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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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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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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 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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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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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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Dream to Reality

Posted 2 years ago

I need plans done urgently please to apply for my Kiwisaver Starter Grant in order to purchase a section (out of town) that I've found(which has a lot of interest ). I just want a small one bedroom home with open plan living. I don't want or need anything fancy, I'm more of a practical than a flashy person. I do have limited funds. I have a plan in mind of what I want & can get that to you. I really appreciate your help with getting these plans done urgently. I do have photos & some official pap...

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Consent

Posted 2 years ago

I have a modest 1920s bach that requires upgrading/building consent..the closer you are to Taumarunui the better. Photos can be provided in due course.

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New Build Design

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a designer to draw up a 290m2 home. Concept and working drawings. Must be able to start now.

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Ski House

Posted 3 months ago

Set of drawings for a simple house to apply for Ruapehu District Council building consent. Working from my drawings, sketches and specs house will be a simple rectangle with mono-pitch roof. Drawings and specs only will apply for own building consent but expect designer to provide any further information required by council.

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K & A Smith

Posted 3 months ago

We would like to have plans drawn up to extend our house another 2 bedrooms We would like to know the cost of the plans and the cost of building and trades person The house is on 16 acres 9km from Taumarunui It is partially finished The photos show the side we wish to extend currently containing 2 bedrooms

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Renovation plans

Posted 2 years ago

We require an architect/designer for designer/plans for renovation. 1960's 2 storey block basement and brick home. Top storey only to be renovated. Planning layout for living, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Approximately 70sqm.

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Kitchen Remodel

Posted 3 months ago

Hi all, We are looking to renovate our holiday home in Raetihi, and need specifications for council consent and for the builder to follow. We are wanting to remove 2x walls to create an open living space. A builder has checked these walls and has said that they are not load bearing, however a horizontal beam will need to be added to provide support for the ceiling. The council and builder require the specifications of this beam etc. Attached are schematics of the current floor plan and...

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Studio Space drawings for building consent required

Posted 2 weeks ago

My wife and I wish to build a 2.7m x 7m studio /sleep-out space on our property in Ohakune. I intend to build the structure myself but I need consent application drawings specifying appropriate specs for this zone (Ohakune is in a lee zone so it is designated a high wind zone). The structure is very basic; a single ridge apex roof running the length of the unit, a mezzanine floor at one end with partition wall under it and a cavity in the other end wall for a glazed unit, plus a few windows. W...

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Building a Bach

Posted 2 years ago

We have a section and need a Bach drawings with what we can go to builders to get it started.

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Studio Space drawings for building consent required #2

Posted 1 week ago

My wife and I wish to build a 2.7m x 7m studio /sleep-out space on our property in Ohakune. I intend to build the structure myself but I need consent application drawings specifying appropriate specs for this zone (Ohakune is in a lee zone so it is designated a high wind zone). The structure is very basic; a single ridge apex roof running the length of the unit, a mezzanine floor at one end with partition wall under it and a cavity in the other end wall for a glazed unit, plus a few windows. W...

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HomeDesign Company Ltd

Joined November 2018

A Great Home Starts with Smart, Great Design. HomeDesign Company will design the home you want, specific to your needs, your land and with your budget in mind. We use smart thinking, the latest products and we understand the costs of construction and methods to get you the most from your budget. We have a process which makes it clear, simple and cost-effective. With a clear design pri...

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COFORM Architectural Design Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a 27-year old male architectural designer & draughtsman, with a Bachelor of architectural studies with a major in Interior Architecture. I have 5 years of working experience, designing low end to high-end architectural jobs. As a result of me designing your dream home, whether it is a new build, an alteration to an existing home, low end or high end; you will have an aesthetically...

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HALLIWELL CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined June 2010

We are a locally based company working the greater Central N I for 27 years. We are Registered Master Builders that cater for all building requirements from maintenance work to building award winning homes. Apart from working above industry standards and finishes, I personally maintain that projects keep within the budget agreed.

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House Plans New Zealand

Joined January 2016

We specialise in designing modern, high insulation, low energy homes that look good and cost less to run. All our homes are designed with ensuite bathrooms and low maintenance materials for easy living. Building consent drawings, specifications, application forms and council liaison provided. We supply custom house plans to private customers and builders throughout New Zealand.

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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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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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Woven Architects Limited

Joined October 2017

Hi, I'm a Registered Architect in Hamilton. I would love to provide you with design services for new builds or renovations. I aim to offer personalised and friendly design services. Free initial meeting and quote.

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Craig Dodd Building Surveying and Design Ltd

Joined August 2016

I am an experienced Building Surveyor, Architectural Designer, and Chartered Building Engineer, with over 30 years experience in construction. Being a weathertightness expert and Government contract Assessor as well as the above, allows me to deal with the full range of property issues, including condition surveys, weathertightness failures, remediation design, new property design, mediation and a...

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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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TASdesign Limited

Joined February 2018

Hi there, we're a professional design company offering drafting services for Concept Design and Building Consents. We also specialize in taking your design and creating comprehensive Manufacturing/Shop drawings and Assembly Instructions as part of our unique SmartPLANZ 3D Plan Packages, which are specifically created to ensure a time and cost effective build. We offer competitive quotes and pricin...

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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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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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Jurado Architects

Joined January 2019

We are innovators with passion! We love what we do and we care for your future. Our journey always starts with a vision to the way in which we can enhance your life, by creating architecture that makes you feel better about the world having experienced it. We love to create timeless pieces of history, while we also make it our mission to innovate projects, creating silhouettes of the oceans supe...

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Freedom Custom Made Ltd

Joined October 2018

We are a family operated business in its infancy. I however have been building the last 9 yrs with highly varied projects. We have the expertise and network to make your dreams a reality. From design, project management, to small repair we have you coverd. Flexible with locations, setting up in the wild for weeks is not a problem. We enjoy developing lasting relationships and take pride in offerin...

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In Color Concepts

Joined July 2017

High End High Quality Painting and Decorating Specialists ... Interior and Exterior ... Single Feature Pieces to Grand Designs ... Quality Finishing and Workmanship Without Compromising Price. We will work with you to achieve your desired results , within your budget and without compromising quality or workmanship.

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Residential Design

Joined May 2011

We are a Tauranga, New Zealand (NZ) based house plans and architectural design company specialising in creating unique and distinctive designs. We have extensive knowledge of our industry and we are dedicated in creating the perfect residential designs. With practical solutions for house plan designs and alterations we provide a friendly efficient architectural design service from our free i...

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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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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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Fil Engineers NZ Ltd

Joined May 2018

FIL Engineers is a structural engineering consultancy committed to delivering high quality work in the South Island. Based in Christchurch, our professional, mid-sized team offers cost effective solutions for residential and commercial customers with a guaranteed delivery time.

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The Drawing Mill

Joined August 2017

We pride ourselves on preparing comprehensive detailed drawings and specification to obtain Building Consent. Builders especially value our level of detail, which can save you time and money on site. ​The Drawing Mill also offers business to business Architectural Services nationwide.

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