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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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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.

Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Builder required for renovation

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, Looking for a builder to - Alter kitchen window, replace old wooden windows with aluminium window and bifold door. - blocking a external door and a couple of windows -move a couple of internal doors (not load bearing) -Remove fire place and reline wall ( not load bearing ) -toilet renovation ( considering to have tiled shower so will need help with the consent) - reconfigure garage structure to be ready for automatic garage door installation Looking to start at beginning of nex...

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Alter a small wall - to be a half wall

Posted 23 hours ago

I have a small wall at the end of some internal stairs. It is full height and stops furniture being able to go up the stairs e.g. double bed base. I want to alter it to be a half wall. It is not load bearing. I need it done ASAP, as I want to get a tenant. There is power point and light switch to be shifted over by an electrician. It will affect the ceiling, so need gib and stop, and repaint small area.

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Water leakages from conservatory #2

Posted 1 week ago

There are leaks from the conservatory that going to garage underneath from the concrete beams. Need a builder who have worked on this type if issues earlier and experience in fixing this. Cheers

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LOT 1, 2, 3

Posted 5 days ago

Looking for a highly experienced , qualified builder to build 3 x Brand new homes in Lynfield Estimate start date Feb 2021 You must have demonstrable experience in similar projects, strong work ethic along with the ability to manage project deadlines with a great deal of accuracy and timeliness. References and credit checks may be required prior to finalisation. Thanks

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Remove kitchen/lounge wall

Posted 1 week ago

We want to renovate our kitchen (diy) and make it open plan. To do this, we require a wall partially removed and have been told it might be load-bearing, although we are unsure. First, we need to confirm if it is or not so we can deal with consents and then we want to open up 2200mm of the 3400mm wall. See pics. We also want to remove a door and replace with gib. Registered builders please.

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Enclosing mezzanine room to create a bedroom

Posted 2 days ago

Construct fixed & sliding shutters to close off a mezzanine half-wall, and create a new bedroom. First 2 photos are taken from the room. The other 2 are from the lounge below.

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Full reno

Posted 1 week ago

Full reno - gibb, paint, carpentry, new bathroom, toilet, wall removal, new kitchen etc etc

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Renovation work

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for a builder to help with some small renovation work in our 1920's bungalow. Ideally looking for the work to be completed in the month of November. x1 wall demolition (non loadbearing wall) Adding x3 built in wardrobes to bedrooms Adding x2 built in window seats to bay windows

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Decking, landscaping and retaining

Posted 5 days ago

2 large decks with steps. One raise at 1.5m with privacy screens approx 42 sq metres and one approx 45 sq metres

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Outdoor stairs and balustrade

Posted 6 days ago

Two sets of straight stairs. First one at 2600mm x 900mm. Second one is 2300mm x 930mm. Please refer to photos for style of balustrading. Feel free to ask any questions.

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Disassembly of current kitchen with Stone benches

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, I have bought a kitchen in Mt Eden- that needs to be disassembled on Friday 30th to 2nd November. Kitchen can be disassembled and left in the kitchen area. It has a large stone bench top. I would like it disassembled into its individual units- and the benches removed- sink etc can stay in. I also need pictures of the kitchen once disassembled. Please see photos. This will definitely need 2-3 people to remove the bench top.

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Leaky window repair and replacement of rotting framing

Posted 2 days ago

We have identified a rotting sill and adjacent framing from a leak around a downstairs window. We need a repair carried out to the joinery as well as relevant repair to where the leak maybe coming from outside.

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Roof deck and external stairs

Posted 3 days ago

new deck on roof (waterproofing underneath)

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Wall removal and repair of holes in walls/ceiling

Posted 5 days ago

Remove kitchen wall to reduce the height to above kitchen bench to create a ‘window’ to allow more natural light in the kitchen. Repair small holes in walls/ceiling created when electrical wiring was done.

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Downstairs bathroom renovation //demo + frame + gib

Posted 1 week ago

Hi! I'm looking for a reliable, trustworthy and efficient builder to complete my downstairs bathroom renovation in Mount Eden. All the bathroom products have been bought, an acrylic shower, in wall toilet and hanging vanity is ready to be installed by a builder in conjunction with my plumber. I need a full quote up front for the work and clear communication throughout the job on timings. The job needs to be completed by 1st November at the latest.

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Interior walls timber stud and gib in CBD with free onsite parking

Posted 1 week ago

Converting an open 90 m2 backpackers room on Nelson St into the owner's apartment dividing the large room into a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and wardrobe, two smaller rooms, second bathroom and open-plan kitchen with sliding barn door between it and master bedroom. Space is all fire rated as a single cell and all building compliance work was completed in ... before Covid-19 demolished the industry. 20m of 3.1 high interior, non-loadbearing timber stud walls with 5 prehung doors and...

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Conservatory floor issue

Posted 1 week ago

Tiles on conservatory floor cracking. Need builder to take a look as it may be that there is some movement happening. The handyman looked at it but it was too big a job for him. Tiles need uplifting to investigate cause then repair and replace. The floor is concrete under the tiles (not wooden)

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Office reconfiguration

Posted 1 week ago

Looking to reconfigure a large office into 3 smaller offices & reconfigure 2 toilet rooms/cubicles into 4. Work to commence start of January. A few internal windows from office to warehouse will be added and a sliding door installed. All fairly simple straight forward work, nothing structural. Work will have council permit. Per hour rate is OK. Materials supplied on our account or yours. Need speedy worker as we have to complete this build & evacuate another premise. Thanks

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Builders for 3 houses

Posted 6 days ago

Need a master builder for building 3 houses in One Tree Hill. Job including cladding, framing,truss, internal door installing etc.

