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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 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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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 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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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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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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Draft person & builder for renervations & extension

Posted 3 months ago

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

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New house

Posted 1 year 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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Loadbearing wall alteration - is it possible?

Posted 4 years ago

Hello, looking for a draftsperson to have a look at some loadbearing walls I want to remove. If after a first look it seems possible to alter the layout I'd like you to draw a plan for me. Anyone who has good ideas on how to change the room layout welcome. I haven't used any draftspeople before, so not sure what is part of your job description. I want to change the kitchen and create space for indoor/outdoor flow. I would like to know first how much it costs to have a first consultation, as we a...

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Draftsman for small alteration in a house

Posted 6 months 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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Drafting / Architecture for 1st Floor Deck and access stairs in Tahuna,Nelson

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking for a draftsman/architect to initial deisgn our new deck concept for our initial NCC application meeting. You would need to know the RMA to be able to draft it to scale and to meet the controls. We would probably do this in 2 stages. a) The concept drawings for the 1st NCC meeting. b) Detailed working drawings for final submission and construction. It is a 1st floor of deck to a 2 bedroom apartment. We own that apartment and also the apartment underneath it. It will...

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Home addition

Posted 3 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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Cottage Renovation

Posted 3 years ago

Architectural designer/draftsperson to provide planning layout and renovation design to create indoor/outdoor flow, a new kitchen, moving bathroom/toilet, probably moving one bedroom, removing fireplace and coal range in a 1930s cottage - 60 m2.

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New Bar / Cafe

Posted 3 years ago

We have a change of use conversion underway. Changing a small residential flat into a bar / cafe. The cafe is only a small part of a larger backpackers building. Resource consent for the cafe has been approved, we now require building consent and require some plans be drawn and perhaps some further assitance with obtaining building consent for the change of use.

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Silo home

Posted 1 year 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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Shed / Studio

Posted 4 months ago

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

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GIB Board Replacement + Insulation Work requring Building Consent

Posted 1 year 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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Pergola in retail business

Posted 4 days 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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Design of a 25m2 to 30m2 studio / sleep out

Posted 5 months ago

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

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New bathroom

Posted 4 years ago

Looking to build an extension on our property, a walk in wardrobe and ensuite off the master bedroom. The house is a 1960s split level weatherboard on a full site. I need a draughtsman who can draw up plans for the extension. Possibly have to re draw the whole house, as council don't have any readable plans on file.

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Townhouse Turnover

Posted 2 years ago

We require an architect to provide a creative and funky planning layout and renovation design for kitchen, living, and entrance way. With access to private outdoor living. The house is a 1950's two bedroom brick house in Central Nelson. Currently the kitchen is on the sunny side of the house and looks out over a shared driveway. The living room gets the morning sun and has a lovely green outlook. We would like to open plan the kitchen/living to get more sunlight into the living room....

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Concept design for garage to bathroom and bedroom

Posted 3 years ago

Thinking of renovating garage into bedroom + bathroom. Looking for someone who could help me come up with an effective design that will meet council approval

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Tiny house

Posted 3 years ago

I am wanting to sound out an idea and talk to someone about a long term project I am planning to have a go at...it is out-of-the-ordinary and will likely require some alternative thinking. It is a small 'tiny house' idea by scale and I am hoping to carry this out on a residential section in Nelson City Council region. I am seeking knowledgeable advice (particularly regarding council regulations/consent, foundation options, insulation, wood burner, and solar roofing) to plan my version of a 'ti...

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House renovation

Posted 1 month 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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Drawing of cabin

Posted 2 years ago

hi my builder needs a drawing b4 he builds me a 10m2 eco cabin in my garden - Im looking for a draftsperson to do it please.

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Plans to convert garage to workshop

Posted 2 years ago

A simple job we want to add a shower, toilet and sink to a garage. We need plans drawn and consent from NCC. It’s really a job for a draughsmen. Can you help?

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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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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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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Neltec Designs

Joined April 2019

Hi, I've been a draughtsman since 2002 and a qualified builder before then. I specialise in small to medium size new homes. Focusing on designs that are practical and cost effective to build.

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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. I understand the hassle of finding a quality reliable tradesperson to complete small...

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VizMedia Design

Joined November 2019

I have been working in the residential sector for 30+yrs and working with small house designs through to high end properties. I prefer new work as they are easier than renovations , quicker & cheaper compile. I offer competitive rates in today’s marketplace & I mainly deal with putting Building consent together and will deal with all external consultants and council. I also work doing 3D rende...

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Architecture ET AL

Joined August 2019

Architecture ET AL is a small, design-focused, residential Architecture firm specialising in new builds and alterations. Delivering simple, modern and site-specific design solutions is what we do. We work hard to meet deadlines, maintain communication and deliver competitive quotes to get your project realised. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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