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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

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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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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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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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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Renovation drawings

Posted 5 months ago

Hi we are wanting to carry out renovations to our home and would like these to be drawn up for council consent.

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Concept Drawings for a housing extension

Posted 6 months ago

We are wanting to get initial concept designs completed to understand the cost of extending our 1950s weatherboard 2 bedroom property to a 4 bed 2 bath home. If this is a viable option for us, we will then require full drawings in order to complete the renovation and would like an understanding of the total cost for doing this.

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Add dwelling(2 bedroom, 1 living room, 1 kitchen, 1 bath) next to existing house

Posted 2 months ago

Not concept drawing, I would expect a working drawing that's for council submission.

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Full kitchen Reno

Posted 1 month ago

I’m in the final process of buying a property that is neat but dated inside. I would like see if the kitchen can be turned into a modern one before we move in.

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Deck/Raising ground level

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a draftsman that will help me to utlise the most of my outdoor area. Currently the property fence and existing outdoor area is not at property boundary. I would like someone to design and get all approvals and if possible sort out the build as well. The deck/raising ground level ranges from 1m high goes all the way to 2.5m on the corner of the backyard.

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2-unit 2-level home in Mangere Bridge

Posted 4 months ago

I just need a very simple plan for a 2-unit home (exactly the same) as follows; Upstairs - 2 bedrooms with one bathroom Downstairs - open plan living, dining and kitchen Proposed - one level extension for one bedroom with ensuite

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Drafting of double garage conversion

Posted 2 months ago

Need drawings for council approvals and construction detail. Converting to self contained 2 bedder

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R&R

Posted 3 months ago

We need to renovate and build extension into our home to accomodate our large family

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House Design with Minor Dwelling

Posted 5 days ago

Hi Is anyone available to carry out consent plan plus building consent documentation for a new house we are planning to build. It will be a 5-6 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with one main kitchen and a small kitchenette.

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Deck

Posted 4 months ago

I have an old deck which backs onto a pool. Deck is 1.1 metres at highest point and 35 sq metres approx. I am wishing to renew the structure and put up a glass balustrade.

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New bathroom in existing house

Posted 1 month ago

A part of the existing lounge to be converted to new bathroom. Project for building consent. I need it by the end of February.

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Building Consent Drawings - Garage and Carport

Posted 2 months ago

Develop existing concept drawings of garage and carport to building consent standard. Residential two car garage and car port of flat site in Beachlands Auckland.

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New Porch / Deck and Stairs

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, my concrete porch/deck has started to deteriorate and it needs to be removed and rebuilt. I'm looking for something with a similar footprint to existing deck, I have even included a photo of what I might want it to look like. I need help with drafting, design, and a re-inforcing beam which is currently holding up the over-hanging veranda. I will also need help with obtaining consents. If you are able to provide this service, please get in contact with me. I'm in Pak...

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Draughtsman needed for reclad

Posted 3 months ago

Plans required for reclad in East Tamaki Heights Concrete block on ground level with 2nd level and third level master insulclad. House plans available and can be sent through digitally Looking for a draughtsman with availability in January

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Temporary accommodation / future office

Posted 4 months ago

We need two storey , flat sloping roofed , timber framed , weather board/ply & batten/corrugated iron clad unit 9 meter long x 6 meter deep , 1 lounge / reception area with 4 x offices / sleeping on ground level with spiral or flat stair access to upstairs repeat All built on skids for ability to shift on its industrial / rural sawmill site at later date to be used as offices

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Home Interior Renovation

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking to get plans drawn up to open up the kitchen dining area and reconfigure the size and layout of the laundry and bathroom. Some of the things that we think will need to be done: - Remove a wall between the kitchen and dining room, we think this wall may need to be replaced with a beam, in ceiling if possible - Remove a wall between the dining room and lounge - Bring the back door out to the exterior wall and fill in the porch to allow extra space for the kitchen - Remove a w...

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Draft work

Posted 2 months ago

I have 4 properties to be considered for development and I have 11 proposed new houses combined with4 existing houses and require the site plans for the 4 sites before full subdivision, if purchase completed,

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Bathroom sleep out

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to provide drawings and council consent etc for us to add a bathroom to the garage.

