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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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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 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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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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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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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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Drafting 2 houses for BC

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, We need a expert drafter with reasonable price for 2 houses , please contact me if you can provide a quote, Thanks, Sam

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Internal redesign of existing home

Posted 3 months ago

Home needs a complete redesign to maximise living space. Plans needed to submit to council.

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Drafts to build ensute bathroom

Posted 3 months ago

i want to make ensuite bathroom in bedroom so to present this new proposed building alteration i need draftsman to draw the plan.

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Extension plans

Posted 3 months ago

Need some concept plans for a smallish extension on our home. Need drawings started asap with the hope of submitting to council for permits etc by early December. This is not an "amazing space" extension!

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Garage conversion

Posted 5 months 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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Renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Extending car pot, building a deck over it. Excavation under the house and extending an existing deck

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Drawing building plans

Posted 2 months ago

I have concept plans with resource consent and I need plans drawn to get building consent. My original designer has delayed finishing what he started.

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Garage Plans

Posted 1 month ago

Plans including foundations for 8 x8 garage with storage loft.

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Home Extension and Renovation

Posted 3 months ago

We require an architect to provide planning layout and renovation for a garage and area under the house. This includes converting Garage and other space into 2 bedrooms/bathroom/kitchen area. Attaching the current dimensions.

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Redesign and extension of existing 1950 original 1 bedroom bach

Posted 1 month ago

Design extension of a 1 bedroom original 1950 Bach. Modernising existing structure re-clad,new windows etc all on a sloping section with a new drive designed at the same time staying with in our budget of $250,000.

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Edit existing 'revit' siteplan

Posted 1 month ago

Edit a already drawn up 'Revit' drawing file to create Siteplan, elevations necessary for attaching to Resource consent application.

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Possible reclad

Posted 2 months ago

1990s plaster exterior townhouse in need of possible reclad after cracking observed (in photo); looking for ideas of costs involved; council property file available on request

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Downstairs Ensuite and Rumpus Room Drawings!

Posted 4 months ago

We have a downstairs area we'd like to re-gig a bit. We'd like to turn our study into an en suite and the big cavity space behind our bedroom (which backs onto the sloping bank) into a rumpus room/spare bedroom and walk-in wardrobe (it's a big space!). The bathroom will require an extra pump system to get it back up to the general waste water piping level. Back wall will need waterproofing and some dirt dug out. So recommendations for that job too would be handy!

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Resource Consent

Posted 4 months ago

We are planning to divide an existing building (260 m2) in two units and build one more unit (40 m2). We need a draftsman for resource consent application.

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1 Bedroom Unit

Posted 4 months ago

Looking to turn my rumpus room downstairs into a seperate dwelling to rent out. 1 bedroom unit with kitchen and bathroom. Need an architect to draft a sketch for the council ASAP. Urgent job.

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Drafting - Heritage Home renovation/extension

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, We are looking for drafting assistance to pull together technical plans for a heritage home renovation and extension in Hobsonville Point. We have a clear layout already in mind. It is an amendment to existing consented plans. Must be able to start this side of Christmas, and have solid reviews. Thank you, Ngaio

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Renovations at Willa and Mike's

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a draftsman/architect to draw up plans for minor residential house renovations. See photo attachments for renovation details.

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New deck drawing for building permit

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi There We are looking for a local draftsman for drawing a new deck for a building permit so we as a building company can build a new deck for our client. Must be able to start work in the next few weeks. The deck is roughly 30m2 and 1.5m above ground level in the Te Atatu area Auckland Thanks

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Under house

Posted 4 months ago

We have a 3 bedroom home and want to dig out underneath and put 3 bedrooms and living and add a new deak to the top part of the house

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Drafting new plans to get BC

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for a expert drafter to do some new design to get BC

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 154,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Glen Eden Renovations

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25th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 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

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30th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extension drafting needed

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30th July 2019

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

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

Draughtsman needed for internal renovation plans

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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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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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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Architeck Limited

Joined November 2018

Kia ora, We are Architeck, we love architecture in all aspects from design, developments through to construction. We would love to hear from you about your project. Please contact us today for a no obligation, free consultation of your next project. We are specialists in providing excellent, professional architectural services. We have over 13+ years experience in everything from rural n...

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Condor Consulting

Joined October 2019

I am kiwi born structural/bridge engineer offering my services to engineer your home/project. If you need anything from structural design or code compliance, to second opinions then I'm your guy! Get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you :)

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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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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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Auckland

Joined September 2015

Camden Graphics combines large-format digital printers, specialised finishing and professional installation services to deliver quality display and signage solutions. So, whether your campaign needs printing direct to paper, vinyl, fabric, metal, plastic or other substrates for indoor & outdoor displays, we can deliver. Site Surveys Design Project Management Print Manufacturing Finishing...

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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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JL Builder and maintenance Limited

Joined July 2018

We are a team of experienced builders led by a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). We build new residential homes, do alterations/renovations and outdoor living projects. We also build decks, fences and retaining walls. We have an extensive network of trades to support our projects providing one point of contact for our client's property development needs. Above else, we love what we do and it...

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Devani Architecture Limited

Joined January 2020

Qualified Draftsman working from home office. Hardworking, reliable and committed to deliver accurate and quality construction documentation to my clients.

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AW Designs

Joined December 2019

Having worked for a well known high end residential architectural practice based in central Auckland for the past 5 years, as a respected Project Architect, I enjoy the whole package approach - from concept to keys hand over. With experience in client relationships, detailed design, drafting, project and contract management, (including on-site observations) for a range of high end architectural...

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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 for more information about what we can do : aagroup.co.nz

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DNA Construction Ltd

Joined April 2010

DNA can complete your job from design, building consent through to completion. Our builders hold National certificates in carpentry, are licensed building practitioners & we have several apprentices at different levels completing their qualifications. 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 cl...

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BRAVE CONSTRUCTION

Joined July 2019

Hi, we specialize in interior fit outs. We have been working with major retail companies throughout New Zealand and residential owners who deserves truly beautiful high end works. Together of 30years experience, we will finish the job successfully.

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Royal Building Service Ltd

Joined July 2018

Our qualified glass tradies can do any big or small works in great Auckland area and neighbor cities. Onsite measurement, install, repair 24 hours and 7 days. Free site assessments, Prompt and reliable service, top quality workmanship, affordable cost, we endeavor to have each customer to get the great value for money. The business is home based operated, no high overheads. • All of our produc...

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Matthew Bayly

Joined October 2019

Hi, I've been in the construction industry for 7 years, specialising in remediating defective houses, but also doing a number of alteration/extension projects. I am professional and stick to deadlines. I am approachable and cooperative - no job is too small.

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