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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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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 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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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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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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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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Toilet extension to incl a shower

Posted 1 week ago

Need to extend our single toilet into our garage to incl a shower.

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Convert carport to garage plus deck and doors

Posted 1 day ago

My carport is in poor condition and I would like to convert the carport (length 5.3m x width 3.7 m x height 2 m, all approx) into a similar size, only slightly larger, garage, and put a deck on top with railings around. I would also like to convert the windows (roughly height 2m x length 3m one side, and 2m x 1m one side) that current sit above the carport into a door or doors that open onto the deck. My house is on a cross lease with one other house. I would like to know (1) what types (if a...

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Drafting renovation plans

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have concept plans from an architect for a very simple renovation to a 1930s bungalow. We’d like plans drawn up for council consent.

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Garage renovation

Posted 2 months ago

I need plans drawn up to convert garage into 2 bedrooms to present to builder for quote and council for approval

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ENGINEERING DRAWING AND DRAFTING

Posted 1 week ago

Engineering drawing to add around 20 sqm living area (two external wall, roof and one door) so that builder can provide estimate.

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Minor dwelling unit

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I got house and wanted to build minor dwelling . Its cross lease of 1100sqm and half is mine 2/9 Eskdale Road, Birkdale is my address . Need architecture who can guide me for full details to build atleast 2bedroom unit as per council requirements

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Downstairs conversion into separate dwelling

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like to separate the top and bottom floors into separate legal home and income. I would like advice and plans and how to do this, consents etc. The area is highlighted in blue.

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Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for advice for plans to be drawn up for a 2 bedroom renovation to an existing house.

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Draft plans for sliding door

Posted 2 months ago

Draft plans to support building consent to remove a small ranch slider and replace with a larger three paneled stacking door on an exterior wall. We have existing CAD drawings of the lounge and proposed door. Ideally before the end of the year.

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Sloping section house build

Posted 2 weeks ago

I require design and build options for a residential home on a sloping section located at 23 willow avenue, Birkenhead. Looking to build soon. Open to ideas. Total build budget is around $550k including everything.

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CAD drawings for Reno for Council Approval.

Posted 2 months ago

Require CAD plans produced that we can send to Council for approval. We require a drafts person, not an architect. We need to submit drawings to the council for consent as we are adding a second toilet, shower and vanity. We also will be taking out some walls. Scaled drawings required for our builder, plumber and electrician to work off. Small 2 bedroom 100 sm unit on the flat.

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Building Consent drawings

Posted 5 days ago

I have completed Resource Consent for a house renovations in Narrow Neck. It will be submitted to council next week. Looking for a draughts person to complete Building Consent documentation for me. Approximately 120sqm with standard villa style detailing.

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Putting in a new, bigger window on load bearing wall and shifting another

Posted 1 month ago

I need basic plans that show a new, bigger window to be put into an existing space and a small bathroom window to be shifted to one side by about 350mm to allow for the shower box to go into the corner of the bathroom. This is not complicated, but I need plans, so I can then involve an engineer for the calculations. I am planning to start this work in the new year, January 2021, so the sooner I get the plans, the better. I really have no idea how much it will cost to have this done, so forgive...

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Drafting for house renovation and building consent to Council

Posted 1 day ago

We plan to renovate our house. The current house is 1970's with no proper insulation and ventilation. We have already got a house renovation design in general. As we plan to relocate our bathroom and add another new bathroom, we need a proper drafting service so we can submit our renovation plan for a building consent to council.

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2 bedroom unit

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I want to build 2 bedroom unit with my house . My house address is 2/9 Eskdale Road, Birkdale and its cross lease land with front house 9 Eskdale Road. Need someone who can arrange everything from 2 bedroom house design , council approvals etc.. Our total land is 1106sqm and half id mine . I got space at back side of my house that i want to use it .

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Draft needed for council consent of laundry/bathroom conversion

Posted 2 months ago

We’re converting our laundry into a bathroom. We need to submit a draft/drawing to the council for consent as we are adding a toilet and shower into an area that doesn’t currently have those things. We’ve spoken to a builder and plumber and confirmed it’s a simple job as we’re not changing anything structural and it’s right next to our current bathroom so plumbing is easy. This is needed urgently, we are available any day/time this week that suits.

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Deck Rebuild

Posted 1 month ago

Just need my present deck which is above 5 meters demolished and rebuilt extended by 500 (.5 meter) along the side and toward the boundary. Need the approximate cost of : • Plan / Detailed drawings • Building Consent / Council fee’s I can email a soft copy of my house plans

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Draftsman required for home extension

Posted 2 months ago

We are planning an extension to our home and require a draftsman to draw plans for council approval and to develop a budget. Proposed extension is 40-50m including a master bedroom, a study and a living room.

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Plans

Posted 2 months ago

We have completed some renovations. Adding two additional bathroom, converting workshop to rumpus. plumber has certified the work. We had a pre application meeting with AKC and have he minutes. We require plans draw to BC standard.

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Draughting Service

Posted 2 months ago

Draughting plans for Minor Dwelling Submit Building consent

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 183,000 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
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 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Draughsman/engineer

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Recladd Design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 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

Townhouse

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

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

New floor plans drawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Parking deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Glenbrook design

Joined July 2014

Glenbrook Design has been designing and providing BC and RC documentation for at least 15 years. We specialize in providing all documentation to the councils to facilitate the clients specific project and follow through to the Code Compliance Certificate stage. We will keep with in the decided budget and our aim is to design above the standard Building Code.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trinity Construction Ltd

Joined February 2010

We take pride in our workmanship and get the job right from the start. We have been in the building industry since 1985. We finish the job on time and to budget. Also we are a registered builder under the new governments act. Hiring a registered builder will give you a peace of mind.

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Nailed It Carpenters

Joined March 2019

Hi, Ive been building for 7 years plus now. I specialise in new builds/renos. Have worked on very high end homes all over Auckland. No job is to big or to small. Fully qualified with my lbp licence. Pride myself on delivering quality work on time and in budget. Thanks

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Origin Architecture

Joined March 2020

Origin Architecture is a practical architectural design studio, we approach the design process carefully to ensure that our design remains within our clients budget. Origin offers a full list of architectural services including: - Architectural design - Feasibility studies - Concept design - Resource Consents - Building Consents We have experience in all types of projects including:...

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cnn construction

Joined April 2019

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 year. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. we pride ourselves on providing competitive quote and then completing jobs on budget. and I am currently Master builder member we are work...

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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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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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CH Design Ltd

Joined December 2012

LBP, Licensed Building Practitioner, Design Class 2, Project ... ing 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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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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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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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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L Darrow Industries Ltd

Joined August 2016

Hi there. I'm a designer who has been in the industry for a long time, with a lot of residential experience now also strongly focusing on commercial projects, i.e hospitality, offices, retail. In conjunction with a large network of excellent professional tradespeople and trades, we can manage the project for you. We pride ourselves to taking a concise briefing from our clients to ensure we get the...

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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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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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