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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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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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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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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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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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Covered outdoor area/BBQ pavilion

Posted 1 year ago

I have a couple of projects at the concept design stage which require working drawings for building consent. You must have access to your own LBP. One is an outdoor dining area for a commercial establishment, the other is a BBQ pavilion/outdoor kitchen for a private residence. We are a landscape design and build company and would be keen to develop an ongoing relationship for drafting services with the right company.

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Garage Conversion to Flat

Posted 1 year ago

We require someone to draw up building plans for the council consent process. This is for a garage conversion to a self-contained flat. We have a 11m x 6m garage with a wall down the middle of which we want to convert half (flat would be just over 30m2) This is on a rural property with services to the main house from a 24k ltr tank and septic waste. We have a builder to do the work. Can supply photos if needed Sorry not too sure of what this costs so just guessed budget

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Drafting for new build and application for building consent

Posted 1 year ago

We require a draftsperson to finalise drawings for a residential new build in Wanaka. We already have resource consent, site plans etc plus a floor plan and elevations which need some amendments. Once floor plans and elevations are complete we will require the draftsperson to compile and submit the application for building consent. We will be using polyblock for the build.

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Rocks & Rabbits

Posted 2 years ago

We have our concept plans and now need to turn them into working drawings for a new 230 sm residence. The design is 'different', yet simple to construct being four connected rectangles.The design features a reasonable amount of glass and steel. A working connection with an engineer would be helpful.

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Draftsman for new house

Posted 1 year ago

Draw up plans for a simple 3bed residential house and detached 2bed flat on a flat residential section near wanaka. Owner builder, plans only, i can do consenting process. Title due 1st half 2019.

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House extension

Posted 5 months 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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House Arrowtown

Posted 1 year 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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Mark 2

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for an achitect to design a two/three story home. We are looking to maximise views and make the most of the section. We also require a single story studio.

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Self contained flat

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking at having a self contained apartment built on to our existing house. We have had an ad on here previously but had trouble getting the plans for our house from the council as the files were corrupted. We now have the files.

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Reclad our home

Posted 11 months 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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Guestroom and ensuite

Posted 1 year ago

I am converting an existing workshop/bedroom and laundry into a guestroom with ensuite. Involves change of use. and obviously added plumbing. All measurements done, just need it drawn up and submitted to Council.

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General up grade and front entrance

Posted 2 years ago

We would like an entrance way ensuite bathroom

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Draughtsperson

Posted 2 years ago

Building a driveway and a carport leading up to an accessory building. This will be amother minor dwelling on the site. Have a planners sketch need the drawings done for building permits. Resource consent nsrnts are not needed.

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Ablution block

Posted 2 years ago

90 X 4m shower and toilet block

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Review and certification of design work

Posted 8 months 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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Wanaka House Design

Posted 7 months 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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Converting Garage to flat

Posted 1 year ago

Converting a garage into a flat

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Extensions to Arrowtown home

Posted 2 years ago

Draftsperson required in Arrowtown We are looking for a draftsperson to draw up some plans for builder and consent. Adding on a: *A single bedroom (which has 3 existing walls) with an internal door and external door and window. *A patio roof *An extension of about 20 square metres on the exisiting dining room.

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House alteration

Posted 2 months 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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Anglesea garage

Posted 9 months 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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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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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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VDW Consultants

Joined April 2019

VDW Consultants is primarily consultants who performs general contract work. Getting the job done correctly, quickly and cost effectively is our number one priority. No job is too big or too small.

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smartarch

Joined June 2016

Hi, I've been working in construction, design and drafting and related industries since 1997. I am a licensed LBP (AoP Design 3) who works on all scales and complexities of new builds in residential and commercial projects. My recent NZ projects include, *2019 - Conversion of Utility Room to Studio Unit *2019 - New Back extension - Living and Bedroom - Moutenau *2019 - New 4 Bed Home - Waihol...

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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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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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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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Inline Architecture Ltd

Joined July 2019

Husband and Wife Architectural Designers based in our Christchurch Architectural Studio providing Architectural Design Services throughout New Zealand. Call us today to discuss your next project. No project is to small.

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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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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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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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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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FOCO

Joined July 2019

FOCO is a small practice offering Architecture, Design Management and Project Management Services. In addition to providing professional services to clients, we are also supporters of knowledge and skill sharing. As we have valuable expertise in contract law which is transferable across the disciplines, we provide training to Architects, Engineers and Contractors who are starting out or who...

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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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VizMedia Design

Joined November 2019

I have been working in the residential sector for 30+yrs and working with small house designs through to high end properties. I prefer new work as they are easier than renovations , quicker & cheaper compile. I offer competitive rates in today’s marketplace & I mainly deal with putting Building consent together and will deal with all external consultants and council. I also work doing 3D rende...

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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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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

Over 25 year’s experience in architectural design work – BUT – new to Builderscrack. I’m Stephen, experienced in residential as well as commercial & industrial design, furthermore, my strengths are in energy efficiency & sustainability. I have designed & built ‘standard’ & eco houses including my current concept house built with structural insulated panels (SIPS). This activity has meant I have...

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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering

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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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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