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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Bathroom Addition (plans required through to consent)

Posted 1 week ago

Central avenues, requiring add additional bathroom. Need plans drawn up, submit to TCC through to consent received. Bathroom fairly straight forward I have attached a layout plan I have drawn in order to achieve, area bathroom location then creates new bedroom, which will have window swapped out with a sliding door. Looking for someone can complete the plans/work, timely and fair reasonable with rates. Many thanks

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Drafting for consent - two tiled showers

Posted 1 month ago

We need plans drafted for two tiled shower conversions in order to gain council consent, and guidance in gaining consent. We are replacing two acrylic showers (one in main bathroom, one in ensuite) with enclosed, tiled showers (not wet rooms / walk in). Original house plans from the 90s are on hand if they’re needed. Ideally we would like the plans in September but can be flexible.

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Internal access garage extension

Posted 14 hours ago

Require plans for a single car garage extension. Some geotechnical/drainage engineering advice would be required. Not waiting on finance Ready to get going

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Portico Extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello. We are wanting to get our Portico extension drawn up with suitable plans and documentation to go through the process with TGA Council. We have some initial artist impressions and basic elevations of what we’re wanting to achieve. Kind regards Jason Metcalfe ...

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Self contained flat.

Posted 2 months ago

Converting large single garage in to self contained flat

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Bathroom alteration #2

Posted 2 months ago

Converting an existing bathroom with a separate shower and toilet into a complete wet room for mobility purposes for an elderly woman. The design has been complete, I require someone to complete a full set of construction drawings & documentation for building consent purposes.

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Plans for council consent needed

Posted 2 weeks ago

Needing plans to submit to council for consent for the following. Replacing weatherside cladding with axum panels Removal of a carport. New deck. Removal of supporting wall in kitchen

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Draft plans for removing load bearing wall

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking for a quote to draft plans for removing several walls in our single story home. Of most significance is the load bearing wall between the kitchen and lounge which we will need to have a beam installed in the roof for . The plans are needed for a projected revaluation of the property required by the bank for lending. The plans will be used to apply for building consent and for a builder to quote/undertake the work. Please feel free to call me to discuss. Thanks, Katy.

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Seaspray Garage Conversion

Posted 2 months ago

Garage conversion to bedroom and en-suite

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House renovation

Posted 3 weeks ago

House renovation to add 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Likely to be provided upstairs making the existing 1930s weatherboard house 2-storey. Existing kitchen and bathroom may require moving within existing footprint. Living area to be opened up to take advantage of harbour frontage of property.

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20m2 house extension

Posted 1 month ago

We have a fairly straightforward extension planned for our small hardiplank home in the mount. We wish to add on one bedroom, bathroom and walk in robe, following the same roofline as existing house. There is also a small renovation removing the hot water cabinet from the kitchen to the new extension and redoing that one wall of kitchen cabinets. The house is in the flood zone and on a cross lease title. We are looking for a draftsman to do the plans and manage the submitting to council and any...

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Large home renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a draftsman to give guidance and draw plans for council/builder for a reno consisting of deck extension, adding an ensuite, replacing existing bathroom etc

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Draftsman #2

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there I have just recently started my own business doing residential house design and renovation and am after work over the next 6+ months I have experience in all works of the house and build and am happy to take on all options, i can take control of all jobs or contract out to other sources

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Open plan Reno kitchen/lounge

Posted 2 months ago

Needing some plans for a small Reno, Making a doorway through a wall to kitchen. moving an internal wall back for new kitchen, taking out some angled walls/doorways, making a window seat, putting a fire in. Have a builder to do the work. Hoping to do as soon as possible.

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Need a drawing for opening up a structural wall.

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking to open up a wall separating the kitchen and living room. Unfortunately this wall is a load bearing wall so will need some work and consent. I have a builder ready to go but just need to get a draughtsman to create a drawing of the work to be done. The opening is approximately 1.90m wide and its directly between two studs, see attached photo. Ideally we would like a beam across the top. The house has a pitched roof with the original ceramic tiles replaced by tin so a lot less weigh...

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Drafting for new room

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our client requires plans to be drafted for an addition to their existing home for Tauranga City Council approval.

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50 sq meter extension need draftman

Posted 1 week ago

Extension to existing commercial building Foundations in place Have plans of original build. Just an add on Extending out ward. Hip roof

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Renovation Plan

Posted 3 weeks ago

We want to add an small ensuit in a bedroom. Will have to move a wall which is about 3m long about 50cm to its right create space for hall way and basic ensuit. Total space to work with is about 3mx6.5m. Will need to apply for consent to add the toilet and shower so an LBP would be required.

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Toy room

Posted 1 month ago

We’re wanting to add a room upstairs above existing part of our house for a room approximately the size of 4.8 x 4.2m. It doesn’t need plumbing needed, just walls, windows, carpet, power, stairs and windows. We’re needing an Architect to draw up some plans for this, but have no idea how much plans and the job will cost. I have the original plans. The photo shows the roof where we want to build on top of, adjacent to our upstairs bedroom. We have no idea really of cost. I appreciate your help...

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New SIDU Design (approx. 50-60m2 footprint over 1.5 levels)

Posted 2 months ago

Design and documentation for BC for Secondary Independent Dwelling Unit to be built to rear of site at Mount Maunganui. Resource consent has just been granted. Topographic survey plan to hand. Geotech report underway. Would like the BC documents prepared relatively swiftly.

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Detail Connect Ltd

Joined July 2012

Architectural Drafting, Structural Drafting, Structural Steel and Precast detailing/manufacturing drawings and drafting service using 3D modelling software. ... Project specific samples a available on request.

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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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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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BG Homes Limited

Joined July 2013

We are a family operated Design & Build 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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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Collaborative Projects Studio

Joined December 2019

We've done designs for new houses and renovations, we've worked on several public, commercial and education buildings. We can also design and build interiors and furniture. We are a small and effective team that like clear communication and professionalism without intermediary. The collaboration with our clients is the key to achieve their goals.

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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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Matthew Bayly

Joined October 2019

Hi, I've been in the construction industry for 7 years, specialising in remediating defective houses, but also doing a number of alteration/extension projects. I am professional and stick to deadlines. I am approachable and cooperative - no job is too small.

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Handy Marz

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a German brought up in NZ with very fine attention to detail & quality. I pride myself on making every job great & giving you what you want. My scope of work is very wide & my background is in light engineering, landscaping & maintenance as well as full home renovations.

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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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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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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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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. ...

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JB Home & Renovation

Joined August 2021

JB Home & Renovation - Based in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. With extensive experience, we supply free quotes for your: - New home plans - Renovation plans - Consent applications

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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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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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Vision Design Architecture

Joined April 2017

Hi, Vision Design has been designing new homes all over NZ for over 10 years. We also specialise in renovations and re cladding leaky buildings. We work closely with a number of Tauranga based builders and small building companies. We pride ourselves on quality drawings at reasonable rates. Our small team thrive on working with new building systems.

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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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