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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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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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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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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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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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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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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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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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

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Build Double Carport

Posted 4 hours ago

I have a single carport close to my garage that's too low for my ute to fit under. I would like the carport removed completely and a new double carport built. Need someone who can manage the whole removal and build including any consent requirements please. Would also like to find out if the sides can be enclosed in some way leaving just the front open. Thank you!

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Add one bed room, garage and bathroom

Posted 4 hours ago

My home has 3 bed rooms and a bathroom. My house is 1920 built with weather board. I want to extent this with one bed room and a garage in front and an additional bathroom with laundry.

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Extention

Posted 5 hours ago

Extend an existing lean-to to make a large rumpus room to replace old sunroom.

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Home renovation

Posted 6 hours ago

We are needing someone to reframe and gib part of a master bedroom to add in a walk in wardrobe and door into bathroim

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Waripori flashing replacement

Posted 11 hours ago

Hi. I own a one - storey rental in Berhampore, Wellington. 3 of the window flashings are very rusty and need replacing. Would you be interested in this job? I have a contact who can make them , but he will not install them. Regards Russell ... PH ...

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Building a platform for a Bell glamping tent

Posted 12 hours ago

I need a platform built for a Bell glamping tent. The hard part is I have stairs from the road to the property.

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Crack on the concret ground

Posted 14 hours ago

there is crack showing on the concret ground so that part of the groud seems sunk. Problem needs to be accessed and fixed.

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Conservatory roof replacement or full replacement

Posted 15 hours ago

Hi, I have a conservatory built on the 90s with poly-carbonate roof panels and aluminium joinery. The overall condition is really good, but the roof is aging and not thermally effective at all, specially in summer. Looking for options/suggestions on either replace the roof with solid thermal panels or light weight tiles, or replace the whole conservatory with new modern one or proper extension (hopefully using same foundations).

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Certify Sleepout (90% Built) - Apply for Resource Consent and Permit #2

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a certified builder to certify a Sleepout which is about 90% built (Originally built by the previous owner of the house and it looks like they know what they are doing.) Builder will need to check to make sure everything complies with council regulations. Builder will be required to apply to council for resource consent and get a permit. Looking for quotes and condition is that we can only process the payment once the Sleepout has successfully received the Permit from council....

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Weatherboard replacement

Posted 1 day ago

I'm currently having my house painted and coming across a few rotting weatherboards that need examining and fixing or replacing. Just a handful at this stage. The work needs to be done in the next couple of weeks.

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New dormer cladding

Posted 1 day ago

Going to need new cladding around this dormer for anyone with those skills

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Porch

Posted 1 day ago

Putting up a porch and also 2 posts for shade sails.

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Alteration

Posted 1 day ago

I require a builder to provide me a quote for house extension. The overall floor area extension is close to 25msq with a shower facility. The quote is for building works only including roofing, windows,door,framing. Not for drains,gibbing,waterproofing and painting. Thanks

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Dominion Buildings refurbishing roof

Posted 1 day ago

replacement of plywood, framing and skylights

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Small Kitchen Repair

Posted 1 day ago

We are after someone to repair our kitchen ceiling and some of the wall as well as a few other small jobs ASAP

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Installing Surgery Doors

Posted 1 day ago

Surgery 1 & 2: Need to move cupboard to allow wall to be built behind it. Build wall, fit gib board both side, fit skirtings, trim etc Fit surface sliding doors each side of the cupboard with safety glass ( 790mm x 180mm) fitted. Surgery 3: Alter and repair walls and fit two doors with 790mm x 180mm safety glass Fit door handles Fit skirtings and architraves Kitchen: Fit surface sliding door to kitchen doorway Coffee Machine: Supply custom made cupboard with bench top for th...

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Replace 2 Large Wooden Window Frames.

Posted 1 day ago

We need to replace two large wooden window frames due to bad dry rot Lounge Window (2,800mm wide 1,615mm high) Bedroom Window (2,484mm wide 1,310mm high) Two quotes needed. 1, You source & fit windows 2. We source & you fit windows Thanks,

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Handyman Builder

Posted 1 day ago

We require a handyman builder to provide a quote to replace a section of water damaged flooring, and undertake some minor wood repairs.

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Internal wall and door shift to make room bigger and add shower

Posted 1 day ago

3m laundry wall to be pushed into laundry to make space for shower in next door room. Door relocated to hallway instead of off garage, ground work and plumbing for shower and newly positioned toilet fixtures required. Job required ASAP

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Replacing Broken Cracked Old Hardies Cement Shingles

Posted 1 day ago

20 x old hardies 600 x 300 wave pattern cement shingles need replacing. (50's house) These are no longer available so would need to be hand cut from Hardiflex sheeting (including the wave pattern at bottom). Old ones removed and disposed of. Care would need to be taken not to break any exisisting sheets as they are brittle. Thanks!

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Recent building reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Additional window into exterior wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

French Door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang a large heavy mirror

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs to french door and flooring due to water damage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior Trim Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

528

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window and cladding replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build New Viewing Deck and Internal Walls for New Bedroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small carpentry work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal wall - Commercial Warehouse

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry Leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window Frame & Rot Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

CAR DECK

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downstairs waterleak

Work carried out by a subcontractor

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Install floor (plus underfloor insulation) and repair joist

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General House Maintenance and Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 1

Timber bench seat, timber replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Damages in Swason

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

building soffitts

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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