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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 1 year 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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Renovation job

Posted 6 months ago

Hi there. Requiring a reasonably priced draft person to assist us with plans etc to add a 25sqm extension (approx) over the concreted patio area immediately outside our current lounge & dining room area (rectangular shape). Also hoping to add a toilet, shower, kitchen area in our current double garage (essentially turning it into a self contained unit for my mother) Look forward to hearing from someone soon. Thank you. Len & Tania

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Plans

Posted 1 year 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 + Conservatory

Posted 1 year 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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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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Ensuite design and consents

Posted 4 months ago

We have a bedroom in our basement there is a storage area next to it which we want to convert into an ensuite. The bathroom will be below the level of the ground so will need a pump put in to pump water up and out.

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House Extension - Garage conversion

Posted 9 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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Draw existing house plans in Autodesk Revit

Posted 1 year 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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House Extension

Posted 9 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 8 months 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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Add a new toilet

Posted 2 weeks ago

Add a new toilet, vanity and shower in a room. Would like to doscuss more with this regard

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Hair salon

Posted 1 year ago

Got wall and ceiling to be done and floor

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Garage conversion and deck

Posted 1 year 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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Garage conversion council consent

Posted 2 months ago

Needs architect to design and help with consent submission

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Garage convert

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I need help with the drawings to convert garage into Room.

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Keri vista Rise

Posted 1 year 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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Plans for garage/bedsit

Posted 1 year 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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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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Design my house

Posted 2 years 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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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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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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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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ECONOMIZED DESIGNZ & CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined June 2016

Hi, we do: I) DESIGN: -Design/Drafting and Construction of New Building -Design/Drafting and Construction of Extension or Alteration of Existing Building -Quality Works and Reasonable Rates -with Professional Indemnity Insurance Website: ... II) CONSTRUCTION: -Commercial Building Construction -Residential Building Construction 10 Years Architectural Designer with Civil/Str...

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Studio A

Joined October 2020

Studio A is a design focused architecture and interiors practice with 20 years professional experience. Good design starts with a careful understanding of the client’s needs and we take the time to listen attentively. We are happy to be involved in projects of all sizes, from alterations to new builds & small commercial projects, including interior fit-outs. Each project is unique and we enjoy...

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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 : ... .nz

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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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Commres contractors ltd

Joined May 2016

****COMMRES COMPANY PROFILE 2017*** Commres is a L.B.P Company - (Foundation/Carpentry/Site 2 & Sub-trade partners). Commres is a proud member of NEW ZEALAND SITE SAFE. Commres is a part of the EMPLOYSURE NEW ZEALAND Health & Safety umbrella. Commres are committed to its Motto... BUILD WITH PURPOSE – Family/Goals/Future. BUILD WITH PRIDE – Workmanship/Standards/Respect. BUILD WITH PASSION...

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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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Destiny Group Limited

Joined August 2020

We have been at the fore front of building ultra-modern new houses including investor consented homes designs. We are also gurus at renovating old houses - work raging from recladding, bathroom upgrade, retroffiting, painting, electrification, heatpump installation, security systems installations, kitchen upgrade, landscapping, fencing, roofing, decking. We are also into new build design, consenti...

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Paragon Solutions

Joined November 2014

Hi, my name is Shane and I am a qualified Architectural Designer in Auckland. I specialise in "As Built Drawings" and I'm a preferred choice by architects in Auckland to produce high quality drawings. I pride myself in my professionalism, and my attention to detail ensures that my work is thoroughly. I am also available for Residential Building Consents required for New Decks, Bathroom Addit...

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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer focused on light commercial fit-out design and preparing documents for council. In the past years I have been invlived with hair salon, cafe, restaurants designs. if your business needs renovation, design and building consent, i am here to help. Over 5 years working experience in the industry. aiming to delivery professional services with affordable pric...

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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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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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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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INNOVATIVE BUILDING WORX LIMITED

Joined September 2016

OUR COMPANY Innovative Building WORX Limited, We focus on exceptional quality, planning, and safety to ensure the best outcome for your Construction projects. We built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time, and at an affordable price We undertake a variety of work for a wide range of clients from small residential renovation projects to New builds, Commerical projects....

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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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Architecturo Architects

Joined May 2020

ARCHITECTURO is a New Zealand registered architectural practice. Both our directors have over 15 years of work experience. Our company offers a range of services to ensure projects achieve a holistic integrity that meets our client’s needs in the most cost effective and timely manner. Being an NZIA (New Zealand Institute of Architects) practice, we understand our role as architects and are comm...

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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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Lammas Architects Limited

Joined August 2019

Architecture + Interiors. Registered Architects NZIA Practice Stephen established Lammas Architects Limited in 2019, with over 13 years of professional experience gained in New Zealand working for 3 leading architecture practices. He is a talented designer with a proven ability in the management of project teams, and works closely with consultants and contractors while maintaining a strong...

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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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