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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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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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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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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 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 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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Posted 4 years ago

I need a standard house designed

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Octagonal multifaceted multi generational home

Posted 3 years 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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Bob's job

Posted 1 year ago

want to push the front of the house out 1.8m bring the roof out another 1,8 m to cover a deck . Currently 3 bedrooms across the front want to extend them put in a on suit in one of them and create independent access to the rooms. The front of the house is 8.7m. Wooden floor, tin hip roof . Orginally built 1940's

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Col

Posted 4 years ago

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

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Home renovation

Posted 1 year ago

We've recently bought our first home and looking for an architect to help us with renovations. The house is a lovely 3 bedroom 1950s bungalow in pretty good condition but the layout is a little odd so wed like some help making it flow better and maximising the available space.

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Garage Foundation Plan required

Posted 2 years 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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Garage Conversion

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, I’m wanting a double garage with extra room, to be drawn up into a 2 bedroom dwelling, for plans to be consented. The space is around 60m squared. I’d like to know what the soonest possible timeframe I could get this done in please :)

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Extension

Posted 4 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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Replace small window with larger one

Posted 3 months ago

Drawing for a permit for council consent to replace a small window with a deeper and wider window to take in sun and view.The window is on second story and within a brick wall

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Addition to commercial building

Posted 10 months ago

I want to reconfigure the second floor into an apartment and change the access to it. Also to change part of the ground floor where the existing stairwell is.

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House plans

Posted 1 year ago

We need plans drawn up for new house build. We have a basic plan drawn. It is a challenging block of land.

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A-frame cabin

Posted 2 years 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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Draughtsman needed

Posted 4 years ago

Plans drawn for 60m2 house extension. Simple design.

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Enohouse #2

Posted 8 months ago

I have a small modular house design based on steel frames fitted together. My design is a rough model on Autocad 3D. I'm looking for an experienced draftsman to finish the design and draw 2d plans for Council Consent Plans (Whakatane Council)

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New House

Posted 3 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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Getting older!!

Posted 4 years ago

Add an ensuite to main bedroom

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Nic Twaddle

Posted 2 years 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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New house design

Posted 2 years 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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Raised floor around Pool deck build!

Posted 1 year ago

Need plans drawen up for a raised floor /Deck (0.5m high) for a commercial operation as part of a change of use building consent application. 10mL x 2mW Indoor on concrete base, with seating on one edge 7mL x 0.7high also a 1mW ramp x 6mlong starting at the 4m point for wheel chair access.

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Renovation

Posted 4 months ago

I have bought a 1954 house I will renovate. I would like to turn the kitchen into a bedroom the laundry into an ensuite the dining room into a kitchen and a lot of other changes. I will need I think to submit the plan to Whakatane Council for consent. I also will need your advice on changes if they are possible etc.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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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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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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QS Consult NZ

Joined February 2019

Quantity Surveyor - Project Cost Estimates - Schedule of Quantities - Take-Off - Microsoft Project Programming. Registered MNZIQS - Sole Trader Consultant - Reasonable Rates .

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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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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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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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Global Partnership and Development Ltd

Joined July 2012

Global Partnership and Development Ltd 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, a...

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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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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 full home renovations.

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ARKI DESIGN AND DRAFTING LIMITED

Joined January 2020

We are a qualified and experienced Design and drafting team with over 10 years of experience in the residential and commercial sector. We pride ourselves with our work quality, fast turnarounds and affordability.

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Detail Connect Ltd

Joined July 2012

Architectural Drafting, Structural Drafting, Structural steel and Precast detailing/manufacturing drawings and drafting service using 3D modelling software. ... Project specific samples a available on request.

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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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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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