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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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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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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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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 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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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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Extension drafting needed

Posted 3 weeks 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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Drawing plans for extension

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Adding a room

Posted 7 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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Evans Road

Posted 2 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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2nd story deck design

Posted 4 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 2

Posted 6 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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Internal stairs and bathroom

Posted 2 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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Concent drawings

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Draftsman

Posted 6 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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Long strike

Posted 1 month 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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Eave removal

Posted 4 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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Interior re-modeling

Posted 3 weeks ago

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

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Amie and Arron

Posted 6 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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Drawings for small extension

Posted 4 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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Rumpus room conversion into a two bedroom unit

Posted 4 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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Roof flashings - DESIGN

Posted 6 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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Drawing for building consent (drain drawing)

Posted 1 week 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.

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Draft Work

Posted 4 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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Design and plans required for two 1-bedroom dwellings to achieve BC...

Posted 3 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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Small sleepout/granny flat

Posted 6 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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Recent architects reviews

With over 136,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Ambler

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Draughtsman needed for internal renovation plans

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22nd March 2018

Workmanship
 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

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

New Bedroom and bathroom addition, existing 3 bdr house.

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20th November 2017

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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

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

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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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Joined January 2018

I’m very passionate about new and existing residential projects with 7 years experience in the industry. I’m skilled to take all residential projects from initial design to detailed design through to council submission. (LBP Design Licence)

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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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microbimm nz ltd

Joined January 2017

We deliver high quality Architectural Design/CAD Drafting Services 3D Modelling BIM - Building Information Modelling to our clients. Our highly skilled team of Architectural CAD Drafters have in-depth knowledge in simple to Intelligent Architectural CAD Drafting/3D Modelling Services as well as in delivering detailed set of Architectural Drawings and Construction Documents in accordance to the app...

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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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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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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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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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Wyn Architecture

Joined January 2017

Licensed Building Practitioner Whether your job is big or small we can take care of it for you at an affordable cost. New builds and renovations. 15 years experience. Nation wide

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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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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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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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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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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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Stanson construction ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi we are in the building industry for many years. We can do new builds, project management, renovations and alterations. We think communication is the KEY thing to help us deliver the high quality work to our clients on time and on budget. We have NZ certified builder and LBP in the company to make sure our job is meet NZ lastest building code, we also have very good relationship with suppliers a...

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Boztech Ltd

Joined September 2017

We offer all kinds of Architectural Concept Design and Full Working Drawings, we can do work throughout New Zealand. Also specialists in 3d images and video 🎥

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of design and building services. If you would like to discuss any of the construction or renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www uniquerenovations co nz

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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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3DFactory Ltd

Joined June 2019

3D Factory is a boutique architectural design agency specialising in architectural design & photo-realistic imaging. With projects throughout New Zealand, the 3D Factory have experience that crosses many disciplines: from technically demanding earthquake re-builds in Christchurch, to multi-duplex developments in Auckland. We pride ourselves on the ability to combine architectural skill and tech...

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