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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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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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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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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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Enclose ground patio, conversion to kitchen

Posted 2 weeks ago

Design/alteration plan and submission for council approval to enclose two sides of ground floor patio to convert into kitchen. Only two sides of the patio need to be enclosed with one window/wall on one side and a glass sliding door on the other. Length of each side approx 3.5 meters, height 2.4 meters.

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Shed renovation

Posted 2 months ago

We are after an architect to do plans for a bathroom and exterior joinery to go into an already consented shed. we need this done as soon as possible and would appreciate someone with knowledge of the structural integrity (for inserting the joinery, as elements of the existing structure will need to move) and also knowledge of council, and helping us submit to them.

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Terraced House Design

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking for someone to design up to 10 x terraced houses (approx. 110sqm each). Ideally someone who has designed terraced houses before, and who is familiar with all the relevant restrictions etc under mixed housing urban zoning.

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Garage addition on to existing house

Posted 3 months ago

We need a draughtsman to go over our plans as the existing plans that we have for a garage are 20 years old, as we never added the garage at the time the house was built. The garage will be attached to our existing house and will have an internal access. The proposed garage is approx 8m x 7m and has a full opening door in the front and a ranchslider exit at the other end - it will contain the laundry and freezers etc. The plans probably need updating slightly to enable us to gain a Building Co...

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Coffee Shop Plans

Posted 2 months ago

We require the services of an LBP to draw up our plans for consent. Simple design with no structural elements to deal with. All new ablution area including accessible facilities. We have a plan drawn up but need to have it completed to the required standard. Hoping to begin construction in a few weeks. I know this is a bit tight.

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Add door and deck for upstairs bedroom

Posted 1 month ago

We have upstairs bedroom. Would like to add door and build a deck to it. I am looking for drafting services who can give me plan so I can take it through council for approval. I need help to update if council suggests any updates.

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Plans for Bathroom

Posted 2 weeks ago

We currently have a laundry that we are wanting to convert into a bathroom. We need plans to submit to council for approval and building consent. We know exactly what we want we just need someone to draw the plans. We have original floor plans as well.

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Draftsperson wanted for Garage Design (Kaukapakapa Location)

Posted 4 days ago

We would like to discuss with someone about designing & drawing up a double garage to go next to our existing drivethrough carport. Please see image for area with sketch lines on rough idea of the location. We are located in Central Kaukapakapa. Please respond with an approx price indication for your services and any information that you think may be relevent. Cheers

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My house

Posted 3 months ago

Design Drawings and consent for the new house in existing land Land is 466 Sqm in Pacific heights Orewa

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Barrett Rd

Posted 2 months ago

Reclad to existing house. Need plans drawn 240m2

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Drainage drawing needed for new build

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for calculations and drawings for storm water and sewer lines for new build consent. Prefer someone familiar with requirements and calcs for Omaha sand, and if soak hole is needed with tanks. Expected cost is just a guess.

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Certification of acceptance required

Posted 2 months ago

Hey, We have changed a room from spa room to a bedroom thinking the building code “change of use” would be fine. But now we have sold our house and the purchasers lawyer is saying it’s a change from “un-habitable to habitable” which requires a building convent. I have spoke to the council and they say I need a draftsman to draw it up for me and help me with the application process. The property is 29H Springs Road, Parakai. I have before, during and after photos. Have you done thi...

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Floor plan for one-bedroom studio

Posted 2 weeks ago

A minor job required for a COA application: a floor plan of the 25sqm flat.

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Ongoing Architectural Review and Support Services

Posted 1 week ago

The Directors of a Resident’s Association is seeking proposals (to include rates) from qualified architects LOCAL TO THE WHANGAPARAOA PENINSULA for the provision of Architectural Design Review and Support Services to include: Part A – Primary Works Supporting the Association Board of Directors to issue design approval prior to Owner’s application for Council consent through the review of Member’s new build architectural and landscape development plans and if necessary, facilitate ONE on-si...

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Bedroom extensions

Posted 1 month ago

Need to make two bedrooms bigger. Plaster over Concrete base. GJ Gardner did original build.

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Wellsford renno

Posted 1 month ago

Drafting for renovation. Currently 2 bed on one florr. Garage underneath. Garage onderneath. Want to convert garage area to bedroom and put in internal stairs. Time frame flexible

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Preliminary and Detailed Design for 145m2 SIP House and attached garage

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I'm seeking a LBP Draftsperson for the design of a new build in Stanmore Bay. The frame and ceiling will be using Structural Insulated Panels, and foundations using screw piles. I already have a floor plan, but will need foundation design and cladding / roof, etc. This is quite a straightforward rectangle structure 20.3 x 7.2 with attached garage making an L shape.

