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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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

Recent jobs posted

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

20 Cheshire Street

Posted 1 hour ago

Leaking from the shower and need further assessment if there is leakage from the ceiling space. Need a quote ASAP.

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Supervisor- Shed Construction

Posted 2 hours ago

Build and supervise a new team as well as hands on build of Sheds, Garages and Barns. This is a full time permanent role, wages plus vehicle

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946

Posted 4 hours ago

Build a carport with truss roof, 6 m long x 3 - 3.7m wide. In the photo below the 4 high posts show one side of the carport.

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Window Sill replacement

Posted 16 hours ago

Rotted wooden window sills (two) need replacing

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Leak in bathroom roof

Posted 21 hours ago

I have a leak in my upstairs bathroom roof

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Interior wall and door, kitchen recess.

Posted 21 hours ago

We need an excellent quality builder to do two pieces of interior work as part of the renovations to our Greytown home. 1. Create a partition wall with door between lounge and kitchen. Picture shows the flow into the dining room - this is where the wall and door are to be built. 2. Create a recess in the kitchen into which the fridge will be slotted. Picture shows where the fridge currently sits - this is where the reces is to be built. Behind it is the old hot water cylinder cupboard - cylin...

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Framing study

Posted 22 hours ago

Hi I am looking for someone to frame our study room, there are two sides that was rotten and it has been removed by us, but it needs to be reframed as per photo... needs to be weather tight.

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Alterations to build an en suite and renovate existing kitchen and bathroom

Posted 23 hours ago

Building consent has been provided by Porirua City Council to reconfigure the layout of the master bedroom, wardrobe and laundry to create space for an en suite bathroom. Work also required to reconfigure existing bathroom and toilet space and also remove most of one kitchen wall and install a beam. Also includes a new pergola off dining room.

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Chimney Removal

Posted 1 day ago

1 chimney that has a fireplace to be removed in a bedroom. Potential of a second fireplace also to be removed - difficulty with this is that the fire place in one room currently has a pellet fire which is wanting to be kept and then an old open fireplace that is wanting to be removed in a bedroom.

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Preparation for exterior painting of house

Posted 1 day ago

Builder (qualified/registered) required to carry out full check of exterior weatherboard two bedroom house (90m2) repairing/replacing any bad boards and spot repairs. Also iron roof needs going over to replace any loose cleats etc. We would like a separate quote to add corner protectors as well. Please contact Jan Cleghorn on ... with your hourly rate and we can agree to come around for a quotation on the work. Job to start ASAP Thanks

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Urgent regibb and wall build

Posted 1 day ago

Searching for someone to start ASAP on regibbing laundry and kitchen area ready for new cabinets etc. Removing one small wall and building another. Had someone lined up but new kitchen will arrive before they are free to start...

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Replacing ceiling panels, installing new door

Posted 1 day ago

I have had a ceiling leak in a workroom separate to the house. There is some mould on the ceiling. Additionally I need the door to that room replaced.

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Raise garage roof

Posted 1 day ago

Single garage with concrete block walls is too low, supply and advice required on raising the height specifically in the area of the flashings and mouldings around the corrugated iron. In order to fit a modern powered garage door and a 4x4

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Class Glass Cabins

Posted 2 days ago

Bush Block Cabins 6x6M TWO STORY ONE bedroom classy....all Cedar and Glass Seven sites on hand,more available. I need to sell 'off plan' or have builder spec them to get started Genuine market search done....target market identified

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4x6 house extension and renovation

Posted 2 days ago

I want the existing kitchen converted to bedroom and dining area to kitchen and build an extension of 4 x 6.

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Sy walls

Posted 2 days ago

build a partition wall in a room, need insulation and painting. Estimated size 2.8 m long , 2.4 m high

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Replace window frames

Posted 2 days ago

Hi. I need a window replaced in a toilet (currently louvers but want a normal window) and also the bottom frame of one of the bedroom windows as partially rotted and needs replacing.

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Preparing existing fireplace for gas fire + making a cabinet

Posted 2 days ago

The preparation includes removing some firebricks, making a secure, level Hardy's base for the new fire to rest on, a false wall to provide a surround for the new fire. The cabinet is needed to fit into the alcove beside the fireplace. A cupboard and some shelving.

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Replace rotten window sill and window

Posted 2 days ago

Need a new window and windowsill on back porch and a new door hung Need work done in the next month No idea of cost.

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Insall Cat Door

Posted 2 days ago

Need cat door installed through wall

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Recent building reviews

With over 141,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

NICHOLAS MCKENNA

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Inside cupboard jib and plaster

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

rotten floorboards

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck strengthening for glass balustrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Garage door timber trim

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Repair Shower Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cladding check & repair

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

14th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Totalspan

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Window Repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door and Door Frame Installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Splashback installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix carport that was enclosed and not consented

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Extra Bedroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder's Report required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang &vent clothes dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing up our relocated house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Baby gate installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor repairs


6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builders Report

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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