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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.

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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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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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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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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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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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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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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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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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

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

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Beam support for hot water tank cupboard

Posted 1 day ago

Looking for a builder to put in a beam support for hot water tank cupboard. This is an old granny flat in a Ponsonby villa.

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Laundry Door

Posted 1 week ago

Good afternoon I am seeking a builder to undertake minor maintenance and repair work at our home in ?Meadowbank. Perhaps the biggest job is replacing the door frame in the laundry ( it has rotted out ). 1 x dryer needs to be vented. Curtin tracks and blinds to be installed.

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Detached garage

Posted 1 week ago

Need a detached garage built for two cars - appearance should match the single garage that exists alongside. This is a new development and a Fletchers project on Tobruk Road, off Tripoli Road, Panmure. I am open to suggestions for either a car port of a full garage.

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Builders

Posted 5 hours ago

   Current Tenders Registration of Interest (ROI) Main Contractor for Court Resurfacing and Fencing Works at Opononi Area School DetailsRFx ID :... Tender Name :Registration of Interest (ROI) Main Contractor for Court Resurfacing and Fencing Works at Opononi Area SchoolReference # :Open Date :Tuesday, 2 June ... AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)Close Date :Monday, 22 June ... PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)Department/Business Unit :Board of Trustees - Approve by BoT - ie. School PrincipalT...

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Remove chimney and add onsuite

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, We want a registered builder to do a project which includes 1. removal of the chimney from a bedroom. 2. and add an onsuite in place of it. Also, help with the council consent, etc. Please note the job is in Mt Albert, Auckland (near St Lukes Mall). Thanks, Ratan

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Garage recladding

Posted 20 hours ago

We have an old 6x7 garage that requires re cladding/ roofing and new joinery Installed. Wont be ready for 3/4 weeks depending on joinery timeframes but keen to talk to anyone that may be free to start.

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Various jobs

Posted 1 week ago

Put in a small flatpack kitchen, old one needs to be removed first. Replace old toilet with new one. Tile small kitchen and bathroom. Remove old bathroom vanity and mirror cupboard, replace with new.

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New ceiling in the living room required

Posted 1 week ago

At the moment the ceiling is covered with these tiles. I want to remove these tiles and have a normal flat smooth ceiling installed. The room dimensions are 4.6 X 5.1. Please see attached photos. Thanks

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Skirting

Posted 1 week ago

In need of someone to place a skirting along the wall pictured. Length is 3.82m and a small section in corner of 59cm.

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Building catio #...

Posted 1 day ago

Small enclosed cat enclosure on back of house

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The Guilty Barber/3 cutting counter to be fitted

Posted 1 week ago

We have a shop at 241a church street onehunga, but we are relocating to 241c church street onehunga, and need 3 cutting counters to be taken out from the old shop and fitted in the new shop. Need the job done today if possible.

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Garden studio

Posted 1 day ago

We would like to build a garden studio with power, but no need for plumbing- weatherboard exterior to match the house and double gazed rach slider. Some small decking outside. Probably only less than 10m2 but if it firs, would consider up to 15m2 floor area. Single level with sloping roof. Want lighting inside and for the interior to be finished. Inside and outside to be painted . Level section.

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Builders needed for urgent work

Posted 1 week ago

We need 2 x builders for two days work from Monday 25 May to work with our builder framing walls, door frame etc. all materials are on site (timber) Please contact me if you’re available asap

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Quote for a cut out on structural wall

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for a quote to look at options on best and most economical way to open up a structural wall between our lounge and kitchen. Preference is a wall cut out rather than removal of complete wall due to cost

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General building jobs

Posted 3 hours ago

I have a number of small jobs to be done - putting roofing iron on a balcony awning, cladding a small section of wall, re-insulating a small area, putting up some trellis. Keen to find someone with an eye for detail and able to cover a range of tasks

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Basement do up

Posted 1 week ago

Our basement office and beer brewing space needs a good touch up post a recent upstairs renovation. Touch up includes a new door + framing, plastering, boxing around foundation and a good lick of paint. Basically needs a good handyman who can also apply their own magic touch to help turn this basement back into an appealing room.

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Build a Fence

Posted 4 days ago

I would like a fence built, straight line spans 17 metres. There is an existing 1 metre high wire fence with small steel posts currently. Fence needs to be 1.2 high. Posts to be gauged. Shiplap palings with regular rough sawn rails. Pretty straight forward fence. Few rocks in the ground probably. Would prefer you to use regular concrete over quickset as it's cheaper and stronger. Shiplap is to get set 20mm into the posts so they are slightly exposed for a better finish. Cheers

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Garage storage cabinet

Posted 1 week ago

We need a corner storage cabinet made for our garage With doors and a shelf in the middle Approximate measurements 270cm length one side and the other 260cm Width 85cm Height 90cm

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Builders needed

Posted 1 week ago

Need a builder to construct a house

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Builder required to do a few small repair jobs

Posted 1 week ago

1. Fix holes left by removal of a heat pump - both the internal wall and external wall holes need to be repaired. 2. Repair/replace the wood from a window frame which has some rot in it. There is a section inside the window and a section outside the window that will need replacing. Ideally within the next few weeks.

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Recent building reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Villa weatherboard work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Planter box & deck stairs handrail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Secondhand Kitchen Disassembly within next two weeks.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Box or seat to cover cables and cords

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House Building Process

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Railing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotting window frame in Sandringham (near St Lukes mall)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gate replacement and gazebo repairs


3rd May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remedial work


19th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair rotted window sill and frame and weather boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job - handrails for outside stairs plus plane bottom of 2 doors inside

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal Stud Wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

31st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ripping out a shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotten edge board under floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Damaged garage cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

New Bedroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

24th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging dryer/mirror/shelves

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front door and side window replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building a gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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CMG Builders

Joined December 2013

We provide new home build, home maintenance, home improvements and project management services in the Auckland area. Our experience includes exterior projects such as decking, fencing, retaining, paving etc, while we can also help with your internal renovations including bathroom and kitchen or more complex projects such as new home builds. Included in our team is a Licensed Building Practitioner...

