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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

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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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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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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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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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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Drawings ready for council

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking at filling in under 1/2 our house 2 bedrooms / bathroom & laundry and need plans drawn up with all structural stuff etc ready to go to council and get building prices etc. Will require some small digging out under part of the house - so this will need to be included in plans. Ready to go now.

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Draft of Irenes place

Posted 4 months ago

Design a new home for a subdivided section. Have a concept

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Garage to live-in apartment.

Posted 1 month 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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Design for new t&b

Posted 1 month 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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Eva's garage

Posted 2 months ago

3 br house with a garage. I want to convert my garage to an ensuite (bath, toilet, with washing machine) so that I can rent it out. Since my current washing machine is in the garage, so I will need to install another one for myself in the current bathroom, therefore, I may need to renovate the current bathroom as well. I need drafting service and organising concent.

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New toilet in existing bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, I would like to apply for a consent to install a toilet in the existing bathroom. I need a plan for it.

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Studio Unit Conversion & general repairs

Posted 3 weeks 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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Retaining Wall / Decking

Posted 3 months ago

1. On the side - Current retaining wall is approx 2m away from property boundary - goal is to extend (add) a new retaining wall or a deck (more 1.5m high), (see photos for ideas) to bring it to the boundary and join it with the same level as existing retaining wall's level. 2. At the back - Extend the existing retaining wall (<1.5m high) to the boundary and bring it with the same level as existing retaining wall. I've also add a photo of the house with rough boundary. which will give y...

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Double Garage build

Posted 4 days 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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Deck above 1.5metres..

Posted 4 months ago

We would like.. To build a deck which is above 1.5 metres. Bacially Would be removing existing conservatory extending by 1 meter and going the entire width of the house and putting a roof on on top of deck With stairs going down. I have attached a picture of the roof I would like Similar to and will Also Need a ranch slider inside to Deck

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Dexstending

Posted 1 week ago

extending deck adding another deck and wrap around walkway

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Drawings for garage conversion to sleepout

Posted 4 months ago

I would like drawings for a garage conversion to sleepout, it is rougly 9 by 6m and sits at the rear of the house. I would like two rooms, bathroom and lounge. Find attached a rough sketch.

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Shed addition

Posted 1 day 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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Drawings for addition of bathroom to basement rumpus room

Posted 1 day 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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House Project

Posted 4 months ago

Architect Drawings of existing house with alterations

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Extension #2

Posted 2 months ago

I have a 1980's timber house. I need an extension with 2 levels and an additional shower and a kitchen sink. I may need resource consent and all. I need someone who can guide me through this.

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House Design - Site specific

Posted 1 month 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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2Story Garage

Posted 3 months ago

Add A Second Storey On Top Of My Garage 9x7.2

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Plan

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Tony Wei

Posted 5 days 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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Recent architects reviews

With over 137,000 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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garage conversion

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7th January 2018

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drawings for construction of deck

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20th July 2017

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Internal renovation plans

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9th October 2018

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Lee

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4th March 2018

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Small bungalow on Coronation Rd

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8th May 2019

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 5
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 5
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House Renovations - Plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2018

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 5
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 5
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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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24th March 2019

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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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Muster Brush Limited

Joined June 2017

Muster Brush specialises in everything to do with - Commercial and residential painting :internal & external - Maintenance jobs large and small -Plastering and renovation -Gib board Installation - Wall paper removal and hanging - Decoration: House & Shop, internally and external. We have 15 years of experience and we are looking to establish our name. Our jobs included sub-contracti...

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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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Astute Structures Group

Joined July 2017

An integrated approach… Astute Structures Group is a multi-disciplinary consulting organisation providing integrated professional services in Building, Infrastructure and Land development projects. We are a group of professionals including chartered engineers and architectural licensed building professionals with more than twenty years experience in New Zealand We have been providing int...

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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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Pahnia Skinner Architecture Ltd

Joined February 2017

Experienced freelance Designer with a solid working background in the construction industry for 15 years available to accomodate all projects needs from small renovations,bathroom design to new house builds,sub divisions and council consultation.Diploma in Draughting + Architectural Degree,specialising in all aspects of design documentation from 3D models,concept design to full working drawings fo...

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INNOVATIVE BUILDING WORX LIMITED

Joined September 2016

OUR COMPANY Innovative Building WORX Limited, We focus on exceptional quality, planning, and safety to ensure the best outcome for your Construction projects. We built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time, and at an affordable price We undertake a variety of work for a wide range of clients from small residential renovation projects to New builds, Commerical projects....

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Nz build tech

Joined May 2017

I have been involved in building for around 10 years . I have experience in fencing , retaining walls , decks and deck repairs, repairs to water damage floors, Interior repairs big and small , I have been involved with office fit outs and refurbishment from start to finish, examples are anz bank refurbish , spark refurbish , Pacifica refurbish , I have worked with aluminium window frames and alumi...

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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Holmes Construction limited

Joined January 2017

About us We are a small team of qualified builders our specific areas of expertise include. New residential builds,renovations,alterations,bathrooms and out door spaces.Holmes Residential also offer a design/drafting service if you require plans for your project. We are professionals and strive to maintain a high caliber of workmanship and client satisfaction with each and every job.

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CCG ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

Joined April 2015

Architects & Building Engineers Auckland We are a highly experienced team of qualified engineers, building compliance consultants and architects based in Auckland. We currently have a team of 10 people. There are two Registered Architects in the team. All of our technical designers are fully qualified and experienced in NZ building works. We have a quality assurance system in-house that w...

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La Peres cunstruction

Joined March 2019

We are new to builderscrack, however been in Industry for the last 15 years We provide quality workmanship for all types of carpentry new build and renovation.

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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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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. New to Builders Crack but with...

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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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DNA Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

We have been building and renovating homes to a high level for over twenty years throughout the Auckland region. Over this time we have created close relationships with our sub- trades including design, plumbing, electrical and many more. All our work is guaranteed for ten years and is finished to the highest level. We pride ourselves coming in on budget & on time. DNA can complete your job from...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are uk qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in repairs,bathrooms and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs.

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Brady Electrical

Joined October 2018

Brady Electrical has been working in the electrical industry for 4 years now and owner Matt has more than 10 years experience in the industry. Services offered: Residential -Renovation's -New Home Electrical -Maintenance Commercial & industrial -New Buildings -Apartments -Factories Solar Residential We offer our Residential customers with homes and apartments a quality service to upgrade...

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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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Stanson construction ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi we are in the building industry for many years. We can do new builds, project management, renovations and alterations. We think communication is the KEY thing to help us deliver the high quality work to our clients on time and on budget. We have NZ certified builder and LBP in the company to make sure our job is meet NZ lastest building code, we also have very good relationship with suppliers a...

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