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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 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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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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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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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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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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1954 Home

Posted 3 years ago

Kitchen and dinning room draft and design. Support with gaining consent and correct measurements for ordering pre built kitchen cabinets and draws.

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Plans and Schemes and Things

Posted 2 years ago

Hi there, we would like to convert our internal double garage into bedrooms and an ensuite, so will need plans to put forward to the council. We are Cambridge, Waipa. Thanks

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Plans for room to grow

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking to add 35sqm on to our existing three bedroom, one-bathroom home on a 1000sqm flat section. We'd like to have some plans drawn up to include the addition as well as a couple of changes to our bathroom/toilet rooms to make room for a hallway through to the addition.

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Plans for deck cover

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, we're looking for a draftsman to draw up some simple plans for covering our deck. Over 20m2 so will need planning approval. Looking for chunky wooden framework with perhaps clearlite roofing but open to suggestions.

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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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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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Draftsman required

Posted 3 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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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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Storm water design plan

Posted 1 year 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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Clark Lane Job

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Drawing plans

Posted 1 year 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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Drafting for Relocatable cambridge

Posted 2 years ago

Relocating 70 sqm dwell onto rural property just on town boundary of Cambridge. Need to draft foundation, elevations, plumbing, electrical etc for Council submission

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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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Architect required for load bearing wall removal

Posted 2 years ago

Provide a plan to remove two load bearing walls from the kitchen and dining room to apply for council compliance and then pass on to a builder . Ceiling has large exposed beams.

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Otto Dwelling

Posted 5 months ago

we are looking for someone to design our new Project

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Internal alterations

Posted 2 years ago

Creative redesign of internal walls of 100 square metre house. We want someone who can understand our wishes and innovate in order to provide the best use of the limited space. I have the existing floor plan and photos available. We also need it done fairly soon - within the next month.

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Extension

Posted 1 year ago

2 bedroom and laundry extension for our converted garage

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Plans

Posted 3 years ago

Plans for deck and extension of roof to cover the deck.

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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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Design for beam replacing load baring wall

Posted 5 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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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter! polintellpainting.club

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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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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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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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mdl architects

Joined December 2010

We are a small practice formed in 2006 and have practiced since 1994. We are qualified draftspeople and architects and specialize in domestic alterations and new work. Fantastic rates and strong visual presentation of designs through the latest CAD technology that will show exactly how the new work will appear. It is our personal philosophy to make the design and construction experience an enjo...

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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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Glenbrook design

Joined July 2014

Glenbrook Design has been designing and providing BC and RC documentation for at least 15 years. We specialize in providing all documentation to the councils to facilitate the clients specific project and follow through to the Code Compliance Certificate stage. We will keep with in the decided budget and our aim is to design above the standard Building Code.

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Kitchen Cabinets and Stones

Joined November 2020

Kitchen Cabinets and Stones is a premium manufacturer, supplier and installer of top quality European Kitset Kitchens, Kitchenettes, modular flat packed Kitchen Cabinets and Accessories, having showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch. Our aim is to provide a quick, easy and budget friendly solution to building a new Kitchen. From complete new kitche...

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GT Survey

Joined January 2020

GT Survey is a small firm located in Cambridge, but our service extends to the greater Waikato, Bay of Plenty & recently Auckland regions. We specialise in Civil & Engineering Survey's, but are qualified and experienced to complete all types of surveying and development projects, larger or small. • Subdivision's – Resource Consent Applications, Land...

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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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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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AW Designs

Joined December 2019

Having worked for a well known high end residential architectural practice based in central Auckland for the past 5 years, as a respected Project Architect, I enjoy the whole package approach - from concept to keys hand over. With experience in client relationships, detailed design, drafting, project and contract management, (including on-site observations) for a range of high end architectural...

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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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3drenderstudio co nz trading as Boztech Ltd

Joined September 2017

We offer all kinds of Architectural Concept Design and Full Working Drawings, we can do work throughout New Zealand. Also specialists in 3d images and video 🎥

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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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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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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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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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