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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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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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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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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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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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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

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Hotwater

Posted 8 months ago

I need an external hot water cylinder cupboard built and a new wetback hot water cylinder installed in my cottage.

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Inspect house and quote on some renovations

Posted 1 year ago

Hi, we have an offer in on a property in Ashburton. The house was built mid 1950's and we want a builder to give it the once over and advise and quote on some renovations we want to undertake

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Draftsmen needed for loft conversion on 200sqm home

Posted 3 months 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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Lots of small jobs to make good before we can move in

Posted 4 months 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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Ceiling for Bunn

Posted 9 months ago

Repair a hole in a ceiling where someone has put thier foot through installing insulation. Needs to be returned to reasonable standard in keeping with the existing ceiling.

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Extension

Posted 3 months 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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A bit of reno work

Posted 4 months ago

I require a qualified builder who is experienced in renovating and general building. I would like the following work to be done however it is subject to "if it can be done" which will be need to be advised by a qualified builder with an on-site visit. - Removal/Closing up of 2 external doors. -Re-boarding external areas with weatherboards - Relocating & Closing of 2 internal doors - Removal of 2 internal walls(non-load bearing as far as I know) -Possible removal of 1 internal load bearing w...

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New wall in place of windows

Posted 1 year ago

We require a qualified builder to remove our current wall of windows and replace with concrete block or something similar to match the rest of the house, and install a single window into the middle of the wall. Measurements are 2.45 x 2.2m.

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Draftsmen needed for loft conversion on 200sqm home 2

Posted 2 months 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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Chimney removal

Posted 7 months ago

I need a brick chimney removed down to just below the eave, and a small sheet of roofing iron placed over the gap, on a single storey house. No rush to have the job completed. The bricks from the chimney can be left on the property, as I have a few ways to use them up for paving.

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Urgent help needed

Posted 10 months ago

I have found rotten boards on the exterior of the house. Thought I just needed new cladding but have been told a builder is needed as water has gotten in.

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Insurance job claim. W

Posted 1 year ago

Water damage to door and floor. Floor swollen from recent rainstorm cant open door propely. Scraping on ground.

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Rachael Kennedy

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Methven build

Posted 7 months ago

single level 3 and half bedroom, tin cladding, river stone to sill height, 13m long by 10 meters depth (136 square meters) rectangular with simple roof design. log burner, wet back, 2 bathrooms, balacony and veranda. attached 40 squate meter carport. slightly elevated on piles, flat section.

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New build single bay shed

Posted 1 year ago

To put up a single bay shed with no wall cladding roof only from kitset provided. shed is 4.8mw x6m deep 3-3.6m high with concrete floor. situated approximately 15km from Ashburton. Hole drilling to be supplied by owner and shingle for concrete floor base..

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Garage deconstructed and trucked to Chch

Posted 5 months ago

Hi, I have a garage located in Ashburton that I would like moved to Christchurch. It is approximately 25M x 8M. Location down the back of 53 Carters Terrace, Tinwald. Looks to be branded as a skyline garage, made of timber framing. I am looking for it to be disassembled and flat-packed on the back of a truck. It needs to be delivered to a CHCH address and I would assemble it myself.

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New house build in Ashburton

Posted 11 months ago

Ashburton location. After quotes for a new house build. Approx 210m2 home, 4 bed, 2 bath, separate living, walk in pantry. Plan attached an indication only, not actually plan to be used as not drawn up yet.

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Builder report

Posted 6 months ago

I am purchasing a house and need s builderd report.

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New home

Posted 1 year ago

Purchased section and need house 3 /4 bedroom 2 bathroom single story 2 cars outdoor area under cover

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DIY breakfast bar!

Posted 4 months 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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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Potential asbestos panel removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th April 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

House

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2011

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent help needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th May 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Chimney removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Braden Nelson Builder

Joined April 2018

Hi, I have been building for the past 22 years, I have recently moved from Ashburton to Ch-Ch. Licensed building practitioner and member of Registered Master Builders. Specializing in renovations, additions and alterations, bathrooms, kitchens, decking. No job too small.

