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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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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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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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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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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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Architects on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

The batch

Posted 1 year ago

We need a draftsperson to complete our project to council concent. We have our site servey and geotech reports along with a floor plan and inital elevations. There is the earthwork design and a timber elevated platform with a grage underneath then the house on the platform.

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Southbridge Reno

Posted 3 weeks ago

Plans drawn for council consent for 2 bi-folds

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70sqm 2 bedroom unit plans

Posted 8 months ago

hi i am after a draftsman to do a very simple plan for a 70sqm unit . 2 bedroom one bathroom cheers Nick

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Estimate for design/consent

Posted 1 month ago

I've had a customer approach me for a new ensuite which involves new drainage through the garage concrete floor and opening up a wall that's quite likely to be a load bearing wall. Just looking for estimates for the design and consent process including a repair stretargy for where we have to cut the garage concrete floor. This way I can advise the customer of the expense prior to starting construction and either let them deal with yourselves directly or I can engage you for the work and c...

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Bathroom

Posted 1 year ago

I need a plan for a bathroom in an outside garage.

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House Renovation

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for a draftsman for a residential renovation. We would like to enclose a porch area, move the main entrance way & add a bathroom.

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Sleepout

Posted 2 years ago

We are completing an application for a certificate of acceptance for an alteration to a sleepout building with Selwyn DC. We already have consent drawings from a previous owner and need to alter them. We need a competent, quick and reasonably priced draftsperson to complete the drawings. We will compile and lodge the consent application ourselves.

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Garage to kitchen conversion

Posted 2 years ago

Conversion of approximately 23m2 of garage space to make a kitchen. Take out garage door, replace with a door and window and lines cladding. Plumbing for main sink + separate hand wash sink, I have a plumber, drainlayer, builder/carpenter electrician to do the work. I need a design LBP to draw up the design to submit to Selwyn District Council as part of Building consent application.

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Alteration.

Posted 2 years ago

drain details for level entry drain in slab.

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A Block of toilet

Posted 1 year ago

I need get designer to design three toilets and one disable toilet and build as soon as possible.

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Alteration

Posted 1 year ago

Consent plans for internal wall removal

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Container House - Fully consented

Posted 2 years ago

I am building a small house from 3 x 40ft containers (all lined and properly spray foam insulated with full monopitch roof on top), I need a draftsman to draw the plans for consent submission.

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Upstairs bedroom renovation

Posted 4 months ago

I have a very big room upstairs and want it to become 2 bedrooms and a bathroom with a toilet and shower. So I need plans drawn up to submit to council for the bathroom.

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Help me please!! House plans!!!

Posted 2 years ago

Needing a draftsman to draw up house plans for a build in rolleston, 3 bedroom one bathroom simple rectangle home all rooms off living no hallway with monopitch using SIPS panels. Price negotiable bring best price to the table.

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Boeing

Posted 3 months ago

assist in design of boeing conversion and extension

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Sleepout bathroom addition

Posted 1 year ago

I need plans drawn up for the addition of a bathroom and kitchen space to an existing sleepout. I would like these to be taken through the consent process. I already have a builder.

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Bathroom 2

Posted 1 year ago

I need a plan drawn up for council for a bathroom in an outside garage.

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7 New Builds

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for a draftsperson with residential new build experience. Have 7 sections over the next 12 months which need plans done. 2 - Feb 18 1 - May-June 18 4 - Dec 18 Two homes would be between 165-180sqm, the remaining 5 will be between 190-210 sqm. Draftsman would need to attain consents.

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Draughting plans for small unconsented garage.

Posted 1 year ago

I have a 23 square meter uncontested garage on my property that I need plans drawn up to be given to the council alongside an application for a Certificate of Acceptance. The garage is similar to a versatile garage. It sits 900mm away from one fence, and 200mm away from a second fence. It's on a concrete foundation and water drains straight onto the ground, not a soak pit. There may be council requirements to have some walls fireproofed and a soakpit added. It is immediately behind another garag...

