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

Building Consent Dwg

Posted 3 months ago

Drawing and spec required for building consent application to reclad bach and repair soffits.

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Bayly Road Barn Style

Posted 8 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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Oversee

Posted 10 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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Yes

Posted 4 months ago

Structural plan for build

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Draughtsman required

Posted 9 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 Renovations

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to renovate 1950's house. Have a clear idea of what we are after, move fire place, build new bathroom, add one bedroom, remove wall requires a structural beam, change existing bathroom and laundry and second lounge to turn into a kitchen and lounge.

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House and garage design

Posted 3 months ago

We require garage and house plans to be drawn up.

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Working drawings for new garage.

Posted 1 month ago

I'm after someone to draw some plans for my new garage/sleepout to send to council. I have already drawn what I want just need someone capable of doing the bracing etc and send through to council.

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Looking for a draftsman

Posted 2 months ago

I am looking for a simple design for a commercial space division to do some internal renovations. It will not need any council permission and it going to be only for builder and myself to understand the internal changes plan.

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Standalone garage

Posted 7 months ago

Drawings to apply for building consent of standalone single garage

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Bathroom Installation

Posted 4 months ago

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

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House designs

Posted 9 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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Studio workshop

Posted 1 week ago

9 by 6 m clerestory workshop.

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Subdivision Application

Posted 4 months 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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1st story deck

Posted 6 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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Working Drawings Required

Posted 4 months ago

Working drawings required for 70sqm house with double garage.

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Permit application plans - Waikato DC

Posted 6 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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Creating a master bedroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

We want to change our attached garage into our master bedroom, and add in an ensuite bathroom and a walk in wardrobe into the room too. I need some help with the whole process please.

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Drawings Architect Design

Posted 7 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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Small Renovation Requires Floor plans and elevation plans

Posted 8 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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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Devani Architecture Limited

Joined January 2020

Devani is a boutique architectural practice dedicated to delivering bespoke construction and renovation designs for residential, commercial and infrastructure projects.

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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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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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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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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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Enhanced renovations ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi there Enhanced renovations are here to make your renovating experience easy and enjoyable from start to finish. With over 18 years of renovating experience we have a high standard and an eye for detail and we aim to work alongside your budget for you to receive the best value for money. If your looking for an affordable, quality renovating service with devoted builders to add value to you...

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