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

Site plan

Posted 11 months 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 Plans for Wharepuhunga Renovations/Extension/Deck

Posted 1 year 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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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

Posted 2 years ago

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

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1954 Home

Posted 2 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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House Reno Design

Posted 10 months 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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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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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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Plans for Council consent & building specs

Posted 2 years ago

Require set of plans drawn up, from existing for an extension of a bedroom plus the attachment of a semidetached building to the current house.

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Plans and Schemes and Things

Posted 1 year 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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Otto Dwelling

Posted 1 month ago

we are looking for someone to design our new Project

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Outside the square

Posted 9 months 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 1 year 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 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 to add a 4th bedroom needed

Posted 11 months 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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Design for beam replacing load baring wall

Posted 1 month 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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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 10 months 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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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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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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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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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.thedrawingroom.nz

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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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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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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Intricate Developments Limited

Joined August 2020

You name it we do it. Intricate Developments is a team of qualified and highly skilled professionals using top quality products giving top quality services. We do it all from foundations, walls, roofs, plaster, paint, kitchens, bathrooms and much much more. We cover the whole north island, no job is to big or to small. If you only want quality get in touch with us today regarding a quote. Call...

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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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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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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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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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Alifant Design Studio

Joined July 2020

As a qualified carpenter with 20 years hands-on experience in residential renovation and design my construction solutions are cost effective and practical. All projects are designed to meet efficiency, constructability and outcome that suit the builder and the client. A good end to end plan makes the process far easier for all parties. Estimation and project management services also available.

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