Recent comments from our users
"This website is amazing! For the later half of last year, me and mum couldn't work out what to do about the chimney, that seemed to be slowly becoming more and more waterlogged and we could see cracks in the bricks outside. I had already messaged a builder earlier in the year who I knew, but he didn't get back to me at all. Then a family friend said he'd help, but he went away before Christmas, and we still haven't heard from him. I was getting so stressed about it. Then I suddenly thought to look online about chinneys, and straight away, up came your website. Curious, I opened it and thought I'd give it a go. It was right on New Year, so I didn't expect any response actually, for at least a couple of weeks, until after the holidays. But by the next morning, I had two tradesmen replies! And I selected one, and he quoted and finished the job before the week was even up! And at even less than a quarter of my imagined price that I thought I would have to pay! I can't say enough how grateful I am for this website! The peace of mind that our chimney isn't eroding away anymore is so fantastic! Thank you builderscrack website and Phil Powell for helping us. (Wendy King)"
Chimney repairs posted by Wendy from Manukau, 8th January 2017.
"I had initially struggled to find a tradesman to do the work, i called friends of friends etc and rang companies to get quotes everyone of them weren't interested they gave excuses like i'm to busy, to far to travel, i will call around sometime this week and never showed. So i looked on Google and came across Builders Crack, best thing i did. A very informative site and easy to navigate i had three responses within the first couple hours. I will use Builders Crack for any Trade job that i require, and i will recommend Builders Crack to all of my friends. Thanks so much you saved me time and $$. Regards Steve"
Kitchen Renovation posted by Steve from Christchurch, 14th December 2016.
"I really like builderscrack!! - and will continue to use it for any jobs I need done. Have only used it twice so far, but both tradies I got (electrician and builder) were just awesome, and I'll keep using them in future. It's just so easy, too easy almost - takes the hassle out of everything - I always hated having to 'cold call' tradies to see if they could come and look at jobs (cause a lot just aren't interested), and I sometimes struggled to explain things, so great that now through this site i can just post a picture and type a few words and wait for people to contact me. "
Rotten Window Sills posted by Jo from Napier, 12th December 2016.
"This system is awesome. Traders not only chase us up, but they are also keen on making the right impression. Moreover, the price we paid came up very close to the estimate we worked out using the tools you provided. This is a great help for people like us who have no expertise in building works and need to get the right people to do the job. We sincerely wish Builderscrack all the very best!"
Damp floor posted by Shree from Hutt Valley, 7th November 2016.
"Fantastic, you guys kept me in the loop and I was given clear directions on how to use the website. I felt confident that if anything went wrong I had the opportunity to let you know. I have never found a tradesman through this site before but wished I had. You guys rock !!! I will certainly recommend to others to check your site out first."
Paint a small bach. posted by Beryl from Coromandel, 25th October 2016.
"With people like Andreas through builders crack I would always recommend using builders crack I would never have found them or known how good there were I love this site thankyou "
Gas conversion and gas line for hobb and new kitchen fit around plumbing of dish washer and sink posted by Julie from Manukau, 25th October 2016.
"Decided to try Builderscrack after we had contacted three other companies privately about this job. One came to look, but not interested. One didn't even return our call. We found this stressful. As soon as we had it posted on Builderscrack we had a lovely business email us straight back, and was fixed in no time. Great system!!!"
Ventilation Repair posted by Carmel from Christchurch, 24th October 2016.
"What an amazing site!! I spent a day trying to get electrical quotes from different places that were around the same higher-end price, within 2minutes of listing my advert on Builderscrack two very knowledgeable, friendly and very reasonably priced tradesmen contacted me! Job was booked with confidence and no trouble at all! I will be using this site for everything from now on."
Mains Hotwater Connection posted by Nathan from Hutt Valley, 14th October 2016.
