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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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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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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 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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Architects on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Marine Turbine Project

Posted 4 months ago

CAD PERSON REQUIRED Based in CBD Whangarei. I require a CAD 3 D drafts person for my Marine Turbine Project. Its not too complicated and you do not need to be an engineer. Patent drawings need to be updated and preliminary drawings are started. This is a Climate Change Renewable Energy project.ie "power for the people". I need someone with a charitable heart with lower rates to help get this project prototype on the water.

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House plans

Posted 4 months ago

We want to renovate and would like our house plans drawn up.

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Verandah

Posted 1 year ago

Need drawing completed for covering over deck

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Bennett Reno

Posted 1 year ago

We are wanting to renovate our kitchen, bathroom and other parts of the house.

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Oakura build

Posted 5 months ago

New build - maintenance free concrete and glass exterior

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Carport and shed RBP Design

Posted 7 months ago

RBP Design registered person to draft approved drawings and supervise Owner Builder construction of 36m2 carport and 15m2 shed

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Draftsman to help with reno

Posted 9 months ago

Hi there Needs a daughtsman to help me as want to make living space open plan, Create larger bathroom and larger ensuite for main room. Also main room only accessible externally. Also add in some French doors or bi fold doors from dining to deck.

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Ensuite plans Ruakaka

Posted 10 months ago

ensuite plans for council

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Deck extension

Posted 1 year ago

I need plans to extend an existing deck with glass balastrades from 1.5 metres to about 4.5 metres. Deck height is approx. 3130 metres so may need an engineers report for the height and the balastrades. I have most of the original house plans. Help with council approval would also be good. I already have a builder

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Extension

Posted 3 months ago

I need someone to draw my plans so that I can apply for a building consent at council. The floor area is only 6m by 7m but involves adding to an existing room/roof

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Pole Barn

Posted 4 months ago

Need plans or guidance to assist me to build a pole barn/shed. Enough to conform with legislation re building 48 sq meter shed in high wind area.

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Extension

Posted 9 months ago

Extension to existing house to accomodate laundry and garage

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Home design

Posted 8 months ago

We would like to draw up plans and design out home. We're looking for a plywood interior, 4 bedroom home with deck. There are many details we want to i clude and would like to work with someone who can pro ide us with a visual of our plans. Inspo in images

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Sleep out with ensuite

Posted 1 year ago

Hi I'm needing to please get plans drawn up for a 8.4x3 metre cabin with a bedroom. Ensuite and lounge area. I have a floor plan to work from. I need the plans for a building consent. I know that alot of people are busy this time of year but I'm hoping to get this done as soon as possible so if you could please include when you might be able to help with this i would greatly appreciate it. I already have. Builder, an electrician and a plumber. I have attached a photo of the floor plan but it wil...

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Building plans for x2 cabin designs

Posted 10 months ago

Im a builder and i need plans for a 10sqm and 20sqm relocatable cabin on skids.i need all plans and measurements from sub floor frames cladding and joinary etc.also would like 3d generated images to use for clients.

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Renovations

Posted 2 years ago

Provide plans for reconfiguration/renovations including new Kitchen, laundry lounge.

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Remove a structural internal wall.

Posted 5 months ago

We have a supporting wall we need to open up to make it open plan. It is a vaulted ceiling and we have plans of the property. We have opened up part of the wall to see as well so photos can be sent. We are on a budget so would like the most cost effective responses please. We can do the taking down clearing out etc just need the pro input and to put the beams in where needed.

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Small amenities shed and drainage drawings required for WDC permit.

Posted 1 year ago

We require Council ready drawings of a small amenities shed 3.0m x 2.6m showing a hot water cylinder and a washing machine and tub. We require a drainage plan showing sewer from sewer connection at boundary to the amenities shed. The drainage and site plan have been hand drawn already by drainlayer. The amenities shed will be constructed on a deck, which will be less than 1.0m high. Both deck and shed need to be drawn to NZS3604. Council requires 3 x site plans, 3 x floor plans, 3 x elevations,...

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Home renovation

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking to do some renovation work on a 1989 built single story living, 100 sqm house. We have a pdf of plans from the council as a starting point and hoping these can be entered into some CAD software to begin with. We need to get some drawings ready for council permits etc. There are basically 2 parts needing council approval (1- a door becoming a ranch slider in the living room & 2- a new entry/hall/3rd bedroom out of an existing garage conversion). We are also looking to get some...

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Plans for Council building consent for small bathroom within an existing rumpus.

Posted 2 months ago

Plans for Council building consent for small bathroom within a basement 50sqm rumpus using a macerator pump (sololift WC-3). Will require a false wall for plumbing and two walls and door to create a room within the room and details of plumbing for council approval. Rough measurements in attached photo.

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Paul Naude

Joined July 2020

I have been working in Architecture and Design for the last 15 years. In that time I have worked at housing companies through to the most prestigous New Zealand Architectural firms, designing and documenting from humble to award winning homes. I have a broad range of experience in design and detailing and I am able to understand your design and budget requirements and help you to meet them. I c...

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Northscape

Joined March 2017

Northscape, a premier team that provides a comprehensive suite of premium landscape solutions to 'create your ultimate outdoor environment' Northscape scope of activities are in the Far North, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens - Lawn Installation (...

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Abode Architecture

Joined October 2018

We are a company that believes relationships are important. A meaningful life requires meaningful relationships. With this in mind we design architecture that evokes great relationships. We also understand that great architecture fits both your lifestyle and your personal style. I have been in the building industry since leaving school, firstly as a builder then later as a site manager undertaki...

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Breckon Builders Limited

Joined April 2017

Hi, we specialise in all aspects of building, major renovations, new homes and small jobs also. we pride ourselves on workmanship, professionalism and providing competitive no surprise quotes and then completing the job on budget and on time. We are also members of New Zealand Certified Builders offering the 10 year halo guarantee, Trade Qualified & Licensed Building Practitioner.

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Advancedesign Architecture

Joined October 2012

We are an experienced Architectural Design company with over 500 building consents issued. LBP registered Builders as well, so we come from a practical background. Consulting Engineer & Resource Consent Planners available for a complete and comprehensive design service. We enjoy creating great homes and buildings and are partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help create cost effective homes f...

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Ninety By 45 Construction Limited

Joined March 2021

LBP Qualified Designer, Experience in regulatory and 8 years of designing/drafting with experience on site and great understanding of construction. LBP Qualified Builder (Adam) 15 years construction and project management.

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Tilestone Limited

Joined February 2019

TileStone Performance: Full Tiling service ( Bathroom, kitchen, toilet, laundry, ensuite floor and wall) Floor Screeding Waterproofing services Underfloor Heating Installation Professional Sealant Services Sauna Tiling Swimming Pools Tiling TileStone Restoration and Refurbishment: Tile Stone and Grout restoration Re-grout Tile replacement Seal grout Apply sealer Tile Stone and Grou...

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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, additions and alterations, decks, commercial, remediation and more! I will either take your sketched design OR provide you with other options in completing your desired finished project. All my work is architecturally designed...

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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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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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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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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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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Architext

Joined May 2014

Hi we are registered architects that have been operating in the Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Coromandel area for 24 years. We have worked on residential, commercial,tourist accommodation and education projects of all sizes. We like to work with our clients collaboratively and provide a design outcome that we can all be proud of.

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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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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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EMBARC

Joined March 2020

Renovations | New Builds | Feasibility Concept to Completion. Licensed Building Practioner - Design 2. Get in touch now to talk about your project needs. ...

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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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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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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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