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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.

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

Posted 06/07/17

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

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Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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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

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

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

Posted 4 days ago

We have two holes in our gib board wall that need repairing. We also have a window which doesn't open so we think it may need to be planed. Our front door deadbolt isn't hitting the striker properly so it doesn't stay closed. A segment of our fascia is rotten and needs to be removed and replaced.

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School playground fort

Posted 1 week ago

We are looking for someone to build a big fort for our kids. Nothing fancy. Just good old wood. Top platform about 3 metres high. Total diameter 6 or 8 metres. No time frame. Open to ideas.

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Beam support under house

Posted 1 week ago

A large new joist? beam under our villa is blocking the removal of the heating unit filter. Need to build a supporting beam so the original beam can be cut to allow cleaning of vent. There is good access via a door under the house and reasonable clearance - but not able to stand fully while doing the job. Would like done ASAP.

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Villa extension - 2 bathrooms, walk in wardrobe and chimney work

Posted 1 week ago

Hi - we've just had our resource and building consent approved for work on a traditional high stud villa and would love to get some detailed estimates for the work. It would involve removing a brick chimney but retaining the section above the roof, addition of two bathrooms and a walk in wardrobe with a slight increase in the footprint of the house. We are keen on a company that can oversee the whole project including subtrades, that have good attention to detail to keep the extension in keepin...

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Turning a Garage to Grannyflat

Posted 1 week ago

Hi All, I have an approved building consent to turn my garage to a Grannyflat which includes the following main alternations: - 2 new windows creation/build in(the windows has already been ordered and will be on site next week) - closing existing garage door and window with apropriate framing and weatherboard - creating a bathroom(shower/toilet) - compile with council requirements Building Consent is available on request. Regards, Csaba

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Replacing structure on internal blockwall, gibing and building boxseat

Posted 1 week ago

Bedroom and bathroom minor works. Wall has been taken back to block due to water seepage. Has been waterproofed (white coating in photos) but needs structure put back and gib applied. Photos pre waterproof application have measurements. Also need a boxseat/storage created around blockwall on one side. Job needs to be completed by 22/2

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Timber weatherboard repair and stone wall repair

Posted 1 week ago

1. The vertical cornerboard has came away from the weatherboard of my garage 2. One of the stone has fallen out from the little stone wall. I have circled the rock in the photo and that fell out from the middle of the stone wall. I put the stone on top of the wall now.

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Linda Wong

Posted 1 week ago

Building small deck on ground level apartment Required two units Required ASAP

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Remove bath / Install shower

Posted 3 days ago

I need the existing bath removed and a new shower unit installed. The Gib needs to be removed from two walls and replaced with Gib wet Wall ( or similar) The wall behind the bath is 2.4L and 2mh and the one next to it is 2.5L and 2.27H

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Rona maintenance

Posted 3 days ago

Replacement of a rotten window frame in a porch of an older style villa.

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Converting Garage to room

Posted 22 hours ago

converting Garage to room adding a stair case and a bathroom/toilet

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Wooden Slide gate

Posted 1 week ago

Need wooden Gates. Need one main driveway slide wooden gate and one small wooden gate for footpath.

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Loft Apartment

Posted 1 week ago

Needing kitchen, wardrobe installed. Also tiles and a few other bits and pieces to tidy up.

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Jigsaw and sand shapes for Art

Posted 1 day ago

Need carpenter or handyman cut and sand shapes from wood, driftwood for art applications. Tools needed: jigsaw and grinder, also can be helpful other tools: belt sander, flap wheel sander, planer etc. You can do 2-4 shapes per hour x $20ea=$50-80 per hour depending on your skills and tools. Finish: back side just rough sanding, front side 180 or 200 grit sanding(I do polishing later myself)Most Sizes approx: 40x20x2cm Work can be done at your convenience, no rush. I need 15-40 shapes a Months...

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Roof for Carport

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, there. I am looking to change roof for my carport. Want to see what options are available. Currently, it is plastic roofing. Thanks

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Windows need fixing x2

Posted 1 week ago

1. window frame. Is coming loose at the bottom when opening windows. 2. Large lounge window has rot in the bottom of the window pain and needs fixing.

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Install 2 whiteboards in meeting rooms

Posted 1 week ago

2 glass whiteboards - 1000 x 1200 to be installed on meeting room walls. I have ordered the whiteboards but they haven't arrived yet.

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Replace roof purlins

Posted 5 days ago

We are replacing the roof and need the roof purlins redone in order to be in the right place for long-run corrugate. Also jack up beam and fix as there is a sag in one place.

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Replace bottom panel of bay window.

Posted 4 days ago

The window rubbers have shrunk and there was water dribbling down and pooling in the plywood under the covering that is visible (see also picture for underneath). I have sealed the window but the plywood has been wet, it is completely rotten and needs replacing. I am not worried about the covering inside of the bottom of the bay window - I am expecting it to have to be destroyed to replace the bottom panel. The marks are me trying to find out if the panel is screwed or nailed on (still no ans...

