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Finding A Builder In Auckland

Finding a builder in Auckland can seem like such a daunting task at times! Where do you look, what qualifications and experience do they need and how much do they cost? Luckily we have made it simple here at Builderscrack to let the tradespeople chase you, rather than you chase them! Yet how will you know they can safely and correctly do your job?

Firstly it depends on the type of building work you want done. If the work is going to be structural, affect the water tightness of your home or involves designing a fire system, you have to use a Licenced Building Practitioner (LBP). For other building jobs, a builder who is not an LBP is okay to use, but you still could pick an LBP if you wanted. It is compulsory to use an LBP for those three types of work in order to ensure that all restricted building work (RBW) is done to a high standard.

How do I know if my builder is a Licenced Building Practitioner?

Once you have chosen one or more builders to find more details about, you can quickly check if they are an LBP by looking on the Licenced Building Practitioner website. This website holds a public register of all the LBPs in NZ. You can search for them by location, name or the details they will have on their LBP photo ID card. If you have not yet found a builder, you can also search the register to specifically find builders within the Auckland region who are LBPs.

There are six different types of building jobs in the register such as designers, carpenters and site or foundation specialists.  You'll need to make sure you hire an LBP who is registered to work on the type of job you want done. You will also need to check that they are certified to work on the type of building you are hiring them for. That's because there are three different categories of building types with each one requiring specific experience or qualifications from the builder.

What do I do if my builder is not an LBP?

While it is compulsory to use an LBP for all RBW, not every job you want doing needs an LBP. If your work is not restricted, then hiring a builder who is not an LBP is fine. There are two trade organisations which help regulate the building trade and provide homeowners with the confidence to hire a builder that they do not know or have had a recommendation of. They are the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand (CBANZ).

The RMBA checks out the financial records and building history of all builders before it will accept them into their association. They also require members to either hold specific industry based qualifications or have a certain level of experience too. Members will also have their work inspected by the RMBA mobile team a couple of times a year and must follow the Constitution and Code of Conduct the association sets. As a homeowner, another big plus is that your RMBA builder is required to give you a third party written guarantee on all work they have done for you.

A builder who is a member of the CBANZ will also have had to have specific qualifications or a certain level of experience before they will be accepted. Their members also have to follow the Code of Ethics and Conduct, provide insurance to cover their work for the duration of their contract with you and give you a 10 year Homefirst Builders guarantee on the job they’ve done.

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Latest building articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering building related repairs and renovations around your home. 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rebuild external wall

Posted 4 days ago

Timber framed wall has rotted and needs to be replaced, currently is fiber cement cladding. Post to wall and balcony would also need to be replaced as this has also rotted.

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Walkways

Posted 1 week ago

Repair of walkways This could also mean a complete replacement of walkways due to corrosion in certain parts of the structure. Property address: The Grove 19 vine st 18 Hackett st St Marys Bay

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Lining in a carport shed

Posted 1 week ago

Our carport has a storage shed which is need of relining on at least one of its walls- the back wall. The height is approx 2.1 metres and length 2.7 We are putting the unit on the market in a couple of weeks so would like to have the job completed as soon as possible. Preferably in the next 2 weeks.

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Swinging Doors - Changing Room

Posted 1 week ago

COMMERCIAL _ JOB 1. Two swinging doors built to spec and attached to create a changing room at our studio in Grey Lynn. (Reference = saloon style). Note. The changing room area is part of the existing floor plan, therefore it’s just the swinging doors that need to be attached with the space. SWINGING DOORS Material: Wood - Options TBD with builder/ craftsman Specs: Width of the space TBC (approximately 1.2 metres) Finish: Painted white JOB 2. Attach a large mirror to the...

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Converting a studio unit to a one-bedroom unit

Posted 1 week ago

Putting up a half-frosted glass partitioning wall and a door to separate lounge/dining from bedroom (and maybe add a dining bar to kitchen), basically swapping current position showing in photos..

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Legal baulastrade

Posted 2 days ago

Was hoping to get someone to remove the old baulastrade and get a new white wooden one or wood and can get it painted.

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Install Shower Curtain

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, we need someone to install a new shower curtain and rail. And remove the existing glass panel. Thanks

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Removal of Internal Structural Wall and Installation of BiFold Doors

Posted 12 hours ago

I have removed a fireplace and Chimney as well as stripped the wall back to framing. Would like to remove the wall, looks like it is structural so a beam will probably be required. I also have bifold doors that I would like to be installed onto the deck. There is an existing window cavity where I would like the doors installed, the doors are aprox 200mm shorter than the window cavity unfortunately.

