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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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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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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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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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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 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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Architects on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Garage extension

Posted 6 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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Entry Foyer Extension

Posted 4 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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Drafting Renovation Plans

Posted 2 years 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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Kitchen Reno

Posted 5 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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House extension plans needed

Posted 10 months ago

Looking at extending existing lounge room

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Ensuites

Posted 5 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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House Plan Required from A Design

Posted 11 months ago

I have a design for a house that I would be interested in finding out how much it would cost to get a proper plan drawn and then how much it would cost to build

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Garage conversion

Posted 3 months ago

Convert 1940s garage to accommodation. I have some ideas and need someone to pull these together, advising on maximising space, flow, finishing. The garage is stand alone and any design will need to take into account outdoor living and driveway. The garage is approx 6m x 4m, positioned east/west on the section; it has a high pitch 'coloursteel' roof and plaster exterior. It is of the same style as the house which was architecturally designed and built in 1947. Preferred design concept is con...

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Wall removal

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking to remove the load bearing wall between our kitchen and lounge to open the area up. We require a draughtsman to do a structural drawing for council consent (beam size etc) . There are no photos at present but they would only be of a wall. we are unsure of what to expect cost wise so the price point is completely a guess. If you require more info let me know

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Ensuite

Posted 5 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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House renovations

Posted 1 year ago

Hey we are looking for a quote on some concept designs for a house Reno. we have a 118sq meter house with 3 bedrooms 1 bathroom and are looking to see if we can have a more open kitchen lounge area and to see if we can change some of the layout of the house to accommodate that.we have a idea but are struggling to put into a useable drawing we are hoping to start the building early next year

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House alterations

Posted 6 months ago

Plans drawing for extension to living room and reroof with altered roofline adding extra valleys and ridge. Accepted will not be until next year but would like done as soon as feasible.

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Remove load bearing post

Posted 5 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 3 years 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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New house Te Aroha

Posted 5 years ago

Drawings for a new house.

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Draftsman plans 39 allen st

Posted 10 months ago

To formally draft floor plans of designed extension and renovation for submission of consent. To submit consent on behalf of owners.

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Jacuzzi and Entertainment area

Posted 2 years 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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Redraw my house plans

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I have original plans that needs redoing for submission. H shape pavilion house.

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L Framing Limited

Joined November 2019

Thank you for taking an interest in L.Framing, whether it may be for Renovations, building or any of our services we would like to thank you. L.Framing is a company that takes pride in our work in delivering competitive quotes and providing excellent service. We dedicate ourselves in providing services that meet deadlines while maintaining excellent services. Our employees have years of e...

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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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fortyone ARCHITECTURE

Joined May 2020

We are a Boutique Architectural Studio obsessed with bespoke residential architecture design. Simply put, were focused on intentional design crafted around your families lifestyle. All the while maximizing your properties potential. Great homes don’t just get built. They are thoughtfully designed in a collaborative way that leaves everyone involved, proud of the end result. Palmerston N...

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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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Five AM Design Studio

Joined February 2014

Designing bespoke residential architecture in which he can call upon a range of different design styles is what Codi finds most exciting. His passion for high spec, energy efficient homes with special focus on building science deeply shapes the way he tackles a design project. Codi strongly believes that a home should improve the lives of its occupants through the way they interact with it...

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design, structural engineering 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 env...

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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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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 design, kitchen designs & curtain making. I am here to help turn your house into your home.

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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BG Homes Limited

Joined July 2013

We are a family operated Design & Build 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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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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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner S. Agar has been a builder for the past 15 years and business owner for 8. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working crew are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize in high-end architectural builds and major renovations, we are also available for the smaller job...

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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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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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Devani Architecture Limited

Joined January 2020

Devani is a boutique architectural practice dedicated to delivering bespoke construction and renovation designs for residential, commercial and infrastructure projects.

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The Drawing Room

Joined November 2019

Looking for great value Architectural & Drafting work? We guarantee we'll get you your consent, or YOUR MONEY BACK! At The Drawing Room, we pride ourselves on listening to you and work with you to provide solutions to compliance that match your taste. Check out our website on how to get started, www. ...

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Attic Homes

Joined June 2020

First and foremost – we’re not a housing company. We’re builders. That means we are out working on each and every project. We’re a family owned and operated company who are responsible every step of the way and, just as importantly, we’re able to talk you through everything that’s going on before, during and after the build. There is no middle-man – the work’s done by us, and the buck stops with...

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Collaborative Projects Studio

Joined December 2019

We've done designs for new houses and renovations, we've worked on several public, commercial and education buildings. We can also design and build interiors and furniture. We are a small and effective team that like clear communication and professionalism without intermediary. The collaboration with our clients is the key to achieve their goals.

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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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