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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

Fourth bedroom

Posted 3 months ago

To draw up plans for the addition of a fourth bedroom to our house in Taradale, preferably within the next couple of months- value of job is just a guess- no idea really

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Drawings for building consent

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi. We are looking to engage a draughtperson to prepare drawings for removing internal walls and adding a structural beam so to make the dining / kitchen area open plan. Unsure of costs, so will be guided by getting several quotes. Thanks

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Removing Load Bearing Wall

Posted 5 months ago

Hi there, We need a draughtsperson to draw up some plans to take to our local council for approval of removing a load-bearing wall between our kitchen and dining room. We are going to be continuing the kitchen bench and putting in a breakfast bar. The room is about 5m2. We don't have any pushes for time but would like to get the application into the council as soon as possible as we're aware it can take a long time to get an answer.

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Sleep out renovations

Posted 3 months ago

I have two rooms attached to my garage and would like to increase this into two bedrooms with bathroom and kitchenette and small lounge, I would do this using the space in the double garage. I need plans drawn up to submit to the council for consent and to get quotes from builders for the job.

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Alterations

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to do major alterations on an 80's house.

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Wet bathroom plans

Posted 1 year ago

Have design of bathroom layout however require licensed draftsperson to draw up for council compliance approval

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Ahuriri House

Posted 11 months ago

We are looking for an Architect to work with us in designing our project. We are wanting to build a private residence on our site. We have lots of ideas but need someone to take it the to the next level and guide us. We are leaning towards an industrial look, but are open to suggestions. Timeframe is flexible.

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Stairs and new frontage for Surf Lifesaving

Posted 10 months ago

We are starting a small cafe at Pacific Surf Lifesaving on Marine Parade, we need drawings done so we can apply for a building permit - steel stairs with a wooden deck to match the existing deck, and we need a non load bearing wall to be redesigned to become a servery window. Everything needs to be done to code obviously. Should be pretty straight forward, we know what we are after.

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Wall removal designs

Posted 6 months ago

Wanting to remove load-bearing kitchen/dining wall in 1918 transitional villa on Bluff Hill and install a beam. Require drawings done up for submission to council for consent and possible contact/completion with licensed builder to complete the job once consent received.

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Garage convert to sleep out/laundry

Posted 5 months ago

We are looking to add a bathroom, toilet, laundry and living area in our garage. I do have some drawings but they aren't up to standard. They can be used as a guide.

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Villa upstairs bathroom/bedroom plans

Posted 7 months ago

We require a plan for a master bedroom, possible ensuite or bathroom layout for old villa rebuild. Currently a blank canvas.

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Outdoor 33 Quarry

Posted 7 months ago

I want help to design an outdoor area with pergolas and fire etc....

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Drawings of existing space in house

Posted 3 months ago

We have an unconsented downstairs area in our house which we wish to have 'ticked off' for resale purposes. We cannot ascertain whether the area (a bedroom, bathroom and lounge) was lined and completed prior to the building consent act or not so we wish to have a record (basic drawings) of this area on our files - not for any further structural renovation. The whole area is part of the original building plans but seems to have been repurposed as another living area. There is no screaming deadl...

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Draw plans for council

Posted 6 months ago

We have a 1970s modulock home we are wanting to renovate kitchen and bathroom. We will be looking at removing 2 internal walls.

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Nikau Street Ensuite

Posted 1 year ago

Draw up plans for new ensuite 3m x 2m on current residential property. Room being converted from study/sewing room.

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Home renos

Posted 6 months ago

Draft/design plans, assist with council consent process.

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Terrence housing development

Posted 5 days ago

I am planning to develop a section in Napier main residential zone. I will need an architect who has good knowledge about such group building designing, and the local market favor.

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Kennedy Rd

Posted 6 months ago

single story extension to the front - bedroom with ensuite plus enclose a deck space and extend hallway and entrance Photo of front of the house found at the following URL ...

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Terrence housing development #2

Posted 5 days ago

I am planning to develop a section in Napier main residential zone. I will need an architect who has good knowledge about such group building designing, and the local market favor.

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Retaining wall for parking pad and garage.

Posted 11 months ago

I need a design to fit a garage on an area in front of our house, it will need a retaining wall to create a level area.

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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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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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AY

Joined January 2018

I’m very passionate about new and existing residential projects with 10 years experience in the industry. I’m skilled to take all residential projects from initial design to detailed design through to council submission. (LBP Design Licence)

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Studio Soul

Joined August 2017

Hi there, We are a highly experienced Architectural Design company, specialising in new homes and alterations, including Bathroom and Kitchen renovations. Also experienced and qualified in Industrial / Commercial renovations, fit-outs, and new builds. Many references available, upfront costs and Builder recommendations. Great open / clear communicatio with pratical and detailed design....

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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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Scope View Projects

Joined April 2021

Hi, I am a licensed designer and I have experience in designing residential new builds, alterations to existing buildings, commercial construction including change of use. Check out ... for more info

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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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Civil Assist

Joined December 2019

We are a Civil Engineering business providing services within the following areas: • Project Management • Aerial Mapping • Topographic and Engineering Surveying • Civil Design (including Hydraulic, Structural, Geometric and Roading Design) • Estimation • Computer Aided Design • Graphic Presentation • Contract Writing • Procurement • Construction Management and Surveillance • Funding A...

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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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Kitchen Cabinets and Stones

Joined November 2020

Kitchen Cabinets and Stones is a premium manufacturer, supplier and installer of top quality European Kitset Kitchens, Kitchenettes, modular flat packed Kitchen Cabinets and Accessories, having showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch. Our aim is to provide a quick, easy and budget friendly solution to building a new Kitchen. From complete new kitche...

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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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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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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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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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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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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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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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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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