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Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in New Zealand Homes

Posted 13/05/15

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

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Choosing and Using an Architect

Posted 05/10/12

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The Benefits of Building a Conservatory

Posted 22/10/14

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

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Architect, Draughtsman or Builder - Who Do You Need?

Posted 10/09/13

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

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

House extension

Posted 1 month ago

Looking at putting ideas and drawings i have into professional drawings of a house extension. Need to be able to advise on boundary rulings and process to take to council

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3D pictures of new build

Posted 6 days ago

we need a cost effective 3d photo of our new build. 3 or 4 photos only of concepts to go on the posters for marketing purposes.

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Pragmatic Foundation Plan

Posted 1 month ago

Request a draftsman to draw up a pragmatic foundation plan, suitable to meet Auckland Council consent process, including appropriate bracing plan. Also request the site visit and plan can be completed within a couple of weeks, as I've been delayed by numerous builders for 10 months. If you can't achieve that, please don't respond. The sooner the better! The house was built in the late 70's, on a slope, approx 112m2. Geotech report available if needed. I already have specialist repiler's l...

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Marama st

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are renovating our house looking for draftsman to help us remodeling the house.

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Draftsperson for retraining walls

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a draftsperson to design and assist with any consents needed for two retaining walls that I want to build on my property. Both retaining walls will be built on my boundary and I am looking to get started ASAP. Please contact me for further details.

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Irene Charles

Posted 1 month ago

Need an architect to assist on following. Up date existing plans to house Design approx 8 x 2.4 deck and get council consent. Can meet at ditecwith owner to discuss etc.

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Drawings for en-suite addition consent

Posted 6 days ago

We are in need of a suitably qualified person to produce a set of drawings for an existing toilet to be expanded to include a new shower, to enable us to apply for consent from the council. This is an urgent requirement

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Deck and room underneath extension

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking for a pragmatic and available draughts person to draw up plans for a 5-6m x 3.5 metre first floor deck, and design it with potential to add a 3 x 4 metre room underneath. Cost estimate is for plans - which may include the need to outline the existing house as North Shore don't have building plans (original house is a block built 1953 house).

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Building Consent Drawings

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking to get a building consent set drawn and submitted to council for a new build in the next few months. I am an architectural graduate and have drawn the resource consent set, please see plans here [.... This is a small 105sqm house, corrugated cladding, aluminum joinery, truss roof, all timber structure, aiming to keep things as simple as possible. If you need further information please let me know

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Sunnynook new house design

Posted 1 month ago

We plan to build 2nd dwelling in the area behind the existing house (currently a swimming pool). It'd be better if the land can be subdivided and two duplex units (2 storey each) built depending on feasibility and cost. We need an architect to do the design and get council consents etc.

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Draftsperson needed

Posted 5 days ago

We need site plan, layout plan, elevation etc drawn up for an existing building for a Certificate of Acceptance. It's a 29m2 rectangular sleep out with bathroom and decks.

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Renovation

Posted 5 days ago

Hi The house was built in 1987. In 1989 the Owners excavated under the south end and constructed a double garage area under - with retaining walls and concrete slab with DPC This was in accordance with an approved BC - plans on request What is now proposed is simply to install an internal staircase and develop the existing garage area into a master bedroom, ensuite, entry and wardrobe area - all within the consented block structure already there. We need a quote please for Plans to be...

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Renovation - garage conversion

Posted 1 month ago

Building Consent Plans preparation required for renovation of existing house by installing internal staircase and converting existing downstairs garage into entry, master bedroom and ensuite.

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Consent drawings

Posted 1 month ago

Flashing and capping details drawn on existing as built time frame asap

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Decking plans

Posted 1 month ago

Needing plans drawn for council approval to build medium size deck, hand rail and stairs.

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House extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a rumpus and need to extend it by making rooms and bathroom and also need to make 1 bedroom and bathroom extened to the house.

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Conservatory on second level of house

Posted 7 hours ago

Drawings for:building a long, narrow conservatory on second level of house over existing roof. Expanding windows (last 2 photos)on ground floor of house.

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Renovation design

Posted 2 weeks ago

Planning to add a kitchen downstairs and need design plans drawn up for this. Will also require help liaising with the council to ensure building consent is accepted. Thanks

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Dwelling conversion - studio flat

Posted 1 month ago

We have an area under our house that from we understand can be converted into a studio flat. The area currently has a carport and workshop and is just over 40 square metres. It appears to meet the requirements for a dwelling conversion (have spoken to the council). We would like plans drawn up in order to get a quote from a builder.

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Extend Deck #2

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for plans to extend upstairs Deck to picket fence on right hand side (See photo) . Approx 5700 Length 4000 Width 2300 Height . New steps also. Thanks

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 191,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Draughsman/engineer

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 4
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 5
Communication
 5

Townhouse

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th July 2020

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

Recladd Design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

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

Draftsman needed for Villa renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 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

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

Draw proposed plan for a new ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 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
Communication
 5

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Paragon Solutions

Joined November 2014

Hi, my name is Shane and I am a qualified Architectural Designer in Auckland. I specialise in "As Built Drawings" and I'm a preferred choice by architects in Auckland to produce high quality drawings. I pride myself in my professionalism, and my attention to detail ensures that my work is thoroughly. I am also available for Residential Building Consents required for New Decks, Bathroom Addit...

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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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Glenbrook design

Joined July 2014

Glenbrook Design has been designing new houses and renovations both residential and commercial, and providing BC (Building Consent) and RC (Resource Consent) documentation for more than 15 years. We specialize in providing all documentation to the councils to facilitate the clients specific project and follow through to the BC approval and the issue of the consent. The documentation for CCC (Cod...

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Philip Dorward Architecture

Joined March 2019

Hi, Im a recent graduate. I have a Diploma in Architectural Technology and am looking for jobs to work on. I can help with new house design, tiny house, renovations etc.

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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering Consultants

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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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. ...

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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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Amorin Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I am a builder with 30 years of overall experience. I have done 10 years of cabinet making and joinery, 8 years of high end residential finishing work in the U.S.A and 12 years of complete high end residential homes in New Zeaaland. Contact me and I'm sure I can help with anything you need done.

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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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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner S. Agar has been a builder for the past 15 years and business owner for 8. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working crew are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize in high-end architectural builds and major renovations, we are also available for the smaller job...

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Architecturo Architects

Joined May 2020

ARCHITECTURO is a New Zealand registered architectural practice. Both our directors have over 20 years of work experience. Our company offers a range of services to ensure projects achieve a holistic integrity that meets our client’s needs in the most cost effective and timely manner. Being an NZIA (New Zealand Institute of Architects) practice, we understand our role as architects and are comm...

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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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Sketch One Limited

Joined March 2021

LBP Qualified, Experience in regulatory and 8 years of designing/drafting with experience on site and great understanding of construction. LBP Qualified Builder (Adam) 15 years construction and project management.

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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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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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Reef Architectural Design Ltd

Joined January 2018

Reef Architectural Design Ltd can help you with all your design requirements big or small new builds or renovations from concepts to final working drawings and all documentation required for building consent lodge meant to council including Resource consents if needed, we work closely with clients to ensure they get the results they want, provide the necessary consultants like engineers planners e...

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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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W3

Joined August 2017

A design focused practice providing a full range of architectural services from project establishment, concept design, design documentation to completion. We can work with you on both residential and commercial projects. Architectural Services - Registered Architect www.w3collective.space

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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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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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