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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 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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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 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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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 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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Garage conversion

Posted 11 months ago

Double garage - want to add a granny flat on top. Not sure if it's possible. Need someone who understands council requirements in porirua, draw up plans and can give a build cost estimate too.

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Site plan building consent

Posted 8 months ago

i need a building consent completed for an already built self contained unit to go on my concrete garage block. apparently i need an architect to do this application right. i need site plans to services and maybe other things. I'm not sure. Really want to get the application in early. I've attached pics of home where garage is which will be removed and the unit. the home pics don't show the plumbing lines from house to main lines. heres the unit 1,2,3 bedroom expandable Homes from $45,000 | Tr...

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Yurt drawings

Posted 10 months ago

Hi I have a yurt build being planned. I have drawings from another draughtsperson of a similar yurt build of the same size. I need a draughtsman to use and modify existing drawings according to the specific site and planned amenities.

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Rob's En-suite

Posted 3 months ago

I am wanting to build an en-suit into an exiting large bedroom. No exterior walls or roof need altering. I will need to start with the plan, then get consent, then look for tradies: Builder, Plumber, Electrician etc.

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Creating Self Contained Flat within Existing Dwelling

Posted 10 months ago

We are looking for a draftsman to draw up plans for the creation of a one-bedroom self-contained flat in the lower level of house, and submit these documents to council for building consent. The project involves creating a bathroom and kitchenette within the existing internal layout. No structural alterations are envisaged.

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Bathroom/ Kitchen reno

Posted 4 months ago

Reviewing the space and design different layouts for the rooms separately - bathroom, kitchen, wash house or how to utilise the space to make big layout changes

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Bathrrom renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Making ensuite and addition toilet seat

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Ensuite Bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

Would love to get a quote to change existing laundry into ensuite bathroom and relocating the kitchen to the other room.

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Self contain flat

Posted 3 months ago

I would like a one bedroom self contained flat to be built onto an existing house. I would like this to have internal access to the main house. I would like the roof of the flat to be used as a decking for the main house.

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Drafting services for home alterations.

Posted 1 year ago

Principles We're very open to input and guidance from people who know what they're doing. While budget is a factor, this is our family home and this work is intended to future-proof the house - so we're happy to invest on the things that will achieve this. We're happy to muck in and do some of the work ourselves. Objectives We want to make this home workable for our family of 4 for the foreseeable future. We want the kids to be able to grow up here, and for the space to suit their chang...

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LupoFamily Job

Posted 1 year ago

I need a Draftsman urgently (b4 Xmas) to do a simple but necessary drawing of moving the front door 1/1.5 metres down from its current location, so we can add a wall inside for another room.

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Tired House. Great Location. Needs your Vision.

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for someone (architect? draughtsman? builder?) with vision who can come and take a look at my tired house and help me put together a renovation plan. Specifically I would like to embark on: Increasing number of bedrooms from three to five (if possible). Rethink the layout of both levels. Redo kitchen and two bath rooms. Once we have established a cohesive plan, then I would need to break the plan into smaller projects and work through them one at a time over perhaps a two year t...

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Aotea Pool and decking

Posted 10 months ago

Hi, I want design and drawings for a swimming pool and decking ready to go to council for approval. Thanks

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Plans required for home renovation and addition

Posted 7 months ago

We need building plans drawn up for an addition to our home and some interior alterations.

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Independent Architect required to alter plans

Posted 1 day ago

Hi My architect have made plans and thinks it's not possible to do anything else from here. There are few restrictions on my title which I need to consider to build. I need someone to consult to find the alternate to get rid of few things.

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New House Design

Posted 1 year ago

We are in Titahi Bay, Porirua and are looking to build a second house on our section. We require a competent draftsman/architect to provide a fixed price service for drawings, building consent, possible resource consent and quality assurance. We are keen to keep costs low so would appreciate someone who can produce cost saving ideas, whilst still providing a quality outcome.

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Bathroom in basement

Posted 6 months ago

Looking for a draughtsman who will help guide us through the process

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Cannon Lane

Posted 7 months ago

I need drawings to submit to Council for alterations to add an en suite where a wardrobe and cupboard exist (plus part of the laundry and back porch). Reconfigure wardrobes and linen cupboard. Remove a wall between existing bathroom and toilet, add an external door to garage. Possibly remove a wall between kitchen and dining.

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New House Design #2

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking to build a new house on a sloping section in Porirua. We require someone that actually listens to our ideas and doesn't run off with their own. Must have experience with new house plans and not scared to go down the resource consent path (we have height plains to deal with). We are looking for basic box type of stuff, not some architectural wonderland. Budget is tight but we have some good cost saving ideas. We would like concept, council drawings, building consent & resource cons...

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Deck

Posted 10 months ago

We live in Pukerua Bay and are looking to build an outdoor entertaining area approx 10mx4m. Spa, kitchen servery, planter boxes for veges, and a large bi fold door across the lounge wall. We are free weekends or we can sneak home early about 4.30pm during the week. We were looking to get some plans drawn up and a quote.