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2 x 8m2+ Decks (For business)

Posted 19 hours ago

In need of 2 x platform/decks for a container business - With steps up to both. Ground underneath is compacted gravel. Would like job completed with the next month (Feb - March)

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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Small renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Bedroom renovation - install new gib board. Plus minor garage frame repairs.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bay Window Restoration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Chimney removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 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

Ceiling Manhole

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Reline bedrooms

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

26th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wood repairs


7th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Beam to re-attach

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kit Set Steel Framed / Aluminium Foam Wall Cabin Assembly

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
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

Laundry Doors and Skirting Board installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Four small building jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th November 2018

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

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

Finishing touches for CCC sign off

Work carried out by a subcontractor

16th October 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Repair kids room ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Al

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2018

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

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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Quality Roofing

Joined January 2018

Hi there, My name is Laken, an experienced roofer (5 years). I take pride in my work and stand by every job. I am proud to say I have a solid track record of roofing and labouring projects, both independently and as a team player. I am able to provide labour (skill & expertise) to home & business owners for small to medium size jobs (given materials are provided) , and come equipped with my 3...

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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. Trying to go out on my own. I am very hard working and work with the utmost professionalism. While i have mainly done new build houses in the last few years, I am always keen to do smaller jobs.

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DCServices

Joined January 2016

Hi, I've been building for 17 years now. Doing anything from New builds, Garages, major renovations, EQC work, decking, fencing, retaining walls, boxing/pouring drives/paths and also Commercial fit outs. I run a small team of hard working, respectful guys and we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs to budget. I have got to where i have from word of mouth, pleasing al...

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Jack Building

Joined July 2018

We believe in providing quality services to our customers and invest continuously in the training of our manpower. We invest in our people so they can offer you the best advice and deliver work of the highest quality. We take pride in our strong work ethics and sharp focus on customers. Quality and safety are of paramount importance to every JACK tradesman. They are also aware of the health and sa...

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Apex Tree Services

Joined June 2011

A passionate Arborist Horticulturalist with over 30 yrs experience Qualified working with plants and trees totally professional all work undertaken hedges removals shaping view restoration etc very competive rates All work considered

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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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NJB CONSTRUCT

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Commercial Fit Outs Office Refurbishments Residential Renovations & Repairs Gib Fixing & Stopping Kitchens Bathrooms Decks Fences Retaining Walls Re-Roofing Additions Demolition Maintenance We also run a quality and reliable team of sub-contractors that work along side us - Electricians Plasterers Plumbers Tilers Air con...

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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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Everlong Construction Ltd

Joined April 2018

Timber & Steel framing, wall framing, rafter, purlin, joists, ect Install substrate materials, wind barrier Eco-ply, RAB board, Hardie products, etc GIB fix & stopping Cladding, timber weatherboard, Hardie products etc Doors & windows fixing Finishing trims, timber Scotia, skirting, architrave Anything relating to carpentry

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Jacob's building services ltd

Joined May 2012

Registered company, LBP builders and other trades we have been doing construction business in Auckland region for last 17 years. different building work such as (renovations, extensions, building repairs, decking, new garages or convert garages to sleep out or bedrooms, Leakey houses repairs), also we have professional team for other jobs such as external/internal painting, decorating,wallpapers...

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Golden 5R Transport Ltd

Joined July 2017

We have exemplary qualified D-F-RTW endorsed drivers that can transport earth materials on site, had been Health & Safety inducted; with Site-Safe, TC Basic 1 (Traffic Control); We also have network of contractors, driveway asphalt layering and patching. Preparing topsoil for property /commercial building requirements e.g pool installation, property developments, excavating unneeded stumps/contami...

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Kingtui

Joined July 2018

Our company has committed to do right thing at all times to satisfy all stakeholders especially our client. We can do carpentry jobs, roofing, driveway, renovations and extensions. Our team is willing to work according to the schedule and do things on time.

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Custom Living Construction Ltd

Joined July 2017

Custom Living Construction is a building company that holds a very high standard to detail, we are mainly in renovations from doing bathrooms too full exstentions

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Brotherhood construction ltd

Joined May 2016

I have been building for 17 years and have a variety of construction and residential experience in the trade from new builds, alterations, renovation, and commercial, I am dedicated to providing top quality professional workmanship; no job is too big or too small. I can provide obligation free quotes and I have a portfolio of my work if you wish to view it.

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ctc civil

Joined July 2010

We have been in buiness for 16years as ctc civil ( and working in the industry for over 25 years) We specialise in drainage, concrete works (floor slabs, drives etc), footing, piles, earthmoving, underground services,hot mix,tilt panels, retaining walls and sub-divisions etc. We work in the residential and commercial fields, jobs large and small and are very competitive. We are a close commited te...

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PHS

Joined January 2012

We are a small joinery and carpentry business specialising in the repair and replacement of timber windows and doors. We have the experience and know-how to build and fit quality replacement windows using proven techniques, to maintain and enhance the value and appeal of your villa or bungalow. We carry lower overheads and travel within the greater Auckland area- your job is worthwhile. - All...

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Tevunga Construction Limited

Joined February 2019

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

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DLM Landscaping creations LTD

Joined August 2016

Hi, we at DLM landscape creations take pride on every single one of our customer projects and we aim to always achieve high quality results to suit your budget whether it is a small revamp or a full landscape makeover for your property. The experienced and friendly team at DLM will offer you free personalized quotes for any project at fair and competitive rates.

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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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Integrity Decorating

Joined January 2010

Trade Qualified Painter and Paperhanger, 30 years experience on all aspects of painting and paperhanging. Have spray gear- airless, pressure pot, hvlp, xvlp spraying. waterblasting equipment. Have special sander/vacuum for smaller plastering jobs Some scaffollding, Trestles, planks and mobile platforms Can do Residential or Commercial. Willing to travel and would be interested in travellin...

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