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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 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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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An Architect required - renovate existing house and new build

Posted 4 months ago

We have a 1950, 3 bed, 1 bath, 90sqm house in excellent condition. We want to renovate this house to have an open plan lounge, kitchen,dining room and 1 bathroom. We then want to add an extension behind the house with a garage measuring around 7m x5m. Above this we would like 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom. The entrance into the main house will possibly have to have stairs connecting it to the bedrooms. As we have just sold our existing home we are hoping to have an Architect as soon as is possibl...

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Renovation Design

Posted 3 months ago

Draw up plans for council and spec's for removing 2 Load Bearing walls in a 1950's concrete house.

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Draughtsperson wanted for 70m2 minor dwelling

Posted 3 months ago

draughtsperson wanted for 70m2 minor dwelling at 262B whau valley road whangarei

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Plans to remove wall. Quote required.

Posted 4 months ago

Require council consent plans to remove internal wall in villa property. Wall runs from front to rear of house. There is good access into roof space via a drop down ladder. Wall may be at least part load bearing and may require a beam to be specified.

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10 Unit Development in Woodhill

Posted 1 year ago

I have concept plans for a block of 5 units and need structural drawings completed and building consent logged. Very simple design, Engineer has already been appointed. Looking for a draftsmen that is experienced with multi dwelling buildings

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Small house

Posted 3 weeks ago

We would like plans drafted for a simple 12m x 7m dwelling.

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Plans needed for renovation

Posted 1 year ago

I'm a builder renovating my own home in whangarei and need a few plans drawn up to be submitted to council. I'd like to have them submitted before April. Can you do this? Should be a fairly straight forward one... a structural wall coming out needing a beam, moving a few windows and doors, new Kitchens/bathrooms. I've already drawn concept plans. Would be good to meet you onsite to discuss but would you be able to give a rough estimate of expected cost?

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Building Consent Plans

Posted 8 months ago

New build Building Consent house plans from existing design. Based in Marsden Cove, One Tree Point. Whangarei. 181 sm with 4 bed 2 bath and double garage. Single level. Architectural roof line with weatherboard cladding. Joinery schedule complete and plans to draw from. Plan to be flipped so Garage is on the top not bottom and fireplace to be added to the living room with small alfresco window removed. Price to complete job and expected time-frame from consult to consent plans for counci...

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Existing dwelling drafting

Posted 4 months ago

Hi all. I have bought a circa 1920s relocated farmhouse in Woolleys Bay, Matapouri (Northland) and it doesn’t have existing plans. I would like to create existing plans so that I can begin to renovate the Bach. The first phase would be adding a new deck which would also need to be drafted. Other renovations will also come in the future. Please quote/bid for drawing up the existing dwelling. The dwelling is 81sqm and it is mostly symmetrical in shape.

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Draftsman Required Waipu

Posted 1 year ago

Plan required for council, 2 bay shed, septic etc no house yet

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Megson’s

Posted 1 year ago

Plans done to take to council

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Draughting for renovation/COA/Permit

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, I have a property in Ngunguru and am in need of a draughtsperson to help me prepare plans for a COA/permit. There will be alterations needed to the current plan so I'm looking for someone who will listen, advise and generally help me through this process. Thanks heaps.

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Garage renovation

Posted 1 month ago

We have a tidy, lined, double internal garage. We need someone to make drawings of how to make best use of the space as 2 bedrooms/rumpus/ laundry/storage

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Building Consent Drawings

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a qualified draftsperson to draw up our residential house plan/design to make it consent worthy. The plan will need to meet Whangarei District Council requirements and provide a general costing plan for a builder's quote. Our exisiting design is based on a basic rectangular shape with a floor area of roughly 120 square metres. We are open to plan adjustments that lower overall costs i.e. using standard measurements for doors, windows, walls etc.

