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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Gibbons

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for a drafts person to help design some additions to our bungalow

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House Design

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking for an architect to design 2x houses for my 675m2 property.

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Retaining/Driveway plans for consent

Posted 4 months ago

We quickly require a draughtsperson to complete drawing of driveway and retaining wall, and include engineers information (underway), for building consent. If you can manage the consent application that would be ideal also but not necessary. Ideally based in Devonport/Takapuna area. Basic site plan drawings available. Immediate start a MUST

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Holland Road upgrade 2

Posted 4 months ago

We had an architect produce some plans to obtain an Auckland Council Building permit for a retaining wall, fencing, patio etc.(all outside work) He also produced some house plans to scale. He went overseas for a holiday and when he returned we found he was too busy to draw up the renovation plans for the inside of the house. (1960's oblong house) Includes converting the inside double garage to living accommodation and add anew parking bay (carport?)possibly changing bathrooms and kitchen, addin...

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Kitchen Renovation - drawings

Posted 1 month ago

We need drawings to remove 2 windows, add a new one and potentially remove an internal wall. We need a couple of quotes.

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Removal of wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need asssistance with gaining building consent to remove a section of wall between our kitchen and living room

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Create a set of plans to install a new external bifold door

Posted 5 months ago

I'm after a set of plans to be drawn up to provide to Auckland council in order to gain approval in install a bifold door (1800 wide) inplace of a current window (1200 wide). I've been advised that as I want to widen the opening I need to submit a set of plans in orer to obtain consent. After an idea of cost to draw the plans please.

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Turn basement into a living space

Posted 4 months ago

Hi team, I need an architech to draw up plans and write building consent to turn my basement into a living area, ideally bedroom, but rumpus or games room would be fine too. The area was originally un-consented work but has been checked off by an engineer and has a safe and sanity from the council

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Not seeking any more due to situation change

Posted 4 months ago

Due to my family situation change, now I cancelled this project plan until situation allows again. But I don’t know how to delete the jobs I have posted, so I updated like this. Thanks.

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Notice to fix

Posted 1 month ago

To get COA for plumbing work previously done without concent

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Self Contained Apartment

Posted 3 months ago

We live in Chatswood. There is currently a room under our house that is used as storage. It has electricity but is not plumbed or insulated. We would like to renovate and extend this room to create a self-contained unit with bathroom, kitchenette, living and bedroom space, essentially doubling the area to approx 25 - 30m total. Access to the room is via a deck which also needs consideration and renovation. We would like an architect to provide a creative and modern, private solution, as well as...

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Drafting plans needed to go for building permit

Posted 2 months ago

We are renovating parts of our house and already have sketch plans of changes we want to do. We need drafting plans to apply for building permit.

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Bathroom Reno #2

Posted 1 month ago

Draughtsman required to assist with design of a small bathroom. We have a sketched up plan of what we would like and want to make sure this is achievable in the space. We would want drawings to then use with a builder & for council (for record purposes only). Quote required for time and costs of drawings please.

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Spot Elevations for building plans

Posted 2 months ago

I am trying to get resource consent for a new build. I already have the basic new build plans and submitted to council. Council have come back and asked for four spot elevations to show the height in relation to boundary. Person who did building plans has not got back to me and not answering calls. I just need these spot elevations done for now with the already existing basic building plans. I have a topographical survey, subdivision scheme plan, council request to share with someone who can...

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Extension drawings and compliance

Posted 2 months ago

We need drawings prepared for a 30m2 extension at ground level which will include a new entrance to the house. The current entrance( 1st Floor, house is a split level design) will be incorporated into the living area with new windows and removal of existing external wooden stairs and door. An inspection cover and drainage (not main) will require moving and council compliance required for work

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House renovation design

Posted 5 days ago

weatherboard house built in 1960s with 3 bedrooms on the ground level with front and back deck. Basement is currently used as a lounge with one extra toilet. Basement does not have ccc because of height issue. I would like to renovate the old house to increase its market value, may also need to change layout to make it more spacious. Also considering extend to front deck to level it up to street level.

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Build Consent Plans

Posted 2 months ago

I've got a Resource Consent for our house renovations. We now want to get the detailed building consent plans completed. We have the 3D plans for the Resource Consent.

