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

URGENT turn around required.

Posted 6 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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Edit RIVIT File

Posted 5 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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Toilet and shower

Posted 9 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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Drafting plans for building consent amendment

Posted 2 months 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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Building consent for an extension

Posted 7 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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Outdoor Fireplace drawings

Posted 4 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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Plans drawn up for consent- Private house

Posted 4 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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Renovation project

Posted 2 months 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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Draftsman- house extension

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking to add Dble garage, extend lounge, kitch and dining room and putting deck above new garage. We need to get some plans drawn up

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Small extention required for 60's weatherboard home

Posted 7 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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Fill in carport

Posted 6 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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Renovation - Licensed Building Practitioner

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have applied for Building Consent and require the services of a LBP to provide the certificate and review drawings etc. The property is in Manly Beach. We have a builder ready to go once the consent is approved. There may be additional design work to be completed, depending on the requirements of the council.

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Home Reno Ideas

Posted 5 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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Draftsperson needed for building consent

Posted 5 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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Draft plans for section for sale

Posted 7 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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Container style build

Posted 1 month ago

we have two large container style farmes we want to frame out and turn into a minor dwelling...looking for draughting services for building consent ...expected costs under $ 5k

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Draftsman / Architect Needed

Posted 7 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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Internal Access

Posted 2 months 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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Renovation

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Tiny House Muriwai Beach

Posted 2 months 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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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Old house renovation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

20th May 2018

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 5
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stairweill for certificate of acceptance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Hopper's Happy Hens

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

double garage

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27th April 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Plans for Minor Dwelling parakai

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9th August 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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Po Loli

Joined March 2020

Hi, I am currently on my last year of apprenticeship. I have been building for close to 5 years now. I come from a background of working on high end residential homes.

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Haigh Workman Limited

Joined January 2019

Haigh Workman has a wealth of experience in civil, industrial and residential engineering with offices in Kerikeri, Warkworth and Auckland. Haigh Workman Ltd is a multi-disciplined civil & structural engineering firm, with experience in our Kerikeri office dating back to 1981. We have a strong team of qualified engineers with a comprehensive range of skills. We offer specialist expertise provid...

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Condor Consulting

Joined October 2019

I am kiwi born structural/bridge engineer offering my services to engineer your home/project. If you need anything from structural design or code compliance, to second opinions then I'm your guy! Get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you :)

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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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Archiform ltd

Joined July 2019

We provide a range of services that tailor to each of our clients. Our main focus are on extensions, renovations and new builds. We use 3D programs to provide an easier visual understanding and contextual outlook of the design. Need a building / resource consent? or are you looking for as-built plans or concepts? We can manage this process for you and take the hassle of dealing with council from...

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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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The Property Survey Company

Joined May 2019

Hi, Having an issue with a trade or managing work at home we can provide assistance. We can inspect work, provide remedial lists and assist with obtaining a code compliance certificate (CCC) Or looking at buying a home, building or renovating your existing home and everything in between we can help. We can assist with; Design management The building consent application Project Co-ordination...

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Mulu Design Workshop

Joined May 2019

Hi, we are experiencing in residential renovation and have good ideas on residential design. we care the looks and concern about budget. we like to work with you through the design stages and provide quality design work.

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SAMT Painters Ltd

Joined September 2015

Hi, We are running our own small painting business and we have 5 young active guys working with us. We have been working commercial, Residential, Private and even Housing New Zealand houses. We have more than 5 years experience in working on this trade. If you need more information don’t hesitate to ask we’re here to help with all your painting needs from water based to oil based. Why not call u...

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mdl architects

Joined December 2010

We are a small practice formed in 2006 and have practiced since 1994. We are qualified draftspeople and architects and specialize in domestic alterations and new work. Fantastic rates and strong visual presentation of designs through the latest CAD technology that will show exactly how the new work will appear. It is our personal philosophy to make the design and construction experience an enjo...

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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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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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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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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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3DFactory Ltd

Joined June 2019

3D Factory is a boutique architectural design agency specialising in architectural design & photo-realistic imaging. With projects throughout New Zealand, the 3D Factory have experience that crosses many disciplines: from technically demanding earthquake re-builds in Christchurch, to multi-duplex developments in Auckland. We pride ourselves on the ability to combine architectural skill and tech...

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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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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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CCG ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

Joined April 2015

Your design delivered – Process simplified. CASA CONSULTING GROUP is the problem solver. CASA CONSULTING GROUP is a team of highly experienced design architects with strong building compliance background - with the managing director had hands-on experience from his council compliance background in the past. We currently have a team of 10 people. There are two Registered Architects in the...

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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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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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