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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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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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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 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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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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Alterations and renovations #2

Posted 4 months ago

Remove walls to open up the kitchen and spare bedroom by taking space from the laundry. Kitchen and bedroom both back onto the laundry (laundry is the middle of both rooms). Reconfigure layout for laundry. Add in more wardrobe space, widen kitchen through adding in space from laundry, add in doorway between kitchen and laundry, add in walls in laundry, extend a wall where rangehood is going, remove a wall between kitchen and lounge room that is a load bearing wall. Put in wider sliding doors lea...

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House plans

Posted 4 months ago

I need someone to accurately draw up house plans for me so that I can put together my own schemes for an upcoming renovation.

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Plan

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for draftsman to do up a plan

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Draftsman/Designer

Posted 9 months ago

Plans drawn to relocate (within the same section) and re-pile a house as well as get the building consent submitted. Also need drawings done for a 2 peice subdivision and a second relocatable on the same site. - Needing first building consent done for relocation asap.

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Reconfiguration

Posted 11 months ago

We are renovating our kitchen and would like to reconfigure the entrance as well as put in a door thru to what is currently the laundry, to make it into a bedroom.

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Three Bedroom New Build

Posted 5 months ago

ABOUT THE JOB: We are planning a 2.5-3 bedroom new build later this year, which will be built by us (my husband is a builder). We already have possession of the land, which is 398m2 in total. Our ultimate goal is a compact, eco-friendly home with room for an outdoor area facing (roughly) north-west to optimize afternoon sun. We have been playing around with some designs with Floorplanner software, and have come up with a concept that we really like (images attached). We are now on the hunt...

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Stark st reno

Posted 1 year ago

plans for an addition to stucco dwelling

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Review and Comment on Draft Building Consent Application and Drawings

Posted 1 year 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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Granny Flat

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Covered deck

Posted 2 years 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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Alterations and renovations

Posted 5 months ago

Remove walls to open up the kitchen and spare bedroom by taking space from the laundry. Kitchen and bedroom both back onto the laundry (laundry is the middle of both rooms). Reconfigure layout for laundry. Add in more wardrobe space, widen kitchen through adding in space from laundry, add in doorway between kitchen and laundry, add in walls in laundry, extend a wall where rangehood is going, remove a wall between kitchen and lounge room that is a load bearing wall. Put in wider sliding doors lea...

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Kaiiwi beach

Posted 3 weeks ago

Draughtsperson to do council approved plans Know what I want Have sketches Believe relatively simple

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Cafe expansion

Posted 3 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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Cafe/apartment

Posted 4 months ago

Design a commercial building on ground and 2 stories apartment on top, build an underground care park for 10 of the 2 bed rooms apartment on a 900sqm V sharp the area is classify as commercial and residential. Time fram 3 weeks. Sieng

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House Drafting

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking to draft a house ... meters.

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Churchill reno

Posted 3 years 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 plus extra bedroom

Posted 6 months ago

I need somebody to draw up plans to add an addition bedroom and potentially an extension to the lounge.

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Bathroom and kitchen

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Draughtdman

Posted 3 years 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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Kitchen Cabinets and Stones

Joined November 2020

Kitchen Cabinets and Stones is a premium manufacturer, supplier and installer of top quality European Kitset Kitchens, Kitchenettes, modular flat packed Kitchen Cabinets and Accessories, having showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch. Our aim is to provide a quick, easy and budget friendly solution to building a new Kitchen. From complete new kitche...

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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

We are here for you. We specialise in exterior and interior decorating, and colour mixing for elegant and classic looks. We use quality paint. Our painters are skilled, competent hard workers. Integrity, quality, and skills are our strengths. Maxwell Painting and Design Your Assets Matter! polintellpainting.club

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STEVE WATTS

Joined December 2019

Over 25 year’s experience in architectural design work – BUT – new to Builderscrack. I’m Stephen, experienced in residential as well as commercial & industrial design, furthermore, my strengths are in energy efficiency & sustainability. I have designed & built ‘standard’ & eco houses including my current concept house built with structural insulated panels (SIPS). This activity has meant I have...

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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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fortyone ARCHITECTURE

Joined May 2020

We are a Boutique Architectural Studio obsessed with bespoke residential architecture design. Simply put, were focused on intentional design crafted around your families lifestyle. All the while maximizing your properties potential. Great homes don’t just get built. They are thoughtfully designed in a collaborative way that leaves everyone involved, proud of the end result. Palmerston N...

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Phil Davey Projects

Joined July 2015

20 Years building industry experience on residential and commercial projects. Affiliate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity surveyors. M6084 New homes and Alterations Landscaping, Fences, decks, pools, earthworks and Design and Consultation services Planning and Resource Consents (... c Certification) Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors

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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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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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3drenderstudio co nz trading as 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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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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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. ...

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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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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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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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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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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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New Dimension

Joined July 2020

It’s a small operation, doing things a bit differently. Always aiming to elevate the usual experience by doing the things that make the process easier for everyone.  I’m providing solutions here, not problems! Get in touch, I’d love to have a chat about your project!

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Plans co nz

Joined May 2020

We are an architectural design business, working mostly in the residential sector, drawing plans for new houses, additions, alterations and renovations. We also work closely with Councils lodging both Building and Resource Consents. We are located in the Manawatu but have the capacity to do work all around the lower North Island.

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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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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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