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Paramount Building

Joined May 2016

We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 14 years. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. 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 and on time

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MK Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi. I have been building for 7 years for a very upmarket company in Auckland. I started fully out on my own in 2018 and havent looked back since. I am very hard working and work with the utmost professionalism. I have done a very wide range of jobs from project managing new houses to renovation work on old villas. I pride myself in my work and that of anyone that I have working on my jobs with me.

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In The Grain

Joined April 2020

Qualified carpenter experienced on new homes and renovations but looking for smaller jobs to fill in between gaps. Honest, reliable and professional services.

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East Auckland property maintenance

Joined June 2016

Hi, I have been in the industry for 10 years. I provide high quality work and pride of what I finish. COST LOW TO MEDIUM BUT LOOKS MEDIUM TO HIGH END. I'm specialising in pre-sale and pre-rental renovations. All tradies can be organised and managed, so you just sit back and relax. Projects including bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, tiling, room alterations, painting, retaining walls, fencing...

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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FBC Licensed Builders

Joined October 2013

Hi, my name is Danny and I have been in the building industry for over 19 years. Over this period I have learnt a great deal and what stands out to me the most is that people are looking for tradesman that they can trust. I have also learnt that trust is a two way street. We are not a team of cheap handymen and if this is what you are in need of, please look elsewhere. I have had the pleasure of w...

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Talaatu Construction

Joined December 2017

Hi, I’m experienced in Building,renovation, decking, fencing, cladding, window fixing, finishing ,concreting and retaining wall and any job within 15 years. I’m are hard worker, honest and reliable Contractor. We are very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Duane Jones

Joined July 2018

I am a qualified carpenter , with advanced building and construction qualifications earnt whilst living in Australia . I pride myself in doing what is best for the client , for having good vision to achieve all and more that the customer wants and expects

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john brothers construction

Joined November 2016

Hi, I am a fully qualified builder experienced in all aspects of building.Although I have built many houses over the years,I tend to look for smaller jobs these days where me and my team offer the benefits of all our experience and a close contact at all times with our clients.I have all the latest tools and equipment to get excellent finish to all our work,and get the job done in very good time...

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Next Level Construct

Joined September 2018

Next Level Construct is an award-winning Registered Master Builder residential construction company. We specialise in renovations, extensions and architectural new builds. We can help you with projects no matter how complex. Our aim at Next Level Construct is to take the stress out of building or renovating and give you the home of your dreams. The key to our success is collaboration. We pride...

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Scott Ross Construction Limited

Joined December 2018

If you are looking for a Licensed, Local, Qualified Builder look no further. Based in Warkworth but willing to travel within reason for the right projects. We are a smaller building company looking to get those smaller jobs completed in time and in line with our customers budgets. Quality, Reliability, and Communication are a couple of our company core values and we are looking to take new year bo...

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Pohutukawa Property Improvements

Joined August 2016

Hi I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and have been building and Project Managing new housing for more than 25 years as well as specialising in renovations and alterations on older houses. I pride myself in completing a job to the highest standard, on time and to your satisfaction, whether it be a small alteration, full build or project management. I also have an inspection side of the compan...

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Golden hammer

Joined February 2017

Hi, my name is Saeid Shabani. I am a builder and carpenter and have been working as a builder and carpenter for over 24 years. I have been working in New Zealand 9 years as a builder and or carpenter. I have a site safety card, I also have my full drivers licence. I own all my own tools and equipment and have a good experience in a lot of different fields. I have been living in New Zealand for o...

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Collaine Construction

Joined April 2019

Hello, Collaine constructions is a New one man business offering good rates and prices for a wide variaty of building and carpentry work with 10 years experience in building. Hi we will be doing any essential work required during the covid-19

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Elitenzhomes Ltd

Joined July 2018

Did you know remodeling a bathroom or Kitchen is one of the best investments you can make! We now have a specialised team who have over 15 years experience in Bathroom and Kitchen renovation - Licensed Waterproofer and Tiler. MONEY BACK GUARANTEED IF NOT COMPLETED WITHIN 12 DAYS We have a reputation for completing complex and challenging projects to the highest industry standards, safely, o...

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Clive Bench

Joined September 2014

Having operated for over 35 years, mainly in the commercial construction sector. I have ran in excess of 100 tradesmen in various trades on numerous large sites but now mainly focus on demolition, roofing/waterproofing, specialised coatings and associated carpentry requirements. I have a current registration for Asbestos removal. Approved to issue selected Producer Statement by Auckland CC

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Qikfix

Joined June 2019

Hi, I have been building new house and renovating old ones for last 3 years. I also do all kind of handyman and one off jobs. I am a very hard working individual who likes satisfying clients with quality and budget work. I am new on this website so don't have any ratings in case if you're wondering..

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Yireh Housing Construction Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi our team of builders are well experienced in building new houses and renovating existing ones. While we specialise in major renovation and new builds we also do small jobs as well. We commit to satisfy customers' expectations an work hard to achieve project goals. We are pleased to provide reasonable quotes and to complete projects at clients' satisfaction.

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Strong Builds Ltd

Joined December 2019

Licensed and Motivated. We are a licensed team who diversify our specialties to ensure that we bring you the best quality workmanship that is tailored to your specific needs at affordable rates. New Builds, Renovations, Fencing, Decking, Retaining, and much more. Let us bring your visions alive. We specialise in Premium Pine and Hardwood Decks that create a space you never thought you had or...

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