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

Raneswood

Posted 4 months ago

Building 2 spec houses, 3-4 bedroooms ,Single level ... . Require plans and specifications to consent level . Have arranged builder,

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Draftsman

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking at building and have a builder sorted but need some plans drawn up. Something very simple and will be about 120sqm.

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Draughtsman for small retail unit

Posted 1 year 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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Draughts person for single story dwelling

Posted 3 months ago

Draughts person to draw up house plan around 200 m2 single story. We have floor plan drawn up to scale in basic graphic software but need this to be drawn up professionally. We also need the elevations drawn up - we have photos for front and rear of house (how we want roofline to look like etc). We need this done in the next few weeks.

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Building Consent application

Posted 11 months ago

We have a two storey 1950’s 5 bedroom house in Kaiapoi, Waimakariri, which we are looking to renovate. We require a designer to develop and complete the building consent application documents including application form, drawings, specification, producer statement (if required) and any other documentation required to support the building consent. We already have a builder that we would like to use to undertake the building works. The existing house construction comprises 100mm thick insitu conc...

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Shed Conversion

Posted 1 year 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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New build for rent plans needed

Posted 4 months ago

Plans for a house on a flat plot in north canterbury. For an investment to rent out. 4 bed 2 bath. Seeking a couple of key design features to add value but have a strict budget and needs to be an economical build. May be up to three houses more in future if good work.

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Architectural Draftsman needed

Posted 11 months ago

I am in the process of converting a 40ft refrigerated shipping container into a dwelling. I am looking for my concept to be drawn up by an architectural Draftsman which can then be given to my structural Engineer. As long as this Job is active I am still looking.

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House plans

Posted 1 year 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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Extension

Posted 1 year 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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Rear extension

Posted 10 months ago

Drawings and submission to council for rear extension to existing house. We have a good idea what we want, size, roof pitches, location. doors and windows etc. Need someone who can work quickly and get the application submitted ASAP as timing is important due to other work commitments.

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New House Build - Silverstream Subdivision 150 - 185sqm

Posted 1 year 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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Remodel

Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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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House alteration 87

Posted 1 year 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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New house design

Posted 11 months ago

Draughtsman to draw up our house design

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Alterations

Posted 11 months ago

We need someone to give us advice on an existing house that we want to convert, with a granny flat. The person will need to know about building requirements and TC3 land, We are looking to build a Double garage too. So the person would need to be able to drew up plans and know the process for submitting them to the council etc.

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Contract 3D Drafting

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Drafting work for small dwelling

Posted 2 months ago

I am after someone to draft a small house (56m2) in Eyrewell Forest ASAP...everything is ready to roll and builder can send through info containing rough plan/spec etc now.

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North Eyre

Posted 5 months ago

We have an architectural concept plan for an extension to our house kitchen, office, laundry, bathroom living room and would like a draughtsman to draw the plans up to the consent level for the council . We are looking to have this into the council by August and are looking for a price to do this job.

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Find Architects in Waimakariri

Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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 WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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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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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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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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Whimbrel Engineering & Architecture

Joined September 2020

In our architectural work we specialize in the design of small to medium size residential and commercial buildings, with a focus on carefully detailed and environmentally responsible new traditional architecture and considered alterations to heritage buildings.

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South Design 2008

Joined October 2010

Architectural draughting/design using 'AutoCAD ' on new dwellings, elderly units, extension/modifications, Apartments & Restaurant/bar redesigns. Communication skills. Typing skills. Background in Carpentry & Joinery

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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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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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Designshop Architecture

Joined September 2011

Hi there! We'd love to discuss your project with you! We listen carefully to give you what you need, offer valuable and relevant comment, and think outside the square to make sure you get "the best bang for buck"! And give you an estimate or preferably a fixed fee quote for our services. Designshop Architecture is an award winning business handling all sizes and types of project, new work, a...

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microbimm nz ltd

Joined January 2017

We deliver high quality Architectural Design/CAD Drafting Services 3D Modelling BIM - Building Information Modelling to our clients. Our highly skilled team of Architectural CAD Drafters have in-depth knowledge in simple to Intelligent Architectural CAD Drafting/3D Modelling Services as well as in delivering detailed set of Architectural Drawings and Construction Documents in accordance to the app...

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Saracen Architecture Limited

Joined August 2017

Hi, Saracen Architecture is a small architectural design and drafting company in Christchurch. We provide design and drafting services to builders and private homeowners who are looking for someone who listens to clients' ideas and their wish-list without a pre-ordained agenda, understands their budget constraints, is able to apply flair and innovation in design, provides a prompt & quality se...

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3DFactory Ltd

Joined June 2019

3D Factory is a boutique architectural design agency specialising in architectural design & photo-realistic imaging. With projects throughout New Zealand, the 3D Factory have experience that crosses many disciplines: from technically demanding earthquake re-builds in Christchurch, to multi-duplex developments in Auckland. We pride ourselves on the ability to combine architectural skill and tech...

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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 can also undertake certain commercial project of large sizes such as residential care & warehouse buildings having worked on these types of projects over the last few years . We have been in the building industry for over 30 years and have a wide range of building / construction knowledge....

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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 pride ourselves with our work quality, fast turnarounds and affordability.

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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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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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Boutique Architecture

Joined September 2021

We provide a complete bespoke service from conception to completion. Each project is assessed individually and tailored to your needs. We specialise in new builds & renovations. We use the latest in 3D visual software to bring your vision to life.

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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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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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