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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Internal Garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

Design and draft of plans for the construction on of a Garage with internal access including submission for approvals.

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Staircase

Posted 2 months ago

I need a draftman to come up with design of staircase and landing to comply with north shore city council building consent. It is off an existing verandah.

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Bathroom renovation #2

Posted 5 days ago

I need draughting services for structural redesign of bathroom

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Remove Eave to be allowed for ROW plus remove Garage and concrete underneath

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, We have sub-divided our backyard (RC granted), and one of its condition is that for the existing house (front of the section) we need to remove eave to allow ROW for the new subdivision (back of the section). Plus, need to remove existing Garage and the concrete floor underneath. The car parking will be moved in the front yard for existing house as shown in the picture attached. I need quotes on the work required and the services involved please.

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Building Consent - Master bedroom with new ensuite

Posted 2 weeks ago

Require building consent to convert two existing bedrooms to a master bedroom with ensuite plus some changes to the existing bathrooms. Have my own builder and will arrange plumber and electrician once the works start; I am just looking for assistance obtaining building consent. Will provide original plans plus updated plans from changes in 2007. Attached are self made drawings of current and future state.

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Take existing concept drawings and do detailed designs and council consents

Posted 3 months ago

We are doing an extension on a villa and have existing concept drawings from an architect. We need a draftsman to complete the project including doing detailed drawings and also managing council consents process. Existing villa around 110m2 and extension will be around 50m2. The house is in Devonport so must be happy to travel to Devonport for any site visits required. At this stage quote for work is all that's required and then can progress further once site visits are allowed under alert level...

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Interior renovation

Posted 3 months ago

We are considering opening up kitchen/dining/living/hall to make this an open plan space and also potentially extending out to provide extra space. We need to incorporate an office space in this design and looking for ideas to make this work. There is also a potential in the house to build under the house, but this would be further down the track. At this stage we are interested in finding out whether some of the ideas we have are even possible and then having a plan drawn up so we can get an...

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Drafting not architect

Posted 3 weeks ago

A small home reno requiring basic council drawings

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Looking for architects with design and consent application for glazing job

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, We are glazing people, have a couple of residential and commercial jobs need to put up indoor stair glass balustrade and deck balustrade for customers. Need someone to help with design and consents application, thank you.

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Increase entertainment area without changing the footprint

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, looking for a creative/ modern ideas-architect. I’d like to increase my entertainment area (living room, dining area, kitchen). My house is 180 square meters big, got 3 bedrooms and an office and is sitting on a cross lease ITS IMPORTANT NOT TO CHANGE THE HOUSE’S FOOTPRINT. Most the space is used in the 3 bedrooms but the master bedroom is the only one used at the moment. I’d like to find someone who can help me change a few rooms around to create an awesome open plan entertainment area w...

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Quote for a downstairs renovation.

Posted 2 months ago

Advise, ideas, plan and quote. Downstairs to be converted into a self contained flat. Would like ideas and quote for renovation upstairs. New kitchen, bathroom and knock out a couple of walls to make it open plan?

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Designs for Council approval for Adding new bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

We have a rumpus room and an attached washing line. Need to replace the washing line with a proper bathroom. Counsil has asked to make drawings on existing and new design. Need council approval. More details will be provided as we go. Rumps room image attached.

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House Extension

Posted 2 months ago

House extension and reconfiguring plans, consents etc

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Drafting plans for internal redesign

Posted 1 month ago

Plans for a steel/load bearing for change to internally wall, and remodelling front doorway as part of renovations, inc submit for building consent

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House plans needed

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, like most we have had to take a financial hit the last couple of months and our previous house plans have gone to nothing. We have a section in Warkworth that we are looking to build a small family home on with the idea that a much smaller house will be far more affordable, leaving us able to extend the house further for the room we need later on. We want a very small house, probably somewhere int he region of 60-70sqm with the minimum of two bedrooms and possibly a mezzanine to...

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Entrance Alteration

Posted 2 months ago

Need to get drawings for a small entrance extension to get shelter from weather.Somethig that will match with existing but look very smart

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Draftmen needed for ensuite plans for council approval

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, Need to get plans done to transform a storage room of our house into an ensuite. We have been told we need structural plans, plumbing plans, floor layout plans then a plan of the ensuite where the shower, toilet and sinks will go. The room itself is rather small - around 2.3 x 2.4m. The last owners looked to have started the work but we found out they did not get approval so we will need to get electricians to sign off the light and extractor fan that is installed. Nothing else has been done...

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Peretini38

Posted 1 month ago

Drafting up a minor dwelling on existing garage foundation inclusive of concrete block wall on 3 sides

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Townhouse

Posted 2 months ago

I need a draftsmen to progress plans through to building stage. I already have concept and developed design completed but would like to make some minor changes to the inside.

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BC application for repile

Posted 3 weeks ago

Looking for a draughtsperson to assist with drawing up plans for repile of old Villa.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 169,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Draftsman needed for Villa renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

New floor plans drawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Draughsman/engineer

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Drafting for a new En Suite Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Parking deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Townhouse

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Recladd Design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draftmen needed for ensuite plans for council approval

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, additions and alterations, decks, commercial, remediation and more! I will either take your sketched design OR provide you with other options in completing your desired finished project. All my work is architecturally designed...