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Craig

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for someone CAD savvy to turn our house ideas into working drawings so we can get some accurate quotes from builders. Also may need some site plans done if you have experience in this.

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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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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

I'm new to Builderscrack........I have over 25 years experience in architectural design work in NZ. During that time, I have designed & built houses including my current concept 'eco-house' built with SIPS. My hands-on knowledge allows me to offer workable, cost-effective solutions I use the latest 3D CAD software & can quickly generate renderings of the proposed projects. As a sole trader, I...

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Brown Dog Architecture Ltd

Joined April 2016

Brown Dog Architecture has been operating now for over 3 years. With over 15 years experience in all forms of Architecture we are client focused and strive to bring any project to life. Our team will work closely with you to get the perfect result for your project. We strive to make the journey enjoyable while not costing the earth. References available on request. Our services include Arch...

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Priority Construction

Joined November 2017

Hi We are a New Zealand building company. We have been repairing, renovating and building lite commercial to grand residential homes here in Canterbury. Across the board our team has over 25 years experience in the New Zealand building industry. We specialize in trade concept and management. focusing on best practice, winning strategies to repair and renovate or build your new home. We build...

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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OM Design

Joined December 2019

A qualified architectural designer with 12 years experience in the industry, I specialise in residential projects. From complex architecturally designed houses to basic dwelling alterations, I provide complete building consent documentation.

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Saracen Design & Drafting

Joined August 2017

Hi, Saracen Architecture is a small architectural design and drafting company in Christchurch. We provide design and drafting services to builders and private homeowners who are looking for someone who listens to clients' ideas and their wish-list without a pre-ordained agenda, understands their budget constraints, is able to apply flair and innovation in design, provides a prompt & quality se...

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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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Samuel Banks Design

Joined April 2019

Architectural Design and Structural Draughting Service. I have 23+ formal years experience in the design and building industry as an architectural and structural draughtsperson with an NZCD (arch) qualification. I am happy to discuss extensions or alterations, new or rebuilds for residential, commercial and industrial projects. With structure varying from timber framed, precast concrete til...

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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dbc Design and Building Compliance

Joined July 2016

We offer a full design service for sizes of building projects. Our knowledge of the building code and Building Act will save you money. We offer compliance reporting (Fire Report, Accessibility Reports and Certificates of Acceptance with your delaingswith Council.

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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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FOCO

Joined July 2019

FOCO is a small practice offering Architecture, Design Management and Project Management Services. In addition to providing professional services to clients, we are also supporters of knowledge and skill sharing. As we have valuable expertise in contract law which is transferable across the disciplines, we provide training to Architects, Engineers and Contractors who are starting out or who...

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Designshop Architecture

Joined September 2011

Hi there! We'd love to discuss your project with you! We listen carefully to give you what you need, offer valuable and relevant comment, and think outside the square to make sure you get "the best bang for buck"! And give you an estimate or preferably a fixed fee quote for our services. Designshop Architecture is an award winning business handling all sizes and types of project, new work, a...

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Real Architecture Limited

Joined November 2019

33 years experience in work ranging from residential kitchen & bathrooms to commercial multi-use buildings. Most recently I have been involved in earthquake repair housing and new houses involving designing all elements of the design, documenting all work, and project managing the build as well. For a personal and knowledgable service contact me directly.

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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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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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Grant Weekes architect

Joined July 2018

All types of architectural work new house design alterations. I have over 30 years experience some of my work is displayed on my web page www.grantweekesarchitects.co.nz I'm happy to look at any size project.

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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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Katie Weekes Architecture

Joined August 2019

Katie Weekes architectural designer, we are a small blossoming business. We pride ourselves on providing every client with an individual design specific to their needs and requirements to time, space and budget. We provide a service that is professional, reliable and done in a timely and efficient fashion. Experience with designing jobs on a budget, we will work with you and your builder t...

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