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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

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

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

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.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

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.

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

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

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Concrete floor

Posted 1 year ago

We need a quote to get a complete floor done with Ribraft system on a flat section with stable ground. There will be underfloor heating installed by someone else. start as soon as permit is ready from council. The floor area is 125 sqm , ( 14.8 m x 8.5 m )

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Needing a builders report on old house.

Posted 11 months ago

Needing a builders report on a old house. Also quote for some of the revation work.

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Uneven floor

Posted 11 months ago

flooring beams need to be corrected and or replaced

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Replace Hinges on Windows

Posted 9 years ago

Hi I need someone to replace all the Hinges on my Windows prior to painting the house. House is in Kelburn Pde, Wellington. There are about 30 Windows. Need someone that is good with windows and joinery. Regards Pete

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Replace bathroom ceiling Plus 2 more jobs.

Posted 10 years ago

There is an occasional leak above the bathroom ceiling. This has caused the ceiling to rot andit needs replacing. Allso ned to find the leak in the long run iron above the bathroom. I am allso keen on getting a roof put over my deck. The Deck is about 10sq mtrs. And the Back wall of the house wasn't painted when the previous owners last painted, so id like that preped and painted too. Thankyou for you interest Anitra

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Replace some rotten weather boards

Posted 3 years ago

I am needing a builder to measure up some weather boards for replacing on my house also to block off an area where birds are getting in roof.

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New lounge

Posted 4 years ago

We would like to add a second lounge on to the open living plan so that we can have a second lounge for the piano and for reading and calm from the three young daughters lol. Our house is ten years old board and batten A1home we would like our extension to be five meters by seven meters on a concrete pad

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Steel Frame Kitset Home Build To Lock Up Stage

Posted 1 year ago

We require the assembly of a 350m2 steel frame kitset home up until lock up stage. Labour only, all materials included in supplied kitset. Fibre Cement and Weathergroove cladding Coloursteel Roof Single story 2400mm ceiling height

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Villa reno

Posted 2 weeks ago

Several wooden windows/doors to be installed

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Tiny house

Posted 3 years ago

I need an 84 sq mtr concrete slab upon which a versatile pre-fab sleepout is to erected. It is in Reefton. The section is flat with services on street.

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D Taylor

Posted 1 year ago

Erecting wooden kitset building of approx 39sq m to be a Bach. All plans & instructions included. Need platform dug out for wooden piles, flat site. Quote essential.

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Holiday Bach

Posted 6 years ago

I have a section in Westport and want to put a one bedroom, one bathroom holiday type bach on it.

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Steel Frame Kitset Build to Preline

Posted 7 months ago

We require a 334m2 steel frame kitset to be built to preline stage. Labour only, all materials included in kitset apart from foundation materials. Raft Foundation Installation of framing, roofing, windows and doors in and cladding installed. Single story, hardieflex and weathergroove cladding, 2400mm ceiling height, coloursteel roof. Applying for consent in next week or two. Ideally would like build started in June-July. site is a couple of minutes out of Westport.

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Repair roof/cladding/downpipes etc according to the building report

Posted 11 months ago

repair roof/cladding/downpipes etc according to the building report for multi units please provide a no obligation estimate.

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Miners on Sea Ltd

Posted 7 years ago

new cafe incl kitchen, bathrooms and decks. 170sm plus decks. Also storage shed to be built afterwards.

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22mx9m farm shed

Posted 7 months ago

Needing a 22mx9m farm shed built on my dairy farm in reefton. Permit is currently with council, needing completed by end of July

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Kahurangi Ridge

Posted 2 years ago

Construct Burnsetts Kit Home from Coast to Coast Homes ... Full project management oversight required, including electricians and plumbers. The section is at the top of Kahurangi Ridge - "Karearea" section on a flat/cleared base, assumption is the building will be placed on piles although your recommendations would be considered. The property is off-grid, so rain water collection to a tank/s and for power a mix of solar power and LPG is being considered.

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House extension

Posted 8 months ago

Building extension, approx 57sqm, and deck.

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Insurance quote for storm damage

Posted 7 years ago

Damaged fence, leak in roof, scribe torn off house, damaged windows, soffit, french doors, guttering, broken hardi clad. Ph ...

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Kitchen Extension

Posted 2 years ago

Carrying out a 20 sq m (approx) kitchen extension

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Adios Asbestos Removal Services NZ

Joined August 2021

Adios Asbestos is a New Zealand based company. We pride ourselves on the safe removal and disposal of all asbestos materials. Services include all types of asbestos (non-friable) from roofing (super 6,8 and 12), wall cladding, soffits, fences, sheds, garages and carports, asbestos pipes and cleanups. Or visit our website: www. ...

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Habitat design & build limited

Joined November 2021

With over twenty years experience in the building industry I can help with your next building project from big jobs to small with a focus on quality workmanship ,efficiency and affordability .

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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NZ CCS ltd

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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marshall contracts ltd

Joined June 2021

Scottish Qualified solid traditional plasterer/Tiler ,30 years established from cornice making to floor tiling / internal artisan finishes to external renders , we cover everything at a professional standard ,taking in the needs of the home owner and the needs of the Builder , we have a portfolio & testimonials from clients over the years to be viewed , various projects can be seen www. ......

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Woodland Carpentry Co

Joined November 2018

Woodland Carpentry Co. are Qualified and licensed building Practitioners. We specialise in large renovation and new builds, but we also love and enjoy the small projects and would love the opportunity to talk to you about your building project and offer you a free no obligation quote. We have good relationships with our suppliers providing us good buying power on most building materials. We pride...

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Builders

Joined August 2021

We are new building company based in the Nelson Tasman region. We work with our client to bring you high quality results in-new builds ,renovations and extensions .get in touch with our team and we pride ourselves on providing competition quote and then completing jobs on budget.

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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Culmer Construction

Joined January 2018

Hi, Culmer construction is a small building company that specialize in new houses,renovations,decks and pergolas but also get stuck in to all the little jobs. I pride my self in being very hard working to get the client exactly what they want on time and on budget.

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Nickbuild

Joined November 2014

Hi Nick here. I am a qualified/ licensed builder. My business specialises in carrying out small jobs around Christchurch. I have a wide skill base due to the variety of work I have undertaken over the last 15 years. I have worked on premier character homes and built high end architectural homes on the hills (and everything in between). I consider myself personable to deal with and can offer prompt...

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Building Reformerz

Joined May 2014

Hi, Building Reformerz started in Christchurch back in Dec' 06. After a few years we relocated to Hokitika and now service the greater West Coast doing housing repairs, renovations, bathrooms and more. A friendly reliable business with many happy clients. So if you need building work done give us a call or email.

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DRM Building Ltd

Joined August 2017

Hi, we're a small building company based in wellington. We've been around just over a year and have hit the ground running, Completing jobs on time and to budget. Lots of our work has been house restoration and maintenance, but has also ranged from bespoke garden beds to complete renovations. If you're after a friendly and motivated team please feel free to contact us.

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Kit set Assembly Services

Joined January 2018

Hi at Kitset Assembly Services, we are the manufacturer approved installers of your new nz made garden shed. Fully trained in all areas of Kitset Assembly from indoor/outdoor furniture to BBQs and everything in between. Not to mention that all job related rubbish is removed free of charge. You can be assured of a quality job and with set pricing rather than per hour rates there are no hidden surp...

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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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