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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New House Design #2

Posted 8 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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Self contain flat

Posted 10 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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Deck

Posted 1 year 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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Plans required for home renovation and addition

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Draw up reclad (stucco > weatherboard)

Posted 5 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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Bathrrom renovation

Posted 10 months ago

Making ensuite and addition toilet seat

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Second story renovation

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Draw up reclad (stucco > weatherboard) #2

Posted 4 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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Independent Architect required to alter plans

Posted 6 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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Paper Plan for the Kitchen for council approval

Posted 5 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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Site plan building consent

Posted 1 year 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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Aotea Pool and decking

Posted 1 year 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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2bdroom addition

Posted 1 month ago

Design Add 2 bedroom and ensuite adding carport to house

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Rob's En-suite

Posted 10 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 in basement

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Tired House. Great Location. Needs your Vision.

Posted 11 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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Ensuite Bathroom

Posted 10 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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Bathroom/ Kitchen reno

Posted 11 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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Design new house

Posted 4 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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Cannon Lane

Posted 1 year 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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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 165,000 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

Cannon Lane

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

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

Cannon Lane

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Llewelyn Architecture & Design

Joined May 2018

Llewelyn is an experienced Architectural Graduate with a Masters of Architecture and a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. He has experience with design, rendering, technical documentation and consultation on site for high profile clients in Wellington including Wellington Airport, Te Papa and Victoria University. Llewelyn is skilled in using Revit, SketchU...

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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, or smaller jobs such as decks and retaining walls. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spatial Designs Ltd

Joined December 2013

I'm a draughtsman or CAD Technician for building work and for engineers. I draw plans for building and construction work whether it need's a building consent or not. I've designed new homes and drawn plans for old ones to renovate or to add on to. I do mostly alterations and additions and if wanted 3D views. I'm a member of the Design Association of NZ. Most of my work has been the lower north isl...

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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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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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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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