removing walls to make way for larger bathroom, laundry (& extra toilet) and dining/lounge, replacing ranch slider opening with slightly larger opening with bifolds, same with kitchen window. Adding additional toilet. Deleting a rear entrance door & window and adding a window into wall by new toi...

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Household renovations

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3rd November 2019

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Drawings for additional WC

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20th April 2020

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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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Quote for a Garage drawings

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20th March 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

Renovations

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17th May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

Architectural Draughting

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12th December 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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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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Five AM Design Studio

Joined February 2014

Designing bespoke residential architecture in which he can call upon a range of different design styles is what Codi finds most exciting. His passion for high spec, energy efficient homes with special focus on building science deeply shapes the way he tackles a design project. Codi strongly believes that a home should improve the lives of its occupants through the way they interact with it...

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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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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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Glass and Building Innovate

Joined February 2019

Glass and Building 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 M...

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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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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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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 want a complete new home, renovation/addition or garage 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 app...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Holmes Architecture

Joined May 2020

Holmes Architecture is a Wellington-based architectural studio specialising in bespoke home design, renovations, and commercial work. From multi-unit housing to complex renovations, commercial interior fit-outs and new home builds, leading edge design technology alongside a passion for contemporary architecture ensures highly crafted and considered architectural design and project delivery. We bel...

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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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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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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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