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Finding A Builder In Auckland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Latest building articles

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

Guide to Installing Balustrades - Up to NZ Building Code Standard

Posted 14/09/17

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

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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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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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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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

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Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

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Recent jobs posted

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

Stairway reinforced

Posted 6 days ago

Stairs need re enforcement before glass balustrade. Within two weeks

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Fire separation upstairs/downstairs

Posted 3 days ago

We are looking to fire proof the ceiling of the downstairs to create a fire barrier between downstairs/upstairs. Does anyone have any experience doing this?

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Remove tiles from shower Urgent start

Posted 1 week ago

Remove tiles from shower. Refit 2 cavity sliders Replace door handle

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Build external step and laundry floor fix

Posted 1 week ago

We need two small steps built outside a conservatory. We also need someone to look at what could be done for a sunken laundry floor.

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Disassemble Server Room & Remove TV's from Concrete Wall

Posted 5 days ago

We have a makeshift server room that we need to be dismantled to be moved and re-assembled at our new building in Panmure. We have 2 TVs mounted on a concrete wall that I need removed and re-located at our new building in Panmure.

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Need someone to build a sleepout & garage

Posted 5 days ago

Hi there, We are needing someone to build a 2 bedroom sleepout with bathroom. Please message us with quotes and we will go from there.

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Removal Flue & Reroof & ceiling

Posted 2 days ago

Existing gas fire already disconnected Require removal of both freestanding masport fire& flue along with celing & roof repair from flue removal

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Home Extension - Adding a 4th Bedroom

Posted 1 day ago

Hi there, I'm wanting to convert the existing sunroom into a 4th bedroom if possible or explore other options of adding a room in the existing 3 bedroom house. I would appreciate it if an architect or a builder could come onsite to have a look at the house and let me know if it can be done. Cheers

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Kids play studio

Posted 5 days ago

Build a kids play studio. Rough plan and details in pictures. Happy to take suggestions/corrections required to make it work. Happy to use quality second hand materials. It will sit on existing concrete. This is close to level but not quite so a solution needed. Built solid, weatherproof.

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Dismantle Sleepout

Posted 6 days ago

Hi there, Needing someone to dismantle a sleepout , relocate to another site and reassemble. (Hope that makes sense.) Needing it done ASAP ! Please get in touch and I will call you to discuss requirements further.

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Gib replacement in garage

Posted 4 days ago

Replace rotten gib in garage. We are located in Mt Roskill and ideally need the job done no later than Friday 22 October. Photo's and measurements to follow. Queries and inspections welcome.

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Straightening of back fence and attaching a few panels to another fence

Posted 1 week ago

Putting in a post and attaching existing fence to it to straighten it. Also, to fill gap on other fence. See pics

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Framing up IMMEDIATE START

Posted 1 day ago

we require a crew to start framing up a single level on slab about 160m2 , gable roof , 140x45 frames to be built.

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Replace deck timber’s and paint

Posted 4 days ago

Replace pine deck timber’s that are rotting with new and paint/stain. Bearers etc assumed to be in good condition under the decking. Approximately 35 sqm.

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Block Retaining 8m in length - 2 to 4 blocks high

Posted 8 hours ago

Demolition and removal of old block work which has fallen down from storm damage Build block retaining wall starting at 2 blocks high at on end to 4 Blocks high at the other end . Allow for 100 x 100 wooden post (at approx. 1.7m Centres ) supported by galvanised steel brackets . Wooden posts would be bolted to these steel brackets NB the wooden posts , Galvanised Steel angle brackets and paling fence will be installed by my Fencing contractor.

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Soffit repairs

Posted 11 hours ago

Fix gap between soffit and roof to prevent rain getting into ceiling cavity

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New Build

Posted 3 days ago

Construction is expected to commence in Q1/Q2 next year. Perfect for opportunity for an experience hand on builder who aspires to include a ~300sqm house, designed by a renowned architect, in his or her portfolio

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Build a wardrobe frame and box seat under a window

Posted 2 days ago

Want a wardrobe built into the bedroom, framed up with Gib, skirting, etc. Also, a box seat to go under a bay window.

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Various home repairs

Posted 5 days ago

Looking at small home repairs on the timber exterior with a few weatherboards & shingles that have rot. There may potentially be more that need replacing from what I can see.

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Need a handyman or builder

Posted 1 day ago

Needs a bit TLC. Will probably need 6-8 hardie plank board installation under the canopy. Let me know if u need to see more photos for clear picture.

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Recent building reviews

With over 206,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

PVC gate and fence panel installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Garage post removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceiling crack assessment and repair quote

Work carried out by an employee of the company

10th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove brick veneer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Deck Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

shelter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

level up floor

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

remove fireplace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Creating space for dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handrail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bargeboard replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cat door installation through wall (not glass) needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sundry tidy up work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Divide large Garage to Create Rumpus Room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom door needs replacing - it sticks!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair door frame and wall frame + gib

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace timber cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Van Renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

making room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fix or replace a door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Binh Duc Limited

Joined August 2017

Hi there. We are a team of three experienced Vietnamese tilers and waterproofers who have been working together on some general bathroom renovations, tiling and waterproofing for the last 8 years. No matter how small or big your job is, we’ll always get it done on time and at a very high standard. We're Certified Mapei and Bostik Waterproofing products, it's mean we can provides PS3 Waterproofing...