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Kitchen renovation

Posted 2 days ago

Need a small, non structural wall removed

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Ceiling Repair

Posted 5 days ago

Have 2 areas of ceiling affected by water leak that require repair.

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Rafter-end Replacement

Posted 2 days ago

We have a few rafter-ends that need to be replaced on our 1920's Mt Albert villa please. No painting necessary

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Repair Gutter and the exterior wall panel

Posted 1 week ago

Need a Experienced Builder to repair the exterior wall panel urgently, and also need fixed the Gutter of top of building (we provide the Gutter material). we have got a budget and time frame to complete the job within 10 days as of today. please respond only if you can commit with in our time frame. ... Victor (Please contact) located: Greenlane, Auckland

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Treehouse roof and walls

Posted 1 week ago

Our small treehouse floor needs a sloping roof with walls with windows etc. Floor is approximately 1.7m high and about 0.5m x 0.5m. Fixed wooden stairs/ladder with hand rails up to it also required.

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To confirm in writing that the house is connected to the piles

Posted 1 week ago

In order to complete a certificate of compliance I need a licensed builder to check and fix if necessary a two bedroom unit to its piles.

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Build a room on a ship on the harbour! (fishing rod included)

Posted 1 day ago

We've got a big fishing boat that needs a building added to the aft deck. The building is on a slope so we are considering a basic cambered floor to offset this angle. Would like to find someone who has experience with creating decent waterproofed walls etc. We have a simple design but your experience will be drawn upon before finalising designs and starting construction. Your help in choosing the right building materials will be appreciated. Marine ply will be used on framing. Sealed with mar...

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Conservatory Style Extension #2

Posted 1 week ago

LBP required to follow consented plans. Steel Portals assembled by supplier Windows assembled by supplier Roofing done by supplier Job may well suit semi retired LBP Projected start date early November. Builder required for in between work ie. deck extension, footings,rafters,flooring and small amount cladding with flashings labour only as all materials are organised by project manager. Plans available on PDF to view.

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Wardrobe & Stair Railings

Posted 6 days ago

We were a bit delayed with our building work and ran out of time to build the final wardrobe. Please can you help us to finish this. It is quite straight forward. Also we have some staircase railings that we need finishing off to make them safe.

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Sylvia - Terry st

Posted 1 week ago

when ever it rains the back of the house gets flooded, need someone who can level the land so the rain water gets drained

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INSTALLING A MIRROR ON TILES IN BATHROOM

Posted 4 days ago

Need a 90cm round mirror weighing approx 13.5kgs installed in our bathroom (above the vanity) - mirror needs to be put on bathroom tiles.

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Removal of interior wall

Posted 3 days ago

Basicly widening a doorway between the dining and kitchen to a double width.

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Recent building reviews

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Internal wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

fix me

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen renovation work, plus convert bay window, plus minor repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder needed ASAP to uplift & replace floor in small room with plywood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Seal off door for noise control

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck strengthening for glass balustrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair and replace skirting/wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dormer walls replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House Pile Repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job- putting a long floating bench seat together

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mel O'Driscoll

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Justine Goode

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re position front enterance door

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence and outdoor stairs to be built

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Studio Roof and Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install metal screen and build banister

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Shower Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Splashback installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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nubuildnz

Joined December 2013

Hi, We are a family run, specializing in property maintenance company in West Auckland for the past 5 years. While we do maintenance if required, small projects that required registered contractors can be combined into a managed package by us also. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and competing jobs on budget. Check out our website www.reportsandrepairs.co.nz

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AQM Developments

Joined November 2018

Hello, I have been working in construction for more then 4 years now and that was under a couple of other building companies. Early 2018 I decided to go out on my own and do exatly what I did for the other companies but on a lower rate. Happy to say that I now have a team of four to cater to any needs in the building industry. Whether its from hanging doors, painting, framing, finishing to fencing...

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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On Time Maintenance Ltd

Joined April 2019

Handyman , Repair and maintenance in general anything wood or steel works . House , gates fence ,decks , soft chemical wash and high pressure cleaning house , drive ways etc

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Frank Plastering

Joined December 2018

7 years drywall plastering experiences , pathcing , gib coving and new house plasting or old wall skiming. job big or small all do with 100% services, price are try to meet ur budget and can nicely talk untill we both happy. Over all i am provide good services and good price on time. We also have fix annd paint team as work partner to do gib fix and paint too. Price is try meet ur buget make...

