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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 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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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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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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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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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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Living space extension

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Kitchen renovation #2

Posted 4 months ago

We need plans drawn for kitchen renovation that involves the removal of a wall, re-arrangement of windows and an external door.

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Make small spaces big

Posted 4 months ago

Plans for altering existing house - three bathrooms - creating an onsuite and wardrobe -

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Design, and estimate the cost to build, a very small house for a section

Posted 4 months ago

Conduct a site inspection, and develop a plan and estimated cost to build a very small house (roughly 20 sqm) on the section. The house plan would need to include: - Bathroom (toilet, shower, vanity) - Kitchen sink - Stove and rangehood - In-built oven - Connection point for dishwasher - Connection point for washing machine - Watertank for run-off from roof - Power points for a fridge, desk, and treadmill - Connections to utilities (water, sewage, electricity) Note: This is for a...

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Plans needed for internal renovation

Posted 1 week 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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Drawings for additional WC

Posted 3 months ago

I need drawings to get council approval to add an additional toilet in my residential property. It will be a small room, with no external window so will require an extractor fan. It will also need a sliding door due to the opening being close to another door. The toilet will be located in the garage. The location is close to the waste pipe outside. Would like to get this done as soon as realistically possible.

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Laundry, decking and shed design, drawing

Posted 2 months ago

We have a villa that has previously been renovated (mid-2000s) and has insufficient storage and no proper laundry. The outdoor area is also all over the place, and so not that useable. There is an old deck, a new deck, a grassed bit, a tiled bit, a bit with stones etc. It's all a bit of a shambles. We'd like to remove the small tin shed a build a new, big shed. This will be on two boundaries so need fire walls and a resource consent. We want to do it thoroughly. It's effectively the garage fo...

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House plan drawing

Posted 4 months ago

We would like someone to draw our house plan including 2 rooms for extension to give to council.

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New bathroom consent

Posted 4 months ago

Require drafting services for plans for a new bathroom.

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Quote for drafting a renovation/extension

Posted 1 month 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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Renovations

Posted 2 months ago

Hello, We are in need of an Architect to draw up a concept design including a 3D rendering/model for a possible renovation we are planning out. All of this is within the existing envelope and hopefully requires no structural engineering. We know exactly what we want to get done and can provide a drawing of the current house layout and proposed renovation.

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Load Bearing Wall

Posted 1 month 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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Bathroom Laundry Renovations

Posted 2 weeks 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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Drafting renovations

Posted 2 months ago

Looking to convert 2 bedrooms to master with en-suite and walk in robe.

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Home Extension in Conservatory style

Posted 2 weeks 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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Creating an open plan living/kitchen dining

Posted 2 days 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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Drawings/Consent for Master with Walk in Wardrobe/Ensuite

Posted 4 months ago

Drawings and council consent process required for converting 2 upstairs bedrooms into a Master Bedroom with Walk in Wardrobe and Ensuite.

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Draftsman plans installing new beam

Posted 1 month ago

looking at removing a wall and installing a couple beams

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Draftsman

Posted 5 months ago

Hi, we want to build an extra shower in internal garage. Looking for a draftsman who can help us with a plan and city council consent.

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Drafting services

Posted 2 weeks 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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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 166,000 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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Quote for a Garage drawings

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20th March 2019

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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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Drawings for additional WC

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20th April 2020

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 4
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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
Communication
 5

Renovations

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17th May 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. We also specialise in pre purchase and pre sale builders reports, we can inspect and report for insurance co...

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