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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Builder wanted

Posted 3 hours ago

Clad hous and line interior Build transportable homes

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Managing and Constructing 2 brand new stand-alone homes

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a master builder/project manager with experience/good reviews in the industry to construct 2 houses. RC and BC approved, ready to start with the project. A break down of costs/building quote would be appreciated prior to getting into the contract details.

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New glass exterior wall with doors

Posted 1 day ago

We would like a new wall constructing made out of glass and possibly French doors opening outwards. It will be boxing in around 15m2 of existing area to make an extra sunny room like a conservatory but under an already existing roof. Any time after lockdown would be great!

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Build raised vegetable planter

Posted 1 day ago

We have a north facing garage wall made from concrete block and would like to build a one metre wide raised veg garden approx 5 metres long. Not sure about materials, would like to consult. It could be block, long run iron or wood, cost is important ......we would like it to be ready end of August.

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Soffit has a crack that needs repair ? Asbestos

Posted 2 days ago

A hook came out of the soffit and has disturbed the board which I think is asbestos as the house was built in 1967. Wanting this fixed as soon as able

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Essential before rain again

Posted 4 days ago

I have a leak in bedroom ceiling on a corner where an addition was added on a few years ago. It drips down inside wall.

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Water damaged ceiling: remove, replace, paint etc..

Posted 4 days ago

Cover all carpet on floors. Remove damaged ceiling and architraves, area about 15-20m2. replace with new gibraltar board, This needs to be carried up 8 flights of steps. Stairwell access is nice and wide and not steep. We will need you to supply and install gib-board , stopping, That will need to be sealed, one undercoat 2 final coats of paint. All work to be top quality "A" Grade using Resene paints. Quotes subject to Insurance assessors approval. Need job started a few days after the lockd...

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Quotes for villa extension in Devonport

Posted 5 days ago

two bedroom bay villa that we have architect concepts to extend to four bedrooms plus new living spaces, kitchen, etc. look at plans and provide build estimate for two different options (one has two living spaces, one has one). estimate to be based on concrete slab foundation and include excavation, foundations, wall and roof framing, wrap and cavity, roof and spouting, weatherboard cladding, timber joinery and glazing, insulation, internal lining, plastering to paint stage, bathroom floor tilin...

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Home extension Certified/Master Builder with works Guarantee Required .

Posted 5 days ago

Resource consent has been granted ,so all ready to go .We have pricing for the Aluminium joinery and the Roofing and have favoured plumbers and electricians who we can put you in contact with. We want a price that allows for the co-ordination and plugs all the gaps .We will also be looking at matching the cladding and install matching aluminium joinery on the existing house . Full consented drawings and details are available to a certified/master builder to price the works .If you are...

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Kitchen seal

Posted 6 days ago

Hi there, I desperately need someone to help me put new sealant across my wall connected to my kitchen bench. My current sealant is deteriorating and ants are starting to come through the cracks. Could you please let me know how much it would cost to seal up the sides of the bench (roughly 3 metres) and if you could come to my house sooner rather than later. Due to the quarantine conditions I will ensure everyone in the house is kept at a distance while you work

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53 McKenzie St, Geraldine.

Posted 6 days ago

We have brought a house in Geraldine and want to build an internal access double garage, kitchen and laundry, with two bedrooms and a bathroom on top

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Replace soffits

Posted 1 week ago

The soffits need replacing, insurance declined my claim. Absolutely after lockdown is lifted, next 6 months even

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Wanted - Wooden Gate off hinges and needs fixing

Posted 1 week ago

I have a standard wooden gate which has come off its hinges (thanks to Wellington wind). The latch has also come off. I need to have the gate put back on its hinges and latch secured so it doesn't swing back and forth in the wind.

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ESSENTIAL: Filling silicone to replace missing scribers

Posted 1 week ago

There is a leak from the recent storm; with prime suspected cause being the missing scribers between weatherboard/facing board. This job is to: - Fill in 15 gaps as shown in photo between weatherboard and the facing board using Sikaflex MS Black o The 15 gaps starts from the top on the right hand side o Sikaflex MS Black can be provided by me, if you wish - The height of the top gap (near apex of the roof) is approximately 4m off the ground You would be expected to: - Bring your own eq...

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Duplex - New Build

Posted 1 week ago

New build of 2 storey duplex on newly subdivided site in Torbay. Building area approx 300m2 in total. Ideally lump sum contract but negotiable. Hoping to start construction mid-late 2020 subject to lending. Contact me to have a chat if interested and to get full plan sets. References will be required. Thanks

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House Building Process

Posted 1 week ago

We are in the process of building our own place, currently at the design phase. I'd like some chats with someone on the whole building process ~ process stages, approvals needed, materials used, pitfalls to look out for etc. Given we are all in lockdown might suit a qualified builder who like me is sat at home doing nothing. NZD50/ an hour paid upfront for simply chatting on the phone. Not looking for any trade secrets just an education on the building process.

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Ponsonby Ultrasound #2

Posted 1 week ago

We had a break in and they pried the window open with a crowbar

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Installing room dividing pocket doors

Posted 1 week ago

I need someone to measure, order and install two room dividing pocket doors, probably wooden but will consider glass, in a lounge. A part wall will need to be taken out before new pocket doors can be put in. Hopefully just a top track and doors would be floor to ceiling height.

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Cracks showing in foundation of home - concrete block

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there. We have had some cracks showing in the exterior of the house and they seem to be spreading. (We have had a pohutukawa next to house removed recently ). Wondering if this needs urgent attention and would warrant someone coming in to have a look (we will stay inside the house and talk on phone to maintain distance). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Tan

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Ceiling repair, board, plaster, paint

Posted 1 week ago

Repairs to the ceiling in my lounge and passageway. Three separate holes in the ceiling were made to fix issues with plumbing. Need to have the board fixed, replanted and paint.

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Recent building reviews

With over 159,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Wall removal


31st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe Renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rebuild Facade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

A few small repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ramp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Remove part of the wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace internal wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Attach Hose Reel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front door and side window replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior wall timber replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Replace Windowsill

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace internal double door with single door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage and outdoor area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Building work for council compliance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Buliding inspection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Looking for a trade hand, 3rd or 4th year apprentice builder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Line garage walls with plywood

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install French or Bi-Fold doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 x Carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Glass panel wall installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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