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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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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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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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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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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 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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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.

Harvey Home

Posted 5 months 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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Deck close off.

Posted 5 months 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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Help with design

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there I am after some1 who can help me to draft a house plan. Or if anyone has pre drawn plans. As I am looking to build something affordable . Any designs will be considered thanks.T

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Renovation Design

Posted 7 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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Waterfront house

Posted 2 months ago

House design. 4 bedroom, open plan, windows and deck on water side. Long rectangle section. 800m2. Single story or part upper story. Not planning on starting build till next year. Ideally an appropriate design or builder with similar plan made.

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Relocatable house require draftsman for building consent

Posted 3 months ago

Relocatable house require draftsman for building consent - Waipu Township

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New Home Build

Posted 3 months ago

Draft working plans for new build. I have concept plans and Engineering Report.

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New build

Posted 3 months ago

Use a homepacks house design plan with the engineers site report to draft plans for council submission. Cad files included from home packs. Council submission to be handled by me.

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Shed additions

Posted 7 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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Plans for extension

Posted 3 months ago

Draftsman required to prepare plans for extension / modifications

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Small house

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Building Consent Drawings

Posted 7 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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Garage renovation

Posted 5 months 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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Existing dwelling drafting

Posted 7 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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Draughtsperson wanted for 70m2 minor dwelling

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Garage sleepout conversion

Posted 2 months ago

Design garage conversion to sleep out with toilet, shower and basin, to comply with council consenting requirements and lodge consent

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Preliminary Plans

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting to do a 2x bedroom extension- hoping it will be fairly simple! We are looking for someone to draw up some preliminary plans and submit to council. We have recently had as built plans drawn up. We also have a fair idea of where we want the bedrooms, unless someone tells us otherwise!

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Outside shower and toilet

Posted 1 month ago

We are looking at building an outside shower and toilet at our property near the swimming pool. Currently family and visitors need to walk throught the house to get changed or use the toilet. We are on a septic tank rather than mains sewage. We would be grateful for your advice re how we could do this, need for planning permission and design and costs.

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Original house plan

Posted 3 months ago

Original base plans for a small 1950s home (none currently exist). We are wanting some original plans so we can start drawing up and playing with extensions and renovations. We take over on the 14th June so would like it done as soon as we can after that date.

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Add bathroom to garage

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I want to ad a bathroom to my garage and needs someone to do the drawings and manage the consent. There are no structural changes to the garage, the garage is being repaired, and reconditioned, and a bathroom being added.

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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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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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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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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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Northland Property Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *10+ Years building Experience. *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool - statutory - Vehicle. *Fork lift - High Reach Oper...

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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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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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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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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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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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Dreco Industries

Joined January 2019

Hello homeowner, we are tilers and certified water proofer's specializing 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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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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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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mdl architects

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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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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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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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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Cook Costello

Joined June 2017

Cook Costello is a multi-disciplinary consultancy of Engineers, technicians, Surveyors and Architectural designers, successfully serving national and international clients since 1976. We can manage your build project from planning, concept, geotechnical, civil, structural, surveying and design through to building consent stage and project management.

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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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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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