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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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House plan for a certificate of acceptance - WC

Posted 7 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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Keri vista Rise

Posted 4 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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Ram

Posted 11 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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Garage conversion and deck

Posted 5 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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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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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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Garage Conversion + Conservatory

Posted 5 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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Hair salon

Posted 3 months ago

Got wall and ceiling to be done and floor

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Plans

Posted 7 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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Draw existing house plans in Autodesk Revit

Posted 6 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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DRAUGHTSMAN FOR SHOWER PLAN IN SLEEPOUT PLEASE

Posted 1 year ago

install shower, need help with consent too please

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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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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 - Garage conversion

Posted 2 weeks 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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Plans for garage/bedsit

Posted 6 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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House Extension

Posted 2 weeks 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 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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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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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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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. All my work is architecturally designed to the NZS 3604 standards I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, extensions and additions, decks, small commercial, leaky buildings remedial and more! I offer complete Architectural service from Building Consent through to C...

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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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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Proconsult

Joined June 2010

Engineers and architectural draughtspeople that specialise in turnkey design and consent lodgement for Building Consents and Resource Consents. A one stop shop. Please note that we are CPEng LBP registered (as opposed to the standard register).

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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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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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Brady Electrical

Joined October 2018

Brady Electrical has been working in the electrical industry for 4 years now and owner Matt has more than 10 years experience in the industry. Services offered: Residential -Renovation's -New Home Electrical -Maintenance Commercial & industrial -New Buildings -Apartments -Factories Solar Residential We offer our Residential customers with homes and apartments a quality service to upgrade...

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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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CCG ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

Joined April 2015

Architects and Fire Consultant Auckland We are a highly experienced team of Architects and Fire consultants in Auckland. We currently have a team of 10 people. There are two Registered Architects in the team. All of our technical designers are fully qualified and experienced in NZ building works. We have a quality assurance system in-house that we check all drawings internally before it...

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DevonDezign

Joined April 2018

DevonDezign has been in the landscape design and construction industry for the last 10 years. No job is too small; from odd jobs around the garden to make the space more functional, through to full service design and construction of your outdoor living space.

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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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Nz build tech

Joined May 2017

I have been involved in building for around 10 years . I have experience in fencing , retaining walls , decks and deck repairs, repairs to water damage floors, Interior repairs big and small , I have been involved with office fit outs and refurbishment from start to finish, examples are anz bank refurbish , spark refurbish , Pacifica refurbish , I have worked with aluminium window frames and alumi...

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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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Architectural designs

Joined October 2018

Architectural designs is a bespoke kiwi design practice with over 40 years experience in residential and commercial projects. We are a complete one stop architectural design service providing plans, documentation and professional services as required for NZ building projects.

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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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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 for more information about what we can do : aagroup.co.nz

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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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Builders With Attitude

Joined October 2019

Hi,We are new construction company but our workers (crew) have 5-7 years Experience in different trade...eg fence,concrete,form work,insulation,framing job, cutting and drills concrete and specialising in Seismic joint installation... We can do any job big or small ,new or old job In the other way we can demolition and rebuild from time to time... We are very professional and work hard to meet d...

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