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

House extension

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Subdivision Application

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am applying to sub-divide my property and require a 3 bedroom house drawn up for council approval whilst working closely with the surveyors in Pukekohe

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Bayly Road Barn Style

Posted 5 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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Standalone garage

Posted 3 months ago

Drawings to apply for building consent of standalone single garage

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Working Drawings Required

Posted 1 week ago

Working drawings required for 70sqm house with double garage.

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Design and get Consent - Home, Garage & Deck

Posted 1 year 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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Home

Posted 1 year 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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Draughtsman required

Posted 6 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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Design and plans for extension into side return

Posted 1 year 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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10 square dwelling

Posted 7 months ago

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

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Yes

Posted 1 month ago

Structural plan for build

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House designs

Posted 6 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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Small Renovation Requires Floor plans and elevation plans

Posted 5 months 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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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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Oversee

Posted 7 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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Bathroom Installation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We require a draftsman to do drawings for us of a new bathroom so we can submit to council

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Permit application plans - Waikato DC

Posted 2 months ago

We need permit application plans for near identical 70m2 relocatable dwellings to be located within Waikato District Council (Matangi). Would prefer a draughtsperson experienced with relocatables and who is available immediately.

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1st story deck

Posted 3 months 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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AutoCAD Drafting

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Drawings Architect Design

Posted 3 months 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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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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Architext

Joined May 2014

Hi we are registered architects that have been operating in the Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Coromandel area for 24 years. We have worked on residential, commercial,tourist accommodation and education projects of all sizes. We like to work with our clients collaboratively and provide a design outcome that we can all be proud of.

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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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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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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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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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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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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner S. Agar has been a builder for the past 15 years and business owner for 8. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working crew are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize in high-end architectural builds and major renovations, we are also available for the smaller job...

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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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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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Woven Architects Limited

Joined October 2017

Hi, I'm a Registered Architect in Hamilton. I would love to provide you with design services for new builds or renovations. I aim to offer personalised and friendly design services. Free initial meeting and quote.

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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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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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Glenbrook design

Joined July 2014

Glenbrook Design has been designing new houses and renovations both residential and commercial, and providing BC (Building Consent) and RC (Resource Consent) documentation for more than 15 years. We specialize in providing all documentation to the councils to facilitate the clients specific project and follow through to the BC approval and the issue of the consent. The documentation for CCC (Cod...

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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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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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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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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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