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

Plans drafted for sleepout

Posted 4 months ago

We are planning to build a 15m2 sleep out and need plans drawn up that we can submit to council.

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Design and architects for house extension #2

Posted 4 months ago

We'd like to build an extension to existing house. We require a competent architect who can cast a critical eye over it, look for the best ways to draw it up and help us to save money.

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Help @ Hart Road

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to renovate our family home, extending the roof line and moving an interior wall to increase our Kitchen area, which stays within the property envelope. The ceiling cavity area above the interior wall to be removed does not appear to be load bearing, photos attached. Looking for consent and to be able to provide drawings for building works. The roof plan at front is in blue, it extends 2.4m from exterior cladding and 1.6m from eve, poles have already been installed at time of bui...

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Plumber to replace black polythene piping

Posted 1 month ago

Replace black polythene piping with new grey standard in 130 sq.m.two story Town House

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Deck Extension

Posted 3 months ago

We need drawings to extend our deck for council to apply for a building permit.

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Asbuilt Drawings AC Standard

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, Im looking for a contract draftsman to complete various drafting tasks from completed survey asbuilt and topographic data. Experience producing plans to Auckland Council Standard is a must and examples of previous work will be required. Upcoming work will be final drainage, service and streetscape asbuilts. Please get in touch, Mark Jory Consurv Ltd

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Plans for turning garage into living space

Posted 5 months ago

Hi, im looking for a registered architect to draw some plans to turn my garage into living space, I've already got an idea of what I want the layout to be. Cheers Thanks

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Internal Garage Conversion Draft and design

Posted 4 months ago

We want to convert our 30 m2 garage to 1 double bedroom with en-suite and 1 single bedroom . We require someone to draft a plan which can be submitted to Council . The plan needs to be future proof to allow building on first floor. We are looking to submit the plan by December first week.

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Simple job - Help to digitise our architectural plans for an industrial building

Posted 4 months ago

You don't have to be in our local area to take on this job. We have architectural plans for an industrial building that we want to digitise. This is a simple job of taking our plans and copying them to put them into a digital form.

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Kitchen and Bathroom #3

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for architect who can design and get consent from council for me

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Garage, Terrace/Deck and Driveway Plans - Up spec'd & Amended

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, We moved into our "garage-less" home just over a year ago and inherited building plans with the purchase. In need of storage and wanting to get things completed before Winter sets in, we're after help to up spec and amend the plans. The fun part: the plans were approved by the then North Shore City Council in 2004 and are no doubt in need of being brought up to code. Along with this we're keen to make a couple of changes, the main two being building with concrete block to match the...

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Home Extension #2

Posted 1 month ago

Building one master ensuite at the back of the property

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Shower Consent Application

Posted 4 weeks ago

We are looking to add a shower to an exisiting downstairs bathroom and need someone to draw up the plans required and help with the council consent process. We're putting a propietary shower (already purchased) with no tiling or special waterproofing etc so this should be a relatively straight forward application. The current toilet/basin was consented in the late 90s and we have all the council paperwork from that time and can provide that to assist the process. We'll project manage after cons...

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Plans and consent for second storey deck

Posted 5 months ago

We would like to replace and extend our second storey deck. It is a basic rectangular shape, approx 30m2. We need plans drawn and support with council consent process. Hoping to get this done asap.

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Architect design

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for an architect to quote and draw up extensions to our house

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Extention of existing house to add bedroom and ensuite

Posted 1 month ago

We'd like to find out whether it's feasible to have our home extended to add a fourth bedroom and ensuite, and then have it drafted for us if so.

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Architect

Posted 2 months ago

Renovate and add a second 60m2 storey

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Design and architects for house extension #3

Posted 4 months ago

We'd like to build an extension to existing house (Approx 60 m2 or maximise the usage of land) We require a competent architect who can cast a critical eye over it, look for the best ways to draw it up and help us to save money.

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Adding a second storey

Posted 2 months ago

We would like to add a second storey with a living room, master bedroom and bathroom, walking closet and balcony. About 60m2 floor.

