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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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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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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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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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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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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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Draughtsman for decking design

Posted 2 years ago

Am looking for a local Draughtsman to assist with designing a large decking on a 2story house.

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Covered deck

Posted 11 months ago

Need some plans drawn up for a covered deck and a set of French doors installed into existing plaster wall. Also taking out a kitchen wall that is load bearing and changing from electric hot water to gas.House measurements are in feet and inches so needs to be converted

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Wooden Frame Greenhouse

Posted 2 years ago

A Wooden frame Greenhouse build - Research & Development project for Aquaponics.

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Bathroom and kitchen

Posted 2 days ago

Moving bathroom , opening up kitchen and lounge so removing low bearing wall

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Wooden Frame Greenhouse 2

Posted 2 years ago

A Wooden frame Greenhouse build - Research & Development project for Aquaponics.

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Extension

Posted 3 years ago

We require an architect to provide planning layout and renovation design for a extension to our kitchen, dinning room and entrance way to the house as well as a master bedroom and on suit bathroom.

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Draughtdman

Posted 1 year ago

Want to modernise my house by changing the cladding doors n windows then down the track add double garage. Need to get avice n sketches to get street appeal Asap

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Cafe expansion

Posted 2 years ago

We have a reasonably straight forward extension of my cafe. We are wanting two extra toilets and to move our dishwashing area.

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Alteration

Posted 2 years ago

Working drawing for extension/rebuild of house. LBP owner requires draughtsman plans for council consent.

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My dream home

Posted 4 years ago

Looking for someone who will design the perfect South African house for me in New Zealand

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Help

Posted 4 years ago

Renovate carport and garage to become apartment and studio space

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Stark st reno

Posted 9 months ago

plans for an addition to stucco dwelling

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Granny Flat

Posted 5 months ago

Need a plan drawn up so we can get approval from council

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Churchill redesign

Posted 2 years ago

We want to redesign the floor plan of our home moving the Kitchen from the back of the house to the front, design open plan kitchen / living area and moving bedrooms to thye rear of the house. Also, off the kitchen / dining area we want a covered outdoor area / deck.

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Kana

Posted 4 years ago

I want to start a soap shop in the city. The shop Im intending to take is about 70 square meters. I want shells against the walls to display and a counter for a register.

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House inspections (construction experience)

Posted 2 years ago

We (Ivette & Steve) are property investors, based in Australia and are looking for someone with construction experience to go carry out building inspections - ideally also renovation skills. Tasks include: - pointing out areas of concern - taking pictures - take dimensions/ measure up rooms Looking forward getting in touch! Ivette & Steve

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Churchill reno

Posted 1 year ago

House reno within current footprint. Reposition (new) kitchen, reposition 2 bedrooms, create new dining and living spaces. Opening out onto covered deck.

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House extension

Posted 6 years ago

looking for an architect/draughsman to draw up plans for a house extension.aprox 6x7 meters.must have lbp..job is just south of wanganui

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Review and Comment on Draft Building Consent Application and Drawings

Posted 3 months ago

We have prepared a draft Building Consent application and drawings (South Taranaki Council) dealing primarily with the addition of a new ensuite in an existing area of the house, together with the renovation of the main bath. New plumbing is to be installed throughout the house, and two continuous hot water heaters (LPG) will also be installed. The property is on tank water/septic tank as it's in a rural location. There is also an old, disused swimming pool on the property that will need new fe...

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Draughting and Design Services

Joined December 2010

Plans for small alterations to holywood style mansions. Good service, best price, top quality plans. Manawatu based but able to service nationwide via photographs and scans email attachments. Free quotes and if you build with one of our builders the plans are free.

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PS Structural Drafting Ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi, my name is Petra Syme and I run PS Structural Drafting Ltd. company from my home in Napier. I'm experienced in Architectural Technologies/Drafting and also Structural Drafting in residential, commercial and industrial field. I'm very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion using the latest CAD Software-Revit to produce plans at all stages of the design process...

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BES Services Ltd

Joined December 2011

We specialise in many fields. Construction Management • Project Management • Architectural Design/Draughting Services • Resource Consents • Building Surveying • Design & Build Civil & Structural Engineering • Landscape Design & Build • Interiors & Lighting Our core focus in 2012 is Design, Draughting & Project Management.

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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

Designing bespoke residential architecture in which he can call upon a range of different design styles is what Codi finds most exciting. His passion for high spec, energy efficient homes with special focus on building science deeply shapes the way he tackles a design project. Codi strongly believes that a home should improve the lives of its occupants through the way they interact with it...

