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The Benefits of Building a Conservatory

Posted 22/10/14

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Choosing and Using an Architect

Posted 05/10/12

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

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Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in New Zealand Homes

Posted 13/05/15

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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Architect, Draughtsman or Builder - Who Do You Need?

Posted 10/09/13

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Convert garage to extra bedroom with an ensuit

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, This job has two parts. 1) I would like to convert my garage to an extra bedroom. 2) I will like to add an extra toilet to our existing bathroom. First I need to see if this is feasible. I'm attaching all my property files with this. These are the things I would like to know. * Feasibility of the project (is this doable) * Do I need council approval for it? * Quote for the first design (architectural design) I'm attaching all relevant documents including the property...

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Architectural work for industrial building fit out - Urgent start

Posted 8 hours ago

Our new transport depot starts construction next month at Westgate. We are responsible for our own client fit out and as such need to engage an architect to design some aspects of the fit out and to support our contractors consultants and to manage all consents. Through various delays, we are now in an URGENT position of needing someone who can start now. This is NOT a big piece of work but requires some solid experience to navigate between a developers base build and our client fit out. Thi...

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Convert my garage to a livable space

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, First of all please excuse the mess you see in these photos. I didn't want to wait until I clear everything. This is my garage and I want to convert this space to a livable area with a bedroom, bathroom and a small kitchen (granny flat). 1. I'm attaching few photos of the actual space. 2. I'm attaching a 3d drawing of the space with dimensions. First I want to know if this is even feasible and if I can get council approval for it. If there are any questions or if you want more...

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Kitchen Reno’s and new deck

Posted 4 days ago

Drafting drawings for the removal of a load bearing wall and installation of a lamenated beam. Redesign of kitchen layout and renovate deck to include canatalevered area and roof cover

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Ensuite Build

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting to build an ensuite off a master bedroom. Approx 3 metres by 2metres. Also wanting someone to submit/manage the consents required for the job. Currently there is a deck in the place of where we want the ensuite. Time frame- 2-4 months.

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Attic Stair

Posted 1 month ago

The attic stair arms are bent, it's now dangerous as it can fall open if there is wind. Would like a quote please

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Draughting

Posted 1 month ago

We require a draughts person to draw plans required by council for building consent of our ground level space with new kitchen, dining , bathroom and living.

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Second attached dwelling

Posted 2 months ago

One BR, Living, Kitchen, Bath room & Toilet

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Large Deck over 1.5m off the ground

Posted 1 month ago

I am keen to speak to a draughtsperson and get a quote for a large deck I want built at the rare of my house. It is over 1.5m off the ground and I have the property file available.

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Draughtsman - new build

Posted 2 months ago

I’m looking for a draughtsman for a 65 sqm 2 bdrm, 2 storey home on my current property in West Harbour. Currently a consented sleepout, the sleepout will be removed and using the same foundation area for the build. Plumbing and electrics there, will need it’s own water/power meter, sewage etc. Already engaged with the council, it’s doable, building consent needed no resource consent as sleepout already has one. Please contact only if you have done this type of project. Cheers

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Minor dwelling Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, We have a garage below our house that has been converted into a dwelling. We are looking to add a kitchenette, second bedroom as well as do any needed structural changes to get the property consented by the council. Was looking for someone to come have a look at the place and give us a quote on the work to be done. Pictures of the how it currently looks are attached.

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Converting garage to living room and bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a draftperson to do the design of converting a garage into a living room with a bathroom, and submit the drawing to Auckland Council. Current garage connected with a bedroom and laundry room.

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Block base extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wanting to extend the block base of my house will extending the deck on top of it. Want to know if it can be done.

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Drafting a bedsit with bathroom and kitchenette

Posted 1 month ago

Bedsit is rumpus room of house it has plumbing for vanity but not the kitchenette or toilet or shower and we want it drafted so we can get consent for bathroom and kitchenette and sent to council for building consent , easy job.

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Garage consent to self contained

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, We have a garage below our house that has been converted into a dwelling. We are looking to add a kitchenette, second bedroom as well as do any needed structural changes to get the property consented by the council. Was looking for someone to come have a look at the place and give us a quote on the work to be done. Pictures of how it currently looks are attached.

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A frame house

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to redesign an a frame floor plan to create open and more flow

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Converting existing unit from bedroom to 3 bedroom

Posted 1 month ago

See floor plan attached, looking to convert from 2 bedroom to 3 bedrooms. If plumbing can remain in the same place then that will be great. Hoping to do this with minimal cost.

