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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Plans needed for building consent

Posted 9 months ago

Need to apply for some building consents so need some plans drawn up that meet code... include new deck, structural wall alterations, plumbing/ensuite building

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Renovation plans needed for new ensuite

Posted 2 months ago

Plans needed for renovation to an existing house House built in 1950s. It has a large wide hallway which we would like the make narrower to install an ensuite. Ensuite will be in the middle of the house. Also looking at a 10sq meter extension to the side of the house with a flat roof to make the kitchen/dining area bigger. Design and layout is known only need plans drawn to go through council. Would like to know costs for plans and timeframe

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Draftie consent work ongoing with building company

Posted 1 year ago

Draftie that can do a few drawings and details to get consents through councils for our buildings. We do some housing and some commercial work. Doing some site plans and working through RFIs etc. we work everywhere, but are based on the Kapiti Coast.

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Drawings for a cabin

Posted 1 year ago

I need a draftsperson to draw a site plan to scale showing all ancillary buildings with floor areas on a residential section. I also need a site plan for the cabin that we propose to be sited three metres from the front boundary - plan and elevation view. I have all the details. This is for resource consent (as where I want the cabin does not comply to the District Plan).

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Designs for Campervan Sites for Motel Extension

Posted 1 year ago

We are planning on adding on six campervan sites to our motel. We own the motel and the surplus land. The land for the campervan sites is level but the designs will need to meet local Kapiti Coast District Council regulations. We want some architectural designs that a builder will be able to follow. Ideal if these designs can be completed this month so that we can pay the invoice before the end of financial year.

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15 Freemans rd - planning

Posted 5 months ago

Garage conversion - attached to existing house - I’m wanting another bedroom & en-suite

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House plans

Posted 9 months ago

I need a set of house plans to submit with a Certificate of Acceptance application, for a closed in carport that was unconsented.

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Family home extension

Posted 1 year ago

Extension to existing building of 50 square meters - we have plans and now need to have these drawn up and submitted to council we are just looking for a cost estimate at this stage please - we are seeking a draughtsman please not a architect.

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New Garage

Posted 1 year ago

Custom build garage. Looking for a draftsman to complete all work from council consent to final sign off.

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Sunroom - addition to existing corttage

Posted 5 months ago

I have initial drawings by an architect for a sunroom to be erected on the terrace in front of my house in Paekakariki , There is a proposed gabled roof, parallel to the existing gable, over the whole terrace, with half open ( no sides) and half over the sunroom. The floor wille pretty much flush with the surface of the concrete terrace there now. The sea-facing side is to have aluminium sliding windows, the existing french doors will be turned by approx a quarter to create the entrance ( one...

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Graeme Bunker

Posted 8 months ago

We require plans suitable to submit to Kapiti council. Double Garage conversion to sleep out with shower room and toilet. please reply with email address and I'll forward a draft outline

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Floor plan and a new toilet

Posted 10 months ago

Update floor plan for my house

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Minor dwelling plan / consents

Posted 1 year ago

hi would like to add kitchen and bathroom to a minor outbuilding (<60sqm). need to draw up plan, and submit to council. plan needs to include a septic tank, gas hotwater heating, toilet shower, stove.

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BACH ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS

Posted 10 months ago

50 sqm old bach needs minor alterations and new bathroom layout, plus one possible exterior wall pushed out about 1 metre.Some new windows and roof and cladding.Looking to hopefully get plans submitted to KCDC before end of August. Not a big job. Bach is in Kapiti.

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Looking to understand what could be designed for a section we are considering bu

Posted 7 months ago

We are considering buying a section of land in the Paraparaumu area. It’s about a hectare - a lifestyle section - and before we make any offers we would like to understand what could be feasibly built on it, and if we progress would likely need someone to help guide us through the Council process. It is slightly sloping but not too steep, and has a stream running across it.

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Draftsman-living space extension

Posted 6 days ago

We are wanting to extend and reconfigure our living space at house in Paekakariki. All systems go just need a draftsman to do the plans. Thanks

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Draught plans for new build and submit to Kapiti Council

Posted 10 months ago

We are looking for someone to draught up plans for submission to Kapiti council. Currently we have a floor plan generated in electronically with measurements and window placements. it is a 4 bedroom house with open kitchen/dining/lounge, internal garage and 190 square meters. the section is flat with direct access from the road.

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One-bedroom studio

Posted 6 months ago

I would like a plan for a small one-bedroom studio unit with a single garage or carport attached.

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Designer needed for small 2bm beachfront home.

Posted 5 months ago

I need a clever experienced designer who can work to budget and brief to create a 54 sqm 2bm house that maximises outdoor living and views.The section is large 1930's beachfront and a tricky site with outstanding views The small house will likely become a 2nd dwelling - so is restricted to 54 sqm.Relationships with trustworthy Kapiti builders would be a bonus.

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Drawings for Load-bearing wall removal

Posted 1 year ago

I require an architect to provide drawings to accompany a Building Consent application to Kapiti Coast District Council, for the removal of a 2.7m load-bearing wall between my kitchen and lounge. A builder tells me that the supporting posts will be put inside the framing. The lintel will be below the ceiling. My brick unit is on a concrete pad in Waikanae.

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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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CMS

Joined March 2019

Hi there, Construction Management Services is a small personal management firm with 20 years experience in the industry. we are focused at providing dedicated project management and consultation for both property owners and existing contractors throughout the Wellington region. we pride ourselves in being a multifaceted construction management and consultation firm dedicated to providing a...

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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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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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Green Perspective Design Studio

Joined September 2018

Green Perspective Design Studio focuses on designing environmentally conscious, safe and healthy homes that are energy efficient. We take into consideration overcapitalization, resale value, sustainability, not only for the environment but also the future use of the premises. Green Perspective Design Studio wants every client to consider their home their haven and enjoy coming home. I hav...

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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 10 years experience in everything from rural ne...

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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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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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PS Structural Drafting Ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi, my name is Petra Syme and I run PS Structural Drafting Ltd. company from my home in Napier. I'm experienced in Architectural Technologies/Drafting and also Structural Drafting in residential, commercial and industrial field. I'm very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion using the latest CAD Software-Revit to produce plans at all stages of the design process...

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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

I am an LBP registered, ADNZ professional member, Architectural Designer working in residential and light commercial projects. I can offer a range of services including; feasibility studies, concept designs, construction documents, construction administration, and building consent application. I would love the opportunity to talk with you further about your project and put together a fee proposa...

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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 2015...

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Harper Architecture

Joined July 2015

We are a small architectural design firm specialising in residential design to enhance your daily living. We design new homes and alterations to existing homes. We aim to: Listen: Work closely with clients to bring your ideas to fruition. Guide: We will step you through the design and consent process making it as seamless as possible. Communicate: We will keep in close contact throughout th...

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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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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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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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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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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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Black & White Design Limited

Joined April 2019

Black + White Design Ltd is all about delivering great design, pure and simple. I am an experienced draughtsman specialising in residential alterations, additions, renovations and new builds across the Wellington region. I deliver innovative and functional design solutions that really work for you and your family. Having designed and built many residential alterations in both the UK and NZ, I know...

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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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