"OMG you guys are amazing. Posted a job, got a reply and tradie arrived later that day.... absolutely amazing.... I had struggled to find tradies and builderscrack found them within days. Thanks so much. "
Desperate Do Up posted by Deborah Chapman from Kaipara, 11th October 2016.
"Great, we live rurally and one of the problems we having ringing tradesmen is asking do they come out this far. Builders crack takes that drama away as if the person wants the job I know they are willing to come out to me. Thanks again "
Concrete pad for spa posted by Tina from Franklin, 14th September 2016.
"Really happy with this service. We had previously tried googling tradesman and found this really hit and miss, and it took ages to get someone around. We loved that we posted the job and we had quotes done within days, work done the following week. We would thoroughly recommend the website!"
Pool filling- requires some concrete cutting posted by Chris from Auckland, 13th September 2016.
"Builderscrack is a GODSEND!!! Especially for us - we are overseas-based landlords and using a service like Builderscrack saves us A LOT of time and phone calls! The whole process is completely professional and utterly painless! ;-)"
Replace old timber fence posted by Lynda M UTTING from Hamilton, 6th September 2016.
"After ringing around trying to get quotes this was the easiest way to communicate with tradies. Will be using this website for any jobs I need done now."
New small fence posted by Geoff from Wellington, 6th September 2016.
"This is such a great tool. I love being able to obtain and compare quotes from tradies who are actually interested in doing the work. Beats ringing a dozen small businesses, chasing quotes and maybe getting one or two responses back - I just don't have the time."
Install rangehood. posted by Marian from Wellington, 1st September 2016.
"These guys are great! They gave me sensible advice. Turned up when they said they would. Did the job they said they would in a tidy and courteous manner. Finished on time and took care in all their communication with me. I'd hire them again in a flash! "
Concrete polish in garage posted by Alex from North Shore, 31st August 2016.
"Love this website. I have posted a number of jobs and am always impressed at the speed in which I can post a job, receive replies and get the job completed. It saves me a huge amount of time and takes the stress away about getting ripped off!"
Quick, urgent job - light fixture replacement posted by Anna from Auckland, 31st August 2016.
"First job booked through you guys - could not have gone better and far exceeded our expectations. Have since booked a second job so we hope that goes as well. What an awesome idea for a website."
Plasterboard installation posted by Kerryann Hall from Tauranga, 31st August 2016.
"Great service, looking for the right person for the right job made easy. Service with a smile and five star rating. I will be telling all about the site. Pleasant service and pleasant hassle free experience. So glad I came across your site. "
New Spouting Needed posted by Janet from Manukau, 27th August 2016.
"This is a great site. We couldn't believe how quickly we got a response especially since it was during the weekend. The tradesman we hired was great. Thanks so much."
Bathroom posted by SHARLY MARTIN from North Shore, 22nd August 2016.
"Once again another job ticked off the list thanks to Builderscrack. I just dig this service so much. We have had consistently good experiences with each and every tradesperson that we have found using Builderscrack. We will be back again. Thanks!"
Gazebo Assembly & TV Wall Mount posted by Becks or Gary from Waitakere, 22nd August 2016.
"Love builderscrack, never before had so much success getting tradepeople who are so reliable and have such great reviews. Best thing on the web this year!"
Garden tidy up posted by Suzanne from North Shore, 15th August 2016.
"Awesome site, great functionality and I can't believe how responsive tradespeople are on builderscrack. I had been looking for a roofer for 6 weeks before I tried here and on the same day I posted my job, I got 2 quotes, one of which I subsequently accepted and the work started the following week... so impressed! Getting a good tradesperson fast saved me heaps of money as the roof was leaking into my tenants bed!"
Desperately Seeking New Roof posted by Nicola from Wellington, 15th August 2016.
"This has been amazing for us. After having a few guys around to see us about a small building job, none come back with a price or indication that they were interested. We had 6 responses to our ad within a couple of hours and found a builder that will get the job done in a week or two. I wish we had started here!!! "
Spa pool Pergola posted by Kim or Andrew from Invercargill, 11th August 2016.
