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Finding A Builder In Auckland

Finding a builder in Auckland can seem like such a daunting task at times! Where do you look, what qualifications and experience do they need and how much do they cost? Luckily we have made it simple here at Builderscrack to let the tradespeople chase you, rather than you chase them! Yet how will you know they can safely and correctly do your job?

Firstly it depends on the type of building work you want done. If the work is going to be structural, affect the water tightness of your home or involves designing a fire system, you have to use a Licenced Building Practitioner (LBP). For other building jobs, a builder who is not an LBP is okay to use, but you still could pick an LBP if you wanted. It is compulsory to use an LBP for those three types of work in order to ensure that all restricted building work (RBW) is done to a high standard.

How do I know if my builder is a Licenced Building Practitioner?

Once you have chosen one or more builders to find more details about, you can quickly check if they are an LBP by looking on the Licenced Building Practitioner website. This website holds a public register of all the LBPs in NZ. You can search for them by location, name or the details they will have on their LBP photo ID card. If you have not yet found a builder, you can also search the register to specifically find builders within the Auckland region who are LBPs.

There are six different types of building jobs in the register such as designers, carpenters and site or foundation specialists.  You'll need to make sure you hire an LBP who is registered to work on the type of job you want done. You will also need to check that they are certified to work on the type of building you are hiring them for. That's because there are three different categories of building types with each one requiring specific experience or qualifications from the builder.

What do I do if my builder is not an LBP?

While it is compulsory to use an LBP for all RBW, not every job you want doing needs an LBP. If your work is not restricted, then hiring a builder who is not an LBP is fine. There are two trade organisations which help regulate the building trade and provide homeowners with the confidence to hire a builder that they do not know or have had a recommendation of. They are the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand (CBANZ).

The RMBA checks out the financial records and building history of all builders before it will accept them into their association. They also require members to either hold specific industry based qualifications or have a certain level of experience too. Members will also have their work inspected by the RMBA mobile team a couple of times a year and must follow the Constitution and Code of Conduct the association sets. As a homeowner, another big plus is that your RMBA builder is required to give you a third party written guarantee on all work they have done for you.

A builder who is a member of the CBANZ will also have had to have specific qualifications or a certain level of experience before they will be accepted. Their members also have to follow the Code of Ethics and Conduct, provide insurance to cover their work for the duration of their contract with you and give you a 10 year Homefirst Builders guarantee on the job they’ve done.

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Latest building articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering building related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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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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Latest building case studies

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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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Moving internal stud wall

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, we have an apartment that needs a bedroom wall moving by 600mm, proper drawing available, not load bearing or permitable. Wardrobes on drawing not included. Leaving the bathroom reno shown on the drawing at this point. Needs to be done 13 /14 May to fit around tenants.

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Office Sound Proofing

Posted 3 days ago

Hi, We're having issues with very poor sound proofing in our office. We need a builder to supply and install ceiling sound batts in the ceiling space.

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Conservatory repairs

Posted 1 week ago

Hello I am looking for someone with expertise in colonial style conservatories to help me fix and replace the current wooden structure. A lot of the wood is rotten and the ceiling windows leak so most of it needs replacing. I'm open to replacing with either wood or aluminium and looking at a more simplified design if need be. No urgency but would love to have it done by next summer. Questions and viewings are welcome. Thank you, Marion

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Make Good

Posted 2 days ago

This is what we need to get done: Kilt hearts on door removed Black cladding exterior off and expose tiles Wall behind door come down Repair door in unit under stairs Fitting rooms out - and open up to window and take film off. Window on exterior back panel out Circular hole lights out and re-gib/cover Boards on wall, stripping and racks off Remove signage on stairs and outside Fluorescent two lights fitting room installation removed and take dividers out between fitting room and...

