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Residential House Plans

Residential Award Winning DesignThe thought of building a new home can be a daunting prospect. There's so much more to getting it right than meets the eye. For a start, good design is essential. That is why it's important to enlist the aid of a professional designer to turn your dreams into reality by combining your ideas with practical design features. That way you get a home that not only looks good, but makes the best use of your site and meets all those special requirements that make it uniquely yours.


Skilful planning can ensure efficient use of space and add delight to living. Great design need not cost anymore. We can work with you and your budget to achieve an outstanding result.


All buildings have a programme - they provide accommodation and keep animals and weather out. But they should also do it with bonuses. They can allow sunshine inside in winter to passively warm and keep the heat out in summer. They can allow easy cross-ventilation so that cool breezes cut down the need for air conditioning. They can collect rainwater or generate power from the sun. Their material fabric can embody low energy or be recyclable. We practice with an ethic of sustainability.

Renovations & Additions

Many Alterations & Additions to existing buildings require professional plans for building consents.

  • We can draw up your plans or help you with design decisions and advice, so your alterations are sympathetic to the original building structure.
  • We can attend to Building Permits & Specifications for council.
  • H1 Calculations.
  • Source appropriate materials for your building project.
  • Recommend tradesmen.

Call and arrange a free consultation with us today and see what we can do for you.

Habitable Sheds

If you are thinking of building with a shed company, we have a range of simple plans to choose from, designed specifically for shed company use. construction, which offers an inexpensive alternative to traditional building methods.

We can draw up any of your own ideas for a habitable shed also, working with the company involved, to give you the best possible design for your living space.

Contact us

Bert van Vliet
Living Architecture
P.O. Box 352
Kerikeri 0245
New Zealand

Phone / Fax : 09 407 7075
Mobile 027 285 5605

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