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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.

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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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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

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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

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

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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

Wondering what the NZ Building Code requirements are for balustrades on stairs and decking? Then you’re in the right place, we take a look... What is a Balustrade? A balustrade is basically a safety barrier. It can vary in appearance from simply a rail with supporting balusters, all the wa

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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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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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Install dog door and erect picket fence

Posted 1 week ago

Install a dog door into a shed and install a 4.5m by 2m picket fence with gate.

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Take down wall mounted dryer

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi...help with a quick job please. Having trouble getting wall mounted dryer off the wall hooks. May need to take front of dryer off?? Can anyone help ASAP? Thanks

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Office wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

Install internal walls with door and paint finish

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Secondhand Kitchen Disassembly within next two weeks.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, I have bought a secondhand kitchen off trademe- that needs to be disassembled. Please see photos of the kitchen. The island has a stone top- with waterfall ends. Can you please disassemble it into its undividual units- not flatpack, unjoin the benches- and put it all in the garage on site. It includes the appliances- (not the fridge). Can you please give me a quote and date that it could be done. Weekend is fine. It is definitely a two man job- perhaps more to lift the bench (am not sure it...

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Replace four doors

Posted 1 week ago

Replacement of four wooden doors including install of hardware

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Reinstating original garage door back into townhouse

Posted 1 week ago

We converted an attached single garage into an internal room several years ago with an aluminium window and solid wall. We are after a quote please to put this basic garage door back and reinstate to its original form. There would also be an internal door put back between kitchen and garage. Our time frame is strict and would need to do this somewhere between 8th-10th April. Thanks :)

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Shed Refurbishment - Wall and some Roofing

Posted 2 weeks ago

Garden Shed needs some TLC, replace clear roofing, rebuild and replace iron on one corner. Remove internal wall and strengthen roof structure. Received a quote for 2 days but then the builder got too busy. Will need to source new roof iron and clear roofing.

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Looking for a handyman - quick repairs needed!

Posted 2 weeks ago

2x Macracarpa Floorboards need to be replaced 3x holes in floorboards need to be repaired/boards need to be replaced 1x window hinge/lock needs to be replaced Please see photos attached. JOB NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE END OF MARCH.

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Ponsonby Ultrasound #2

Posted 4 days ago

We had a break in and they pried the window open with a crowbar

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Penetration through external wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need a penetration through this external wall (approx size 800mm high x 1600mm wide) to get an airconditioning duct through. penetration will be at the top where framing only is inside, and just above the bricks on the outside. Will need to be worked in with air-conditoning contractors to ensure entier place is waterproof once ducting is in place.

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Internal wall and internal door.

Posted 1 week ago

We are turning our giant bathroom into two small bathrooms. Adding a 1.5m wall to divide the room and a door to the bedroom to create an ensuite.

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Window sill replacement *2

Posted 1 week ago

Two window sills that need replacement. Former sun room on Californian bungalow, closed in at some point in the past but sills not replaced and have rotted as were flat.

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Install a dropped ceiling with soundproofing

Posted 1 week ago

Lounge room (... ) below a noisy neighbour. Require a dropped ceiling with insulation/soundproofing installed. Currently has one light fitting in the middle of the room. Corner of room has one alarm sensor that would need to be lowered and reattached.

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Leaking pipe under concrete floor

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, Noticed leak under the carpet. Plumber has been and have advised us to engage a builder

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Atkinson Cladding

Posted 2 weeks ago

Installing BGC stratum and Durrascape Cladding, Immediate start available

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Garage reclad

Posted 1 week ago

We have a concrete block and fibrolite garage that we'd like to reclad in weatherboard to match the house. No weather tightness issues, doing it purely for aesthetic reasons. We'd look to be doing the front and the side, and potentially the back. Our timings are very flexible.

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Letterboxes replacement (8 no.), concrete footing works

Posted 2 weeks ago

4 Arabi St, Sandringham Letterbox replacement scope of works: Requires complete replacement, boxes, poles, footings Remove and dispose of existing letterbox, poles Break-out and dispose of existing letterbox footing/hardstand Supply and install 8-letterbox integrated unit; concrete sock footing to supplier's requirement Move letterbox alignment ~0.5m away from driveway toward the white picket fence Lay new concrete hardstand area, 150mm thick 15mPA concrete to existing width, and new...

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House Building Process

Posted 3 days ago

We are in the process of building our own place, currently at the design phase. I'd like some chats with someone on the whole building process ~ process stages, approvals needed, materials used, pitfalls to look out for etc. Given we are all in lockdown might suit a qualified builder who like me is sat at home doing nothing. NZD50/ an hour paid upfront for simply chatting on the phone. Not looking for any trade secrets just an education on the building process.

