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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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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.

Barn Renovation

Posted 1 year ago

We are at the very beginning of an American Barn renovation - This is a steel clad building of 260m2 built in 2013. It has been used as a boat building shed previously. We want to turn this into our family home with 4 bedrooms, and open plan living - it currently has 2 bedrooms, kitchen and living areas, power supply, gas hot water, septic tank and rain water supply. We require someone to give us advise on the cost of drafting/architect services and help us figure out the first step of the co...

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Upland cottage kitchen

Posted 5 months ago

Wanting to put a kitchenette in our sleepout. Need a draftsman to draft up changes for a NPDC change of use process

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Architect/draughtsman to design a new build

Posted 2 months ago

Single level 3 - 4 bedroom. 165sqm. 2.4 stud. Modern design. Draw plans and submit to council for BP.

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House Plans

Posted 1 year ago

Am looking for a draughtsman to draw up plans for our house. We have a floor plan done using Home designer pro. Needing it done asap :)

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Draw a plan for renovating our kitchen bathroom in a villa

Posted 3 months ago

Plan drawn for a renovation of our kitchen and bathroom

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Drafting - plan

Posted 1 month ago

We would like plans drawn up so we can get quotes for a possible house extension.

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The naki rads

Posted 2 years ago

We need a draftsman to draw up plans as we are wanting to extend our house. Would like to know an approximate cost for this.

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Drawings for consent for existing built conservatory (small job)

Posted 1 year ago

Provide retrospective hand drawn design drawings of a conservatory enclosure to council for consenting. House had a deck and pergola and a conservatory was then enclosed with sliding doors and windows which was not consented at the time. House going on market and needs clear LIM.

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Fortune Whare

Posted 4 months ago

We require full concept plans for a new build on our subdivided section so we can give it to builders for pricing and approve council requirements. Would rather work with someone local (New Plymouth)

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Beam replaced

Posted 1 year ago

I'm looking for a draft person who can draw a foundation plan and calculate the size of a beam that will replace an existent one. Originally it was a wall between the kitchen/dinning room area and the lounge. This wall was removed and the beam was placed instead. How much will cost the design and how long it will take to have a quote and the job done?.

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New living area extension

Posted 2 years ago

Need a draughtsman to draw up plans for a approx 50sqm to 60sqm extension, with scope to in the future go upstairs in the new extension.

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Drafting services - alteration

Posted 6 months ago

Drafting services required for alteration that i want to do + extension of my house. This job can also suit an entry level draftsman. Please contact me. Thanks Vince.

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Junior Draughting person

Posted 5 months ago

We are wanting a junior drafts person to do concept plans on ArchiCAD.

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House extension

Posted 1 year ago

House extension 50m2 on 1930s bungalow. Two bed rooms a lounge and laundry. Timber foundation and frame weather board and caricter features to match house

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Kitchen/Dining Draft

Posted 1 year ago

Reno on kitchen/dining room, taking down one supporting wall. Need a draft for beam requirements. Potentially a full house draft after.

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Removal of load bearing wall between kitchen/living area

Posted 1 year ago

We require an Architect to provide planning layout and renovation design for a kitchen. This includes taking out of load bearing wall between the living area and kitchen. We also need to close another exit point from the kitchen in order to put a pantry there. Our house was built in 60s.

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Plans for council

Posted 9 months ago

We require a Architect to draw a plan & submit it to council for a room & ensuite being added to the downstairs of the house.

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Norman renovate

Posted 1 year ago

I have a 4 bedroom home that I would like to make a 2 storied home with a double + garage, the 4 bedrooms and bathroom up stairs. The lounge kitchen study laundry and bathroom and maybe 1 bedroom in the original part of the house

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Renovation and extension

Posted 1 year ago

Renovation +extension. Move internal walls . Home is Cape cod style

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Pam and Dave Pike

Posted 1 year ago

We require plans to be drawn up for a simple 3m x 5m sleep out, flat roofed, containing a toilet on a residential property in Westown. Sleep out to be clad in coloursteel, standard height, no frills.

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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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Webber Building Ltd

Joined October 2010

25 years experience. Member of the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand. Liceinced Building Practioner. Competitive rates for high quality workmanship. Specialise in New Homes, renovations, additions, hard landscaping, Maintenance, Bathroom and Kitchens.

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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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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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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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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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Fil Engineers NZ Ltd

Joined May 2018

FIL Engineers is a structural engineering consultancy committed to delivering high quality work in the South Island. Based in Christchurch, our professional, mid-sized team offers cost effective solutions for residential and commercial customers with a guaranteed delivery time.

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In Color Concepts

Joined July 2017

High End High Quality Painting and Decorating Specialists ... Interior and Exterior ... Single Feature Pieces to Grand Designs ... Quality Finishing and Workmanship Without Compromising Price. We will work with you to achieve your desired results , within your budget and without compromising quality or workmanship.

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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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Nathan Richardson Landscape Design

Joined April 2011

Im a Landscape Designer based in New Plymouth. I design for a landscape firm two days a week, and work for myself for the remainder of the week. I specialise in drawing plans for residential landscapes/gardens from tropical gardens to formal and classic gardens

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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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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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Hayman QS Ltd

Joined December 2013

We are independent quantity surveyors with a wealth of knowledge and experience waiting to help you with all your construction cost advice. We estimate residential and commercial properties for insurance purposes. We help all manner of tradespeople to secure tender work and offer advice. We help clients with everything from budgets before talking to the architect right through to the end...

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Emma Brown

Joined June 2018

Emma Brown specialises in full service residential and commercial interior design. From new builds and renovations to a refresh of exisiting spaces. Often people have a feeling of how they want their work place or homes to look and feel but no idea how to create it, I am passionate about creating a space that has been design specifically with my clients in my mind. I love to work on all areas of d...

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NG industries ltd

Joined May 2014

10 plus years construction experience. Qualified and Licensed builder and civil engineer NZCE. Available to quote, design and carry out various jobs including landscaping, paving, decks, alterations, additions etc.

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Teraforma Construction

Joined November 2010

I am a builder who does tiling and landscaping when required, I have 15 years experience working in Auckland, Northshore, Hibiscus Coast & New Plymouth.I hold a degree in physical geography and I am very good with structural work. My rates are very reasonable and I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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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J R Builders

Joined March 2011

Hi, I am a young quilfied builder looking for extra work. I have spent most of my time building redesintal homes, including decks, fences and some renovations.

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