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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Room extension

Posted 14 minutes ago

Small sunroom extended, insulated and leaky roof replaced, extension will be around 1 metre out further, may need glass sliding door replaced with 2nd hand doors. Fully insulated in wall and ceiling. Additional to that lounge ceiling ripped out, all old batts removed and replaced. All materials removed off site on completion. As soon as possible, sun room roof leaks badly now. Quote needed.

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Builders Report

Posted 1 hour ago

We are going to look at a house we are looking at buying. We are urgently seeking a builder to do a builders check on it for us. No detailed report required. 8.30am tomorrow morning (12/8/20).

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Testing

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Installation of new ceiling

Posted 2 hours ago

Pinex ceiling to be removed and replaced with more modern ceiling to be discussed

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 3 hours ago

Removal of two load bearing walls surrounding galley kitchen and addition of Hyspan beam in ceiling, re-lining of walls etc, closing out one door between hallway/kitchen. Installation of kitchen etc. Addition of pile under one section of wall. Consent already approved, basic architectural drawings available. We are looking for a LPB who has excellent communication, high standards and can guide us through the renovation process and offer excellent advise where they think applicable. If able...

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Valley cottage reno

Posted 3 hours ago

Single storey dining extension approx 15m² and Reno kitchen bathroom. Think squaring off a standard valley cottage extension and making good. Kitchen and bathroom relined and floored. 2 new windows. Standard to mid quality fittings. Most sourced by owner. Extension is dining, so basic fitout, hard floor finish, french doors etc. Flat section and access. will create open plan, so some structural consideration with walls removed, and rooflines. Before end of yr if poss, but flex. Looking for fixed...

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Building chcek

Posted 4 hours ago

Hi, I am just wanting to get building check done on a property I am interested in. bot a full detail report required but would like to identify any mahor issues etc.

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Wooden handrails

Posted 4 hours ago

replace existing handrail with a wood handrail on two external sets of stairs

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Kitchen reno plus extra

Posted 4 hours ago

Needing help with a kitchen reno and shorting 2 windows in height and turning one into into a door, and one external door into a wall. Thanks

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Installing Trellis at the Car Port

Posted 5 hours ago

Need to install Trellis on two sides on our Car Port. If interested contact me. Kannan

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Ramp ...pulley for steep stairs

Posted 5 hours ago

I have 60 steep narrow stairs to walk up to my house with pram, shopping etc there is no drive on access, looking at a ramp or similar to make life easier!!

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Builder

Posted 6 hours ago

Converting garage in two bdrm unit, which will need framing, drywall,plastering, all plans are ready

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Finish off rumpus room and laundry

Posted 6 hours ago

I need all skirting, Architrave, reveals done, Scotia around the ceiling and roof gap. I also need Two doors fitted One between the bathroom and the laundry And another between laundry and workshop fitted. All Materials are here ready to go

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Shower install and framing

Posted 8 hours ago

Re frame rotten framing, install shower box with liner and epoxy exterior cladding. Job commenced but then current builder found framing issues and could not complete.

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Builder required #2

Posted 8 hours ago

Builder required to help us our for a rew weeks with some deck work , gib ,framing and general building works

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Micks Garage

Posted 9 hours ago

Cladding and fitting some windows and doors

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Drain laying /retaining wall

Posted 9 hours ago

Laying rainwater drain and re enforcing retaining wall

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Drain Pipe Realignment

Posted 20 hours ago

I would like to move where the current kitchen drain pipe exists the house. A hole will need to be drilled through the external brick wall.

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Deck

Posted 22 hours ago

Replace aged Kwila deck with Virtex deck.

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Door Removal

Posted 1 day ago

Hi, We would like an internal door removed on a 4 year old fletcher home in Karaka. A hand sketched drawing outlines what we are looking to achieve. Job entails: 1. Removal of existing door and window 2. Creation of a bulkhead to carry on the one from the kitchen 3. Make good the areas where the frame was attached 4. Apply gib and have finished for a paint finish 5. Create a wall “panel” to the long wall (jingle wide of the existing door Builders will need to ensure any requi...

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Recent building reviews

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New office - few bits and pieces

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Covering Foundation Board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re lining laundry

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs to Spa Pool Shed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carport refurbishment and deck repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Hanging pocket door has fallen off mechanism

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small internal alterations for office

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New ceiling in the living room required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove garage door. Put in a ranchslider

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reset steel ramp to concrete

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall (wardrobe) removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove window

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Fit indoor stair handrails

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Platform/Tank stand for Hot Water Cylinder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Hang wooden backdoor and cat door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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