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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Nail salon

Posted 6 days ago

Renovate existing business premise , build up the nail salon business based on concept drawing

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General Repairs

Posted 1 day ago

Repairs required to 2 door entry points, including replacing flashings and scribers; Flooring repair also. Probably 4-5 days work. We require an LBP to do this work.

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Small external cladding repairs

Posted 6 days ago

Small amount of damage to fibre cement external cladding. 1. Vehicle damage to a small area low down at ground floor (approx. 15cm length of damage). 2. Two small bits of damage to cladding in 1st floor cladding - both only just broken the surface (each one just a few cm long). Upper floor damage a little awkward to get to - a single storey element is below with sloping roof. Photos attached. Damage occurred in the last month. Repair required as soon as possible, but not super urgent. Ideally...

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Garage storage cupboard assembly

Posted 4 days ago

Assemble a new two-door garage storage cupboard

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Open up living area & installation of large sliding doors

Posted 1 day ago

We are looking to open up three rooms into one open plan living area. Job will involve strengthening beams, relining the ceiling throughout, removing existing wall frames, windows and doors, installing two new sliding doors and weatherboarding the exterior where changes have been made. Must have availability to start mid-February. Must be a qualified master builder.

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New Internal Wall

Posted 3 days ago

Construction of new non-structural internal wall approx 3.4m long x 2.4m high - ready to start asap - must be LBP

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Replace fascia boards

Posted 6 days ago

Replace fascia boards around house. (Currently scaffolding is in place until Saturday.)

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Replace shingles of 3 windows

Posted 2 days ago

Rotten shingles on 3 windows . Need replacing .

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Ongoing small jobs

Posted 6 days ago

We are needing an ongoing builder to take care of small maintenance and odd jobs for our Auckland retail stores.

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Carport Conversion #2

Posted 13 hours ago

We have a single carport that we would like converted to a sleepout. This will require a concrete slab poured on top of the existing driveway, framing, insulation, & cladding. We will supply the joinery (two french doors) and arrange an electrician. NB. Does not require any plumbing work. Site has good access and is in Pt Chev.

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Adding a new second toilet

Posted 1 day ago

In the downstairs of our home we are looking to add a small toilet. This would be a brand new area that will go in the existing dining area. We are also looking to add some new timber slates at the bottom of our stairs. The plans & building consent has already been issued. A friendly person who will work in with our project manager, plumber & electrician.

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Carport

Posted 4 days ago

need to build a single carport

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Jervois Rd unit

Posted 6 days ago

Remove this old roof of old shed attached to side wall of my unit. Then repair & waterproof side wall of unit and prepare it to be repainted.

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Window replacement/remodelling and window frame repairs

Posted 4 days ago

I have a corner window which extends out beyond flush with the external wall (see pictures). I want to replace this with a standard window which is flush with the wall. The joinery should be aluminium, in keeping with the style of the other existing windows. You'll note from the photos that there is a post at a 45 degree angle to the corner. The work would likely include making changes to this to align with the new window. In addition, I have another upstairs window which is showing signs...

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Leaking window and rotten frame

Posted 6 days ago

The window has been fiotted incorrectly from pervious purchase and have a crack on the outside which has damaged the wooden frame over time. suspect a refit on the window and tinber replced in the frame.

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New weatherboard and other building work

Posted 16 hours ago

I have some super six cladding that is being removed by a licenced provider. I will need this replaced with weather board . Ideally I am looking for a licenced builder. The job is at Felton Mathew Ave St Johns . Work needs to start in Late Feb and ideally I would like a site visit so that I can take you through all the aspects in the next week. Please do not respond if you cant start the job in late Feb. Other work I have includes: Decking Fencing New Jib and insulation

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Quote required for two seperate doors

Posted 5 days ago

We are a commercial building in Khyber Pass that is after a builder to give a quote for creating and installing two seperate doors.

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Renovation and extension

Posted 4 days ago

renovation of existing property and extension, including 1 bedroom on first floor,balcony,carpot, new cladding, new door and window fixtures, bathroom to be renovated and additional bathroom, new metal roofing, decking, new flooring over existing, new concrete driveway over existing, new beam support to open up areas, stairs to 1st floor, plumbing, lighting, wardrobe fixtures, new bathroom fixtures and tiling, new outdoor kitchen and landscaping

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Remove bedroom window and door

Posted 44 minutes ago

Remove window and door as shown in photos Install external weatherboards and internal linings to cover gaps from door and window We are removing the window and door so we can reconfigure the internal space in the bedroom. Location Parnell - easy parking on street or behind house

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Remove old brick fire place and brick up and plaster wall

Posted 3 days ago

To remove old brick fireplace (with no fire) and brick up and plaster hole left in wall.

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Recent building reviews

With over 184,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Office alterations

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

19th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soffit repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bifold door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Changing rooms, putting on a sliding door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General boards cut and put up on deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Dig out under house to enlarge an existing room for garden tools

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th January 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Build access hatch / manhole in master bedroom plaster wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large Open plan living area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Damaged carport Greenlane

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Offic Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Before Christmas - Building Work - Plaster Board Fixed to Exterior of House

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling fix and cupboard door (under stairs) relocation

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

23rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling gib repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Replace fascia boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

URGENT builder to fit wooden window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior partition - wooden slat installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building Repairs - Toilet


12th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging new doors - Front and back doors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Builders in Auckland

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.

