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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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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 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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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

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

Family home

Posted 3 years ago

Draftsperson for building permit applications

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My simple new home

Posted 2 years ago

I am looking for an LBP draftsperson/designer to take my concept plans for a new house and discuss with me how to build it, what it might cost, how to make it cheaper, and do the building permit plans. I would like to get this done as soon as possible as the builder can start as soon as permit is available..

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Addition of room to existing house.

Posted 3 years ago

Looking for draughtperson to do plans for a house extension. Approx 20 square metre room attached to existing lounge. Design and build an option also if interested. Please get in touch if interested and I can supply detailed information.

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Drawing plans

Posted 5 years ago

Drawing plans for garage conversion to sleepout (with bathroom) in Mapua

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House Design

Posted 2 years ago

Looking for a draftsman to assist in designing our rural family home. Needs to be savvy with local council requirements and cost effective design. We have a good idea on what we want just needing some practical advise and design expertise. Ideally we can meet onsite initially to discuss unique attributes of the site then follow up with a sit down to encompass the things we want in the design.

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Alastairs SIP

Posted 3 years ago

Looking at doing a SIPs house. 2 bed monopitch.very simple design based around our current place which I build 3 years ago(I m an LBP). It will be on piles .

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Drawings for rebuild garage - Cottage of Murchison Lodge

Posted 1 year ago

Our garage is approx. 65m2 and we would like to turn it into 3 rooms and an additional bathroom. For that, we need proper drawings to hand them in for council approval. We can give you exact measurements of the exiting garage and our ideas, how it should be rebuild.

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Garage, Motueka

Posted 5 years ago

I want to build a garage at the end of my driveway down the side of the house. It i will need a concrete slab in order to get level,Prob about 400mm at downlill end. Dimensions of approx 4 x 8 its western border is a boundary fence. I need drawings done to gain council consent and preferably a draughtsman to liase with council throughout the process. I will take care of coordinating the build. I'm just looking for a rough price for plans at this stage if everything was to go smoothly. Cheer...

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House Plans

Posted 2 years ago

Hi there, we are looking for a local draughtsman to help us put our house design sketches into a plan. We will be building in Marahau.

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Clifton

Posted 2 months ago

We are located in Clifton, Takaka and have recently bought a 2 story 1970 bungalow. Exterior is summerhill stone. We would like to give her a facelift both externally and internally. She is on 1.5 ha block on a hill and is North facing with great sea views.

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Riwaka Garage Hilton

Posted 1 year ago

We would like to build a single garage with a workshop and a self contained sleepout/studio. We require working drawings. We are on a tight budget and would like an architect that can find ways to save money but not compromise on function or quality

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Banks upgrade

Posted 2 years ago

Shed upgrade to accommodation standard - plans required for building consent. We have basic plans drawn but need to get them to council.

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Solly master suite

Posted 5 months ago

We are needing someone to draw up a plan for existing house. We have room for a master bedroom and ensuite, possibly some two story decks too. Windows, doors etc.

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Joe

Posted 1 year ago

Have a 40 square metre self contained unit that needs renovation. Looking for experinced drarftsman within the Tasman Motueka region and is happy to work along side the whanau.

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Working Drawings

Posted 1 year ago

Hi We have concept plans of our home done and now needing to get the working drawings. Is there anyone available who can do these asap for us, as our builder is ready to go in August and we need to get building consent before then too. We can forward concept plans on to you.

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Contemporary House Plans

Posted 1 year ago

We are hoping to carry out spec building in the Nelson area and are looking for cost effective contemporary house plans - happy to use 'off the shelf' plans especially as we would need them to be produced quickly and not cost the earth.

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Design to replace load bearing joist to widen clear opening

Posted 9 months ago

There has been an extension to our house. See picture attached. As part of this there is a joist already going to support the roof (skillion Roof above). Unfortunately it does not go to one exterior wall, so I want to extend this a further 900mm and remove existing HWC cupboard. Currently the opening is 2,140mm wide. The beam is made up of 2x 190x50mm wide joists glued together. I want to extend this to become 900mm wider, moving the support from the wall in the HWC cupboard to the outside wa...

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House plans

Posted 3 years ago

Looking for a draughtsman to draw up some house plans, approx 150M2 3 bedroom single level dwelling.

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Inline Architecture Ltd

Joined July 2019

Husband and Wife Architectural Designers based in our Christchurch Architectural Studio providing Architectural Design Services throughout New Zealand. Call us today to discuss your next project. No project is to small.

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VizMedia Design

Joined November 2019

I have been working in the residential sector for 30+yrs and working with small house designs through to high end properties. I prefer new work as they are easier than renovations , quicker & cheaper compile. I offer competitive rates in today’s marketplace & I mainly deal with putting Building consent together and will deal with all external consultants and council. I also work doing 3D rende...

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Architecture ET AL

Joined August 2019

Architecture ET AL is a small, design-focused, residential Architecture firm specialising in new builds and alterations. Delivering simple, modern and site-specific design solutions is what we do. We work hard to meet deadlines, maintain communication and deliver competitive quotes to get your project realised. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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Michael Reid Ltd- architectural design

Joined October 2018

I am an architectural designer and have over 30 years experience. My main area of expertise is with House Alterations and New Houses. I have worked on projects which range in size from ensuite alterations to large houses. I have been a professional member of the Architectural Designers of NZ for over 10 years. I provide an estimate of my fees for your project. If you wish to proceed an ADNZ agree...

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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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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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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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Neltec Designs

Joined April 2019

Hi, I've been a draughtsman since 2002 and a qualified builder before then. I specialise in small to medium size new homes. Focusing on designs that are practical and cost effective to build.

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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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Fil Engineers NZ Ltd

Joined May 2018

FIL Engineers is a structural engineering consultancy committed to delivering high quality work in the South Island. Based in Christchurch, our professional, mid-sized team offers cost effective solutions for residential and commercial customers with a guaranteed delivery time.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ProColour Painting

Joined September 2010

Through my company I paint interior and exterior of houses , spray roofs or commercial buildings. I have great people and project management skills and have references availiable in any of the above areas. I aim to exceed customers expectations. I also have access to other top quality tradesman if the Job requires . I am a member of Master Painters NZ . Feel free to contact me for a free quote a...

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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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Harper Architecture

Joined July 2015

We are a small architectural design firm specialising in residential design to enhance your daily living. We design new homes and alterations to existing homes. We aim to: Listen: Work closely with clients to bring your ideas to fruition. Guide: We will step you through the design and consent process making it as seamless as possible. Communicate: We will keep in close contact throughout th...

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