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Lift house and build basement

Posted 5 months ago

Hi Would like to get quotes to lift a 80sqm wooden house (on piles) and build underneath. Requesting a package deal including architectural drawings with consents and cost to build. It falls under the housing suburban zone. thank you.

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Garage conversion

Posted 3 months ago

We want someone to help us design/apply for building consent to convert detached garage to a self contained unit. Current stud height inside is 2.1 need to increase it to 2.4 not sure if its feasible. Floor to the top of the roof is 2.3 meters. But there is enough room to increase.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

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Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th May 2018

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House Renovations - Plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2018

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Urgently need an Architect can start job this week.


24th March 2019

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Internal renovation plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2018

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 4
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Small bungalow on Coronation Rd

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8th May 2019

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Haigh Workman Limited

Joined January 2019

Haigh Workman has a wealth of experience in civil, industrial and residential engineering with offices in Kerikeri, Warkworth and Auckland. Haigh Workman Ltd is a multi-disciplined civil & structural engineering firm, with experience in our Kerikeri office dating back to 1981. We have a strong team of qualified engineers with a comprehensive range of skills. We offer specialist expertise provid...

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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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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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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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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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BV Design 1994

Joined February 2018

Draughtsman specialising in basic renovations 24 year experience 24 years in Prenail / truss industry Full service includes truss design / site measures and plan lodgment

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Peter Falconer & Associates Architects

Joined October 2016

I have been designing new homes as well as renovating some existing homes over the past 36 years. I have a particular skill set for creating striking and sometimes gorgeous homes that are both visually attractive and with excellent internal planning. Internal and external photo-realistic images can be generated during the design process.

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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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Royal Building Service Ltd

Joined July 2018

Our qualified glass tradies can do any big or small works in great Auckland area and neighbor cities. Onsite measurement, install, repair 24 hours and 7 days. Free site assessments, Prompt and reliable service, top quality workmanship, affordable cost, we endeavor to have each customer to get the great value for money. The business is home based operated, no high overheads. • All of our produc...

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Cam Moore Architecture

Joined March 2019

Hi there, I've been in the industry for 10 years, and been involved in all kinds of residential work from renovations, additions and new builds. I'm a lecturer in architecture and have a practical approach when it comes to design, construction and the council. I'm focused on communication and will lead you step-by-step from conception to completion (or part there-of).

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mdl architects

Joined December 2010

We are a small practice formed in 2006 and have practiced since 1994. We are qualified draftspeople and architects and specialize in domestic alterations and new work. Fantastic rates and strong visual presentation of designs through the latest CAD technology that will show exactly how the new work will appear. It is our personal philosophy to make the design and construction experience an enjo...

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CCG ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

Joined April 2015

Your design delivered – Process simplified. CASA CONSULTING GROUP is the problem solver. CASA CONSULTING GROUP is a team of highly experienced design architects with strong building compliance background - with the managing director had hands-on experience from his council compliance background in the past. We currently have a team of 10 people. There are two Registered Architects in the...

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The Property Survey Company

Joined May 2019

Hi, Having an issue with a trade or managing work at home we can provide assistance. We can inspect work, provide remedial lists and assist with obtaining a code compliance certificate (CCC) Or looking at buying a home, building or renovating your existing home and everything in between we can help. We can assist with; Design management The building consent application Project Co-ordination...

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SAMT Painters Ltd

Joined September 2015

Hi, We are running our own small painting business and we have 5 young active guys working with us. We have been working commercial, Residential, Private and even Housing New Zealand houses. We have more than 5 years experience in working on this trade. If you need more information don’t hesitate to ask we’re here to help with all your painting needs from water based to oil based. Why not call u...

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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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Condor Consulting

Joined October 2019

I am kiwi born structural/bridge engineer offering my services to engineer your home/project. If you need anything from structural design or code compliance, to second opinions then I'm your guy! Get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you :)

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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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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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La Peres Construction

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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Devani Architecture Limited

Joined January 2020

Qualified Draftsman working from home office. Hardworking, reliable and committed to deliver accurate and quality construction documentation to my clients.

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