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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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Basement conversion #2

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting basement conversion to one bedroom granny flat (approx 45sq/m). We have lapsed council plans from previous owners that we can provide but they differ to what we want. Wanting to get these sorted a.s.a.p.

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Downstairs conversion.

Posted 3 years ago

Looking for a drafts person and builder, for renovation work. Load bearing internal wall, & new garage.

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Concept Plans

Posted 6 months ago

Hi there, I am just needing some very basic concept plans drawn up, I have drafted the design myself - just need someone to work their magic on the computer. This is extremely conceptual, just trying to work out house sizing and costs - we haven’t secured land yet, hence it needs to be very conceptual so we can get the ball ralling.

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Draftsman or woman! Required :D

Posted 11 months ago

Looking to extend my 70sqm cottage to accomodate a larger bedroom and second bathroom on a fairly small section.

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Moutuopa batch drawings

Posted 1 year ago

We have designed a floor plan online and we know what we want the house exterior to look like but we need our floor plan turned into proper drawings to submit to council and to build off. House is around 200m in size, a single story dwelling with a mono pitch roof line. House is to be built on piles except the 8x6m attached garage.

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Scott

Posted 4 years ago

Require plans for small 3mx 2.5m kitchen extension and 3x5m covered deck

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Fox Farm

Posted 7 months ago

Wanting to add a master suite with ensuite and walk in wardrobe. Will be adding on to an initial home, but new room will be gibstopped not timber shiplap. House currently a rectangle, however addition will make it an "L" shape. Exterior is weatherboard and house is on piles, not a concrete slab. At this stage wanting to get plans drawn up then use them to obtain quotes to begin building. Property is lifestyle not residential.

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New House Build - lifestyle block, TAUPO

Posted 3 years ago

We have bought 10 bare acres just out of Taupo on Tukairangi Rd with mountain views & need a good architect / draughtsman to help with the design of a house. I know what I want in the design but need someone to put it together on paper for me with consideration of the southerly view of the mountains. I have never been through this process before so do not know how much I would need for this?

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New build

Posted 3 years ago

This will be a new build on a 615m2 section. I have included a couple of pictures to get an idea of what we are after. The inside layout of the house can be changed to suit for e.g all rooms double or ensuit doesnt need double sinks the layout for ensuit and walk in can be smaller. We need to draw up plans so we can start sending to builders for quotes to build. As its a small town we dont want to spend too much. We build to sell so if we decide to sell we want a return not a loss.

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Consent application plans

Posted 1 month ago

Drafting plan for a consent to open a window on external wall in a dwelling built in 1987

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Tiny Getting Bigger

Posted 1 year ago

We have purchased a tiny home that is just under 19sqm. It is piled and connected to services and council compliant. We would like to extend the home and need a draughtsman to draw up some plans Alteration approx 30sqm Would like alterations to match existing building in appearance

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Draughtsman for minor dwelling

Posted 2 years ago

We are in need of a draughtsman to draw some plans to submit to council for consent for a 2 bedroom minor dwelling on our section please.

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Lake Cottage

Posted 3 years ago

To draw up plans and write a report for a deck that is already built. This is required for a COA application

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Holiday home renovations

Posted 1 month ago

Drawing up plans ready for building consent which includes 2 small extensions . Design all sorted . Property will have new cladding and new windows . I don’t see that it would be a big job . In my mind the most significant aspect is making sure that the new supporting beam and column is adequate to compensate once the existing wall is removed. As we are retired and have some uncertain health issues we are wanting to get this project underway ASAP. I have a builder at the ready.

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Help the dream happen with plans for a simple garage needed

Posted 3 years ago

Good morning everyone My partner and I are needing simple plans drawn up and submitted to council for a 6x6 skyline (secondhand) garage to be put on our section in Mangakino. We need consent as we want a toilet and shower and kitchen sink installed. Money is tight and we would like the job done as quickly as possible. Thanks so much! Melissa

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Renovation to bathrooms

Posted 1 year ago

Redesign & create space in original bathrooms

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Boatport & shed

Posted 8 months ago

design plans and specifications for a flat roof boat port 4m wide 10m long 2.5m clearance one end for boat and the final 3m enclosed as a shed. Preferably laminated post construction. Minimum width between posts 2.5m for boat access.

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Office plans

Posted 3 years ago

I have an industrial workshop that I'd like to build another office in, on top of our existing mezzanine floor. I already have a builder, I just need someone to come and have a look and draw up some plans for us

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Rachel

Posted 2 years ago

A plan for building consent to submit to council on a deck above 1m high. Approximately 30 - 40 sq metres in size

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New Bar Reno

Posted 2 years ago

Shifting a existing bar relocating it to another area in the same building Commercial Restarant Job

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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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HALLIWELL CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined June 2010

We are a locally based company working the greater Central N I for 27 years. We are Registered Master Builders that cater for all building requirements from maintenance work to building award winning homes. Apart from working above industry standards and finishes, I personally maintain that projects keep within the budget agreed.

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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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Craig Dodd Building Surveying and Design Ltd

Joined August 2016

I am an experienced Building Surveyor, Architectural Designer, and Chartered Building Engineer, with over 30 years experience in construction. Being a weathertightness expert and Government contract Assessor as well as the above, allows me to deal with the full range of property issues, including condition surveys, weathertightness failures, remediation design, new property design, mediation and a...

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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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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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Plans co nz

Joined May 2020

We are an architectural design business, working mostly in the residential sector, drawing plans for new houses, additions, alterations and renovations. We also work closely with Councils lodging both Building and Resource Consents. We are located in the Manawatu but have the capacity to do work all around the lower North Island.

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Kitchen Cabinets and Stones

Joined November 2020

Kitchen Cabinets and Stones is a premium manufacturer, supplier and installer of top quality European Kitset Kitchens, Kitchenettes, modular flat packed Kitchen Cabinets and Accessories, having showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch. Our aim is to provide a quick, easy and budget friendly solution to building a new Kitchen. From complete new kitche...

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Waikato Construction Management Ltd

Joined May 2020

Waikato Construction Management is an established construction company that is based in Te Awamutu and services the greater Waikato Region. The company is involved in the commercial, residential and maintenance sectors of construction and is managed with a hands on approach by three directors: John Morrow (Business Development/Operations) - Gary White (Contract Administration) and Trina White (A...

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fortyone ARCHITECTURE

Joined May 2020

We are a Boutique Architectural Studio obsessed with bespoke residential architecture design. Simply put, were focused on intentional design crafted around your families lifestyle. All the while maximizing your properties potential. Great homes don’t just get built. They are thoughtfully designed in a collaborative way that leaves everyone involved, proud of the end result. Palmerston N...

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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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Woven Architects Limited

Joined October 2017

Hi, I'm a Registered Architect in Hamilton. I would love to provide you with design services for new builds or renovations. I aim to offer personalised and friendly design services. Free initial meeting and quote.

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ARKI DESIGN AND DRAFTING LIMITED

Joined January 2020

We are a qualified and experienced Design and drafting team with over 10 years of experience in the residential and commercial sector. We pride ourselves with our work quality, fast turnarounds and affordability.

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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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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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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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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. ...

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