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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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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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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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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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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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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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Draftman for House extension - Rumpus to 2 bedroom ,bathroom

Posted 1 week 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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New laundromat design etc

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there I am looking for a commercial architect to prepare floor plans, getting council approval and coordinating with plumber/gas fitters with installation of commercial washer/dryers for a commercial laundromat. Thanks

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House extension

Posted 5 months ago

We are looking for a quote on a house extension. One/two Bedrooms, One bathroom. And plans for switching a carport to a garage. Thanks, Adrian

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Second Dwelling

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we are looking for architects to be able to assist us with building a house under our existing one.

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Making chages to site plan, based on Planners requests

Posted 3 months ago

We have a site plan submitted to the Council . .DWG available. Council wants some updates to be made to the plan. Need a draftsman who can talk to our planner, understand what is needed, and amend the plan quickly. This will need to be a quick redraw/correction in the existing .dwg, so we will not need a full architect service. Would prefer to have draftsman who can do specific correction based on planners instruction. Anyone near New Lynn would be preferable.

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Designing Family home

Posted 1 month ago

Hi Guys , Looking for a clever designer who can think a bit out of the box to design our family home in Henderson. Looking to have a 3 story spacious home with 7 bedrooms. Please only approach if you have done something like that before. Would like to see your past works and feedbacks from clients, please. Regards Raksha

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New site drafting

Posted 1 week 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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Sunvue extension

Posted 3 months ago

Hi need a draughtsman to give me a quote for new extension please not sure what the process is for extension thanks

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Adding a bathroom

Posted 5 months ago

I need plans for adding a bathroom downstairs

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Drafting Service for House Renovation & Extension

Posted 5 months ago

Hi I am looking at doing an upstairs extension of my property together with re-doing the configuration of my downstairs. I already have drawn ideas of what the changes are and I need a drafts person to provide drawings for submission to council and assist with submission to council and liaise with contractors/experts. Thanks

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

Posted 1 week 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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Arch_malmo

Posted 1 month ago

design a 60 m2 approx dwelling for Building Consent

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Architecture and subdivision project

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting to develop existing site with new build

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Turn sleep out into minor dwelling

Posted 2 weeks 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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Garage Conversion - Renewed

Posted 2 months ago

This advert has been up before - but contact was derailed by lockdown! We are looking for a draughtsman to draw up consent documents for our proposed garage conversion to a one bedroom apartment. I have a general layout planned already (see photo), so just need the technical aspects completed for consent application. Space is approx 9m long by 6m wide and we want to leave a storage unit for the house - please see the attached photo as proposal. Cost conscious and the quicker the better....

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House designer

Posted 2 days ago

looking for a designer for an existing house to renovate

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Adding a bathroom and toilet in basement (garage)

Posted 3 weeks ago

hi Team, Needing the services of a draftsman to draw up a plan to add a bathroom and toilet down stairs in our garage

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Architect for extention/renovation

Posted 4 months ago

I am looking for an Architect that can draw up plans for a small extension and and internal move around that will result in the creation of a garage and additional bedroom. We have already drawn up concept plans and plans for the existing house. We know what we want in the way of cladding, roof lines etc but need someone to bring our concept to life, sort out any of the technical issues and submit/deal with the council consent (no resource consent required, just building consent). We have a...

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Converting/renovating garage into sleepout

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there! I am wanting to convert what is currently legally a garage into a self-contained sleepout (bathroom included, no kitchen). I want it to be legally habitable which will include rising the floor level and fixing the foundations - it is concrete and there has been some ground movement meaning there is a massive crack in the floor at the moment. Wanting someone with a bit of creative flair to help me best utilise the space.

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House Extension incl part demolition

Posted 1 month ago

Im looking for a' quote to draw up plans '/ apply for building consent for an affordable simple extension to house. Attached are sketch-ups of the existing house as it is for reference. Its an old 3-bed house 65m2 and the lower part was a pre-92 addition in need of demolishing and replacing to code. I'm seeking a living area extension above to with construction of deck etc. Plans of proposed also attached. Im in Henderson. Some dimensions for reference Upper level extension - 30m2 Lower Le...

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 169,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Glen Eden Renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Extension drafting needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Draughtsman - Drawings for consent of toilet installation installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

N E Ah Yen

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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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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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Great kitchen

Joined January 2020

Hi, we’ve been manufacturing kitchen cabinets for 12 years. We also design and manufactured bathroom, garage cabinetry, Landry, wardrobe and repairs all cabinets. While we specialise in making new cabinets and modern kitchens we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes...

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ERGATS Design Ltd Structural& Earthquake Engineering

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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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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Holmes Construction limited

Joined January 2017

About us We are a small team of qualified builders our specific areas of expertise include. New residential builds,renovations,alterations,bathrooms and out door spaces.Holmes Residential also offer a design/drafting service if you require plans for your project. We are professionals and strive to maintain a high caliber of workmanship and client satisfaction with each and every job.

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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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Architectural designs

Joined October 2018

Architectural designs is a bespoke kiwi design practice with over 40 years experience in residential and commercial projects. We are a complete one stop architectural design service providing plans, documentation and professional services as required for NZ building projects.

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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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LOVE BUILDING NZ LIMITED

Joined November 2017

Hi William here from iv had 17 years experience in various types of construction from foarm work .reinstatement Work.Concreting ,asphalt,prep etc.Last 5years carpentry I am currently full time building looking for Handyman work repairs, rebuilds, renovation projects all your basic property maintenance to waterproofing demolition work fencing pagolas , retaing walls , decking.gates to gibing p...

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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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The Property Survey Company

Joined May 2019

Hi, Having an issue with a trade or managing work at home we can provide assistance. We can inspect work, provide remedial lists and assist with obtaining a code compliance certificate (CCC) Or looking at buying a home, building or renovating your existing home and everything in between we can help. We can assist with; Design management The building consent application Project Co-ordination...

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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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Boat Builder

Joined May 2020

I am a NZ qualified Boat Builder. I specialise in Interiors, woodwork, cabinet making, furniture, timber joinery, bench tops and teak decks. I have 10 years experience in the marine industry, including several super yacht builds and many boat refits done with pride to a high standard.

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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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Architech Designs & Modelling Services Ltd

Joined March 2012

We do Design, Drafting works, 3D Modelling, Site Supervision, Construction Administration and Council Liaison, Building and Resource consent Drawings and lodgement to council. I am in the business for 20 years now. I am happy to work around the clients design requirements but also provide my design input where necessary to comply.

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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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