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

House plans

Posted 1 year ago

We have a floor plan of a house design we like. We are looking for an architect who can provide working drawings.

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Shed Conversion

Posted 2 months ago

Converting a pole shed to a dwelling, currently permitted for office storage and bathroom. Adding 2 bedrooms and en-suite to existing shed space. We have obtained a engineers report which states everything complies with council requirements.

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Draughtsman for small retail unit

Posted 2 months ago

Draughtsman required to draw planning for Council's requirement. The unit to be built will be retail in 6.5 meter x 6 meter (APPROX) space.

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New House Build - Silverstream Subdivision 150 - 185sqm

Posted 3 weeks ago

Needing a draftsperson for a build being completed by a small North Canterbury building business. 413sqm section acquired in Stage 5 of Silverstream development. Needing concept plans drawn up within 20 working days to satisfy section sale contract. We are wanting a draftsperson who is skilled at creating a bespoke home, tailored to our wishes while making the most of our budget.

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Concrete Block garage

Posted 1 year ago

Will require plans drawn to submit to the Waimakariri district council for a double concrete block garage. - replacing existing one. Will be using the ... blocks ,( usually called 400) Walls 2.4m high. Present garage size 7.7 x 6.1 but will go with what fits block size best. eg 6x7.2 ? One side of garage will be 600mm from boundary so blocks etc fire rated. Double garage door, side door & 1 window. Colour steel roof, and guttering. Have engineering firm 'on board'.

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Sleepout

Posted 1 year ago

Need a drawing done of the sleep out I'm building

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Draughtsperson

Posted 1 year ago

Draw up our plans for tiny house to present to council for concent application. Were given misleading info .Have started building so urgent!

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Harry's garage

Posted 2 years ago

I need a quote to draw plans for a single garage on tc2 land. Board and battern at 400mm centres and long run roof.

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Loburn plans

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking to get plans drawn for a 3 bed 130/180m single lvl. barn style house to tender for a steel frame kit as an owner/builder. We are in Rolleston, build is Loburn

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Remodel

Posted 9 months ago

Want to fill in porch & take out part of two load bearing walls & put in new aluminium

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Draw plans for 75sqmtr house

Posted 3 months ago

draw and supply new house plans for 75sq mtr home to be built on rear section in Kaiapoi behind an existing house

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Old Bach to family home

Posted 1 year ago

Stage 1 -Enclose area to make a single bedroom / office, replace existing window and move second window to create French door, appropriately fit out large wardrobe design in bedroom 2 and build wardrobe through wall from bedroom 3. Stage 2 - build out entrance to include current decking and become dining, casual seating space (atrium type), shifting front entrance and redesign kitchen, dining and lounge open plan.

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Extension

Posted 1 week ago

Hi need a quote on a straight forward basic 43.2sm extension on existing property . Addition will be on the existing gable end of the property . Property current length 18.2 with an additional 6 metres added width 7.2 m We have original drawing

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House alteration 87

Posted 7 months ago

We have a 1980's house in Rangiora that had a major extension in 2002. We now wish to demolish the original portion and rebuild as an extension to the 2002 portion. Exiting house is around ... to be demolished and 280m2 to be rebuilt. We have a draft design of what we want. looking for a competent Draftsperson/designer to improve our concept and produce plans to Building consent stage.

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Move wall

Posted 11 months ago

We need plans and documentation suitable to get Council approval to move a 2 m long bracing wall sideways 500mm

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Contract 3D Drafting

Posted 3 months ago

We have some Aluminium extrusion concepts needing developing into 3D for evaluation

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Basel

Posted 2 years ago

I am planning to buy land 1070m2 I want built 2 unit in this. Section

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New garage 2

Posted 2 years ago

need drawings for permit for lean to type double garage 6.6m x 6m - sefton area ie to attach to existing garage block wall - prices under $1000

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House plans

Posted 8 months ago

I need to get a floor plan approved by an architect for a build I'm planning for next year.

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House plan/drafting

Posted 2 years ago

I'm after a set of residential house plans to be drawn up on 170m2 house on TC2 land. We require a set of drafts to be sumbmitted to purchase a block of land and are looking for a quote for a set of these. We have an idea in mind for the shape, dimensions etc that we want.

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Click Works

Joined February 2008

Click Works is a Dunedin based company specialising in Architectural Design and Drafting work. We service clients all around NZ with current projects in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Central Otago. From a simple renovation through to large scale residential builds, apartment blocks and light commercial - we've significant experience in all. We also provide a draughting service...

