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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Move wall

Posted 3 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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New garage

Posted 2 years ago

Garage design, 6x8-9, pitched roof brick front to match the house.

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Residential Extension

Posted 2 years ago

We want to put an extension on our existing weatherboard home. Comprising lounge, master bedroom with ensuite and garage. We'd like to appoint an architect to deal with all the design/drafting and deal with the consenting process with Waimakariri Council.

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Concrete Block garage

Posted 4 months 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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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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House plans

Posted 1 week 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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Remodel

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Sleepout

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Harry's garage

Posted 1 year 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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Basel

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Concept plans

Posted 3 years ago

Draftsperson needed to design a 210-225sqm house on a semi-rural section. The plan will need to suit the local solar and wind conditions and the driveway/services locations. Draftsperson should have experience in 3D software and knowledge of how to keep construction costs acceptable.

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RENOVATE B

Posted 2 years ago

Reno project, refit kitchen and bathroom. Small utility extesion. Conservatory. Recall side house. Plans needed for consents etc. Have a builder.Plans only.

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Loburn plans

Posted 1 year 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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New garage 2

Posted 1 year 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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Our new house

Posted 3 years ago

House plans drawn for new build. Small 4 bedroom house. Have a floor plan to use.

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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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Draughtsperson

Posted 6 months 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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Design

Posted 2 years ago

Opening new store need council requirements to fulfill

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New garage

Posted 2 years ago

need drawings for permit for lean to type double garage - sefton area ie to attach to existing garage block wall

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StoneBridge

Joined January 2020

Hello, We've been in the commercial cleaning business specializing cleaning for large businesses for the last 12 years. While we do specialize in commercial cleaning we also do a number of jobs in Carpet Cleaning and private construction & renovations. We are very professional and work hard and pride ourselves in the quality of service we provide, competitive quotes and customer satisfaction.

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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.grantweekesarchitects.co.nz I'm happy to look at any size project.

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SOLE Residential Design

Joined August 2017

Hi! I am am Architectural Designer, specialising in Alteration, Extension's, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovations and New-build Residential Projects. Also experienced and qualified in Industrial / Commercial renovations, fit-outs and new builds. Many references available, upfront costs and Builder recommendations. I am a great communicator, easy going, practical and detailed in my design. Working...

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Devani Architecture Limited

Joined January 2020

Qualified Draftsman working from home office. Hardworking, reliable and committed to deliver accurate and quality construction documentation to my clients.

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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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OM Design

Joined December 2019

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

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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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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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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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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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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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Saracen Design & Drafting

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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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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Active Design

Joined June 2014

Kia Ora I am a licenced architectural designer ( LPB Design 2) . I have 20 years experience designing new homes, additions, commercial buildings, multi-unit apartments, retrofits, earthquake strengthening and tiny houses I can design your project, liaise with consultants, organise consents and get your plans ready for builders' quotes. Give me a call - I look forward to discussing your projec...

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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering

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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Think Construction Ltd.

Joined March 2010

Company Profile: We are a building company specialising in residential projects from small alterations to new house builds. We work with the client from the design concept through to the completion of your project (or anywhere in between). We work closely with designers (yours or ours), to ensure continuity and confidence in your build, from concept to completion. Personal Profile: Direct...

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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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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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Draughting Xpertise Ltd

Joined April 2007

We specialise in plans for New Build houses Additions, Alterations, and decks for council consent. Recently we have completed new house plans for Fusion Homes and Stonewood Homes, as well as for one off clients. 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 We work and reside i...

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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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