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Laperse Trades

Joined March 2019

We are new to builderscrack, however been in Industry for the last 15 years We provide quality workmanship for all types of carpentry new build and renovation.

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Coastal Cabinetry Limited

Joined January 2015

I've been in business since 2014 and am able to manufacture Marine joinery, kitchens, bespoke cabinetry, POS counters etc etc etc..... I pride myself on delivering top quality at reasonable prices.

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Nz build tech

Joined May 2017

I have been involved in building for around 10 years . I have experience in fencing , retaining walls , decks and deck repairs, repairs to water damage floors, Interior repairs big and small , I have been involved with office fit outs and refurbishment from start to finish, examples are anz bank refurbish , spark refurbish , Pacifica refurbish , I have worked with aluminium window frames and alumi...

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Pahnia Skinner Architecture Ltd

Joined February 2017

Experienced freelance Designer with a solid working background in the construction industry for 15 years available to accomodate all projects needs from small renovations,bathroom design to new house builds,sub divisions and council consultation.Diploma in Draughting + Architectural Degree,specialising in all aspects of design documentation from 3D models,concept design to full working drawings fo...

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Architech Designs & Modelling Services Ltd

Joined March 2012

We do Design, Drafting works, 3D Modelling, Site Supervision, Construction Administration and Council Liaison, Building and Resource consent Drawings and lodgement to council. I am in the business for 20 years now. I am happy to work around the clients design requirements but also provide my design input where necessary to comply.

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Commres contractors ltd

Joined May 2016

****COMMRES COMPANY PROFILE 2017*** Commres is a L.B.P Company - (Foundation/Carpentry/Site 2 & Sub-trade partners). Commres is a proud member of NEW ZEALAND SITE SAFE. Commres is a part of the EMPLOYSURE NEW ZEALAND Health & Safety umbrella. Commres are committed to its Motto... BUILD WITH PURPOSE – Family/Goals/Future. BUILD WITH PRIDE – Workmanship/Standards/Respect. BUILD WITH PASSION...

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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design, structural engineering and interiors studio based in Auckland. We provide design services from pre design briefing, concept design through to full building drawings and documentation and consents. We have worked on both residential and commercial projects in New Zealand that form the basis of our industry knowledge. With a design focused env...

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Five AM Design Studio

Joined February 2014

Designing bespoke residential architecture in which he can call upon a range of different design styles is what Codi finds most exciting. His passion for high spec, energy efficient homes with special focus on building science deeply shapes the way he tackles a design project. Codi strongly believes that a home should improve the lives of its occupants through the way they interact with it...

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Jeffries Construction

Joined July 2017

Family business specialising in high quality efficient workmanship. A Qualified builder and LBP with over 18 years experience in commercial and residential construction. You can rest assured knowing that your project is in capable hands. Please feel free to have a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for more reviews and work history. BCITO, LBP, HazardCo

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LOVE BUILDING NZ LIMITED

Joined November 2017

Hi William here from iv had 17 years experience in various types of construction from foarm work .reinstatement Work.Concreting ,asphalt,prep etc.Last 5years carpentry I am currently full time building looking for Handyman work repairs, rebuilds, renovation projects all your basic property maintenance to waterproofing demolition work fencing pagolas , retaing walls , decking.gates to gibing p...

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering

Joined August 2014

We are committed to offer structural engineering and drafting design services and to serve you with quality and value. Our design team is highly skilled and has years of experience. We promise to always provide value and outstanding service, regardless of your lifestyle need, design preference, or budget constraint. We provide affordable qoutes and then completing jobs on budget and on schedule.

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Architectural designs

Joined October 2018

Architectural designs is a bespoke kiwi design practice with over 40 years experience in residential and commercial projects. We are a complete one stop architectural design service providing plans, documentation and professional services as required for NZ building projects.

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DNA Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

DNA can complete your job from design, building consent through to completion. Our builders hold National certificates in carpentry, are licensed building practitioners & we have several apprentices at different levels completing their qualifications. We have been building and renovating homes to a high level for over twenty years throughout the Auckland region. Over this time we have created cl...

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Holmes Construction limited

Joined January 2017

About us We are a small team of qualified builders our specific areas of expertise include. New residential builds,renovations,alterations,bathrooms and out door spaces.Holmes Residential also offer a design/drafting service if you require plans for your project. We are professionals and strive to maintain a high caliber of workmanship and client satisfaction with each and every job.

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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer focused on light commercial fit-out design and preparing documents for council. In the past years I have been invlived with hair salon, cafe, restaurants designs. if your business needs renovation, design and building consent, i am here to help. Over 5 years working experience in the industry. aiming to delivery professional services with affordable pric...

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Great kitchen

Joined January 2020

Hi, we’ve been manufacturing kitchen cabinets for 12 years. We also design and manufactured bathroom, garage cabinetry, Landry, wardrobe and repairs all cabinets. While we specialise in making new cabinets and modern kitchens we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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Boat Builder

Joined May 2020

I am a NZ qualified Boat Builder. I specialise in Interiors, woodwork, cabinet making, furniture, timber joinery, bench tops and teak decks. I have 10 years experience in the marine industry, including several super yacht builds and many boat refits done with pride to a high standard.

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