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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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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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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 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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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 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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Recent jobs posted

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

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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Craig

Posted 2 years 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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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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Southbridge Reno

Posted 6 months ago

Plans drawn for council consent for 2 bi-folds

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Boeing

Posted 9 months ago

assist in design of boeing conversion and extension

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House extension - plans required

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for some one to draw up plans for a single storey extension (to our 2 storey house). We would like to add 2 bedrooms and relocate the bathroom from the main house into the extension. We would like to convert the old bathroom into a kitchen, existing kitchen to become the dining area. We would need to install a new septic tank. At this stage we are looking at getting an architect to work with us and see if our ideas are financially viable. The existing house is of "non-standard" co...

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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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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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A Block of toilet

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Estimate for design/consent

Posted 6 months 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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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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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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70sqm 2 bedroom unit plans

Posted 1 year 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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Sleepout bathroom addition

Posted 2 years 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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Alteration

Posted 2 years ago

Consent plans for internal wall removal

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House design

Posted 2 hours ago

Design the house - two storey

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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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Bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Upstairs bedroom renovation

Posted 10 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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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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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Upstairs bedroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5

Sleepout bathroom addition

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Estimate for design/consent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upstairs bedroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sleepout bathroom addition

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Estimate for design/consent

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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AP Design Ltd

Joined January 2020

We welcome you to one of Christchurch’s leading technical drawing design firms. AP Design has seen over a decade of success and continues to focus with developing the Commercial, Educational and Multi-Residential buildings, throughout New Zealand. Our new and innovative projects spread from Auckland to Central Otago, offering clients personalised design and cost-effective solutions. We pride our...

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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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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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Draughting Xpertise Ltd

Joined April 2007

We specialise in plans for New Build houses Additions, Alterations, and decks for council consent. Recently we have completed new house plans for Fusion Homes and Stonewood Homes, as well as for one off clients. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years and have a wide range of building / construction knowledge. Member of Design Association of New Zealand We work and reside i...

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Toni Thomas Design

Joined November 2012

Architectural design and draughting for concept drawings and working drawings, building consent documentation and applications - full range of services offered by a licensed, competent, very experienced, easy going, and practical designer with a good eye for detail. Free initial consultation offered.

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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; therefore, I can design and sign off jobs in Auckland. I provide structural design, seismic assessme...

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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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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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Styles Civil Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi All, We cover all your outdoor and underfloor needs , Literally all your needs!! Our quality and pride in our work is second to none and ensure our clients are 100% happy upon completion. I hope to talk soon for your free no obligation quote!!!

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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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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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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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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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Saracen Architecture Limited

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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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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PHD Building Ltd

Joined October 2019

For 30 years, clients have trusted us to build their dream, eco-friendly homes. Our beautiful homes follow the Passive House standard principle, which means that our work includes some of the greenest, most energy efficient residential buildings in New Zealand. Not only do we build first-class single-family homes, we also build premium, eco-friendly multi residential and commercial buildings....

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