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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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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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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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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

You’ll find out things like size, cost and materials to get an idea for your own decking project (+ plenty of before and after photos!).

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read on to find out how this family hired a plasterer for their living room reno.

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Posted 1 minute ago

Placing reinforcing mesh in large industrial carpark 1200sqm in size Immediate start

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Retrofit entrance doorway

Posted 19 minutes ago

We have a door that is not wheelchair accessable. We would like a quote for the work required to make it accessable.

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Fit two replacement timber windows

Posted 1 hour ago

We have two new timber windows and need them installed and hardware added.

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Double car port

Posted 1 hour ago

Need a quotation for my double carport. Just roof n post. Basic

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Load bearing wall beam

Posted 4 hours ago

We want to extend an opening in a load bearing wall - will need a beam?

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New deck

Posted 4 hours ago

Hello, I am after someone that can build a basic deck. Measurements are 2900 L 5940 W 540 H Thank you

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Remove the old Air Conditioning Unit

Posted 4 hours ago

Old AC unit needs to be removed and cover the hole from outside cladding of house and inside as well.

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Deck

Posted 5 hours ago

We are looking for someone to build a deck and a pergola

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Maintenance Job

Posted 6 hours ago

Tornado damaged outside and inside walls. Need a certified builder. Additional work 1... the ceiling is looping 2... need to fix window frame inside a room 3... require to paint window/door frames

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Boxing repairs

Posted 6 hours ago

Hi, We need boxing around a steel support beam repaired in our dock way, as a truck backed into it. Need quote first to get approval from management.

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Garage roof

Posted 7 hours ago

needs new roof also has 6 sheets of clearlite in roof

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Self contained sleep out

Posted 7 hours ago

I am looking for someone to build a self contained sleep out for me. Potentially removable but built on site. Please contact me if you have previous experience and time to have this complete by July. Also keen to see pictures of previous work. I have added some ideas of what I would like - if within budget

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Bathroom

Posted 8 hours ago

New shower to be installed and new basin

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Tie off block wall to rest of garage structure

Posted 8 hours ago

I have an old garage on the boundary whose block wall (hollow) has slight lateral movement in it. It's only connection to the rest of the garage is via a purlin - whose downward pressure over 40 yrs of the building settling has caused a crack in the wall. The only thing bringing this wall down is an earthquake, but the neighbours would like some comfort of having it tied off to the rest of the structure. Arrgh. I only use it to store lawn mower, camping gear..etc so I don't want to burn a hol...

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Shed conversion

Posted 9 hours ago

we are wanting a quote for converting a shed to a self contained unit.

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A building job in three parts: closet, bathroom, office under stairs

Posted 9 hours ago

Kia ora! I'm looking for some quotes for a job that involves three parts: CLOSET At the moment, the closet is in a weird space that takes up a lot of room and doesn't add much to the room. I'd like to find out the feasibility of removing it completely and putting in a built-in wardrobe on the other side of the room. This wardrobe will be a cupboard style one - no room for a walk-in! OFFICE UNDER THE STAIRS Due to a bunch of things, I need to create an office space under the stairs of...

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Remove two internal walls

Posted 9 hours ago

We have two internal walls, we may need engineering reports/checks done as part of the job. The wall with the built in shelving on the left of the image backs onto a small room, this room has a wall height of 2.4, the main room is 2.7m, so a beam going across at the 2.4m height should work to support this structure? The other wall with the set of draws against it will need engineering certs I would imagine, the other side of this backs onto the Kitchen which will all be removed going for...

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External repairs.

Posted 11 hours ago

Would like an assessment of repairs needed on exterior of house. Also a quote for external refurbishment of garage.

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Farm shed build

Posted 20 hours ago

Goldpine farm shed to be built, 20m X 8m, lean-to roof. All materials supplied, no concrete floor, just the shell plus one internal wall. Estimated time for materials to arrive is May this year at this point.

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Home Renovations

Posted 22 hours ago

Job includes small extension at the back of the house, replacing the whole roof (including trusses) of the house, new ceiling, rearranging the walls, converting the basement into habitable area, associated plumbing, new kitchen and new electrical installation for the whole house. We have consented plans for this job.

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Recent building reviews

With over 215,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

External wall repairs in Brooklyn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Freestanding fireplace removal


20th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Doors and skirting boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Help! We need some repairs so we can sell our house ASAP

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

One room repairs - ceiling, wall and window frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New floor and ceiling/wall plasterboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2022

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage Conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Load Bearing Wall Removal #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix outdoor light and catch on gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ground Moisture Barrier Install


6th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carport Renovation into a Garage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th January 2022

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd January 2022

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

post replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 3

Carport

Work carried out by a subcontractor

30th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

build a small front porch

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing louvres and installing 4x timber windows into existing frames

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

build fake wall.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gable repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fireplace fix up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4
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