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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Tired House. Great Location. Needs your Vision.

Posted 5 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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Bathrrom renovation

Posted 5 months ago

Making ensuite and addition toilet seat

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Paper Plan for the Kitchen for council approval

Posted 2 days 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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Site plan building consent

Posted 10 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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Bathroom in basement

Posted 7 months ago

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

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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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Plans required for home renovation and addition

Posted 8 months ago

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

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New House Design #2

Posted 3 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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Rob's En-suite

Posted 5 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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Bathroom/ Kitchen reno

Posted 5 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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Draw up reclad (stucco > weatherboard)

Posted 2 weeks 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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Garage conversion

Posted 1 year 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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Independent Architect required to alter plans

Posted 1 month 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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Deck

Posted 11 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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Yurt drawings

Posted 11 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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Ensuite Bathroom

Posted 5 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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Creating Self Contained Flat within Existing Dwelling

Posted 1 year 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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Self contain flat

Posted 5 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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Cannon Lane

Posted 8 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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Aotea Pool and decking

Posted 11 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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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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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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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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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, this dedicated company has been providing quality new homes, renovations, alterations, additions and sound advice to the Greater Wellington Region for over a decade, celebrating 10+ years of quality. Give us a call to get your...

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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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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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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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Te Ao decorators and Maintenance

Joined January 2019

We are a local family owned business that like to pride ourselves in all aspects of the painting & maintenance trade interior/exterior commercial & residential new & restoration work .We aim to give our clients our absolute attention in keeping our standards as high as possible with consulting & mapping out the task ahead with our team.Knowledge & experience is always key with a good communication...

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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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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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Devani Architecture Limited

Joined January 2020

Qualified Draftsman working from home office. Hardworking, reliable and committed to deliver accurate and quality construction documentation to my clients.

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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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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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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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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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Glass Innovate Ltd

Joined February 2019

Glass 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 Mirrors Balus...

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AlphaBuildNZ Ltd

Joined December 2019

From small fit outs to large renovations to new builds, we offer a wide range of expertise. Hard working and thorough to get the job done and completed to a high standard

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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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Frans Plans Limited

Joined September 2018

Hi, I am an Architectural Designer with over 10 years of experience. I specialise in renovations and new builds. I pride myself on great designs and creative solutions with competitive quotes to match.

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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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