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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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House Renovation draw plans

Posted 1 year ago

Main house - Expand the kitchen area internally - Adding another sink (marked *) - Addition of a toilet (marked * ) Current sleepout - Convert to laundry area (no longer a sleepout) - Adding a toilet - Adding a shower room - Adding water facility for washing machine super-tub and sink Current garage - Convert to sleepout

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Nick

Posted 1 year ago

I have floor plans of a commercial building in autocad, but I just need one of the toilet areas converted on the plan to a disabled toilet as per NZ standards which I have a copy of if you need it. Basically its inserting a toilet pan, basin, hold rail and sliding door. I'm guessing it will take about an hour for a competent autocad designer. Can be done via email if necessary.

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House plans

Posted 1 year ago

new 500 sqm house and 5 unit development need new plans for

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Ensuite for 3 brm home

Posted 5 months ago

Adding an ensuite next to our master bedroom. 1780 x 2500 space Axcess door from bedroom 850mm wide. Possibly cavity slider if things are tight. To keep costs down just a 900 enclosed shower. Laundry is behind the clock wall for easy access to water works. Other toilet is about 2500 away for an outlet. As the room is on the inside of the house perhaps install high glass panes for natural light from laundry. Door has glass on it too. Extractor fan accessibilty is good too and lighting would need...

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Heretaunga St Flats

Posted 1 year ago

I have just bought a block of flats. Three of them are one bedroom. I want to change them into two bedroom flats. No external walls will need to be changed. Internal walls only. I need floor plans drawn for the council.

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Architect looking for a challenge

Posted 1 year ago

A 1920’a bungalow that someone has had a go at (badly) needs someone with creative flair. We have some ideas but need someone with vision and a passion for making some unusual spaces work well.

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New Garage

Posted 7 months ago

We are needing a garage designed that meets council requirements. It is a garage that is to be attached to our house with a mono pitch roof.

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Removal of Load Bearing Wall

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking at getting an internal wall removed however we believe its load bearing so we would need plan drawn up to submit to council.we are after a quote to have this completed

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House Renovation draw plans 2

Posted 1 year ago

Main house - Expand the kitchen area internally - Adding another sink (marked *) - Addition of a toilet (marked * ) Current sleepout - Convert to laundry area (no longer a sleepout) - Enclosure of the verandah - Adding a toilet - Adding a shower room - Adding water facility for washing machine super-tub and sink Current garage - Convert to sleepout

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Long Building Solutions-Draughtsperson sought.

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a draughtsperson or architect to draw bathroom renovation plans. Potential for further projects if the fit is right.

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Make our house bigger

Posted 7 months ago

We want to make modifications/extensions to our house. Our kitchen is small and our lounge is narrow so we want to work to make these spaces bigger. We also have a bedroom that we would like to convert into 2 rooms. We are wanting some one who can help with the design of this work

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Architect to draw up plans

Posted 11 months ago

If you are computer and CAD savvy I have concept plans for a bedroom, 2 bathrooms and ensuite and a bracing wall that needs to be removed. I am looking for a draughtsman with residential renovation experience. We need our ideas drawn up for council and a builder.

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Drawings required for deck construction.

Posted 1 year ago

Require drawings completed for a proposed approximate 6 x 3m deck, 2m high, attached to existing dwelling. Drawings will form part of a consent application then be used by a LBP to build the deck. Job would involve a site visit in Palmerston North. I will provide site plans and detailed description of what I want. Thanks

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Plans for a relocatable house for consent

Posted 3 months ago

Hi just need a basic draughting service for relocation of 1920 4 bedroom 120m2 house in palmerston north

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Drafting removal of interior walls

Posted 3 months ago

Drawing a plan to show how two interior walls can be removed, one of them is a load bearing wall. I need the plan to approach city council and apply for a permit to do the job.

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House Renovation Plans/Drawings Needed

Posted 4 months ago

We have our own concept plan drawn on AutoCad but we are now looking for a draftsperson to look over these and provide technical drawings for us to follow and submit to council. This is a full house renovation, including some layout changes.

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Dwelling for Dad

Posted 1 year ago

We are wanting to convert an existing Quinn garage into a Dependent Dwelling on our rural property. This will include a 4m x 4m extension with the inclusion of bathroom, laundry and kitchen facilities. We have existing garage and site plans and are able to manage building consents ourselves

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Simple 3bdrm rectangular house plans

Posted 1 year ago

Simple 3bdrm rectangular house (looking into converting a new barn/shed into a house). We have drawn our proposed floor plan, but need someone to draw it professionally (and give advice if they think it could be modified for improved use of space etc). Looking for ballpark quotes at this stage to assist with creation of overall budget. This will then determine if we pursue the shed/barn style build or go with a more traditional build.

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Carport Plan

Posted 10 months ago

requiring a plan drawn for council approvel for a carport that will run the length of the house

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Draughtsman for small granny flat/home extension

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a draughtsman to draw up some plans to remove/redo existing garage and build a new flat /2 bedroom granny flat /sleepout including a bathroom. Central palmerston north

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House Plans New Zealand

Joined January 2016

We specialise in designing modern, high insulation, low energy homes that look good and cost less to run. All our homes are designed with ensuite bathrooms and low maintenance materials for easy living. Building consent drawings, specifications, application forms and council liaison provided. We supply custom house plans to private customers and builders throughout New Zealand.

