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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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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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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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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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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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New extension for walk-in robe en-suite .new laundry and likchentriple garaging

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking to extend our home , replacing the existing kitchen so we have a butler pantry new large en-suite walk-in robe and large triple garaging with a couple of miner adjustments to put entranceway .am needing design and plans drawn up and lodged with council

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Whakamaramara Shed Plan Draughted

Posted 1 year ago

Need plans drawn urgently for simple rectangular car shed to get WBOPDC permit.

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Small Drafting job

Posted 1 year ago

To draft a plan of our small bach and a new 1 bedroom renovation (addition) to get a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the council.

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URGENT Very small Drafting job of existing open basement renovation

Posted 10 months ago

WHAT THE JOB IS: Urgent Simple Re-Draft of existing open basement professional plans, adding 4 internal walls, and specifications for a bathroom, to comply with our local Council WHERE: Te Puke, Bay of Plenty (We are open to Drafters/Designers from other areas, seeing the work could be done digitally from anywhere in NZ) WHY WE NEED IT URGENTLY: Selling our home and relocating to the USA within the next few months WHO IS IT FOR: The plans are for the Western Bay of Plenty District Council,...

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Drafting, flat site, rectangle house, piles, floor plan done

Posted 11 months ago

We require a Draughtsman to draft up our plans of a 230sqm rectangle house on piles for consent through the Western Bay of Plenty Council. Currently we have a floor plan that has been reviewed by our builder and we have a good idea of what roofing and cladding we will be using. we are likely to go unconditional on the land on 29 November and then will require the plans as soon as possible after that.

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Restaurant & Bar te puna

Posted 1 year ago

Need floor plans drawn up for the interior of a restaurant and bar.

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Draughtsman wanted

Posted 1 year ago

We have a property located at Pukehina Beach and am looking at completing renovations to the exisiting building. To put it very simply, at present there is a rectangle shoebox on the property with 2 bedrooms that is in much need of some bringing up to date . I do t have any photos at present

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Convert Downstairs Double Garage into Sleepout

Posted 11 months ago

Hi there We want to convert a downstairs double garage into a consented sleep-out at 10 Saunders Place, Te Puke. Would you be able to assist with this and give us an indication of the costs to draw up the plans? We are just trying to get our minds around the total cost for the project at this stage. I have the building plans we have obtained from the council, as well as a marked-up sketch of the proposed changes which I can send you. Here are a few pointers to give you an idea of the sc...

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Omokoroa Extensions

Posted 3 weeks ago

1. Extend end of house to create a large bathroom and convert existing bathroom into a large walkin robe area 2. Extend to increase size of living area - take existinig room out to eaves, already a wide overhang.

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Architect - renovation consent drawings

Posted 1 year ago

Architect required to prepare consent drawings for renovation (Western Bay of Plenty District Council) and advise on type and use of cladding. Reclad, new joinery, internal portal beams. 1973 built architecturally designed home - very unique design which we are wanting to enhance. Original project drawings and updated autocad files available.

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Lounge extension and add eves

Posted 2 years ago

I want to extend the lounge over the deck and need a plan for the council. The extension/conservatory would be about 3m x 5m. I may also add eves on 2 sides of the house

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New ensuite

Posted 2 years ago

to change a bedroom into ensuite

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Draftsman for 5brm Home.

Posted 2 years ago

We need a draftsman for our home to be relocated. It is a 5brm house, i have a floor plan but it is not to scale. We have been told it will need to be cut into 3. In the plans the 3 small rooms on the side, the carport, and the veranda are not going to be included in the Draft.

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Industrial building extention.

Posted 2 years ago

Hi I have a requirement for a Drafty to complete construction plans for a simple two room office complex and ablutions attached to an existing industrial shed. Knowledge of WBDC consenting requirements would be beneficial.

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Jay

Posted 2 years ago

Wanting to convert our double internal access garage into a guest studio suite, with bathroom/toilet and kitchenette. Need plans drawn up and submitted to council

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House extension

Posted 3 months ago

Require a drafts person with renovation experience our home is on a rural lifestyle block. Wanting to extend kitchen and dining room out by 2.5m also have consent to change garage to another bedroom but want to extend this but by 2m and add another bathroom and entry. Off the kitchen and dining to be a deck and roof extended over this area. I have a basic drawing available. Wanting to know costs for drafts of this so it can be submitted to council. No specific time frames - Can supply all exis...