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Second story extension

Posted 2 days ago

Building Plan drawn up, for application to council. Not urgent. DIY extension of 2nd floor out over existing 1st floor, approximately 30sqm area.

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Second level addition

Posted 5 days ago

We’re looking at putting a master bedroom, ensuite, living room on top of our existing house. Just wanting someone to come over to have a look & draw up some plans etc

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Pool deck plan and building consent help

Posted 2 months ago

I have a building consent in with the council for our swimming pool and need a draftsperson to help with the final plan for the deck extension to be built around the pool, so that it complies with all the clauses in the NZBC. The deck around the spa shown in photo will be extended to include the 10m long pool (which will go where the trampoline is).

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Recent architecture and design reviews

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Renovation - Licensed Building Practitioner

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7th May 2020

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Plans for Minor Dwelling parakai

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9th August 2019

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Wishart Road

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26th December 2020

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Renovation - Licensed Building Practitioner

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2020

Workmanship
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Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plans for Minor Dwelling parakai

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9th August 2019

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Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
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Wishart Road

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26th December 2020

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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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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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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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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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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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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner S. Agar has been a builder for the past 15 years and business owner for 8. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working crew are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize in high-end architectural builds and major renovations, we are also available for the smaller job...

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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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ECONOMIZED DESIGNZ & CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined June 2016

Hi, we do: I) DESIGN: -Design/Drafting and Construction of New Building -Design/Drafting and Construction of Extension or Alteration of Existing Building -Quality Works and Reasonable Rates -with Professional Indemnity Insurance Website: ... II) CONSTRUCTION: -Commercial Building Construction -Residential Building Construction 10 Years Architectural Designer with Civil/Str...

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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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Architecturo Architects

Joined May 2020

ARCHITECTURO is a New Zealand registered architectural practice. Both our directors have over 20 years of work experience. Our company offers a range of services to ensure projects achieve a holistic integrity that meets our client’s needs in the most cost effective and timely manner. Being an NZIA (New Zealand Institute of Architects) practice, we understand our role as architects and are comm...

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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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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer focused on residential renovation and light commercial fit-out design. Able to preparing documentation for the council and 3D impression for concept design. In the past years, I have been worked on new build, extension/ addition, kitchen & bath renovation, house relocating, deck design, and so on. if you are changing your place to a better space. I am here t...

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CH Design Ltd

Joined December 2012

LBP, Licensed Building Practitioner, Design Class 2, Project ... ing Designs, Building Consent Applications and 3-D Modelling, CAD, Drafting, House plan, Architectural design, Architectural Drafting, Structural drafting,BIM, Draftsman, Draftsperson. Subdivision plan, Resource consent, Designer, Alteration, renovation, Autocad, Revit,Fitout

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Commres contractors ltd

Joined May 2016

****COMMRES COMPANY PROFILE 2017*** Commres is a L.B.P Company - (Foundation/Carpentry/Site 2 & Sub-trade partners). Commres is a proud member of NEW ZEALAND SITE SAFE. Commres is a part of the EMPLOYSURE NEW ZEALAND Health & Safety umbrella. Commres are committed to its Motto... BUILD WITH PURPOSE – Family/Goals/Future. BUILD WITH PRIDE – Workmanship/Standards/Respect. BUILD WITH PASSION...

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Studio Sio Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hello, my name is Shanta Trusewich and I run Studio Sio. I design and project manage retail; hospitality; and office projects, collaborating on client briefs and manifesting them into spaces that are cool, functional, well crafted, and beautiful. I provide 3D renderings, plans to build from, consult on design, and manage onsite construction. With my extensive experience and ability to think on...

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Pahnia Skinner Architecture Ltd

Joined February 2017

Experienced freelance Designer with a solid working background in the construction industry for 15 years available to accomodate all projects needs from small renovations,bathroom design to new house builds,sub divisions and council consultation.Diploma in Draughting + Architectural Degree,specialising in all aspects of design documentation from 3D models,concept design to full working drawings fo...

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Philip Dorward Architecture

Joined March 2019

Hi, Im a recent graduate. I have a Diploma in Architectural Technology and am looking for jobs to work on. I can help with new house design, tiny house, renovations etc.

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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, additions and alterations, decks, commercial, remediation and more! I will either take your sketched design OR provide you with other options in completing your desired finished project. All my work is architecturally designed...

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Reef Architectural Design Ltd

Joined January 2018

Reef Architectural Design Ltd can help you with all your design requirements big or small new builds or renovations from concepts to final working drawings and all documentation required for building consent lodge meant to council including Resource consents if needed, we work closely with clients to ensure they get the results they want, provide the necessary consultants like engineers planners e...

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Sudhir Chandra

Joined July 2020

Background in architectural design with experience in building residential homes and landscaping. I am interested in small projects to manage and build or just build, can work on larger projects as a two man team with a qualified builder on board.

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