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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

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The Benefits of Building a Conservatory

Posted 22/10/14

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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Choosing and Using an Architect

Posted 05/10/12

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Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in New Zealand Homes

Posted 13/05/15

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

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Architect, Draughtsman or Builder - Who Do You Need?

Posted 10/09/13

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

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Highgate Park

Posted 9 months ago

New build, classic symmetrical design, 5 bedrooms on 3000 hectare block

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Pergola roof ideas and drafting

Posted 7 months ago

We are building a new home, and building our own deck. Want to put a clearlight roof with open fireplace on it. Looking for someone to maybe draft up a plan for the roof.

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Shift walls

Posted 2 months ago

we are planning to take walls out to open up kitchen dining area. Some load bearing advice re support beams. recommended by builder. smallish area in 1950 tiled roof stucco house

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Draughtsperson required.....

Posted 4 months ago

..........to draw up plans for a pergola to submit to council for consent.

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Floor plan for consent

Posted 6 months ago

Require to apply for change of use of a premises, from an empty space to a takeaway. Hopefully can commit to the job in the next 2 weeks or so.

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House extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need to add roughly 45-50sqm to the existing house. Additional two rooms+ensuite. According to the builder this is a straight forward job. Just an extension, no going up.

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Bathroom and new exterior door

Posted 6 months ago

need an ensuite added to a villa with an updated floor plan and a new door added

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156 Russell Street

Posted 1 year ago

We have a two storey house with four current rent by rooms and the owner would like an idea/plan to transform the back section of the house into more habitable rooms. There is a existing internal garage and room for scope.

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Renovation to 1910 villa

Posted 10 months ago

We are looking for a draftsman to draw up plans for an extension to our 1910 villa

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Exterior renovation

Posted 7 months ago

pave way , fencing, painting , gate, garden

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Drafting services for renovation

Posted 10 months ago

Require a draftsman, for simple renovation such as lifting height of windows and garage conversion.

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Ensuite

Posted 2 months ago

After someone to help with plans/consent for a new Prefer to do as much as we can ourselves to keep costs down

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Reno31

Posted 1 month ago

Need draughts person to redrew house plans for council consent. Taking wall down and putting new shower in ensuite.

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Home Extension - Living Room, Ensuite +

Posted 5 months ago

Hi, We are looking to do an extension on our existing home and some other alterations. We are in the very early stages and would like a draughtsman or Architect to draw some plans for us. We would like to be able to have a conversation and work out any ideas that you or we might have and to keep budget of the build in mind as well. If we are happy with the plans, to go forward we would apply for consent and start work ASAP. We are open to ideas, but as a guide this is what we have c...

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To convert garage to bedroom, convert carport to 1 bedroom unit, etc.

Posted 10 months ago

Hello i am looking for draughting service to prepare a plan for PNCC for a building permit. To convert garage to bedroom, convert carport to 1 bedroom unit, outside entertainment place, and a sunporch. These amenities are situated around a 1950 yr state house in 44 Tyne Street. Palmerston North. Below are some photos but there are some of my stuff left over after moving in. My mobile phone and email are best place to contact me. 1st photo is the studio with garage attached. In 2nd...

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Renovate the cafe &restaurant

Posted 5 months ago

I would like to find the designer to do renovate the restaurant

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Minor amendment to finalised but not submitted house plans

Posted 1 year ago

I need the exterior wall cladding on existing plans changed from 'Solid Plaster on Substrate' to the 'Specialized Construction caviteclad 50mm eifs exterior wall cladding system'. These plans have not gone through council yet.

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Extension

Posted 4 weeks ago

We need an architect to draw up extension plan and look into builders to do the job

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Removing load bearing wall, and new ensuite.

Posted 8 months ago

I am a builder, planning on putting a new ensuite bathroom where our lounge is currently. One of the existing rooms in the house will become the new lounge area which requires the removal of two load bearing walls. The roof is cement tiles, and the span of the structural beam required is roughly 5.2m. So the beam will be required to take the full load of the roof at that section(it would be directly under the ridge beam) and the ceiling load with 13mm gib, room size is 4.2m x 5.2m. The job is ca...

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Draughtsman

Posted 1 year ago

To draw a plan for a sleep out to submit to the council

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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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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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Painter & Decorator

Joined July 2009

I have 30 years experience in tthe painting and decorating trade. Very meticulous in everything I do. References supplied if required. Good rates.

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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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Kitchen Cabinets and Stones

Joined November 2020

Kitchen Cabinets and Stones is a premium manufacturer, supplier and installer of top quality European Kitset Kitchens, Kitchenettes, modular flat packed Kitchen Cabinets and Accessories, having showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch. Our aim is to provide a quick, easy and budget friendly solution to building a new Kitchen. From complete new kitche...

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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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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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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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fortyone ARCHITECTURE

Joined May 2020

We are a Boutique Architectural Studio obsessed with bespoke residential architecture design. Simply put, were focused on intentional design crafted around your families lifestyle. All the while maximizing your properties potential. Great homes don’t just get built. They are thoughtfully designed in a collaborative way that leaves everyone involved, proud of the end result. Palmerston N...

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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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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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Plans co nz

Joined May 2020

We are an architectural design business, working mostly in the residential sector, drawing plans for new houses, additions, alterations and renovations. We also work closely with Councils lodging both Building and Resource Consents. We are located in the Manawatu but have the capacity to do work all around the lower North Island.

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Brendan Welch

Joined April 2011

Hi, I'm a qualified and registered Master builder, I take pride in all the work that is done by me or any of my staff. I would appreciate the chance to show you some of what we can do. Working with you to achieve your dreams. Design, Build and ENJOY.

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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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C3 Building Compliance

Joined July 2020

C3 Building Compliance has been in the Compliance field for over 10 years. We specialise in ensuring your Building Consent gets through Council in a efficient manner and therefore saving you money. We also have partnership agreements with some of the leading experts in surrounding fields like Architectural Design, Structural, Geotechnical and Fire Engineering.

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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New Dimension

Joined July 2020

It’s a small operation, doing things a bit differently. Always aiming to elevate the usual experience by doing the things that make the process easier for everyone.  I’m providing solutions here, not problems! Get in touch, I’d love to have a chat about your project!

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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

Over 25 year’s experience in architectural design work – BUT – new to Builderscrack. I’m Stephen, experienced in residential as well as commercial & industrial design, furthermore, my strengths are in energy efficiency & sustainability. I have designed & built ‘standard’ & eco houses including my current concept house built with structural insulated panels (SIPS). This activity has meant I have...

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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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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