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All professionals building my own home

Posted 3 days ago

We are building small dwelling, need all sort of professionals to perform their part in order to start building my own home

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House Extension - Second Living Space

Posted 5 days ago

We are looking for quotes for our house extension project. We recently got a survey done and now need some drawings made for a second lounge area to be built at the back of the house where our existing deck is (see attachment). If you are able to help, please advise costs.

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House Build

Posted 1 week ago

Build a new home - price required for total home project or parts thereof: Piles and Ring Beam Labour Roofing etc I now have Council approval and want to build asap

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Urgent replace bifold door panel

Posted 1 week ago

Hi Help! Builder has let me down so need a life saver! I have small job to take out existing panel x 1 of bifold door, replace with new door on site from Tues 16/04 and board up while I await glazier

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Garage repair

Posted 1 week ago

Car went into middle of garage demolishing middl brick column and 2 single doors. Need a quote for the garage to be repaired inside and out and 2 new doors installed.

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Crack on the concret ground

Posted 14 hours ago

there is crack showing on the concret ground so that part of the groud seems sunk. Problem needs to be accessed and fixed.

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Maintenance

Posted 1 week ago

We have some maintenance/repair work needed on our bungalow in Mt Albert: - an ensuite that seems to have a leak in the ceiling - some cladding that needs replacing - a porch that needs some attention. There might be other little bits and pieces to fix up as well. Please be in touch if you are interested in having a look at this. Kind regards Sam

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Green House Mt Albert

Posted 1 week ago

Have described above, - Replace/or repair weatherboard damaged by heavy rain on narrow strip at side of house. Plus advice/quote on land contour causing this problem. Strong steel frame 1960's house. Phone son Gavin Green photos available if interested. ... Regards. Heather

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Handyman Builder

Posted 1 day ago

We require a handyman builder to provide a quote to replace a section of water damaged flooring, and undertake some minor wood repairs.

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Garage on State ave ONEHUNGA

Posted 4 days ago

We are seeking a onsite quote for erecting a garage (internal access or any other suitable option) on a property which we are hoping to purchase at auction (April 30). We would like the building to commence within this year (2019).

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Rock Reno

Posted 1 week ago

I need old wardrobes demolished and prepared for new wardrobes to be installed in 2 bedrooms. One of the doors in one bedroom need to be taken out and plastered.

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Concrete garage 6.5m x 9m

Posted 1 day ago

concrete garage to be build, easy access, plans for consent are at council. should be able to start in about 3 or 4 weeks. When finished crane going to put a 2 brm. unit on top.

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Louvretech

Posted 1 week ago

Extension of house, decking and landscaping

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Front Door Rehanging / Adjustment

Posted 3 days ago

The front door to my unit scrapes across the tiled floor when opening and closing. During the warmer weather this is worse (as the door swells in the heat). However, even in the cooler weather of late, it's still scraping across the floor. You will see from the pictures that the left hand door has dropped and doesn't align with the right hand door. Even though the hinges on the door all look good, it's likely that the door will need to be rehung. I work full-time, but can be at home early...

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Renovation & Addition

Posted 5 days ago

Fully qualified builder sub-contractor required to start immediately.

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Balcony removal

Posted 3 days ago

We are looking for a quote to remove a balcony on our two storey house,. The balcony is attached to the upper storey, and replace two french doors that step onto the balcony with a window and a timber wall.

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Recent building reviews

With over 132,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

CAR DECK

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Jobs in Office

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

consent approved renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Ceiling Manhole

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Closing up staircase

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gib repairs/stuck window/door out of alignment/rotten fascia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing soffit boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Remuera Townhouse Small Recladding Job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pull out bathtub and old bath frame, rebuild new bath frame, drop in bath.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Roof & ceiling replacement/repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window Frame & Rot Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Downstairs waterleak

Work carried out by a subcontractor

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Chimney removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dave 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

building soffitts

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove small warehouse office

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Villa - small building projects (decking foundation, veranda steps)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

French Door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Close the fireplace and chimney

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Screwing on couch legs and assembling a rocking chair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Handyman Services

Joined May 2017

General Repairs, Builds and maintenance around your home as well as Waterproofing. We have a range of professionals from Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Landscapers and Handyman to provide you a complete solution for your Home, Property or Business. Get in touch with us for a speedy response and a competitive rate. Let the professionals take care of you!

