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

Renovation job

Posted 1 year 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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Garage conversion council consent

Posted 1 year ago

Needs architect to design and help with consent submission

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New bathroom and build a second level

Posted 9 months ago

Currently I am planning to re do my garage with a new bathroom consent required Same time planning to get a consent to build another level up with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

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House Extension - Garage conversion

Posted 1 year 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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Draftsperson needed: renos

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking to open up the space in our 1970's home - so in need of a set of plans. We're hopeful to make a start with our renovations in October this year. Our vision includes remodelling the entrance way, removing internal (existing kitchen) walls, creating a wide barn door entrance into an existing conservatory area and repositioning windows/doors so we're able to relocate our kitchen from the tiny box it is currently - to an open plan vista, looking out to our deck. We already have...

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Design a new home or provide certified ready to build plans

Posted 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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Self contained unit 8mx3m - drafting plans needed

Posted 4 days ago

We are requiring help from a draft person to help design a very basic self contained 8x3m unit , with the necessary paperwork to get granted a building consent through council . Ideally need to move on this asap

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Draftsman required for home renovation - kitchen, bathroom, ensuite, open plan.

Posted 10 months ago

Looking for draftsman/builder to help design/plan to renovate our kitchen/dinning to an open plan layout, bathroom renovations and adding new ensuite to the master bedroom and potentially also looking at home extension for additional room.

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Architect required for renovation project

Posted 1 month ago

Need architect help to draft plan for building master bedroom ensuite and also for 25m2 extension for media room and rumpus

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Drafting plan for council consent

Posted 7 months ago

Need architect for drafting and getting council consent for adding bathroom to existing home.

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Ensuite design and consents

Posted 1 year 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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Convert Garage into Room with Bathroom

Posted 9 months ago

Hi there, I am converting the Garage below the house into a room. I need drawing of the Garage Floor plan & Site Plan to submit to Council. I have drawn what I want on sketchup and attached the relevant files. I am looking for cost to do this work and ideally would like it completed within 1-2 weeks given the small amount of drawing required. I have the property file with dimensions for the floor area and site as built drainage plan. Kind regards, Micah

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Hair salon

Posted 2 years ago

Got wall and ceiling to be done and floor

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Apartments

Posted 11 months ago

Section size 20m × 50m Architectural plans for Ground floor: Retail shops x Parking for flats at the rear. Level 1 to 3 residential flats with 2 bedrooms/flat.

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Draftsman service for new build double storey house about 345m2

Posted 7 months ago

Draftsman service for new build double storey house about 345m2 And getting building consent approval from council

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Extension & remodel

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for advice on where an extension can be done on existing home. Wanting advice before renovating existing so sooner rather than later.

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Garage convert

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Converting Garage to Gym

Posted 1 year ago

I need to convert my garage into a gym and need a toilet facility in the garage. The house is detached from the garage. The garage is more or as 93m2. Current toilet facilities of the dwelling has made septic tank.

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House Extension

Posted 1 year 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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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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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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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer specializing in residential extension, renovation, and light commercial fit-out design. I do 3d concept design as well as building consent plans. In the past years, I have helped many kiwi families with their home renovation projects including extension, living room open plan, house relocating, deck design, kitchen and bath reno, and so on. For me design...

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B&R Group 2020 Ltd

Joined June 2020

We are BNR Group Limited, we have been successfully maintaining interior and exterior painting and plastering services in more than 5 years. We’ve over 20 guys and working closing with Supercity, GJ garnder, tradeguy and many jobs for private residential. We would be happy to hear from you about what jobs you offer and located. We do have free quote and consults. If you are keen, pls call...

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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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CH Design Ltd

Joined December 2012

LBP, Licensed Building Practitioner, Design Class 2, Project ... ing 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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iDesign

Joined January 2017

Licensed Building Practitioner Whether your job is big or small we can take care of it for you at an affordable cost. We specialize in new builds and renovations. 15 years experience. We work nation wide and can tell you how to save money on your project!

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Sudhir Chandra

Joined July 2020

Background in architectural design with experience in building residential homes and landscaping. I am interested in small projects to manage and build or just build, can work on larger projects as a two man team with a qualified builder on board.

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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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Click Works

Joined February 2008

Click Works is a Dunedin based company specialising in Architectural Design and Drafting work. We service clients all around NZ with current projects in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Central Otago. From a simple renovation through to large scale residential builds, apartment blocks and light commercial - we've significant experience in all. We also provide a draughting service...

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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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Holmes Construction limited

Joined January 2017

About us We are a team of qualified builders & Carpenters our specific areas of expertise include New home builds, Infill housing , Terraced Housing & Renovations. We are professionals and strive to maintain a high caliber of workmanship and client satisfaction with each and every job.

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RedwoodEngineering ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we have been providing engineering solutions for NZ for over 50 years . Key aspect is our ability ask relevant questions and come up with a effective and economical solution

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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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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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Friday Design

Joined April 2019

We specialise in design of residential new builds, additions and renovations. Our commitment to a detailed design process and documentation is evident through all our works.

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Space Artisan

Joined May 2010

Hello! I am a graduate in Architecture, LBP (Design), ADNZ, with over 19 years of experience in NZ and another 10 years overseas. We are a small team based in Mt. Roskill. Have done dozens of residential & commercial developments including new sub-divisions, new residences, childcare centers and also additions and alterations. Have sub-contracted for Auckland firms `Jasmax', `VRLA', `Hames Sharle...

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Philip Dorward Architecture

Joined March 2019

Hi, Im a recent graduate. I have a Diploma in Architectural Technology and am looking for jobs to work on. I can help with new house design, tiny house, renovations etc.

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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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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