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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 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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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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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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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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Drafting of plans for building consent

Posted 1 month ago

We need plans to submit to the council for building consent to move a bathroom into our laundry and make the bathroom a bedroom in our rental in Raumati Beach. Would be great if you could also liaise with our property manager and the council for this process. Thanks

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Tiny House

Posted 5 hours ago

Plans for council - I have done design plan, need someone licensed to supply working drawings (I will submit the application). Ive already touched base with a KCC planner as site borders planting covenant and drainage easement - they cant see any issues.

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House plans

Posted 1 year 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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Draftsman required

Posted 2 months ago

I’m having. Some building work carried out and require the services of a Draftsman. An engineer is specifying A beam for. An internal wall and a lintel for a door on an exterior wall. We require a Draftsman to draw the floor layouts before and after. And flashing details for council on the exterior door.

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Drawings for Building Consent

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we have resource consent for a double garage with home office on top and need a draughtsman to do the drawings for building consent.

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

Posted 11 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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F45 Paraparaumu #2

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking at opening a F45 fitness studio the beginning of January 2020. We require the installation of 2 showers. We are hoping to convert a current office space into a changing room. We’ve had a builder take a look and his recommendation is that we engage a drafts person to help us with the initial plans and consents.

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BACH ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS

Posted 1 year 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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One-bedroom studio

Posted 10 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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Needing a draughtsman to help us plan a small bathroom renovation

Posted 2 months ago

We're removing/moving some internal walls, and planning the layout for how we'd like to update our bathroom. We want to make sure everything is done in line with council requirements/code, and have plans to help us get quotes from framers.

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Draught plans for new build and submit to Kapiti Council

Posted 1 year 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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Plans needed for building consent

Posted 1 year 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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Floor plan and a new toilet

Posted 1 year ago

Update floor plan for my house

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Draftsman-living space extension

Posted 4 months 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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Designer needed for small 2bm beachfront home.

Posted 9 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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Commercial / residential drafting services

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for an experienced commercial and residential draughtsman to do some designs for a new cafe / restaurant and residential build in local area. Must be available now. Need prelim drawings for initial quote first, and if project proceeds then full drawings will be required.

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Sunroom - addition to existing corttage

Posted 9 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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15 Freemans rd - planning

Posted 9 months ago

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

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Renovation plans needed for new ensuite

Posted 6 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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Graeme Bunker

Posted 1 year 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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Singer Architecture

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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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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Oncore Wellington S W

Joined August 2019

Oncore is New Zealand's leading team for residential and commercial repairs, maintenance, insurance work, and installations. My name is Steve Wang, your local Oncore operator in Wellington. My people and project management skills have enabled me to ensure every project runs smoothly. Working with reliable and qualified tradesmen, we are set to improve homes of all shapes and sizes across the r...

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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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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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Philip Dorward Architecture

Joined March 2019

Hi, Im a recent graduate. I have a Diploma in Architectural Technology and am looking for jobs to work on. I can help with new house design, tiny house, renovations etc.

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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

oneminddesign.co.nz We've been designing new houses, alterations and additions for the last 25 years. Whether it’s a new build, adding on a room, second storey, kitchen, laundry, bathroom, garage, spa, swimming pool, deck, courtyard, conservatory, retaining wall, pergola, addressing a leaky home, maintenance, a complete renovation or garden makeover, we can assist, turning vision into realit...

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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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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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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design 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 environment we ensure top q...

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Architecture ET AL

Joined August 2019

Architecture Et al. is a small, design-focused, residential Architecture firm specialising in new builds and alterations. Delivering simple, modern and site-specific design solutions is what we do. We work hard to meet deadlines, maintain communication and deliver competitive quotes to get your project realised. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 13+ years experience in everything from rural n...

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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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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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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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