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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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House extension

Posted 1 month ago

Concept plans need drawing for a bed room extension. Need ideas of what we could do and costs.

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Draughting Services

Posted 1 month ago

Kitset home - ... .nz - 80m2 - 3 Bedroom Info here - ... Will be provided with geotech, surveying report and online wastewater dispersal documentation Need draughtsman to prepare drawings and application for Building Consent and Resource Consent. Will require an initial site visit and then a quote.

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Looking for an architect

Posted 2 weeks ago

1. Planning up to convert my garage to sleep-out. Need some help on proper design for consent. 2. Converting a storage unit to house - possibly demolish the old building and build a new house. Please contact me for more information. Thanks

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Home extension

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to extend my existing home. Having more living room space and also more bedrooms downstairs. Looking to maximize the existing home with the land it has got.

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Add toilet plus shower

Posted 2 weeks ago

Wanting to: - delete internal door to create en-suite from the existing semi-en-suite. Add toilet pan to this room Then in existing laundry: - delete external door and place new corner shower there ( note this is the only other external door to the house, other than front door) - place new Vanity in those room also Need existing vs proposed drawn up to submit for council consent for new sanitary fixtures. Price to perform consenting works also

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Architectural design for re-clad of factory

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our factory is currently clad in corrugated iron and block work. We would like to update its look. we are thinking Apolic and replacing the windows will do the job. So looking for someone to provide drawings assuming we need consents under the new regs. Please e-mail questions queries quotes. I am not available by phone. I have old paper plans from when the building was constructed...

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Turn sleep out into minor dwelling

Posted 3 months ago

We would like for our sleep out to be turned into a minor dwelling. It is currently 3mx5m. We would potentially like to turn it into something that has a bedroom and a bath.

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Need drawings for deck to be consented by Council

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have the concept in mind but need drawings for a deck which requires Council consent, and help liaising with Council. We may also need drawings for retaining walls, although we have geotechs who can do the engineering designs for those. Looking for draftsperson rather than architect as not a complex job.

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Concept Design

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, We are going to build a new home (Home & Income house concept). We are thinking to build 280-300 sqm. Can someone provide few design ideas (at least 3). Section is sloppy and I already have the Geo tech and Topo Survey done. Thanks

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New house construction

Posted 1 week ago

We have recently purchased a section in Glen Eden in Auckland and are now looking for a professional to help us build a new home for our family. Ideally we are looking for someone experienced & well connected with the ability to steer us in the right direction to keep the project within scope & budget. We require help with designing a house, acquiring a building consent and finding a builder etc.

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Renovstion

Posted 2 months ago

Kitchen,gibbing plaster paint

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New site drafting

Posted 2 months ago

Draughtsman required for Resource Consent for Bethells tiny home. Site already cleared. Building Consent taken care of. Looking for somebody to plan services and tiny home placement

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Deck Design around 3sqm by 3 sqm

Posted 1 month ago

Need a deck design to access front door as there is fall of around 1 meter from front door to ground level. The size of the deck will be around 3 by 3 sqm. Need a detail plan and PS1.

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Draftman for House extension - Rumpus to 2 bedroom ,bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

Currently, Rumpus was WIP for 2 bedroom, bathroom , laundry done ... and need help to have draftman submit plan for approval for house extension- something which the contractor suppose to do but left the job after doing it 75% of the way.

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Family home extension

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, We are planning to do basement conversion. House upstairs is 3 bedrooms, downstairs we have a garage, laundry, and an open rumpus area with head height around 2.1m. Looking for an experienced architect who can design and deal with the council to get consent.

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House designer

Posted 2 months ago

looking for a designer for an existing house to renovate

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Home commercial kitchen

Posted 4 weeks ago

I would like to create a commercial kitchen from home. I would like to use my garage space. 20square meter

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Relocating a garage to back of section need plans and council consent

Posted 2 months ago

We would like to relocate our garage to the back of our section to covert it to a rumpus room. Cladding will be replaced so this can be removed but we do want to keep the roof. This will need consent so need plans and help with council. We can move playground and pool in pictures.

