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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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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 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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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

Ram

Posted 6 months 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 11 months ago

install shower, need help with consent too please

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House plan for a certificate of acceptance - WC

Posted 2 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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Garage conversion and deck

Posted 1 week 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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New deck

Posted 1 year ago

plans for deck which will requir permit

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Garage Conversion + Conservatory

Posted 1 week 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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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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Design my house 2

Posted 7 months 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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Plans

Posted 2 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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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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Plans for garage/bedsit

Posted 1 month 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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Draw existing house plans in Autodesk Revit

Posted 1 month 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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Design my house

Posted 10 months 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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New Build

Posted 1 year ago

I need a draughtsman to draw up a set a plans for a new build in Conifer Grove. I have Elevations and floor plans already sketched. We require a competent person that uses CAD and has a good eye for detail.

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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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New Garage Plans

Posted 1 year ago

I need an architect to provide planning for a new internal access garage + Laundry to a 1977 house, This will add 45m-65m to my current house. Plans should include everything needed for submission to council for consent. I have the original house plans as well as a picture of what I need

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Home renovation

Posted 1 year ago

Planning layout and renovation for existing 1920's home with 1970's extension. Looking to relocate entertaining area - just some sound advice on costs for designs - have an idea in my head just need someone to realise my dreams

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Daniel Currie

Posted 7 months 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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Draughtsman required for drawing Minor dwelling plans

Posted 1 year ago

We own a property in Rosehill, Papakura. There is a 6x9m Versatile double garage with a sleep out and ensuite (all with CCC). It was built in 1998. We are going to convert this in to a minor dwelling. There are 3 walls that need to be put up, a small laundry to put in, a small kitchenette also. We are wanting a draughtsman with a LBP to draw up the plans to go with our resource and building consent.

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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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Unique solution

Joined July 2019

Hi, we have been working fr your house and home owners a period of many years. While we do working, we have aimed to satisfy home owners. That's our real goal. We highly recommend yourself if you are looking for best result and price Thanks

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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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CH Design Ltd

Joined December 2012

LBP, Licensed Building Practitioner, Design Class 2, Project administration.Building Designs, Building Consent Applications and 3-D Modelling, CAD, Drafting, House plan, Architectural design, Architectural Drafting, Structural drafting,BIM, Draftsman, Draftsperson. Subdivision plan, Resource consent, Designer, Alteration, renovation, Autocad, Revit,Fitout

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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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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Refresh Renovations Manukau Alex Wong

Joined January 2019

Refresh is the world's leading home renovation builder. We’ve completed thousands of renovations around the world. Our building teams are some of the most experienced renovation builders in the industry and they deliver it with a level of professionalism that is second to none. Alex Wong is a Manukau Renovation Specialist who understands that without a well thought out plan and process in place...

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AA Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

Hi, I'm Adam - an architect and builder from 2005. I have experiences in design and building. Giving an amazing services and affordable prices for customers are our company goal. Our team will give competitive quotes and completing jobs on your budget. Please check our website : aagroup.co.nz

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Greystoke Ltd

Joined November 2014

We specialize in: New and existing deck/fence builds with Futurewood Composite decking and fencing products and traditional timbers. Building and waterproofing of decks, roofs and internal gutters. Butynol, butyl, EPDM, TPO, PVC products. Specialising in remedial work and leak issues. General building, renovation, reinstatements, minor dwellings Steel roofing and flashings. We have over 30 ye...

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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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Pasley Park Ltd

Joined November 2011

We cover all aspects of Landscaping from Design, Consultancy to Construction. We also cover farm & lifestyle projects based on sustainable organic principles. Established in 1984 we have many years under our belt working in all sorts of situations (both public & private projects) delivering a quality product on time & within budget. No job too big or small.

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JL Builder and maintenance Limited

Joined July 2018

We are a team of experienced builders led by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). We build new residential homes, do alterations/renovations and outdoor living projects. We also build decks, fences and retaining walls. We have an extensive network of trades to support our projects providing one point of contact for our client's property development needs. Above else, we love what we do and it...

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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HomeDesign Company Ltd

Joined November 2018

A Great Home Starts with Smart, Great Design. HomeDesign Company will design the home you want, specific to your needs, your land and with your budget in mind. We use smart thinking, the latest products and we understand the costs of construction and methods to get you the most from your budget. We have a process which makes it clear, simple and cost-effective. With a clear design pri...

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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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Tevunga Construction Limited

Joined February 2019

We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget

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Nailed It Carpenters

Joined March 2019

Hi, Ive been building for 7 years plus now. I specialise in new builds/renos. Have worked on very high end homes all over Auckland. No job is to big or to small. Fully qualified with my lbp licence. Pride myself on delivering quality work on time and in budget. Thanks

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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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BCG Construction

Joined October 2017

Our aim at Brothers Construction Group is focusing on helping Kiwi's accomplish their housing dreams. Since it's establishment, BCG has expanded from a renovation specialist to a professional construction company. Our team provides professional services for residential and light commercial constructions in the Auckland area. We have a dedicated and hard-working team that focuses on delivering qua...

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Goldline Construction

Joined August 2019

Hi, at Goldline Construction we provide property owners with one of two options: 1) Complete Architectural Home Design & Build Package. Or 2) Top quality Build-From-Your-Own-Plans package. These can either be for a New Build, Large Alteration, Extension or Minor Dwelling. We do this through our unique ability to listen, understand our client, and achieve the desired outcome so that our client...

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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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