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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Extension and renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting to extend out an existing bedroom to add a walk in robe and ensuite, plus remodel the exisitng bathroom, kitchen and laundry. Older, weatherboard house and not any very useful plans available form the council so will need to be drawn from scratch.

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Extension of house in MANA airport noise zone

Posted 1 week ago

I do have house in clover park with 750sq.mt. land area which falls under MANA zone(airport noise zone) which restricts me to do any subdivision. I am looking for options on how we can move/alter/extend the house(which can be still done as per the rules) to get most out of it with the current council regulations. Thanks

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2 bedroom New build #2

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for architecture to do drawings with buildings and resource concern. New building to be build where our exsiting garage is attach find pixture.

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Minor dwelling design

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for an architect to plan a minor dwelling build

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Internal garage and laundry conversion

Posted 3 months ago

I have an single internal garage and laundry that I want to convert to a bedroom with ensuite and a laundry. The garage floor will need to be raised so the bedroom is at the same level as the rest of the house. the garage roller door will need to be replaced with either a ranch slider or a window. the house side of the garage is internal timber wall, the external walls are brick and there is a brick fire barrier wall on one side adjoining the next door neighbors. what i'm looking for i...

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Design for new house to built

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a 4 bed rooms house to be built at the back of my House

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Wanting to build a double story house at the back

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting to add another double story dweling the back of my current house. I have current building consent for my house that has all cctv reports done and surveying done. I want to subdivide this later on. Looking for a cost of your fees and counsils And a time frame that I will have a building consent in my hand

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Architect or Draftsman to draw up a plan for a garage turned into a salon

Posted 1 month ago

Architect or Draftsman to draw up a proposed plan for a home salon and existing plan. Turning out garage into a salon. Also Appoint them as a agent with the council consent application. Existing plan and a proposed plan

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Cockle Bay House: Working Drawings for consent.

Posted 1 week ago

Require working drawings and obtain building content for house renovations. Working drawings to cover: a bathroom renovation and converting an exiting laundry to a new laundry with toilet and shower. We have a preliminary concept design completed, now require working drawings to progress to building consent.

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Student architect wanted

Posted 2 months ago

Paying job. Would like a student architect/draughtsperson to draw up internals of an existing single storey house. Thanks

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to renovate our bathroom and would like to add an extra toilet. We need a draftsperson to submit plans to council in order to obtain building consent.

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Plans for an alteration

Posted 1 month ago

Needing to talk to s draughtsperson about drawing up plans to altering our house looking at removing our current double carport for an internal access garage with a new room above it with a bedroom and ensuite

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Outdoor covered area building - Design/Draughting

Posted 1 month ago

From concept ( that I have) complete design and draughting ( to 3604 std) . Outdoor covered area. Open sides, built in Purple Heart Hardwood with lightweight timber frame, tiled roof. approx size 5M * 5M . Rural one zones property. One pic shows the area that the covered area will be built. The building should either cover an area slightly larger than the concrete slab. Am open to suggestion on size though. the other pic gives a concept idea fo rthe approach and detailing etc.

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Early 90s house renovation with garage conversion etc

Posted 1 month ago

Early 90s single level brick and tile house in east Auckland. Planning to take a few internal walls down to clear way for a new kitchen and study room. The internal garage had been turned into a rumpus without a consent in which an extra bathroom is now wanted. The old free standing wood fire has been removed and a new built in one needs to be put in, too. Urgent job.

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Container home

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for an experienced architect who has designed and build container homes in Auckland! Other council like TCDC also would be great.

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Renovation in stages

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for suggestions and plans for a med-long term staged renovation.

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Looking for an Architect

Posted 1 month ago

We’ve bought a piece of land in Clevedon and are looking for an architect to design our home (4 bedroom). We are looking for a design that takes advantage of the nature around the site. Prefer warm and inviting styles over modern/sharp lines. Looking for someone to start in February or March. Please send link of your previous work if interested.

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Drawing concept plan

Posted 2 months ago

I have 2 sites, need a concept plan for a rough idea of the feasibility of putting the number of houses for development. Deadline : 17 January 2021

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2 bedroom New build

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for architecture to do drawings with buildings and resource concern. New building to be build where our exsiting garage is attach find pixture.

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Shelly Bay

Posted 2 weeks ago

65 sq mtr Minor Dwelling plans with garage etc, for building consent.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

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House Reno building consent drawings

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23rd May 2020

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Urgently need an Architect can start job this week.


