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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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

Posted 4 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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Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

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

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New Home Design

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking for a draftsman to start on a new house design asap.

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Building consent for an extension

Posted 2 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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Minor Dwelling Plans / conversion

Posted 4 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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Yoga studio

Posted 5 months ago

Draftperson wanted to put together 40sqm yoga studio. Ocean view location. Scandinavian inspired design with open spaces, large Windows, & wooden floors. Looking for a flexible & creative mindset & able to execute within the next month. Design mostly finalised & drawn up, just needing due diligence & professional overview.

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Draftsman / Architect Needed

Posted 2 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 2 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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Draftsman needed for a job in Helensville

Posted 5 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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Toilet and shower

Posted 3 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 1 month 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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Small extention required for 60's weatherboard home

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Extension Drawings

Posted 7 months ago

Adding a garage and rumpus to end of house and need concept=working drawings done

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New house design

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for someone who can start on new house design asap.

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Bedroom extension

Posted 7 months ago

Draw plans for simple extenion to bedroom and get council consent. Just pushing an exterior wall outwardsand adding ranchslider. Just needs a draughtsman. Timeframe is asap.

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Draftsperson needed for building consent

Posted 1 week 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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URGENT turn around required.

Posted 1 month 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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Minor dwelling

Posted 7 months ago

Quote for house plans drawn for a 65sqm house plus an attached double garage. Plans for resource consent and then to building consent stage. Flat site in rural location. No rush

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Double garage

Posted 7 months ago

I am wanting to get drawings of a double garage done ready for council.

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Drafter needed for a small horse stable in Matakana

Posted 6 months ago

We urgently need a building consent for a small horse stable at our Matakana property and we need someone who could do the draft asap - we know exactly what we want and we've got a builder who could do it now but we need a building consent unfortunately.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

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Old house renovation

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20th May 2018

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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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7th May 2018

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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

Designing bespoke residential architecture in which he can call upon a range of different design styles is what Codi finds most exciting. His passion for high spec, energy efficient homes with special focus on building science deeply shapes the way he tackles a design project. Codi strongly believes that a home should improve the lives of its occupants through the way they interact with it...

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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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Wyn Architecture

Joined January 2017

Licensed Building Practitioner Whether your job is big or small we can take care of it for you at an affordable cost. We specialize in new builds and renovations. 15 years experience. We work nation wide and can tell you how to save money on your project!

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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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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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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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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a design and build renovation 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 requi...

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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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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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Lammas Architects Limited

Joined August 2019

Architecture + Interiors. Registered Architects NZIA Practice Stephen established Lammas Architects Limited in 2019, with over 13 years of professional experience gained in New Zealand working for 3 leading architecture practices. He is a talented designer with a proven ability in the management of project teams, and works closely with consultants and contractors while maintaining a strong...

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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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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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TASK

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Painting 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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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 : aagroup.co.nz

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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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Goldline Construction

Joined August 2019

Hi, at Goldline Construction we provide property owners with one of two options: 1) Complete Architectural Home Design & Build Package. Or 2) Top quality Build-From-Your-Own-Plans package. These can either be for a New Build, Large Alteration, Extension or Minor Dwelling. We do this through our unique ability to listen, understand our client, and achieve the desired outcome so that our client...

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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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Tevunga Construction Limited

Joined February 2019

We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget

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smartarch

Joined June 2016

Hi, I've been working in construction, design and drafting and related industries since 1997. I am a licensed LBP (AoP Design 3) who works on all scales and complexities of new builds in residential and commercial projects. My recent NZ projects include, *2019 - Conversion of Utility Room to Studio Unit *2019 - New Back extension - Living and Bedroom - Moutenau *2019 - New 4 Bed Home - Waihol...

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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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