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

Garage renovation

Posted 2 months ago

We'd like convert a single garage into open plan kitchen/living with doors and 2 bedroom and bathroom

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Home alteration

Posted 1 week ago

Need to get drawings done for a home alteration/renovation and might need to apply for council consent on a bathroom.

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Drafting Services Wanted

Posted 1 month ago

We are seeking drafting services for detailed design. Concept design for RC has been done by a registered architect. Drafting services will be overseen by the architect for QA and standardisation of detailing. RC will be lodged circa end of July. Drafting services need to be underway mid August with BC lodgement late September. Design will involve the addition of two bedrooms, outdoor living, reconfiguration of kitchen, laundry and adjacent living areas. Addition of a new living and dining space...

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Drawing up a conversion of a storage room to a washroom

Posted 1 month ago

We are planning to convert our storage room in the ground floor to a washroom with toilet and basin. We need a draughtsperson or architect to do a drawing for a plan to be submitted to Auckland council for a building consent application. I had attached a sample drawing that I had done for more detail.

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Sunvue rd

Posted 2 months ago

Design 3x sleepout with toilet and shower 6x3 at the back of section 81 sunvue rd Glen Eden

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Enclosing Deck

Posted 1 month ago

Enclose deck and make it part of the lounge area. No structural change required. Will require a re-clad, removing current ranch sliders and installing new windows (probably bifold). Potential management of resource consent although I believe may not be required. Reclad will be the existing fiber cement board to be replaced with weatherboard or similar product.

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House renovations

Posted 1 month ago

We are seeking drafting services for detailed design. Concept design for RC has been done by a registered architect. Drafting services will be overseen by the architect for QA and standardisation of detailing. RC will be lodged circa end of July. Drafting services need to be underway mid August with BC lodgement late September. Design will involve the addition of two bedrooms, outdoor living, reconfiguration of kitchen, laundry and adjacent living areas. Addition of a new living and dining spac...

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Resource consent plans

Posted 3 weeks ago

I needs plans done copying an existing dwelling plan and locating 4 of on a site plan for council consent. Not building consent. I can guide pretty clearly requirements.

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Add toilet and mashing machine in bathroom

Posted 1 week ago

Remove long bath and add a toilet and washing machine outlet in existing bathroom. Will consider the entire package, including drafting, applying for council consent and construction work. Cost is a influenc ing factor.

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Draughting residential house

Posted 6 days ago

Architect/draughtperson required for standard medium sized single level house design on pile or pole foundation.

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Architect required for BC drawings- 9 terrace houses

Posted 1 day ago

Architect required for BC drawings- 9 terrace houses. Revit or Archicad preferred Must be LBP Start approximately one month

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Need plan drawn up and consent help - Removing one load bearing Wall

Posted 2 months ago

We have a wall between the kitchen and the lounge that we want to remove to increase our living space (attached picture). We have a registered builder we can use. We just need the plan drawn up and to help us with the consenting process as well.

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Huia Road

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, we are needing some drawings done up for a small extension on our house in Parau. My husband is a builder so we have a good idea of how we would like the extension to look but would like a second opinion and drawings for consent. I have attached a small picture of the house (bottom of the hill) - not the best sorry but you can see the side of the house that needs the extension. Thanks.

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Draughtsman required for renovation

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there. I require a draughtsman for a renovation involving but not limited to the following: Additional 3rd bedroom, new bathroom, ensuite and kitchen. Lodging and liaising with council. Property is on septic. Would like to be well underway with construction in the next couple months.

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Bi fold doors to replace window and front door

Posted 1 month ago

After service where documents are developed and submitted to council for approval to add bi fold doors to two areas of our house. 1. Replacing single front door and window next to it. Roughly 2.7metres width in total. 2. Replacing double doors with a bi fold door with added width. From current 1.3m to 1.7m in width. 1940s home. Single story.

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Drafting Remedial work on garage roof and house extension

Posted 2 days ago

We are looking to find a draft technician who can create drawings for a 4.5x6 meter extension to our house including a bedroom/ open plan office space and ensuite with an ajacent 3x6 m deck. We also need drawings for remedial work to our 6x6 garage roof deck which has water ingress issues from the roof. We are wishing to rebuild the roof, lay an impermeable membrane on top and then a floating deck on top of that. We also need the balustrade redesigned to code.

