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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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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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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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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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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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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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Update our house plans

Posted 4 months ago

We have a set of house plans which are at least partially approved by council in 2012 by the previous owner. We now want to update those plans so they are consistent with the work that has been done so we can re-submit them to council for approval. This is a two story 250 sqm 1900 era house. We are not re-designing the layout.

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Shed to workshop

Posted 2 years ago

Drawing for a renovation project to meet council requirements.

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Rose Cottage Kahutara - urgent smallish drafting job

Posted 10 months ago

Hi - I met on site with Builder at the weekend, who was hoping to start our kitchen / laundry / bathroom renovation in about 10 weeks time. He’s decided that the extent of the work requires a draftperson, for both building consent and subbie instruction purposes. Attached are my drafts of current and future state, to give context. I’m planning to get a mitre 10 kitchen and they will draw up plan for that (meeting them Tuesday). However, I probably have to vent the rangehood where the shower is,...

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Bathroom Reno

Posted 3 years ago

Looking at redoing our main bathroom and building an ensuite in an existing room need a draftsman to design the space.

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Draughtsman to draw up plans for renovation

Posted 5 years ago

We are looking to submit plans to the council for a renovation (ensuite and walk in wardrobe in the main bedroom) and require plans for submission.

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Relocation Residential Dwelling - Resource and ... nsent

Posted 1 year ago

Im going to relocate a residential dwelling to Martinborough. So need assistance to get the necessary resource and building consent to relocate the dwelling.

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Design - Small Extension and Interior Renovation

Posted 5 years ago

We are looking at extending a 1960's property in Greytown, Wairarapa. We are looking for a draughtsman who may be able to assist us with the floor plans and design. We already have the builders and associated trades people sorted.

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The great Greytown escape

Posted 3 years ago

Hello and Happy New Year! My wife (Kelly), son (Theo) and I are thinking about a possible move in 2017 from the windy hills of Karori to flat, and more sunny Greytown. Ideally, we would like to find a nice piece of land (800-1000sqm) where we could build a modern, very well designed, relatively low maintenance 3 bdrm, 2 bathroom home. We have renovated our current house but never attempted a new build. We could go down the 'design and build' track but to be honest I am looking for...

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Verandah

Posted 2 years ago

Need to apply for retrospective consent on work done to close in a verandah. The work was done by the previous owner (not a builder). Council wants plans of work before going any further. We need advice on whether it is worth carrying on or taking it back to the original structure.

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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

Whether you want a complete new home, renovation/addition to your existing, a granny flat, a garden overhaul or simply want to improve a couple of rooms, deck or a patio area, we can assist in making your aspirations quickly become a reality. We can take care of it all for you, providing a broad range of architectural services from design, budgeting, drafting, , through council approvals and p...

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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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Emma Brown

Joined June 2018

Emma Brown specialises in full service residential and commercial interior design. From new builds and renovations to a refresh of exisiting spaces. Often people have a feeling of how they want their work place or homes to look and feel but no idea how to create it, I am passionate about creating a space that has been design specifically with my clients in my mind. I love to work on all areas of d...

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Green Perspective Design Studio

Joined September 2018

Green Perspective Design Studio focuses on designing environmentally conscious, safe and healthy homes that are energy efficient. We take into consideration overcapitalization, resale value, sustainability, not only for the environment but also the future use of the premises. Green Perspective Design Studio wants every client to consider their home their haven and enjoy coming home. I hav...

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Draughting and Design Services

Joined December 2010

Plans for small alterations to holywood style mansions. Good service, best price, top quality plans. Manawatu based but able to service nationwide via photographs and scans email attachments. Free quotes and if you build with one of our builders the plans are free.

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microbimm nz ltd

Joined January 2017

We deliver high quality Architectural Design/CAD Drafting Services 3D Modelling BIM - Building Information Modelling to our clients. Our highly skilled team of Architectural CAD Drafters have in-depth knowledge in simple to Intelligent Architectural CAD Drafting/3D Modelling Services as well as in delivering detailed set of Architectural Drawings and Construction Documents in accordance to the app...

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House Plans New Zealand

Joined January 2016

We specialise in designing modern, high insulation, low energy homes that look good and cost less to run. All our homes are designed with ensuite bathrooms and low maintenance materials for easy living. Building consent drawings, specifications, application forms and council liaison provided. We supply custom house plans to private customers and builders throughout New Zealand.

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3drenderstudio co nz trading as 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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Makers Fabrication

Joined September 2014

We are a bespoke prefabrication and construction company which specialise in architecturally designed houses. We have a depth of experience in the team which is made up of Project Managers, Engineers, Qualified Carpenters and 3D designers. Our aim is to provide accurate, efficient construction at a very competitive price and that all builds are project managed to ensure that they run smoothly.

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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

Over 25 year’s experience in architectural design work – BUT – new to Builderscrack. I’m Stephen, experienced in residential as well as commercial & industrial design, furthermore, my strengths are in energy efficiency & sustainability. I have designed & built ‘standard’ & eco houses including my current concept house built with structural insulated panels (SIPS). This activity has meant I have...

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Devani Architecture Limited

Joined January 2020

Qualified Draftsman working from home office. Hardworking, reliable and committed to deliver accurate and quality construction documentation to my clients.

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Arc Design Ltd

Joined February 2013

Arc design ltd provides professional architectural services to a range of, construction companies, private individuals as well as other professionals. The services provided include all aspects of architecture, design, Resource Management assessments, contract and detailed documentation. We work closely with other consultants including Structural, Fire and Services Engineers and Project Man...

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Garys Building Services

Joined May 2010

Hi, I have been building for 30years, with experience in building new homes, architectual home, to minor or major renorvations, on part or full contracts or labout only basis. I am always happy ro provide free quotes for all small and big jobs. My family and I live in the Wairarapa at the moment, but will be relocating to the Far North soon. As I am self employed, most of my work takes me...

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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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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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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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Abode Architecture

Joined October 2018

We are a company that believes relationships are important. A meaningful life requires meaningful relationships. With this in mind we design architecture that evokes great relationships. We also understand that great architecture fits both your lifestyle and your personal style. I have been in the building industry since leaving school, firstly as a builder then later as a site manager undertaki...

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