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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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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 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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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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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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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.

Site plan

Posted 1 year ago

We need a site plan showing items on the site including Gross coverage Permeable area Outdoor living space New garage location Daylight workings for garage Drainage location Urgently within next two weeks.

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Design for beam replacing load baring wall

Posted 11 months ago

Please see below details of the wall i'm looking to take out between the kitchen and living area. This is load bearing for the 2nd story. There is an existing beam covering a short distance which would be removed and replaced with a new full length beam. I also highlighted another wall which will be removed in case relevant, I understand its not load bearing.

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Extension

Posted 1 year ago

2 bedroom and laundry extension for our converted garage

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Storm water design plan

Posted 2 years ago

I need a storm water design for a 48m2 unit. 2 rainwater tanks are serving my unit and a plan for water over flow is needed as soon as you can.

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Additions and alterations to residential property

Posted 5 months ago

We would like to convert a small room into an en-suite bathroom, extend a current bathroom and give it another entrance, convert an office/conservatory into a bedroom and current single garage into a lounge. In addition I would like to add a double garage.

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Drawing plans

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking for someone to come have a look at our place as we are wanting to add a story. Would you be able to assist us with this ?

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Outside the square

Posted 1 year ago

We would like some plans for a house built out of non treated timber( not sure about the piles ) something along the lines of being carbon neutral. Around 200sqm 3 or 4 bed 2 bath. Timber cladding outside and inside, trusses and posts and wooden floors. Preferably before xmas.

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Plans for council submission to enclose carport & connect to existing garage.

Posted 3 months ago

We would like plans drawn up for submission to Waipa Distric Councils - Alpha One Building Consent system. This will include the creation of sufficient plans, specifications and/or manufacturers literature for your plans (please keep products available at Mitre10, Bunnings, or PlaceMakers ) The plans will need to include enclosing the existing attached carport which has electricity. We want to turn this room into a laundry with windows likley looking both directions. We want to attach...

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Conversion of existing room in home to a bedroom with ensuite

Posted 2 months ago

Existing 2 bedroom home. Converting a room within the existing structure to a third bedroom with a small ensuite. Need drawings that can be submitted to council to obtain consent for this work. See photos attached. On the floor plan, The room we are converting is the one labelled “Room 3 x 5.3”. We have already created a hallway, with a door at the end (where the wardrobes are located on this drawing) and closed off the old doorway into the room, and removed the wardrobes. The room is str...

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Draftsman required

Posted 10 months ago

I need drawings for a garage to self contained conversion and new attached garage. These need to be submitted to council and should be adequate to attain Building consent. Happy to talk through the specifics over phone/email

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Building a house

Posted 5 days ago

We have just bought a section and are inquiring into draftsman. We are looking at building a straightforward house. We're planning to build a 50 square metre garage with sleepout first, and then a 140 square metre house after that.

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House Reno Design

Posted 1 year ago

We would like an architectural design to do up our 1960ish house. We will be looking at: - An updated kitchen. - An internal access garage. - Replacing our wood burner fire with a wetback design. - Adding a master bedroom with an ensuite and walk in wardrobe. -Replacing our wooden window frames with double glazed aluminium. - Replacing our tool shed and wood shed with another garage design. We would like to start this process around Christmas time so we need the designs done immediately...

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Bathroom drafting

Posted 3 months ago

Draw up some plans for a bathroom in outdoor sleepout and submit to council to get consent.

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Clark Lane Job

Posted 1 year ago

we require drafting services for a new build for council consent.

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Plans to add a 4th bedroom needed

Posted 1 year ago

Need a cost for and plans drawn up for adding a fourth bedroom to our house cambridge. Looking for something simple and affordable, nothing architectural.

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Renovation

Posted 4 days ago

We would like to do some renovation to our house. Looking for someone to draw plans to see what can be done

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Consent Amendment Needed

Posted 2 months ago

Have building consent package completed and consented for a unit. Need to update construction of walls from existing block to new timber framing and adjust foundations plan.

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Drafting Plans for Wharepuhunga Renovations/Extension/Deck

Posted 2 years ago

We're looking for a quote for plans to be drawn up for a renovations/extension/deck project and submitted to council. We are located in rural Wharepuhunga, part of Otorohanga district, approximately 40 mins from Te Awamutu/Otorohanga/Cambridge. Currently the old cottage is approximately 80m2, and we're looking to expand to approximately 120m2. We've modelled our plans in SketchUp. Please find attached some screenshots of the plans, as well as overhead measurements of the plan and overhead mea...

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Architects

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for an affordable architect to drow a house plan

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Otto Dwelling

Posted 1 year ago

we are looking for someone to design our new Project

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 197,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Site plan

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom drafting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Design for beam replacing load baring wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Site plan

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom drafting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Design for beam replacing load baring wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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L Framing Limited

Joined November 2019

Thank you for taking an interest in L.Framing, whether it may be for Renovations, building or any of our services we would like to thank you. L.Framing is a company that takes pride in our work in delivering competitive quotes and providing excellent service. We dedicate ourselves in providing services that meet deadlines while maintaining excellent services. Our employees have years of e...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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