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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Mangere Bridge Bungalow

Posted 1 month ago

1920's Bungalow in Mangere Bridge, Approximately 110sqm We require house plans or drawings for full house renovation

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Shed addition

Posted 1 month ago

We require a set of plans that can be submitted to council for an addition to a shed on a lifestyle block for a sleepout which will have shower and wc facilities. There is power in the existing shed and water is there also. Drainage to the septic tank would be required.

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Plan

Posted 4 months ago

I need someone to make an extension plan for my house to include a master bedroom.

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Home rennovation drawings

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have scale plans drawn (by a retired draftsman) for a medium level rennovation of a standard 1970's 3 bedroom 1 bathroom home which I need professionally redrawn to council/building specification. Please advise on approximate time and cost to complete.

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Double Garage build

Posted 2 months ago

We would like a draftsman to design and sort consents for a double garage we would like to add onto our home.

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Pap Home #2

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I would like to convert our 2car garage and carport into a 2 bedroom dwelling. I need help on the optimal plan to achieve this.

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Garage to live-in apartment.

Posted 3 months ago

To cope with an expanding family, we want to renovate the garage into an apartment. We are looking for someone who can draft some different designs, and who can provide estimates for the costs involved (including resource consents) if possible.

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Studio Unit Conversion & general repairs

Posted 2 months ago

I need to convert our single garage into a self contained studio apartment for an elderly gent. Requires: redesign of existing 3 bedroom / single garage property to two dwellings (existing home plus garage converted to a studio apartment) Studio Apartment - New toilet and shower (with existing laundry) - New kitchenette - new deck Existing Home - new carpets - general painting inside and outside - new kitchen for main premises - new fence

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Drawings for addition of bathroom to basement rumpus room

Posted 1 month ago

I'm looking to add a small bathroom (toilet and shower) to our downstairs rumpus room so need the services of a draftsman who knows the current Manukau regulations for getting the relevant consents. It's not overly complex so should just require a site visit for measure up and then preparing all the drawings and product documentation needed for the consent.

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Firewall design

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need to get a firewall design for my new house being constructed, which has two dwelling attached to each other. This is for build consent . Regards Farookh

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House Design - Site specific

Posted 3 months ago

I’m needing to find an experienced architect I can identify with the resource consent and council requirements for designing our home on a 425 m² side which is long and narrow. If you are contacting me please send along examples of your work and any projects that have been built. Work will be awarded to someone who is experienced and more cost-effective than having working drawings done by building franchise themselves.

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Cloud living

Posted 1 month ago

Apartment building development with retail on ground level

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Tony Wei

Posted 2 months ago

We are doing a house extension project. I need to find a good experienced draftsman who can offer cost effective solutions to to the project

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Architect drawing

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone that can do a drawing for our design concept and submission to the council for consent.

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Balcony building consent

Posted 2 weeks ago

need to draw a plan for two new balcony 2.7 m above ground, the balcony needs waterproof floor. and building consents

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Design for new t&b

Posted 3 months ago

looking for a draftsman who can assists me for the drawings that i am going to send to the council for resource consent. size is 51ft x 112 ft

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Drawing to replace internal gutter design

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, The existing house is water tight and has withstood the elements for 15 years without problems, but requiring higher maintenance to keep them in good shape. Most of the house is covered by metal roof with internal gutters, the rest is torch-on membrane with internal gutters. We would like to change the gutters from internal to external if feasible. One straightforward design is to replace the whole roof with completely new trusses throughout, but it will be very costly and time consumin...

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Rumpus conversion

Posted 2 days ago

Downstairs rumpus area converted into a separate living space. Remove walls Insert required bracing Change windows/doors Add kitchen

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Dexstending

Posted 2 months ago

extending deck adding another deck and wrap around walkway

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Warehouse extension design and drawings

Posted 1 week ago

Hi Looking for an architect to do the initial drawing and design of a warehouse and work with Structural Engineer. Or a structural Engineer who is able to do drawings and design for council Building consent. Proposed size of building is 60*16m.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

House plans and Building Consent

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9th October 2017

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Lee

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4th March 2018

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Urgently need an Architect can start job this week.


