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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.

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

Posted 06/07/17

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

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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Veranda Roof

Posted 2 days ago

Hi There, We have a veranda roof which needs to be re-secured and dyna bolted into a concrete wall. Please see some pictures attached - Regards,

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Wheelchair ramp

Posted 1 week ago

We are needing a wheelchair ramp to be built over the top of a concrete staircase. 5 steps high approx 90cm high and 120cm from the side of house. Needing as soon as possible.

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Repair concrete wall

Posted 1 week ago

We have a concrete retaining wall. The plaster cover is cracking and the paint is bubbling with water getting in behind. We need the cracks repaired and the wall painted. The wall is about 15 metres long and 4 - 5 metres high at its highest point.

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Grey lynn apartment CCC

Posted 4 days ago

I am very skilled non licensed , who is quite capable of carrying out owner builder restricted work. However, I would like to make the process easier and quicker by having a licence ed builder in partnership with me. There is a common wall between our apartment and the next which needs deconstructing then re building to comply with codes.Plans have been drawn and while it is complex it is not too extraordinary. Currently it does not comply and also there is not a CCC for the individual apartmen...

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Dormer walls replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Replace shingled dormer walls with weatherboards. Insulate and line wall structure. Ensure water tightness to newly installed roof. Immediate start as scaffolding is already up.

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Find a qualified builder to do maintenance work

Posted 1 day ago

Find a qualified builder to do maintenance work, fence, doors, replace rotten timbers, possible kitchen and bathroom renovation

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Emma East

Posted 2 days ago

Dismantle carport and replace with double garage with partial low gable. Requires lowering of level and laying of driveway as well as landscaping works. Cross leased section so there are constraints to our plan because of this. Resource Consent has been signed off and presently in with council for building consent. We may also include some R&M to the house, painting, installation of wardrobing which we would ask to be priced separately. Ditto painting of house roof (will require scaffoldin...

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Makeshift wall/room divider to seperate bathroom and room

Posted 14 hours ago

Need someone to build a small makeshift wall with a door to divide a bathroom and bedroom.

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Installation of loft hatch and ladder

Posted 5 days ago

Installation of loft hatch and ladder and strengthening of loft to increase storage. Keen to understand likely cost and flexible on completion for right handy person focused on quality. Interested in labour only contract as we can get supplies at discounted rates. Not sure of likely cost and happy show intended location.

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Northshore

Posted 1 week ago

Currently seeking framing contractor who must be master builder to complete the framing and exterior weatherboard along with associated job for complete new build. Foundations already completed. Must complete the job on Time and bonus will be paid to right contractor. Contractor must have good references and must have enough work force.

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Laundry demolition & reline

Posted 2 days ago

Our laundry desperately needs renovation. There’s an old hot water cylinder cupboard that needs knocking out then pull off old gib and reline the laundry area. Waterproof ready for tiling and also pull up old Lino flooring in laundry/loo/bathroom which are all in the same area. We do have a plumber we can ask if he’s available or happy to use one you suggest. We only have a 3 week window from the 19 July until 8 August to get this done as our tenant will be away. If you think you can hel...

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Ferndale

Posted 1 day ago

Convert basement into 2brm flat. Must be experienced in NZ and council building practices/codes. References will be required.

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Rennovation quote

Posted 4 days ago

Looking for a builder to provide a quote on a 1960s unit that I might renovate. Want an idea of what could be done, and rough quotes so I know what to bid at auction.

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Dismantle and reassemble of conservatory

Posted 1 day ago

Hi I need a conservatory dismantled and then reassembled a week later. The floor is rotten and I need to replace it. The conservatory is 3.8m by 2.5m with an insulated panel roof. I am semi flexible with the exact dates but would like it taken down shortly after the 10th of July and reassembled on the new platform sometime in the following week. The only materials needed are some rivets. Cheers James Waugh

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Flatbush

Posted 1 week ago

Currently seeking framing contractor who must be master builder to complete the framing and exterior weatherboard along with associated job for complete new build. Foundations already completed. Must complete the job on Time and bonus will be paid to right contractor. Contractor must have good references and must have enough work force.

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Apartment Do Up

Posted 5 hours ago

put up doors wardrobe, move up power points (including aerial jack point), relining benchtop (with formica).

