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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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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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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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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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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 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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Draughting attic windows

Posted 1 week ago

I want to install two dormer windows in an attic. These will be 1.5m w and about the same in height.

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Redraw changes to existing plan

Posted 5 days ago

Some parts of the interior layout of the rental property need to be drawn on a plan please. The council files are not complete and some plans are misplaced by council. I I Need some parts of the bottom story and top story of the 2 story house drawn please for submission to council I have the original council property file plans to send you to work from, and 1 site visit to measure up would be required . The property is in Forrest Hill , North shore Akld.

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Deck extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

two jobs have post landscape design's completed: 1. draw up plans for existing deck that is not consented, has a builders certificate and insurance exemption 2. a small extension drawn up with stairs to go to back yard have all sizes and dimensions from the landscape designer plans.

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Draftsman for renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need a draftsman as we are wanting to cover up our existing carport so we can add an extra bedroom and dining area

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Deck plans required

Posted 2 days ago

Require drafting services to plan deck for council consents. In short we are wanting to replace the current balcony and extend that right around the front of the house (this would replace the current lower deck that has been built). The intention is for the deck to come 4m out from the current house and would cover the length of the kitchen / lounge area (6m; c. 8m including the currently balcony). Photos attached which may help.

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Extension of family home in Forrest Hill, North Shore, Auckland

Posted 4 weeks ago

Require ideas and then drawings to extend a family home, adding a Bedroom, Bathroom, Livingroom and Kitchenette. Extension will be around 47sqm and is ideally attached to and accessible from the current home. The drawings will be used to get an accurate estimate of the construction costs from a builder and/or quantity surveyor. Then if feasible, building consent will be sought. See photos for area where extension is planned.

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En suite - new

Posted 1 week ago

Need a plan drawn up for a new en suite within an existing room, suitable for permit application and pricing. Plumber has indicated that the job is feasible.

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Ensuite addition #2

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi there, I am looking for a draftsman to draw plans for an addition of an ensuite.

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Needing designs for long term plans

Posted 2 days ago

Looking long term to make better use of current land in section in Forrest Hill. Potentially moving existing free standing double garage to allow for pool space if feasible; and/or rebuilding freestanding garage with loft/granny flat overhead. Open to having this connecting to main dwelling - really seeking ideas. Please provide idea of cost estimate for redesign with your quote.

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Plans for glass balustrades pool fencing

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are needing plans for a glass balustrade drawn up for submission to council. The balustrade is on the edge of 3 sides of a deck (lengths 5.5m,5.4m and 2.4m and 1.5m high), which has steps down to a pool area. We would like to get this submitted to council as soon as possible.

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Quote for deck plans

Posted 4 weeks ago

I need to replace my deck and am thinking of doing it myself. Would like some help with drawing up plans (measurements, angles, alt design suggestion etc.) as I don’t have the time to work it out. Am keen to know a cost to do this

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Drawings for replacing internal gutters with external (urgent repairs)

Posted 4 weeks ago

Urgently need drawings for the builder doing work to enable full replacement of internal gutters with external after flooding. Council has advised drawings need to be suitable for Cert of Acceptance application. Some interim repairs have been done but there are still leaks.

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Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation - Draftsperson required

Posted 3 weeks ago

Require draftsperson to assist with drawings and building consent process. We are planning to renovate our bathroom to create a level entry shower / wet room plus a reconfiguration of our kitchen / lounge / dining area. Reconfiguration will involve relocating the current galley kitchen location which will create a separate office space and an internal stairwell to the downstairs laundry / garage. Do not intend to alter the external structure, nor do we believe we will be impacting any load...

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Deck plan for COA

Posted 2 weeks ago

We replaced our old deck 8 years ago, it had to be wider tham original due to concrete slab, so pushed out about 1 meter. Need a plan drawn as we are selling house and need it signed off. Highest distance off the ground is 2.65m to FFL. reduces from there. Need to get the house on the market in early January, so will need the plan before Christmas. Need a licensed draughtsman as unlicensed will be declined by council. For some reason I can't post photos on this post. Happy to forward to an em...

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Planner for building consent application #2

Posted 1 week ago

We have recently purchased and are looking to do some minor alterations and potentially a small extension. We require someone who has prior experience with the consenting process and can advise us/draw up plans. We have the council file and the opportunity to view the house again next week - so your availability/flexibility is important.

