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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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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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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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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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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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Reroof design, residential

Posted 7 months ago

Front portion of house has rusting flat tray roof. Needs new but simple design to give more pleasing front facade and better storm water drainage. Nothing too fancy, limited budget

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K & A Smith

Posted 2 years 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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Ski House

Posted 2 years 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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Consent

Posted 4 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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Design

Posted 3 months ago

Modernise and design extension in keep with cottage to make more comfortable for permanent living

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Kitchen Remodel

Posted 2 years 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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Building a Bach

Posted 4 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 2 years 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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Dream to Reality

Posted 4 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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Drawings quote required

Posted 6 months ago

I need quote for drawings for building consent. I have a design. A new build simple square design 3bed,1bath, single garage, half pitch roof, cladding as James Hardie axon panels.

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EGGERS ADDITION

Posted 6 months ago

ADDITION OF 60M2 TO AN IDEAL GARAGE OF 43M2 ADDITION IS TO HAVE NEW KITCHEN DINING AREA AND EXISTING IDEAL GARAGE IS TO BE CHANGED AROUND TOO. PLEASE CONTACT DEAN STEWART BUILDERS ON ... AND EMAIL IS ... .

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Renovation plans

Posted 4 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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New Build Design

Posted 3 years 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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Studio Space drawings for building consent required

Posted 2 years 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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Studio Space drawings for building consent required #3

Posted 1 year 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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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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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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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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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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ARKI DESIGN AND DRAFTING LIMITED

Joined January 2020

We are a qualified and experienced Design and drafting team with over 10 years of experience in the residential and commercial sector. We pride ourselves with our work quality, fast turnarounds and affordability.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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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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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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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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Five AM Design Studio

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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Plans co nz

Joined May 2020

We are an architectural design business, working mostly in the residential sector, drawing plans for new houses, additions, alterations and renovations. We also work closely with Councils lodging both Building and Resource Consents. We are located in the Manawatu but have the capacity to do work all around the lower North Island.

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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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Kitchen Cabinets and Stones

Joined November 2020

Kitchen Cabinets and Stones is a premium manufacturer, supplier and installer of top quality European Kitset Kitchens, Kitchenettes, modular flat packed Kitchen Cabinets and Accessories, having showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch. Our aim is to provide a quick, easy and budget friendly solution to building a new Kitchen. From complete new kitche...

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, and Taihape. Our service...

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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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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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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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Waikato Construction Management Ltd

Joined May 2020

Waikato Construction Management is an established construction company that is based in Te Awamutu and services the greater Waikato Region. The company is involved in the commercial, residential and maintenance sectors of construction and is managed with a hands on approach by three directors: John Morrow (Business Development/Operations) - Gary White (Contract Administration) and Trina White (A...

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fortyone ARCHITECTURE

Joined May 2020

We are a Boutique Architectural Studio obsessed with bespoke residential architecture design. Simply put, were focused on intentional design crafted around your families lifestyle. All the while maximizing your properties potential. Great homes don’t just get built. They are thoughtfully designed in a collaborative way that leaves everyone involved, proud of the end result. Palmerston N...

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