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Plans Needed Drawn Up

Posted 11 months ago

I am wanting plans drawn up for a very simple, approx 90 square metre house. I know what I am wanting and have my own amateur sketches, but I need an expert to finish the job for council submissions and working plans for quoting. Thanks

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Shed additions

Posted 3 months ago

In looking for a draftsperson to draw some council ready plans for some additions to our farm shed. The shed is completed and signed off but now we want to add a bathroom and mezzanine floor to part of it.

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Deck close off.

Posted 1 month ago

Closing in a deck on side of a house with one solid wall with ranchslider, polycarbonate roof and side and front roll up clear curtains. Need plans for council, I will probably undertake the work myself but may do it under supervision. Need to see how best to attach to house. No rush could be within the next two or three months.

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Attached garage plans

Posted 1 year ago

Have all info. draught site plan etc....need someone to prepare plans for council ...for attached garage to existing house.

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Harvey Home

Posted 1 month ago

An existing wooden structure building with a second storey/mazanine floor. Was used as a packing shed but needs renovation to a home. We live in it but need plans drawn up to renovate into a more suitable insulated home with proper rooms.

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Bach plans

Posted 1 year ago

I need plans drawn up for a 12m x5m basic dwelling with a monopitched roof. Internsl wall for combined bathroom toilet with open plan through out the dwelling.

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LMD Planning Consultancy

Joined September 2010

Expertise in preparing Land and Property Development Plans, Architectural schemes, Resource Consent aplications, Landscape Designs, Visual Impact Assessments, Submissions to Councils, Appearing at Council Hearings and Environment Court mediations

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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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HomeDesign Company Ltd

Joined November 2018

A Great Home Starts with Smart, Great Design. HomeDesign Company will design the home you want, specific to your needs, your land and with your budget in mind. We use smart thinking, the latest products and we understand the costs of construction and methods to get you the most from your budget. We have a process which makes it clear, simple and cost-effective. With a clear design pri...

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VersatileDesign

Joined September 2009

Let me help design that long awaited project of yours. All my work is architecturally designed to the NZS 3604 standards I am a qualified Architectural Designer, with many years of NZ experience in new residential, renovations, extensions and additions, decks, small commercial, leaky buildings remedial and more! I offer complete Architectural service from Building Consent through to C...

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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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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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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. In house Engineer & Resource Consent Planner 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 for...

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Singer Architecture

Joined February 2014

I am an LBP registered, ADNZ professional member, Architectural Designer working in residential and light commercial projects. I can offer a range of services including; feasibility studies, concept designs, construction documents, construction administration, and building consent application. I would love the opportunity to talk with you further about your project and put together a fee proposa...

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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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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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DMG Property Maintenance

Joined September 2017

YOUR PROJECT IS OUR GOAL From residential to commercial, no job is too small or too big. We are a professional, contractor company with over 18 years’ experience in maintenance and construction. We work with you and for you to bring your project to life. BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY Our business philosophy is to Provide quality work at affordable prices, while focusing on the clients’ goals a...

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Dynamic1000 Limited

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, Kaipara and North Shore Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens...

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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Dreco Industries

Joined January 2019

Hello homeowner, we are a certified water proofer's specialising in new builds and renovations. We apply Laticrete Hydro Ban which gives you a 15 year warrantee for you peace of mind.

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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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modern design limited

Joined December 2010

We are a small practice formed in 2006 and have practiced since 1994. We are qualified draftspeople and architects and specialize in domestic alterations and new work. Fantastic rates and strong visual presentation of designs through the latest CAD technology that will show exactly how the new work will appear. It is our personal philosophy to make the design and construction experience an enjo...

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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a design and build renovation company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requi...

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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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Boztech Ltd

Joined September 2017

Hi we have a Christchurch based qualified LBP Architectural Designer Level 1 with 7+ years experience. All kinds of Architectural Concept Design and Full Working Drawings, we can do work throughout New Zealand. New Builds and Extensions inquiries welcome :)

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Fil Engineers NZ Ltd

Joined May 2018

FIL Engineers is a structural engineering consultancy committed to delivering high quality work in the South Island. Based in Christchurch, our professional, mid-sized team offers cost effective solutions for residential and commercial customers with a guaranteed delivery time.

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