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

Single pitch singe car garage

Posted 2 months ago

Recently Reno on our house and need to build a single pitch single car garage off the side of our house

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Sleep out

Posted 5 months ago

Hi We are looking to Build a 35sqm, give or take, self contained sleep out on our property in nelson. We Will be applying for building consent, no recource consent needed. We are looking for a very simple design to keep costs down and that makes the most of the site we have. My Partner will be doing the majority of building. Looking for am estimare to complete plans

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Design of a 25m2 to 30m2 studio / sleep out

Posted 11 months ago

Large, slopping section. Design needs to meet council rules. Electrical wired only, no plumbing.

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Draftsman for drawing bathroom renovation plans

Posted 4 months ago

I’m looking for a draftsman to draw up some bathroom renovations to happen asap. Shower and toilet will become one room and the wooden floor will become the second bathroom and just needs a toilet drawn in.

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Conversion of Garage into sleepout

Posted 3 weeks ago

i need some plans drawn up, i already have sizing's for rooms i would like to use, i also need consent information and i need to do this quickly due to needing a place for family to move

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Extension

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a draftsman. We want to add a bedroom and bathroom to stucco single level home. We have concepts and pictures of how we want to do this. I am a builder.

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House Extension Floor Plan/Concepts Required

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking to extend our home and require a designer/draughtsperson to draw up concepts/floor plan for us.

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House renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Garage conversion to flat with bedroom & bathroom

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GIB Board Replacement + Insulation Work requring Building Consent

Posted 2 years ago

Requiring drafting services for the purposes of applying for building consent with Nelson City Council, as part of installing insulation onto Internal/External walls, alongside 1x firewall separating properties. Plan is to remove the GIB board within the property and replace with new GIB Board, and as part of consent, I need to identify my load Bearing Boards in order to obtain Code of Compliance. House is a 2 bedoom place of 54sq, located in Tahunanui. Scott

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Coster Street, Nelson

Posted 5 months ago

Existing 1992 built home partly on pole platform; subfloor apartment addition within pole foundations. Plus existing upper floor deck closed in as sunroom. Minor other renovation work. This is an easy job but I have too much work on at present. I have not yet advised the client. NCC Site file available with existing plans available.

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Draft person & builder for renervations & extension

Posted 10 months ago

To extend & renovate an existing house. Some one who can follow my creative ideas.

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Silo home

Posted 2 years ago

I have some architectural designs drawn and am hoping to find someone interested to help me finalise details and plans for submitting an application to council. It's a long term project that will be one out of the ordinary, so I'm keen to find someone keen on doing something odd and exciting!

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Insulation Consent needed

Posted 1 month ago

Drafting services needed for the purposes of applying for building consent with Nelson City Council, as part of installing wall insulation into Internal/External walls, alongside 1x innertenancy walls separating properties with concrete walls inbetween each house in a block of 4. Goal is to DIY this project overall in stages, starting with lounge and Kitchen first, by removing existing 1970s GIB board within the property and replace with new GIB Board as is covered by up to 5 layers of wall p...

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House renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Hey, We’re looking for an architect to design some more living space for us. This could be building up or out our existing property. Or even bowling it over and starting again. We live in the Tahunanui slump, which is a big consideration. Grenville Terrace, Moana, Nelson.

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Pergola in retail business

Posted 6 months ago

We’re in a heritage building and we have an outside terrace. We’d like plans drawn up to propose an covered pergola in Nelson CBD. The terrace area is approximately 84m2 (24 x 3.5). We don’t propose covering the entire area, but bigger the better. We’re looking for HEIGHT. We’d really like 3.4 meter roof, to match the inside of the business. We’d be happy to consider pre-built bought-in frames, custom wood/aluminium or any other idea. Budget is a big factor though. Ideally this structure...

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Refurbish residential property

Posted 2 months ago

Down stairs to add toilet and shower Upstairs to add another toilet, re locate existing shower Upgrade kitchen and living room Permit existing deck and extend and complete permit process on added bedroom

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Draftsman for small alteration in a house

Posted 1 year ago

Plans drawn up to submit to the Nelson council - one wall to remove and a window to add to existing house

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New house

Posted 2 years ago

I have a floor plan and some ideas for design so just need a draughtsman to work with me and finalise them.

