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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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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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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 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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Architects on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Second storey extension

Posted 1 day ago

Initial consultation to discuss options for second storey extension - bedroom, master bedroom, ensuite, WIR, staircase + storage.

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Site plans required for prebuilt tinyhouse

Posted 1 month ago

I already have engineers plans for a tiny house, I require site drawings (placement and drainage etc) and council consent.

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Plans

Posted 1 week ago

more detailed building plans following on from a concept drawing, including plans that show shading on adjacent properties

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Interior Walls and small extension

Posted 3 months 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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Removing the load bearing wall

Posted 5 days ago

Need to remove a load bearing wall. Need to design and draw a plan for it

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Possible second storey extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

We're looking into extending our home upward! We're not sure what's involved, it would be good to discuss our options... can you help?

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Granny flat

Posted 8 hours ago

We are wanting a granny flat to be built at the back of our existing home. To include a lounge/bedroom (bedroom preferably separate if there is room), a bathroom and possibly a kitchenette. Min specs would be 30m2 up to max 48m2 Would appreciate an approximate cost for you to draw this up. Thank you.

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Looking to build another dwelling

Posted 3 months 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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Korokoro

Posted 2 weeks ago

Architecture and design for the Multi Unit dwelling.

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Deck plan

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking at adding a deck to our property. It will be approx 40sm I would like to speak to someone regarding rates and whether to go with a fixed rate or hourly rate? Thanks

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Architect Required to Design Townhouses

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I have an existing property which currently has an existing dwelling which will be relocated. I am seeking an architect to provide me advice and guidance as to whether or not I can build and if so to then design these townhouses. The surrounding area is currently undergoing construction of a number of town houses. The HCC zoning indicates the house is zones as general business. Thanks, Po

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Draftsperson required for Garage Plans

Posted 4 days ago

Replacing an existing garage which is on the boundary. Require plans for council consent. Garage will be 8 x 5 single garage with a pitched roof and will require two firewalls.

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Small extension to lockup stage

Posted 3 months 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 for Extending the property

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking to extend our property and build 2 bedroom with ensuite and walking wardrobe. Also wanting to make a deck in sides of the property. As its very initial stage so need help to draft a plan and help me to get resource consent from hutt city council.

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Renovation plans drawn up for council approval

Posted 1 month ago

We’d like to knock down a supporting wall in our 1929 house, but need to have proper plans drawn up for council approval and building quotes. We’re also open to other reno options if the wall removal is going to be out of our budget, so it would be great to discuss the possibilities with you. We can provide the current floorplan (current and past) with all measurements, but a site visit would definitely be worthwhile. The timeframe is flexible. Thanks!

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Draughtsman required for renovation work

Posted 2 weeks ago

Adding on an ensuite to bedroom plus adding an additional room. Would love to have plans drawn up in next couple of months

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Draftsperson needed to draft plans for house extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking for a draftsperson that can draw up plans for a residential house alteration. We have existing plans and are looking to add an additional bedroom and laundry to the existing house.

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Converting a double garage into additional bedrooms

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking to either convert a double garage into 2 additional bedrooms, or to build an additional level above the existing double garage for a bedroom. We would like concept designs and costings for both options. We would then like assistance with final designs and council consents etc

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Affordable Bespoke Design Upper Hutt

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have about 573 sqm (easement on about 60sqm) gentle sloping section at Upper Hutt which I am keen to build a 4 bedroom flat and a study on. The house will have a double garage and 2 bathrooms including a deck. I am on a lookout for an affordable house designer. I could pick from your standard design and your role is to adapt it to fit the section considering all the necessary council rules and existing section covenants. Stay in touch if my budget looks reasonable.

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House plans needed for 2 room extension

Posted 2 months ago

We have a small 3 rectangular bedroom house and want to extend the hallway and add on 2 more rooms. There are no house plans with hutt city council, so we need a current house plan drawn, the surrounding land, and then the proposed drawing with 2 extra rooms before we can proceed with council for consent. (Drawing by husband of extra rooms)

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 187,000 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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 5
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Quote for a Garage drawings

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20th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Household renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Drawings for additional WC

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th April 2020

Workmanship
 4
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 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace single door with double door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

drafting services

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25th November 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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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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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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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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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd 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, a...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Phil Davey Projects

Joined July 2015

20 Years building industry experience on residential and commercial projects. Affiliate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity surveyors. M6084 New homes and Alterations Landscaping, Fences, decks, pools, earthworks and Design and Consultation services Planning and Resource Consents (... c Certification) Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors

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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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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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R CREATIVE DESIGN

Joined June 2020

R Creative Designs Ltd is a Hamilton based Architectural drafting firm offering a wide range of creative designs for your housing requirement. From conceptual plans to set of plans for Council submission for Building Consent & Constructions. R forte lies in our R better understanding of R clients needs and in R ability to help bring their dreams in to reality with precise designs within given b...

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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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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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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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