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

Create en-suite and family bathroom from existing bathroom and laundry

Posted 2 years ago

We need plans drawn up to split our existing large bathroom and adjoining laundry into a smaller en-suite and family bathroom with a separate toilet preferably. We would like to incorporate the laundry into the bathroom as discretely as possible as well. This is for a beach home so doesn’t need to be high end but would like it to look good and be serviceable and hard wearing. We are also on tank water so there is no need to include a bath in either of the bathroom spaces

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Forrest residence

Posted 2 days ago

Architectural drawings through to council consent for filling in of basement, two bathrooms, bedroom, rumpus and deck areas.

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Concept drawing

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to renovate batch into permanent home husband has defined plan but I would like another concept plan to consider house on very sloped site with 180 degree views Very exposed to wind

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Mangaturoto House Renovation - Plans Needed #2

Posted 2 years ago

I need someone to provide concept plans/building plans/liase with council for an alteration to my house at 28 Whaka Street in Maungaturoto. This will be an addition of approx ... . image posted below of my sketch concept

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Deck plans 2

Posted 2 years ago

I need a draughtsman to draw up an existing dec and pool area for the council

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New single storey residential build

Posted 2 years ago

We just need plans drawn up. We have a good idea of design and requirements and building materials to be used. Full working drawings required to submit for consent . Perhaps we should have been more explicit about building materials as we wish to build with concrete filled polystyrene blocks (ambience) produced by Styrobec in Auckland. Our present house which we built ourselves using this method has been extremely successful regarding insulation and acoustics.We also like that it is a very so...

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40-50 square meter home

Posted 11 months ago

We want plans for a ply and battery home ready to put into council. Can someone tell us what this will cost.

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Need plans drawn for building consent for Skandinavian timber-lock kitset house

Posted 2 years ago

We decided to build a holiday home from ... at our rural section in Mangawhai. These are customised kit-set buildings in traditional Scandinavian way - unusual for NZ. While we'll erect the building ourselves we'd need the existing plans (pdf and cad available) adjusted to Kaipara requirements to get a successful application on the way. This includes all power, water, waste water requirements. Experiences in dealing with the Kaipara council is required. Experience with this type of timber houses...

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Takahoa house

Posted 2 years ago

Draft plans for permit from conceptual drawings two bedroom house.

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New Home

Posted 2 months ago

New house design on lifestyle block

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Plans

Posted 2 years ago

Deck, converted container and swimming pool on existing house

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New home drawings

Posted 2 years ago

We have a section in Mangawhai that we are looking to build our holiday home on, we have base ideas on what we want but need help with putting our ideas into a workable house design and drawing these plans to build from. We live in Auckland.

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Kitchen Renovation

Posted 11 months ago

1960's bungalow. Plans drawn up as we want to remove a load bearing wall and push out another wall.

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Mangaturoto House Renovation - Plans Needed

Posted 2 years ago

I need someone to provide concept plans/building plans/liase with council for an alteration to my house at 28 Whaka Street in Maungaturoto. This will be an addition of approx ... . image posted below of my sketch concept

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Estuary drive

Posted 1 year ago

I am trying to nut out a plan for our house but need a little help to finish it and draw it up ready to present to council

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Heatley Road Shed Floor

Posted 1 year ago

I’m actually looking for someone who can provide a shed concrete floor design for council approval. Do you offer a design service? We have the shed plans and have decided we would like it to have a concrete floor instead of earth/metal so we need something to submit for an amendment.

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Deck plans

Posted 2 years ago

I need a draughtsman to draw up an existing dec and pool area for the council

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House design and drawings

Posted 8 months ago

We have rural land, restricted to build within .75 hectare boundary we require drafts person / architect to capture the best option that the location we have deserves

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Garage?workshop

Posted 8 months ago

Hi im looking to build a two car garage with a workshop/shed on a retained bit of land by the existing house.I also want all building consents to be dealt with the kaipra council.

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Plans for house extension

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking for plans to be drawn and submitted to Kaipara District Council for our 5m house extension. House plans from when our house was moved onsite in 2013 are available as a starting point as well as our basic sketches. We will also be moving one internal wall and creating a bedroom in the existing house.

