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

Floor plan for consent

Posted 2 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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Draughtsman

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Plans drawn for garage consent

Posted 1 year ago

Hi looking for someone to draw plans for consent for a relocated garage approx 6m x 6m with a flat roof and sloping walls 2.7m high at front to 2.4m high at the back on a new concrete garage floor with ground level sloping approx 200mm fall , time frame before xmas so i can get the consent for January

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Removing load bearing wall, and new ensuite.

Posted 3 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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To convert garage to bedroom, convert carport to 1 bedroom unit, etc.

Posted 6 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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Draw up plans for relocatable building to be added to existing building

Posted 11 months ago

Draw up plans to be presented and approved by PN City Council for a relocatable building to be moved onto a existing commercial site and added to back of existing building

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Home Extension - Living Room, Ensuite +

Posted 1 month 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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Outdoor Patio area with Pergola

Posted 1 year ago

Our house is currently being built minus a patio area... We would like plans drawn up for a patio area of combination decking and pavers with a pergola - The house is a wing shape so not sure how to make that area work. We want the pergola covered (glass or similar) and not interrupting our view. Would like plans drawn up fairly soon so if they require council consent can go in before xmas. Can provide full house plans etc Should be a nice easy job for someone - We just dont know how to max...

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French doors in lounge

Posted 9 months ago

A plan is required to add French doors to an outer wall. The wall is brick. We also need options on replacing our brick deck

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Bathroom and new exterior door

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Minor amendment to finalised but not submitted house plans

Posted 8 months 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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Drafting services for renovation

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Renovate the cafe &restaurant

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Highgate Park

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Renovation to 1910 villa

Posted 6 months ago

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

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4 container apartments.

Posted 1 year ago

This is a new design to create extra spaces above for living extension and 4 car parks below the apartments. I enclosed a simple idea here of 4 room being lifted up by a shipping container on either side. You can imagine each room is replaced by a 40 foot long container. The stairways go up by the sides to the front and back of the 4 containers! I think the job is relative easy as the prefabricated containers give it the modular design. Below are some photos for illustrations and th...

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Renovation drawings needed

Posted 10 months ago

I have the original house plans of a 1970s house and I know the design I want. Just need someone to draw it.

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Pergola roof ideas and drafting

Posted 2 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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156 Russell Street

Posted 9 months 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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Exterior renovation

Posted 2 months ago

pave way , fencing, painting , gate, garden

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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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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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3drenderstudio co nz trading as Boztech Ltd

Joined September 2017

We offer all kinds of Architectural Concept Design and Full Working Drawings, we can do work throughout New Zealand. Also specialists in 3d images and video 🎥

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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter! polintellpainting.club

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Phil Davey Projects

Joined July 2015

20 Years building industry experience on residential and commercial projects. Affiliate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity surveyors. M6084 New homes and Alterations Landscaping, Fences, decks, pools, earthworks and Design and Consultation services Planning and Resource Consents (... c Certification) Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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