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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Various work

Posted 11 months 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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Garage Build

Posted 7 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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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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Lots of small jobs to make good before we can move in

Posted 1 year 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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House relocation tidy up and sign off

Posted 2 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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A bit of reno work

Posted 1 year 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 piles under kitchen floor

Posted 7 months ago

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

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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 reno

Posted 7 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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Garage lintel

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Rachael Kennedy

Posted 1 year ago

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

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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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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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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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Playhouse Build

Posted 2 weeks 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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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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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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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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DIY breakfast bar!

Posted 1 year 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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Landing & Baseboards needed

Posted 10 months 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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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

**Covid 19 update** As per govt level 3 lockdown instructions, I will be able to resume working providing I stick to strict Health and Safety rules. I am more than happy to work in with you for contactless services. My name is Dan and I am a local from Christchurch. I am currently living in the Selwyn area where I have just built a house. I am a qualified LBP licensed builder with 13...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) 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#123243). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and stre...

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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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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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See More Construction

Joined January 2020

I have been involved in the construction Industry for 20 years. I pride myself in doing quality work, providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and under budget. I have a small team of guys who will work with me when needed and are highly competent and reliable. Decks and renovations are my specialty.

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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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Aerotec Ltd

Joined December 2017

We can do re-roofing, new tin, tiles or bitumen roofs.Can install all wooden, bamboo vinyl or laminate floorings. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime with further questions. Kind regards Cestmir 0277666106

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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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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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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit gintas.co.nz

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jlp construction

Joined June 2020

move from usa to nz in 2009 were i did have a construction company...now here in nz i work as a site manager for a well know construction company...i can do anything excluding plumbing and electrical

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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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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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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Form Builders

Joined July 2020

We are a Christchurch building company with loads of experience and a true passion for helping people build their homes. With a unique skill combination of joinery, building, design and communication, Form Builders take the worry out of all building projects. Form Builders are Licensed Building Practitioners and are also recognised as Accredited Earthquake Repairers in the Canterbury region. W...

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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 the customer happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please search my business name in Facebook to see photos of pre...

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Jellis construction

Joined November 2015

I take a lot of pride in my work I have been building for 8 years now and am a licensed building practitioner. Have done work with architectural new builds, spec homes, earthquake repairs and big renovation jobs and have acquired a wide skill set from these. Happy to come and give a free quote and havnt had a job go over budget so far look forward to doing some quality work for you

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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Classic Timber Fences & ANDERSON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Joined March 2016

Our small team at classic timber fences provides all the services connected with timber fence construction of any type or style. Comprising old fence demolition removal and disposal. New fence supply and construction and both pedestrian and driveway gate construction. As well as prep and painting / staining of these items if required. Also temporary fencing is available for security during the bui...

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