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Abode Architecture

Joined October 2018

We are a company that believes relationships are important. A meaningful life requires meaningful relationships. With this in mind we design architecture that evokes great relationships. We also understand that great architecture fits both your lifestyle and your personal style. I have been in the building industry since leaving school, firstly as a builder then later as a site manager undertaki...

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Northscape

Joined March 2017

Northscape, a premier team that provides a comprehensive suite of premium landscape solutions to 'create your ultimate outdoor environment' Northscape scope of activities are in the Far North, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens - Lawn Installation (...

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AY

Joined January 2018

I’m very passionate about new and existing residential projects with 10 years experience in the industry. I’m skilled to take all residential projects from initial design to detailed design through to council submission. (LBP Design Licence)

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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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DevonDezign

Joined April 2018

DevonDezign has been in the landscape design and construction industry for the last 10 years. No job is too small; from odd jobs around the garden to make the space more functional, through to full service design and construction of your outdoor living space.

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Ninety By 45 Construction Limited

Joined March 2021

LBP Qualified, Experience in regulatory and 8 years of designing/drafting with experience on site and great understanding of construction. LBP Qualified Builder (Adam) 15 years construction and project management.

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Paul Naude

Joined July 2020

I have been working in Architecture and Design for the last 15 years. In that time I have worked at housing companies through to the most prestigous New Zealand Architectural firms, designing and documenting from humble to award winning homes. I have a broad range of experience in design and detailing and I am able to understand your design and budget requirements and help you to meet them. I c...

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Embarc Architectural Design

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm a freelance Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. I can provide you with a variety of services from Conceptual Designs, Resource Consents through to Building Consent documentation ready for approval. I pride myself in open communication, accuracy and professionalism which has enabled me to see out hu...

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Studio Sio Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hello, my name is Shanta Trusewich and I run Studio Sio. I design and project manage retail; hospitality; and office projects, collaborating on client briefs and manifesting them into spaces that are cool, functional, well crafted, and beautiful. I provide 3D renderings, plans to build from, consult on design, and manage onsite construction. With my extensive experience and ability to think on...

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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, additions and alterations, decks, commercial, remediation and more! I will either take your sketched design OR provide you with other options in completing your desired finished project. All my work is architecturally designed...

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Architext

Joined May 2014

Hi we are registered architects that have been operating in the Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Coromandel area for 24 years. We have worked on residential, commercial,tourist accommodation and education projects of all sizes. We like to work with our clients collaboratively and provide a design outcome that we can all be proud of.

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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner S. Agar has been a builder for the past 15 years and business owner for 8. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working crew are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize in high-end architectural builds and major renovations, we are also available for the smaller job...

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Breckon Builders Limited

Joined April 2017

Hi, we specialise in all aspects of building, major renovations, new homes and small jobs also. we pride ourselves on workmanship, professionalism and providing competitive no surprise quotes and then completing the job on budget and on time. We are also members of New Zealand Certified Builders offering the 10 year halo guarantee, Trade Qualified & Licensed Building Practitioner.

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smartarch

Joined June 2016

Hi, I've been working in construction, design and drafting and related industries since 1997. I am a licensed LBP (AoP Design 3) who works on all scales and complexities of new builds in residential and commercial projects. My recent NZ projects include, *2019 - Conversion of Utility Room to Studio Unit *2019 - New Back extension - Living and Bedroom - Moutenau *2019 - New 4 Bed Home - Waihol...

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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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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Advancedesign Architecture

Joined October 2012

We are an experienced Architectural Design company with over 500 building consents issued. LBP registered Builders as well, so we come from a practical background. In house Engineer & Resource Consent Planner available for a complete and comprehensive design service. We enjoy creating great homes and buildings and are partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help create cost effective homes for...

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House Plans New Zealand

Joined January 2016

We specialise in designing modern, high insulation, low energy homes that look good and cost less to run. All our homes are designed with ensuite bathrooms and low maintenance materials for easy living. Building consent drawings, specifications, application forms and council liaison provided. We supply custom house plans to private customers and builders throughout New Zealand.

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LMD Planning Consultancy

Joined September 2010

Expertise in preparing Land and Property Development Plans, Architectural schemes, Resource Consent aplications, Landscape Designs, Visual Impact Assessments, Submissions to Councils, Appearing at Council Hearings and Environment Court mediations

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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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