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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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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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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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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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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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

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Skirting boards

Posted 3 hours ago

Skirting boards cut and coping for a small bedroom and a toilet

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Tiny House build

Posted 3 hours ago

Hi - are you a registered builder in the North Island? looking for best quotes to build my basic design Tiny House to building code - registered builder. Basically floor plan is a rectangle of these dimensions : As explained by the New Zealand Transport Agency, the legal maximum dimensions for a “light trailer”[1] are 8.5 metres in length (including the draw bar), by 2.55 metres wide and 4.3 metres high. And, importantly, including the load, the trailer must not exceed 3500 kilograms. Want a si...

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Add on laundry

Posted 5 hours ago

Extension to what currently is a porch but to be a laundry. - soon Adding a garage with a room - later

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Apartment Do Up

Posted 6 hours ago

put up doors wardrobe, move up power points (including aerial jack point), relining benchtop (with formica).

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Ceiling

Posted 6 hours ago

3x bedrooms, hallway, bathroom and toilet. Replace ceiling, reline with gib, replace trim.

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Moving a house few blocks #2

Posted 7 hours ago

Hi, I am planning to move the house on 313 Main Road tawa to the back yard of 344 Main Road (access through the park). I have already got a quote from Brittons for moving. I need quote for all the building work. Could you please provide a high-level quote for all the other work. Feel free to contact me for information. Thank you

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Daz wall removal #2

Posted 9 hours ago

Removal 3 small walls/ storage area

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New smoko room

Posted 10 hours ago

Hi, We need a new smoko room constructed within our Wellington Workshop. Single door, Kitchen, carpet tiles.

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Bedroom . ensuite and patio

Posted 11 hours ago

I am wanting to extend an existing bedroom, adding an ensuite and creating an outdoor space onto my property. I would like someone with a creative eye to look at a plan and to undertake the work . I live between Wellington and PN and I am usually in PN most Mondays. Sorry I don't have any current photos but the property is on a large section, built 1964 and is in really good shape!

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Hana Washburn #2

Posted 11 hours ago

Driveway to upgrade as lots of cracks and bubbles and this includes with new carport and the one there is wear and tear.

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4 new motel studios

Posted 12 hours ago

build 4 motel studios, work including install framing, truss, doors, windows, etc

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New Bathroom

Posted 13 hours ago

We have an old railway cottage in Rangatua which is just 5 mins from Ohakune. We want to close in the area between the kitchen and wood shed / storage area so that we can make a larger bathroom, add a pantry to the kitchen and wardrobe to the bedroom. It doesn't increase the envelope of the building.

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Car port conversion and extension

Posted 14 hours ago

I have a single car carport which I would like to convert into a longer carport, double length along the side of the house and enclose so it becomes a usable space.

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Makeshift wall/room divider to seperate bathroom and room

Posted 15 hours ago

Need someone to build a small makeshift wall with a door to divide a bathroom and bedroom.

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Weather boards

Posted 15 hours ago

Inspect and replace weather boards. Replace main entrance door.

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Code of compliance

Posted 16 hours ago

We need a couple of jobs done to get code of compliance. Also require help with variations to submit to council.

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Prep work

Posted 17 hours ago

Prepare wooden cottage for paint..removal of rotten wood and patch as necessary. Some minor roofing needed on flat roof areas, and around chimney ...renewal of lazer and checking for leaks..flashing in some areas...needed before September when painting is to start.

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Halswell home - covering up heat pump removal

Posted 20 hours ago

We would like to know the cost of fixing up the 2 walls following removal of the heat pumps. We have brick outside, and gib inside. We may get this work done at the same time as minor earthquake repairs, but would just like to know an approximate cost of fixing up these two walls first. Cheers

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Pauline Hurley

Posted 1 day ago

Put in a new ceiling in the laundry

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Few tidy up jobs-end of tenancy..

Posted 1 day ago

Hi Guys, I have few tidy up jobs to do at my rental property. If anyone with good skills and reasonable price is interested, could you please contact me ASAP? a) In dining area, small patch of wooden (Particle chipboard) floor has gone bad due to previous leak from bathroom . I want to get it replaced with plywood, etc. b) One or two rotten wooden planks need to be replaced on a deck. c) Fixing wall paper wherever needed as it is peeling off at some areas. d) Possible painting job...

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Recent building reviews

With over 137,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Builder/Tiler

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor steps

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair timber framing and cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1 bedroom sleep out / studio

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door installation #2

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

15th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of benches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Attic Manhole / Access Hatch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trent Hoeta - under shower floor replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing barge board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gibbing the bedroom walls

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New entrance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small shed reconstrcution

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Subfloor wall lining installed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stage removal and room construction

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

small deck and stairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Showroom partition

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th June 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roof beam repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Variety of quotes needed but mainly regarding gappy window frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Evadne

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repair to aluminium door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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