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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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

Extension drafting needed

Posted 2 months ago

Drafting / drawing services needed for small extension under construction for engineering (and possibly consenting) purposes. Quote or hourly charges acceptable, no management needed. Paper / digital file output required.

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Plans for Bathrooms

Posted 1 month ago

We have a very large bathroom that needs to be split into two. Basic square design requiring plans for building consent.

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Drawings for small extension

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking for someone to draw up our renovation which includes a small extension and the removal of an interior wall - we are fairly sure with how we want the space to look, but would also be open to other ideas and concepts. Unsure of what the cost is likely to be for this.

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Evans Road

Posted 4 months ago

I am needing plans drawn for a small renovation, Hoping to add a new deck and alter some internal walls to allow for a new laundry and second toilet. I have a copy of the old plans from council, Should be an easy job to get through council.

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Rumpus room conversion into a two bedroom unit

Posted 6 months ago

This is a 1960s built house with a extra large rumpus room in the basement which leads onto an outdoor deck. It’s already set up as a games room and a study room. There is also a bathroom as it’s own toilet and laundry facilities. We are possibly looking at having to full bedrooms and lounge/dining area and possibly a small kitchenette or bar bench with a sink

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2nd story deck design

Posted 7 months ago

I need a 2nd story deck designed. Would probably need to be cantilevered off current piles to avoid outrageous consent costs. Big enough to have a small dining table on. Steep section.

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Drawing plans for extension

Posted 3 months ago

Plans drawn up,for possible extension to existing house. additional room/s

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Design and plans required for two 1-bedroom dwellings to achieve BC...

Posted 5 months ago

I seek a capable & 'well-priced' draftsperson (if not an architect) who has a thorough understanding of the AKL Unitary Plan and in particular the relevant design standards required in order to successfully add two 1-bedroom dwellings/units of approx. 45-55 sqm each to a site already containing 2 existing dwellings (will result in 4 dwellings in total on-site). Site located in an Urban Zone in West Auckland. Drawings/plans are required to achieve successful BC & RC or if RC is beyond then...

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Interior re-modeling

Posted 2 months ago

Plan/design kitchen, bathroom removal of interior walls and new bi fold doors

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Eave removal

Posted 6 months ago

The eave from one side of my house needs to be removed for a sub-division. The house is too close to the boundary and we need to lose 30cm from the eave. I need someone to draw up a plan for the builder to follow and lodge the building consent. It also needs to look good once the eave has been removed.

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Garage conversion

Posted 2 weeks ago

Double garage with internal access conversion to double bedroom. Need plans for council consent to include replacing door with French doors. Council property file is available in soft format.

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Draftsman with Design LBP Required

Posted 2 weeks ago

Draftsman with Design LBP Required Wanting plans drawn up for a client Sleepout with toilet/bathroom + carport and house extension Plans must be submit-able to auckland council Can deal with Owner Direct or through Builder Site located near motorway in Te Atatu

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Draft - close carport into a garage and join to house.

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have just build a carport, and would like to close the carport in to form a garage, also we would like the garage to join the house and add an internal access into the house.

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Drawing for building consent (drain drawing)

Posted 2 months ago

need an architectural drawing of attached image from drainlayer of work about to commence. a drain is required for washing machine in garage. a connection will be made between existing sewer line to a gully trap near washing machine. All drawings must be in black and white, with a minimum text size of CAD 10 or 2.5mm, with all dimensions provided and details cross-referenced. Drawings need to be drawn to a professional standard with an appropriate scale and clarity (no freehand sketches ar...

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House Extension

Posted 1 month ago

We need to extend our house onto the back of current house we are hoping for a lounge and deck upstairs and underneath this 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and laundry.

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Design an additional bathroom and an additional toilet in the bathroom

Posted 1 month ago

Job mentioned as above ,Need to apply for council consent.Thanks

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Long strike

Posted 3 months ago

To draft a new home and lodge for building consent. Concept design is completed. Seek to work with a person to bring the idea into reality. Ready to start now.

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Kitchen renovation #2

Posted 1 month ago

looking for some to draw up plans for creating an open plan living. There is a load bearing wall that we want removed along with another wall to create an open plan living. The kitchen layout will need to change. There are some interesting angles in the shape of the house so need someone with a creative flare.

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Draft Work

Posted 6 months ago

Need to remove two wall which are load bearing and for that need to apply for consent. Draft person would be ideal for this job .

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Internal stairs and bathroom

Posted 4 months ago

I would like an estimate on how much it will cost to draw up plans for a new bathroom in our basement area and put in internal stairs.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 141,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Draughtsman needed for internal renovation plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2018

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

Ambler

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2018

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

Extension drafting needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Bedroom and bathroom addition, existing 3 bdr house.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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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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SUNNYHILL CONSULTANTS LIMITED

Joined November 2016

Hi, I am in the drafting/architectural industry for more than 13 years including 5 years of processing Building Consent application. I have obtained over 50+ building consent. I provide quality work and specialist in Residential area.

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Brady Electrical

Joined October 2018

Brady Electrical has been working in the electrical industry for 4 years now and owner Matt has more than 10 years experience in the industry. Services offered: Residential -Renovation's -New Home Electrical -Maintenance Commercial & industrial -New Buildings -Apartments -Factories Solar Residential We offer our Residential customers with homes and apartments a quality service to upgrade...

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TASK

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Painting 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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smartarch

Joined June 2016

Hi, I've been working in construction, design and drafting and related industries since 1997. I am a licensed LBP (AoP Design 3) who works on all scales and complexities of new builds in residential and commercial projects. My recent NZ projects include, *2019 - Conversion of Utility Room to Studio Unit *2019 - New Back extension - Living and Bedroom - Moutenau *2019 - New 4 Bed Home - Waihol...

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Proconsult

Joined June 2010

Engineers and architectural draughtspeople that specialise in turnkey design and consent lodgement for Building Consents and Resource Consents. A one stop shop. Please note that we are CPEng LBP registered (as opposed to the standard register).

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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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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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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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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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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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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design 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 environment we ensure top q...

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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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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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Unique solution

Joined July 2019

Hi, we have been working fr your house and home owners a period of many years. While we do working, we have aimed to satisfy home owners. That's our real goal. We highly recommend yourself if you are looking for best result and price Thanks

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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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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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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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Cook Costello

Joined June 2017

Cook Costello is a multi-disciplinary consultancy of Engineers, technicians, Surveyors and Architectural designers, successfully serving national and international clients since 1976. We can manage your build project from planning, concept, geotechnical, civil, structural, surveying and design through to building consent stage and project management.

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CCG ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

Joined April 2015

Architects & Building Engineers Auckland We are a highly experienced team of qualified engineers, building compliance consultants and architects based in Auckland. We currently have a team of 10 people. There are two Registered Architects in the team. All of our technical designers are fully qualified and experienced in NZ building works. We have a quality assurance system in-house that w...

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