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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Deck

Posted 3 hours ago

Looking for a builder to build a small deck. Approximately 2.5x3m. Would like done within the next couple of weeks.

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Garage and laundry renovation

Posted 3 hours ago

Inserting an External exit door in supplied frame and installing kitset laundry and storage cupboards

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Door Repair

Posted 3 hours ago

The screws and metal holder in the main door has come off so we are unable to close the door

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New Deck around Pool and Spa

Posted 4 hours ago

We are having a new pool put in and have lost our Decking Contractor so in need of a new one, its a medium to large project of around 150sqm Deck. We have drawing and some of the substructure is already done. The pool goes in on the 17th December so looking for someone to start ASAP.

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Lounge Wall Removal

Posted 5 hours ago

There is a wall in the lounge and a column in the kitchen that we would like to remove. The wall is at least partially structural and the column is definitely structural. The span of the wall is currently around 5.6m. Installing beams in the ceiling is fine. The span to go past the column and the wall is around 11m. Above the wall and column is a second story consisting of bedrooms. If possible please give indicative costs for removing the kitchen column and wall separately. Please sep...

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Under house access

Posted 8 hours ago

I am needing a hatch put in so that under my house can be accessed so that it can be insulated

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Build, stop and paint 2 walls on film set

Posted 9 hours ago

Hi Team, We are a advertising production company here in Auckland. We need someone to build 2 walls on frames, jib, stop and paint them. These will only be up for one day and then removed after filming. We will be re creating the corner of a bathroom.

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Dance floor

Posted 9 hours ago

Install a semi permanent sprung floor to classroom. Materials supplied. Area is 9.3x7.8

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Internal renovations

Posted 10 hours ago

Looking for a builder to help move forward with some renovations - opening up walls - for a bigger wardrobe plus other jobs.

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Building wheelchair ramp

Posted 10 hours ago

Need to build wheel chair ramp as per already approved council plan

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Carpenter for small building job. Needed ASAP.

Posted 12 hours ago

Build around a new wall oven. Replace a small part of the garage ceiling.

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Chelwood Street - Renovation

Posted 13 hours ago

Quotes required this week for full renovation to 5bd property on Chelwood street. Work will include: new kitchen, bathroom, painting, flooring, decking to exterior and fixing up of exterior rendering amongst other tasks. Works to be carried out in February 2020. Please contact us if interested in making this property beautiful again.

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Window repairs

Posted 13 hours ago

We have 2 window headers/hoods that are damaged and require replacement.

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Carport/Deck

Posted 14 hours ago

We are wanting a 20m2 carport. The roof we want to have as a deck with timber and glass fencing.

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Bathroom

Posted 15 hours ago

I need an lbp for a renovation. To line two bathrooms, add extra framing where needed for vanities, showers and towel rails and install shower bases in Glenfield from Tuesday 17th Dec.

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House Renovations

Posted 16 hours ago

Remove small back patio that comes off kitchen Window removed in kitchen and french doors installed in its place Deck Built off kitchen Remove old hotwater cupboard from kitchen Gib over old roof in kitchen, dining and lounge Add cavity slider to bathroom Looking for work to be started late Jan 2020

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Doorway widenings

Posted 16 hours ago

I have 6 doorways requiring widening to allow access into rooms for people in wheelchairs. It is a commercial property

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Weather boards replacement

Posted 17 hours ago

I have a few weatherboards that need replacing. I think it is 4 of them at this stage. Was hoping to get it done before Xmas.

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Building inspection report

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, I am considering to buy a property with two houses. Would like to do a building inspection. Can you please quote? Thanks.

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New shower prep and installation

Posted 1 day ago

Looking to install a new shower enclosure. Would purchase the shower myself just need someone to prep and install. Would also be interested in any plumber to do the water works.

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Recent building reviews

With over 150,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Divdier wall in double garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water leak from roof

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Check and repair window flashings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Storage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install new front door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

under house inspection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

window replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotten framing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shower Replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

13m residential fence

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cobham Street

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacement of rotten timber


28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New door step, wind break, deck tread

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rust repair - corner of garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

New build interior fit out

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 1
Communication
 2

Remove approx 4m load bearing wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plasterboard/Wall Insulation Removal and Upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Treehouse roof and walls

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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