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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Miners on Sea Ltd

Posted 6 years ago

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

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Steel Frame Kitset Home Build To Lock Up Stage

Posted 10 months 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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Repair roof/cladding/downpipes etc according to the building report

Posted 7 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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New lounge

Posted 3 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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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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Uneven floor

Posted 7 months ago

flooring beams need to be corrected and or replaced

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House extension

Posted 4 months ago

Building extension, approx 57sqm, and deck.

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Kahurangi Ridge

Posted 1 year 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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Concrete floor

Posted 9 months 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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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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Needing a builders report on old house.

Posted 7 months ago

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

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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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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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Holiday Bach

Posted 5 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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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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22mx9m farm shed

Posted 3 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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Kitchen Extension

Posted 2 years ago

Carrying out a 20 sq m (approx) kitchen extension

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Replace bathroom ceiling Plus 2 more jobs.

Posted 9 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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Steel Frame Kitset Build to Preline

Posted 3 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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TFB Contracting

Joined February 2021

Can repile, relevel houses, retrofit and renovate, plumbing and even reroute pre existing pipes, electrical issues, not a problem. Very professional, no communication issues, I pride myself and am very attentive, small jobs, big jobs am happy to help

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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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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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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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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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Insulation Concepts NZ Ltd

Joined August 2015

We specialise in supplying and fitting Insulation to your Existing Home (Retrofit), New Builds & Commercial Buildings. Contact us now for a free competitive quote. Or check us out at ... OR ...

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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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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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Maximum Planning

Joined April 2020

Maximum Planning is a professional Environmental Planning Consultancy. We provide cost affordable Resource Management Act, District Plan and Town Planning services to all of NZ. We provide high quality resource consents and planning advice to help save you time and money.

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400 centre building and carpentry company

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes for the past 35 years. I specialise in renovations,but Ialso enjoy all aspects of carpentryand building. I pride myself on meeting deadlines and budgets and stand by the motto, when undertaking work, "would I accept that in my home"

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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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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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Quality carpentry & fencing

Joined July 2019

Hi. Highly experienced in all aspects of building and carpentry, especially hillside and architect style houses. I pride myself on attention to detail. If it isint up to the standard to be done at my house then it won't be at yours.

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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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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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Eur roofing ltd

Joined February 2021

The human mind is the limitation, roofing can be folded like origami more questions feel free to ask or check out cassbayhouse on Instagram or grand designs.

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JLF CONSTRUCTION

Joined October 2020

Hi, I've been building for over 10 years and decided it's time to be my own boss. I've worked on and completed high end architectural new builds to small maintenance jobs and everything in between. I take huge pride in my work from start to finish I'd with that providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and on budget

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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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