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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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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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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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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 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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Architects on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Art studio conversion

Posted 3 weeks ago

Taking on a renovation of a renovation of an existing building with no council record of its construction. Need a site visit to assess conditions and advise on the constraints related to the project. Plans made based on the existing structure including floor plans, elevations, cross sections and plumbing/electrical plans all for building consent. Advice as to specialist consultants necessary ( structural engineer)

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Farm shed on Slopehill

Posted 1 month ago

Project is to design a 3 bay farm shed on Slopehill within the parameters of the landuse consent. 2 sides of the shed will require retaining / engineering as they will nearly be completely under ground. Drafting, drawings and engineering design is sought to achieve consent with QLDC.

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Aspen Grove

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have an architectural design etc done for a project and consented stage 1 but need a draughtsman to complete stage 2 of the project for consent

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Anglesea garage

Posted 1 year ago

Im looking for a draughtman that is familiar with Arrowtown rules and building in the historic zone. I need a to redesign an outdoor shed in to a self contained unit along with a single garage and possible car port. the design needs to be in keeping with the cottage which was remodelled 10 years ago. thanks

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Frankton renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Design work on house renovation, immediate start

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Plans for a small house

Posted 4 days ago

Draught up plans for a 100sqm house in Northlake. Very simple design.

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Wanaka House Design

Posted 1 year ago

Design of new home in Wanaka. Approx 200m2. Approx $3000 per m2. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Open living. Must orientate on site to maximise views. Low maintenance and thermally efficient.

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House plans drawing for consent

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, needing a draughtsman to draw a full set of working drawings for building consent. House is a new build. Have design sorted, just need plans.

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Bedsit

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi We have a property in Queenstown 25 D flat 4 Williams st sunshine bay We want to convert the garage to a bed sit It butts up to neighbours garage so needs firewalls that side etc We want shower toilet and basic kitchen All services easily connected at back end We are wanting a fee costing for a very basic plan thru to building consent ready to go Ken ...

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Garage

Posted 9 months ago

6*9m garage. Stairs to attic trussed area Toilet and shower beneath stairs up. Exterior door on rear cnr on 9m side Exterior door on same side into garage. Internal door bottom of stairs 3m stud gnd floor. 600mm rise in top floor. Attic trusses drawn up for BC

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House Arrowtown

Posted 2 years ago

To complete a set of working drawings for building consent. No need for an architect. You will need to liaise with an engineer for two beam details / design (see image) and additional bracing to complete a set for building consent. First drafts person who pulled out is happy to provide cad files of what she has drawn so far to get you started (see image).

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Deck and extension to Peter Beavon designed townhouse in Arrowtown

Posted 2 months ago

Produce plans for building consents for a deck and a one room extension, plus two ensuites, to a 1985 Peter Beavon designed townhouse in Arrowtown. Deck to match style of existing balcony. 20m2 extension to match house style. Plans for resource consent attached. Can start draughting asap. Would be good to start building late this Summer/Autumn.

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Romero garage conversion

Posted 3 months ago

We have a two room garage the is attached to the main house via a mud room (each side of the garage is a space of 6mx3m). We would like to convert this into a bedroom w/ ensuite and sitting area to gain more living space in the house. It will be pretty straight forward but because we are adding a couple of windows and some french doors it appears we will need building consent...therefore will need to have it properly drawn up for submission to Council. We would like to have this done in Jan/...

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Drafting

Posted 6 months ago

i am seeking a draftsman to draw up a selection of casement windows i have measured up with the intention to provide these drawings to a company overseas as have approx 100 windows the work is easy and involves 4 types of windows in a 3 d design regards dean

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Review and certification of design work

Posted 1 year ago

I have undertaken design work including plans, specs etc. I require review and certification by an LBP. The works are minor as it relates to the conversion of a garage to a residential flat. The restricted building work requiring certification is wall cladding as a small portion of schist cladding needs to be added.

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House extension

Posted 1 year ago

Need some drawings done for a small house extension in Frankton. Need to apply for building consent to council and believe I need to have plans first. Nothing huge, just an extra room around 20m2 total area with one window and couple of doors on it. Concrete or poly block wall and roof. No plumbing, small amount of electrical work such as lights, power switches. Thanks

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Drafting concept to detail plans sufficient for Council approval and build

Posted 1 month ago

Have a small apartment needing to be relaid out. Want draftsperson to work a design the make best of the property while balancing costs. Owner from out of town needs person to take the job from start to finish.

