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

Renovate the cafe &restaurant

Posted 9 months ago

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

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Reno31

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Dan & Kenzie House

Posted 18 hours ago

Hello, Just after a rough quote to get house plans drawn up. I have done basic rough plan and attached a photo of the style we are going for. Thanks Mackenzie

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House renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

Conversion of internal garage into two bedrooms and a rumpus room, and conversion of another internal single garage to an entrance way. Pre made kitchen bench and sink to be hooked up to existing plumbing for an art studio. The existing house/garage is a Total Span barn house with colour steel cladding. Requirement is for plans and submission to council for consent. Intention is to engage a builder separately for construction stage.

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Home design

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking to build new home. Need an experienced architect familiar with council regulation to design. Thanks

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Ensuite

Posted 6 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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Shift walls

Posted 5 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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Shed converted to sleepout

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, we are looking for help with planning and consent of our shed to sleepout conversion on a cross lease in Awapuni, Palmerston North. Planning to put in toilet, shower and vanity. Will need sewage hookup. Replace a garage door with similar wall and cladding. Also we need to create a drainage plan as we will need to pump the storm water and ground water collected by sump to the street. Happy to give any more info needed. Thanks in advance , Josh

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House extension design

Posted 1 day ago

I want to prepare plans for a house extension off the end of a structure that has a gable roof. the proposal is for a 5m x 2.4m structure which will include a ensuite bathroom and bedroom extension.

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Residential design

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi. Looking for an architect to design residential new build in Palmerston North. Have to be experienced, qualified with good relationships with local trustworthy builders. It's our first new build so will rely heavily on their experience. Our budget is 10k max. Please contact asap. Thanks

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Home Extension - Living Room, Ensuite +

Posted 9 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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Add a small bathroom and laundry area

Posted 2 months ago

I consider adding a small bathroom (less than 3sqm) and a possible laundry area in my detached garage. Seek an architectural designer/draftman

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Draughtsperson required.....

Posted 7 months ago

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

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Extension

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Retaining wall

Posted 2 months ago

Draw plans for retaining wall. 2m high x 23m I have an engineer to do the design. I know everyone is busy but if it’s completed by 3-4 months will be fine. There will be a house to be designed as well at some stage.

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Require a draft person

Posted 1 month ago

would like to add a bathroom and a laundry in my detached garage. Need a draft person.

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Cafe Takeaway Drawings for resort consent

Posted 1 month ago

To do complete working drawings . Alteration to existing Building to form New Takeaway. Floor plan has been done.

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Plans for retaining wall

Posted 2 months ago

I would like plans drawn for council for a retaining wall on a boundary, approx 1.6m high by 23m long. I will also require an engineer design.

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House extension

Posted 1 month ago

In need of someone who can draft plans for extension to our house. Plans are needed to apply for consent. Extend the lounge, add new front entrance and add a bedroom with ensuite. We need plans drawn up for these additions. Thanks

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House extension

Posted 4 months 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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Imagine Building Design

Joined July 2014

Imagine Building Design is an award winning architectural design practice that has been in business since 2002 with specialist expertise in Residential and Commercial design as well as high quality 3d Rendering and Animation. Our experience in over 750 commissions to date is wide and diverse with projects been undertaken locally as well as throughout New Zealand and with a couple of projects in Au...

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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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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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