24th March 2019

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New Porch / Deck and Stairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2020

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 5
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Small bungalow on Coronation Rd

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

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 5
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Revision to plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2020

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 5
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Outdoor covered area building - Design/Draughting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hooks Renovation

Work carried out by a subcontractor

24th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Commres contractors ltd

Joined May 2016

****COMMRES COMPANY PROFILE 2017*** Commres is a L.B.P Company - (Foundation/Carpentry/Site 2 & Sub-trade partners). Commres is a proud member of NEW ZEALAND SITE SAFE. Commres is a part of the EMPLOYSURE NEW ZEALAND Health & Safety umbrella. Commres are committed to its Motto... BUILD WITH PURPOSE – Family/Goals/Future. BUILD WITH PRIDE – Workmanship/Standards/Respect. BUILD WITH PASSION...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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R CREATIVE DESIGN

Joined June 2020

R Creative Designs Ltd is a Hamilton based Architectural drafting firm offering a wide range of creative designs for your housing requirement. From conceptual plans to set of plans for Council submission for Building Consent & Constructions. R forte lies in our R better understanding of R clients needs and in R ability to help bring their dreams in to reality with precise designs within given b...

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering Consultants

Joined August 2014

We are committed to offer structural engineering and drafting design services and to serve you with quality and value. Our design team is highly skilled and has years of experience. We promise to always provide value and outstanding service, regardless of your lifestyle need, design preference, or budget constraint. We provide affordable qoutes and then completing jobs on budget and on schedule.

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Architectural designs

Joined October 2018

Architectural designs is a bespoke kiwi design practice with over 40 years experience in residential and commercial projects. We are a complete one stop architectural design service providing plans, documentation and professional services as required for NZ building projects.

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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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Paragon Solutions

Joined November 2014

Hi, my name is Shane and I am a qualified Architectural Designer in Auckland. I specialise in "As Built Drawings" and I'm a preferred choice by architects in Auckland to produce high quality drawings. I pride myself in my professionalism, and my attention to detail ensures that my work is thoroughly. I am also available for Residential Building Consents required for New Decks, Bathroom Addit...

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Amorin Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I am a builder with 30 years of overall experience. I have done 10 years of cabinet making and joinery, 8 years of high end residential finishing work in the U.S.A and 12 years of complete high end residential homes in New Zeaaland. Contact me and I'm sure I can help with anything you need done.

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Create Designs Architecture

Joined February 2016

I specialise in residential architecture of all kinds from alterations and additions, new homes, subdivisions, to cost budgeting and project management. My range of work is from small alterations to high quality, specifically designed and architecturally designed homes. If you need a vision for your current or future house, we can start with sketch designs, which will follow with...

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La Maison Novelle

Joined February 2021

We are architects specialists in the design and build focusing on indoor and outdoor home renovation and improvements. This includes but not limited to cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, TV wall unit, shelving units, and custom-made home fit-outs. In addition, to outdoor elements such as pergolas and canopies. We do design and build. We add value to your home. We are different in that we do not use s...

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CH Design Ltd

Joined December 2012

LBP, Licensed Building Practitioner, Design Class 2, Project ... ing Designs, Building Consent Applications and 3-D Modelling, CAD, Drafting, House plan, Architectural design, Architectural Drafting, Structural drafting,BIM, Draftsman, Draftsperson. Subdivision plan, Resource consent, Designer, Alteration, renovation, Autocad, Revit,Fitout

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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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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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ECONOMIZED DESIGNZ & CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined June 2016

Hi, we do: I) DESIGN: -Design/Drafting and Construction of New Building -Design/Drafting and Construction of Extension or Alteration of Existing Building -Quality Works and Reasonable Rates -with Professional Indemnity Insurance Website: ... II) CONSTRUCTION: -Commercial Building Construction -Residential Building Construction 10 Years Architectural Designer with Civil/Str...

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BCG Construction

Joined October 2017

Our aim at Brothers Construction Group is focusing on helping Kiwi's accomplish their housing dreams. Since it's establishment, BCG has expanded from a renovation specialist to a professional construction company. Our team provides professional services for residential and light commercial constructions in the Auckland area. We have a dedicated and hard-working team that focuses on delivering qua...

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3DFactory Ltd

Joined June 2019

3D Factory is a boutique architectural design agency specialising in architectural design & photo-realistic imaging. With projects throughout New Zealand, the 3D Factory have experience that crosses many disciplines: from technically demanding earthquake re-builds in Christchurch, to multi-duplex developments in Auckland. We pride ourselves on the ability to combine architectural skill and tech...

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drawing table ltd

Joined February 2009

Architectural house / building design, renovations and extensions including the processing of the building permits or exemption from the building consent is our speciality. We have always deliver the best value for the client money.

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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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Glenbrook design

Joined July 2014

Glenbrook Design has been designing new houses and renovations both residential and commercial, and providing BC (Building Consent) and RC (Resource Consent) documentation for more than 15 years. We specialize in providing all documentation to the councils to facilitate the clients specific project and follow through to the BC approval and the issue of the consent. The documentation for CCC (Cod...

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