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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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House plan for a certificate of acceptance - WC

Posted 9 months ago

I am applying for a certificate of acceptance for a toilet that was installed in a bathroom. As part of the application I need to have a house plan with the new toilet in it. I have the original house plans from the property files so it is simply a matter of adding the new WC to the plans.

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Design my house 2

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a proficient architect who can draw a plan to extend/subdivide the house by 3 bedrooms. Architect should have an eye for detail and should finish the job within a timeframe. Architect should get all the approvals too for his drawings. Its a crosslease property and we would like an architect who can save us money by drawing a practically appropriate drawings.

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Keri vista Rise

Posted 6 months ago

Im wanting plans to build a house on a hill at Keri Vista rise the Budget for the build is between 250k and 300k simple mono pitch roofing at a couple levels is what Im wanting along with plans for the foundations to be submitted to coucil for building consents the building needs to be a minimum 170m2

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Draw existing house plans in Autodesk Revit

Posted 8 months ago

We have an existing home that needs accurate, as built plans drawing up. We need someone local in Auckland who can measure up the existing house and then draw in Autodesk/Revit. We plan to do an alteration but the council only have old original microfiche plans and require full existing plans to work off. The house is 340 sqm and 5 bedrooms. Plans need to be accurate as they are required by the council for alteration building compliance and then construction of alteration. Please submit so...

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Hair salon

Posted 6 months ago

Got wall and ceiling to be done and floor

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1x Room extension + build

Posted 1 year ago

We would love help or a starting point to add an additional room to our house. This room/extension would form a lounge off our dining room so we then have a Kitchen, Dining and lounge open plan living. We own a 1960s old army house in Papakura so the lounge is effectively a room at the other end of the house. We don’t know where to start to make this happen. Unsure of any costs involved so no I don’t have a budget

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Design my house

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a proficient architect who can draw a plan to extend/subdivide the house by 3 bedrooms. Architect should have an eye for detail and should finish the job within a timeframe. Architect should get all the approvals too for his drawings. Its a crosslease property and we would like an architect who can save us money by drawing a practically appropriate drawings.

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1x Room Extension. Need design + builds

Posted 1 year ago

We would love help or a starting point to add an additional room to our house. This room/extension would form a lounge off our dining room so we then have a Kitchen, Dining and lounge open plan living. We own a 1960s old army house in Papakura so the lounge is effectively a room at the other end of the house. We don’t know where to start to make this happen.

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Daniel Currie

Posted 1 year ago

We have a house that needs an alteration done to it. The house has a flat roof and we want to reclad it, put new windows in it and add bedrooms upstairs. Alteration will cost north of $250000. House is at 5 Tytus Place, Conifer Grove Takanini. We need someone who can work with us to take our ideas through to plans stage ready for pricing by local builders.

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House Extension

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, I need a plan drawn and resourse/building consent acquired from council for garage conversion and extension to 1 side of the house.

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Design a new home or provide certified ready to build plans

Posted 1 month ago

Just purchased a section on Red Hill Road, Papakura. Section is slightly sloped, wanting to know the m2 rate for roughly 150m2. Happy to view pre designed plans ready to build or design something new.

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House Extension - Garage conversion

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, I need a plan drawn and resourse/building consent acquired from council for garage conversion and extension to 1 side of the house.

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Ram

Posted 1 year ago

I would like to extend my pre existing property and development the remaining sections. It's 1176m2 land area in a culdesac zone.

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DRAUGHTSMAN FOR SHOWER PLAN IN SLEEPOUT PLEASE

Posted 1 year ago

install shower, need help with consent too please

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Plans

Posted 9 months ago

Looking at doing a house extension by converting a internal single garage and a single room next to it into a studio with an onsuite. Looking for a draftsman to help with plans to submit to Council for a building consent application. Location - Takanini and my property is zoned for urban under the Auckland unitary plan.

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Garage conversion and deck

Posted 7 months ago

Hi, I need help with the drawings to convert garage into living space and also want to have a deck or conservatory added.

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Plans for garage/bedsit

Posted 8 months ago

Need floor plans done for garage/bedsit to pass a permit. Also plans need doing for shed attached to house which is also currenty un-permitted. Need to be done as soon as possible, should not be that difficult of a job.

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Sleepout

Posted 1 year ago

Hi I'm coverting my garage to a sleepout including bathroom and shower. It's a newly built garage 2016

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Garage Conversion + Conservatory

Posted 7 months ago

Hi, I need assistance in getting plans drawn and consented for garage conversion and addition of a conservatory or a deck. Thanks

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Kitchen work

Posted 1 year ago

need to convert laundry into bathroom and also redesign the kitchen where we are going to remove a load bearing wall and will put in a beam instead

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BRAVE CONSTRUCTION

Joined July 2019

Hi, we specialize in interior fit outs. We have been working with major retail companies throughout New Zealand and residential owners who deserves truly beautiful high end works. Together of 30years experience, we will finish the job successfully.

