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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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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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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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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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Drafting Renovation Plans

Posted 11 months ago

Drafting renovation plans to Council standard for renovation of bathroom, laundry and kitchen. Need someone who is available NOW and who can work fast! We want to get going!!!

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Ensuite

Posted 4 years ago

Draughtsman required. We are looking to add an ensuite onto the master bedroom and need to get this drafted to submit to council. I have some information (copy of council file) and basic plan of what is proposed. If you are able to assist, please contact us for more details.

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Garage extension

Posted 4 years ago

We are wanting to add an attached double garage 6m x 7m to our house and would like a quote of roughly what it will cost to draw up some plans. Thanks

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Remove load bearing post

Posted 3 years ago

I want to remove a post in my kitchen, it is load bearing so need engineer to design what should be done.

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Bar for the boss

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting to extend our house over a large concrete garage/deck area, and possibly a shed at the end for a truck

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Kitchen Reno

Posted 3 years ago

We are wanting to renovate our kitchen and need to move afew walls one of which is load bearing. We need plans drawn up to submit for a building consent

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New house Te Aroha

Posted 3 years ago

Drawings for a new house.

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Entry Foyer Extension

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking for a draughtsperson to draw up some plans for an extension to our front entrance. The house is 1980 hardiplank two storey on piles. The extension will be approx 3m wide x 1m deep coming out under the eave. Reno also involves partial removal of internal wall. Will require a builder once plans are approved.

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Ensuites

Posted 3 years ago

Two small ensuites designed and built In a 100 year old villa. There is an existing toilet in one room, but the toilet and floor needs lifting to meet the room floor level. We need the plans drawn permits gained and building and plumbing work done. We have an estimate from a local builder but he needs plans and permits.

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Jacuzzi and Entertainment area

Posted 11 months ago

I am after a design to compliment our art deco house in the form of a wrap around pergola/conservatory.

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Kae Interior Designs Limited

Joined February 2018

I am an interior designer that is here to help with all your design needs for your home. I can help with new builds, renovations, bathroom & kitchen designs. I am here to help turn your house into your home.

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modern design limited

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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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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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design and interiors studio based in Auckland. We provide design services from pre design briefing, concept design through to full building drawings and documentation and consents. We have worked on both residential and commercial projects in New Zealand that form the basis of our industry knowledge. With a design focused environment we ensure top q...

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Ninja Painters

Joined February 2018

COMPANY PROFILE Ninja Painters provide a Japanese professional painting and decorating service. Temporary protection products and services Delivering the right product for the right application during site works or manufacturing We are a team of honest, reliable and dedicated painters. We can also work at Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo We are not good English but Job is ve...

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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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Jade Bricklayers ltd

Joined March 2019

Over 20 years trade experience lbp licenced b1 and b2 , repairs, brick veneers, block bases, structural masonry, outdoor fireplaces, archways and much more. Jadebricklayers@gmail.com.Free quotes all over Auckland

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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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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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NK Drafting and Design

Joined July 2018

Here at NK Drafting and Design we have over 10 years experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves in providing a friendly professional service and going above and beyond for our clients. We believe each project is unique and treat our clients the same way. We would like to assist you by making your dream a reality.

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BG Homes Limited

Joined July 2013

We are a family operated building company aimed at offering high level of client satisfaction and providing quality craftmanship. We cover both extensions/alterations and new builds.

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Landscape Design construction & maintenance

Joined July 2016

Hi We specilize in landscape design,construction and maintenance. We do residential and commercial propertys,we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines we pride ourselves on our work and do all we can to bring customers vision to a reality.

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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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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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Johnson Brierley Architecture Limited

Joined July 2019

Hello. We are a small architecture business that love everything residential. Grant and I (Craig) have recently teamed up to start our new Architecture business. We specialise in new builds whether these are high end passive house or modest new builds. We also love additions and alterations. I hope we can assist you your upcoming project. Thanks Craig

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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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Wyn Architecture

Joined January 2017

Licensed Building Practitioner Whether your job is big or small we can take care of it for you at an affordable cost. New builds and renovations. 15 years experience. Nation wide

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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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Stephens Painting and Decorating

Joined October 2016

Hi, I've been painting and decorating for the past 20 years. I manly specialise in Residential and commercial properties. Im very professional and take alot of pride in my work. Giving competitive quotes and finishing in the set amount of time is a priority Yours Sincerely, Kevin Stephens

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The Drawing Mill

Joined August 2017

We pride ourselves on preparing comprehensive detailed drawings and specification to obtain Building Consent. Builders especially value our level of detail, which can save you time and money on site. ​The Drawing Mill also offers business to business Architectural Services nationwide.

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