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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

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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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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Leaning firewall

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Wall Removal

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Balcony repair or !!’

Posted 2 weeks ago

Open plan balcony need some work done to it,need professional advice

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Outside catrun

Posted 1 week ago

Build a single outside run for a cat

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Home Alerations, lounge area

Posted 6 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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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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Shower Door Repair

Posted 4 months 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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Garage fire wall

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Repair of Wooden Window Frame

Posted 3 weeks ago

Had a wooden window pulled of hinges I suspect from the wind. The window frame may have some rot in the hinge side that needs cutting out and replacing. Just after a ball park estimate. Can you advise how soon you are able to do job has need the house weather tight asap.

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Convert refrigerator shipping container

Posted 1 month ago

Convert 40 container to sleepout. Add roof, 4. windows, 3 doors to a refrigerator shipping container.

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Floor and roof maintenance

Posted 1 month ago

Soft spots and holes caused from bora damage and rot to the gable ends on the roof. Had floor patch worked about a year ago. Want an honest opinion to weather it's worth being patched again or full new floors.

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Bedroom extension #2

Posted 9 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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New Roof and Weatherboard Replacement

Posted 7 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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Extension - lounge

Posted 10 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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Bedroom extension

Posted 1 year 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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Danz house

Posted 6 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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Leading Hand Carpenter

Posted 2 weeks ago

Renovation of Showroom and Relocatable. 4 New Houses

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Various jobs around the house

Posted 2 months ago

I am wanting a new fire installed. My end room needs holes in the floor and walls fixed. Toilet window replaced, I have a leak on my side wall in the lounge also thinking I need pink bats in roof.

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Airport Hangar

Posted 4 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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Builder for house renovation

Posted 8 months ago

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

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Dreamwood Builders Ltd

Joined May 2020

Hi my name is Craig I have 25 years experience in the building industry I am skilled in all aspects of residential building including new houses and smaller jobs decks bathroom renovations to name a couple So try me for a competitive price Thanks

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of Joinery, 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, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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NZ CCS ltd

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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Jamie Crockett

Joined September 2020

Hi, I have be in the building trade for the last 24 years, 19 of them years was in England and the rest here in Christchurch. I am just starting contacting so thought I would give this a go as well, I specialise in renovations and maintenance.

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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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FM Construction NZ Limited

Joined March 2021

Hi all! I am a local LBP builder with 10+ years experience. I am capable of any size job big or small. I take pride in working hard and efficiently and I complete all work to a high standard, ensuring that my clients are happy throughout the process. I am happy to provide advice on renovation ideas and mostly have experience in the following areas: - New builds - Renovations - Foundations inc...

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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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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

Hi there, Dan, owner operator of Limitless Property Services. Currently providing the Canterbury region with complete building and landscaping works. -Qualified LBP builder (Licensed Building Practitioner accredited) with over 15 years experience in carpentry. -Skilled excavator operator with over 3 years experience in landscaping and heavy civil works. With our own truck, digger and bu...

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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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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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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 14 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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GRAB HIRE also trading as GCM BUILDING SERVICES

Joined March 2013

Hi my name ia Gary . I’ve got a Grab lorry that’s ready to grab your materials . I’ve also got a Komatsu 3 ton digger for your excavations . Quick prompt service. Collecting green waste Rubbish Concrete Soil removals I can also deliver I can also grab a load over a fence or deliver a load over a fence . I can transport 8 tons of concrete or soils Or ap40 The list is endless ....

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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 WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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Pinoy building company

Joined August 2021

New build house and commercial building , renovation, extension, alteration and general repair, gib fixing, walkway, patio, driveway concreting ,sleep out, tiny house, insulation supply and install, decking, fencing,etc. We are hard working to meet expectation and target and we guarantee all our works .

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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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JBR Built 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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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 16 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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PS Civil Limited

Joined October 2021

Professional with over 15 years experience and a can-do attitude. I uphold personal satisfaction and dignity in completing every job to the highest standard whether a $100 job or a tiny portion in a $100M contract. A long list of tickets, competencies and licenses to be compliant in any worksite.

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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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