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

Deck plans 2

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Mangawhai House Extension Drawings for council

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to get someone draw up house extension plans to be submitted for coucil consent and for builder quoting. I have a proposed floor plan and current house floor plan. Thank you.

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Mangaturoto House Renovation - Plans Needed

Posted 1 year 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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Heatley Road Shed Floor

Posted 3 months 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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New single storey residential build

Posted 1 year 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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New house

Posted 1 year ago

A draftsperson to design a small house for a section in Mangawhai heads is required as soon as possible.

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New Build

Posted 2 years ago

A new build in Maungaturoto. I have a floor plan and designed it as a Boomerang. I have a contour and geo tech report done. Boomerang shape with a 45 degree pitch roof so it can be lived in upstairs in the loft. Nz Brick new stretch brick called Tenerife with some wood accents.

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Deck plans

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Estuary drive

Posted 1 month 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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Create en-suite and family bathroom from existing bathroom and laundry

Posted 1 year 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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Need plans drawn for building consent for Skandinavian timber-lock kitset house

Posted 1 year 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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Pavel Place move on

Posted 2 years ago

Simple plans for a removal house move on to a bare section,! house is in three pieces and the garage floor will need to be lower than original due to new rules other than that little or no changes

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Mangaturoto House Renovation - Plans Needed #2

Posted 1 year 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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Village

Posted 2 years ago

Building mangawhai , looking for draughting house plans

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New home drawings

Posted 1 year 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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New build

Posted 1 year ago

Deck, converted container and swimming pool on existing house

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Plans for large deck

Posted 1 year ago

I need plans drawn for a replacement deck - the plans need to be suffice for Building Consent approval, and code compliant. I have plans of the 'as is' deck (which is not compliant). The deck to be replaced is ~60sqm (4.1m x 14.3m), and is over 1m high (up to about 2.5m at one end).

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Plans for house extension

Posted 6 months 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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Plans

Posted 1 year ago

Deck, converted container and swimming pool on existing house

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Takahoa house

Posted 10 months ago

Draft plans for permit from conceptual drawings two bedroom house.

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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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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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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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AW Designs

Joined December 2019

Having worked for a well known high end residential architectural practice based in central Auckland for the past 5 years, as a respected Project Architect, I enjoy the whole package approach - from concept to keys hand over. With experience in client relationships, detailed design, drafting, project and contract management, (including on-site observations) for a range of high end architectural...

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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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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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3drenderstudio co nz trading as Boztech Ltd

Joined September 2017

We offer all kinds of Architectural Concept Design and Full Working Drawings, we can do work throughout New Zealand. Also specialists in 3d images and video 🎥

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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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Cook Costello

Joined June 2017

Cook Costello is a multi-disciplinary consultancy of Engineers, technicians, Surveyors and Architectural designers, successfully serving national and international clients since 1976. We can manage your build project from planning, concept, geotechnical, civil, structural, surveying and design through to building consent stage and project management.

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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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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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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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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, Kaipara and North Shore Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens...

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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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mdl architects

Joined December 2010

We are a small practice formed in 2006 and have practiced since 1994. We are qualified draftspeople and architects and specialize in domestic alterations and new work. Fantastic rates and strong visual presentation of designs through the latest CAD technology that will show exactly how the new work will appear. It is our personal philosophy to make the design and construction experience an enjo...

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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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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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Northland Property Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *10+ Years building Experience. *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool - statutory - Vehicle. *Fork lift - High Reach Oper...

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a renovation design company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requirements,...

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Haigh Workman Limited

Joined January 2019

Haigh Workman has a wealth of experience in civil, industrial and residential engineering with offices in Kerikeri, Warkworth and Auckland. Haigh Workman Ltd is a multi-disciplined civil & structural engineering firm, with experience in our Kerikeri office dating back to 1981. We have a strong team of qualified engineers with a comprehensive range of skills. We offer specialist expertise provid...

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