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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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180sqm house - Draughtsman needed

Posted 2 months ago

We have a simple house designed and require the drawings ready for the building consent. One storey, timber clad, mono-pitched roof plus an attached large deck. Foundation will be designed by an engineer as the section is sloppy. We would like to start the drawings in May 2021.

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Kitchen extension

Posted 5 months ago

We want to extend the kitchen into some of the the "family room" and use this space for the pantry and scullery. We don't know whether this is a structural wall. We would like the other part of the family room to become part of Bedroom 4 (see the existing plans). We want to remove the existing pantry from our kitchen. Also want to investigate whether we can remove the partition between the dining room and living room to open up the area more. Thanks

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Draftsman required for lifestyle block house extension

Posted 8 months 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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We need a one bedroom extension for our growing family

Posted 1 month ago

With the property market bring what it is, we’ve decided we’d be better off investing in making our current home fit us better. So we’ve decided to build an extra bedroom as an extension to our house. It will be a total of about 15m2 which includes a new hallway and cupboard too.

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Kitchen, laundry, backdoor renovation

Posted 5 months ago

Single story home in Titahi Bay from 1960s. We want to renovate the kitchen, create a laundry space, and change the backdoor to a sliding glass door.

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Additional guest toilet in laundry

Posted 6 months ago

We are renovating our laundry and wish to add a guest toilet to it. We need a floor plan that can be submitted for council consent for the new fixture. The reno also includes blocking an existing doorway off to create a wall.

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Garage addition&self contained room

Posted 5 months ago

change garage in2self contained room with shower, toilet, fireplace

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Internal stair and 2nd bathroom

Posted 5 months ago

We need some drawings to turn add internal access to the room under our house. Would also like to add 2nd bathroom downstairs.

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Draftsman required to plan deck (2nd storey)

Posted 3 months ago

Plans for deck extension. Second storey deck, currently 1400mm from the house, want to rebuild deck and extend to 3000mm out from house. Will require support posts etc.

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Convert garage to sleep out

Posted 1 week ago

Need Plans drawn up for conversion of 42m3 garage into sleep out for building consent.

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Draughtsman or architect

Posted 7 months ago

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

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Measure and draw house plans from scratch

Posted 7 months ago

Measure and draw existing floor plans Two storey town house, approx 140m2

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Custom New build

Posted 8 months 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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More efficient use of spaces

Posted 3 weeks ago

We wish to renovate the house so that there are two entrances. My daughter will have her own set up and my husband and I, our own set up. No time frame, just want a draughtsman to give us some ideas of layout and cost. I have no idea of cost.

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Drafting a plan for deck.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Drafting of a plan to apply for conscent to build a deck in front of living room and which will open off sliding doors or french doors that will replace the living room window. The photo shows the current window which is approx 2metres above ground level.

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Draftsman for house renovation including small addition

Posted 1 month ago

We need a draftsperson to draw up documentation for our house renovation including a small addition. Documentation needed for building consent and construction. Renovation includes recladding, reroof, replacement windows, internal linings and creating open plan living space

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Bathroom relocation to create spare bed/office

Posted 7 months 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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Landscaping Drafting

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for someone to design and draft my landscaping design with all the objects such as deck, retaining walls, garden beds etc with correct measurements and boundaries from the site plan. The house is already built, its just the landcspaing design which needs to be submitted to council to get resource/building consent.

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Draftsman Required

Posted 8 months 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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Quote to design/draft plans

Posted 7 months 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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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 193,000 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

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 4
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 5
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 5
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 5

Design new house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2020

Workmanship
 5
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

New House Design #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ......

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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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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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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. ...

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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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Devani Architecture Limited

Joined January 2020

Devani is a boutique architectural practice dedicated to delivering bespoke construction and renovation designs for residential, commercial and infrastructure projects.

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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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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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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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

Whether you have a potential renovation/addition to your existing home, require a second dwelling, new garage, 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. For over 15 years we have loved designing beautiful and functional architecture to make the best use of our clients resources and budg...

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hausplan

Joined February 2021

We’re a Wellington-based architecture and digital design company that specialises in designing residential homes with our clients. We focus on bringing our clients in as partners to ensure we’re delivering what you need. One size doesn’t fit all. Each space we create is shaped by its own unique context and purpose. We consider all influencing factors on every project - the user, the environment...

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