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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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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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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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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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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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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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Small extension

Posted 1 year ago

A quote for a small approx 6m/2m extension on end of my cottage

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Garage lintel

Posted 1 year ago

Lintel has sagged. 2 building inspectors have said it may need replacing

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Bedroom extension

Posted 1 month ago

brick/blockwork single storey room extension with flat roof to tie into existing home with a flat metal roof. Knock through from house to new room, no insulation or gib or wiring required just build the extension and floor and roof and install a ranch slider.

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DIY breakfast bar!

Posted 2 years ago

Needing someone to build breakfast bar. Currently made of a Buffett cabinet with a Macrocarpa bench top that I have attached. But not happy with it. Wanting to take bench top off. Extend the back of it, so I’m thinking maybe box the back out a gib it so I can tile onto it latter. If you think you can help me with this let me know.

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Garage Build

Posted 9 months ago

Concrete slab is down. Now its time to build a two car garage. Looking for a bang for buck build. Open to site visits and ideas. Cheers!

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Draftsmen needed for loft conversion on 200sqm home 2

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there, I've purchased a 2005 built, 2 bedroom, 3 living area home with a large footprint in Rakaia and want to extend up into the attic. Ideally I'd like to add two bedrooms and a bathroom up there to maximize my ROI but I need your help! I'd like to hear from experienced tradies who can come out to the property this week to measure up and then draw up plans. Please be clear about the potential costs for renovation plans if you apply so I can compare. Thanks

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Lots of small jobs to make good before we can move in

Posted 2 years ago

We require a builder or experienced handyman who would be able to do the following; Knock down an internal wall and then fix the wall to make good ready for painting. Temporarily take down part of a wall / make a space behind 2x toilets to enable a plumber to fit 2x new toilets in. Then put the wall back up and make good ready for painting. Repair 2x holes in wall from plug sockets being removed. Repair 2x holes in the ceiling from ceiling lights being removed. Take down wooden hanging pl...

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Veranda construction Ashburton

Posted 1 year ago

I would like someone to price a new 30m2 veranda on my property at Lane St in Ashburton, alongside a new french door leading outside from the kitchen, where a floor to ceiling window is currently. Preliminary design drawings have been done by architect David Chilton. Building consent has not yet been applied for.

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Various work

Posted 1 year ago

Plumber - to check outdoor drain and maybe other work Builder - Check property for defects, check for moisture, repair deck. Will require for various jobs and advice Concreter - Repair step cracking in veneer, repair concrete slab (if repairable)

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Landing & Baseboards needed

Posted 1 year ago

I need baseboards under my house and a landing at a ranch slider for COC. More work to come if you do a good job for a good price

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Draftsmen needed for loft conversion on 200sqm home

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there, I'm looking to purchase a 2005 built, 2 bedroom, 3 living area home with a large footprint in Rakaia and want to extend up into the attic. Ideally I'd like to add two bedrooms and a bathroom up there to maximize my ROI but I need your help! Recently did a loft conversion in London so the process doesn't phase me. Need a measure up and some design options to decide what to do. Thanks

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New piles under kitchen floor

Posted 10 months ago

Floor is becoming unstable sinking and cracking noises. Needing fixed asp

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Man hole needed

Posted 1 year ago

Needing a man hole cut in wardrobe so underfloor insulation can be installed also quote for taking out a wall on lounge area

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Rachael Kennedy

Posted 2 years ago

Have some repairs needing done to a couple of walls with holes and also wanting 2 window frames replaced

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Building on to a living room

Posted 1 year ago

Id like to open up my lounge but to do so I need to add a part on to my house about 13m2 needs to be added on the roof will need to be changed along with the brick work. I'm just gauging an idea off cost to give me a rough idea. Cheers

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House relocation tidy up and sign off

Posted 4 months ago

Quote required for budgeting purposes House to be relocated on to new concrete foundation - approx 298m2 Will require general tidy up / unsure exactly what yet and assume we will need a sign off floor plan available

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Take down Chimney and take out logburner

Posted 1 year ago

Take out in built log burner and take down Chimney and replace corrigated iron

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Extension

Posted 1 year ago

we require a 3 metre extension to an existing double garage to include a double width sectional garage door and 1 x side door. The garage is part of (at the end of the house ) and is concrete block with rockcote covering . Extension to be in the same format.

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Playhouse Build

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I am wanting a quote for having a playhouse built on stilts with the overall area at approx. size of 2.1m x 2.5m x 2.3m high which will have a slide attached and a climbing wall. It would need to either be stained or painted at the end as well. I have included an example of something similar.

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Garage reno

Posted 10 months ago

Single garage turning it into a playroom taking our garage automatic door and putting in a window and single door flooring with ply wood and sub floor and lining a wall. Also needing a fence built. Looking for quotes. Work to be started early mid January.

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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James Rule Construction

Joined June 2018

Hi, I have been Building for 15 Years. Have worked on a number of new builds , renovations and landscaping jobs over that time. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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Rpm carpentry

Joined July 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes, properties and businesses for 12 years and have exeptional experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are passionate about our work and love seeing the clients reaction to their homes becoming exactly what they wanted. We pride ourselves on offering a very competitive quote, completing the job on time and on budget with the utmost quali...

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JLF CONSTRUCTION

Joined October 2020

Hi, I've been building for over 10 years and decided it's time to be my own boss. I've worked on and completed high end architectural new builds to small maintenance jobs and everything in between. I take huge pride in my work from start to finish I'd with that providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and on budget

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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Unique Built

Joined November 2019

For quality workmanship look no further. At Unique Built we cover a range of work from your everyday handyman jobs right up to newly built homes and everything in between.

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JTM CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined October 2018

Hi, my name is Jason director at JTM Construction. I have been building in the Canterbury region for over 20 years with a varied portfolio of successful projects. We have a great reputation for delivering completed projects within expected time frames and budget, with an eye for detail we can create an accurate project analysis identifiying potential cost savings and/or potential cost and time i...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate Wilson Built Homes with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality...

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Dynamic Build Ltd

Joined March 2016

Specialising in all things construction! I am a qualified carpenter and liscenced building practitioner preferably taking on small renovation or alteration jobs, e.g decks, fences, moving a wall or any sort of fix up that you'd like an easy worry free process without dealing with a large construction firm. Free quote available!

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JG Sumby Builders Ltd

Joined April 2011

Sumby Builders are an experienced team dealing with all aspects of residential construction. We strive on Customer satisfaction, so we pay close attention to detail and focus on a positive end result that everyone is happy with. We are available to quote all jobs from easing a door to new house builds. Also able to undertake Earthquake work eg. demo work, roofing, making buildings watertight and s...

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ZedZeeLtd

Joined April 2015

We have been involved for a number of years in restoration and building maintenance and the construction and design of outdoor structures. We have been involved in trade for 30 years and maintain a high level of workmanship. We have recently completed a number of exciting projects for a multinational company, log cabins , tree houses and tower dwellings. However no job is too small for our small t...

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PaintRod Quality Painters Ltd

Joined March 2017

Give us a call to discuss your needs We can do anything from small painting/plastering renovations to the entire house interior or exterior Feature walls, wallpaper etc, we will do it!! We can also spray paint pretty much anything, using either an airless sprayer system or HVLP for fine finish so if you need that roof to be painted or give a quality finish to that pantry cabinets, draws,...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng ... ) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#... ). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and strength...

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place .

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