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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Extension

Posted 3 months 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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New house design

Posted 1 month ago

Draughtsman to draw up our house design

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Draw plans for 75sqmtr house

Posted 6 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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Move wall

Posted 1 year 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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House plans

Posted 11 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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New House Build - Silverstream Subdivision 150 - 185sqm

Posted 4 months 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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House alteration 87

Posted 10 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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Alterations

Posted 1 month 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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Draughtsman for small retail unit

Posted 5 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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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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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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Contract 3D Drafting

Posted 7 months ago

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

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Sleepout

Posted 2 years ago

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

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House plans

Posted 2 years 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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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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Old Bach to family home

Posted 2 years 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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Building Consent application

Posted 1 month 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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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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Architectural Draftsman needed

Posted 1 month 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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Shed Conversion

Posted 5 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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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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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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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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Styles Civil Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi All, We cover all your outdoor and underfloor needs , Literally all your needs!! Our quality and pride in our work is second to none and ensure our clients are 100% happy upon completion. I hope to talk soon for your free no obligation quote!!!

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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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Macon Ltd

Joined September 2020

Engineering and Design Services with Project Management and Costs also available. EQC assessments and reports and assist to challenge the insurance and or EQC

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samuel Banks Design

Joined April 2019

Architectural Design and Structural Draughting Service. I have 26+ formal years’ experience in the design and building industry as an architectural design and structural draughtsperson with an NZCD (arch) qualification and am a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) with licence class Design Level 2. I have carried out the design and drawings for many residential internal alterations and exten...

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Angus Chisholm Builders Limited

Joined June 2020

Angus Chisholm Builders Limited is a Christchurch based residential building business directed by Angus Chisholm, a Registered Master Builder and Licensed Building Practitioner, who has been successfully and competently building houses in Canterbury for over 17 years. Laura Chisholm, BE Civil (Hons), MEngNZ, wife and fellow Director, has been devoted to the business for over 7 years providing exce...

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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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