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Project Management Auckland Limited

Joined February 2019

Hi, We are a company with more than 30 years of experience in the construction and demolition industry and strive for honest and happy relationships with all our clients. We are able to provide you with a professional environment whilst still cracking a joke here and there just to make the experience that more stress-less. We are able to provide you with very competitive prices and compl...

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INNOVATIVE BUILDING WORX LIMITED

Joined September 2016

OUR COMPANY Innovative Building WORX Limited, We focus on exceptional quality, planning, and safety to ensure the best outcome for your Construction projects. We built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time, and at an affordable price We undertake a variety of work for a wide range of clients from small residential renovation projects to New builds, Commerical projects....

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Ace Home Solutions

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are a home maintenance and Insulation company. I have over 10 years in the building and Insulation industry and have completed renovations, rehanging doors, removing old fire places , bathroom refits and repairs, stairs and decks .We are Auckland Based. We prefer work in and around Central, South and East Auckland. We are happy to do smaller jobs and jobs that can be completed in under a...

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stonefield building

Joined March 2018

Stonefield Building Ltd is expert in New Build,Renovations,re-cladding, Extension your one stop licensed, registered construction company. Competitive prices high quality finishing. For more info Please refer to our web site www.stonefieldbuilding.co.nz

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stephen barnes

Joined November 2011

Throughout the years of being in the building game I have picked up skills which have stood me in good stead doing renos alterations and new builds kitchens and bathrooms,framing retaining walls brickwork blockwork gibbing plastering and painting I have my lpb in brickwork and blockwork and have just got my lpb in carpentry

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Local builder

Joined August 2017

Hi my name is sam and I would like to provide you my services to help you Build/ Renovate your home in a way that’s affordable and unique. Give me an opportunity to work with you to create your Dream home.

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Hunter construct and connect LTD

Joined October 2017

All electrical work - hot water elements, re-wiring , small repairs , lighting upgrades , switchboard upgrades. Building work - Fencing and decks , renovations and repairs.

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Skilled Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2013

Hi I've been building now for 18 years i specialise in bathroom, kitchen's decks. we specialise in renovation I also do smaller jobs. 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 Experienced tiler & licenced waterproofer

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Hentec Building Ltd

Joined April 2019

奥德建筑,品质保证,力求完美。 Hentec Building Ltd, Keep Professional and Perfect Building Services 业务范围:住宅与商业建筑施工与项目管理服务,包括新建,改建,装饰装修,地基,车道,以及所有木结构或者钢筋混凝土结构施工与管理。 Service range: residential or commercial construction and project management, including new build, renovation, alteration, foundation, driveway, all carpentry and reinfor...

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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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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Transforming Residential Limited

Joined January 2016

We are a residential company that specialises in additions, renovations and parts there of. The company has a reputable builder with previous apprentice awards, and he maintains that through out all work completed. We are a registered company with a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP), a member of the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and hold current Site Safe qualifications.

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines.

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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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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BLS Residential Ltd

Joined July 2018

Hi, We specialise in new builds, renovations and re clads we also do smaller jobs and maintenance. We are very professional and work with clients to meet their needs, also meeting their project deadlines and budgets.

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Viking

Joined January 2017

Hi - We are a small team that does those small or big jobs for you. References and quotes can be provided quickly. We also specialize in a quick turn around. Most of our services are based on flatpacks so no waiting around for products in most cases. Services offered but not limited to # Flat pack furniture assembly. # Flat pack Kitchens and Laundry installed - Can help with design and a...

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Lion Brothers Group Limited

Joined January 2018

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

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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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