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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Architect - House extension - Site Coverage Standards

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, We're looking at our options for a house extension. Some details below: 1. We have a semi-detached property (aerial property image will be attached) 300-ish sqm of a 600ish land 2. We'd like an extra room for our growing family The initial "investigation" (aka email) with the council, mentions we have a site coverage standard of 35% within the residential zone. Due to the size of our site and existing dwelling, it is likely we will be over the 35% threshold with any extension, and may...

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Garden Studio

Posted 2 months ago

Design and plans for Darden Studio

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Master Bedroom / En-suite / Wardrobe

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Small extension to lockup stage

Posted 10 hours ago

Small extension to accommodate kitchen bench. Approx 3.5m x 1.2m. Extends onto existing frame. I need an architectural draftsman and builder to bring the extension to lockup stage then I will complete the internal part of the project myself see photo....extension will be onto the existing walkway between the two windows (under the tv antenna).

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Draftsman #2

Posted 2 months 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 3 months 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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Interior Walls and small extension

Posted 6 days ago

We require a draftsman or architect to finish the drawings on removing 2 interior load bearing walls and a small extension to the rear of the house. We have had stage 1 (Measured Survey) and stage 2 (Concept Design) done, but we need stage 3 (Building Consent Drawings) done so we can get them into some builders for quoting

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

Posted 4 months 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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Looking to build another dwelling

Posted 4 days ago

I am after someone who design and take care of building and resource consent for another dwelling on my property as package

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Bathroom renovation design and council building concern

Posted 1 month ago

I want to merge three bathrooms to two and add one more toilet. I have done the basic drawing and now need somebody to complete the design paper work and help me to submit the building concern. I want a fixed price job quote that will cover until the council approves my concern then I'm ready to start the renovation. This quote should cover all concile document requirement and any document alterations that required by the concile. Existing three bathrooms include: 1 room with shower over bat...

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Draftsman

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Build a new home.

Posted 3 weeks ago

We want to put a new dwelling at 9 Raymond Terrace, Fairfield. We have checked with the council and said that you can put the new dwelling but need to hire an Architect .

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Small house renovation

Posted 2 months 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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Draftsman for alterations for building consent

Posted 2 months 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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Home Extention

Posted 3 months 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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Detailed design services - Home extensions

Posted 1 month ago

I am seeking a draftsman or architect services to progress my completed concept plan to detail design services for construction and consent. The extension plan increases the site coverage from 151sqm to 203sqm to increase the living space (17sqm), add a 2 carport (16sqm) and laundry (3sqm), and walkway coverage (16sqm). The concept plans is in a Revit file. Seeking services for immediate start, and preferably a fixed price.

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Lower Hutt - Certificate of Acceptance

Posted 1 month ago

We want to get a certificate of acceptance for the self-contained unit in our backyard: i: 1 bedroom ii: 1 bathroom iii: 1 Kitchen We need help to draw house plans, prepare a report, and provide the city council with a building inspection.

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House extenstion plan drafting

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for someone to draft plans for a proposed extension to an exiting house in Waimarama, Hawkes Bay (but we currently live in the Wellington/Lower Hutt area). The extension will be partly on piles, partly on a slab with the upper storey supported on loadbearing concrete block walls on the slab & on timber walls on the piles. We can discuss this with the successful provider. The plans will be required for Q1 2021.

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House Alteration Design

Posted 2 months ago

The Task involves changing the external staircase to an internal staircase and hence move the front door from 1st floor to ground level. This also means the balcony beside the stairs becomes part of the internal space. The drawings are of the existing layout and the possible changes. These are to be discussed.

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House alteration in Taita, Lower Hutt

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I'm looking for a drafting technician to draw up the building consent drawings for this alteration/addition at Taita, Lower Hutt. The concept plans have been done (have been done in Autocad). PDF version of original building consent drawings is available. Will require the detail drawings including elevation/section (only in the addition), detailed plan, plumbing and electrical layouts, roof plan, foundation plan for the addition, construction details, bracing calculations and specifica...

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Renovations

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17th May 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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 5
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Architectural Draughting

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12th December 2018

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Quote for a Garage drawings

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20th March 2019

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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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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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Llewelyn Architecture & Design

Joined May 2018

Llewelyn is an experienced Architectural Graduate with a Masters of Architecture and a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. He has experience with design, rendering, technical documentation and consultation on site for high profile clients in Wellington including Wellington Airport, Te Papa and Victoria University. Llewelyn is skilled in using Revit, SketchU...

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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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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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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. ...

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

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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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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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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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Projects at Home

Joined July 2020

We offer design, planning and project management services for your renovation, tailored to your specific needs. We can help you as little or as much as you need and we’re here to make things easier and save you time and money. To help achieve this we like to break our work into 'packages' that reflect where we think there are natural decision points throughout your project and to offer you flexibi...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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