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New House Design

Posted 3 weeks ago

New House design. Required Arcitech

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Center house retrofit

Posted 2 months ago

re do piles and move two small bedrooms into one with new bath laundry and office ground floor. master suite second floor. approx area 7200 x 9000 cm have rough sketch of what we want. up to 9 meters. resource consent required if can help with that also

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Plan for a toilet

Posted 2 weeks ago

I need an architect to do plan for adding a toilet to a downstairs levels which currently doesn't have this facility. Along with assisting with building consent too. Thanks

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 191,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Extension drafting needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Duplex Design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Conversion - Renewed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Glen Eden Renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Architecturo Architects

Joined May 2020

ARCHITECTURO is a New Zealand registered architectural practice. Both our directors have over 20 years of work experience. Our company offers a range of services to ensure projects achieve a holistic integrity that meets our client’s needs in the most cost effective and timely manner. Being an NZIA (New Zealand Institute of Architects) practice, we understand our role as architects and are comm...

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Sprout Architects Ltd

Joined January 2019

My wife and I run a client focused, small and agile architectural practice specialising in residential alterations, extensions and new-builds. We have run our practise together since 2015 and have been in the industry for over a decade. Our collective experience covers building and resource consents for multi-unit residential developments including apartment buildings, commercial fitouts; from...

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Nuri Construction Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi, We are experts in renovation works and building new houses being in the construction business for the last 18 years. We are capable of doing any job whether it is big or small. We pride in meeting deadlines and project completions, we can also work on Saturdays when things need to be done. Also we are confident about our competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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Sketch One Limited

Joined March 2021

LBP Qualified, Experience in regulatory and 8 years of designing/drafting with experience on site and great understanding of construction. LBP Qualified Builder (Adam) 15 years construction and project management.

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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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Philip Dorward Architecture

Joined March 2019

Hi, Im a recent graduate. I have a Diploma in Architectural Technology and am looking for jobs to work on. I can help with new house design, tiny house, renovations etc.

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Space Artisan

Joined May 2010

Hello! I am a graduate in Architecture, LBP (Design), ADNZ, with over 19 years of experience in NZ and another 10 years overseas. We are a small team based in Mt. Roskill. Have done dozens of residential & commercial developments including new sub-divisions, new residences, childcare centers and also additions and alterations. Have sub-contracted for Auckland firms `Jasmax', `VRLA', `Hames Sharle...

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Commres contractors ltd

Joined May 2016

****COMMRES COMPANY PROFILE 2017*** Commres is a L.B.P Company - (Foundation/Carpentry/Site 2 & Sub-trade partners). Commres is a proud member of NEW ZEALAND SITE SAFE. Commres is a part of the EMPLOYSURE NEW ZEALAND Health & Safety umbrella. Commres are committed to its Motto... BUILD WITH PURPOSE – Family/Goals/Future. BUILD WITH PRIDE – Workmanship/Standards/Respect. BUILD WITH PASSION...

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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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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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Pahnia Skinner Architecture Ltd

Joined February 2017

Experienced freelance Designer with a solid working background in the construction industry for 15 years available to accomodate all projects needs from small renovations,bathroom design to new house builds,sub divisions and council consultation.Diploma in Draughting + Architectural Degree,specialising in all aspects of design documentation from 3D models,concept design to full working drawings fo...

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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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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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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering Consultants

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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W3

Joined August 2017

A design focused practice providing a full range of architectural services from project establishment, concept design, design documentation to completion. We can work with you on both residential and commercial projects. Architectural Services - Registered Architect www.w3collective.space

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Jeffries Construction

Joined July 2017

Family business specialising in high quality efficient workmanship. A Qualified builder and LBP with over 18 years experience in commercial and residential construction. You can rest assured knowing that your project is in capable hands. Please feel free to have a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for more reviews and work history. BCITO, LBP, HazardCo

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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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Smith Architects Office

Joined July 2019

Smith Architects Office is an architectural practice set up in 2015 based in Auckland, New Zealand. We offer a full professional service, including design, documentation, design management and contract observation. Our practice can be involved in every aspect of your project including kitchen, bathroom, interior lighting design and also hard landscaping. Our focus is residential design including n...

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Paragon Solutions

Joined November 2014

Hi, my name is Shane and I am a qualified Architectural Designer in Auckland. I specialise in "As Built Drawings" and I'm a preferred choice by architects in Auckland to produce high quality drawings. I pride myself in my professionalism, and my attention to detail ensures that my work is thoroughly. I am also available for Residential Building Consents required for New Decks, Bathroom Addit...

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