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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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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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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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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 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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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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Draughting plans for small unconsented garage.

Posted 2 years 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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Bathroom 2

Posted 2 years ago

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

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House extension - plans required

Posted 11 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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Upstairs bedroom renovation

Posted 1 year 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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House design

Posted 7 months ago

Design the house - two storey

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West Coast Hut - Architectural Consented Plans

Posted 6 months ago

We are working with a builder who builds 10sqm non consented tiny homes. We are wanting to take his design and build 2x 6mx3m huts with a deck between them for a section on the west coast. We need to work with an architect to develop a set of plans to submit to council for consent. The huts will be built here in Christchurch and then transported over to the West Coast. We are wanting this done ASAP, our builder is ready to go but our current architect has let us down.

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Working plans

Posted 6 months ago

I'm after a draughtsman to do working drawings. I already have the design in CAD. I will send through details upon request.

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House plans

Posted 6 months ago

Design a home. Currently have a rough floor plan and lay out as a good starting point. Start as soon as possible.

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Bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Workshop Detailing

Posted 4 months ago

Fabrication and erection plans of 13x9m personal workshop to submit to council required ASAP.

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Wanting small house drawn up

Posted 6 months ago

After an affordable draughstman/architect to draw up a 69 square metre relocatable 2 bedroom small home/tiny House. I have some plans with rough measurements already.

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The batch

Posted 2 years 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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Spencer

Posted 5 months ago

We need plans for a back flat section. Rental property so happy to use any speckie plans. Need to know cost, whats included and availability. Need them sorted to submitt to Selwyn District council Te Whariki convenance.

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Alteration

Posted 2 years ago

Consent plans for internal wall removal

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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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Southbridge Reno

Posted 1 year ago

Plans drawn for council consent for 2 bi-folds

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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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Estimate for design/consent

Posted 1 year 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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Boeing

Posted 1 year ago

assist in design of boeing conversion and extension

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Estimate for design/consent

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Upstairs bedroom renovation

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27th November 2019

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House plans

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Estimate for design/consent

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21st January 2020

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Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Upstairs bedroom renovation

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27th November 2019

Workmanship
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Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House plans

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9th November 2020

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South Design 2008

Joined October 2010

Architectural draughting/design using 'AutoCAD ' on new dwellings, elderly units, extension/modifications, Apartments & Restaurant/bar redesigns. Communication skills. Typing skills. Background in Carpentry & Joinery

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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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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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Angus Chisholm Builders Limited

Joined June 2020

Angus Chisholm Builders Limited is a Christchurch based residential building business directed by Angus Chisholm, a Registered Master Builder and Licensed Building Practitioner, who has been successfully and competently building houses in Canterbury for over 17 years. Laura Chisholm, BE Civil (Hons), MEngNZ, wife and fellow Director, has been devoted to the business for over 7 years providing exce...

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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. 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

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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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Minimal Design Christchurch

Joined July 2020

Minimal design does not mean basic, barren or small, but a thoughtful simplification of the design, consent, build and maintenance process to minimise expense and maximise the efficient use of our natural resources. Our design ethos and style are applied to every project through thoughtful planning, logical solutions, quality materials and a constant consideration for the environment. We believ...

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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. ... .nz I'm happy to look at any size project.

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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 offer drafting services to builders and to fellow designers if they have full capacity. We pride ourselves with our work quality, fast turnarounds and affordability.

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Studio Soul

Joined August 2017

Hi there, We are a highly experienced Architectural Design company, specialising in new homes and alterations, including Bathroom and Kitchen renovations. Also experienced and qualified in Industrial / Commercial renovations, fit-outs, and new builds. Many references available, upfront costs and Builder recommendations. Great open / clear communicatio with pratical and detailed design....

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Samuel Banks Design

Joined April 2019

Architectural Design and Structural Draughting Service. I have 26+ formal years’ experience in the design and building industry as an architectural design and structural draughtsperson with an NZCD (arch) qualification and am a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) with licence class Design Level 2. I have carried out the design and drawings for many residential internal alterations and exten...

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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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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. ...

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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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Architecture Prime Limited

Joined May 2008

Architecture Prime Ltd is a small, experienced and cost efficient architecture practice headed by registered architect Paul King. Prime specialises in delivering high quality design, documentation, and design visualisation outcomes to other Architects, as well as direct to the public.

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Click Works

Joined February 2008

Click Works is a Dunedin based company specialising in Architectural Design and Drafting work. We service clients all around NZ with current projects in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Central Otago. From a simple renovation through to large scale residential builds, apartment blocks and light commercial - we've significant experience in all. We also provide a draughting service...

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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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OM Design

Joined December 2019

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

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Kairos Design Group ltd

Joined April 2019

Kairos Design Group is a multi-disciplined architectural practice; residential renovations to commercial retail fit outs. From decks and kitchen renovations through to bar and office fit-outs. 13+ year experience, licensed building practitioner and Architectural designers of nz member. KDG has the knowledge and connections to be with you, step by step, through entire architectural design proc...

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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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