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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Draftsman / Architect Needed

Posted 5 months ago

I have attached a photo of our 6.6m Nook. We need a consented standard 11m plan drawn. The successful applicant will have on-going work through us going forward if you would like it. We run a business building architectural prefab homes so will be needing siting, and new plans drawn regularly. Please supply an estimate via a message - if its a reasonable price we are happy to go ahead.

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Draft plans for section for sale

Posted 5 months ago

We are selling a sloping section and it’s taking longer than expected. Including a draft house plan to provide ideas or help people visualise the potential of the site might help with the sale.

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Renovation project

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, we are looking to renovate our home in Waimauku, with some work requiring building consent. The home was built it 1978 and has not been renovated before, so plans are not in with council as this did not require a CCC at time of building or since. I’m not sure exactly what information we will need to send in to council - whether we have to get an architect to sign off the entire house plans, or whether I can do these myself (I have already taken measurements and drawn up the floor plan using...

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Draftsperson needed for building consent

Posted 3 months ago

We are renovating and wish to open up a load bearing wall so require building consent. At the same time we are also planning an outdoor entertainment/outdoor kitchen/all weather dining area, so this will also require resource consent. We have (kitchen) designers already employed, just need the consent related plans drawn up and submitted ASAP. Renovation will ideally begin on the last week of January 2020. Please note, this job will be mainly done remotely- we live overseas so communication...

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Plans drawn up for consent- Private house

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking for a draftsperson to draw up a set of plans for two dwellings. One a renovation of a minor dwelling (cottage) and second a new build on the front of the section (double story). I am needing these plans to be up to council standard so that I can apply for consent. I am hoping to have these completed by mid-January, if possible. Thanks in advance Greta

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Internal Access

Posted 3 days ago

Need plans updated to need internal access, Ranch slider ect.. asap. If possible but not compulsory to work with Council for approval as well please. So basically this is for someone to contact us which are a draftsperson to draw plans up for us on our inernal access.

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URGENT turn around required.

Posted 4 months ago

QUICK TURN AROUND NEEDED. Looking for an architect to do a bunch of work for us. We have regular on-going work. We have our base plans completed but need someone to be able to make changes to the current plans, and draw new plans as required. We have a few urgent jobs to be completed. Our units are architectural so there are sometimes difficult detailing required. We are looking for someone who has a quick turn around and is cost effective as we will be pushing a lot of work your way.

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Building consent for an extension

Posted 5 months ago

I need a building consent for a 1-level extension made of concrete walls (tilt slab). All the design and measurements are complete, as well as 3D models of existing building and an extension. Need drawings for consenting. A simple job for a qualified draftsmen.

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Renovation

Posted 5 months ago

Extension to lounge room and deck and barn alterations for home business

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Tiny House Muriwai Beach

Posted 11 hours ago

I am wanting some help drawing up a tiny house on wheels made of 100mm metal clad sips panels, and need someone with experience with the constuction details using sips.

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Edit RIVIT File

Posted 3 months ago

We have a completed Rivit design which we need slightly adjusted. Our current architects use DWG, but we dont want to pay to re-draw the current plans. Only small adjustment on a 20sqm design.

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Small extention required for 60's weatherboard home

Posted 4 months ago

A costing on draughting services and ballpark building costs including council consents. House is located on Haruru Road, Wainui.

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Drafting plans for building consent amendment

Posted 1 day ago

Re-purposing an existing building (garage / sleep-out) to a minor dwelling. Require drafting services to complete the necessary plans for the intended amendments which include: - door / window amendments; - kitchen addition; - potential deck and pagoda

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Toilet and shower

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for a draughtsperson to make drawings, submit and obtain council consent to start work to build a new toilet in the garage of a house.

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Fill in carport

Posted 4 months ago

Wanting to take the current weatherboards off, supply a new window (matching others) and turn this carport into an additional lounge. Must be within keeping of the rest of the house. I have many builders keen to complete the job but as this requires building consent I am ideally looking for someone to complete the drafting (design) and if possible, submit the consent through council.

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Home Reno Ideas

Posted 3 months ago

I'm considering buying a house. It's very old and the layout shows its age and is bad. Looking for ideas on what's possible if I went ahead with the purchase. Obviously willing to pay for this service, am looking for ideas on costs etc if I went down this path.

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Draftsman needed for a job in Helensville

Posted 8 months ago

Hi We would like a draftsman to visit our house in Helensville and provide a quote to: Extend the bedroom wall out to make a ensuite and walk in wardrobe Reduce a wall in the kitchen Remove a wall between a bathroom and toilet and possible take a little of the laundry area too Help with documents to Council

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Draughting Plans for a extension to 1st Floor deck on GJ Gardener home

Posted 7 months ago

Draughting Plans and obtaining consent from Council for an extension to a existing 1st Floor deck on a existing GJ Gardener home. Timeframe June to July. Happy to meet on site next week, say Wednesday 20th afternoon or Friday after 10.30

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Minor Dwelling Plans / conversion

Posted 8 months ago

Hi there need an architect to draw up some renovation / minor dwelling plans. to minimise the conversion costs. attached example