24th March 2019

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 5
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Internal renovation plans

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9th October 2018

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 5
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 4
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 5

Small bungalow on Coronation Rd

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8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

garage conversion

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7th January 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5

House Renovations - Plans

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18th August 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Draftsman

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th May 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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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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Greystoke Ltd

Joined November 2014

We specialize in: New and existing deck/fence builds with Futurewood Composite decking and fencing products and traditional timbers. Building and waterproofing of decks, roofs and internal gutters. Butynol, butyl, EPDM, TPO, PVC products. Specialising in remedial work and leak issues. General building, renovation, reinstatements, minor dwellings Steel roofing and flashings. We have over 30 ye...

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Bombay Carpenters

Joined May 2011

LICENCED-QUALIFIED-EXPERIENCED-Quality Builders. Thats right look no further, our building company has the right tradesman for the job. Builders, plumbers, electricians, brick and block layers, tilers, any sub-trades that need to be commisioned, Bombay Carpenters can see to it all. Construction made EASY. From labour hire to full contract, there's a budget to suit you. With over 20yrs experie...

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Tevunga Construction Limited

Joined February 2019

We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a design and build renovation 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 requi...

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Archiform ltd

Joined July 2019

We provide a range of services that tailor to each of our clients. Our main focus are on extensions, renovations and new builds. We use 3D programs to provide an easier visual understanding and contextual outlook of the design. Need a building / resource consent? or are you looking for as-built plans or concepts? We can manage this process for you and take the hassle of dealing with council from...

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Unique solution

Joined July 2019

Hi, we have been working fr your house and home owners a period of many years. While we do working, we have aimed to satisfy home owners. That's our real goal. We highly recommend yourself if you are looking for best result and price Thanks

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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CH Design Ltd

Joined December 2012

LBP, Licensed Building Practitioner, Design Class 2, Project administration.Building 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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Pasley Park Ltd

Joined November 2011

We cover all aspects of Landscaping from Design, Consultancy to Construction. We also cover farm & lifestyle projects based on sustainable organic principles. Established in 1984 we have many years under our belt working in all sorts of situations (both public & private projects) delivering a quality product on time & within budget. No job too big or small.

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Refresh Renovations Manukau Alex Wong

Joined January 2019

Refresh is the world's leading home renovation builder. We’ve completed thousands of renovations around the world. Our building teams are some of the most experienced renovation builders in the industry and they deliver it with a level of professionalism that is second to none. Alex Wong is a Manukau Renovation Specialist who understands that without a well thought out plan and process in place...

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AA Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

Hi, I'm Adam - an architect and builder from 2005. I have experiences in design and building. Giving an amazing services and affordable prices for customers are our company goal. Our team will give competitive quotes and completing jobs on your budget. Please check our website : aagroup.co.nz

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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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BRAVE CONSTRUCTION

Joined July 2019

Hi, we specialize in interior fit outs. We have been working with major retail companies throughout New Zealand and residential owners who deserves truly beautiful high end works. Together of 30years experience, we will finish the job successfully.

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TASK

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Painting 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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Jeffries Construction

Joined July 2017

Family business specialising in high quality efficient workmanship. A Qualified builder and LBP with over 18 years experience in commercial and residential construction. You can rest assured knowing that your project is in capable hands. Please feel free to have a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for more reviews and work history. BCITO, LBP, HazardCo

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Nailed It Carpenters

Joined March 2019

Hi, Ive been building for 7 years plus now. I specialise in new builds/renos. Have worked on very high end homes all over Auckland. No job is to big or to small. Fully qualified with my lbp licence. Pride myself on delivering quality work on time and in budget. Thanks

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JL Builder and maintenance Limited

Joined July 2018

We are a team of experienced builders led by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). We build new residential homes, do alterations/renovations and outdoor living projects. We also build decks, fences and retaining walls. We have an extensive network of trades to support our projects providing one point of contact for our client's property development needs. Above else, we love what we do and it...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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