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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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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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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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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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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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Council Consent remodeling: plan draw-up and advice

Posted 1 year ago

We need help with creating/getting plans through Council Consent which includes advice on what we would need to do to ensure we comply with the building code We are re-modelling a two story 'A' frame 1998 house. Downstairs it involves a change in use (garage to kitchen/living), new kitchen, larger windows. Upstairs removing a wall, removing a kitchen, re-layout to include bathroom, and two bedrooms plus study nook.

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King Street New Build

Posted 2 months ago

New design for a single level dwelling with a internal courtyard. Very early stages of gathering thoughts. Seeking architectural guidance.

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Draftsman needed

Posted 1 year ago

I am needing a quote for full working drawings for a 225m2 home, standard construction. I have a floor plan drawn to scale, but need this taken to building consent level.

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Plans remove kitchen wall & build separate en suite

Posted 3 years ago

I have two jobs needing permits and drawing up. 1 to remove a load bearing wall 2 to add floor space for an en suite.

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Plans for Ensuite bathroom and WIW

Posted 1 year ago

We have a 3 bdrm 1930s approx weatherboard bungalow of about 100m2 total in Taonui, between Bunnythorpe and Feilding on 3 acres. We'd like to add an ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe on (15-20m2 approx), and need plans drawn up to get MDC consents so our builder can start. I've checked with the council and we are allowed to add another toilet. We are on a septic tank system and our main bathroom looks like it was upgraded in the last 10-15 years with all new plastic pipework going out to the...

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Wall removal & new space built/designed for en suite

Posted 3 years ago

I need a wall removed & beam installed, floor & ceilings raised, new windows, doors & built in seating. Also, I wish to have design for a 2 X 6m (approx) en suite extension to the existing floor plan.

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Alteration Plans

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking to put in french doors where an old fireplace was so we are needing plans drawn up for that and for a small wall to be shifted(may be load bearing) to submit to the council for consent, also plans drawn up for a bathroom reno, which does not need consent.

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Alteration

Posted 4 years ago

We have a small 2 bedroom house in Himatangi and would like to alter it

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Renovation add on. Plans an design

Posted 2 years ago

We live in a split level home.. An would like to recreate the dinning area by building out accessing our property the best way we can. Down stairs we have a second lounge on another flat level where we would like to convert this into a conjoined granny flat for our parents. We live rural an have plenty of space an land to add on.. nothing structualy needs touching. It's more or less a way to utilize the space.. move the laundry open some walls new kitchen etc. Gah sounds like a biggy! Where to s...

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Cabin Design - Manawatu

Posted 2 years ago

We're looking for a draftsman (with LBP) to revise and certify consent-able serviced (20sqm) cabin plans . Design and Engineering already completed.

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Final Documentation Needed for Alterations

Posted 7 years ago

We have concept plans and are interested in contracting an architectural designer/draftsperson, who must also be a licensed building practitioner to draw up the final documentation for our extension. We will need working drawings and specifications and possibly help with the building consent. Wanting a quote on services and availably as we would like to start the process straight away if you are the successful applicant.

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One room extension

Posted 4 months ago

Draw plans for Council consent for a one room addition

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Draughtsman House and Site Plans

Posted 1 year ago

We are relocating a villa from Whanganui to Palmerston North we need house and site plans drawn up to apply for Building and Resource Consents. House is being moved in March 2018.

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Lockup shed

Posted 3 years ago

Looking for a draughtsman or similar to draught up some plans for the council for a 3 door pole house/shed from Goldpine. This will have office, kitchenette and bathroom down one side with the other two doors having open space for storage or vehicles. Attached rough floor plan and pole shed. First bay converted as per plans with roller door converted to single entry door and window as shown in front view.

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Drawings required for council approval

Posted 8 months ago

Bathroom renovation and installing a 2nd toilet in the laundry next to the bathroom and backing onto the existing toilet. I need drawings completed for council consent approval. Renovation is due to start 29 April 2019

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Frith

Posted 6 months ago

New addition required quote on getting drawings done to permit stage

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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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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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Refresh Renovations Manawatu

Joined August 2012

Refresh renovations is New Zealand's leading design and build home improvement specialist offering a range of services including: Create more space | Open plan living | Kitchen Renovations | Bathroom Renovations | Warm up homes | Create indoor outdoor flow | Refresh rooms | Outdoor Renovation | Re-clad and insulate The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing to your budget and building to...

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Kris Astwood building services

Joined May 2011

My experience includes new house building, alterations, additions, can also prepare all draughtwork / plans for new and alteration work, can do custom designed kitset houses, just supplying materials and plans or labour too, have references, for a quality honest job call me now

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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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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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BES Services Ltd

Joined December 2011

We specialise in many fields. Construction Management • Project Management • Architectural Design/Draughting Services • Resource Consents • Building Surveying • Design & Build Civil & Structural Engineering • Landscape Design & Build • Interiors & Lighting Our core focus in 2012 is Design, Draughting & Project Management.

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Draughting and Design Services

Joined December 2010

Plans for small alterations to holywood style mansions. Good service, best price, top quality plans. Manawatu based but able to service nationwide via photographs and scans email attachments. Free quotes and if you build with one of our builders the plans are free.

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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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Mike Hansen

Joined June 2017

Hey I'm Mike, I cant offer fancy websites, or a fancy office building. What I can offer is 11 years experience in the industry providing industry leading quality plans. I hold the same qualification and am answerable to the same board of practitioners with regard workmanship and services as the "big boys" in the industry (the ones with the fancy websites and office buildings.) For me thi...

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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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Emma Brown

Joined June 2018

Emma Brown specialises in full service residential and commercial interior design. From new builds and renovations to a refresh of exisiting spaces. Often people have a feeling of how they want their work place or homes to look and feel but no idea how to create it, I am passionate about creating a space that has been design specifically with my clients in my mind. I love to work on all areas of d...

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Spatial Designs Ltd

Joined December 2013

I'm a draughtsman or CAD Technician for building work and for engineers. I draw plans for building and construction work whether it need's a building consent or not. I've designed new homes and drawn plans for old ones to renovate or to add on to. I do mostly alterations and additions and if wanted 3D views. I'm a member of the Design Association of NZ. Most of my work has been the lower north isl...

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Freedom Custom Made Ltd

Joined October 2018

We are a family operated business in its infancy. I however have been building the last 9 yrs with highly varied projects. We have the expertise and network to make your dreams a reality. From design, project management, to small repair we have you coverd. Flexible with locations, setting up in the wild for weeks is not a problem. We enjoy developing lasting relationships and take pride in offerin...

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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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Brendan Welch

Joined April 2011

Hi, I'm a qualified and registered Master builder, I take pride in all the work that is done by me or any of my staff. I would appreciate the chance to show you some of what we can do. Working with you to achieve your dreams. Design, Build and ENJOY.

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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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About Building Ltd

Joined August 2009

New residental homes ,alterations , decks , fences , texture coatings ,interior & exterior painting and maintanace.Pre cast concrete panels for homes, pools, retaining walls and commercial buildings.

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BB Construction LTD

Joined April 2012

BB Construction is a family owned & operated business with second generation builders having over 40 years in the construction industry in and around the Manawatu region. We are based in Palmerston North however; we also work within the wider surrounding centres and rural locations. BB Construction focuses on all aspects of the construction industry. With our good size team, we confidently m...

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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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