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Deck extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need a draughts person to draw up plans for a deck extention and apply for permits Existing deck from second story needs to he renovated so we want to back it much bigger I have no idea about cost so I'm judt going to guess

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New laundry/toilet room

Posted 2 months ago

I would like plans detailing the change of the storage room off the dining room into a new laundry room, including a toilet and vanity

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 176,000 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

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Draughtsman - Drawings for consent of toilet installation installation

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7th February 2019

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 5
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 5
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N E Ah Yen

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30th November 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New bathroom

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19th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Glen Eden Renovations

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25th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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Studio A

Joined October 2020

Studio A is a design focused architecture and interiors practice with 20 years professional experience. Good design starts with a careful understanding of the client’s needs and we take the time to listen attentively. We are happy to be involved in projects of all sizes, from alterations to new builds & small commercial projects, including interior fit-outs. Each project is unique and we enjoy...

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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer focused on light commercial fit-out design and preparing documents for council. In the past years I have been invlived with hair salon, cafe, restaurants designs. if your business needs renovation, design and building consent, i am here to help. Over 5 years working experience in the industry. aiming to delivery professional services with affordable pric...

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Architecturo Architects

Joined May 2020

ARCHITECTURO is a New Zealand registered architectural practice. Both our directors have over 15 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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AA Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

Hi, I'm Adam - an architect and builder from 2005. I have experiences in design and building. Giving an amazing services and affordable prices for customers are our company goal. Our team will give competitive quotes and completing jobs on your budget. Please check our website for more information about what we can do : ... .nz

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Archiform ltd

Joined July 2019

We provide a range of services that tailor to each of our clients. Our main focus are on extensions, renovations and new builds. We use 3D programs to provide an easier visual understanding and contextual outlook of the design. Need a building / resource consent? or are you looking for as-built plans or concepts? We can manage this process for you and take the hassle of dealing with council from...

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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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Brightwood Homes

Joined December 2018

Home builder with extensive commercial construction background. Clear, concise, no surprises quotes. High standard of communication, exceptional work quality and ethics. We can handle variety of work, from large new builds and townhouses, to small size additions and alterations. We can do 'turn key' packages or we can work with your design.

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Lammas Architects Limited

Joined August 2019

Architecture + Interiors. Registered Architects NZIA Practice Stephen established Lammas Architects Limited in 2019, with over 13 years of professional experience gained in New Zealand working for 3 leading architecture practices. He is a talented designer with a proven ability in the management of project teams, and works closely with consultants and contractors while maintaining a strong...

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Destiny Group Limited

Joined August 2020

We have been at the fore front of building ultra-modern new houses including investor consented homes designs. We are also gurus at renovating old houses - work raging from recladding, bathroom upgrade, retroffiting, painting, electrification, heatpump installation, security systems installations, kitchen upgrade, landscapping, fencing, roofing, decking. We are also into new build design, consenti...

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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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ECONOMIZED DESIGNZ & CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined June 2016

Hi, we do: I) DESIGN: -Design/Drafting and Construction of New Building -Design/Drafting and Construction of Extension or Alteration of Existing Building -Quality Works and Reasonable Rates -with Professional Indemnity Insurance Website: ... II) CONSTRUCTION: -Commercial Building Construction -Residential Building Construction 10 Years Architectural Designer with Civil/Str...

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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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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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DNA Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

DNA can complete your job from design, building consent through to completion. Our builders hold National certificates in carpentry, are licensed building practitioners & we have several apprentices at different levels completing their qualifications. We have been building and renovating homes to a high level for over twenty years throughout the Auckland region. Over this time we have created cl...

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Kapowai Works

Joined September 2020

Located in Albany, Kapowai Works serves the greater Auckland region. Drew Bateman, the owner, has been in the timber-based trades for more than 25 years. From typical 'builder' work, through themed commercial interiors and set work, right up to superyacht interiors and furnishings; he's had a hand in most aspects of fabrication and installation. Residential services available: - Cabinetr...

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are UK qualified with over 40 yrs experience. . We specialize in building repairs, bathrooms, and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting. We are very flexible to your needs, to suit your budget. Apply for a free quote.

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INNOVATIVE BUILDING WORX LIMITED

Joined September 2016

OUR COMPANY Innovative Building WORX Limited, We focus on exceptional quality, planning, and safety to ensure the best outcome for your Construction projects. We built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time, and at an affordable price We undertake a variety of work for a wide range of clients from small residential renovation projects to New builds, Commerical projects....

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Nz build tech

Joined May 2017

I have been involved in building for around 10 years . I have experience in fencing , retaining walls , decks and deck repairs, repairs to water damage floors, Interior repairs big and small , I have been involved with office fit outs and refurbishment from start to finish, examples are anz bank refurbish , spark refurbish , Pacifica refurbish , I have worked with aluminium window frames and alumi...

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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