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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Garage renovation -shower and toliet

Posted 6 days ago

I want to apply for a building consent to place a shower and toilet in my detached garage (already insulated and has a garage consent). Just gaining quotes at the moment.

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Garage extension

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, we would like to convert our single integral garage out to the side and make into double. The first step is concept and design for approval process. We believe the previous owners got consent for this in 2001 and we have the drawings (most of them I think - photo is one of them). These would need updating but may help. There is also a ground survey report.

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Converted Garage - Consent required

Posted 3 days ago

I have a garage converted to a self contained dwelling but needs some adjustments to get consented. Hence, on the look out for an architect to come see it and then let me know what the quote is to draw up plans and get consents. I have a builder so will ask him to come along. Thanks, Adrian

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Drafts person - As built Plans

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, I urgently need a set of as build plans drawn up for my 1958 weatherboard home. I have the original council file plans but need these redrawn in up to date measurements and also on a digital file. If you can do this job in a timely manner then please contact me thanks AJ Rush

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Minor Dwelling - renovation

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, We have a garage below our house that has been converted into a dwelling. We need to add a kitchenette 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.

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House additions

Posted 1 month ago

I need to extend my house and have 2 more bedrooms

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Sliding door replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I’m looking for a draughtsman to draw up plans for my sliding door replacement. An existing sliding door (2000) will be replaced by a longer (3500) one needing a longer lintel. The work needs to be consented and may need an engineer, hopefully this can be avoided. There will be more work available but much later on. Thanks, Tavae

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21 Donovan Ave, Massey

Posted 1 month ago

At 21 Donovan Ave, I need to get a architect to prepare a plan for up to 5 full houses and 2 minor dwellings, on the site, before I buy the property and house, please advise thanks Bruce

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Sliding door replacement #2

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, I’m looking for a draughtsman to draw up plans for my sliding door replacement. An existing sliding door (2000) will be replaced by a longer (3500) one needing a longer lintel. The work needs to be consented and may need an engineer, hopefully this can be avoided. There will be more work available but much later on. Thanks, Tavae

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Laundry and bathroom in the basment.

Posted 2 hours ago

Hi, We are looking to add an extra toilet and a laundry room in our Basement, (Which is used as a workshop/Garage at the moment). Looking for an Architect to help apply for a consent with the local council. Cheers

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Garage to self contained unit or a new build

Posted 1 month ago

Need quotes for plans for either converting a garage to a self contained or a new build. Thanks, Adrian

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Kitchen bathroom & laundry

Posted 1 month ago

Full house renovation 1920s weatherboards home we are need plans drawn up of kitchen bathrooms & laundry extensions

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Converting rumpus to A bedroom and adding bathroom and toilet

Posted 2 months ago

I like to get advice on how much it costs to convert existing Rumpus room to bedroom. Also add additional bathroom and toilet. Please call me to discuss ...

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Need drawings for deck to be consented by Council

Posted 3 months 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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House Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Need an architect to assist with design of internal renovation and addition to a circa 1950's 3 bedroom, single level 90m2 house on a flat 685m2 site. Kitchen, laundry, bathroom reconfiguration & renovation, master bedroom extension plus ensuite addition. Work to commence March 2021. Unable to upload photos but these are available if required.

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New house construction

Posted 2 months 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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Duplex Design

Posted 1 month ago

We require a quote for full architectural drawings for a steel (LGS) framed duplex design , 2 x 3 Bedroom Single Internal Access Garage Floor Plans & 3D Extrusion Design Supplied. Immediate Start All inquiries welcome

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Single garage conversion

Posted 1 week ago

We need plans drawn up to change a single garage into a granny flat to submit to council to find out if this will be council consented

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Extension

Posted 2 months ago

Need to build a room and toilet bathroom and small kitchen together.. Need a plan and council approval

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Looking for an architect

Posted 3 months 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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Recent architecture and design reviews

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Extension drafting needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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Glen Eden Renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 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

Extension drafting needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

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

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

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Nailed It Carpenters

Joined March 2019

Hi, Ive been building for 7 years plus now. I specialise in new builds/renos. Have worked on very high end homes all over Auckland. No job is to big or to small. Fully qualified with my lbp licence. Pride myself on delivering quality work on time and in budget. Thanks

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Glenbrook design

Joined July 2014

Glenbrook Design has been designing and providing BC and RC documentation for at least 15 years. We specialize in providing all documentation to the councils to facilitate the clients specific project and follow through to the Code Compliance Certificate stage. We will keep with in the decided budget and our aim is to design above the standard Building Code.

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Origin Architecture

Joined March 2020

Origin Architecture is a practical architectural design studio, we approach the design process carefully to ensure that our design remains within our clients budget. Origin offers a full list of architectural services including: - Architectural design - Feasibility studies - Concept design - Resource Consents - Building Consents We have experience in all types of projects including:...

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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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CH Design Ltd

Joined December 2012

LBP, Licensed Building Practitioner, Design Class 2, Project ... ing 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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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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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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cnn construction

Joined April 2019

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 year. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds 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 quote and then completing jobs on budget. and I am currently Master builder member we are work...

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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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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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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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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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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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L Darrow Industries Ltd

Joined August 2016

Hi there. I'm a designer who has been in the industry for a long time, with a lot of residential experience now also strongly focusing on commercial projects, i.e hospitality, offices, retail. In conjunction with a large network of excellent professional tradespeople and trades, we can manage the project for you. We pride ourselves to taking a concise briefing from our clients to ensure we get the...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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