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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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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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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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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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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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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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Design and get Consent - Home, Garage & Deck

Posted 4 months ago

Have decided what we need on a blank property. Goldpine Barn Goldpine Dwelling Full deck Have decided on layout - have some plans and side elevation dwgs. Geotech report done Goldpine drawings available including construction requirements in respect of geotech findings. What we need is someone to tidy all this up and submit to the South Waikato District Council for consent - I as an Owner Builder using LBP's for the registered sign off where required. So right now we need to meet so that...

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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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Container sleepout

Posted 9 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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Wes

Posted 2 years 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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Reno

Posted 8 months 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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Floor plan, garage conversion

Posted 10 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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Container house

Posted 2 years 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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House extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, We are needing plans for our house extension, additional lounge and Master Bedroom, WIR and ensuite. Thanks

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Home

Posted 6 months ago

Hi. I'm looking for really cheap plans for container homes. I already have the full plans drawn from an architect in australia, which i can send to your email, & only require these for use in NZ. I have 2 building sites in waikato. I can send you the plans & the sections if your interested. I would like to use these plans multiple times on different sections using a multiproof building consent. Thanks Michael.

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Design and plans for extension into side return

Posted 4 months ago

Plans and specifications for extension into side return. Beam over 3.9m opening between existing wall stubs. Two new walls to be glass panels with opening in long side. Roof design trickiest part re slope and drainage.

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Renovation plans

Posted 1 year 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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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 1 year ago

Need foundation design relocatable house Double garage

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Semi rural executive house design

Posted 2 years 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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Manuel Renovate

Posted 1 year 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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Tophillll

Posted 9 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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Susan Hoebergen

Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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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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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AutoCAD Drafting

Posted 4 months ago

Basic 2D dimensioning of building services in AutoCAD. Some 3D knowledge handy not essential.

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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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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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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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.thedrawingroom.nz

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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, additions and alterations, decks, commercial, remediation and more! I will either take your sketched design OR provide you with other options in completing your desired finished project. All my work is architecturally designed...

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Attic Homes

Joined June 2020

First and foremost – we’re not a housing company. We’re builders. That means we are out working on each and every project. We’re a family owned and operated company who are responsible every step of the way and, just as importantly, we’re able to talk you through everything that’s going on before, during and after the build. There is no middle-man – the work’s done by us, and the buck stops with...

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AW Designs

Joined December 2019

Having worked for a well known high end residential architectural practice based in central Auckland for the past 5 years, as a respected Project Architect, I enjoy the whole package approach - from concept to keys hand over. With experience in client relationships, detailed design, drafting, project and contract management, (including on-site observations) for a range of high end architectural...

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Mouncherpainting

Joined February 2018

Previous 19 yrs with the New Zealand Police, a qualified Painter & Decorator with UK City & Guilds qualifications. All types of interior/exterior work taken on. Please look at my Mouncher Painting Facebook page for photos of work I have completed.

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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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Embarc Architectural Design

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm a freelance Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. I can provide you with a variety of services from Conceptual Designs, Resource Consents through to Building Consent documentation ready for approval. I pride myself in open communication, accuracy and professionalism which has enabled me to see out hu...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#123432). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and stre...

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L Framing Limited

Joined November 2019

Thank you for taking an interest in L.Framing, whether it may be for Renovations, building or any of our services we would like to thank you. L.Framing is a company that takes pride in our work in delivering competitive quotes and providing excellent service. We dedicate ourselves in providing services that meet deadlines while maintaining excellent services. Our employees have years of e...

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