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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 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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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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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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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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Designs for extension

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there. I want to get designs for a 3 or 4x11m extension and some inside changes to my 77sqm home in Porirua. Would like someone that knows the rules and has worked with PCC on similar projects. I also need help with submitting plans to PCC. Is within a month too soon? Anyway I would like something into PCC as early as possible but I understand that this may not be possible. Just giving you an idea of how keen I am. Thanks for your time.

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Bathroom and Kitchen Wheelchair Accessible

Posted 3 months ago

Need plans (draftsperson with LBP) drawn to get council approval and quotes from builders. Project is: Merge toilet into bathroom. Wet room bathroom, new layout. Remove hallway wall, unsure if structural. Block existing front door to make kitchen bigger. New kitchen - happy to get kitset and do this part ourselves. Ready now to get plans drawn up. Want to get quotes and builders booked ASAP as finances are ready to go from October.

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Lounge Extension

Posted 2 months ago

Estimated 5 x 5mtr -Lounge extension design request - Foundation / flooring - overlay concreting of the existing peeble-washed outdoor area. Or build new one. - External wall to match brick house and with internal wall insulation. - Install new roofing for the extension area. Connect spouting to existing storm drains. - Match ceiling to existing house with insulation (or propose what would be best?) - Some glass window framing and sliding sliding doors might be repurposed to suit the desig...

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Draftsman for house renovation including small addition

Posted 5 months 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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House design needed for section with beautiful views

Posted 1 month ago

We need someone to design us a 4 bedroom one story house on a flat piece of land with sweeping views over mana island and even the south island on a good day. We are keen to get started as soon as possible.

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180sqm house - Draughtsman needed

Posted 6 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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House Addition

Posted 1 week ago

Needing plans drawn for an addition on our house

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Architect required

Posted 1 week ago

We have a draft plan already drawn up however need to make proper blueprints of it to submit to the council for approval.

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More efficient use of spaces

Posted 4 months 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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We need a one bedroom extension for our growing family

Posted 5 months 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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Consent for building installation

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a draftsman to assist with designing and consent application for a Man shed (snooker room) in a garden, which would require some landscaping as the garden is on multiple levels, and sloping. Most likely will require earth removal, and retaining walls. A concrete pad, power and water services,.

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Draughting / Design services for house rotation / re-piling

Posted 3 months ago

I'm looking to lift and pe-position my house and am looking for a quote to provide design / draughting services. The house is currently on piles (in the middle) with a concrete ring foundation on the outside. I'd be looking to undertake the most cost-effective way to setup downstairs as a drive-in garage on the left-hand side, with a self-contained single bedroom / living area etc on the right-hand side. I'm intending to rotate the house in line with the left-hand side fence so that there'd...

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Veranda, room extension

Posted 1 month ago

Draftsman needed to draw plans of a veranda and bedroom extension. Suitable for submitting to council for permit

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Plans required

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to draw plans for a house extension.

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Resource consent site plan

Posted 1 month ago

hi - I am would like a draftsman/woman to prepare a site plan for a resource consent and building consent application in Porirua, for a kitset house in the back garden. I will supply topograhical survey information in dwg format and will handle the actual application myself, but would like the draftsperson to answer council requests for information/clarification Proposed plan will be largely compliant excluding minor site coverage breach.

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Convert garage to sleep out

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Wall-to-wall door, skylight and wall removal

Posted 1 month ago

Dinning Room Reno - We would like to replace the window with a glass door, extending it to be a wall-to-wall sliding door, adding in a skylight in the same room, whilst also removing an internal non-load-bearing wall. Room size is 3m (where the window is located) x 3.1 m. Original plans available upon request.

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Drafting a plan for deck.

Posted 5 months 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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Room extension plus deck

Posted 1 month ago

Need design for existing bedroom room to be extended adding in ensuite, walk in wardrobe, doors out onto deck (also to be designed) this room becoming new master bedroom. Includes redesign of wardrobe of adjoining bedroom(?). May use previous supplier of wardrobe design for current master bedroom done earlier this year.

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Commercial building

Posted 2 months ago

We are needing to submit building consent papers and code of compliance for a hairdressing business in the heart of Porirua. A 2 storey building with tenants above where we intend on leasing

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180sqm house - Draughtsman needed

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Design new house

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1st November 2020

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Rob's En-suite

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10th May 2020

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New House Design #2

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18th August 2020

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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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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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Modal

Joined August 2021

Modal is a local architectural design company that specialises in residential renovations and new builds. We focus on helping homeowners transform spaces for the benefit of our customers lifestyles.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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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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TAKE SHAPE ARCHITECTURE LIMITED

Joined July 2021

Hi there, I have been working in the architecture industry for over 10 years, I've mainly focused on new homes and renovations. I have worked on project all over New Zealand, including contributing to the Christchurch rebuild efforts.

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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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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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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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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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buxtond id

Joined May 2021

A New Zealand based industrial design practice that designs and delivers complex - industrial - product - architectural - engineered - interior - exhibition & museum environments across commercial and residential spectrums

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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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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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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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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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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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Dotco Construction Limited

Joined December 2020

We are a small but reliable team that take pride in our work and can cover many types of building work such as; *NEWBUILDS *RENOVATIONS *DECKS & PERGOLAS *MAINTENANCE and MORE! At DotcoConstruction Ltd We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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