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Converting Garage to flat

Posted 2 years ago

Converting a garage into a flat

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Reclad our home

Posted 2 years ago

We need to reclad half of our 110m2 home with ply and batten on a cavity. We will replace windows with double glazed aluminium and insulate the walls at the same time. We need one special flashing made up at the front of the house as it has a funny shape but can be discussed. We need drawings to submit with our building permit but are unsure exactly what we need.

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House alteration

Posted 1 year ago

We are adding two bedrooms downstairs in an existing house. We have had some plans drafted up, but our draftsman has literally set sail before we got our consent signed off! We need to quickly finalise the plans and get a building consent. The council have already had input so there isnt much more to do with the plans, however understand that most people don't want to sign off other work. I can forward plans

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Find Architects in Queenstown Lakes

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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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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Kitchen Cabinets and Stones

Joined November 2020

Kitchen Cabinets and Stones is a premium manufacturer, supplier and installer of top quality European Kitset Kitchens, Kitchenettes, modular flat packed Kitchen Cabinets and Accessories, having showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch. Our aim is to provide a quick, easy and budget friendly solution to building a new Kitchen. From complete new kitche...

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FOCO NZ

Joined July 2019

Project Management Consultancy and Coaching In addition to providing professional services to clients, I have expertise in contract law which is transferable across the disciplines. FOCO provides training to Architects, Engineers and Contractors who are starting out or who are simply resource constrained in the following areas: - Building contract/sub-contract preparation, review or advic...

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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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South Design 2008

Joined October 2010

Architectural draughting/design using 'AutoCAD ' on new dwellings, elderly units, extension/modifications, Apartments & Restaurant/bar redesigns. Communication skills. Typing skills. Background in Carpentry & Joinery

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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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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering Consultants

Joined August 2014

We are committed to offer structural engineering and drafting design services and to serve you with quality and value. Our design team is highly skilled and has years of experience. We promise to always provide value and outstanding service, regardless of your lifestyle need, design preference, or budget constraint. We provide affordable qoutes and then completing jobs on budget and on schedule.

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Eco Workshop Architectural Studio

Joined June 2020

Eco Workshop is an Architectural Design studio. Eco Workshop has specialised in the disaster repair over the previous 8 years and is now focusing on residential alterations and new builds to improve the quality of life for their clients. Eco Workshop has recently undertaken new ownership, this transition has given a new life to the business as the new owners endeavour to make every project their b...

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Brown Dog Architecture Ltd

Joined April 2016

Brown Dog Architecture has been operating now for over 3 years. With over 15 years experience in all forms of Architecture we are client focused and strive to bring any project to life. Our team will work closely with you to get the perfect result for your project. We strive to make the journey enjoyable while not costing the earth. References available on request. Our services include Arch...

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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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Studio Soul

Joined August 2017

Hi there, We are a highly experienced Architectural Design company, specialising in new homes and alterations, including Bathroom and Kitchen renovations. Also experienced and qualified in Industrial / Commercial renovations, fit-outs, and new builds. Many references available, upfront costs and Builder recommendations. Great open / clear communicatio with pratical and detailed design....

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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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Nala Studio Architects Limited

Joined September 2018

Nala Studio Architects is a boutique architecture firm lead by Noor Keary. Nala studios specialises in residential renovations, extensions and new builds. We also have experience in site investigation for subdivisions and unitary plan bulk & location testing.

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TASdesign Limited

Joined February 2018

Hi there, we're a professional design company offering drafting services for Concept Design and Building Consents. We also specialize in taking your design and creating comprehensive Manufacturing/Shop drawings and Assembly Instructions as part of our unique SmartPLANZ 3D Plan Packages, which are specifically created to ensure a time and cost effective build. We offer competitive quotes and pricin...

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Morven Design & Build

Joined March 2017

Morven Design & Build offer a complete in house service, from initial concept plans right through to handover. We strive to produce high quality workmanship and design homes that are affordable, efficient and don't cost the earth by using locally sourced and sustainable products. We are a small company so from day one you will be dealing with the directors for a friendly and trusting environment...

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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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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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ARKI DESIGN AND DRAFTING LIMITED

Joined January 2020

We are a qualified and experienced Design and drafting team with over 10 years of experience in the residential and commercial sector. We pride ourselves with our work quality, fast turnarounds and affordability.

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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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3drenderstudio co nz trading as Boztech Ltd

Joined September 2017

We offer all kinds of Architectural Concept Design and Full Working Drawings, we can do work throughout New Zealand. Also specialists in 3d images and video 🎥

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