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Finding A Builder In Auckland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted 10 hours ago

We had a water leak in one of our bedrooms last year and 2x skirting boards need to be replaced (and painted). Will replace all 4x skirting boards if it’s recommended and cost effective.

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Posted 4 days ago

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Posted 7 hours ago

Hi I have a 100-year-old weatherboard bungalow- and recently noticed this exterior wood frame to a box window is rotten. I guess there is a leak inside the frame somewhere (?), as there is also evidence of some water damage inside as well. keen to get it sorted before winter. Also have other jobs around the place (deck stuff etc) which id be keen to get quotes on . too, but they are not urgent. thanks

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Posted 1 week ago

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Posted 5 days ago

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Reclad and fit out

Posted 3 days ago

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Posted 1 day ago

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Posted 13 hours ago

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Posted 6 days ago

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Raised garden beds

Posted 5 days ago

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Wall Hole Driller

Posted 6 days ago

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Posted 6 days ago

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Posted 2 days ago

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Posted 1 day ago

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Wardobe renovation

Posted 1 week ago

Builder needed for a wardrobe renovation. Currently we have two separate wardrobes opening into adjacent rooms. We would like to knock down the partition wall between them, stud and gib one of the door openings into one of the rooms (effectively removing the wardrobe in that room), and create one bigger wardrobe with a large door cavity into the other room. A bit hard to describe but basically making one big built in wardrobe. Open to all quotes for work needed - at this point unsure...

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32 square metre stand alone granny flat

Posted 1 week ago

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Fix Wall

Posted 3 days ago

I have a rental property which has a bedroom wall which has sustained water damage over the years. Have had plumbers look and say that leak could be coming from outside? Photo is not a recent picture. If you could quote repair to the wall. Would hopefully like to get this job done in the next few weeks.

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Load Bearing Wall Removal and New Stud wall (2 jobs)

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to open up the living room and hallway by removing a supporting(load bearing) wall. Timber frame 1940s house. Wall is aprox 10 foot long and separates the hallway and living room. Need to make good after the new RSJ has been put in place. Job 2 . New stud wall to enclose an existing upstairs hall and put in a new door frame and door. Can provide pictures.

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Posted 3 days ago

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Fascia repairs

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22nd January 2020

Workmanship
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 5
Schedule
 5
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Villa extension - 2 bathrooms, walk in wardrobe and chimney work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

23rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Raise kitchen floor and door

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Treehouse roof and walls

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden door frame repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

under house inspection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bungalow weatherboard and window frame repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Media Room upgrade

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Adding some beams to our storeroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair of Wooden Window Awning

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace timber window in Avondale

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Games room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney removal, fix roof, ceiling and floor

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

Water leak from roof

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Porch needs support

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mt Eden fitout

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Urgent - Install ceiling architraves, bathroom window sill and wall hung cabinet

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
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Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
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Eastern Bays Handyman

Joined August 2019

We do general handyman and maintainance,renovations,decks fences new and repairs,kitchens,bathrooms,wardrobes,floating and wooden floors,tiling,landscaping.All quality work.

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Ardmore Builders Limited

Joined July 2018

Hi, we've been building new homes and renovating old homes for the last ten years. We also offer all trade services you need to complete a new rebuild or renovate your house from start to finish. We are a professional company that prides ourselves on quality and customer satisfaction.

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Handy King

Joined May 2018

Hi, My name is Kingy I work for 2 small company Cooper+Cooper Renovation & Earthmoving as a excavator, I also work as a Handyman after hours and weekends and I Specialize in installing Door, locks, door closer and window locks, retractable awning, TV/dryer wall mounting, Retaining wall & fence work, Gib fixing, Gib stopping, house demolition, pressure waterblaster cleaning, furniture mov...

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On Key Build

Joined December 2019

Kia Ora, I am a qualified builder and I’ve been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 10 years. While I specialise in major renovations and new builds I also do smaller jobs from time to time. I work hard and try my best to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and try hard in completing jobs in time and on budget. Kia Ora

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Total Builders

Joined January 2011

I am trade qualified, and also a Licensed building practitioner. I am prompt , reliable and take pride in my work. I can offer you quality work at a competitive price. I cover all aspects of the building trade from high end homes to decks and fences Auckland wide. I am happy to work Labour only or full contract. All quotes are free, and customer satisfaction is gauranteed.

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Nz maintenance limited

Joined November 2017

Have been in this industry for last 10 years making timber doors and windows. Dont hesitate to get quote for timber window, door and installation. Any property Maintenance or painting

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Blackstone Project Management

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 extensive experience 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 stan...

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JS Projects

Joined October 2019

Hi all, My name is Josh, i have 16 years of building experience, mainly new houses and hi spec renovations. im fully qualified, served my apprenticeship under top quilaty tradesmen at "Walker Adolph Homes" in west auckland recently returnd from building/managing a museum on Niue island. now back in NZ and looking for all types of building/carpentry work. no job to big or small! look forward to...

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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Cam tukua

Joined January 2019

Hi I am a fully qualified builder and have been building new builds and renovations for the last 10 years. Always completed on time on budget to high quality workmanship.

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GW Projects Ltd

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Paul

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A1 Property Maintenance Services Ltd

Joined September 2019

A1 Property Maintenance building and property maintenance and renovation team provides a comprehensive service, maintaining your entire building, from the roof to the floor. We save our clients time and money because we put in place a maintenance plan that fixes problems before they arise. We take pride in our reliable, prompt and efficient service, and our friendly approach to every job. A...

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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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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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QUIK STOP

Joined September 2019

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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

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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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