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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Design and architects for house extension #2

Posted 3 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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Adding a second storey

Posted 2 weeks 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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Extention of existing house to add bedroom and ensuite

Posted 1 day 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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Residential Drafting Required

Posted 4 months ago

We need a draftsperson that is able to take our project all the way through consent. Our project is made up of 3 major components Minor Dwelling, House Renovation, Freestanding Garage with sleepout. We are wanting an immediate start with the intention of breaking ground asap. We need concept drawings for Hydrology Report, Storm Water Engineering and Council Planning Meeting before we go further with the drawings. Please see attached site drawings and hand markups for a general indica...

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Plans for turning garage into living space

Posted 3 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 3 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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Architect

Posted 2 weeks ago

Renovate and add a second 60m2 storey

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Home Extension -

Posted 4 months ago

Building one master ensuite and one study at the back of the property

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Draughsman/engineer

Posted 4 months ago

I am looking for a reasonable priced draughtsman to draw up some plans for an extension i'm adding to my property. The council requested for an admendment so i need someone who can do the drawing and submit to council. The total floor space area is 45 square metres. i need this done asap.

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Plans and consent for second storey deck

Posted 3 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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Kitchen and Bathroom #3

Posted 16 hours 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 3 weeks 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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Help @ Hart Road

Posted 17 hours 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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Plans drafted for sleepout

Posted 2 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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Help with mocking up plans

Posted 3 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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Need design of a basement toilet for building consent in basement

Posted 4 months ago

Need a toilet in basement . Need a design for building consent . Also will need help in whole implementation too including building consent , installation , review , approval etc

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Deck Extension

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Architect design

Posted 3 months ago

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

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

Posted 3 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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Design and architects for house extension #3

Posted 3 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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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 156,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Draftsman needed for Villa renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Modular Housing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New floor plans drawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draughtsman to draw plans for building permit


4th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

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

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2 Construct Ltd

Joined June 2018

We have been servicing various building industries for over 25 years, from film sets, theatre sets and shop fitting construction, to bespoke furniture, house renovations, painting and deck building. Basically, we cover most types construction, but whatever job we are on, our core principals of honesty, high standards and a strong work ethic applies. No job is too small!

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Collate Ltd

Joined March 2018

Architectural designers providing design and documentation services to home owners, Architects, Builders and multi-disciplinary offices in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand.

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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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DevonDezign

Joined April 2018

DevonDezign has been in the landscape design and construction industry for the last 10 years. No job is too small; from odd jobs around the garden to make the space more functional, through to full service design and construction of your outdoor living space.

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Sprout Architects Ltd

Joined January 2019

My wife and I run a client focused, small and agile architectural practice specialising in residential alterations, extensions and new-builds. We have run our practise together since 2015 and have been in the industry for over a decade. Our collective experience covers building and resource consents for multi-unit residential developments including apartment buildings, commercial fitouts; from...

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AA Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

Hi, I'm Adam - an architect and builder from 2005. I have experiences in design and building. Giving an amazing services and affordable prices for customers are our company goal. Our team will give competitive quotes and completing jobs on your budget. Please check our website for more information about what we can do : aagroup.co.nz

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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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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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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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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a renovation design company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requirements,...

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AW Designs

Joined December 2019

Having worked for a well known high end residential architectural practice based in central Auckland for the past 5 years, as a respected Project Architect, I enjoy the whole package approach - from concept to keys hand over. With experience in client relationships, detailed design, drafting, project and contract management, (including on-site observations) for a range of high end architectural...

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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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Limitless Projects

Joined February 2020

Hi my name is Tyge I know that finding the right professionals in today’s market is not easy. That's why we created Limitless Projects! Limitless Projects provides quality home, workplace and retail interior fit outs as well as small to medium size renovations for clients throughout Greater Auckland. We create brand-new interiors or, if your existing kitchen, bathroom, living or entire home...

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BV Design 1994

Joined February 2018

Draughtsman specialising in basic renovations 24 year experience 24 years in Prenail / truss industry Full service includes truss design / site measures and plan lodgment

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Space Artisan

Joined May 2010

Hello! I am a graduate in Architecture, LBP (Design), ADNZ, with over 19 years of experience in NZ and another 10 years overseas. We are a small team based in Mt. Roskill. Have done dozens of residential & commercial developments including new sub-divisions, new residences, childcare centers and also additions and alterations. Have sub-contracted for Auckland firms `Jasmax', `VRLA', `Hames Sharle...

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The Property Survey Company

Joined May 2019

Hi, Having an issue with a trade or managing work at home we can provide assistance. We can inspect work, provide remedial lists and assist with obtaining a code compliance certificate (CCC) Or looking at buying a home, building or renovating your existing home and everything in between we can help. We can assist with; Design management The building consent application Project Co-ordination...

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La Peres Construction

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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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Architeck Limited

Joined November 2018

Kia ora, We are Architeck, we love architecture in all aspects from design, developments through to construction. We would love to hear from you about your project. Please contact us today for a no obligation, free consultation of your next project. We are specialists in providing excellent, professional architectural services. We have over 14+ years experience in everything from rural n...

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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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