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Xllent Solutions Limited

Joined December 2020

Hi we are a team of young but professional construction carpenters, who completed their qualification this last year. We are experienced in building sleepouts, fences, decks, drywalls and retaining walls. We are relentless believer of health and safety. We are members of Site Safe NZ. We would welcome the opportunity to assist you with your small to medium size construction projects. We do have...

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Total Advantage Group

Joined March 2019

Total Property Maintenance We, at Total Property Maintenance, aim to provide a range of property maintenance services to ensure the functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of a built environment. We serve all kinds of clients, be it households, businesses or institutions. Our team of professionals have a vast experience in providing property maintenance services like Life Cycle Asset Manag...

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DCServices

Joined January 2016

Hi, I've been building for 19 years now. Doing anything from glass pool fencing, glass balustrades, glass showers, aluminium pool fencing, pvc fencing, decks, retaining walls, but mostly high end Commercial Fit Outs including frameless glass systems/glazing. I run a small team of hard working, respectful guys and we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs to budget...

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TBC Group

Joined December 2010

Hi We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for over 14 years. We've been in Auckland for the last 12 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Auckland. 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 ours...

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AL Renovations

Joined July 2020

We are a small team of handymen specialising in small renovations and fit-outs. We have all-round capabilities that most dedicated trades cannot complete by themselves. We can also work towards a budget you have in mind and let you know how realistic that is.

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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Muster Brush Limited

Joined June 2017

Muster Brush specialises in everything to do with - Commercial and residential painting :internal & external - Maintenance jobs large and small -Plastering and renovation -Gib board Installation - Wall paper removal and hanging - Decoration: House & Shop, internally and external. We have 15 years of experience and we are looking to establish our name. Our jobs included sub-contracti...

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Paul

Joined February 2017

I am a 1 man team or 2 or 3 sometimes depends on job size. I do fencing, decking and balustrade. Also do alot of maintenance for inside aswell and small renovations for now. Been building for 5 years now and making my way up. Best quality and good service.

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K & C Jaeger

Joined January 2021

Hi we are fully licensed LBP registered Builders for the last 20 years specializing in all new builds renovations project management we pride ourselves on the highest build quality and finishing meeting client budgets and deadlines we offer free quotes and estimates and offer full material and workmanship warranty on what we build

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Jeffries Construction

Joined July 2017

Family business specialising in high quality efficient workmanship. A Qualified builder and LBP with over 18 years experience in commercial and residential construction. You can rest assured knowing that your project is in capable hands. Please feel free to have a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages for more reviews and work history. BCITO, LBP, HazardCo

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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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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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B&H Builders 2008 Limited

Joined November 2020

B & H Builders (2008) Limited is a New Zealand construction business formed by Samoan brothers Ben and Heremoni Po-Ching and has been operating for 12 years. Our major focus is subcontracting and labour hire, however, we are entering the property development (in residential) scene very soon. We employ, upskill, and organise reliable and competent staff into B & H crews and place them to work o...

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Binh Duc Limited

Joined August 2017

Hi there. We are a team of three experienced Vietnamese tilers and waterproofers who have been working together on some general bathroom renovations, tiling and waterproofing for the last 8 years. No matter how small or big your job is, we’ll always get it done on time and at a very high standard. We're Certified Mapei and Bostik Waterproofing products, it's mean we can provides PS3 Waterproofing...

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Quick Fix Handyman

Joined April 2019

Odd jobs piling up around the house? Or selling your house or renovating it. We can do it all Install, maintain, repair, clean and paint to a finish. Hire a handyman to get it all fixed or maintained. Free Quotes on, whether it's ; Computer repairs, Furniture repair, Appliance, TV HiFi setup installation, Fix & Maintenance, TV Antenna and Dish (Diagnostic, Installation & Repair) Plumbin...

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Pro UP Renovations

Joined August 2015

Hi, we have been operating since 2014 providing good quality job with affordable prices. Due to it, we can proudly say that we are one of the top tradies around. Check our reviews over hundreds jobs completed only for Builderscrack and let it speak for our selves.

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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World wood ltd

Joined September 2017

We are a friendly team of professionals who know how to build or upgrade your house. Our prices are very attractive and the quality of the work will make you wonder. - Decks and fences

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Strong Builds Ltd

Joined December 2019

Licensed and Motivated. We are a team who specialise in renovation works, but are not limited to new work and outdoor living spaces. Our goal is to bring you the best quality workmanship that is tailored to your specific needs resulting in a great product that the client and ourselves are proud of. We have a passion in bringing premium workmanship to locals with our highest priority being c...

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Renovation Specialist Ltd

Joined August 2019

I've been building for over 30 years and covered a lot of territory in that time from building new houses/new daycare centres, but 70% of my career has been doing renovation work on villas and bungalows, bathrooms, decks, extensions, pop tops, basement dig outs and etc. We would also look at sizeable maintenance jobs. We are very customer focus and we pride ourselves on having a satisfied custome...

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