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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Posted 26/10/17

Many people entering their twenties are looking at the possibly of moving away from property renting and into looking towards home ownership... Rising house prices have has somewhat stifled early home ownership in many parts of the country. But with a little smart thinking and the ability

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

Wondering what the NZ Building Code requirements are for balustrades on stairs and decking? Then you’re in the right place, we take a look... What is a Balustrade? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the wa

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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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 regulations require that certain wor

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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Remove bedroom window and door

Posted 1 hour ago

Remove window and door as shown in photos Install external weatherboards and internal linings to cover gaps from door and window We are removing the window and door so we can reconfigure the internal space in the bedroom. Location Parnell - easy parking on street or behind house

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Little project

Posted 1 hour ago

adding ensuite to our existing house

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Storage shed

Posted 2 hours ago

Build storage sheds and a balcony above carport

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Basketball hoop

Posted 2 hours ago

I need a basketball hoop/backboard fixed above the garage door.

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Renovations

Posted 12 hours ago

Remove a double chimney, Install cavity slider doors in wall. Remove part of wall between dining room & kitchen

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Carport Conversion #2

Posted 13 hours ago

We have a single carport that we would like converted to a sleepout. This will require a concrete slab poured on top of the existing driveway, framing, insulation, & cladding. We will supply the joinery (two french doors) and arrange an electrician. NB. Does not require any plumbing work. Site has good access and is in Pt Chev.

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Exterior House Boards

Posted 14 hours ago

Have several rotten exterior boards on house that need replacing.

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Removal and replacement of skirting in bathroom and resealing if needed

Posted 15 hours ago

Some paint has come of just above skirting by the shower and I’m thinking it probably needs replacing and resealing?

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New Home Build

Posted 16 hours ago

New Home build. i am looking for a Builder to help me with planning and consent. My goal with this build is to do a owner build home with the hard parts done by a LBP eg. foundations - Roof - windows and doors and the other trades. about 206m2. flat section.

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60 sqm home

Posted 16 hours ago

I'm after a basic build. Two bedroom home around 60sqm. I would like to do this build under $110,000.00. Anyone interested please contact me.

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New weatherboard and other building work

Posted 16 hours ago

I have some super six cladding that is being removed by a licenced provider. I will need this replaced with weather board . Ideally I am looking for a licenced builder. The job is at Felton Mathew Ave St Johns . Work needs to start in Late Feb and ideally I would like a site visit so that I can take you through all the aspects in the next week. Please do not respond if you cant start the job in late Feb. Other work I have includes: Decking Fencing New Jib and insulation

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Lounge and kitchen

Posted 17 hours ago

Needing lounge and kitchen framed, flooring done. Have architect plans also needing chimney removed too. And gib installed as well. I can buy all the materials you will need as well. And will be all demolished making it easier

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Build on site

Posted 18 hours ago

build 115m2 home in Oakura

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Devon st

Posted 18 hours ago

Sound proofing between two internal walls. 6x3 mitre walls

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Patio Cover

Posted 18 hours ago

We are wanting a cover built over our smoko area to eliminate direct sun and create an all weather area.

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Wooden cattery,

Posted 18 hours ago

I am looking for someone to quote and build us a cattery. something like in the photos below. We need a double safety door big enough to be able to enter carrying dirt boxes etc Size would depend on placement so need builder to see areas we have available and see what would be best suited. I have the netting here already

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Small office extension build

Posted 19 hours ago

we require the services of a builder/handyman to build us additional 20 sq meters of office space, it already has a floor we just need two walls and a ceiling , some doors, a window etc ideally we want a team of people to come in to do this within a week or two, rather then a single person taking a few months . immediate start

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Take 150mm off eves

Posted 19 hours ago

Tile roof... eves are big and extend over over drive so council wants them trimmed back so fire engine can get down there. No idea of cost or size of job Worth a lot to me to get this across the line.

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Garden Storage shed

Posted 20 hours ago

Construct a garden storage shed under existing house . Area approximately 2m x 3m. Some leveling of site wil be required. Thinking ply floor and walls. Roof required as it sits under current decked area.

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Gladstone

Posted 20 hours ago

Replacing some weather boarding on wooden villa. Mostly short length boards.

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Recent building reviews

With over 184,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Borer damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build Steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior wall removed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace fascia boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carport

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 2
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drilling about 10 holes into concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repiling /pile repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen remodel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Framing up storage room to convert into an office

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General boards cut and put up on deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Hardies Cement Panel replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing Skirting Board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window Repair/Replace

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

GST House renovation- kitchen, pergolas, cavity doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building Repairs - Toilet


12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Before Christmas - Building Work - Plaster Board Fixed to Exterior of House

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen/Lounge Renno

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor Repair - front door roof support

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Retaining Wall and small fill.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4
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