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Home addition

Posted 10 months ago

We would like a draftsman to discuss the possibilities of doing some changes to our house. No timeframe as such, just needing advice. We own a 3 - 4 bedroom house and would like the hallway to run throughout the house. This would most likely entail the garage being moved forward. We would also like to discuss the possibility of a workshop outside behind the house.

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Shed / Studio

Posted 11 months ago

Looking for help to draw up a concept plan for a large shed with second storey studio etc.

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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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Michael Reid Ltd- architectural design

Joined October 2018

I am an architectural designer and have over 30 years experience. My main area of expertise is with House Alterations and New Houses. I have worked on projects which range in size from ensuite alterations to large houses. I have been a professional member of the Architectural Designers of NZ for over 10 years. I provide an estimate of my fees for your project. If you wish to proceed an ADNZ agree...

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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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dbc Design and Building Compliance

Joined July 2016

We offer a full design service for sizes of building projects. Our knowledge of the building code and Building Act will save you money. We offer compliance reporting (Fire Report, Accessibility Reports and Certificates of Acceptance with your delaingswith Council.

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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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Designshop Architecture

Joined September 2011

Hi there! We'd love to discuss your project with you! We listen carefully to give you what you need, offer valuable and relevant comment, and think outside the square to make sure you get "the best bang for buck"! And give you an estimate or preferably a fixed fee quote for our services. Designshop Architecture is an award winning business handling all sizes and types of project, new work, a...

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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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Harper Architecture

Joined July 2015

We are a small architectural design firm specialising in residential design to enhance your daily living. We design new homes and alterations to existing homes. We are keen to make your home Eco friendly where possible. We aim to: Listen: Work closely with clients to bring your ideas to fruition. Guide: We will step you through the design and consent process making it as seamless as possible...

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Click Works

Joined February 2008

Click Works is a Dunedin based company specialising in Architectural Design and Drafting work. We service clients all around NZ with current projects in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Central Otago. From a simple renovation through to large scale residential builds, apartment blocks and light commercial - we've significant experience in all. We also provide a draughting service...

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ProColour Painting

Joined September 2010

Through my company I paint interior and exterior of houses , spray roofs or commercial buildings. I have great people and project management skills and have references availiable in any of the above areas. I aim to exceed customers expectations. I also have access to other top quality tradesman if the Job requires . I am a member of Master Painters NZ . Feel free to contact me for a free quote a...

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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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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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CAD Consultants Ltd

Joined April 2020

Hi there, At CAD Consultants ltd we pride ourselves in affordable and quality design services.  Builders often use us because we can provide them with a one stop shop from meeting with the client through to builder receiving consented plans to begin building. Our plans are completed to a high standard and are happy to make design changes until you are satisfied. The concept plans are typically del...

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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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Stephan Meijer Architecture Ltd

Joined May 2014

Nice you meet you! We are very happy to help you with your design/council application and resource consent for any size project, new or renovation. You will find our service friendly, helpful and fast. I am an expert in not only designing houses in different circumstances esp. steep hillsides but also working to at tight budget and very practical when it comes to translating the design into pl...

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Datur Design & Property services

Joined July 2020

Hi I am a qualified Industrial Designer with 11 years working in the design and building industry. From high end staircase design & builds, production drawings for balustrades and handrails to designing and managing of products from idea to finished on shelf items. Prior to this I was doing property maintenance in Auckland on early 1900s buildings, and know what is associated with older homes an...

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ARKI DESIGN AND DRAFTING LIMITED

Joined January 2020

We are a qualified and experienced Design and drafting team with over 10 years of experience in the residential and commercial sector. We pride ourselves with our work quality, fast turnarounds and affordability.

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AV Design & Build

Joined March 2017

If you are looking for a building team to look after your job from start to finish you have made the right choice by choosing us. After being in the building trade for over 25 years we have done an enormous variety of building work, in New Zealand and overseas. Design and draughting is now part of our service and also building and resource consent documents. We focus on the clients ideas and...

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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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