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The Kiwi Burrow

Posted 1 month ago

Kiwis for kiwi - the national charity that oversees kiwi conservation - needs to build an incubation facility. This will ultimately be located at Wairakei (near Taupo). We are seeking some basic drawings that can be used to secure a building quote for the facility. We have been contemplating constructing this as containerised, demountable structure but think that there is merit in building something more permanent. I have attached images of how the containerised version would look plus a floo...

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Window seat

Posted 4 months ago

We would like to install a "window seat" in one of our bedrooms to try and give more feeling of space in the room. The initial idea is to try and achieve this by utilising the existing aluminium window and frame up a pushed out "box" around this window. The existing wooden framework would need to be lowered to allow for the appropriate seat height and back. However, the top and sides could remain the same so the supporting framed structure of the back wall of the house would not be compromised...

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Architects

Posted 4 months ago

My house got only 1 bathroom but now I want to make one more bathroom in matter ensuite. I need a architect to get council approval. Thanks

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Recent architects reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Plans please!

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22nd October 2017

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Extension

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25th November 2018

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House drawings

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11th May 2017

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Building consent

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10th November 2017

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Modular Housing

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7th March 2018

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Draughtsman to draw plans for building permit


4th July 2018

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Phills Home Reno

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30th November 2017

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 5
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Steve

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21st May 2017

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 5
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Conservatory Renovation 2

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13th August 2017

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Relocation of bracing elements

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th September 2017

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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 : aagroup.co.nz

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Multiplex

Joined December 2018

Multiplex always deliver the best result to the client. Professionals doing the professional jobs, we provide project management from start to end, competitive price with unbeatable outcome.

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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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La Peres cunstruction

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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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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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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Wyn Architecture

Joined January 2017

An independently owned Architectural and Design company based in the beautiful Mount Maunganui. Specialising in 3D visuals, in all residential design and spec homes. These include alterations, leaky homes, renovations and interior design. Our goal is to deliver precision in our work. We’ll go the extra mile to provide the highest level of satisfaction in all areas of your dream design process...

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Plumb Solar Plumbing & Solar Heating

Joined December 2010

I have had a plumbing business in Auckland since the early 70s I specialise in maintenance and renovations. I also specialise in the supply and installation of solar heating I also can carry out maintanance on all types of solar installations No job is too small

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a design and build renovation 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 requi...

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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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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are uk qualified with over 30 yrs experience. LBP carpenter & site 2. We specialize in repairs,bathrooms and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting.We are very flexible to your needs.

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DNA Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

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 close relationships with our sub- trades including design, plumbing, electrical and many more. All our work is guaranteed for ten years and is finished to the highest level. We pride ourselves coming in on budget & on time. DNA can complete your job from...

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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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C Architectural Design Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi, we are a young business based in Auckland. Our team members have experiences in subdivision, House design and renovation for over 4 years. We are LBP qualified designers and happy to help house owners on different architectural design with resonable price. Our service including: -New house design -subdivision feasibility report + design -House extension design -House alteration design -...

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S5 Architecture

Joined February 2018

Full Architectural and Structural engineering services available House design Unit design Apartment design Working drawings Renovation consents Resource consents Building Consents

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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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RAD workshop

Joined February 2014

Hi there, With 15 years hands-on experience in the building, design and construction documentation industry, I have a sound knowledge of the processes involved to develop your project through the concept, design, costing, resource and building consent phases, right through to construction.  RAD is an abbreviation for Research Architecture Design and implies a European-inspired approach to ar...

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Muster Brush Limited

Joined June 2017

Muster Brush specialises in everything to do with - Commercial and residential painting :internal & external - Maintenance jobs large and small -Plastering and renovation -Gib board Installation - Wall paper removal and hanging - Decoration: House & Shop, internally and external. We have 15 years of experience and we are looking to establish our name. Our jobs included sub-contracti...

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ECONOMIZED DESIGNZ & CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined June 2016

Hi, we do: I) DESIGN: -Design/Drafting and Construction of New Building -Design/Drafting and Construction of Extension or Alteration of Existing Building -Quality Works and Reasonable Rates -with Professional Indemnity Insurance II) CONSTRUCTION: -Commercial Building Construction -Residential Building Construction

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CCG ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

Joined April 2015

Architects & Building Engineers Auckland We are a highly experienced team of qualified engineers, building compliance consultants and architects based in Auckland. We current have a team of 10 people. There are two Registered Architects in the team. All of our technical designers are fully qualified and experienced in NZ building works. We have a quality assurance system in house that we...

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