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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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10 square dwelling

Posted 4 months ago

hi there I am after some plans for a 10 square dwelling with mezzanine. ... for more information

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AutoCAD Drafting

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Floor plan, garage conversion

Posted 1 year 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 sleepout

Posted 1 year 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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Standalone garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

Drawings to apply for building consent of standalone single garage

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Tophillll

Posted 1 year 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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House designs

Posted 2 months ago

I'm a builder looking to get 5 to 6 houses designed to present to clients who are interested in subdividing their land/sections . Wantng 60 sqm , 90sqm,100sqm , 120sqm, 130sqm and 150sqm with a garage designed

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Oversee

Posted 3 months ago

Hi. I have subdivided a section & have some prefab homes being placed on the properties. Consent has been given for subdivision. I have a structural engineer who recommended rafts 300 deep for the foundations. All plans have been drawn incl structural & CAD. I require an architect to oversee the project & apply for consents where necessary. Thanks. Kind Regards, Michael.

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Design and get Consent - Home, Garage & Deck

Posted 9 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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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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1st story deck

Posted 4 days ago

Hi there, Looking for someone to draw me up some plans so I can present to the council. I have 2x450x900mm deep holes that are 3.2m apart and 3m off the house already drilled. (But I can drill more if required). Ideally the overall deck will be 3.6m out from the house and 4.4m in length including the balustrades which I would like to frame out and clad with fibre cement sheet. I’d also like to use the mitek system for the balustrade detail. The height of the deck from ffl below is 2.3m at bes...

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Reno

Posted 1 year 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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Home

Posted 10 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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Small Renovation Requires Floor plans and elevation plans

Posted 1 month ago

We have had a garage converted into a dwelling. We did not get consent for this and are now going through the process of Certificate of Acceptance through council. We need some drawings completed for floor plans and elevation for the current structure.

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Design and plans for extension into side return

Posted 9 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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Draughtsman required

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for a draughtsman to do plans for a building job we have in Tamahere. We would require drawings and the ability to submit them to council for approval. It is a small extension off a dining room.

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House extension

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Drawings Architect Design

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi converting a big room to a laundry, plus bedroom with en-suite and wardrobe. Will maybe have to lift this extended part roof as quite low. Does have existing plumbing and wastewater. Timeframe ASAP.

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Bayly Road Barn Style

Posted 2 months ago

We have design ideas which we would like to have drawn up for a barn style home at Okoroire, Tirau, South Waikato

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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! polintellpainting.club

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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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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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Glenbrook design

Joined July 2014

Glenbrook Design has been designing and providing BC and RC documentation for at least 15 years. We specialize in providing all documentation to the councils to facilitate the clients specific project and follow through to the Code Compliance Certificate stage. We will keep with in the decided budget and our aim is to design above the standard Building Code.

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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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Intricate Developments Limited

Joined August 2020

You name it we do it. Intricate Developments is a team of qualified and highly skilled professionals using top quality products giving top quality services. We do it all from foundations, walls, roofs, plaster, paint, kitchens, bathrooms and much much more. We cover the whole north island, no job is to big or to small. If you only want quality get in touch with us today regarding a quote. Call...

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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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