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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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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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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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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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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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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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Plans/drawings needed for Room extension

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a architect or draftsman to make plans or drawings to apply for Building consent. Regarding room to be extended. Would appreciate your best price to do this. Thanks

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Unconsented Back-porch - does it meet standards

Posted 3 months ago

As part of finance clause in purchasing a house, we need to identify if some unconsented work in a house meets current building standards. A small section of a back porch has been closed off, while the roofline did not change, we would like to assess if there is any structural changes and cladding requirements needed to meet current building standards. We have a short timeline to access the work and get finance approval. Estimate the initial work would be 1-2 hours on site max. Bas...

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The Valgusy project

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, We are looking for a professional service and offer a fixed sum contract valued at 33000 NZD plus GST. The project developed the concept is enclosed. We offer the fixed-price contract for architectural services for two stages: 1. to receive the Tauranga Building consent; 2. to monitor construction and receive The Code of Compliance Certificate. We will pay 15000NZD plus GST after completing the First stage and we will pay 18000NZD plus GST in advance for the Second stage. Overal the...

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Huria Marae PaePae Shelter

Posted 3 months ago

2 shelters to be Designed, built outside the Front of the Wharenui on both sides, to recieve, and welcome our visitors on to our Marae. These shelters will have seats for us and our visitors to sit during the welcoming ceremonies. On site visit will be required to assess our requirements.

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Adding Ensuite and conversion of rooms

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there We need someone to draft a plan for the following proposed changes to our home please: Adding an ensuite to the main bedroom Changing Rumpus room to a lounge Changing current lounge into 4th bedroom Many thanks Samantha ...

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Ninth Avenue Gully trap drawings

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking at putting a shower in the premises and require an externally wall mounted Gully trap installed. We have had a registered plumber look at what is required and now need to submit drawings to Council to obtain a permit. Needing a Draftsperson to draw up these plans for us and an estimate on what your work will cost.

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Drafting services needed for house alterations

Posted 2 months ago

Needing a quote or rough estimate for plans to be drawn up entailing two small load bearing walls to be replaced with beams in downstairs room. Another beam put in to go in place of load bearing wall upstairs ( this will most likely need engineering involved with new post taking load straight down to foundation) along with new floor plan layout done, ranch slider and windows added and look to add another bathroom to upstairs. Lastly looking into addition of double car garage to front of house....

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51D Tawa

Posted 3 months ago

Selling townhouse, invasive testing shown up remedial work need to party wall and or roof between adjoining townhouses, theirs with open balcony ours fully enclosed conservatory. Offer on property extends only till end of March . Have reports/photos. upon interest. Needs to be sorted asap. Needs architect plans, council consent etc. Builder sorted, ready to go.

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Raised Deck, Carport, External French Door and extra toilet.

Posted 2 months ago

We need to add and move some external doors. Also add a balcony and toilet, move some internal walls to create an additional bedroom We need plans for consent.

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Reclad

Posted 2 days ago

House need reclad, outbuilding renovate to livible space.

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New house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need some plans designed for a new house

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Lbp signed off required single story #2

Posted 2 months ago

LBP sign off for Building Consent Application Job description I need a LBP (Design -2) to sign-off my drawings for Building Consent. Am an Architectural Technician with 6 years work experience in NZ with my LBP Design-2 license in process. Presently am working as a freelance designer and I need a LBP Design - 2 to sign-off my drawings after reviewing it. I shall lodge and follow through any Building Consent RIFs from Council afterwards. Thanks. Reyhan

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Need to draft for house renovation.

Posted 1 month ago

Need to draft for house renovation.

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Pyes Pa rennovation

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, we have a home built in the 70's, block basement with top storey, now all with plaster finish. We are wanting to renovate the upstairs floor where the main living happens. The original house plans were destroyed in the wbopdc fire, so we have no plans for planning submissions. We are wanting to renovate the master bedroom, main bathroom and the kitchen, which we may look at pushing the area out onto the upstairs deck area. We have a builder lined up to do the structural work. So need the...

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Plans/drawings needed for Room extension #2

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a architect or draftsman to make plans or drawings to apply for Building consent. Regarding room to be extended. Would appreciate your best price to do this. Thanks

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Plans for bathroom

Posted 6 days ago

Draw up plans for toilet and shower.

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Plans for Renovation and Extension

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking for a reliable and accurate drafts person to drawn up plans within the next two weeks for a 95m2 extension of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and and open plan kitchen and lounge are and a 30m2 kitchen renovation. The extension is on a split level from the main house and may require engineering expertise. We have clear ideas of what we require and are wanting plans that meet council and building requirements for a straightforward build.

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Re clad

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have to take off the Monolithic cladding from our perfectly good house and re clad it to sell. The house is a basic design from the 90's roughly 12 x 6.6m. We need a draft person to draw a design that TGC will accept using shadow clad and new double glazing. This has to be affordable because of the value of the house which is at the low end of the market. After someone to do this sooner rather than later if at all possible. Thanks

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Bethleham Reclad

Posted 1 month ago

reclad for top story only. pull of old fibre board install cavity and replace windows and reclad with weather board

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Architect ... experienced house designer

Posted 5 days ago

Further ideas and work needed on almost completed house design plan.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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R CREATIVE DESIGN

Joined June 2020

R Creative Designs Ltd is a Hamilton based Architectural drafting firm offering a wide range of creative designs for your housing requirement. From conceptual plans to set of plans for Council submission for Building Consent & Constructions. R forte lies in our R better understanding of R clients needs and in R ability to help bring their dreams in to reality with precise designs within given b...

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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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