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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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New house design

Posted 9 months ago

Hi There, We need a price on an architect plan for a possible house build. We love the design from a Lockwood plan, but we dont want to go with Lockwood, and have a few minor changes we would like to add. Changes include 1) Sliding door in bedroom 1 2) Push wall out in living / dining area so its completely rectangle 3) Re-design the main bathroom / laundry to include a separate toilet. - No tub required, just pipes for laundry. In time we plan to push the laundry into a garage so thi...

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Adlam

Posted 3 years ago

Garage and renovations kitchen bathroom entrance bedroom and deck, exterior cladding etc

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Draughtsman needed

Posted 2 years ago

Plans drawn for 60m2 house extension. Simple design.

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Garage Foundation Plan required

Posted 7 months ago

We are wanting to relocate a garage on the same site. To accompany our relocation consent application for Council we are required to attach a detailed foundation plan that complies with the current design philosophies and our resource consent. Hoping to get this ASAP so we can progress with the consent application and get the slab laid in time to move the garage over Easter.

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Getting older!!

Posted 2 years ago

Add an ensuite to main bedroom

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Draughting & Design Services for 3.5 x wall removal and a floor extension over kitchen/laundry porch area

Posted 4 years ago

We have a 4 bedroom 1960s brick home, we want to create an open plan space in the living areas (2 walls), a larger bedroom (1 wall) and an open foyer entry way (0.5 wall). The walls that need to be removed are point load bearing and exist between the kitchen/laundry (so we can extend the kitchen into the laundry area) and extend this floor area approx 1 metre over the current exterior concrete porch. Remove a wall between the dining and lounge (open plan concept) and a wall between 2 bedrooms...

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A-frame cabin

Posted 2 months ago

I have an A-frame cabin design. I need an architect to: 1. Check it for compliance with nz building codes 2. If compliant, compile a materials list from it and convert the measurements from imperial to metric so i can get the materials quoted. Although, it may end up easier for an architect to just draw a new design.

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A great paying job 2

Posted 2 years ago

I need a standard house designed

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A great paying job

Posted 3 years ago

I need a standard house designed

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New House

Posted 2 years ago

I would like basic 3 Bedroom plans on top of garage built with retaining walls. engineers plans , building plans and consent to council.

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Nic Twaddle

Posted 9 months ago

We need plans for consent for our 32m2 loft over our detached garage which we would like to make self contained with toilet shower and kitchen. Not wanting anything too crazy design wise just clean simple practical and legal in order to get consents, a valuation and builders quotes for mortgage extension.

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Col

Posted 2 years ago

We are relocating a bungalow and need plans drawn to submit to council

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Extension

Posted 2 years ago

Extension to lounge and redesign of kitchen dining room and front entrance. I have the plans for existing house.

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Octagonal multifaceted multi generational home

Posted 1 year ago

I am the owner of rural property on the outskirts of Whakatane. I would like to build a multi generational home on the property. I am particularily interested in multifaceted homes/ octagonal homes. We have seen designs for kitsets from Indonesia and investigated importing them. We would like to know if this is something a local designer and builder could achieve more cost effectively. I have received permission from the regional council – we are above the flood zone. Inside our desgin brief ar...

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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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Handy Marz

Joined July 2018

Hi, I am a German brought up in NZ with very fine attention to detail & quality. I pride myself on making every job great & giving you what you want. My scope of work is very wide & my background is in light engineering, landscaping & maintenance as well as home renovations.

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Vision Design Architecture

Joined April 2017

Hi, Vision Design has been designing new homes all over NZ for over 10 years. We also specialise in renovations and re cladding leaky buildings. We work closely with a number of Tauranga based builders and small building companies. We pride ourselves on quality drawings at reasonable rates. Our small team thrive on working with new building systems.

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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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Wyn Architecture

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. New builds and renovations. 15 years experience. Nation wide

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Haigh Workman Limited

Joined January 2019

Haigh Workman has a wealth of experience in civil, industrial and residential engineering with offices in Kerikeri, Warkworth and Auckland. Haigh Workman Ltd is a multi-disciplined civil & structural engineering firm, with experience in our Kerikeri office dating back to 1981. We have a strong team of qualified engineers with a comprehensive range of skills. We offer specialist expertise provid...

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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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Residential Design

Joined May 2011

We are a Tauranga, New Zealand (NZ) based house plans and architectural design company specialising in creating unique and distinctive designs. We have extensive knowledge of our industry and we are dedicated in creating the perfect residential designs. With practical solutions for house plan designs and alterations we provide a friendly efficient architectural design service from our free i...

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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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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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The Drawing Mill

Joined August 2017

We pride ourselves on preparing comprehensive detailed drawings and specification to obtain Building Consent. Builders especially value our level of detail, which can save you time and money on site. ​The Drawing Mill also offers business to business Architectural Services nationwide.

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Jurado Architects

Joined January 2019

We are innovators with passion! We love what we do and we care for your future. Our journey always starts with a vision to the way in which we can enhance your life, by creating architecture that makes you feel better about the world having experienced it. We love to create timeless pieces of history, while we also make it our mission to innovate projects, creating silhouettes of the oceans supe...

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

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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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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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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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Archemics Design

Joined April 2019

Archemics Design is an architectural design 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 environment we ensure top q...

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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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