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Your guide to Building in NZ

Guide to Installing Balustrades Which Meet NZ Building Code

If you’re planning on installing balustrades or wondering if you need to, then you’re in the right place. We’ll walk you through the process of identifying if you need a balustrade, the options you have and how to make sure it will meet the current NZ Building Code. Let’s jump to it!   What is a Balustrade & Do I Need One? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the way to a full fence. It’s often… (view full article)

Choosing the Best Roofing Material for Your Home

Ever noticed that great roofs don’t get the attention they deserve? With a watertight roof being one of a home owner’s major concerns, it’s surprising how little attention roofing material receives. We’ve always known that roofs are important. They’re the crowning glory so to speak of your home. That makes choosing the right materials for your roof of high importance. How to Choose Which Roofing Material is Best for You Our country’s climate varies hugely from coast to coast. From… (view full article)

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

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home needs 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 right type for you. History of Cladding in NZ New Zealand homes traditionally used weatherboard or brick cladding depending during the 1900’s. Bungalows came out of the villa movement, with large… (view full article)

Renovating Your Home – What are the Risks?

Written by Ben Rickard from Builtin New Zealand Limited. There’s a lot to think about when you’re renovating your home. It’s an exciting time, but there are risks to be considered and also insurance essentials to get right. A building project that goes pear-shaped can be one of the most stressful and costly experiences of your life. Health & safety In some cases homeowners may have a responsibility for ensuring a safe working environment. Failure to do so could breach health &… (view full article)

Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeoples Accreditations

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to use? Is an industry based accreditation offer the same as one from the government? We’re here to dive into the mysteries of what the most common accreditations are. Let’s jump on in! There are 10 common accreditations to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering standards within their industries. Registered Master Builders Association A Registered Master… (view full article)

Cleaning Up After a Flood - A Homeowners Guide

Flooding is one of the many natural disasters New Zealand is prone to. Cleaning up and repairing your home after a flood is not something any of us enjoy. Quite often the damage is severe and requires professional tradespeople, as well as council permits and inspections. Then of course there is the myriad of insurance assessments to deal with as well. Often with such a big job, it’s hard to know where to start first. That’s where our homeowners guide to flood clean-up is useful. How to… (view full article)

Recent jobs posted by Builders Nationwide

We require a qualified builder to reframe and reline a kitchen and bathroom. Currently the areas have been gutted and our plumber has capped off the plumbing.


Hi, I am after a builders report and abstetos test/ or check done for a potential house purchase.


repair leak from roof down window frames in kitchen,check for other damage and replace kitchen bench


One side of the framing around my garage door is rotten around the bottom. Need the wood replaced, it is 2.15M of I believe 2x8. May or may not require at least partial disassembly and reassembly of the garage door…


We are looking to build a wooden enclosed area with canvas drop downs on top of an existing 2nd story deck Approximately 3x4m, with 2 exterior weatherboard walls already existing.


Canopy over existing rear deck approximate size 3.5 by 4m


Need builder to install doors/ skirting/ architrave for 2 houses Must be competent


Plans for a stand alone-garage addition. This will need to be done on a slope and tie into our existing home.


Hi, we need an external wall opened up in our 1940s weather board home and a new (old) window (small double sash) set in place, with it all finished and ready for me to paint the framing and walls etc. We have the…


Convert our 4 x 1.8 balcony into a conservatory.


We discover some moulds grow in our underfloor/foundation, we would like some experienced professionals help us to remove the moulds, find the moisture source and bring down the humidity level in our underfloor,


Interior insulation and window trim on existing concrete masonry building


I have a three bedroom home and wish to add additional living room and bathroom on top of an existing garage


We require a qualified builder who is experienced in renovation and general building work. We need alterations done in an old gospel hall, the work involves alterations to a wall and installing bi-fold doors, putting in…


Renovate a single old garage