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

New garage

Posted 2 years ago

Want to build a shed with living quarters approx 25m x 8m with a gabled roof living area approx 8x 8. House plans to come later 21m x 14m. Any ideas how much? Thanks

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Tokoroa Draughtsman needed

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a draughtsman that’s familiar with the South Waikato Council regulations to do some drawings for council permissions to insert a beam to NZBC into the ceiling cavity and a wardrobe converted to a en-suite. Unfortunately no drawings exist for the house so council will probably insist on this too?

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New build plans

Posted 2 years ago

draft new build plans for 150m2 single space retail unit with small office and rest room using cost effective design and materials in keeping with other premises nearby on main street

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Recondition fire place

Posted 8 months ago

Replace flue and there is a leak coming through one corner so may need the outer pieces done replace glass and fire ribbon

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Extension plus

Posted 1 year ago

22m2 extension on a 80m2 house adding extra living space and a 4th bedroom.

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O'B's cabin

Posted 1 year ago

Needing plans for building consent for a simple 4 x7 cabin with lean to. All joinery is second hand and pre purchased. Stud a little higher than normal, pitched roof with exposed trusses. Concept ideas ready to go. Randomly picked budget, but need to keep costs as low as possible :-)

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Plans

Posted 2 years ago

Need some plans drawn up for conservatorys bath and laundry

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Kitchen Reno

Posted 3 years ago

We require structural drawings for council to remove walls for a expanded kitchen. The house is a 60's weather board house.

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House Plan

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I need a quotation for a building plan for a 3 bedroom relocatable house. 3 bedroom house can be inspected at Tokoroa yard and site is 6 Pilrig Place, Tokoroa

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Extra living plus bedroom

Posted 2 years ago

20m square extention on house, with 2x sliding doors, one full length window 1.5m wide 2x smaller windows all double glazed, corrugated pitched iron roofing. Ball mark figure?

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Vincent H Taylor

Posted 8 months ago

Require council drawings for an en-suite for a basement room, and a replacement deck with a garage beneath

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New Alpha Homestead

Posted 3 years ago

I have drawn up a copy of a new home that I am hoping to get guilt in YTONG aerated blocks but I need to get the plans done professionally to be able to get an accurate costing of the build. My budget is quite limited. I have the plans done in a Microsoft word document which I can email to anyone who can do this job at a reasonable cost. You can forward your email to ... Many thanks Bruce McIntrye

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Garage design for consent

Posted 5 months ago

I need a freestanding garage building design approved for consent to south waikato council. The garage is to be on section with main house. This is what I want the garage to look like: - Double garage 6.5*6.5m - Concrete slab as floor - Versalock conrete blocks from Bowers Brothers as walls - Timber roof trusses and corrugated iron on top - x1 Double garage door - x1 Door on side - x1 Window able to open next to door, no other windows. - x3 LED batten lights inside. - No plumbin...

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Alteration Drawings

Posted 1 year ago

I have a 61.square metre commercial building attached to a workshop I want to turn into living quarters and require drawings to meet the change of use alteration standards of the council. No additions to building, no drains and looking to add 2 external windows to the existing structure.

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Small Extension

Posted 3 years ago

Draw plans for Extension extension to small house , straight forward simple

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House extension - drafting

Posted 8 months ago

Looking for a draftsman to do plans for our house extension. Would like to add extra bedroom and living area and a few other additions/alterations. Not in a hurry.

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Extending family

Posted 1 year ago

We are in need of an architect to complete plans for an extention on our house we are wanting to extend up to 17-19 square m to add a 4th bedroom and some extra living space.

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Te Wake renos

Posted 2 years ago

We would like to add on a master bedroom with Ensuite and walkin wardrobe

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Garage conversion

Posted 3 years ago

Looking for a draughtsman to do some drawings for council permissions to change a garage to a 1 bed unit. Unfortunately no drawings exist for the attached house so council will probably insist on these too?

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Proposed Plan for Kebab Shop Fitout

Posted 1 year ago

Prepare and lodge plans to south Waikato council for a Kebab shop in Putaruru. Plan to include wall lining / seratone, plumbing details, electrical details, etc

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Wyn Architecture

Joined January 2017

Licensed Building Practitioner Whether your job is big or small we can take care of it for you at an affordable cost. We specialize in new builds and renovations. 15 years experience. We work nation wide and can tell you how to save money on your project!

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Johnson Brierley Architecture Limited

Joined July 2019

Hello. We are a small architecture business that love everything residential. Grant and I (Craig) have recently teamed up to start our new Architecture business. We specialise in new builds whether these are high end passive house or modest new builds. We also love additions and alterations. I hope we can assist you your upcoming project. Thanks Craig

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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PS Structural Drafting Ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi, my name is Petra Syme and I run PS Structural Drafting Ltd. company from my home in Napier. I'm experienced in Architectural Technologies/Drafting and also Structural Drafting in residential, commercial and industrial field. I'm very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion using the latest CAD Software-Revit to produce plans at all stages of the design process...

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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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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter!

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The Drawing Mill

Joined August 2017

We pride ourselves on preparing comprehensive detailed drawings and specification to obtain Building Consent. Builders especially value our level of detail, which can save you time and money on site. ​The Drawing Mill also offers business to business Architectural Services nationwide.

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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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mdl architects

Joined December 2010

We are a small practice formed in 2006 and have practiced since 1994. We are qualified draftspeople and architects and specialize in domestic alterations and new work. Fantastic rates and strong visual presentation of designs through the latest CAD technology that will show exactly how the new work will appear. It is our personal philosophy to make the design and construction experience an enjo...

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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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Singer Architecture

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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NK Drafting and Design

Joined July 2018

Here at NK Drafting and Design we have over 10 years experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves in providing a friendly professional service and going above and beyond for our clients. We believe each project is unique and treat our clients the same way. We would like to assist you by making your dream a reality.

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Haigh Workman Limited

Joined January 2019

Haigh Workman has a wealth of experience in civil, industrial and residential engineering with offices in Kerikeri, Warkworth and Auckland. Haigh Workman Ltd is a multi-disciplined civil & structural engineering firm, with experience in our Kerikeri office dating back to 1981. We have a strong team of qualified engineers with a comprehensive range of skills. We offer specialist expertise provid...

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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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Jade Bricklayers ltd

Joined March 2019

Over 20 years trade experience lbp licenced b1 and b2 , repairs, brick veneers, block bases, structural masonry, outdoor fireplaces, archways and much more. Jadebricklayers@gmail.com.Free quotes all over Auckland

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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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COFORM Architectural Design Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a 27-year old male architectural designer & draughtsman, with a Bachelor of architectural studies with a major in Interior Architecture. I have 5 years of working experience, designing low end to high-end architectural jobs. As a result of me designing your dream home, whether it is a new build, an alteration to an existing home, low end or high end; you will have an aesthetically...

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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. All my work is architecturally designed to the NZS 3604 standards I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, extensions and additions, decks, small commercial, leaky buildings remedial and more! I offer complete Architectural service from Building Consent through to C...

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Landscape Design construction & maintenance

Joined July 2016

Hi We specilize in landscape design,construction and maintenance. We do residential and commercial propertys,we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines we pride ourselves on our work and do all we can to bring customers vision to a reality.

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