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NZ Builders and Painters

Joined April 2017

We do every task and project to the highest standard with quality control procedures in place to promote our work.We have highly skilled and competent staff to do Painting, Retaining, Fencing, Concreting,Landscaping from designing up to construction . dressage arena's and major maintenance work,in the residential and commercial sector. We strive for perfection and have a large crew to get in and...

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Anan handy services

Joined June 2015

hi i do all type handy man jobs. General residental and commercial property Service. Any small jobs or big jobs, pick up , drop off, all gardening works, plastering , painting, leak fixing etc

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Space Building & Developments Ltd

Joined June 2021

Hi, I am qualified builder, LBP license and registered Master Builder. More than 10 years experience in construction. Running my own business to do all building works including Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations, Interior Fit-out, Cladding, Deck&Fence&Pergola&Carport etc. not a handyman but a real good builder. Would like to help out all your property needs and add valuation. very good reputation on...

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Bracey Builders Limited

Joined October 2020

Hi, Bracey Builders is a father/son business based in Auckland city. Grant with over 45 years experience, and Dylan with 8 years experience. Both of us have been working in the residential game working on a range of villas and bungalows for many years now and no job is too big or too small for us. With our ample knowledge of the building game we can provide you with a top quality finished product,...

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Paul

Joined February 2017

I am a 1 man team or 2 or 3 sometimes depends on job size. I do fencing, decking and balustrade. Also do alot of maintenance for inside aswell and small renovations for now. Been building for 5 years now and making my way up. Best quality and good service.

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M J building solutions

Joined October 2021

M J building solutions is available for all types of work and always works to high standards and finishing. I take pride in every job completed as being very approachable, friendly and professional. Competitive rates whilst providing a high standard of workmanship.

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Barney Lennon Contracting

Joined December 2017

Hi, My family has been in the trade for decades. I'm a qualified & licensed builder (carpenter) who has worked on a wide range of high end residential construction. I am very competent in every aspect of the building trade.

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VSAL Construction Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I began as a builder in 2010. Over the years I developed my building skills under various building companies and managed to started my own business two years ago. I did lots of small jobs from renovations and any interior constructions to landscaping and any exterior layout. I believe in a proactive approach to all aspects of my business, but in particular to quality, safety and delivery. By...

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Complete Construction Auckland Limited

Joined November 2018

Hi, weve been building in commercial and residential for over 16 years. We are very professional and work hand to meet deadline and budget. We pride ourselves on quality of our workmanship.

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DanDaBuilder

Joined November 2019

Hi, i have been in residential and commercial builds for about 8 years or so. 5years experience in wet and dry concrete works including, footings, beams, columns, precast panels, in short anything concrete. Also have 2 - 3 years timber works and finishing works. I'm a professional in everything I do and always find ways to improve my work ethic and efficiency. always work hard, always take pride,...

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Eiger Build

Joined August 2009

I'm an experienced and reliable Tradesman. My expertise is interior renovations. I have 17 years extensive experience in kitchens and bathrooms. I'm a highly skilled tiler (ceramic and marble), plasterer ( City and Guilds qualification UK), and decorator. I'm responsible, very hard working, clean and tidy, and pride myself on always getting top results at the best possible price.

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Rongoa Landscapes LTD

Joined January 2020

Kia Ora, we have been doing landscaping and maintenance for the past 10 years. We specialise in residential and commercial garden maintenance, garden installation, tropical and native gardens, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, garden edging, excervation (digger and bob cat work) and more -including landscaping, softscaping and hardscaping. We also specialise in traditional garden ornaments carved by us...

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Nuri Construction Ltd

Joined November 2018

Hi there, With over 18 years of experience in the construction business, we are experts in renovation works, extensions and new builds. No job is too big or too small for us. We are passionate about building quality homes at a competitive price and completing jobs on budget is very important to us. We pride in meeting deadlines and giving you the best advice that meets your expectations. W...

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Lani

Joined August 2021

Hi, we've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. While we specialize in major renovation and new builds we also do smaller jons from time to time. 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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Good building & construction limited

Joined September 2021

We are new on Builderscrack but specialised in project management, major renovation, new builds and commercial for many years. New build at Hobsonville, Kumeu, renovation at Epsom, Remuera, Schnapper rock, commercial project at kumeu and Henderson film studio... We are very professional, qualified and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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RedwoodEngineering ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we have been providing engineering solutions for NZ for over 50 years . Key aspect is our ability ask relevant questions and come up with a effective and economical solution

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Eagle Kitchen Joinery Services Limited

Joined August 2018

30 years highly experience in specialized in Kitchens, New homes and old homes i will turn your kitchen space into your dream food courts, bringing your dreams to reality:. # Custom cut kitchens to fit # Install Kitchen kits # Removal of old Kitchens # Bench tops ( Engineer stone, Granite,Marble,# Formica etc) # wardrodes #rangehood installations #extractor fans #project management consu...

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Sione

Joined October 2016

Hi there, My name is Sione Fa owner operator of Saiyan Chippy Limited. I am a qualified builder with my LBP license & over 10 years experience. At Saiyan chippy our small team is reliable, hardworking, offers competitive quotes & we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. If you would like to see some of our work please feel free to check out our Instagram page ...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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