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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 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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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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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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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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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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Quote to design/draft plans

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, I would like to get a quote to design/draft plans for: 1) house renovation - making an open plan lounge/dining/kitchen while still retaining 4 bedrooms. Could include bathroom renovation in same project 2) plans to turn garage (57sqm approx) into a 1 bedroom self contained area. 3) deck/verandah - over 30sqm, and one end higher then 1.5m from ground these would be needed for building consent/s etc. Thanks

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Custom New build

Posted 2 weeks ago

Drafts person or architect to draw up our concept house and retaining ready for builders to quote against and then take to council and resource consent. Making final adjustments and detail as working drawings Flexible start date but we would like to get the approvals and consent 2020 and start earth works and retaining early 2021

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Second story renovation

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for an Architect to draw up some plans for second story of residential house. Area approx 50m2

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New bathroom(shower and vanity) and sink in the room.

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for a draftsman who can draw plan for us and apply for council consent. We do not have thousands of dollars as it is just gonna be minor plumbing consent . We have an existing toilet. Please contact if you are a draftsman who would not cost us like crazy. Thanks

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Rob's En-suite

Posted 1 year 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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Draftsman Required

Posted 3 weeks ago

Needing a draftsman ASAP to draw up plans for a minor refurbishment including the moving of partition walls and a new bathroom within a commercial space in Keneperu. We have basic plans from the Porirua City Council but look as though they are as builts and things have since changed. Will need to do a site measure.

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New House Design #2

Posted 11 months 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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Paper Plan for the Kitchen for council approval

Posted 8 months ago

Hey There, I want to build a small kitchen in my rumpus room for which I need council approval and hence I am looking for a person who can help me to draw the layout of the kitchen on the paper (Paper Plan) and aid me in getting the council approval.

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Under house extension/ stair redesign

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking for full plans to gain consents to undertake the following. Extend the workshop area under the house. Remove and re support for two rows of piles, foundation supports., concrete floor etc. Stair war to be reconfigured.

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Independent Architect required to alter plans

Posted 9 months 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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Draw up reclad (stucco > weatherboard)

Posted 8 months ago

We would like a draftsman to draw up our home for a reclad (stucco > weatherboard) and double glazing installation. Thanks, Amelia

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Draftsman required for lifestyle block house extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking for a draftsman to draw up plans for an extension to our exisiting home on our lifestyle block in Pauatahanui. We are looking to add an internal access garage, laundry, rumpus room & a 2 bedroom self contained flat with a bathroom & small kitchen. Our timeframes are ASAP.

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2bdroom addition

Posted 4 months ago

Design Add 2 bedroom and ensuite adding carport to house

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Draughtsman or architect

Posted 1 day ago

Require drawings etc involving removing a wall and installing a beam. We want to get this underway asap.

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Draw up reclad (stucco > weatherboard) #2

Posted 7 months ago

We would like a draftsman to draw up our home for a reclad (stucco > weatherboard) and double glazing installation. Must be familiar with Porirua City Council building consent process. Thanks, Amelia

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New House Design+Build

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for architect to design a home. Wanting a 4 car garage, I love to cook & I work from home (so decent sized home office). Space at our existing is at a premium, so looking for more storage as well. Have 775sq section, flat. Really like mono pitch style; but open to options. Would love to talk options, and talk further.

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Kitchen and Basement renovation

Posted 2 months ago

Require draftsmen/architect for plans to renovate Kitchen and Ground level room

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Bathroom relocation to create spare bed/office

Posted 1 week ago

I want to move the bathroom (shower, toilet, vanity) into the washouse, install a cavity slider to close off the new bathroom, and turn the existing bathroom into a spare bedroom/office area.

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Design new house

Posted 7 months ago

I have a section in Aotea. I am looking for design services where I get all the required drawings including the one which needs to submitted to council.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Rob's En-suite

Work carried out by a subcontractor

10th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Creating Self Contained Flat within Existing Dwelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

New House Design #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cannon Lane

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

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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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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Five AM Design Studio

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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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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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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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

Whether you want a complete new home, renovation/addition or garage to your existing, a granny flat, a garden overhaul or simply want to improve a couple of rooms, deck or a patio area, we can assist in making your aspirations quickly become a reality. We can take care of it all for you, providing a broad range of architectural services from design, budgeting, drafting, , through council app...

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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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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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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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TAP Construction

Joined July 2014

We specialises in small subdivisions and new builds. If you have been thinking about subdividing your large section and building on your new title we are the people to see. We can take care of everything from the subdivision process right through to Code Compliance. We also renovate old homes, from the repile through to the reclad. We have trade qualified builders and in todays busy, progres...

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Holmes Architecture

Joined May 2020

Holmes Architecture is a Wellington-based architectural studio specialising in bespoke home design, renovations, and commercial work. From multi-unit housing to complex renovations, commercial interior fit-outs and new home builds, leading edge design technology alongside a passion for contemporary architecture ensures highly crafted and considered architectural design and project delivery. We bel...

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Glass and Building Innovate

Joined February 2019

Glass and Building Innovate is one of Wellingtons top Glass and Glazing companies. Our professional qualified glaziers can install anything to do with glass. From a simple single pane window, to specialized unusual projects that other glaziers wouldn't touch, we can do anything. Some of what we can do include: Splashbacks Frameless Showers Glass Table Tops Customized Aquariums Windows M...

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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 14+ years experience in everything from rural n...

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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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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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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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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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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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3DR Design & Draughting Ltd

Joined September 2015

Architectural design and draughting service specialising in residential design for new houses and alterations and additions from concept design to building consent including all plans ,resource consents (if required) speciation's. We will work with you help you get your dream to reality.

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Right Angle Builders Limited

Joined June 2009

We do all types of building work from new home design and build packages to renovations,extensions. We have our own team of subcontractors and can take care of all aspects in your building project, all our work is carried out by a Licensed Building Practitioner and is fully guaranteed.

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