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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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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 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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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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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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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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Quote for a draftsman for building a home in mangere south auckland

Posted 1 month ago

Need a quote for a draftsman to bring our family dream home to a reality. We do have ideas/ drafts of how we would like our house to look like including the interior taken from many different ideas on houzz or pinterest :-) = but would like for it to be drawn properly before we can hand to a builder to start our new family home. Currently looking at quotes for current house removal & build new. Current house 3 bedroom 1 & 1/2 bathrooms to 6 bdrms & 3 1/2 - 4 bathrooms (1 outdoor) Please email...

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Looking for someone to design a small granny flat

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for someone to design a small granny flat (unsure of exact size at this stage, less than 30sqm possibly.) Trying to find someone that can design something maximising the small use of space we have and if its feasible enough to go ahead with. Including helping with consent process. Crosslease site. Thanks

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Dunamis

Posted 1 week ago

I want to give my house a facelift - paint throughout - carpet - update kitchen - update bathroom and ensuite- not sure if i need to move rooms around to make it look better- someone suggested an architect.

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Architecural Plans for internal wall removal

Posted 1 month ago

Removing a load bearing wall between kitchen and lounge. Require someone to draw plans and guide through the council consent process

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Extension Design

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am planning a house extension. Need plans do be done up and approved by council for building. Topography has been done.

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Design Plan for New Build House

Posted 2 days ago

We need a design plan and drawing for new build house.

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Got some clay left over from a retaining wall, need to remove

Posted 2 weeks ago

Recently did a retaining wall and have about 8m3 or clay with rock to remove. Maximum entrance for digger is 1.45m Looking to start this week

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Consent to convert laundry into bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need consent to convert Laundry into bathroom. Need this job done urgently as this needs to go on market to sell. Please contact me at ...

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COA drawings

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need drawings done for a COA to submit to council. Toilet,shower and basin added in our Rumpus Room (now a unit) back in 2013. No pictures available.

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Drafting 2 new windows in our home

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we have two window in our home that we are wanting to change the shape and size of. We are wanting someone to draft the new windows and submit to council for approval etc. I have we attached 2 photos with the new window estimated layout and size etc. thanks

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New Build plan

Posted 1 week ago

looking to build a second dwelling at the back of the property. There are overhead lines crossing the property. so we need someone who knows the regulations regarding building near overhead lines. We have received some guidance from Transpower saying it might be possible to build a second dwelling. We already have a topographical survey done of the property.

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Renovations

Posted 1 month ago

We need plans drawn up for converting our downstairs to a 2 to 3 bed unit.

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Drawing for house needed for council

Posted 1 month ago

My house was built 20 years ago. During CCC inspection I was informed the plans submitted does not match the house, so I need to submit new plans . Looking for someone who has worked with Manukau council and who can get the job done by 20th April. please. Thanks

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Draftsman for ensuite conversion

Posted 1 week ago

Needing a draftsman to draw building consent plans for a room - ensuite conversion. Small 3m2 room - will need structural engineer input as well (bonus if you can do both!) as moving structural support to accommodate ensuite

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Retief Additions

Posted 1 week ago

Prepare consent application drawings and documents for a 60m2 addition plus some internal alterations to an existing early 1970's brick veneer / monier tile bungalow on a nearly flat site in Beachlands Road. I will do the conceptual design using ArchiCAD 18.

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Alterations drawn up

Posted 1 month ago

We are planning to renovate our home. Changes are to remove a load bearing wall in a kitchen and Instal an en-suite and other small changes.

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Beachlands minor dwelling-plans

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for a draftsman to draw a plan for an already existing minor dwelling. Would need to include H1 calculations etc. I am putting the minor dwelling through the council certificate of acceptance process as there was unconsented building work done to the unit. So I need a set of plans to lodge with the council. Would need the plans drawn up asap and a quote for your services would be helpful.

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Draughtsman/woman required to draw up plans for building consent application

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, We are after a draughtsman/draughtswoman to draft up plans for the application of a building consent for a house reno. Ideally this person should be able to assist us with the submission of the building consent application to Auckland Council as well. The reno will include the following so the drafted plans will need to show details of: - Alteration to bathroom and laundry room layout, with an addition of an extra toilet/sanitary fixture. - Wet area shower (tiled shower). -...

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Renovation of 1960 villa

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to convert ground floor into 2 bedroom, living area and kitchenette

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Draughting - pool area

Posted 1 month ago

Architectual drawings required for pool area consent application. Pool area includes a shower and toilet No obvious complications that we're aware of Looking to have plans drawn up in the next two weeks

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 193,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Drawings for addition of bathroom to basement rumpus room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hooks Renovation

Work carried out by a subcontractor

24th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Revision to plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House Reno building consent drawings

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Porch / Deck and Stairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor covered area building - Design/Draughting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Collate Ltd

Joined March 2018

Architectural designers providing design and documentation services to home owners, Architects, Builders and multi-disciplinary offices in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer focused on residential renovation and light commercial fit-out design. Able to preparing documentation for the council and 3D impression for concept design. In the past years, I have been worked on new build, extension/ addition, kitchen & bath renovation, house relocating, deck design, and so on. if you are changing your place to a better space. I am here t...

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INNOVATIVE BUILDING WORX LIMITED

Joined September 2016

Office Hours - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Site Hours - Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm Closed all Public holidays , Saturday and Sunday 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 pric...

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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, steel roofing and flashings. We have over 30 years trade experie...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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COFORM Architectural Design Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a 27-year old male architectural designer & draughtsman, with a Bachelor of architectural studies with a major in Interior Architecture. I have 5 years of working experience, designing low end to high-end architectural jobs. As a result of me designing your dream home, whether it is a new build, an alteration to an existing home, low end or high end; you will have an aesthetically...

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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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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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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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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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Embarc Architectural Design

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm a freelance Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. I can provide you with a variety of services from Conceptual Designs, Resource Consents through to Building Consent documentation ready for approval. I pride myself in open communication, accuracy and professionalism which has enabled me to see out hu...

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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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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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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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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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Architecturo Architects

Joined May 2020

ARCHITECTURO is a New Zealand registered architectural practice. Both our directors have over 20 years of work experience. Our company offers a range of services to ensure projects achieve a holistic integrity that meets our client’s needs in the most cost effective and timely manner. Being an NZIA (New Zealand Institute of Architects) practice, we understand our role as architects and are comm...

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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 14+ years experience in everything from rural n...

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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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Proxy Models Limited

Joined May 2021

Hi, my name is Biljana and I am the director of a a boutique interior design studio in Auckland called Proxy Models. I am highly creative and I enjoy meeting new people and helping them bring their ideas to life. My past projects range in scale and budget: from 40K renos to 3M workplace fit outs. If you're looking for a designer who is equal parts creative and realistic , l'd love to hear from y...

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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