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Find Architects in Porirua

Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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MV

Joined May 2019

We are a small established Architectural practice who specialize in Residential ( Multi unit, New builds, Renovations, Additions), Commercial, Cultural and Master planning. We have experience through all phases of the project and have worked nationally to provide sort after, bespoke Architecture to our clients.

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microbimm nz ltd

Joined January 2017

We deliver high quality Architectural Design/CAD Drafting Services 3D Modelling BIM - Building Information Modelling to our clients. Our highly skilled team of Architectural CAD Drafters have in-depth knowledge in simple to Intelligent Architectural CAD Drafting/3D Modelling Services as well as in delivering detailed set of Architectural Drawings and Construction Documents in accordance to the app...

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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

Designing bespoke residential architecture in which he can call upon a range of different design styles is what Codi finds most exciting. His passion for high spec, energy efficient homes with special focus on building science deeply shapes the way he tackles a design project. Codi strongly believes that a home should improve the lives of its occupants through the way they interact with it...

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in 2015...

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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

oneminddesign.co.nz We've been designing new houses, alterations and additions for the last 25 years. Whether it’s a new build, adding on a room, second storey, kitchen, laundry, bathroom, garage, spa, swimming pool, deck, courtyard, conservatory, retaining wall, pergola, addressing a leaky home, maintenance, a complete renovation or garden makeover, we can assist, turning vision into realit...

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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

I'm new to Builderscrack........I have over 25 years experience in architectural design work in NZ. During that time, I have designed & built houses including my current concept 'eco-house' built with SIPS. My hands-on knowledge allows me to offer workable, cost-effective solutions I use the latest 3D CAD software & can quickly generate renderings of the proposed projects. As a sole trader, I...

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Building Art Ltd

Joined November 2019

We provide an architectural design service with 30+ years experience. For all residential projects - new homes, alterations and additions to existing dwellings. From initial ideas to concept design right through to producing documentation for Building Consent applications. We have good understanding of the NZ Building Code along with local council requirements. A friendly, professional service.

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Raven Architecture Ltd

Joined August 2017

Over the last seven years I have been involved in designing and draughting hundreds of new homes and alterations in both the residential and light commercial areas. I started Raven Architecture as I am very experienced in this field and am passionate about environmentally conscious building design and want to make a positive difference. This greener approach benefits not only the environment b...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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Architecture ET AL

Joined August 2019

Architecture ET AL is a small, design-focused, residential Architecture firm specialising in new builds and alterations. Delivering simple, modern and site-specific design solutions is what we do. We work hard to meet deadlines, maintain communication and deliver competitive quotes to get your project realised. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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Ed building

Joined August 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 18 years, NZ and Europe. We specialise in major or smaller renovations and new builds. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride to provide competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Designshop Architecture

Joined September 2011

Hi there! We'd love to discuss your project with you! We listen carefully to give you what you need, offer valuable and relevant comment, and think outside the square to make sure you get "the best bang for buck"! And give you an estimate or preferably a fixed fee quote for our services. Designshop Architecture is an award winning business handling all sizes and types of project, new work, a...

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DGi Architecture Ltd

Joined November 2015

LBP Design Class 3 Architectural technician with sound knowledge base across residential, commercial and retail design, end to end. Concept brief through feasibility, detailing, specification, consent applications, contract management and final Code Compliance. Wellington Region based but prepared to travel. LBP Design Class 3 Over 30 years experience, New Zealand, Central Europe and the UK.

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smartarch

Joined June 2016

Hi, I've been working in construction, design and drafting and related industries since 1997. I am a licensed LBP (AoP Design 3) who works on all scales and complexities of new builds in residential and commercial projects. My recent NZ projects include, *2019 - Conversion of Utility Room to Studio Unit *2019 - New Back extension - Living and Bedroom - Moutenau *2019 - New 4 Bed Home - Waihol...

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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design, structural engineering and interiors studio based in Auckland. We provide design services from pre design briefing, concept design through to full building drawings and documentation and consents. We have worked on both residential and commercial projects in New Zealand that form the basis of our industry knowledge. With a design focused env...

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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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Architeck Limited

Joined November 2018

Kia ora, We are Architeck, we love architecture in all aspects from design, developments through to construction. We would love to hear from you about your project. Please contact us today for a no obligation, free consultation of your next project. We are specialists in providing excellent, professional architectural services. We have over 13+ years experience in everything from rural n...

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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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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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Forturo Design Ltd

Joined April 2019

Operating in the Wellington region since 2005 Simon Law the director of Forturo Design designs everything in the field of residential Architecture. From moving internal walls, new bathrooms, kitchen refurbishments, internal alterations, extensions and new builds. Residential work is our specialty. We can also organise the construction of your project if you wish

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