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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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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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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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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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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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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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Container style build

Posted 7 months 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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Plans drawn up for consent- Private house

Posted 10 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 8 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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New build drafting and visualising

Posted 2 months ago

We need an architect to take an existing floor plan and house envelope and re draw with different materials. The build is under a resource consent that can't be changed so we need to stick to some restrictions. As a first step we need a rough exterior design with the capability to do some basic, colour 3D renders from in order to present the house to potential buyers. The second step will be to produce working drawings and pass through council.

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Renovation

Posted 4 weeks ago

Waiting to get plans drawn to add a storey on existing house. Would be roughly 37sqm as original house set up is unusual. Bedroom, en-suite, walk in wardrobe & living area is what is invisaged.

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House addition.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Drafting services for two bedroom, 1 bathroom addition (approx 30sqm). Looking for these soon as we need for consent.

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Draftsman- house extension

Posted 6 months 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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Extend lounge & 2 bedroom extension

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to extend the lounge out onto existing deck, add deck and add only two bedrooms

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Extension design

Posted 3 months ago

Hi we’re looking for an architect to design an extension on our home. We have an 80sqm home and are looking to extend out (approx 36sqm) or up to second storey (60sqm) whatever is possible within our budget. It will be a master bedroom/walk in robe/en-suite design +\- extra 1-2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom if extending upwards. If extending up it will need thought to stair placement in downstairs of home. It will not include kitchen.

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Tiny House Muriwai Beach

Posted 8 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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Renovation - Licensed Building Practitioner

Posted 6 months 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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Renovation project

Posted 8 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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Drafting plans for building consent amendment

Posted 8 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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Edit RIVIT File

Posted 11 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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Tiny home plans required.

Posted 2 months ago

We have an idea of design and layout. We would like someone to draw up plans with specifications.

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Draft plans for two storey 350 sq m house in Warkworth

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for a draftsman to draft house plans for a two storey 350 sq m house. We are seeking to design and build a simple, affordable house (not an expensive architectural house).

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House extension plans

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking to extend our living area approximately 3 metres .

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Home Reno Ideas

Posted 11 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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Outdoor Fireplace drawings

Posted 10 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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Alterations / Garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

Drafting for building consent. Plan and working drawings supplied.

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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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double garage

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27th April 2019

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stairweill for certificate of acceptance

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24th February 2019

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RGF Construction & Design

Joined September 2013

Hi, We have been in the building industry for 12 years and before that did 9 years in the cabinetmaking/joinery industry. I have a great team of staff and sub trades allowing us to do New builds, Major Renovations and Design work for your building consent. We have a large range of experience across the board in the industry and take on a wide range of projects. We are fully licensed building pract...

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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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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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Auckland

Joined September 2015

Camden Graphics combines large-format digital printers, specialised finishing and professional installation services to deliver quality display and signage solutions. So, whether your campaign needs printing direct to paper, vinyl, fabric, metal, plastic or other substrates for indoor & outdoor displays, we can deliver. Site Surveys Design Project Management Print Manufacturing Finishing...

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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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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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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Ferguson Construction

Joined September 2017

Hi I am a Qualified Builder that takes great pride in my work also have a great team of workers that can provide a excellent work effort in all ranges of work don't let the building boom trick you into getting dodgy workers that have no passion for delivering customer expectations I will deliver what you want we have great communication and time schedules on lock give me a message when you ready...

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Paragon Solutions

Joined November 2014

Hi, my name is Shane and I am a qualified Architectural Designer in Auckland. I specialise in "As Built Drawings" and I'm a preferred choice by architects in Auckland to produce high quality drawings. I pride myself in my professionalism, and my attention to detail ensures that my work is thoroughly. I am also available for Residential Building Consents required for New Decks, Bathroom Addit...

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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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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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Harper Architecture

Joined July 2015

We are a small architectural design firm specialising in residential design to enhance your daily living. We design new homes and alterations to existing homes. We are keen to make your home Eco friendly where possible. We aim to: Listen: Work closely with clients to bring your ideas to fruition. Guide: We will step you through the design and consent process making it as seamless as possible...

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Destiny Group Limited

Joined August 2020

We have been at the fore front of building ultra-modern new houses including investor consented homes designs. We are also gurus at renovating old houses - work raging from recladding, bathroom upgrade, retroffiting, painting, electrification, heatpump installation, security systems installations, kitchen upgrade, landscapping, fencing, roofing, decking. We are also into new build design, consenti...

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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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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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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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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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cnn construction

Joined April 2019

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 year. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. we pride ourselves on providing competitive quote and then completing jobs on budget. and I am currently Master builder member we are work...

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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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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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