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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Change foot print of lower level.

Posted 2 months ago

Hello, My neighbor is listing his house in October and we have a cross lease title with him, we are wanting a draft for a few alterations at our home that he can sign off on before they move. Currently the area that we want to extend is the lower level of our house and it lends itself to be a self contained suite as it already has 2 bedrooms, a small lounge ,Out door area, laundry room, separate toilet and a separate bathroom. Can you help us with our vision for a better designed space t...

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Bathroom plans

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we need plans drawn up for our house and to convert a office/room into a bathroom and little bar area in second lounge. Thanks

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Add a bedroom

Posted 1 month ago

I am wanting to get plans drawn up to add an extra bedroom with a ensuite and kitchenette to my house

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Floor Plan For Home/Property

Posted 5 days ago

Looking for a Draughtman/Draughtperson for my property. Floor plans for the property. Need 2 drawings, 1 of the current layout and another of the new layout that I am wishing to propose.

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Deck Replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have just purchased a property which has a large 2 level deck which we think is unconsented and needs to be replaced and modified. We are in process of requesting plans from Council and have a builder arranged to complete work. What we need is a draughtsman to draw up new deck plans so these can be submitted to Council. Thanks,

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Alteration to entranceway atrium

Posted 6 hours ago

We have a house in Northcote Point which has an open atrium entrance. We are thinking about closing in some of that to create a small mezzanine office, or maybe an extra bedroom. Just looking for ideas (and obviously plans) so that we do it right - hopefully without council involvement.

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Deck Extension

Posted 2 days ago

We are looking to extend a deck and need someone to advise us/complete what is required with regards to drawings/council submissions etc.

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Building Consent Drawings

Posted 1 month ago

Producing building consent documents from resource consent drawings. Preferred software platform : Archicad

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Draw proposed plan for a new ensuite

Posted 1 week ago

Need to draw proposed plane to convert toilet to ensuite

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Looking for a Designer / Draftsman

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi There! We are about to start renovating our kitchen and need 3 structural changes made 1) We need a piece of roof added to replace a glass box window (concerned about potential for them to leak as its a common issue) 2) Replace windows with double glazed windows 3) Knocking down an internal structural wall - replacing with a steel beam and post on one end (green wall with mirror in pictures) Looking for someone to advise on the design & put together the relevant docs needed for cou...

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Extention of existing cross-lease house to add bedroom and ensuite

Posted 1 month ago

We'd like to get quotes to extend our existing 3 bedroom house, to add a bedroom and ensuite. Our property is on a crosslease, but we have already looked into our plans and we are well under the building to land ratio allowed. We had quotes prior to lockdown #1, and were advised it's all feasible - we just put the project on hold while everything was a bit crazy!

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Design and built package

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for a design and built package for 4 rental property on 675sqm urban zoned land. - Subdivision, resource and building consent - - Project manage the construction phase (possibly 4 double story townhouses) - Seriously wanting to move the project asap.

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Renovation advice

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi, we just bought a new house and would like to make some changes. We are looking at busting though a wall to make 2 bedrooms into 1 and possibly adding an ensuite and walk though wardrobe. We would also like to do an extension in a year or so, so would like some advice on whether this is a good plan for now, or if it would compromise the plans for the extension. We also want to move our current laundry out to the garage, so would need some plans done for that asap. Thanks

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Cad as-built plan required for floor plans (residential building)

Posted 1 week ago

Cad as -built plans required - 3 floor plans of our house- revisions were made during original construction and a few more recently so council require with variations "clouded " and numbered as shown on attached .Note floor plans only. Bracing identification may need to be updated . I will provide hard copies and amended floor plans and bracing identification if it needs updating .

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Granny flat

Posted 1 month ago

Extension to existing garage. Adding a bathroom, kitchen and bedroom.

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Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Looking at getting an idea of cost to have plans created for a redesign of our existing home. Including costs for building consent etc....

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Adding a beedroom

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking at adding a extension to my house which is to be a bedroom containing a ensuite and kitchenette. The house is built from Tri board but I would be using normal building timber for the extension. This would suit someone who has worked with both someone who is will to do the plan for the bedroom so I can take it to an engineer that has experience in Triboard

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Garage

Posted 4 weeks ago

Need something to give to the council for consent process. I have property files but not sure how to go about it. I have a small garage that is no longer fit for purpose, that needs replacing. Would like a larger one to be put up in it's place.

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Minor unit underneath the house

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need to check if I can build a unit underneath the house, Complete the drawings for consent etc. All building process done by us.

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Require DraftPerson

Posted 2 months ago

We need a person who can draw our plan for new shower to submit to City Council.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Deck Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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 5

Draftmen needed for ensuite plans for council approval

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Recladd Design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Townhouse

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draughsman/engineer

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 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

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

Draftsman needed for Villa renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Parking deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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Architecturo Architects

Joined May 2020

ARCHITECTURO is a New Zealand registered architectural practice. Both our directors have over 15 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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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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Destiny Group Limited

Joined August 2020

We have been at the fore front of building ultra-modern new houses including investor consented homes designs. We are also gurus at renovating old houses - work raging from recladding, bathroom upgrade, retroffiting, painting, electrification, heatpump installation, security systems installations, kitchen upgrade, landscapping, fencing, roofing, decking. We are also into new build design, consenti...

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Kapowai Works

Joined September 2020

Located in Albany, Kapowai Works serves the greater Auckland region. Drew Bateman, the owner, has been in the timber-based trades for more than 25 years. From typical 'builder' work, through themed commercial interiors and set work, right up to superyacht interiors and furnishings; he's had a hand in most aspects of fabrication and installation. Residential services available: - Cabinetr...

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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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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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Studio A

Joined October 2020

Studio A is a design focused architecture and interiors practice with 20 years professional experience. Good design starts with a careful understanding of the client’s needs and we take the time to listen attentively. We are happy to be involved in projects of all sizes, from alterations to new builds & small commercial projects, including interior fit-outs. Each project is unique and we enjoy...

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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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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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Nz build tech

Joined May 2017

I have been involved in building for around 10 years . I have experience in fencing , retaining walls , decks and deck repairs, repairs to water damage floors, Interior repairs big and small , I have been involved with office fit outs and refurbishment from start to finish, examples are anz bank refurbish , spark refurbish , Pacifica refurbish , I have worked with aluminium window frames and alumi...

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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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Lammas Architects Limited

Joined August 2019

Architecture + Interiors. Registered Architects NZIA Practice Stephen established Lammas Architects Limited in 2019, with over 13 years of professional experience gained in New Zealand working for 3 leading architecture practices. He is a talented designer with a proven ability in the management of project teams, and works closely with consultants and contractors while maintaining a strong...

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Brightwood Homes

Joined December 2018

Home builder with extensive commercial construction background. Clear, concise, no surprises quotes. High standard of communication, exceptional work quality and ethics. We can handle variety of work, from large new builds and townhouses, to small size additions and alterations. We can do 'turn key' packages or we can work with your design.

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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer focused on light commercial fit-out design and preparing documents for council. In the past years I have been invlived with hair salon, cafe, restaurants designs. if your business needs renovation, design and building consent, i am here to help. Over 5 years working experience in the industry. aiming to delivery professional services with affordable pric...

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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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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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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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 Website: ... II) CONSTRUCTION: -Commercial Building Construction -Residential Building Construction 10 Years Architectural Designer with Civil/Str...

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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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