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PM Construction

Joined March 2016

Hi, I’ve been in the industry for over 7 years and during that time I have worked in New builds, renovation and extensions and commercials. I also do smaller jobs. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines. I provide very competitive quote and able to complete jobs on budget.

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Vision Landscaping and Construction

Joined September 2019

The friendly, professional team here at Vision Landscaping & Construction have 15 years experience in building, renovating, landscaping, and maintaining commercial and residential properties. While we specialize in project management of larger renovations and property makeovers, we also do smaller jobs from time to time including regular maintenance. We are very professional and work hard to...

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LTW ROOFING

Joined January 2018

Here at LTW ROOFING we are here to understand all your roofing needs to ensure the best outcome on your project. We offer a wide range of roofing services from commercial and residential New roofing, re roofing in both long run, spouting, edge protection, and repairs on concrete tile, decromastic, membrane and re screw jobs and repaint using a airless spray gun system to give your roof the upmos...

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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry. Qualified as an Electrician and Joiner with experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovation, Installation, Preventative Maintenance & General Maintenance, Ind...

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Property Maintenance

Joined April 2014

Hi I have been maintaining both domestic and commercial properties for more than 20 years. My vast knowledge enables me to tackle various tasks including repairs/rebuilds, tiling, painting, decks, fences, etc all to a very high standard, and I pride myself at completing jobs on time and within budget. There are many institutions I have been contracted to, these being: NZ Police, Dept of Correc...

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Top 2 Bottom Carpentry Ltd

Joined November 2018

I have been involved with Carpentry and Joinery since 1991, I served my time and achieved NVQ Level 3 advanced craft. I have now created an award winning company that will provide you with a fantastic service to a high standard. We are Certified builders and LBP’s and so are fully capable to build, renovate, extensions, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Wardrobes, build decks, retaining walls, and much muc...

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Superiorbuild

Joined June 2010

Hi there, we are a building company that specialises in residential renovations, extensions and reclads. Our experienced team will look after your work from design through the build process to completion. Please ask to speak to our satisfied customers. We also do smaller jobs when we can. Check out superiorbuild.nz

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Hand D king

Joined May 2018

Door and window installation, Retaining wall & fence work, Gib fix, earth work, truck and digger hire, soil and concrete removal, driveway etc, demolition, lawn care maintenance

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Fusion Contractors LTD

Joined July 2019

Having spent many years working in the sector, Carl and Cole have developed strong networks and built a diverse and effective set of skills that allows them to offer a competitive service in an industry they know well. Bringing to the table a rare combination of practical skills and management experience allows these two to confidently manage Fusions workflow – meeting deadlines and delivering a h...

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ReubenViscoe

Joined May 2019

Hello. My name is Reuben , I'm 51, Building/carpentry work is my expertise.. More than 25 years experience. Adept at problem solving, working out construction/design solutions . I have years of knowledge and experience in all aspects of the building process . I have worked with other builders on big projects but now work alone ,so can do smaller renovations, decks, fences, maintainance ,...

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Skilled Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2013

Hi I've been building now for 19 years i specialise in bathroom, kitchen's decks. we specialise in renovation I also do smaller jobs. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget Experienced tiler & licenced waterproofer

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Stanson construction ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi we are in the building industry for many years. We can do new builds, project management, renovations and alterations. We think communication is the KEY thing to help us deliver the high quality work to our clients on time and on budget. We have NZ certified builder and LBP in the company to make sure our job is meet NZ lastest building code, we also have very good relationship with suppliers a...

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YBM168 Properties Limited

Joined September 2014

I do general renovation and repair works for residential properties. It includes carpentry, electrical, waterworks etc. I grew up in Hong Kong, with 5 years study in woodworking in secondary school and have finished a 4.5 year apprenticeship in electrical engineering in the Waterworks Department of Hong Kong Government. I've not any tradesman license in NZ but have the abilities to do up standards...

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 4 years and just here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial, as i am working full time during the week. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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Elitenzhomes Ltd

Joined July 2018

We have a reputation for completing complex and challenging projects to the highest industry standards, safely, on time and within budget or compensation, Our team Victor - LBP registered carpenter are organised and devoted to provide the best service for you. We always hold a upbeat can-do attitude, even under the most extreme environmental and operating conditions. We are proud of our integr...

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