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FOCO NZ

Joined July 2019

Project Management Consultancy and Coaching In addition to providing professional services to clients, I have expertise in contract law which is transferable across the disciplines. FOCO provides training to Architects, Engineers and Contractors who are starting out or who are simply resource constrained in the following areas: - Building contract/sub-contract preparation, review or advic...

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Kairos Design Group ltd

Joined April 2019

Kairos Design Group is a multi-disciplined architectural practice; residential renovations to commercial retail fit outs. From decks and kitchen renovations through to bar and office fit-outs. 13+ year experience, licensed building practitioner and Architectural designers of nz member. KDG has the knowledge and connections to be with you, step by step, through entire architectural design proc...

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Lammas Architects Limited

Joined August 2019

Architecture + Interiors. Registered Architects NZIA Practice Stephen established Lammas Architects Limited in 2019, with over 13 years of professional experience gained in New Zealand working for 3 leading architecture practices. He is a talented designer with a proven ability in the management of project teams, and works closely with consultants and contractors while maintaining a strong...

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Toni Thomas Design

Joined November 2012

Architectural design and draughting for concept drawings and working drawings, building consent documentation and applications - full range of services offered by a licensed, competent, very experienced, easy going, and practical designer with a good eye for detail. Free initial consultation offered.

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Grant Weekes architect

Joined July 2018

All types of architectural work new house design alterations. I have over 30 years experience some of my work is displayed on my web page www. ... .nz I'm happy to look at any size project.

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AP Design Ltd

Joined January 2020

We welcome you to one of Christchurch’s leading technical drawing design firms. AP Design has seen over a decade of success and continues to focus with developing the Commercial, Educational and Multi-Residential buildings, throughout New Zealand. Our new and innovative projects spread from Auckland to Central Otago, offering clients personalised design and cost-effective solutions. We pride our...

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Draughting Xpertise Ltd

Joined April 2007

We specialise in plans for New Build houses, Additions, Alterations, and decks for council consent. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years and have a wide range of building / construction knowledge. Member of Design Association of New Zealand

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Form Builders

Joined July 2020

We are a Christchurch building company with loads of experience and a true passion for helping people build their homes. With a unique skill combination of joinery, building, design and communication, Form Builders take the worry out of all building projects. Form Builders are Licensed Building Practitioners and are also recognised as Accredited Earthquake Repairers in the Canterbury region. W...

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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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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering Consultants

Joined August 2014

We are committed to offer structural engineering and drafting design services and to serve you with quality and value. Our design team is highly skilled and has years of experience. We promise to always provide value and outstanding service, regardless of your lifestyle need, design preference, or budget constraint. We provide affordable qoutes and then completing jobs on budget and on schedule.

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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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OM Design

Joined December 2019

A qualified architectural designer with 12 years of experience in the industry, I specialise in residential projects. I provide complete building consent documentation, from complex architecturally designed houses to basic dwelling alterations.

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Studio Soul

Joined August 2017

Hi there, We are a highly experienced Architectural Design company, specialising in new homes and alterations, including Bathroom and Kitchen renovations. Also experienced and qualified in Industrial / Commercial renovations, fit-outs, and new builds. Many references available, upfront costs and Builder recommendations. Great open / clear communicatio with pratical and detailed design....

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ARKI DESIGN AND DRAFTING LIMITED

Joined January 2020

We are a qualified and experienced Design and drafting team with over 10 years of experience in the residential and commercial sector. We offer drafting services to builders and to fellow designers if they have full capacity. We pride ourselves with our work quality, fast turnarounds and affordability.

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dbc Design and Building Compliance

Joined July 2016

We offer a full design service for sizes of building projects. Our knowledge of the building code and Building Act will save you money. We offer compliance reporting (Fire Report, Accessibility Reports and Certificates of Acceptance with your delaingswith Council.

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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Minimal Design Christchurch

Joined July 2020

Minimal design does not mean basic, barren or small, but a thoughtful simplification of the design, consent, build and maintenance process to minimise expense and maximise the efficient use of our natural resources. Our design ethos and style are applied to every project through thoughtful planning, logical solutions, quality materials and a constant consideration for the environment. We believ...

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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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Samuel Banks Design

Joined April 2019

Architectural Design and Structural Draughting Service. I have 23+ formal years experience in the design and building industry as an architectural and structural draughtsperson with an NZCD (arch) qualification. I am happy to discuss extensions or alterations, new or rebuilds for residential, commercial and industrial projects. With structure varying from timber framed, precast concrete til...

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