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Second story addition

Posted 2 years ago

I'm looking for a design architect to help with scoping out a second story addition with a third story annex to a house in the country. The existing house is a solid brick house built in 78, with great north facing views, I'm looking for a castle type style outside to take advantage of the brick exterior and pillars.

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Train refurb

Posted 1 year ago

I have a rail carriage that I need put into working drawings to submit for consent

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Shane’s extension

Posted 2 years ago

Architect required. Approx $150k project budget for adding 40sq m extension comprising new kitchen/living area on existing 1960s house on Omokoroa waterfront

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Master suite

Posted 3 months ago

Reconfigure master suite to enlarge bathroom and walk in robe

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Five AM Design Studio

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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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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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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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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Yeso Ltd

Joined September 2019

Yeso Ltd is a company of young professionals, providing residential tiling, exterior plastering, venetian plaster, gib stopping and painting services for new houses and old house renovations for all suburbs of Auckland. Our dedication to deliver the highest quality of work in the fastest time frame possible whilst maintaining maximum customer satisfaction has been our top priority. BCITO & LBP Li...

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Lammas Architects Limited

Joined August 2019

Architecture + Interiors. Registered Architects NZIA Practice Stephen established Lammas Architects Limited in 2019, with over 13 years of professional experience gained in New Zealand working for 3 leading architecture practices. He is a talented designer with a proven ability in the management of project teams, and works closely with consultants and contractors while maintaining a strong...

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The Drawing Room

Joined November 2019

Looking for great value Architectural & Drafting work? We guarantee we'll get you your consent, or YOUR MONEY BACK! At The Drawing Room, we pride ourselves on listening to you and work with you to provide solutions to compliance that match your taste. Check out our website on how to get started, www. ...

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BG Homes Limited

Joined July 2013

We are a family operated Design & Build company aimed at offering high level of client satisfaction and providing quality craftmanship. We cover both extensions/alterations and new builds.

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AY

Joined January 2018

I’m very passionate about new and existing residential projects with 10 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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Collaborative Projects Studio

Joined December 2019

We've done designs for new houses and renovations, we've worked on several public, commercial and education buildings. We can also design and build interiors and furniture. We are a small and effective team that like clear communication and professionalism without intermediary. The collaboration with our clients is the key to achieve their goals.

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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design, structural engineering and interiors studio based in Auckland. We provide design services from pre design briefing, concept design through to full building drawings and documentation and consents. We have worked on both residential and commercial projects in New Zealand that form the basis of our industry knowledge. With a design focused env...

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L Framing Limited

Joined November 2019

Thank you for taking an interest in L.Framing, whether it may be for Renovations, building or any of our services we would like to thank you. L.Framing is a company that takes pride in our work in delivering competitive quotes and providing excellent service. We dedicate ourselves in providing services that meet deadlines while maintaining excellent services. Our employees have years of e...

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C Wilson Building

Joined November 2017

Hi, i am a builder & have been in the trade for the last 20 years, i take pride in my work which varies from fencing/decking to bathroom renovations, house alterations & kitchen installs etc

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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 14+ years experience in everything from rural n...

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COFORM Architectural Design Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a 27-year old male architectural designer & draughtsman, with a Bachelor of architectural studies with a major in Interior Architecture. I have 5 years of working experience, designing low end to high-end architectural jobs. As a result of me designing your dream home, whether it is a new build, an alteration to an existing home, low end or high end; you will have an aesthetically...

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GT Survey

Joined January 2020

GT Survey is a small firm located in Cambridge, but our service extends to the greater Waikato, Bay of Plenty & recently Auckland regions. We specialise in Civil & Engineering Survey's, but are qualified and experienced to complete all types of surveying and development projects, larger or small. • Subdivision's – Resource Consent Applications, Land...

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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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Click Works

Joined February 2008

Click Works is a Dunedin based company specialising in Architectural Design and Drafting work. We service clients all around NZ with current projects in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Central Otago. From a simple renovation through to large scale residential builds, apartment blocks and light commercial - we've significant experience in all. We also provide a draughting service...

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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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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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