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Filling in Front & Rear end of Lean to.

Posted 1 day ago

Frame up a rear wall and clad with either corrugated iron or hardi board - whatever is most cost effective. Frame up front wall to take a roller door and fill in around the door opening with corrugated iron or hardi board. Also if able install new roller door. (this is not essential.)

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Repair of water damaged ceiling

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General handy work - curtains, blinds, plastering

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

18 sqm deck Glen Innes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carport structural repairs required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Install wall hung vanity

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

RENO

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

car port roof re paint

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Skirting boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

French door install, deck build, buildout of doorway, gibbing - existing house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re build garage back wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Packing to base of spa pool on concrete base

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General building jobs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Spa pool base

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom - Replace bottom plate on wall and GIB work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window sill replacement *2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wardrobe Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Fire Rated wall on existing carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Small repair to skirting board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Variety of external house and fencing maintenance building jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small decorative paint and property maintenance company that wasestablished in 1993. We spesialize in residential complete maintenance (Plastering, painting, general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, Etc) We manage the complete job from start to finish with no extra costs. We have loads of satisfied clients all over Auckland. We are the group of experienced trade that you ca...

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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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Yeadon Construction

Joined November 2018

Hi, I have been building award winning houses for the past ten years. Now have my own small building company. Would love to get a chance to do provide a great standard of workmanship on your job.

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North plaster

Joined December 2019

Hi, my name is Matt . I am the proud owner and operator of North Plaster. My goal is to bring your project to life and be your first choice of contact for your decoration needs, and succeeding your standards. -North Plasters main focus is gib Board, Plastering and Painting. I can also provide other services such as interior and exterior house work, essentially Handy Man tasks. -Communica...

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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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Eastwing Builders Limited

Joined September 2019

Hi guys, I'm a qualified builder with over 7 years experience various residential projects from villa renovations to new builds and maintenance work etc. As most other kiwis who have small businesses I've been hit hard by the covid-19 and as a result lost alot of work and larger contracts. I now have time to take on private projects, so if you've got odd jobs at home you've been putting off or n...

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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Qikfix

Joined June 2019

Hi , we've been building new house and renovating old ones for last 4 years. While we specialise in Major renovations and new builds we also smaller jobs from time. As they say no job is too big or too small. 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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Ardmore Builders Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, we've been building new homes and renovating old homes for the last ten years. We also offer all trade services you need to complete a new rebuild or renovate your house from start to finish. We are a professional company that prides ourselves on quality and customer satisfaction.

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CBY Construction ltd

Joined October 2020

CBY construction specialises in major renovation and new builds; also do smaller jobs; we are professional and hard-working to meet deadlines for project completion. we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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On Key Builders

Joined December 2019

Kia Ora, I am a qualified builder and I’ve been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. While I specialise in major renovations and new builds I also do smaller jobs from time to time. I work hard and try my best to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and try hard in completing jobs in time and on budget. Kia Ora

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Nuri Construction Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi, We are experts in renovation works and building new houses being in the construction business for the last 18 years. We are capable of doing any job whether it is big or small. We pride in meeting deadlines and project completions, we can also work on Saturdays when things need to be done. Also we are confident about our competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget.

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VITAZ CONTRACTORS

Joined September 2020

I have over 10years of experience In the building & landscape industry, No job is too big or too small,We work hard to achieve professional service and a quality outcome ,we also specialise in many different areas that are needed to have jobs completed at a certain timeframe. Vitas Contractors Can get the job done for you. VIKAZ.

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triple eight contractors limited

Joined September 2020

Hi, we have built new houses and we have also done Ministry of Education work as well as various commercial fit outs. We have had very good comments from out customers as we have always completed job way ahead of schedule and with in budget.

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Ameer's

Joined April 2018

I’m a handy man with years of experience.I am able to do any types of work small or big jobs you needed Including plumbing, plastering , painting ,any repair or fixing. Also I have years of experience in troubleshoot and fix Washing machine,fridge,Dryer,microwave, dishwasher etc..

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Murdoch Homes Ltd

Joined December 2011

I'm a qualified builder, with over 25 years experience. While we specialise in major revonation and new builds we also do smaller jobs throughout Auckland. We cover all aspects of building from dealing with council to your carpet colour. We are a small team with quality sub trades.

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Hard Road Concrete and Civil

Joined January 2013

Hi, i have 30 years experience in concrete work,driveways, paths, exposed agregate and coloured concrete, plus kerb an channel. I also do small drainage work, metal prep, carkparks aswell as retaining walls,building,and paving cobbles, aswell as landscaping.Big or small, we do it all, FREE QUOTE. Note: i am in the 200 plus jobs club,on builders crack!! Regards Norm Noakes M.D C,CW, NZ.

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BISON CONSTRUCTION

Joined August 2020

Hi, our leading hand has been in the building industry for almost 15years now starting up his own small family business. We do anything from renovations and small builds to fences, decking and repair jobs. Our team works hard, gets the job done to a high standard on time. Were happy to provide quote and work with the budget provided.

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SaMYETA Contracting Ltd

Joined December 2016

Our company specializes in building houses, renovating, decking, fencing, complete landscaping and any type of concreting jobs. We also do smaller jobs as required. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and working to your satisfaction. Honesty is our policy.

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