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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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 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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New House Design

Posted 7 months 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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Yurt drawings

Posted 3 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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Secure piles

Posted 1 year ago

secure piles in single level house piles are concrete

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LupoFamily Job

Posted 4 months 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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Deck

Posted 2 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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Upstairs Alterations

Posted 1 year ago

Looking to do some alterations in the home that will require walls been replaced with lintels. Need a drafts man in order to be able supply drawings for council.

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Creating Self Contained Flat within Existing Dwelling

Posted 3 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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Site plan building consent

Posted 1 month 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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Plans drawn and through consent for a new salon in the Porirua area.

Posted 1 year ago

We need plans drawn up for a salon and taken through consent processes (currently an empty shell, new franchise premise so fit out manual provided for design specifications). Ideally able to do this soon.

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Renovation plans

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for someone to come and bring our ideas in line with whats possible and not possible. Looking at moving staircase around to enable better flow, utilise dead spaces, add storage, and enable construction of a new kitchen/dining/lounge space with flow to the decking area downstairs. Upstairs then reconfigured to be three bedrooms with an enlarged bathroom. Moving HWC to a new location. Many ideas, but need to get an experienced draughtsman/architect to work it all out for us and come up wit...

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Drafting services for home alterations.

Posted 7 months 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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Drafting Garden Room

Posted 1 year ago

Looking at constructing a 'Garden Room' 17 to 22 meters square on a slight bank at the back of our property. I need a draftsperson to ensure we get the plans to the Porirua council and approved, then a builder to construct the shell and leave the inside for me to finish. The area has to be sound proofed to ensure drums can be played inside without disrupting the local birdlife/neighbors too much.

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Draughtsman wanted

Posted 1 year ago

I am needing as built drawings and specifications including cladding for a sleepout. This is to get code of acceptance from the council

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Draftsman for bathroom add on

Posted 11 months ago

Hello! We are in need of a draftsman to draw up a bathroom add-on which is currently an outdoor storage space already roofed by decking above. We have contacts with a builder already who have said to get a draftsman in first. :)

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Drawings required

Posted 1 year ago

We require a draughtsperson to provide flashing and other design details for removal of a balcony and subsequent cladding repairs and extension of a roofline.

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Firewall plan to spearate existing house

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for someone to draw up plans for creating a firewall in an existing house so I can pout in for building consent to convert the house into two flats / townhouses

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Renovation plans

Posted 10 months ago

We are looking for a draftsman to draw up plans for a home renovation, and submit to council for building consent. The project involves re-configuring the internal layout including combining existing master-bedroom and existing living with removal of existing walls to create open-plan living, kitchen & dining with over-sized island. Transfer existing kitchen to second bedroom, and divide existing lounge to create third bedroom. Relocate outside laundry to inside and offer more useable storage sp...

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Aotea Pool and decking

Posted 2 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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Garage conversion

Posted 4 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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Revit/AutoCAD House plans needed

Posted 8 months ago

Hi All, I'm looking for someone to draw our house plans either on Revit or AutoCAD. It might be interesting for a student? We can provide the paper drawings and measurements or if you prefer to do it yourself happy too. Thanks a lot. Mia

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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

I am an LBP registered architectural designer working in residential and light commercial projects. I can offer a range of services including; feasibility studies, concept designs, construction documents, construction administration, and building consent application. I would love the opportunity to talk with you further about your project and put together a fee proposal that is tailored to you.

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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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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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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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Black & White Design Limited

Joined April 2019

Black + White Design Ltd is all about delivering great design, pure and simple. I am an experienced draughtsman specialising in residential alterations, additions, renovations and new builds across the Wellington region. I deliver innovative and functional design solutions that really work for you and your family. Having designed and built many residential alterations in both the UK and NZ, I know...

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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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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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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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Quality Construction Limited

Joined September 2009

We are an award winning Building company working mainly in the Porirua Region (from Tawa to Pukerua Bay) for the past 30 years. We cover all aspects of the building process including drawings and plans, building consents, resource consents, the build and all related trades. We are highly experienced with all aspects of residential work. We have completed many projects ranging from small ma...

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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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Draughting Xpertise Ltd

Joined April 2007

We specialise in plans for New Build houses Additions, Alterations, and decks for council consent. Recently we have completed new house plans for Fusion Homes and Stonewood Homes Ltd Christchurch, as well as for one off clients. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years and have a wide range of building / construction knowledge.

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PGL Design &Build

Joined August 2009

qualified designer builder with 20 yrs experience competant in all facets of construction- residential commercial shopfitting .as well as this i am aqualified intreior/furniture designer specialising in unique one off creations

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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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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 10 years experience in everything from rural ne...

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Top Notch Construction Ltd

Joined August 2009

From practical advice through to quality, fairly priced workmanship, Top Notch Construction are your Partners in Successful Building and Construction. Based in Petone, TNC has been providing quality new homes, renovations, alterations, additions and advice to the Greater Wellington Region for nearly a decade. Whatever your requirements, give us a call and we'll work with you to get your proj...

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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CMS

Joined March 2019

Hi there, Construction Management Services is a small personal management firm with 20 years experience in the industry. we are focused at providing dedicated project management and consultation for both property owners and existing contractors throughout the Wellington region. we pride ourselves in being a multifaceted construction management and consultation firm dedicated to providing a...

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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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Green Perspective Design Studio

Joined September 2018

Green Perspective Design Studio focuses on designing environmentally conscious, safe and healthy homes that are energy efficient. We take into consideration overcapitalization, resale value, sustainability, not only for the environment but also the future use of the premises. Green Perspective Design Studio wants every client to consider their home their haven and enjoy coming home. I hav...

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Abode Architecture

Joined October 2018

We are a company that believes relationships are important. A meaningful life requires meaningful relationships. With this in mind we design architecture that evokes great relationships. We also understand that great architecture fits both your lifestyle and your personal style. I have been in the building industry since leaving school, firstly as a builder then later as a site manager undertaki...

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