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Help with mocking up plans

Posted 5 months ago

I am considering an extension to my house so I need some help with drawings but also with ideas and guidance if something is/would be possible. I have a 3 bed 1 bath 1920’s house which is about 100sqm. I am looking at ways of extending to make the place 4 bed 2 bath 2 living rooms.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New floor plans drawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

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Deck Extension

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17th February 2020

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 5
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New ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

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 5
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Extension

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25th November 2018

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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
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 5

Parking deck

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4th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

Drafting for a new En Suite Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
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 4
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 5
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Draughtsman to draw plans for building permit


4th July 2018

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Recladd Design

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17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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Archiform ltd

Joined July 2019

We provide a range of services that tailor to each of our clients. Our main focus are on extensions, renovations and new builds. We use 3D programs to provide an easier visual understanding and contextual outlook of the design. Need a building / resource consent? or are you looking for as-built plans or concepts? We can manage this process for you and take the hassle of dealing with council from...

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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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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Kairos Design Group ltd

Joined April 2019

Kairos Design Group is a multi-disciplined architectural practice; residential renovations to commercial retail fit outs. From decks and kitchen renovations through to bar and office fit-outs. 13+ year experience, licensed building practitioner and Architectural designers of nz member. KDG has the knowledge and connections to be with you, step by step, through entire architectural design proc...

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microbimm nz ltd

Joined January 2017

We deliver high quality Architectural Design/CAD Drafting Services 3D Modelling BIM - Building Information Modelling to our clients. Our highly skilled team of Architectural CAD Drafters have in-depth knowledge in simple to Intelligent Architectural CAD Drafting/3D Modelling Services as well as in delivering detailed set of Architectural Drawings and Construction Documents in accordance to the app...

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Condor Consulting

Joined October 2019

I am kiwi born structural/bridge engineer offering my services to engineer your home/project. If you need anything from structural design or code compliance, to second opinions then I'm your guy! Get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you :)

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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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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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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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BRAVE CONSTRUCTION

Joined July 2019

Hi, we specialize in interior fit outs. We have been working with major retail companies throughout New Zealand and residential owners who deserves truly beautiful high end works. Together of 30years experience, we will finish the job successfully.

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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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CCG ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

Joined April 2015

Your design delivered – Process simplified. CASA CONSULTING GROUP is the problem solver. CASA CONSULTING GROUP is a team of highly experienced design architects with strong building compliance background - with the managing director had hands-on experience from his council compliance background in the past. We currently have a team of 10 people. There are two Registered Architects in the...

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Nuri Construction Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi, We are experts in renovation works and building new houses being in the construction business for the last 18 years. We are capable of doing any job whether it is big or small. We pride in meeting deadlines and project completions, we can also work on Saturdays when things need to be done. Also we are confident about our competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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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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CH Design Ltd

Joined December 2012

LBP, Licensed Building Practitioner, Design Class 2, Project administration.Building Designs, Building Consent Applications and 3-D Modelling, CAD, Drafting, House plan, Architectural design, Architectural Drafting, Structural drafting,BIM, Draftsman, Draftsperson. Subdivision plan, Resource consent, Designer, Alteration, renovation, Autocad, Revit,Fitout

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Haigh Workman Limited

Joined January 2019

Haigh Workman has a wealth of experience in civil, industrial and residential engineering with offices in Kerikeri, Warkworth and Auckland. Haigh Workman Ltd is a multi-disciplined civil & structural engineering firm, with experience in our Kerikeri office dating back to 1981. We have a strong team of qualified engineers with a comprehensive range of skills. We offer specialist expertise provid...

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CHL tiling

Joined August 2018

New Zealand many years of experience in ceramic tile work, knowing Ned Zealand’s requirements for tile paving, clean and tidy, to meet customer requirements.

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INNOVATIVE BUILDING WORX LIMITED

Joined September 2016

OUR COMPANY Innovative Building WORX Limited, We focus on exceptional quality, planning, and safety to ensure the best outcome for your Construction projects. We built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time, and at an affordable price We undertake a variety of work for a wide range of clients from small residential renovation projects to New builds, Commerical projects....

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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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