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Kit set Assembly Services

Joined January 2018

Hi at Kitset Assembly Services, we are the manufacturer approved installers of your new nz made garden shed. Fully trained in all areas of Kitset Assembly from indoor/outdoor furniture to BBQs and everything in between. Not to mention that all job related rubbish is removed free of charge. You can be assured of a quality job and with set pricing rather than per hour rates there are no hidden surp...

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North and South Cladding LTD

Joined November 2018

Hi , We have been cladding New houses and replacing old ones for the last 6 years . While we Specialise in James Hardie products we can also do timber and cedar cladding and I am a LBP with 30 years building experience in residential and light commercial building work . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion .We pride ourselves on proving competitive quotes...

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SK Builders Ltd

Joined January 2016

Sk Builders is a building company specialising in renovations, decks, pergolas, carports, fences, retaining walls and also the smaller building jobs. With 10 years experience in the industry and a vast knowledge of the building codes and practices we take great pride in all our work providing a very professional service. We work hard to meet deadlines with punctuality, good time management and cus...

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HiSpec Building ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi we specialize in Architectural builds and pride ourselves on both our finish and work ethic, We will go above and beyond to ensure you investment is delivered on time and to a standard above expectation! We enjoy working in with architects and designers to achieve a practical and durable finish for your home! We also do renovations, decks ,ect so give us a call for chat!

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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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Hennessy construction ltd

Joined September 2018

Hi I am an Irish construction carpenter, I have 20 years experience and 7 of them in Christchurch working on a variety of projects. I am a licensed builder for the last 5 years . I have been building new homes ,Exstension and working on big and small commercial projects. I can put my hand to most jobs . Before coming to Nz I was building homes ,Exstension’s and installing new kitchens . I prid...

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Garden city homes limited

Joined August 2018

Hi All. At garden city homes we take the stress out for you. From small jobs to building new houses to renovation we do it all for you. If finance is an issue we do have finance options available for approved clients. We assist our clients to get mortgages. We will do our best to help you out. Our dedicated team will keep working will results are achieved. Thanks Garden city homes te...

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Evergreen house ltd

Joined August 2018

Trying to think of the right builder? Need someone to guide you through your project? People who think their budget is low? High? All could be done through us.

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JMatt Building & Construction

Joined October 2018

I have been in the building industry for the last 15 years. For the last 10 years I have been building high end architectural homes, but there is no job too small for me to complete. I am professional and will work hard to complete your job on time to the highest possible standard. Please give me a call today.

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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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NZ Prestige Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Hi, we are a locally owned and operated Building and landscaping company. We specialize in major renovations and new builds. We also do smaller jobs and repair work, along with property maintenance . We pride ourself in expert customer service and a pleasurable experience from start to finish. We provide competitive quotes and always finish our projects on time and within budget. You will not be...

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SJ Repairs Ltd

Joined November 2018

We are a small family business that are able to provide all types of house and building repairs. From heat pump installs/repairs and cleaning, electrical component replacing to resealing drive ways, tidying yards. Anything you need a quote for, contact us.

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5L Contracting

Joined September 2018

A qualified carpenter with a high level of efficiency, and professional service. Able to build or fix anything as well as a competent rural fencer. Competitive rates.

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch and service We offer6 Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work Odd jobs

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CT magrath Construction

Joined February 2016

Hi.We are a small building company based in Christchurch. We undertake all aspects of building work from New builds and renovations to repairs and general maintenance. We pride ourselves on efficiency, Quality and Communication and guarantee our timeframes. We Look forward to hearing from you.

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H-T services

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T services is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Onsite Construction Ltd

Joined March 2017

Hi there. I have been in the industry for over 30 years and have a small dedicated team of 2 working along side of me. We are a very reliable and honest team with our customers needs our main priority. From new builds to small minor house repairs we continually strive to taking on, and successfully completing all jobs. Quality, trust ,reliability and client focus is our motto.

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Dans Reno

Joined February 2018

Hi, i have my NZQA level 4 in carpentry i have been building for 14 years all over Africa and in Chrischurch for the last 4 years. I have done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good resullts. I Specialise is bathroom renos, redo bed rooms, car ports, decks, fences, vegie gardens, garage shelving etc. I will work allong side my client to achieve the end result. I am a sole trainder wor...

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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