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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 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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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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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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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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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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Container House - Fully consented

Posted 1 year 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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Alteration.

Posted 2 years ago

drain details for level entry drain in slab.

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Alteration

Posted 1 year ago

Consent plans for internal wall removal

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Drawings

Posted 2 years ago

We need working drawings done for a pergola addition to house with large fireplace and seating , not pictures but working drawings.

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House Renovation

Posted 1 year 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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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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Upstairs bedroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks 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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Sleepout

Posted 1 year 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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Help me please!! House plans!!!

Posted 1 year 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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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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70sqm 2 bedroom unit plans

Posted 4 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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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

Posted 1 year ago

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

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House

Posted 2 years ago

Looking to build couple of houses on a sub-dividable section. House needs to be 170sq m including the garage. It's in very initial stages at the moment. Titles to be issued shortly (early Aug). Comparing the quotes starting from design, inclusions and completing the house. Looking for 3/4 Bed and 2 baths.

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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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Garage door opening consent application

Posted 2 years ago

Hi I am a builder pricing to create a new garage door opening in the back of an existing attached garage. The house is approx 10 years old. I will need to submit a consent application to council showing standard details, and what I am using for a lintel. Just after a price to prepare this for me.

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Draughting plans for small unconsented garage.

Posted 10 months 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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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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7 New Builds

Posted 1 year 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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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

I am an LBP registered, ADNZ professional member, Architectural Designer working in residential and light commercial projects. I can offer a range of services including; feasibility studies, concept designs, construction documents, construction administration, and building consent application. I would love the opportunity to talk with you further about your project and put together a fee proposa...

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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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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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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design 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 environment we ensure top q...

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Pioneer Solutions Ltd

Joined June 2019

Pioneers Solutions Ltd is a Building, Design and Transportation contractor who provide design, construction and transportation to the residential, commercial and civil engineering construction industry. We provide Architectural design and construction services specializing in residential and commercial buildings, foundation and slab construction, earthworks and transportation of larger sized item...

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Golden Bridge Investments

Joined February 2019

Hi, We have been around for 10 years now and have great testimonials from past clients that we can pass on if needed. I personally manage projects ranging from simple re-roofs to mutli million dollar builds. All projects are given the same care and attention and I take pride in everything we do. We believe in total transparency while forming clean contracts to ensure a smooth construction st...

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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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SOLE Residential Design

Joined August 2017

Hi! I am am Architectural Designer, specialising in Alteration, Extension's, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovations and New-build Residential Projects. Also experienced and qualified in Industrial / Commercial renovations, fit-outs and new builds. Many references available, upfront costs and Builder recommendations. I am a great communicator, easy going, practical and detailed in my design. Working...

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Can Renovate

Joined June 2016

Can Renovate is an experienced renovation Company all over Canterbury. From design to turn key alterations to renovations we do it all. We can work with your trades people or provide all trades to site. I MAKE IT HAPPEN.

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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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3DFactory Ltd

Joined June 2019

3D Factory is a boutique architectural design agency specialising in architectural design & photo-realistic imaging. With projects throughout New Zealand, the 3D Factory have experience that crosses many disciplines: from technically demanding earthquake re-builds in Christchurch, to multi-duplex developments in Auckland. We pride ourselves on the ability to combine architectural skill and tech...

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Cook Costello

Joined June 2017

Cook Costello is a multi-disciplinary consultancy of Engineers, technicians, Surveyors and Architectural designers, successfully serving national and international clients since 1976. We can manage your build project from planning, concept, geotechnical, civil, structural, surveying and design through to building consent stage and project management.

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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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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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ABM Homes LTD

Joined May 2019

We’ve been serving New Zealand with quality New Builds & High End Renovations in excess of 8 year’s. At ABM Homes, we believe more is more. That’s why we make every effort to exceed customer expectations and to create homes that stand the test of time in terms of both design and construction using the latest technology and trends. Offering a range of unique and desirable Home & Land packages an...

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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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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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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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Maiden Group Limited

Joined September 2018

Maiden Group Ltd is the umbrella entity for growing stable of construction companies operating in the Canterbury Region. Our group-wide focus is to provide superior service via in house resource, across all trade disciplines to ensure timely and cost effective delivery for our clients. Our passion is delivery on challenging projects facilitated by friendly and authentic customer relationships acr...

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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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