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

New home/beach house

Posted 2 years ago

We have some ideas about what we want - a simple, contemporary, two story, three bedroom beach house/home on a 480sq/m section. With living areas upstairs, with lots of glass for views, and three smallish bedrooms downstairs - one bathroom, one ensuite.

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Scott Robinson

Posted 2 years ago

Looking to move 2 bedroom minor dwelling onto front of site. Site plan to be drawn.

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Container sleepout

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I need some drawings done for council for a container sleepout that hubby is building. It is 2x 40ft containers with the middle cut out. 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom living

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Renovation plans

Posted 10 months ago

I require plans drawn up for Council consent to remove a load bearing wall and relocate another at my property in Huntly. I am available for a site visit most weekends and Mondays.

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Susan Hoebergen

Posted 5 months ago

We want to build an internal staircase onto our existing house. At the moment it has an exterior staircase that gets the westerly weather and the stairs are in poor condition. We also want to add an eave to the house ( has an existing mono pitch roof with no eaves)and a few other alterations that will require a permit. A new big deck and a new kitchen which requires knocking out an existing wall. The house is a two storey house. Brick top storey on a concrete block basement. We will be repla...

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Small Extension

Posted 5 months ago

Plans required for a lean to style extension on the back of a period house. To enlarge kitchen and create a laundry and cloakroom.

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Semi rural executive house design

Posted 1 year ago

Hi We need someone who can take our ideas and create us a design our dream home on a unique large town section in Hamilton. Large building platform with wide open gully semi rural. We have a base house design (approx 310m2) but have realised we need an architect to gel everything together and Do justice to our unique section. We are ready to start now so keen to hear from anyone who is interested and is able to start work in the short term.

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Container house

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there We are wanting to build a container house on a rural flat section. We have the geo tech report and the individual / company to assist in all aspects of the process from consent and quotes to sign off. We need someone who is budget conscious and who is innovative. We will be producing the plan to the bank for build mortgage.

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Reno

Posted 1 month ago

Squaring off an outside wall, talk about options for roof. Putting in French doors. Moving the kitchen, put in bifold window, putting in a laundry cupboard with a closet

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Add a bedroom and enclosed deck

Posted 2 years ago

We need a drafting service who will provide a planning layout and renovation design to add a 4th bedroom and enclosed deck. The 4th bedroom will be located in our current deck at the back of the house (21 square meter). WE also have a small deck at the side of our house which we would like to enclose and extend the enclosed deck at the back of our house. Our house was built in 2012 with weatherboard cladding and corrugated steel roof.

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House plan

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for an architect who can draw house plans for my proposed building in huntly.

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Foundation design

Posted 9 months ago

Need foundation design relocatable house Double garage

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Manuel Renovate

Posted 8 months ago

We are looking at extending and renovating our home. We are looking at extending our living area, building another bedroom and living area and renovating our sleep out, or removal and replace. Thanks

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House rebuild

Posted 2 years ago

old house that needs remodeling, expanding and redesigned. adding approx 190 sq meters plus landscaping

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Wes

Posted 1 year ago

We are relocating a house onto a section and need house plans drawn up of the house for building consent-Waikato District council - urgent

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Tophillll

Posted 2 months ago

A simple plan of only consent to hand over to building inspector please It's just a storing room for tools and work bench that's dry ... On piles of 300mm above ground Spacing of 1.200 in length and width Which I all ready have 6 × 1.100 by 200mm in width for the 4 cones and 2 for the middle at a death of 800mm in ground as all other piles can be as to be spaced to meet joins of flooring at 1.200 or that many may not be need also which I have all ready which are ... all treaded hopef...

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Plan

Posted 1 year ago

we require a draughtsman to draw up a plan for 70 sq m minor (ancillary) dwelling on a lifestyle block- needed asap

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Floor plan, garage conversion

Posted 3 months ago

Garage conversation and extension plan drawn up. Converting a garage into a three bedroom house. Just need a floor plan drawn up. 11m X 7.2m. I have drawn up a rough copy in dxf. With exsistung 2bedroom house and drainage layout. Also existing garage.

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Meremere extension

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there, I’m looking for an architect to draw me up some plans for a small extension (6mx4m). It’s going to be an extra bedroom and ensuite. I have the lay out designed just need someone to draw something up and take care of the council and consents process. Cheers, Mike

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Outdoor living space

Posted 2 years ago

We are wanting to create an outdoor area (portaco) by extending the existing roofline. Need someone to draw plans, advise on materials and submitting plans for consent.

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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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Jade Bricklayers ltd

Joined March 2019

Over 20 years trade experience lbp licenced b1 and b2 , repairs, brick veneers, block bases, structural masonry, outdoor fireplaces, archways and much more. Jadebricklayers@gmail.com.Free quotes all over Auckland

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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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Wyn Architecture

Joined January 2017

Licensed Building Practitioner Whether your job is big or small we can take care of it for you at an affordable cost. We specialize in new builds and renovations. 15 years experience. We work nation wide and can tell you how to save money on your project!

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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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Kae Interior Designs Limited

Joined February 2018

I am an interior designer that is here to help with all your design needs for your home. I can help with new builds, renovations, bathroom design, kitchen designs & curtain making. I am here to help turn your house into your home.

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mdl architects

Joined December 2010

We are a small practice formed in 2006 and have practiced since 1994. We are qualified draftspeople and architects and specialize in domestic alterations and new work. Fantastic rates and strong visual presentation of designs through the latest CAD technology that will show exactly how the new work will appear. It is our personal philosophy to make the design and construction experience an enjo...

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Landscape Design construction & maintenance

Joined July 2016

Hi We specilize in landscape design,construction and maintenance. We do residential and commercial propertys,we are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines we pride ourselves on our work and do all we can to bring customers vision to a reality.

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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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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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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

I'm new to Builderscrack........I have over 25 years experience in architectural design work in NZ. During that time, I have designed & built houses including my current concept 'eco-house' built with SIPS. My hands-on knowledge allows me to offer workable, cost-effective solutions I use the latest 3D CAD software & can quickly generate renderings of the proposed projects. As a sole trader, I...

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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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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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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter!

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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Johnson Brierley Architecture Limited

Joined July 2019

Hello. We are a small architecture business that love everything residential. Grant and I (Craig) have recently teamed up to start our new Architecture business. We specialise in new builds whether these are high end passive house or modest new builds. We also love additions and alterations. I hope we can assist you your upcoming project. Thanks Craig

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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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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. All my work is architecturally designed to the NZS 3604 standards I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, extensions and additions, decks, small commercial, leaky buildings remedial and more! I offer complete Architectural service from Building Consent through to C...

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Emerge Homes Ltd

Joined June 2017

We offer a variety of building services to suit the needs of our clients. Whether an investor, property developer or home owner, our services can match your needs. We build new homes, townhouses and additions. We aim to be transparent and keep all customers in the loop with their projects, so they can stay in control and get the best outcome for everyone... beautiful projects delivered on time an...

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