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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Designs for an ensuite

Posted 10 months ago

Looking for quotes for someone to draw up the plans for an ensuite. It is currently a plain room, which is office size. We need these plans to put through to the council for the go ahead to install a new ensuite. Thanks.

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Ahuriri House

Posted 5 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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Wall removed

Posted 1 year ago

We have a half wall that separates our lounge and kitchen which we want to open up. We want a draftsman to tell us if it is possible e.g. Not weight bearing

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Villa upstairs bathroom/bedroom plans

Posted 3 weeks 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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Sandpit

Posted 1 year ago

Westshore School is looking for a draftsman to draw up plans for a wharenui style sandpit.

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Bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

Draw plans for bathroom alternation which include moving existing shower to where the bath was, adding a toilet where shower was and adding in extractor fan. Must be familiar with NCC requirements.

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Wall removal designs

Posted 1 week 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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Stairs and new frontage for Surf Lifesaving

Posted 3 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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Retaining wall for parking pad and garage.

Posted 5 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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Draw plans for council

Posted 1 day 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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Garage reno

Posted 1 year ago

I need plans drawn up for sign off with council. I want to convert my garage into a one bedroom flat, with a small office, bathroom and kitchenette. The garage is about 40sqm. I have a builder who I would also like to have meet with you and me to discuss options. I have attached photos. Of the 3 doors, the first one on the left is to a shower/laundry; the middle door is to a toilet; and the third is the entrance. So it already has plumbing/hot water cylinder. I would like the plans drawn up...

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Building plans required

Posted 8 months ago

Would like a wall taken out for a kitchen area but some bracing elements will need to be replaced. Limited budget and preferably within the next month

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Home renos

Posted 2 weeks ago

Draft/design plans, assist with council consent process.

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Draughting for office

Posted 1 year ago

We're in need of draughting service of internal layouts, proposed window elevations and building services to detail fire, accessibility and sanitary requirements for an office development.

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Outdoor 33 Quarry

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Drawings for consent - Bathroom renovations

Posted 6 months ago

I'm looking for a draughtsman to assist with the design and consenting of a bathroom renovation in Napier South. This includes relocating services from one part of the house to the other, and the full design of a new en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe off the master bedroom. I'd like to have this done as soon as practicable. There are current drawings of the house to go off, but a site visit would be required. Thanks

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Extension draught services

Posted 7 months ago

We would like to start planning a new kitchen, laundry and bedroom extension to our house on hospital hill Napier. Please contact us if you would be interested in this project.

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Wet bathroom plans

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Kennedy Rd

Posted 2 weeks 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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Nikau Street Ensuite

Posted 5 months 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

Over 25 year’s experience in architectural design work – BUT – new to Builderscrack. I’m Stephen, experienced in residential as well as commercial & industrial design, furthermore, my strengths are in energy efficiency & sustainability. I have designed & built ‘standard’ & eco houses including my current concept house built with structural insulated panels (SIPS). This activity has meant I have...

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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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3drenderstudio co nz trading as 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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