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Window

Posted 5 days ago

Hi there, I am looking for someone to quote on putting a large window in our stairwell including sourcing the window, glass etc. I want the glass to be shaded so as neighbours not to see in. Window about 4 times as big as current window in pic.

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Kitchen makeover

Posted 1 week ago

Need to remove 2 walls, relocate water cylinder, plumbing and overseeing the job.

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Wooden partition walls

Posted 1 week ago

Need three wooden partition walls build , with 3 doors . Plaster need if possible Size attached in the photos Thanks

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External sliding door replacement with wall

Posted 5 days ago

We would like an old external sliding door removed then the area rebuild in concrete block and a timber window, in keeping with the reset of the house. We can be flexible on time frames to suit your other building projects.

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Recent building reviews

With over 137,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Close the fireplace and chimney

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st March 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

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

Roof & ceiling replacement/repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 4
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

Window Frame & Rot Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Wall removal and building work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

CAR DECK

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front Door Rehanging / Adjustment

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2019

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

shop storeroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd April 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

Replacing barge board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 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

Remove small warehouse office

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Interior renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Suzanne McKinnon

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th April 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

Evadne

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Downstairs waterleak

Work carried out by a subcontractor

31st March 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

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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Leverage Limited

Joined October 2014

Hi, i have been in the building industry for the past 16 years. In that time i have done everything from the smallest of renovations to big commercial fit-outs. My specialty though is in high class renovations. Anything from that deck you have always wanted to restoring your entire home to its former glory and then some! I have good contacts other trades which means i can do your entire job, keepi...

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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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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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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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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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about concrete

Joined July 2011

LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER Residential and/or non-residential concrete floors walls footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS "Garea Pools Established in pool construction since 1980" Full project management or labour only options available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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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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Omid Construction Management Group limited

Joined August 2018

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce our company Omid Construction Management Group Limited (OCMG). We are a decorating company originating from Christchurch and now operating in Auckland. We specialize in all aspects of GIB fixing, Stopping and Painting. OCMG has a proven track record of delivering outstanding service and quality workmanship in the commercial and residential indus...

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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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Smithhaven holdings limited

Joined February 2019

RJ Builders is ready to compete your building needs. With 12 years plus in the industry and licensed building practitioners, whether you’re looking for a few repairs or need an experienced professional to fully manage a project from start to finish— we’ve got the tools and experience to succeed. No job is too big or too small for RJ Builders. We would love to help you!

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mats engineering

Joined January 2014

ME – Mat’s Engineering is a leading general engineering contractor based in Kumeu Auckland. Established in January 2014, with 12 year’s experience in the industry ME has successfully completed numerous scale jobs, from every day repairs to machinery to turnkey projects for many prestigious clients in all different engineering sectors including: Fonterra, DFE pharmaceutical, Matua Winery, Cooper...

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BUC Ltd

Joined April 2017

We are a small family owned and operated business. We specialise in the smaller, more intricate demolition and refit work needed for elite refits. Our scope of work ranges from clearing small office spaces for refitting, renovations, through to total building demolition. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, efficiency and competitive rates. We are also able to work in with the challenges...

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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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King builders

Joined June 2019

Hi, I have been building new house and renovating old ones for last 3 years. I also do all kind of handyman and one off jobs. I am a very hard working individual who likes satisfying clients with quality and budget work.

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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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Dragon Maintenance Ltd

Joined September 2013

Hi, my name is Jason and part of a family run business from Wales in the UK. I have 20+ years experience in the Building & Construction Industry. Qualified as an Electrician and Joiner with experience in other trade backgrounds. Now living in New Zealand we are continuing to provide a high quality service in Building, Renovation, Installation, Preventative Maintenance & General Maintenance, Ind...

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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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MEKEFIPA

Joined October 2016

I have been able to work on various jobs on Commercial and Residential for more than ten years. I have love to work up to meet all the required task and all exactly what the clients need. Quotes will be determined by what the clients need.Your work my pride.If You want your job done,it can be done well. Competitive Quotes will be providing to meet budget. I love my work.

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Auckland Drainage Plumbing Services Limited

Joined October 2017

Hi, I specialise in Plumbing, , Drainage, Excavation and Sheetmetal with 16yrs of experience. Since I've been in the construction industry for so long I do verstile work such as major renovations, site excavation, digger operation, landscaping, fencing, roof painting and spouting. I also do smaller jobs such as attend breakdowns 24/7. Find and fix water leakage. I provide a professional service a...

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