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John OConnell Tree, hedge and section.

Joined June 2010

Hi, I've been contracting and working in the forestry for 20 odd years. The last year spent focusing on the residential tree, hedge and section care. Prunning and thinning and shaping, and total removal of anything from small shrubs, to larger difficult trees. All section clearing and yard work undertaken. All those chainsaw jobs done efficiently with no mess left. High probability of beating...

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Mike Hansen

Joined June 2017

Hey I'm Mike, I cant offer fancy websites, or a fancy office building. What I can offer is 11 years experience in the industry providing industry leading quality plans. I hold the same qualification and am answerable to the same board of practitioners with regard workmanship and services as the "big boys" in the industry (the ones with the fancy websites and office buildings.) For me thi...

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BB Construction LTD

Joined April 2012

BB Construction is a family owned & operated business with second generation builders having over 40 years in the construction industry in and around the Manawatu region. We are based in Palmerston North however; we also work within the wider surrounding centres and rural locations. BB Construction focuses on all aspects of the construction industry. With our good size team, we confidently m...

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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

I am an LBP registered architectural designer working in residential and light commercial projects. I can offer a range of services including; feasibility studies, concept designs, construction documents, construction administration, and building consent application. I would love the opportunity to talk with you further about your project and put together a fee proposal that is tailored to you.

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Refresh Renovations Manawatu

Joined August 2012

Refresh renovations is New Zealand's leading design and build home improvement specialist offering a range of services including: Create more space | Open plan living | Kitchen Renovations | Bathroom Renovations | Warm up homes | Create indoor outdoor flow | Refresh rooms | Outdoor Renovation | Re-clad and insulate The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing to your budget and building to...

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BUILDBIM

Joined November 2015

BuildBIM is a design, drafting and BIM solutions provider for New Zealand and Australian construction industries. We provide a quality service that includes design, drafting and construction documentation, BIM coordination, clash detection, and 3D modelling. We offer fast turnaround times at competitive rates.

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About Building Ltd

Joined August 2009

New residental homes ,alterations , decks , fences , texture coatings ,interior & exterior painting and maintanace.Pre cast concrete panels for homes, pools, retaining walls and commercial buildings.

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Spatial Designs Ltd

Joined December 2013

I'm a draughtsman or CAD Technician for building work and for engineers. I draw plans for building and construction work whether it need's a building consent or not. I've designed new homes and drawn plans for old ones to renovate or to add on to. I do mostly alterations and additions and if wanted 3D views. I'm a member of the Design Association of NZ. Most of my work has been the lower north isl...

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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PS Structural Drafting Ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi, my name is Petra Syme and I run PS Structural Drafting Ltd. company from my home in Napier. I'm experienced in Architectural Technologies/Drafting and also Structural Drafting in residential, commercial and industrial field. I'm very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion using the latest CAD Software-Revit to produce plans at all stages of the design process...

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Stephens Painting and Decorating

Joined October 2016

Hi, I've been painting and decorating for the past 20 years. I manly specialise in Residential and commercial properties. Im very professional and take alot of pride in my work. Giving competitive quotes and finishing in the set amount of time is a priority Yours Sincerely, Kevin Stephens

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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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Emma Brown

Joined June 2018

Emma Brown specialises in full service residential and commercial interior design. From new builds and renovations to a refresh of exisiting spaces. Often people have a feeling of how they want their work place or homes to look and feel but no idea how to create it, I am passionate about creating a space that has been design specifically with my clients in my mind. I love to work on all areas of d...

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Draughting Xpertise Ltd

Joined April 2007

We specialise in plans for New Build houses Additions, Alterations, and decks for council consent. Recently we have completed new house plans for Fusion Homes and Stonewood Homes Ltd Christchurch, as well as for one off clients. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years and have a wide range of building / construction knowledge.

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Draughting and Design Services

Joined December 2010

Plans for small alterations to holywood style mansions. Good service, best price, top quality plans. Manawatu based but able to service nationwide via photographs and scans email attachments. Free quotes and if you build with one of our builders the plans are free.

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Green Perspective Design Studio

Joined September 2018

Green Perspective Design Studio focuses on designing environmentally conscious, safe and healthy homes that are energy efficient. We take into consideration overcapitalization, resale value, sustainability, not only for the environment but also the future use of the premises. Green Perspective Design Studio wants every client to consider their home their haven and enjoy coming home. I hav...

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Boztech Ltd

Joined September 2017

Hi we have a Christchurch based qualified LBP Architectural Designer Level 1 with 7+ years experience. All kinds of Architectural Concept Design and Full Working Drawings, we can do work throughout New Zealand. New Builds and Extensions inquiries welcome :)

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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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TASdesign Limited

Joined February 2018

Hi there, we're a professional design company offering drafting services for Concept Design and Building Consents. We also specialize in taking your design and creating comprehensive Manufacturing/Shop drawings and Assembly Instructions as part of our unique SmartPLANZ 3D Plan Packages, which are specifically created to ensure a time and cost effective build. We offer competitive quotes and pricin...

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