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Outdoor Fireplace drawings

Posted 2 months ago

We are wanting to design and install an outdoor fireplace. The product we are wanting to use is the Burton Fireplace from Trendz Fireplaces in New Plymouth. We would like drawings and design done so we can submit the plans to council for a permit? Really would like this done asap so we can get it under way before Christmas, I have added simple drawings done (on our house) photo 1. Photos 2 and 3 are actual space.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Plans for Minor Dwelling parakai

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stairweill for certificate of acceptance

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24th February 2019

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double garage

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27th April 2019

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Hopper's Happy Hens

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7th May 2018

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Old house renovation

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20th May 2018

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. All my work is architecturally designed to the NZS 3604 standards I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, extensions and additions, decks, small commercial, leaky buildings remedial and more! I offer complete Architectural service from Building Consent through to C...

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Proconsult

Joined June 2010

Engineers and architectural draughtspeople that specialise in turnkey design and consent lodgement for Building Consents and Resource Consents. A one stop shop. Please note that we are CPEng LBP registered (as opposed to the standard register).

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Builders With Attitude

Joined October 2019

Hi,We are new construction company but our workers (crew) have 5-7 years Experience in different trade...eg fence,concrete,form work,insulation,framing job, cutting and drills concrete and specialising in Seismic joint installation... We can do any job big or small ,new or old job In the other way we can demolition and rebuild from time to time... We are very professional and work hard to meet d...

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DevonDezign

Joined April 2018

DevonDezign has been in the landscape design and construction industry for the last 10 years. No job is too small; from odd jobs around the garden to make the space more functional, through to full service design and construction of your outdoor living space.

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JL Builder and maintenance Limited

Joined July 2018

We are a team of experienced builders led by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). We build new residential homes, do alterations/renovations and outdoor living projects. We also build decks, fences and retaining walls. We have an extensive network of trades to support our projects providing one point of contact for our client's property development needs. Above else, we love what we do and it...

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BRAVE CONSTRUCTION

Joined July 2019

Hi, we specialize in interior fit outs. We have been working with major retail companies throughout New Zealand and residential owners who deserves truly beautiful high end works. Together of 30years experience, we will finish the job successfully.

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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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Architectural designs

Joined October 2018

Architectural designs is a bespoke kiwi design practice with over 40 years experience in residential and commercial projects. We are a complete one stop architectural design service providing plans, documentation and professional services as required for NZ building projects.

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Jeffries Construction

Joined July 2017

Family business specialising in high quality efficient workmanship. A Qualified builder and LBP with over 18 years experience in commercial and residential construction. You can rest assured knowing that your project is in capable hands. Please feel free to have a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for more reviews and work history. BCITO, LBP, HazardCo

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Brady Electrical

Joined October 2018

Brady Electrical has been working in the electrical industry for 4 years now and owner Matt has more than 10 years experience in the industry. Services offered: Residential -Renovation's -New Home Electrical -Maintenance Commercial & industrial -New Buildings -Apartments -Factories Solar Residential We offer our Residential customers with homes and apartments a quality service to upgrade...

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Devani Architecture Limited

Joined January 2020

Qualified Draftsman working from home office. Hardworking, reliable and committed to deliver accurate and quality construction documentation to my clients.

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CCG ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

Joined April 2015

Architects and Fire Consultant Auckland We are a highly experienced team of Architects and Fire consultants in Auckland. We currently have a team of 10 people. There are two Registered Architects in the team. All of our technical designers are fully qualified and experienced in NZ building works. We have a quality assurance system in-house that we check all drawings internally before it...

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Royal Building Service Ltd

Joined July 2018

Our qualified glass tradies can do any big or small works in great Auckland area and neighbor cities. Onsite measurement, install, repair 24 hours and 7 days. Free site assessments, Prompt and reliable service, top quality workmanship, affordable cost, we endeavor to have each customer to get the great value for money. The business is home based operated, no high overheads. • All of our produc...

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Pasley Park Ltd

Joined November 2011

We cover all aspects of Landscaping from Design, Consultancy to Construction. We also cover farm & lifestyle projects based on sustainable organic principles. Established in 1984 we have many years under our belt working in all sorts of situations (both public & private projects) delivering a quality product on time & within budget. No job too big or small.

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Brightwood Homes

Joined December 2018

Home builder with extensive commercial construction background. Clear, concise, no surprises quotes. High standard of communication, exceptional work quality and ethics. We can handle variety of work, from large new builds and townhouses, to small size additions and alterations. We can do 'turn key' packages or we can work with your design.

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AA Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

Hi, I'm Adam - an architect and builder from 2005. I have experiences in design and building. Giving an amazing services and affordable prices for customers are our company goal. Our team will give competitive quotes and completing jobs on your budget. Please check our website for more information about what we can do : aagroup.co.nz

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a renovation design company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requirements,...

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Nz build tech

Joined May 2017

I have been involved in building for around 10 years . I have experience in fencing , retaining walls , decks and deck repairs, repairs to water damage floors, Interior repairs big and small , I have been involved with office fit outs and refurbishment from start to finish, examples are anz bank refurbish , spark refurbish , Pacifica refurbish , I have worked with aluminium window frames and alumi...

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