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Roy

Posted 2 weeks ago

build new wooden deck - approx. 4.0 m long x 3.0 m wide - 1.50m above ground level approx. cost please ???

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Fence and retaining wall

Posted 1 week ago

8m fence 1.8m high and a retaining wall adjacent to the fence, 1.1m high above ground and 9m long. Wanting a quote first.

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Building a gate

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Bedroom

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

24th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitchen/Bedroom wall Reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior wood repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair water-damaged internal wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden Gate needs fixing; very difficult/impossible to open and close

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cladding around windows & Internal Wall Lining

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut Floor Plan for 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2019 CD1

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotten edge board under floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Villa weatherboard work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fascia repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front door and side window replacement.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rearrange window and door in villa

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job - handrails for outside stairs plus plane bottom of 2 doors inside

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Conservatory Style Extension #2

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Repair rotted window sill and frame and weather boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carpark Storage locker

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang a door

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

31st January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Logan Clarke Building Services

Joined January 2017

I'm builder with 20 year experience to the industry. All my work is high quality and productive. I specialize in kitchens, bathrooms, villa maintenance, decks, fences and all commercial and residential maintenance. Not job to small or big. I'm happy to a give you a free quote and you will find me very affordable and reliable.

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JJR Builders Ltd

Joined February 2018

A friendly and professional construction company. Our team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience our clients have come to expect. We always stand behind our work, with customer satisfaction being our first priority. Contact us to learn more about our incredible staff and how they can help you! HI IM JOSE GARGALLO, OWNER OF JJR BUILDERS LTD, MY TEAM IS RE...

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Remarkable Homes NZ

Joined January 2015

Remarkable Homes NZ Ltd is a customer focused residential building company and very proud to be Kiwi owned and operated. With 20 years in the industry and fourth generation builder, we guarantee to make this journey seamless and enjoyable for all involved. We pride ourselves on trust and integrity and take personal interest in giving you the highest of quality at a realistic price. We ensure one...

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Little Digz Ltd Drainage & Construction

Joined March 2020

Little Digz is operated by an experienced registered certifying drain-layer and qualified carpenter to carry out your Drainage, Construction, Civil, Earthworks, Carpentry and Maintenance services in the Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, and upper BOP regions.

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Bryce Bullock Builders LBP

Joined March 2020

No job too big or to small! We have been doing house renovations, extensions and new builds for the last 15 years. We get excellent customer feed back! Ring me for a quote! Bryce

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On Time Maintenance Ltd

Joined April 2019

Handyman , Repair and maintenance in general anything wood or steel works . House , gates fence ,decks , soft chemical wash and high pressure cleaning house , drive ways etc

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MK Building & Construction

Joined November 2016

Hi. I have been building for 7 years for a very upmarket company in Auckland. I started fully out on my own in 2018 and havent looked back since. I am very hard working and work with the utmost professionalism. I have done a very wide range of jobs from project managing new houses to renovation work on old villas. I pride myself in my work and that of anyone that I have working on my jobs with me.

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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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APlus Renovations Ltd

Joined August 2017

A+ Renovations is focused on providing a high-quality finish and customer satisfaction - we pride ourselves on exceeding our customer’s expectations, within their budget. Our leading Carpenters and Project managers have over 15yrs experience and are also registered Licensed building contractors. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Be it renovatin...

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White Worx Building &Maintenance ltd

Joined February 2011

Hi White Worx has been in business for 10+ years mostly doing small to large renovations on villa and bungalows in the Auckland area we also do ,reroofing,exterior works,chimney removals and everything else to do with building.White Worx also has a great range of sub contractors that work with us.We also have a good skill base of tradesmen from 1 to 30 plus years experience. Our rates are competit...

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North plaster

Joined December 2019

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

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Independent Building Contractors

Joined May 2017

Hi there, we've been in business since 2017 building Architectural homes and renovating and restoring bungalows and villas for the past 15 years. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship on all projects and completing t...

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Skilled Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2013

Hi I've been building now for 19 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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A&C CONTRACTORS NZ LIMITED

Joined May 2019

We are specialized in new builds and renovation, and we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We take pride in what we do and we make sure that whatever we do, will meet our client's needs. We provide competitive quotes and try to complete the jobs on budget. We always make sure that we hit our deadlines. We are here to help you along the way and to turn that piece of paper into reality. We woul...

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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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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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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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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C1 ROOFING & ROOF REPAIRS

Joined February 2020

C1 roofing & Roof repairs is a locally trusted roofing service providing residential & commercial projects , Our team is The high end of roofing solutions here in the bay, providing top quality guaranteed workmanship. We take pride in our long lasting relationships with our clients , Our owner and operator Jayden Kani resides here in Mount Maunganui Tauranga (LBP) is BP135783

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