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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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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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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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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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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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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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New floor plans drawn

Posted 4 weeks ago

I require updated floor plans of my house for a new Building Consent to install sewer pump system from ground floor ensuite bathroom. Buidling Consent is at Pending stage but Council has issued an RFI for further info. My timeframe is 15 work days from Monday 20th May. Council requires new floor plans for both levels, plus cross section drawing illustrating ensuite toilet stack and connection to proposed pump. I have original drawings from Council file availble to copy from.

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Concept plans internal staircase

Posted 2 weeks ago

New internal stairwell to ground floor storage space in current hallway. • Move hot water cylinder 2m • Door at the bottom of new stairwell • Ground floor storage space to become rumpus • New door into existing ground floor bedroom to connect new rumpus • Remove ground floor post to create space for window seat by existing window (in new rumpus room) Wanting concept plans so we can ascertain total cost of project before submitting to council/construction drawings.

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Belle Vue Room addition & new kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, We have a 3 bdrm 1980s 2-storey house. We would like to add a 3rd bdrm downstairs, open up the back of the house, add a deck and a new kitchen. Thanks, Emma.

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Parking deck

Posted 1 month ago

Plans required for parking deck. 10.5m x 6.5 m the height would be approximately 3m at the front. We have already received a geotechnical report and survey done of the area. We have an engineer organised to provide structural requirements. The property is large enough that we do not need resource consent but of course building consent needed. We plan to build this in the coming summer.

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Spot Elevations for building plans

Posted 4 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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Greenhithe Extension

Posted 6 days ago

Plans drawn up so we can submit to council our proposed extension we require.

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House renovation design

Posted 2 months 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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House Design

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Removal of wall

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Notice to fix

Posted 3 months ago

To get COA for plumbing work previously done without concent

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Extension drawings and compliance

Posted 4 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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Bathroom Reno #2

Posted 3 months 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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The Kiwi Burrow

Posted 3 months 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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Plans and lodging building consent of renovation of 1970s original house

Posted 4 weeks ago

We are looking for a draftsman to complete working drawings and manage building consent for our proposed renovations of our property. Proposed works will ideally include moving existing walls, addition of self contained flat in downstairs, additional bathroom, additional bedroom, moving laundry etc.. all works within the existing buildings footprint and consent has been given by other owners on the cross lease. Looking for work to be completed ASAP. We have had architectural concept drawings com...

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Draughtsman

Posted 3 days ago

My neighbor & I want to convert the car port into a single room each. I also want to build a separate carport in a separate area.

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Kitchen Renovation - drawings

Posted 2 months 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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Pauli Decks

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need plans drawn for two wooden decks on a two level brick and tile

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Build Consent Plans

Posted 4 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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House renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for expression of interest for an Architect to assist us with designing a renovation of a house we just purchased. This is a med-large project. Please provide link/photos of designs completed in the past, as well as cost structure. Here's a link to the photos of the house: ......

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Internal house redesign

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, we are looking to rejig our current property (internal only) to include and extra bedroom, bathroom, wardobe in master and storage cupboards. My husband is a builder so we just need the drawings/design as we are struggling with ideas. We have just moved back so we do not yet have contacts in Auckland for this. Thank you!

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Recent architects reviews

With over 136,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Draughtsman to draw plans for building permit


4th July 2018

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Plans please!

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22nd October 2017

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 5
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Relocation of bracing elements

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th September 2017

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 5
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Building consent

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10th November 2017

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 5
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Extension

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25th November 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Phills Home Reno

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30th November 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Modular Housing

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7th March 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Conservatory Renovation 2

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13th August 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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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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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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Stanson construction ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi we are in the building industry for many years. We can do new builds, project management, renovations and alterations. We think communication is the KEY thing to help us deliver the high quality work to our clients on time and on budget. We have NZ certified builder and LBP in the company to make sure our job is meet NZ lastest building code, we also have very good relationship with suppliers a...

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Wyn Architecture

Joined January 2017

Licensed Building Practitioner Whether your job is big or small we can take care of it for you at an affordable cost. New builds and renovations. 15 years experience. Nation wide

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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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Nala Studio Architects Limited

Joined September 2018

I am a registered architect with over 10 years experience in the industry, having worked on a variety of projects, from residential to commercial, healthcare and educational. Since starting my own company I have been involved in a lot of residential renovations, extensions and new builds. I also have experience in site investigation for subdivisions and unitary plan bulk & location testing.

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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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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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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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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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AY

Joined January 2018

I’m very passionate about new and existing residential projects with 7 years experience in the industry. I’m skilled to take all residential projects from initial design to detailed design through to council submission. (LBP Design Licence)

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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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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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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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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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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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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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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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smartarch

Joined June 2016

Hi, I've been working in construction, design and drafting and related industries since 1997. I am a licensed LBP (AoP Design 3) who works on all scales and complexities of new builds in residential and commercial projects. My recent NZ projects include, *2019 - Conversion of Utility Room to Studio Unit *2019 - New Back extension - Living and Bedroom - Moutenau *2019 - New 4 Bed Home - Waihol...

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