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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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 regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Damaged garage cladding

Posted 11 hours ago

Car reversed into large pot plant pushing it into garage frontage. Metal pushed in and split

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Minor house fixes

Posted 15 hours ago

Attach pool cue holder to concrete wall. Reattach electric hand towel. Reattach clothes rack to roof and repair. Make shelving for laundry. Maybe install space for a safe. Maybe make deck for outdoor storage space.

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Enlarge the laundry room and fit out

Posted 16 hours ago

The house has a small laundry off the open back porch. We want to make it larger by using some of the porch space (this will mean removing/adding walls and a new outside door) Apart from the new size, we need to install worktops and cupboards/drawers etc, add some power points/lights and rehang the appliances. The photos shows the door to the laundry from the porch. The red outline is approximately where we'd like it extended to (before the window on the left hand side)

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Fascia and weatherboards

Posted 17 hours ago

three sections of fascia board to be replaced and three or four weatherboards

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Shower Wall Replace

Posted 17 hours ago

Our shower has been leaking through to the bathroom wall/door and a plumber has looked at it and determined the shower tiles need to be puled off to see where the leak is coming from and possibly some repair to the damaged wall/door frame. The plumber has told us its a job for a builder as opposed to a plumber

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Install wooden backdoor and wooden front door

Posted 17 hours ago

We have the doors and hardware. Cat door also to be installed in back door. Location is Karori, ideally job could be completed within the next 3 weeks.

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Install French or Bi-Fold doors

Posted 17 hours ago

Need a builder to replace an external window with a Bi-fold or french door. Framing and covering two other door entrances. Lining and/or plastering also needed.

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Linda thomson

Posted 18 hours ago

Investigating a leak and quote on work to do

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Internal Fitout

Posted 20 hours ago

2-3 builders needed for 2.5 days work CBD Light Demo of existing wall, and construction of new internal 6x2 stud walls 4.5m high to divide office space. Skilled builders required.

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Dog run and Pen

Posted 20 hours ago

Job requires erecting galv posts and fencing, laying concrete slab approx 3m2 and building shelter for two small dogs on flat area outside. Similar to photo attached but larger pen. Need job completed by end March. Site visit possible and quote required first please.

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Sliding deck gate

Posted 20 hours ago

I am needing a gate for the top of our deck and it needs to be a sliding gate. Size of gate is approx 1.4m wide. I also need a few shelves put up in our office.

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Weather boards

Posted 21 hours ago

Replacement of approximately 4 weather boards and part of window frame

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Renovations

Posted 21 hours ago

I need a large garage under the house to be transformed into Lounge/bedroom..I need a Ranchslider/window to replace garage door. To be fully insulated, new walls and ceiling installed. Also need a new bathroom to replace old one.

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Exterior wall - install cat door

Posted 22 hours ago

My exterior walls are made using the Hebel product autoclaved aerated concrete panels and blocks, plaster coating system). I would like a hole cut through to install a cat door

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Removal of internal walls and building of deck

Posted 22 hours ago

Hi, as per the attached plans, I'd like to get some quotes from licensed builders on costs to remove internal walls and build a deck. Plans are still under refinement of finer details and with council, but looking to progress quickly once approval has been received.

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Rebuilt /repair concrete floor

Posted 1 day ago

we have a 60sqm existing concrete floor and want to get a new layer of 100 mm concrete on top of it, ready to rebuilt a little home

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Small wall hole repair

Posted 1 day ago

Small hole in the wall needs a repair Sorry I don't have any pics , about the size of a coin! Thank you

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Doors installation

Posted 1 day ago

one bifold door installed with permit and install one ranch slider

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Bathroom Vanity installation

Posted 1 day ago

need a bathroom vanity installed before tue 25th Feb. Mangere east

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Installing flashing on windows for building consent

Posted 1 day ago

Need to install flashing on windows for building consent. Job need to be done before Wednesday (... ). Cheers

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Recent building reviews

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Small job - handrails for outside stairs plus plane bottom of 2 doors inside

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cupboard laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Change door to swing outwards instead of inwards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Minor building work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Door-Frame Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Small interior house job

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Folding door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carport repair or replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bay Windows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

67 Poulson St #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen/Bedroom wall Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Massey Weather board Fixup

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hand rail and repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Hardwood Deck and Railing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck repair (2nd storey)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Leaks

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing GIB lining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build kitset garden shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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