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Excavate and renovate basement

Posted 1 week ago

Our house is a 2-level 1940s stucco home on a slope that has two bedrooms and double garaging on ground level and we’d like to excavate the downstairs to increase liveable area and garage space.

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Drawings needed for deck replacement

Posted 3 days ago

The deck on our unit is in desperate need of replacing, however it's not on the plans as it was built prior to 1992. Council have advised that due to one end of the deck being more than 2m above ground level it needs council consent, and our builder advised that we'd need drawings done to support the consent application. Could you please give us an indication of costs and whether this would be something you could help us with?

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Pool deck drawings

Posted 1 week ago

We're putting in a pool and deck, and need help with drawings and consent application. I'm looking for someone who can help submit this by Christmas. I have the engineering drawings for the pool, have produced a site map and sketch of the layout. I need someone who can do the deck and fence drawings and help confirm we any other requirements. We need consent due to the size of the pool (a bit over 35,000 litres) and the deck will have a drop of around 3m in the highest point. We plan t...

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Drafting options for house extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, looking for someone to help draft options for extending to create an ensuite bathroom/wardrobe as a minimum. Possibly study/fourth bedroom. Area we're looking to extend in to is highlighted in plans uploaded. Have slightly more detail than what's attached - have had to combine two images to show how internal layout in house is.

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Designing a deck - and consenting a converted garage

Posted 1 day ago

Hello, Wondering if you can help, please. I'm trying to get a new deck designed. It is approx 2.5m x 7m and at about 1 story high. It will need a consent as well. I also have a garage that was converted to a bedroom (before we moved into this house.) I'm trying to get a retrospective consent on this, in order that I can sell the house in future. Thanks so much Anna

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Draftmen needed for ensuite plans for council approval

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5th July 2020

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Renovation design

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16th August 2021

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Townhouse

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10th July 2020

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Draw proposed plan for a new ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2021

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 5
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Deck Extension

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17th February 2020

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 5
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Draughsman/engineer

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16th July 2020

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 4
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 5
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Design of renovation is needed

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8th September 2021

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 5
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 5
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Irene Charles

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15th June 2021

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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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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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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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3DFactory Ltd

Joined June 2019

3D Factory is a boutique architectural design agency specialising in architectural design & photo-realistic imaging. With projects throughout New Zealand, the 3D Factory have experience that crosses many disciplines: from technically demanding earthquake re-builds in Christchurch, to multi-duplex developments in Auckland. We pride ourselves on the ability to combine architectural skill and tech...

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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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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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Friday Design

Joined April 2019

We specialise in design of residential new builds, additions and renovations. Our commitment to a detailed design process and documentation is evident through all our works.

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RedwoodEngineering ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we have been providing engineering solutions for NZ for over 50 years . Key aspect is our ability ask relevant questions and come up with a effective and economical solution

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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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Architext

Joined May 2014

Hi we are registered architects that have been operating in the Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Coromandel area for 24 years. We have worked on residential, commercial,tourist accommodation and education projects of all sizes. We like to work with our clients collaboratively and provide a design outcome that we can all be proud of.

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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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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 : ... .nz

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Nuri Construction Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi there, With over 18 years of experience in the construction business, we are experts in renovation works, extensions and new builds. No job is too big or too small for us. We are passionate about building quality homes at a competitive price and completing jobs on budget is very important to us. We pride in meeting deadlines and giving you the best advice that meets your expectations. W...

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Paragon Solutions

Joined November 2014

Hi, my name is Shane and I am a qualified Architectural Draughtsman servicing Auckland's North Shore and surrounding areas. I Specialise in As-Built Drawings and Small Residential Building Consents, and am a Preferred Choice by Architects, Engineers, Builders and other Specialists, to produce High Quality Drawings. I pride myself in my professionalism, and my attention to detail ensures that my...

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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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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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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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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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AY

Joined January 2018

I’m very passionate about new and existing residential projects with 10 years of experience in the industry. I’m skilled to take all residential projects from initial design to detailed design through to council submission. (New Zealand registered Architect & LBP Design Licence)

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Jeffries Construction

Joined July 2017

A family business specialising in high quality and efficient workmanship. We specialise in residential renovations and new builds. Managing your project from concept design/consent stage right though to subcontractors, scheduling and the finished product ready for you and your family to move into. We can handle your project from concept to "turn key" As Qualified builders and a LBP with ov...

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