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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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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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Kitchen ceiling

Posted 3 days ago

Leaky roof over kitchen has been replaced. Kitchen ceiling to be replaced due to water damage.

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Posted 1 week ago

We are considering a excavation/apartment build under our existing home. House size is about 80m2. We are on a gently sloping site. Currently part of the under house area, about 35m2, is in use with concrete floors, lined walls and a ceiling height of 2 meters. The rest is dirt.. obviously we would have to demolish existing space. Can we live in the existing house during excavation and build? If not, what would be an estimated time frame? Is there an approx price for a build like this? How...

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Under-House Room Stud & GIB Work.

Posted 15 hours ago

Under-house room conversion into laundry/storage area. Involves: 1. Lining ceiling with alu insulation roll (rolls supplied). 2. Build floor frame in raised storage area and laying of 12mm treated ply floor in same (see photo UnderHouse2). 3. Instal studs between existing stumps (for GIB). 4. Instal frame and door in wall. 5. GIB board / plaster board to walls (not ceiling). Can supply dimensions. If you have a sparky & plumber contact there is a bit of work installing lights/lights-witche...

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Internal wall

Posted 2 days ago

build a wall in double garage from one side of the garage to the other with a leaf door access way The wall is non-load bearing and non-structural. Where it has been determined to place the wall, there are no obvious impediments to fixing like pipes and cables. It is about 3.2m wide and 2.7m high. It is not required to have any plumbing or electrical fittings as part of this wall. The floor is a concrete floor with carpet covering. The walls and ceilings are standard timber stud with...

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Tai's house - outside work

Posted 1 week ago

(a) some parts of the roof fascia has rotted away and needs replacing (b) steps leading up to the verandah - wood - I would like to look at increasing the width with an extra railing for safety

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Build Outdoor Fire

Posted 2 days ago

Hi, we are after someone to build us an outdoor fire. Just wanting similar to the picture below. We are in Westmere. Thanks

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Avondale House Extension

Posted 3 days ago

We have a solid little 2 bedroom 1950's ex-state house in Avondale. With a family of four, we really need another room. We have some ideas, and are ready to do something about it. We are not sure what is achievable with our budget... we are hoping to extend an existing sunroom to make into a bedroom, and potentially add another room onto this, to make a studio/study. It may be that our budget cannot cover 2 extra rooms, and potentially we could just make the sunroom into a small bedroom, and...

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Quote for Bathroom Tiling

Posted 14 hours ago

Main bathroom and ensuite bathroom

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Builers labours required

Posted 1 week ago

We require Builders labours for site clean immediate start required

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Small Renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of small wall (to be replaced by a beam) for a kitchen renovation. Gib Fixing/Stopping required. Other small repair jobs required. The attached photograph shows the small wall (in the kitchen) that needs to be removed. Some water damaged gib in the lounge adjacent to the kitchen needs to be replaced which will allow relatively easy access to roof to install the beam.

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Leaking after storm in corner of house

Posted 2 days ago

Corner of the house is leaking whenever there is a big storm. I want to get it fixed along with the water damage that exist due to past leaks

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Fix me

Posted 1 week ago

finish the path between the deck and under the house , including some stairs fix the storage door I’ll Post photos tomorrow

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Garage to be made back into a carport

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I have a garage on my property which is unconsented. It is listed as a carport on the property file so we need it turned into a carport as per the original plans. We are keen to rent out our property so we would need this project completed as soon as possible. The garage is separate to the main structure of the house, and we would like the area tidied up afterwards to look good for our future tenants. I'm looking for someone who can quote on the job. Thanks, Andy

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20 Cheshire Street

Posted 5 days ago

Leaking from the shower and need further assessment if there is leakage from the ceiling space. Need a quote ASAP.

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Exterior wall repair and Gutter repair

Posted 1 week ago

Need a Experienced Builder to repair the exterior wall panel urgently. Also have other job. Please contact : ... The job located: Greenlane, Auckland We also need fixed the Gutter of top of building. please contact me :...

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General repairs for Pt Chev bungalow

Posted 5 days ago

General building repairs for bungalow in Pt Chevalier. These include: replace some struts, remove mantelpiece/fireplace, repair external office ceiling, concrete in posts for shade sail (with potential for future larger scale extensions/repairs).

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Fence and outdoor stairs to be built

Posted 1 week ago

We need a fence built (approx 6m wide) with a gate to close off our back garden, as well as some stairs built off some recently installed french doors (approx 3-4 steps down x width of doors).

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Fibreglass Cutting

Posted 4 days ago

We have a cattery that needs to have some holes cut through and smoothed in fibreglass walls that separates some cattery cages, so that the cages become connected. We need this done on 6 cages and don't think it will be a long job, but just needs to be done at a time when it isn't during public or school holidays as the cattery is too full. We have attached photos to show the material we need to be cut.

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Canal rd build

Posted 1 week ago

Needing a 1 x 1 bedroom ,building area is 5m x 6m ( needing walk in wardrobe in room as well) this will be a master bed room .

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Kitchen/Bedroom wall Reno

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to knock into our kitchen/bedroom wall to build 2 cavities, one for the fridge and one for a pantry. We want the wall in the bedroom gib'd and a plug added. On the kitchen side the 2 cavities gib'd and a couple plugs added in each cavity.

