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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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

Belle Vue Room addition & new kitchen

Posted 3 months 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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House renovation

Posted 3 months 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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House extension and renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Ground floor extension • add new kitchen and dining area, nice flow to the outdoor area. • Sky light to increase natural light • Outdoor patio and barbeque area • French door • Existing stair upgrade/ build new stair • High ceilings, simple design Front yard • Extend front deck to level with the street • Front fence • Drive way upgrade Landscaping • Plants removal o hazard plants close to the foundation o remove trees at the back yard for extension first floor •...

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Internal house redesign

Posted 2 months 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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Minor variation - Needing a draftsman

Posted 1 month ago

Minor variation - Needing a draftsman. Small change to drawing needed. Needing to draw a channel drain. 200MM x 150MM, the drain needs to out pipes going to a cesspit. We have an existing drawing just needing to add the above detail. Would like this done by Monday if possible.

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Glass extension

Posted 1 month ago

Glass extension on little home in Northcote. Would like drawings and renders to be passed on to builder. The style I want is a bit industrial all glass and steel beams with bi fold doors. The extension will go where the current deck is see photos (French doors to be removed) and finally a photo attached of the finished product I would like a similar look

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Draftsman needed for Villa renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

My partner and I have recently bought a 1912 villa in Birkenhead (Non heritage zone) and are looking to get some plans drawn up to make the follow changes. - Turn an exsiting bedroom into a new family bathroom and Ensuite / WIW. - Turn old bathroom into dining room and put large Bifold doors and new Window in the area to open up the back of the house and let light in. -Open up hallw ay and include a laundry. we need to get plans drawn up and council approvals.

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Bathroom and bedroom plans

Posted 1 month ago

I'm needing to find out how to get a bathroom and 2 bedrooms compliant to code.

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Garage and driveway design

Posted 1 month ago

I'm a lbp builder, I have been asked by client to organise a site visit where he can relay the style of double garage design and driveway he wants, and have plans drawn up

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Interior renovation (insulation and bathroom)

Posted 1 month ago

House was constructed ~1965, timber frame building. Need assistance to complete the following consenting and design (produce drawings and complete consent documentation): Element #1: Brace calculations and drawings for consent; Wish to add bracing while walls are exposed and gain consent where required. Element #2: Add insulation and calculate H values; Wish to add insulation to all walls. Will be removing all plasterboard and be adding insulation from interior, so need to produce dr...

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Concept plans internal staircase

Posted 2 months 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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Balcony and Decking

Posted 3 weeks ago

We need a draughtsperson to prepare plans for the consent process and for the builders and pool people to work with on a backyard project. We have drafted a basic concept plan.

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Plans and lodging building consent of renovation of 1970s original house

Posted 2 months 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 needed - Concepts & working drawings

Posted 2 months ago

Following three sets of concepts, we have a clear idea of what we need to build on our steep narrow site. Looking for someone who uses CAD & 3D so we can see what the building looks like on the land and someone who is flexible and collaborative. Three stages: 1. concepts, 2. more detail but not full workings to achieve better price guide (ie materials) / allow modifications to suit and then 3. working drawings for submitting to consent. We have topography & a draft concept to base the de...

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Pauli Decks

Posted 2 months ago

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

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New floor plans drawn

Posted 3 months 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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Carl house

Posted 1 week ago

We need working drawings done so we can submit to council. We have the concept drawings done just need working drawing

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New ensuite

Posted 1 month ago

Want to have plans draughted for council submission for an ensuite to be created within existing footprint by taking a potion of one bedroom and attaching to other bedroom. I live in Forrest Hill and looking for someone to draw the plans and get them approved on our behalf.

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Greenhithe Extension

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Draughtsman

Posted 2 months 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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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 141,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Modular Housing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Draughtsman to draw plans for building permit


4th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Phills Home Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New floor plans drawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Building consent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Plans please!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Relocation of bracing elements

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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HomeDesign Company Ltd

Joined November 2018

A Great Home Starts with Smart, Great Design. HomeDesign Company will design the home you want, specific to your needs, your land and with your budget in mind. We use smart thinking, the latest products and we understand the costs of construction and methods to get you the most from your budget. We have a process which makes it clear, simple and cost-effective. With a clear design pri...

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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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Tevunga Construction Limited

Joined February 2019

We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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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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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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Unique solution

Joined July 2019

Hi, we have been working fr your house and home owners a period of many years. While we do working, we have aimed to satisfy home owners. That's our real goal. We highly recommend yourself if you are looking for best result and price Thanks

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Cook Costello

Joined June 2017

Cook Costello is a multi-disciplinary consultancy of Engineers, technicians, Surveyors and Architectural designers, successfully serving national and international clients since 1976. We can manage your build project from planning, concept, geotechnical, civil, structural, surveying and design through to building consent stage and project management.

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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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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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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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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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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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TASK

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Painting 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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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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COFORM Architectural Design Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a 27-year old male architectural designer & draughtsman, with a Bachelor of architectural studies with a major in Interior Architecture. I have 5 years of working experience, designing low end to high-end architectural jobs. As a result of me designing your dream home, whether it is a new build, an alteration to an existing home, low end or high end; you will have an aesthetically...

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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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