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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Extension

Posted 1 year ago

2 bedroom and laundry extension for our converted garage

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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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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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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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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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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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Internal alterations

Posted 3 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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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 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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Bathroom drafting

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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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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Additions and alterations to residential property

Posted 2 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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Design for beam replacing load baring wall

Posted 8 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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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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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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Draftsman required

Posted 6 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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Architects

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for an affordable architect to drow a house plan

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Otto Dwelling

Posted 8 months ago

we are looking for someone to design our new Project

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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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Architext

Joined May 2014

Hi we are registered architects that have been operating in the Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Coromandel area for 24 years. We have worked on residential, commercial,tourist accommodation and education projects of all sizes. We like to work with our clients collaboratively and provide a design outcome that we can all be proud of.

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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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COFORM Architectural Design Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a 27-year old male architectural designer & draughtsman, with a Bachelor of architectural studies with a major in Interior Architecture. I have 5 years of working experience, designing low end to high-end architectural jobs. As a result of me designing your dream home, whether it is a new build, an alteration to an existing home, low end or high end; you will have an aesthetically...

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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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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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Woven Architects Limited

Joined October 2017

Hi, I'm a Registered Architect in Hamilton. I would love to provide you with design services for new builds or renovations. I aim to offer personalised and friendly design services. Free initial meeting and quote.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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