"Awesome website! It was the first time I used it. Had numerous requests for my job and it got done asap. Will definitely use it in future."
Expol underfloor insulation installation (all Expol provided). Easy underfloor access posted by James Perkins from Waitakere, 11th August 2016.
"Great! I had given up trying to find tradies to do my jobs .. Plus some jobs it's hard to know who to call .. Listing the job is a good idea then relevant tradies (who actually want the work) know whether it is in their field or not."
Security alarm repair posted by Leanne from Porirua, 9th August 2016.
"Very well! Thank you so much. Here is what made our experience great with Builderscrack:4 1) Cost estimate using your calculator was near perfect 2) There was prompt response at two occasions from at least 3 - 4 builders 3) Builders are all professionals, and have been in the business for a good period, so the selection is very good 4) The review feature makes the builders present themselves in professional manner and provide a good service 5) Communication is tracked, and in one place 6) Ease of using this site - no complications whatsoever! Anyone could get here and get their work done. There is so much the big businesses could learn from you. This is a great support to people like us, who do not know where to go. Some of us get royally ripped off and we wouldn't even know. So thanks from our hearts Balu and Shree"
Vinyl flooring for a bedroom posted by Shree from Hutt Valley, 9th August 2016.
"You did very well in responding to our requests. We were advised of all the responses to our requests and were pleased with the company we used."
Repair to F&P top dishdrawer which is leaks when turned on posted by Sandy from Wellington, 8th August 2016.
"Really simple and easy to use surprised on how fast tradies view and respond to jobs being posted "
Window Needing Replacement posted by Darnell from Waitakere, 5th August 2016.
"Great website, will certainly use again"
Brick Planter posted by Maureen Carter from Hutt Valley, 5th August 2016.
"Good thanks. You're my first port of call for any jobs around the house."
Concrete area posted by Sandie Appanna from Tauranga, 4th August 2016.
"super easy and well maintained site"
Flooring install posted by candace from Auckland, 4th August 2016.
"I always say the same thing. I love Builderscrack. Dealing with tradies can be difficult, but Builderscrack makes it so easy. Everything you agreed is in writing and both the tradespeople and the client get feedback so everyone is held to a higher standard of accountability. Builderscrack will always be our first stop for any jobs we have around our home."
Concrete pad posted by Becks or Gary from Waitakere, 4th August 2016.
"It's the first time I've used Builderscrack and the process was so easy from start to finish. Loved how easy it was to review feedback on tradies and select the tradie I wanted. Will definitely be recommending to friends �"
Squeaky dryer posted by Shane from Wellington, 4th August 2016.
"It was a brilliant process from listing the job, communicating with various tradespeople, and the most important bit - getting the job done. So much easier than ringing around multiple different companies!"
Replacing section of weatherboard cladding posted by Nicola from Waitakere, 3rd August 2016.
"Earlier in the year we needed a new fence erected / gate installed and my partner found your website online. My sister required some paving to be done on her property and without hesitation, recommended your site to her. She was extremely happy with the work done by your tradesman. This time, I needed an electrician for a job at my mothers house and instantly went to your website. Both times I have logged jobs, your tradesman have always responded promptly. I have recommended your site to friends and family that require work done as I have been 100% happy with the service each time I have used tradesman from your site. it is much easier posting a job and having tradesman contact us, than looking through the yellow pages trying to find someone suitable. Thank you Builders Crack!"
Sharon posted by Sharon from Manukau, 22nd July 2016.
"Fantastic! I love this service, as a landlord with an old villa that needs constant repairs and has an extremely limited cashflow I find builderscrack a god send! Thanks :)"
Carpet Laying - I have the carpet, need underlay, 10sqm. posted by Sarah from Dunedin, 19th July 2016.
"Very satisfied and amazed with the complexity of the web site. a jewel"
Carpet layer 2 posted by Harry from North Shore, 19th July 2016.
