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

Garage converted into two bedrooms

Posted 1 year ago

We want our attached single garage converted into two bedrooms. We need plans drawn that will be accepted by the Napier council for building consent. We want to submit the plans along with an owner-builder form 2b. Garage roller door will be replaced with a sliding door. Walls insulated.

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Draughtsperson- kitchen layout

Posted 9 months ago

We would like to extend our living space by moving our kitchen. We have structural beams that must stay and a interesting roof line to consider. We've drawn up a rough plan of the area, but we would like a draughtperson to draw up plans should we take this further. We haven't yet considered layout of the kitchen until we are sure that we can work with the space in question.

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Need LBP to sign off my plans

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, Need someone who can sign off my plans for residential building. Mostly renovations (non structural, to NZS3604) Current job needed to be sign off is changing 2 sliding doors into one long one (under4m in lenght) Please send me a qoute how much would you charge for signing it off for me. Thank you

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Addition on Vigor.

Posted 1 year ago

Residential renovation drawings , Kitchen and bedroom extension + ensuite.. Just want basics to get thru consent. 1925 house but extension to be all modern.

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Sleep out

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, we are planning to change my garage to be sleep out. We need the architect to provide planning layout and renovation design. The garage is separate from my main house and need to be changed a sleep out with a bathroom.

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Brendan and Kylie's house

Posted 1 year ago

We have put a deposit on a section. We want to build a storey house around 240m2. We don't have any drawings yet. We have a good idea of what we want.

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Sealy

Posted 1 year ago

Simple 3 bed lightweight const.

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Robsons - Onekawa

Posted 1 month ago

Needing the bathroom, laundry and kitchen/dining area renovated. We have plans all drawn up. We plan on not being in the house while this is happening. Plan to demo as much/all of it as can do, though there is a supporting wall in the middle of the kitchen/dining area that is being opened up.

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Living room reno

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting to remove an interior wall between our living and dining rooms and add exterior bifold doors.

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Architect - Remove Wall

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for an architect to provide a plan for removing a wall between Lounge and dinning area in a 1979 house.

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Plans and council consent for open plan kitchen

Posted 9 months ago

Drawings and council consent for removal of interior wall for new open plan kitchen.

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Bay View Browns

Posted 7 months ago

We are looking to build on a lifestyle block this year and need to sort out a draftsman. We have a design we like, just need to move to pricing and consenting it.

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Load bearing wall.

Posted 1 year ago

I need to remove a load-bearing wall between our kitchen and dining room and put in a beam. But i want to go through council and do it right. So i would like something designed up and i'll get a builder to install.

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TyBach

Posted 1 month ago

Cottage Reno and new builds

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Load bearing wall. 2

Posted 1 year ago

I need to remove a load-bearing wall between our kitchen and dining room and put in a beam. But i want to go through council and do it right. So i would like something designed up and i'll get a builder to install.

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Bluff Hill

Posted 8 months ago

An opportunity to be involved in conceptual work prior to design and constructioon on one of the best sites in Bluff Hill. Sun and spectacular views to be maximised in mature surroundings. Good access.

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Recessed Hand Basin under sill

Posted 2 months ago

Design so 70x90mm vertical central support under window can be removed. Replace with two supports 480mm apart with horizontal steal angle iron support. Exterior is brick, house on piles built in 1967.

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Draft drawings for room extention

Posted 5 months ago

Hi there We are after a draftsman to do up the drawing plans for our room addition we are wanting to get done to our family home in Taradale Napier. Basic extention so we imagine it'll be quite straight forward. Also wanting to add storage to the existing bedrooms and hallway. Time frame : sooner the better

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Student flat

Posted 1 year ago

changing a garage/rumpus room to a self-contain flat

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New home plans

Posted 1 year ago

Working plans for a 230sq mtr three bedroom house, with 170sq mtr ... ncept drawing completed.

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House Plans New Zealand

Joined January 2016

We specialise in designing modern, high insulation, low energy homes that look good and cost less to run. All our homes are designed with ensuite bathrooms and low maintenance materials for easy living. Building consent drawings, specifications, application forms and council liaison provided. We supply custom house plans to private customers and builders throughout New Zealand.

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TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING

Joined October 2010

TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING OFFERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES , WE DO SPECIALISE IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN RENOVATIONS , WE DO ALTERATIONS AND XTENSIONS . WE OFFER A LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICE AND SPECIALISE IN ALL OUTDOOR LIVING STRUCTURES .TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING ALSO DOES POLE BARNS AND OTHER FARM BUILDINGS.WE HAVE A BASE OF SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED SUB CONTRACTORS TO CALL ON. WE ALSO OFFER A...

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Architecture & Interiors Ltd

Joined February 2013

Architecture & Interior Design Residential - New, Alterations, Interiors, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Garages & Utilities Commercial - New, Alterations, Interiors, Fitout, Reception ADNZ Professional Member LBP Design 2

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Boztech Ltd

Joined September 2017

We offer all kinds of Architectural Concept Design and Full Working Drawings, we can do work throughout New Zealand. Also specialists in 3d images and video 🎥

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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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BES Services Ltd

Joined December 2011

We specialise in many fields. Construction Management • Project Management • Architectural Design/Draughting Services • Resource Consents • Building Surveying • Design & Build Civil & Structural Engineering • Landscape Design & Build • Interiors & Lighting Our core focus in 2012 is Design, Draughting & Project Management.

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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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Jurado Architects

Joined January 2019

We are innovators with passion! We love what we do and we care for your future. Our journey always starts with a vision to the way in which we can enhance your life, by creating architecture that makes you feel better about the world having experienced it. We love to create timeless pieces of history, while we also make it our mission to innovate projects, creating silhouettes of the oceans supe...

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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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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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Infinite Building Solutions Ltd

Joined April 2015

We are an “all under the same roof” operation which provides our clients with the complete job handled by us from beginning to end. We take the stress out of your job by project managing it from start to finish, and with many years experience in the industry, including owning a construction business in Wellington for 18 years, you can trust us to get the best results for you. We’ll put highly qu...

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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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PS Structural Drafting Ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi, my name is Petra Syme and I run PS Structural Drafting Ltd. company from my home in Napier. I'm experienced in Architectural Technologies/Drafting and also Structural Drafting in residential, commercial and industrial field. I'm very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion using the latest CAD Software-Revit to produce plans at all stages of the design process...

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nz skills ltd

Joined April 2017

Our Auckland based company is excited to expand to the beautiful Hawkes Bay! We pride ourselves in doing the best possible job at affordable prices. Our team specialize in setup commercial and residential architectural design, form work, framing, decking, civil work, retaining wall, major renovations, new builds and many more. you will not be disappointed.

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Wilton building

Joined April 2011

I have been in the trade for 39 years. Very knowledgeable on alterations, leaky homes Have just spent 16 years in Auckland...So what you from me is the "one stop shop” deal.

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Abode Architecture

Joined October 2018

We are a company that believes relationships are important. A meaningful life requires meaningful relationships. With this in mind we design architecture that evokes great relationships. We also understand that great architecture fits both your lifestyle and your personal style. I have been in the building industry since leaving school, firstly as a builder then later as a site manager undertaki...

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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