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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Posted 1 week ago

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Posted 1 week ago

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Posted 2 days ago

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Posted 3 days ago

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Posted 1 day ago

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Posted 1 week ago

I need 2 splash backs - Edge-light frosted. for my kitchen. Can you contact me if you can do this before Christmas. House is in Ponsonby Kitchen plan can be sent after Contact. Kitchen is already in.

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Scaffolder Labour Only

Posted 1 week ago

Landlord looking for a ticketed Scaffolder to do the odd weekend erection and drop down for painting and renos. Properties no more than 4.5 metres high wrap around and using our own Layher equipment. Happy for this to be done outside your fulltime work.

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Villa weatherboard work

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for a builder to remove and replace a number of cracked/rotten weatherboards in the 'bay' of our Bay Villa. A very visible location, so needs to be done with care with attention to detail. We we also need some repair work on other side of the house.

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Replace weatherboards, extend fence etc

Posted 1 day ago

We need a builder to repair/replace external weatherboards on an old villa and garage; extend fence and build planter boxes. I have access to material so prefer labour only contract.

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Compressor shed extention #2

Posted 3 days ago

Double the size of existing compressor shed. Extended concrete slab, plywood walls, polycarbonate clear roof sheets , air vents in plywood walls. Need to come to site to evaluate the job.

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Pine skirting

Posted 1 week ago

we require an experienced builder to install skirting and bevel mouldings in 8 small apartments and bathrooms. immediate start

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Exterior wood repairs

Posted 5 days ago

Repair of a few areas of wood rot in Californian bungalow. Can email photos to interested parties. Timeframe December/early-mid January.

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New modern Extension to 100+ y/o villa

Posted 13 hours ago

Hello there, we are looking for a reliable, experienced and trustworthy building company who can take on building a modern new extension to our villa in Kingsland. Must be able to start early next year. The design has been done. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Exterior fiscia and interior floor replacement

Posted 4 days ago

my house exterior fascia is rottten, i was wondering if someone could give me a quote on replacing them. Also one piece of floor needs to be cut off and replaced (less than 1m2) My contact number ...

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With over 150,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Media Room upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Legal baulastrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor patch and wall linings

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mt Eden fitout

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Games room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

under house inspection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 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

Treehouse roof and walls

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New hallway wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Gate and fixit jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden door frame repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 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

re line walls in 2 bedrooms of 1930s villa

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Adding some beams to our storeroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 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

Small Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Window rotting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Water leak from roof

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Apex Tree Services

Joined June 2011

A passionate Arborist Horticulturalist with over 30 yrs experience Qualified working with plants and trees totally professional all work undertaken hedges removals shaping view restoration etc very competive rates All work considered

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BRAVE CONSTRUCTION

Joined July 2019

Hi, we specialize in interior fit outs. We have been working with major retail companies throughout New Zealand and residential owners who deserves truly beautiful high end works. Together of 30years experience, we will finish the job successfully.

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Thomas Contractors Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, I come from a military background but am now firmly in the construction industry. We are a small building company covering all building aspects but we specialise in fences and decks. Will happily do all the odd jobs you have around your home.

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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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Kiwi Deck and fence Ltd

Joined January 2019

We are professional and work hard to complete projects on time and leave our customers satisfied . We respect our customers property. We are reliable and friendly . We use best practice techniques and safety standards. Staff members are all Stay Safe trained.

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JS Build

Joined February 2017

Hi there, the team at Simm Projects limited, we are licensed building practioners (LBP) with a broad knowledge on all residential building types from new builds, high end renovation, right down to decks and fences. We pride ourselves on top communication, high quality and the motive to get jobs done on deadlines and to budget. We're a friendly hardworking team that are happy to assist with any que...

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SHIVATECH

Joined January 2016

we do all kind of Electrical & Home Automation( integrated all your electrical, electronics and lighting programmed and control from your smartphone) Our main focus Design High tech house with simple solution to suit your budget. You only pay for electrical work but you can get high tech house.

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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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Strong Builds Ltd

Joined December 2019

Motivated and Qualified, Let us bring a new look to your backyard. I'm a team of one but with the help of Kaha Builds we get through any sized work! I've been in the industry for 6 years now and I have a burning passion in bringing premium workmanship to locals at affordable rates! I'm new to Builderscrack hence the reviews but give us a try we won't dissapoint! We take pride in our work and lo...

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, concreting, fencing, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 11 years. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and on budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floor and outdoor. We also do smaller jobs. We promised competitive quotes and all customers satisfaction on projec...

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27 Building Services Limited

Joined January 2019

With plenty of years of building experience etched into my toolbelt, I'm ready to take on whatever project you're dreaming up. You'll find my prices reasonable and my work is top notch. I'm very passionate about ensuring that you are satisfied with the result. Let's have a chat about how I can make what's in your mind's eye a reality.

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Affordable Renovations

Joined March 2017

We are a team of old school quality builders (Licensed Building Practitioner - LBP) and provide a one-stop-shop for all your renovation and building needs. We are proudly NZ owned/ operated business with a thorough knowledge of the industry by being in business over the past 40 years. We thrive to bring the most affordable solutions for our clients without compromising on quality. Our service is...

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Lion Brothers Group Limited

Joined January 2018

We are a small company that specializes in New builds, home renovation, concreting, fencing, kitchen installations, bathroom renovation, decking, and more. We will meet every deadline, complete every job with the highest quality. You give us your budget, and let us work our magic. Please fill free to view pictures of some of the jobs we have already done. We pride ourselves on customer satisfactio...

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Tesla Electrical Ltd

Joined April 2008

I am thorough in what I do.I have a good knowledge on lighting. I have had 34 years experience in the business . I offer my services regarding power board (old ones for new ones) , kitchen electrics ( refurbishments and new kitchens) , electrical to new houses and for renovations , new lighting layouts and installations and complete electrics to new bathrooms .The most recent TV reality project I...

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GiLLZ Homes and Renovations

Joined December 2019

We have been in the Renovation business for the last 7 years. While we specialise in Major Renovations and Alterations/Extensions, we also do smaller jobs like Bathroom/Toilet/Laundry/ Kitchen Renovations. We do waterproofing and Tiling as well. We have experienced team of professionals and hard working individuals. We are very professional and work hard to meet the deadlines for project compl...

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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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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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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Hand D king

Joined May 2018

Hi, My name is Kingy and I work for 2 company based in Auckland Cooper+Cooper Renovation Specialist & diggerDave excavation, I also work as Handyman and I Specialize in Door lock and window installation, Retaining wall & fence work, Gib fixing, Gib stopping, demolition, pressure waterblaster cleaning, furniture moving, Gutter cleaning, odd jobs and many more... please do check my review .

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Allwood Manning Limited

Joined June 2016

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 18 years. While we specialise in solid masonry construction our chippies really like working with timber framed houses. If necessary we can provide drawings and lodge building consents as well as undertake your building work - we are happy to accommodate you. We are a Registered Master Builder and can provide the Master Bui...

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