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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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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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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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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 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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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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Renovation - Licensed Building Practitioner

Posted 3 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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Tiny House Muriwai Beach

Posted 5 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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Internal Access

Posted 5 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 1 week 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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Container style build

Posted 4 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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Draftsperson needed for building consent

Posted 8 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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Draftsman / Architect Needed

Posted 11 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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URGENT turn around required.

Posted 9 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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Plans drawn up for consent- Private house

Posted 7 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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Home Reno Ideas

Posted 8 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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Fill in carport

Posted 10 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 project

Posted 5 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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Draft plans for section for sale

Posted 10 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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Edit RIVIT File

Posted 8 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 10 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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Draftsman- house extension

Posted 3 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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Outdoor Fireplace drawings

Posted 7 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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Extension design

Posted 2 weeks 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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Drafting plans for building consent amendment

Posted 5 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 10 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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24th February 2019

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Plans for Minor Dwelling parakai

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9th August 2019

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Renovation - Licensed Building Practitioner

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7th May 2020

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double garage

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27th April 2019

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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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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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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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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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Sprout Architects Ltd

Joined January 2019

My wife and I run a client focused, small and agile architectural practice specialising in residential alterations, extensions and new-builds. We have run our practise together since 2015 and have been in the industry for over a decade. Our collective experience covers building and resource consents for multi-unit residential developments including apartment buildings, commercial fitouts; from...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer focused on light commercial fit-out design and preparing documents for council. In the past years I have been invlived with hair salon, cafe, restaurants designs. if your business needs renovation, design and building consent, i am here to help. Over 5 years working experience in the industry. aiming to delivery professional services with affordable pric...

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CH Design Ltd

Joined December 2012

LBP, Licensed Building Practitioner, Design Class 2, Project administration.Building 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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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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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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Architech Designs & Modelling Services Ltd

Joined March 2012

We do Design, Drafting works, 3D Modelling, Site Supervision, Construction Administration and Council Liaison, Building and Resource consent Drawings and lodgement to council. I am in the business for 20 years now. I am happy to work around the clients design requirements but also provide my design input where necessary to comply.

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#123432). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and stre...

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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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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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