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

Outdoor Area

Posted 6 months ago

We are wanting to extend our gable roof approx 3 metres to create an outdoor room with an outdoor fire. We are looking for an architect to work with on this project. We would like to start designing this ASAP and get the process underway. We want the extension to be in keeping with the house. I have attached some images of our house as well as some inspiration of what we are hoping to achieve.

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Ocean Beach Road Reno

Posted 5 months ago

Plans drawn for a small alteration/addition at The Mount, I would like to start this job late Feb early March 2020, so plans would need to be submitted to council before the christmas break.

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Bedroom extension

Posted 4 months ago

We need quotes for plans drawn up for a 2 room extension (office and bedroom) on a single story 1950s weather board on flat land. Also interested in hearing from builders who can combine drafting/building services.

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Drafting for Reno project

Posted 1 month ago

Need drafting for Renovation project for bathroom and kitchen and living room, bed room extension.

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48 Crane street

Posted 8 months ago

I am currently seeking a draftsman to help with renovation in the Mount which requires resource consent. We want to start with the kitchen and remove what we believe are non load bearing walls ( still to be confirmed by a qualified builder ) remove the old hot water cylinder to the exterior of the house. ( I believe consent is needed for this ) . To create more space in the kitchen, and ultimately incorporate the laundry and kitchen into one room which will bring a more open plan and mode...

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Garage conversion #2

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking at converting our single garage into a master bedroom with robe and en-suite. A portion of the garage where the laundry is will remain the same. Building Consent will be required for this renovation. We are after a cost estimate, thanks!

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Big art deco house reno architect needed.

Posted 6 months ago

We are seeking an architect who can look after the draughting and council consent for some renovation work that will include a 1st storey balcony, putting bi-fold doors into an exterior brick wall which may require a support beam, creating a bathroom from a bedroom and moving some other plumbing fittings around in the other bathroom, also removing a small interior wall which may be load bearing and needing a support beam. We have the design in mind, we need a professional architect to draw it up...

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ArchiCAD Drafting

Posted 2 months ago

ArchiCAD Drafting Contract available. Quality Documentation Required for Building Consent. LPB not essential but preferred.

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Renovation at Percy

Posted 2 weeks ago

We would like to discuss renovations our property at 46C Percy Road, Papamoa. Mainly front of house incorportating a carport and removing laundry and upgrading the service areas of the house

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Redo triple garage plans

Posted 1 month ago

we have plans for a triple garage that was never built with the house but space is still there so are wanting to finally get it built. It will be attached to the house and have a hidden roof to match the rest of the house. The size is 7.2x9.8 according to the original plans which are now outdated so would need to be refreshed with the current building code

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Alteration

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone to draw up plans for a 10 m2 alteration

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Draftsman needed for deck build

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking for a draftsman to draft drawings for a deck I am planning to build.

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Zaks extension

Posted 6 months ago

Need plans drawn up for 6x5m two storey extension. Bottom floor lounge extension. Second story master bedroom and bathroom. Roof to be pitched and matching house.

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House renovation project

Posted 1 month ago

To renovate existing kitchen and bathroom and make a new in suite bathroom we need help from a draftsman to get councils consent.

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Need a drafts man

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for a drafts man to quote his price for drawing up the plans needed to extend our single story house 5m to add another bed room and lounge in, nothing too fancy just 2 extra rooms added onto our brick house. We live on Ohauiti rd and are on a hill so not sure if we need a geotec survey or something? Any help would be great. please email and I can send site plans

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En-suite Plans

Posted 5 months ago

We are wanting plans for a new en-suite shower room within an existing bedroom suitable for builders to price and for a council application. It is straight forward and in terms of connections to existing plumbing, the house was renovated 15 years ago and we still have the plans. The floor where the bedroom is, is an additional floor to the original house and so all new – well, 15 years ago. Can you give me a ballpark price for preparing these plans and timescale. We won’t hold you to th...

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New Garage

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for a architect / draftsman to draw up a new garage connected to existing house, and some minor internal works for building consent submission. potentially lodge for consent also.

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Draw plans

Posted 4 months ago

I need someone to draw plans for a property addition (Second story) that can be used to get a quote to build as well as submitted to council for permits etc.

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ArchiCAD draftsperson required

Posted 2 months ago

Contract work available for the right person. ArchiCAD proficiency required. Residential renovation work.

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Garage Conversion

Posted 3 months ago

Need a plan for converting a garage into a bedroom

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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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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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Bay Property Projects

Joined October 2018

Grow creativity. Build your sanctuary. We specialise in renovations, upgrades, refreshing, maintenance for home and garden. Starting with consultancy, and design concepts, to a full project management service or general maintenance. We provide all assistance required for your residential project no matter how small or large.

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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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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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BG Homes Limited

Joined July 2013

We are a family operated building company aimed at offering high level of client satisfaction and providing quality craftmanship. We cover both extensions/alterations and new builds.

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AY

Joined January 2018

I’m very passionate about new and existing residential projects with 7 years experience in the industry. I’m skilled to take all residential projects from initial design to detailed design through to council submission. (LBP Design Licence)

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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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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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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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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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Lammas Architects Limited

Joined August 2019

Architecture + Interiors. Registered Architects NZIA Practice Stephen established Lammas Architects Limited in 2019, with over 13 years of professional experience gained in New Zealand working for 3 leading architecture practices. He is a talented designer with a proven ability in the management of project teams, and works closely with consultants and contractors while maintaining a strong...

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C Wilson Building

Joined November 2017

Hi, i am a builder & have been in the trade for the last 20 years, i take pride in my work which varies from fencing/decking to bathroom renovations, house alterations & kitchen installs etc

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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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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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Manaia design

Joined June 2012

Hi.I have been in the building industry for over 30 years .I have a combination of design and building experience producing quality design-build projects and council consent documentation.I offer a broad range of architectural services to complete your job to a high standard.I work on a variety of projects,mostly being residential and have completed building projects in Auckland and around NZ. I l...

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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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Architeck Limited

Joined November 2018

Kia ora, We are Architeck, we love architecture in all aspects from design, developments through to construction. We would love to hear from you about your project. Please contact us today for a no obligation, free consultation of your next project. We are specialists in providing excellent, professional architectural services. We have over 14+ years experience in everything from rural n...

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Civil Assist

Joined December 2019

We are a Civil Engineering business providing services within the following areas: • Project Management • Aerial Mapping • Topographic and Engineering Surveying • Civil Design (including Hydraulic, Structural, Geometric and Roading Design) • Estimation • Computer Aided Design • Graphic Presentation • Contract Writing • Procurement • Construction Management and Surveillance • Funding A...

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The Drawing Room

Joined November 2019

Looking for great value Architectural & Drafting work? We guarantee we'll get you your consent, or YOUR MONEY BACK! At The Drawing Room, we pride ourselves on listening to you and work with you to provide solutions to compliance that match your taste. Check out our website on how to get started, www.thedrawingroom.nz

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