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Plans needed for Reclad

Posted 1 month ago

We have an existing weatherboard (fibrolite) property that we would like to be reclad in Linea weatherboards. We will be replacing the existing aluminium joinery with new double glazing. There will be a couple of windows that will change size and position and also the existing roof line will need to be adjusted to create a larger soffit and extend over a new deck. We have the option of access to a rental at the end of October 2021 and have secured the services of a builder for a similar timefra...

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Small granny flat kitchenette and fire wall needing to sketched

Posted 1 month ago

I am wanting to change an existing wall to a firewall, and put in small kitchenette so that we can have a granny flat. The wall in the picture needs to be soundproofed/fireproofed, and we need plumbing for small kitchenette in the cove in the pic. I need someone to draw simple plans for council concent.

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Re-configuration of kitchen/lounge area

Posted 2 months ago

We’d like to get doors put into exterior wall in the dining area to open up to the garden, get a new kitchen and convert existing laundry next to it into laundry/scullery area, new doors off lounge onto front deck. Not too many big changes required, but we need a bit of help figuring out the best way to do a few things/whether to bring an internal wall down or not and making space for the couches. Currently tenanted until probably beginning/mid June. Looking to move in August.

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Planning for construction

Posted 6 days ago

Draft plans required to , plan further process.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Garage Conversion - Renewed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Duplex Design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Single garage conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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

Converting garage to living room and bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Arch_malmo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Extension drafting needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd The Art of House Flipping, Renovation, and Design Your Assets Matter! We, therefore, focus on durability and quality. Global Partnership and Development Ltd has supported more than 100 micro business entrepreneurs in the least developed countries. Why us? We have completed houses in Hamilton, Taupo, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Tauranga, Putaruru, Cambridge, a...

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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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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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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer focused on residential renovation and light commercial fit-out design. Able to preparing documentation for the council and 3D impression for concept design. In the past years, I have been worked on new build, extension/ addition, kitchen & bath renovation, house relocating, deck design, and so on. if you are changing your place to a better space. I am here t...

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Nuri Construction Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi there, With over 18 years of experience in the construction business, we are experts in renovation works, extensions and new builds. No job is too big or too small for us. We are passionate about building quality homes at a competitive price and completing jobs on budget is very important to us. We pride in meeting deadlines and giving you the best advice that meets your expectations. W...

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Roskill Properties & Projects Limited

Joined July 2020

We are a husband & wife team based in Mt Roskill, our business offers services to help residential home owners, developers, investors and landlords to develop and manage their properties and projects and help you comply with current legislation around building, developing, maintaining and tenanting properties. We can help with drawing plans and designs for building and development projects, help w...

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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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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La Maison Novelle

Joined February 2021

We are architects specialists in the design and build focusing on indoor and outdoor home renovation and improvements. This includes but not limited to cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, TV wall unit, shelving units, and custom-made home fit-outs. In addition, to outdoor elements such as pergolas and canopies. We do design and build. We add value to your home. We are different in that we do not use s...

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Sudhir Chandra

Joined July 2020

Background in architectural design with experience in building residential homes and landscaping. I am interested in small projects to manage and build or just build, can work on larger projects as a two man team with a qualified builder on board.

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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

Office Hours - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Site Hours - Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm Closed all Public holidays , Saturday and Sunday 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 pric...

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Manaia design

Joined June 2012

Hi.I have been in the building industry for over 30 years .I have a combination of design and building experience producing quality design-build projects and council consent documentation.I offer a broad range of architectural services to complete your job to a high standard.I work on a variety of projects,mostly being residential and have completed building projects in Auckland and around NZ. I l...

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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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EMBARC

Joined March 2020

Hi there! I'm an Architectural Designer and Licensed Building Practitioner with experience in both new build and renovation projects. Although I am new to Builderscrack, I can provide you with a variety of services from Conceptual Designs, Resource Consents through to Building Consent documentation ready for approval. I pride myself in open communication, accuracy and professionalism whic...

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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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Space Artisan

Joined May 2010

Hello! I am a graduate in Architecture, LBP (Design), ADNZ, with over 19 years of experience in NZ and another 10 years overseas. We are a small team based in Mt. Roskill. Have done dozens of residential & commercial developments including new sub-divisions, new residences, childcare centers and also additions and alterations. Have sub-contracted for Auckland firms `Jasmax', `VRLA', `Hames Sharle...

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Glenbrook design

Joined July 2014

Glenbrook Design has been designing new houses and renovations both residential and commercial, and providing BC (Building Consent) and RC (Resource Consent) documentation for more than 15 years. We specialize in providing all documentation to the councils to facilitate the clients specific project and follow through to the BC approval and the issue of the consent. The documentation for CCC (Cod...

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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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