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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

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.

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.

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, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Garage reno

Posted 1 year 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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New piles under kitchen floor

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Builder for house renovation

Posted 5 months ago

General building work, interior/ext: Weatherboard Skirting Architrave Slats Plinth Steps Garage

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Wall Removal

Posted 6 months ago

I want to remove a supporting wall from the dining room to open up the area.

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Bedroom extension #2

Posted 6 months ago

I am looking for a bedroom extension to be added on to my house. Present Construction is some form of brick (white) I am guessing it could be completed in block as I would like to have the whole house rendered. This would be a knock through from the existing bedroom I only require a shell, floor, walls roof and new ranch slider, all gib and electrics will be completed by my husband. Present floor is a concrete pad. The roof is flat, I have no plans or consent as yet wish to discuss with the...

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Extension - lounge

Posted 7 months ago

Wanting a quote for an extension off my home. This is for a lounge that will be 5.5 x 3.5. Looking for a price just to have it erected. no plaster, paint, carpet etc

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Leaning firewall

Posted 3 months ago

Concrete firewall in garage is leaning outwards and pulling the frame with it

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New Roof and Weatherboard Replacement

Posted 5 months ago

Have a 3 bedroom 1920's, 80m2 home. It requires the following building work: 1. New Colour Steel Roof 2. Replace, patch, fix rotten weatherboard and Fascia. 3. Cut through internal and external walls for Kitchen rangehood install

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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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Playhouse Build

Posted 1 year 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 Build

Posted 1 year 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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Airport Hangar

Posted 2 months ago

This job is for the construction of two 4 bay aircraft hangars, similar to many others already built. It’s steel framework construction, with concrete floors and sliding steel doors. The steel work has been quoted separately and will be supplied. This quote is to do the building work, including the concrete slab, ramps, erecting and cladding as per the drawings, to a completed and ready to use state. The engineering design and council consents are complete. Timeframe : The project is r...

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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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Small extension

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Danz house

Posted 3 months ago

Hi I have a few renovations needed on my property some major including replastering my lounge ceiling also have my front fence i want replaced and other minor jobs cheers

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Shower Door Repair

Posted 1 month ago

The shower door in my property has been coming off its rollers, I believe this has been caused by a shower dome which has been installed too close to the top rollers. Unsure how long this has been happening as it is a rental and the rollers now are beginning to fall off. The job may require, sourcing and installing a new door and/or reinstalling the shower dome correctly. It will also require you to liaise with my tenant as well as myself to arrange times to do the work.

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Home Alerations, lounge area

Posted 3 months ago

Lifestyle Block, weatherboard house. We want large bi-fold doors installed into lounge wall where a large window is currently situated, the doors to open onto an existing deck. Also, an existing slideing door to be removed, framed and clad.

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House relocation tidy up and sign off

Posted 1 year 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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Garage fire wall

Posted 3 months ago

Firewall in garage is leaning outwards and pulling the frame of the garage

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Bedroom extension

Posted 10 months 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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Find Builders in Ashburton

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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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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PD Arthur Builders Limited

Joined January 2019

I am a qualified, certified licensed builder with 30+ years experience building houses/over 60's units, alterations and general building works. EQC and insurance work are also areas of expertise along with driveways, paths and re-roofs.

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Fridd Construction

Joined November 2020

Fridd Construction prides itself on building quality homes, farm builds and renovations. Richard the owner has been building for near 20 years. You can rely on Richards expertise, honesty, efficiency and quality with every aspect of your build.

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PJR Construction

Joined August 2019

Fully qualified and licensed builder with 16+ years experience. Spent the last 5 years specializing in cladding and window installation. Happy to take on any building work and have many contacts for other tradies if needed. Hit me up for a quote. I will do my best to keep it reasonable.

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Alpine Ridge Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialize in New Houses Fencing, Decks, and sheds I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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CS Built Ltd

Joined April 2021

Hi, we are a selwyn based company. We specialize in architectural and new builds but love getting amongst smaller jobs that get left behind by the big companies, from decks, extensions and small renovations. We are a small crew that prides itself in quality, eye for detail, competitive pricing and customer satisfaction.

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a ca...

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Kinabuild

Joined February 2021

We are a licensed building company based in Christchurch and a proud member of New Zealand Certified Builders Assn. There is no job too small for us. We can help with any residential or commercial building work such full build, renovations, alterations, fit outs, repairs, & more.

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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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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making my customers happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I love having creative and functional spaces. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some of this to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please...

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E James Builders

Joined July 2021

Hi. I have been building in CHCH for 20 years. I have built and renovated many homes in Christchurch. We are a 3 man team at the moment. We can take on any job regardless of size. We are members of master builders. I have a website which should provide you with all the info you need. E James ...

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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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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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Craig Tapuvae

Joined April 2021

Self Employed Contract Builder with over 10+ years in the construction industry. Specialise in Renovations, new builds, earthquake repair and also Project Management. Provide competitive quotes to suit the budget of the client and Deliver a high standard of work.

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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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Erne construction Ltd

Joined September 2015

Erne construction Ltd based in Christchurch. Working in the greater Canterbury region and South Island. Specialising In Architectural homes, Renovations, Alterations, EQR and commercial. For a Quote please contact Stephen ... ...

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Earthborne Builders

Joined January 2018

Hello there, glad you have taken the time to read our information, We specialise in renovations, decks, pergolas, new builds, and of course no job is to small, We believe its the little things that count. My team are professional, qualified builders who love what they do, not to mention we are Certified and Master Builders and licensed building practitioners, for your peace of mind But most...

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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