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Up Ease LTD

Joined March 2011

Here at Up Ease we have over 15 years experience providing access solutions for residential and commercial properties. Specialising in all forms of vertical access we also provide Dumb waiter's chairlifts for stairs, frieght lifts, hospital bed lifts,passenger lifts,Maintenance/service and car park solutions. As well as elevators we can undertake onsite engineering, demolition and removal wor...

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Refresh Renovations Manawatu

Joined August 2012

Refresh renovations is New Zealand's leading design and build home improvement specialist offering a range of services including: Create more space | Open plan living | Kitchen Renovations | Bathroom Renovations | Warm up homes | Create indoor outdoor flow | Refresh rooms | Outdoor Renovation | Re-clad and insulate The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing to your budget and building to...

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BB Construction LTD

Joined April 2012

BB Construction is a family owned & operated business with second generation builders having over 40 years in the construction industry in and around the Manawatu region. We are based in Palmerston North however; we also work within the wider surrounding centres and rural locations. BB Construction focuses on all aspects of the construction industry. With our good size team, we confidently m...

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JT BATHROOM BUIDERS

Joined July 2011

I'm a builder who can do other trades a well. Job is not finished till you are happy. Can beat any quote in town. Have photos and ref if needed. Many thanks Jesse

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Mandy Wood Stained Glass

Joined January 2011

I have been making stained glass for 25 years and was the first stained glass artist in Queensland to be accredited by the governent to train apprentices who I used in my 5 galleries. Over the years I have made 1000's of stained glass commission windows and doors for the cyclone prone Queensland coast line. I came back to NZ and bought a home and gallery in Dargaville in 2007. I can ship s...

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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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Freedom Custom Made Ltd

Joined October 2018

We are a family operated business in its infancy. I however have been building the last 9 yrs with highly varied projects. We have the expertise and network to make your dreams a reality. From design, project management, to small repair we have you coverd. Flexible with locations, setting up in the wild for weeks is not a problem. We enjoy developing lasting relationships and take pride in offerin...

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Brendan Welch

Joined April 2011

Hi, I'm a qualified and registered Master builder, I take pride in all the work that is done by me or any of my staff. I would appreciate the chance to show you some of what we can do. Working with you to achieve your dreams. Design, Build and ENJOY.

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House Plans New Zealand

Joined January 2016

We specialise in designing modern, high insulation, low energy homes that look good and cost less to run. All our homes are designed with ensuite bathrooms and low maintenance materials for easy living. Building consent drawings, specifications, application forms and council liaison provided. We supply custom house plans to private customers and builders throughout New Zealand.

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About Building Ltd

Joined August 2009

New residental homes ,alterations , decks , fences , texture coatings ,interior & exterior painting and maintanace.Pre cast concrete panels for homes, pools, retaining walls and commercial buildings.

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jtconstruction

Joined January 2011

I'm a builder by trade and can do other trades as well . I have references if needed and photos of jobs I have done. I have trade certificate and advance trade in building. I will endeavor to beat any other quotes you recieve!! Job is not finished until you are completely satisfied!!

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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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Spatial Designs Ltd

Joined December 2013

I'm a draughtsman or CAD Technician for building work and for engineers. I draw plans for building and construction work whether it need's a building consent or not. I've designed new homes and drawn plans for old ones to renovate or to add on to. I do mostly alterations and additions and if wanted 3D views. I'm a member of the Design Association of NZ. Most of my work has been the lower north isl...

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TASdesign Limited

Joined February 2018

Hi there, we're a professional design company offering drafting services for Concept Design and Building Consents. We also specialize in taking your design and creating comprehensive Manufacturing/Shop drawings and Assembly Instructions as part of our unique SmartPLANZ 3D Plan Packages, which are specifically created to ensure a time and cost effective build. We offer competitive quotes and pricin...

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Emma Brown

Joined June 2018

Emma Brown specialises in full service residential and commercial interior design. From new builds and renovations to a refresh of exisiting spaces. Often people have a feeling of how they want their work place or homes to look and feel but no idea how to create it, I am passionate about creating a space that has been design specifically with my clients in my mind. I love to work on all areas of d...

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John OConnell Tree, hedge and section.

Joined June 2010

Hi, I've been contracting and working in the forestry for 20 odd years. The last year spent focusing on the residential tree, hedge and section care. Prunning and thinning and shaping, and total removal of anything from small shrubs, to larger difficult trees. All section clearing and yard work undertaken. All those chainsaw jobs done efficiently with no mess left. High probability of beating...

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