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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

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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Enhancement to the house

Posted 5 months ago

Enhancing the existing 3 bedroom kiwi bungalow on a 706 sqm. Bigger kitchen with butler pantry etc., would like some one to come and offer us some thoughts as we don't know what we don't know, thanks

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Jay

Posted 6 months ago

Just looking for a draftsman to draw up plans for a small 2 bedroom extension to my house.

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Concent drawings

Posted 4 months ago

I need consent drawings for new deck with door leading on to deck.

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Adding a room

Posted 5 months ago

Concept drawings. I am adding a bedroom and therefore making an L shaped house. Concept drawings needed. Also seeing if it is feasible to do a pop top.

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Roof flashings - DESIGN

Posted 4 months ago

This inquiry is for DESIGN and advice only, no actual site work or installation will be required at this stage. Council is asking for more details about some roof flashings, as part of a building consent application I have for a house extension. The draughtsman does not appear capable (or willing) to provide more details to Council as they requested. I am after someone able to come up with a proper design (acceptable to Council) for these flashings marked A, B, D, E - you will issue detai...

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Draughtsman - Drawings for consent of toilet installation installation

Posted 5 months ago

Wanting to apply for consent of toilet installation in laundry room. Needing a draughtsman to draw up plans!

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Drawings for small extension

Posted 2 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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Design and plans required for two 1-bedroom dwellings to achieve BC...

Posted 1 month 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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Draft Work

Posted 2 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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2nd story deck design

Posted 3 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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Amie and Arron

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there, We currently have a second story that was built in1998. The consent was never given its final. (Just not done). This leaves us today to do a new consent. We are wanting to reclad the second story to so our home is fully consented. We have all plans and are very straight forward from original drawings but need the clad change to shadow clad. We are wanting these basic amendments in the process to council as soon as practical to get this happening.

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Rumpus room conversion into a two bedroom unit

Posted 2 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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Amie and Arron 2

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there, We currently have a second story that was built in1998. The consent was never given its final. (Just not done). This leaves us today to do a new consent. We are wanting to reclad the second story to so our home is fully consented. We have all plans and are very straight forward from original drawings but need the clad change to shadow clad. We are wanting these basic amendments in the process to council as soon as practical to get this happening.

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New bathroom

Posted 5 months ago

I need a draftsperson with residential renovation experience to prepare a plan to add a bathroom to an old house and to get the required building consent.

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Internal stairs and bathroom

Posted 1 week 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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Draftsman

Posted 4 months ago

We want to have a plan to do up our garage that we want to convert into a room with bathroom & toilet

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Eave removal

Posted 2 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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Evans Road

Posted 2 weeks 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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Small sleepout/granny flat

Posted 4 months ago

Hello, I am looking for quotes for draughtsman service to design a small granny flat/sleep out at the back of our property that we can submit to council for building consent and get quotes for building work. Approx 24m2 ideally. I am also considering buying a kitset granny flat from ideal buildings or the like so would be interested if a quote could be given for the cost of doing the plans with a kitset building instead.

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2 x 40ft Container Home Drawings Needed for Building Consent

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for a draftsman to help us with drawings for Building Consent. Wanting an idea on cost to complete this job before awarding it. The plan is 2 x 40ft Containers facing one another, separated by way of a deck and some kind of roof/ shelter in between. We are planning to build on site (nothing prefabricated off-site) apart from windows or the likes. We plan to have one with small mudroom/ storage, kitchen, bathroom, dining and the other container with two bedrooms with lounge a...

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New Bedroom and bathroom addition, existing 3 bdr house.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2017

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Draughtsman needed for internal renovation plans

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22nd March 2018

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 5
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 5
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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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 5
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 5

New bathroom

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19th December 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Ambler

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13th May 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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

Nand house

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5th May 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

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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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DNA Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

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 close relationships with our sub- trades including design, plumbing, electrical and many more. All our work is guaranteed for ten years and is finished to the highest level. We pride ourselves coming in on budget & on time. DNA can complete your job from...

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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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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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RAD workshop

Joined February 2014

Hi there, With 15 years hands-on experience in the building, design and construction documentation industry, I have a sound knowledge of the processes involved to develop your project through the concept, design, costing, resource and building consent phases, right through to construction.  RAD is an abbreviation for Research Architecture Design and implies a European-inspired approach to ar...

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Casa Design

Joined September 2015

As a spatial designer, I have had the opportunity of working within the residential, retail and commercial industries, giving me a vast and varied base knowledge. My skills include designing kitchens and bathrooms, furnishing and finishes, colour/material schemes, outdoor layouts, lighting plans, floor plans and home staging properties for sale. I can also manage projects throughout the build...

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

I am an LBP registered architectural designer working in residential and light commercial projects. I can offer a range of services including; feasibility studies, concept designs, construction documents, construction administration, and building consent application. I would love the opportunity to talk with you further about your project and put together a fee proposal that is tailored to you.

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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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Greystoke Ltd

Joined November 2014

We specialize in: New and existing deck/fence builds with Futurewood Composite decking and fencing products and traditional timbers. Building and waterproofing of decks, roofs and internal gutters. Butynol, butyl, EPDM, TPO, PVC products. Specialising in remedial work and leak issues. General building, renovation, reinstatements, minor dwellings Steel roofing and flashings. We have over 30 ye...

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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 : aagroup.co.nz

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Nala Studio Architects Limited

Joined September 2018

I am a registered architect with over 10 years experience in the industry, having worked on a variety of projects, from residential to commercial, healthcare and educational. Since starting my own company I have been involved in a lot of residential renovations, extensions and new builds. I also have experience in site investigation for subdivisions and unitary plan bulk & location testing.

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CH Design Ltd

Joined December 2012

LBP, Licensed Building Practitioner, Design Class 2, Project administration.Building Designs, Building Consent Applications and 3-D Modelling, CAD, Drafting, House plan, Architectural design, Architectural Drafting, Structural drafting,BIM, Draftsman, Draftsperson. Subdivision plan, Resource consent, Designer, Alteration, renovation, Autocad, Revit,Fitout

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Auckland repairz

Joined December 2013

Hi, we are uk qualified with over 30 yrs experience. LBP carpenter & site 2. We specialize in repairs,bathrooms and modifications of existing homes, building through to painting.We are very flexible to your needs.

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Cam Moore Architecture

Joined March 2019

Hi there, I've been in the industry for 10 years, and been involved in all kinds of residential work from renovations, additions and new builds. I'm a lecturer in architecture and have a practical approach when it comes to design, construction and the council. I'm focused on communication and will lead you step-by-step from conception to completion (or part there-of).

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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. All my work is architecturally designed to the NZS 3604 standards I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, extensions and additions, decks, small commercial, leaky buildings remedial and more! I offer complete Architectural service from Building Consent through to C...

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Multiplex

Joined December 2018

Multiplex always deliver the best result to the client. Professionals doing the professional jobs, we provide project management from start to end, competitive price with unbeatable outcome.

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Muster Brush Limited

Joined June 2017

Muster Brush specialises in everything to do with - Commercial and residential painting :internal & external - Maintenance jobs large and small -Plastering and renovation -Gib board Installation - Wall paper removal and hanging - Decoration: House & Shop, internally and external. We have 15 years of experience and we are looking to establish our name. Our jobs included sub-contracti...

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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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Houses by Design

Joined February 2018

Hi, I have been designing houses for 20 years and am a registered Design Practitioner. I pride myself with great planned layouts and clever thought to living. During this time I have built and done any and all building work on my own projects and for friends. I offer personnel and friendly attention to your job with care and full disclosure of costings. I am quick and efficient.

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