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

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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Working plans

Posted 2 weeks 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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Wanting small house drawn up

Posted 1 month 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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House extension - plans required

Posted 6 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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Boeing

Posted 11 months ago

assist in design of boeing conversion and extension

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West Coast Hut - Architectural Consented Plans

Posted 2 weeks 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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Spencer

Posted 3 days 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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Southbridge Reno

Posted 8 months ago

Plans drawn for council consent for 2 bi-folds

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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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House plans

Posted 4 weeks 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 2

Posted 1 year ago

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

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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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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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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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Bathroom

Posted 2 years ago

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

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House design

Posted 2 months ago

Design the house - two storey

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Alteration

Posted 2 years ago

Consent plans for internal wall removal

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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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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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Estimate for design/consent

Posted 9 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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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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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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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 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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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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Morven Design & Build

Joined March 2017

Morven Design & Build offer a complete in house service, from initial concept plans right through to handover. We strive to produce high quality workmanship and design homes that are affordable, efficient and don't cost the earth by using locally sourced and sustainable products. We are a small company so from day one you will be dealing with the directors for a friendly and trusting environment...

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SOLE Residential Design

Joined August 2017

Hi there, I am a highly experianced Architectural Designer, specialising in alterations, 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 det...

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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool - statutory - Vehicle. *Fork lift - High Reach Operato...

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Form Builders

Joined July 2020

We are a Christchurch building company with loads of experience and a true passion for helping people build their homes. With a unique skill combination of joinery, building, design and communication, Form Builders take the worry out of all building projects. Form Builders are Licensed Building Practitioners and are also recognised as Accredited Earthquake Repairers in the Canterbury region. W...

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