"Great website. Its the first time I've used it and I would definitely use it again. Its great to be able to read reviews beforehand. "
New Deck to be built in Karaka Harbourside posted by Jeannie from Papakura, 18th July 2016.
"I had given up trying to find someone who would do the job for us, I had 6 people reply to my job request, and it was done promptly and for a good price. I will definitely use you again."
Concrete parking space posted by Janine from Manukau, 16th July 2016.
"I have given your website to at least 7 friends, most of which have already hopped on used heaps of tradies. Great work!"
Car port painting posted by tara from Wellington, 13th July 2016.
"I think that I've found information about you on Trade me. Explained to you via internet what I needed to be done. It was driveway cleaning job - driveway had big spots with oil. I've approached you on Friday. You came back to me and within ~ 3 days you've sent me names and contact information on 3 trades companies. I've chosen one of them, The owner got in touch with me and next day the job was done. Fantastic! Than I asked him to do another job for me (house washing) and he came the next day and did that job very well. I didn't have to tell him what to do as he knew better than I do. The prices for both jobs were realistic and reasonable. Really impressive! I would always come to you for any jobs that I would need to be done. Big thanks and all the best."
Driveway cleaning posted by Ljubica Milivojevic from North Shore, 7th July 2016.
"Communicating with a tradesmen via your company helped me to make a decision on who to pick by reading their reviews. It gave me time to think and discuss it with my husband so I didn't feel pressured into going with someone I didn't know. The tradie was a really nice guy and very reasonable. "
Powerplug posted by Te Awhina Paerata from Hamilton, 7th July 2016.
"Your operation made the small job easy. After over 50 years in the building Industry I know only too well how hard it is to get small jobs done at a reasonably good rate and in an acceptable time frame. At first I was apprehensive about a new boy to your website but figured that if you trusted him I could do the same and give him a go. Well done!!"
upgrading path. posted by mike from Christchurch, 7th July 2016.
"I appreciated Nigel's positive response when I explained what the problem was.Nigel turned up at the time we arranged and continued to express his enthusiasm for what he saw as a straightforward task. After completing the job Nigel explained what was causing the leak, and what he had done to fix it.Nigel is friendly in his disposition and professional in his work and he comes with my highest recommendation."
Guttering repair posted by Ian from Auckland, 6th July 2016.
"I'm astonished to see how quickly people reply to messages on Builders Crack. The fact that you keep record of your communication is a great idea. And I love the fact that you can have a look at builders performance and testimonies."
bedroom door frame repair posted by Cassian from Hamilton, 2nd July 2016.
"I've used Builders Crack for 4 jobs ranging from bid to small in getting my house ready for sale. It's made getting these jobs done a whole lot easier. I would not hesitate in using or recommending this service. "
Vinyl Floor posted by Eion from Hamilton, 26th June 2016.
"Great website - saw it probably a year ago and have only needed to use it now, but such a relief to have somewhere to start with the search for tradesmen! Have already recommended to several friends. Very appreciative of the way the website works with the various prompts along the way. Can't believe only posted this job 4 days ago and it's already completed :)"
Help a damsel in distress posted by Maxine from Waipa, 24th June 2016.
"I have posted 4 jobs and they each got a lot of interest and are now underway using a variety of tradies. Takes the stress out of getting things done!"
Kitchen cupboard repair posted by Pauline from Wellington, 22nd June 2016.
"I have never been disappointed with Builderscrack, especially when compared to having to search the internet or local directories for good, reliable contractors. Builderscrack is now my "go to" site."
Staff Cafeteria Repaint posted by Danny Brown from Auckland, 13th June 2016.
"After trying to find a builder for months, we thought we'd give this a go. And the job was done within two weeks and probably of a higher standard and cheaper than if we had kept on waiting on the other builder. So very very pleased with my first time using this service. "
Installing new cladding around the base of house posted by Rahel from Hamilton, 12th June 2016.