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Peter Falconer & Associates Architects

Joined October 2016

I have been designing new homes as well as renovating some existing homes over the past 36 years. I have a particular skill set for creating striking and sometimes gorgeous homes that are both visually attractive and with excellent internal planning. Internal and external photo-realistic images can be generated during the design process.

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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, additions and alterations, decks, commercial, remediation and more! I will either take your sketched design OR provide you with other options in completing your desired finished project. All my work is architecturally designed...

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Holmes Construction limited

Joined January 2017

About us We are a small team of qualified builders our specific areas of expertise include. New residential builds,renovations,alterations,bathrooms and out door spaces.Holmes Residential also offer a design/drafting service if you require plans for your project. We are professionals and strive to maintain a high caliber of workmanship and client satisfaction with each and every job.

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Cam Moore Architecture

Joined March 2019

Hi there, I've been in the industry for 10 years, and been involved in all kinds of residential work from renovations, additions and new builds. I'm a lecturer in architecture and have a practical approach when it comes to design, construction and the council. I'm focused on communication and will lead you step-by-step from conception to completion (or part there-of).

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mdl architects

Joined December 2010

We are a small practice formed in 2006 and have practiced since 1994. We are qualified draftspeople and architects and specialize in domestic alterations and new work. Fantastic rates and strong visual presentation of designs through the latest CAD technology that will show exactly how the new work will appear. It is our personal philosophy to make the design and construction experience an enjo...

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CCG ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

Joined April 2015

Your design delivered – Process simplified. CASA CONSULTING GROUP is the problem solver. CASA CONSULTING GROUP is a team of highly experienced design architects with strong building compliance background - with the managing director had hands-on experience from his council compliance background in the past. We currently have a team of 10 people. There are two Registered Architects in the...

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Haigh Workman Limited

Joined January 2019

Haigh Workman has a wealth of experience in civil, industrial and residential engineering with offices in Kerikeri, Warkworth and Auckland. Haigh Workman Ltd is a multi-disciplined civil & structural engineering firm, with experience in our Kerikeri office dating back to 1981. We have a strong team of qualified engineers with a comprehensive range of skills. We offer specialist expertise provid...

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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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Archiform ltd

Joined July 2019

We provide a range of services that tailor to each of our clients. Our main focus are on extensions, renovations and new builds. We use 3D programs to provide an easier visual understanding and contextual outlook of the design. Need a building / resource consent? or are you looking for as-built plans or concepts? We can manage this process for you and take the hassle of dealing with council from...

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Condor Consulting

Joined October 2019

I am kiwi born structural/bridge engineer offering my services to engineer your home/project. If you need anything from structural design or code compliance, to second opinions then I'm your guy! Get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you :)

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La Peres Construction

Joined March 2019

We are new to builderscrack, however been in Industry for the last 15 years We provide quality workmanship for all types of carpentry new build and renovation.

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The Property Survey Company

Joined May 2019

Hi, Having an issue with a trade or managing work at home we can provide assistance. We can inspect work, provide remedial lists and assist with obtaining a code compliance certificate (CCC) Or looking at buying a home, building or renovating your existing home and everything in between we can help. We can assist with; Design management The building consent application Project Co-ordination...

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Royal Building Service Ltd

Joined July 2018

Our qualified glass tradies can do any big or small works in great Auckland area and neighbor cities. Onsite measurement, install, repair 24 hours and 7 days. Free site assessments, Prompt and reliable service, top quality workmanship, affordable cost, we endeavor to have each customer to get the great value for money. The business is home based operated, no high overheads. • All of our produc...

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen 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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BV Design 1994

Joined February 2018

Draughtsman specialising in basic renovations 24 year experience 24 years in Prenail / truss industry Full service includes truss design / site measures and plan lodgment

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SAMT Painters Ltd

Joined September 2015

Hi, We are running our own small painting business and we have 5 young active guys working with us. We have been working commercial, Residential, Private and even Housing New Zealand houses. We have more than 5 years experience in working on this trade. If you need more information don’t hesitate to ask we’re here to help with all your painting needs from water based to oil based. Why not call u...

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Bombay Carpenters

Joined May 2011

LICENCED-QUALIFIED-EXPERIENCED-Quality Builders. Thats right look no further, our building company has the right tradesman for the job. Builders, plumbers, electricians, brick and block layers, tilers, any sub-trades that need to be commisioned, Bombay Carpenters can see to it all. Construction made EASY. From labour hire to full contract, there's a budget to suit you. With over 20yrs experie...

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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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Devani Architecture Limited

Joined January 2020

Qualified Draftsman working from home office. Hardworking, reliable and committed to deliver accurate and quality construction documentation to my clients.

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