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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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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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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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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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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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Architect to help with consents

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there We after an competent architect to help with some of our current projects. Take over current architects drawings due to incompetency and lack of urgency. Look forward to hearing from all soon

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Universal

Posted 4 days ago

We would like to add a bathroom ,shower, toilet to our stand alone garage with 2 bedrooms. Council have requested that we get a architect to draw up plans in support of obtaining a builders consent. Garage is ... We require a competent qualified 'planner' who can complete the job and look at ways of 'saving money' whilst meeting the standards set out by 'council'. Looking at submitting before Xmas.

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Plans for deck extension and Submit to Council

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, I need plans for extending the current decking and re doing the current decking, including stairs. These plans will need to be submitted to council for approval. Attached are some photos showing the area and a rough mark up of the extension. Thanks.

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Custom design garage extension (approx 10x6m)

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for plans to be drawn up for council consent to be submitted. So we can then approach and involve a builder for the project.

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Shed plans for consent

Posted 6 days ago

I need plans drafted for a shed so I can submit them to Auckland Council for a consent. Simple shed, 3m wide, 5.5 m long and 2m tall on the shorter side. Internal measurements. Monoslope roof and double door on the tall long sides. It will be extra storage and lightly used as a wood workshop. The consent is necessary because I want to build it close to the fense.

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Garage conversion

Posted 2 weeks ago

We would like to convert half of our double garage into a bedroom and ensuite

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Carport drawings and help with council consent

Posted 1 month ago

We'd like to replace some dilapidated retaining walls around an existing single carport and at the same time turn it into a double carport.

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Floor plan of existing house

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for someone to draw up a floor plan of our house in Te Atatu South to update our LIM Report. It is a single level 1970s house 107m2. Job needed as soon as possible to get in to council.

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Extension to home

Posted 2 months ago

12m2 addition to house for an extra bedroom. Simple design. Requires a draftsperson only with LBP cert, autocad design skills, knowledge of district plan/consents required and professional indemnity. Concept plans only required at this stage.

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Exterior cladding

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, I am looking for registered architecture(licensed) to get design the exterior recladding of my house. My property is on Te Atatu South, Auckland 0610. Note: This is a single level 160 sq.m house. Kind reg, Aruna

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Deck plan for consent

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need a deck plan to submit to council for consent. Replacing existing deck. I can provide more information if required.

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Kitchen & Dining

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to draw up plans for house renovations, specifically our kitchen & dining space

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Renovation plans to be drafted for a Consenting purpose

Posted 1 day ago

I'm looking for some one(LBP) who can draft a plan which can be summitted for building consent. 1) Convert existing L'dry into 2nd bath. 2) Convert 2nd bedroom close to living into kitchen and make it Open plan 3) Convert the existing kitchen in to bedroom 4) Upgrade the existing bath ...

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Floor Plans - Existing House

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, We're applying for a CoA for some work done on our house by a previous owner. Part of the requirement includes an updated floor plan to council spec showing existing layout, highlighting area of CoA works, and including location of smoke alarms. An old existing floor plan exists (attached to give scope of the work FYI). I can mark up the changes on this and support it with photos if that makes it easier / quicker, else you're welcome to come measure when the alert levels allow. It would...

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Reclad

Posted 1 week ago

require drawings for reclad like for like weatherboards to apply for building consent

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Renovation or demo!

Posted 1 week ago

Expanding family. Need a 3bedroom have two! Need a pro to tell us if it cheaper to add on or demo and start again at a budget!

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New build

Posted 1 month ago

Design 4 and 5 bedroom house, from scheme / concept to work plan ready for building consent quote for 2 to 3 house

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Decks

Posted 4 days ago

Draw plans for an ex’s i sting deck at front of house of the second floor about 2.5mx9m. Drawing to widen opening in a wall from 2m to about 3m. Then draw plans for a back deck 4mx9m at one end is about 2m of the ground.

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Drawings and consent applications for removing load bearing wall

Posted 1 month ago

Hi i am looking to remove a wall between lounge and kitchen and replace it with a beam. it is a 1950 bungalow house. I am after someone who can do the necessary drawing and mange the consent application. I have attached a drawing of what i am after. Thanks

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Drafting consultant

Posted 1 month ago

Required, quotation for working drawings for garage replacement. Wish for larger garage, and whether it's feasible to achieve as existing gsrage on council boundary.

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Recent architecture and design reviews

With over 206,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

House Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2021

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 4
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Need plan drawn up and consent help - Removing one load bearing Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Duplex Design

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Arch_malmo

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
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 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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

Drafts person - As built Plans

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Conversion - Renewed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 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

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Architech Designs & Modelling Services Ltd

Joined March 2012

We do Design, Drafting works, 3D Modelling, Site Supervision, Construction Administration and Council Liaison, Building and Resource consent Drawings and lodgement to council. I am in the business for 20 years now. I am happy to work around the clients design requirements but also provide my design input where necessary to comply.

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Tilestone Limited

Joined February 2019

TileStone Performance: Full Tiling service ( Bathroom, kitchen, toilet, laundry, ensuite floor and wall) Floor Screeding Waterproofing services Underfloor Heating Installation Professional Sealant Services Sauna Tiling Swimming Pools Tiling TileStone Restoration and Refurbishment: Tile Stone and Grout restoration Re-grout Tile replacement Seal grout Apply sealer Tile Stone and Grou...

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Idee Architecture

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am an architectural designer specializing in residential extension, renovation, and light commercial fit-out design. I do 3d concept design as well as building consent plans. In the past years, I have helped many kiwi families with their home renovation projects including extension, living room open plan, house relocating, deck design, kitchen and bath reno, and so on. For me design...

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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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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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RGF Construction & Design

Joined September 2013

Hi, We have been in the building industry for 12 years and before that did 9 years in the cabinetmaking/joinery industry. I have a great team of staff and sub trades allowing us to do New builds, Major Renovations and Design work for your building consent. We have a large range of experience across the board in the industry and take on a wide range of projects. We are fully licensed building pract...

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Architecturo Architects

Joined May 2020

ARCHITECTURO is a New Zealand registered architectural practice. Both our directors have over 20 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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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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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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iDesign

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. We specialize in new builds and renovations. 15 years experience. We work nation wide and can tell you how to save money on your project!

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Malibu Painting

Joined July 2012

Malibu Painting 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, and Taihape. Our service...

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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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Paragon Solutions

Joined November 2014

Hi, my name is Shane and I am a qualified Architectural Draughtsman servicing Auckland's North Shore and surrounding areas. I Specialise in As-Built Drawings and Small Residential Building Consents, and am a Preferred Choice by Architects, Engineers, Builders and other Specialists, to produce High Quality Drawings. I pride myself in my professionalism, and my attention to detail ensures that my...

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EMBARC

Joined March 2020

Renovations | New Builds | Feasibility Concept to Completion. Licensed Building Practioner - Design 2. Get in touch now to talk about your project needs. ...

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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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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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ECONOMIZED DESIGNZ & CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined June 2016

Hi, we do: I) DESIGN: -Design/Drafting and Construction of New Building -Design/Drafting and Construction of Extension or Alteration of Existing Building -Quality Works and Reasonable Rates -with Professional Indemnity Insurance Website: ... II) CONSTRUCTION: -Commercial Building Construction -Residential Building Construction 10 Years Architectural Designer with Civil/Str...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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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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