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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Partially complete enclosed back porch area

Posted 1 hour ago

Old back door porch between two external doors has been partially completed, needs to be finished and external door swapped.

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Cabins to Dwelling Conversion

Posted 3 hours ago

Convert two cabins 12.5 sqm each into a minor dwelling.

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Building interior dry wall

Posted 5 hours ago

Building a dry wall with a door in my garage deviding the garage in halve for a room. Need to move a wall power plug in the process as it will be in the way of the wall. The wall is will be over 5m long and it will devide the garage width wise. Need to be gibbed on both sides door installed and insulation installed in the wall.

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Conversion of Garage to bedroom

Posted 7 hours ago

Wanting to add an additional bedroom in the garage. Approx 3m x 3m Will require framing and installation of an exterior wall/ window where the current garage door is. Current exterior is cedar weather board, and I would like to keep this appearance.

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Concrete Slab and 3m x3m Shed

Posted 8 hours ago

Concrete Foundation laid, 3m x 3m shed built with roller door on front. Colour steel cladding. Needing it up by 10th November

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Builder to work on new restaurant in Cambridge

Posted 8 hours ago

Construction of the walls as per plans Install ceiling over bathroom Install hand rail in accessible toilet Install door to accesible toilet Build counter wall and clad around POS joinery once installed. Install signage. Install merchandise shelving (supplied by Habitual fix). Install slats to walls and part of the ceiling Install steel gantry Install leaners and tables and brackets for lights All plans to be provided Builder must be inducted to site and will oversee other trad...

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Ceiling Repair

Posted 8 hours ago

Have 2 areas of ceiling affected by water leak that require repair.

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Remove and replace garage ceiling

Posted 10 hours ago

We are completing a number of renovations on our 1960 architect designed property. We require the removal of the existing integral garage ceiling, dimensions approx 9M x 4.2M, to allow access for a plumber and central heating engineers to replace and reposition some plumbing and central heating pipes above the ceiling and in the void below the second storey floor. Once the pipework is complete, we require the void/garage ceiling to be insulated and a new ceiling to be reinstated, plastered a...

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Cut garage door and existing wall and insert bay window

Posted 13 hours ago

Our garage has been converted into a studio. A wall has been built inside and the garage door remains. Wanting a window shaped hole cut and bay window inserted into wall. We have the window.

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Bench Top Replacement

Posted 22 hours ago

We need to replace our kitchen bench top. The job would require assistance to measure & purchase correct parts as well as installation. Ideally you'd be able to meet with me this Monday (21st October) morning to look at the job & provide quote.

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Papatoetoe Job

Posted 1 day ago

Need some building repairs done to my rental property. Installation of a fan in bathroom Repairs and painting of bathroom ceiling - it has peeled and needs either partial replacement and repair and painting Leak in downstairs en suite - may be coming through the roof

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66 Robertson Road, Ruawai

Posted 1 day ago

Farm shed installation as per diagram provided in the attached picture. I need quote and how long the installation will take, waiting for the consent.

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Hang mantel onto tiled fireplace wall

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for someone to hang a wooden mantel onto a fully tiled fireplace wall.

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Sundry building and/or plumbing work

Posted 1 day ago

1. Installation of wooden surrounds around oven and in front of oven. 2. Installation of new bathroom top and taps and shower rose, and repair of bath surrounds. 3. Repair of back verandah posts and back door.

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Fix Cladding and soffit for weather tightness

Posted 1 day ago

I would like a quote to get the palliside on the northern side of the house fixed, the palliside corners to be put in place and the hole on the soffit fixed. I’m in the process of purchasing this house.

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A verity of building jobs

Posted 1 day ago

Asbestos removal, Wall re cladding, Deck reconstruction, Re roofing concrete tile roof to iron as a start to a competent, experienced builder with an eye for detail.

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Putting up wall cabinet's

Posted 1 day ago

I have 2 wall cabinets that I need put up on the wall in my laundry please Thanks Gayle

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Earthquake Wall cracks

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for quotes to Re jib, plaster and painting required to repair earthquake cracks as pictured.

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Home extension

Posted 1 day ago

extending part of the home to more bedrooms and a new lounge

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Replacing a floor in a small toilet area

Posted 1 day ago

The toilet floor has been water damaged and needs replacing. It is a 2 story home so floor can be accessed by the shed also. Needs attention asap

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Recent building reviews

With over 146,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Remove kitchen wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing gib and roof repair from a leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdure decking frame adjustment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

replacing ceiling panels, installing new door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall removal/shelf storage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling and doors

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

external door into garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Small job- putting a long floating bench seat together

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Meeting rooms - Manukau Tennis Centre re configure of internal space

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need 1 letterbox removed, and 2 new letterboxes installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove old window 2m x2m and install smaller window add cladding ASAP

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Take down interior wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten window sill and window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

X6 scribbers to install. materials provided

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovations 1950s single storey rural home

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

3rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Earthquake Strengthening Work

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Regib, build internal wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Replace pile connections


2nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front deck and door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Cat Door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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