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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deck

Posted 2 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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Building Consent Drawings - Garage and Carport

Posted 3 days 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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Legally convert a 140 sqm basement/garage - please provide quote

Posted 3 months ago

Need an architectual designer to confirm if a 140 sqm basement/garage can be converted into habitable space. Key considertaion is height is only slightly more than 2.1m, without flooring and ceiling installed. Please provide a quote first.

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Garage conversion

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

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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Temporary accommodation / future office

Posted 2 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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Drafting of double garage conversion

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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2-unit 2-level home in Mangere Bridge

Posted 2 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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Sink in garage

Posted 4 months ago

Set up a sink in garage. Who can do the drawing to get it consented from council.

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Draughtsman needed for reclad

Posted 1 month 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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Transforming a garage into a room / installing window

Posted 3 months ago

We would like to get a plan drawn up to convert a garage into a bedroom - or add a big window in the current space.

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Deck/Raising ground level

Posted 1 month 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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Concept Drawings for a housing extension

Posted 3 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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Archtiect needed asap

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there. We are a building company and client's architect is holding up the project. We after an architect to hopefully take over our project asap. The current architect has really dropped the ball on things. We after a very reliable..on to it architect to get things done for us. Project is on a limited timeframe. And need help asap with dealings with council dealings..firewalls snd drawings for junction details etc. Hope to chat soon.

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Draft work

Posted 2 weeks 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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Lift house and build basement

Posted 3 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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R&R

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Renovation drawings

Posted 2 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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Design and consent for 300m2 house

Posted 3 months ago

Scheme design, detailed design, building consent lodgement, resource consent if needed

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Home Interior Renovation

Posted 1 month 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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House Renovations - Plans

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18th August 2018

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Small bungalow on Coronation Rd

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8th May 2019

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Lee

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4th March 2018

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 5
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Draftsman

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12th May 2018

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 5
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 5
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Internal renovation plans

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9th October 2018

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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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DevonDezign

Joined April 2018

DevonDezign has been in the landscape design and construction industry for the last 10 years. No job is too small; from odd jobs around the garden to make the space more functional, through to full service design and construction of your outdoor living space.

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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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Builders With Attitude

Joined October 2019

Hi,We are new construction company but our workers (crew) have 5-7 years Experience in different trade...eg fence,concrete,form work,insulation,framing job, cutting and drills concrete and specialising in Seismic joint installation... We can do any job big or small ,new or old job In the other way we can demolition and rebuild from time to time... We are very professional and work hard to meet d...

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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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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 for more information about what we can do : aagroup.co.nz

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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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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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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. All my work is architecturally designed to the NZS 3604 standards I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, extensions and additions, decks, small commercial, leaky buildings remedial and more! I offer complete Architectural service from Building Consent through to C...

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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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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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Proconsult

Joined June 2010

Engineers and architectural draughtspeople that specialise in turnkey design and consent lodgement for Building Consents and Resource Consents. A one stop shop. Please note that we are CPEng LBP registered (as opposed to the standard register).

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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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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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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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DNA Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

DNA can complete your job from design, building consent through to completion. Our builders hold National certificates in carpentry, are licensed building practitioners & we have several apprentices at different levels completing their qualifications. 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 cl...

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CCG ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

Joined April 2015

Architects and Fire Consultant Auckland We are a highly experienced team of Architects and Fire consultants 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 we check all drawings internally before it...

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a renovation design 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 requirements,...

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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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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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