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Many factors that contribute towards how a homeowner chooses a tradie. Here are our tips for winning the confidence of homeowners and for getting good reviews. (more…)

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Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. (more…)

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More than Meets the Eye: Bosh Robot

 

Ever wanted to meet a real-life transformers robot? The team at Builderscrack sure did.

Exciting and unique jobs often pass through Builderscrack. A member of our customer service team spotted this one

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On any building project, renovations or fix-up, research is key. Builderscrack provides a platform that gives you, the homeowner, the control to choose a tradie that’s right for your project. 

Before you award and choose a tradie for your job, it’s important to prepare and do your homework. (more…)

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Reviews. Why They Matter To Your Business.

 

Reviews are essential for creating credibility on Builderscrack. They are key to building a business reputation and in turn grow relationships with future homeowners. (more…)

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If you rent or you are a landlord, the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2016 will affect you! An updated version of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986, the amended Act came into force on 1st July 2016 and affects all new and current residential tenancies. Under the new Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, both landlords and tenants have responsibilities they must fulfill. Our comprehensive guide will explain what the law changes are and what your responsibilities are.

What is the Reason for the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2016?

In 2013, a Warrant of Fitness program for Housing New Zealand properties was trialed. This study was initiated by the Minister of Housing, the Hon Dr Nick Smith. He gave both the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Housing New Zealand joint responsibility to create, test and implement a rental WOF scheme.

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Posted In: Auckland, Builders, Choosing Tradespeople, Christchurch

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you’re caring for your home during your 80s, there are more things to consider. In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you’ll need to make and how to get the best value for money for them.

getting your home ready for retirement

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While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking ahead and future proofing your home and lifestyle for what may come.Not something we like to think about, but getting older has some disadvantages. For one, when we retire, we stop earning a wage and money becomes more of an issue. Secondly, our bodies become less physically able to perform the same tasks they have always done. Taking the time to sit down and identify the potential issues we may face in retirement is well spent during our 50’s and early 60’s. We’re here to help, so let’s get started!

getting your home ready for retirement

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You’ve hit your 40’s and have started thinking about trading up your home. Should you find something bigger to accommodate your teenagers? Will you do the DIY route or call in the tradies? Where can you go to learn home DIY skills? There’s a lot to consider and we’re going to talk about it all!

trading up your home

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Posted In: Ashburton, Auckland, Banks Peninsula, Builders, Buller, Carterton, Choosing Tradespeople, Electricians, Gas Fitters & Installers, Glaziers & Windows, Hamilton, Hastings, Hauraki, Hauraki Islands, Nelson, New Plymouth, North Shore, Opotiki

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You’ve achieved the Kiwi dream and now own you first home! It’s time to start thinking about home DIY, but where should you start and what can you do? In this third article of our Life Stages of Home Ownership series, we’ll walk you through the tasks you can do and those you should call on a tradie to do for you.

home DIY

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