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Cracked soffit and leak in guttering

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roof beam repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair Shower Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sash window and sill repair.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Veranda Roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor repairs


6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing barge board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney removal

Work carried out by a subcontractor

27th July 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Evadne

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Baby gate installation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen Demo, Regib Ceiling + Walls, doorframe replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Covered patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Repair Fireplace Surround and Floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Splashback installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck strengthening for glass balustrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Showroom partition

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th June 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Samantha

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New addition and renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen/living area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Marks Property Services

Joined December 2013

30+ years of construction experience in various fields. Decks, Fences, Gates, Pergolas built or repaired. General carpentry, bathroom & kitchen remodels, shop fitouts, Some design knowledge included. Modern metal fencing options & Pool fencing available too. Other trade contacts include- tiler, plasterer, painter, electrician, plumber, builder, and affordable kitchen/bathroom suppliers. Thank yo...

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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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HaydenWills

Joined September 2013

I am licensed builder with 20 years experience in all aspects of building work including renovations bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, maintenance and repairs. I strive for the highest standard through out all my jobs and will always listen to clients needs and offer advise on all queries. I pride myself on finding the most cost effective solutions for all the big and small projects.

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Alexander West Construction

Joined August 2019

Hi my names Matt West, I am the owner of Alexander West Construction. We build new houses and renovate old ones, we also do Reclads and extensions, kitchens and bathrooms. We are Qualified and licensed to help you from start to finish so if you or anyone you know is ready to start their project, give me a call 021679378

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REEF VIEW CONSTRUCTION LTD

Joined July 2017

We've been building new homes and renovating old ones for the last 10years. We deal with all aspects of carpentry big or small. Our team is trade qualified & LBP registered, insuring 100% satisfaction. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing it on a budget.

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ZAM Builders

Joined July 2015

Hi, We are a boutique building company that focuses on design and builds for both new Holmes and alterations. I have a high value on integrity, punctuality, quality and honesty. We work hard and only do work according to the 3604 building standards. Let's talk some more about how I can make your home everything you hope for. Cheers Zane Brown

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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OEG Services

Joined October 2017

Design and Build Bathroom & Kitchen Renovator and General Building Renonvation. Have alliance of tradesmen to provide full quote ensuring peace of mind, efficiency and clarity when dealing with one contractor. Resourceful in finding the right solution for your requirement and providing competiive quotes and then completing jobs on time and on budget.

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Manzis Build

Joined January 2019

Welcome to Manzis Build Director Henare is a New Zealand qualified builder and licensed building practitioner, with over 10 years experience in the construction industry. Holds a current Site Safe Certificate. Manzis Build proudly specialises in residential new builds, renovations and alterations, with particular focus on quality craftsmanship and professionalism. A passion of our team is...

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Sail City Handyman

Joined October 2012

Sail City Handyman provides a quality handyman service throughout the Auckland area to help with those jobs in and around the home that you haven’t got the time or the know how to do. Our handymen are like jack of all trades, skilled in a wide range of domestic DIY jobs. We cater for a wide range of jobs without charging the high fees of specialists. All of our handymen take pride in their work...

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J Ark Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi, our company is medium size company, I have been building for 7 years now. Our company is growing company and we are specialised in renovation and new building. Our company is focusing on to finish in right time and We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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Straightedg construction

Joined August 2015

We are a residential building company with over 20 years experience in the trade. We specialise in villa and bungalow renovations and restoration. We cover all aspects of building works, i.e New builds, bathrooms, decks, fencing, etc. any size jobs. We cover complete project management.

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Patagonia Connection

Joined December 2018

Hi. I'm builder with over 30years of experience, I love to do renovations, mainly bathroom and kitchen. Here you can find all trades on one stop, we do demos, waterproofing, tiling, stopping, painting and any carpentry job interior or exterior doesn't matter if it is big or small. You can count on us, remember we're bathroom specialist.

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Custom Living Construction Ltd

Joined July 2017

Are you looking for quality, experienced builders in Auckland for your renovation, re-clad or home maintenance? Custom Living Construction deliver quality workmanship and superior service every time. We are registered MasterBuilders and Licensed Building Practitioners so when you renovate with us you are assured a professional, high-quality job, on time and on budget. Photos of our work and cli...

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

We are a team that thinks outside the Box for your General Repairs and Waterproofing. Our services include but not limited to include General Repairs, Maintenance, Waterproofing, Roof and Skylight Repairs, Drainage and Gutters. Roof Restoration and Coating, Custom Repairs and General Troubleshooting of issues around your build which might seem almost impossible to remedy. We have a ran...

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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Maintain To Profit Auckland CBD

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 over 20 years 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 standard....

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Nailed It Carpenters

Joined March 2019

Hi, Ive been building for 7 years plus now. I specialise in new builds/renos. Have worked on very high end homes all over Auckland. No job is to big or to small. Fully qualified with my lbp licence. Pride myself on delivering quality work on time and in budget. Thanks

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Acker Building

Joined July 2017

Recently new to builders crack. I am a professional, qualified tradesman with 12 years experience. I take pride in my work, ensuring a quality and efficient service is provided. I regularly communicate with clients to ensure they are happy with the work I do. References for my previous work can be supplied.

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