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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Posted 10 months ago

Laundry redo and bathroom, french doors lounge and covered deck built. Exterior of house to be painted

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Refurbish delapitated garage

Posted 1 year ago

Have an old garage that needs refurbishing to use as a workshop/garden shed. The following needs to be done: remove metal cladding, inspect frame, replace sill board(s), install new cladding to match house (weatherboard), install fascia, install new window and door, install guttering, may need some concrete repaired. Size of garage: 5m x 4.7m, ~2.5m high Am happy to help out as second pair of hands

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Quote on draft plan for garage conversion

Posted 1 year ago

63 sq m gibbed/insulated garage to be converted to 2 bedroom accommodation with kitchenette and bathroom. I require an "estimate quote" before going ahead with full plans and building consent.

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Conservatory

Posted 1 year ago

We have a very small deck at the front of our house which we would like replaced with an aluminium & glass conservatory. It' s possible that council consent may not be required now since the recent relaxing of these types of DIY. A concrete pad will be required so if anyone who replies to this post can recommend a tradesman for this, that would be really great. A detailed quote will be required.

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Build kit set carport

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a 6m x 4m kit set carport on site but need someone to build it for me. I have neither the time, tools or expertise to do it. I can be the labourer. Timeframe is flexible but I would like it down as soon as possible.

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Building a couple of carports and a small extension

Posted 2 months ago

I want some help to put up a couple of basic carports, and put a small bit of storage at the back of another carport. Maybe a small deck area (10-15sqm) too depending how things are going. I'm planning on being the unskilled assistant (although I've put up sheds, carports and sleepouts before) - but much easier with two people than one. Timeframe: Ideally sooner rather than later.

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Kitset Garage/workshop build

Posted 1 year ago

Lay Concrete pad and build Quin kitset 9mx9m Timber framed garage/workshop.

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Looking for bricks

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for up to 500 red standard used bricks. Happy to pick up within region if you’re working on a site.

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Garage interior

Posted 1 year ago

I’m after a quote to paint outside of house otherwise if too expensive to only partially paint areas where required and lounge and kitchen areas. Also paint inside of garage.

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Pole shed

Posted 5 days ago

Construct mirror image of existing shed to close in and make lockable. Plans finalised and consents in place.

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Minor renovation

Posted 10 months ago

Hi - I'm looking to complete a renovation on my garage to convert it into a sleep out or self contained set up.

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Nicol renovations

Posted 2 months ago

We need a garage/laundry/workshop/sleepout designed and built. We want to replace French doors with bifolds and a pantry extension

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Is this a structural wall?

Posted 8 months ago

We are doing some home renovations on a house we just bought. We want to knock out two walls. No as built seem to be available from CDC. Wall is stripped to the stud work - we would like to pay a builder to pop in and advice us on weather we can remove it or not. Cheers

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Replace Shower Lining

Posted 2 months ago

Quote required I have had a shower ( new installed ) its a 3 wall liner. Need someone to price to remove and reinstall due to air bubble behind liner Price to replace liner and reinstall Price to remove frame glass door and reinstall

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Versatile Carport Build

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a builder to erect a 6m x 6m kit-set Versatile Carport on an existing concrete pad. Have not ordered the kit-set yet so job would be in approx 6 weeks time.

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Granny flat

Posted 4 months ago

Bathroom kitchen to add also French doors finish ceiling walls

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Framing up pole shed bay for a garage door

Posted 1 year ago

We need some framing done so that we can add a garage door to the 3rd bay of our pole shed

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Building a deck

Posted 11 months ago

Building a deck over a concrete patio

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Garage interior #2

Posted 1 year ago

I’m after a quote to paint outside of house otherwise if too expensive to only partially paint areas where required and lounge and kitchen areas. Also paint inside of garage.

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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Mike Preston Construction Limited

Joined March 2020

I am a licensed builder and have been in the building industry for 10 years specializing in renovations with a new build from time to time. Also have experience in all types on landscape construction and concrete form work, ranging from small to large projects. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines and expectations. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing job...

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Topkat roofing wairarapa

Joined May 2020

Hello, have been in the construction/roofing industry for a long time. Really strive to complete jobs to high standards and work along side the client to come up with the best solutions to get a outstanding job. We pride ourself in providing competitive quotes and completing jobs to a sustainable high standard

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Zorite 2009 Ltd

Joined May 2020

No job too small or too big. We offer both interior and exterior new, repair and renovation work with a variety of services available. Interior services specialised in Ceiling, Passive fire application, Plaster Board (Fixing, Stopping), Painting, General handyman work including Floating floor installation. Exterior services specialised in Retaining Wall, Garden Maintenance, Concrete P...

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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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Wellington Roofing

Joined February 2018

Hi there For the past 5 years we have been building and renovating houses in the Wellington region. We have a core group of excellent roofer, plumbers, electricians, tilers, vinyl & carpet layer and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size. We also specialise in roofing work. Wellington Roofing has been in the roofing industry for more than 30 years. We...

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Eric Bosch

Joined November 2019

Hi, we undertake all building work big and small. From new builds, to renovations/additions, decks, patios, fences, sheds, garages, concrete work, etc. Professional, Licensed, Qualified. We will make your job happen. Quality is a habit.

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OCS Contracting

Joined January 2021

Hi, We have been building and landscaping in Wellington for 7 years and have an extensive work history and portfolio of successful jobs and happy clients. We are professionals and our work it to the highest standard. We do anything from site clearance to full backyard renos.

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Digs & Scrapes

Joined July 2019

Hi, I am a Sole Operator that has been involved in the Civil Construction Industry for the pat 30 years. My background is in Road and Driveway Construction, but have knowledge and experience in other areas. I have a 1.7 tonne Digger and small Tipper Truck available to do your dig-outs, clean-ups, section clearing, trenching etc. I pride myself on providing competitive pricing and completing my j...

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Newframe Construction

Joined August 2021

*Qualified builder & licensed Building Practionior *Specialise in new Builds and roofing *All Building works from the Big jobs to the small jobs ARE take care of. WHERE PRIDE MEETS PROFECTION!! LOOK NO FURTHER THEN NEWFRAMECONSTRUCTION

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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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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Masterton Maintenance Man

Joined February 2017

Hi, I've been renovating homes for 20 years now, and now specialise as a handyman tackling most jobs. I can tile, paint, wallpaper, re-clad houses, fix locks, spruce up gardens, replace, repair and re-stain decks and patios. I can also repair or replace gutters, and clean up the outside of properties. No job too small, but a minimum of two hours (make a list of the jobs) when I arrive. RENTAL PR...

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Phil Davey Projects

Joined July 2015

20 Years building industry experience on residential and commercial projects. Affiliate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity surveyors. M6084 New homes and Alterations Landscaping, Fences, decks, pools, earthworks and Design and Consultation services Planning and Resource Consents (... c Certification) Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors

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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

Whether you have a potential renovation/addition to your existing home, require a second dwelling, new garage, a garden overhaul or simply want to improve a couple of rooms, deck or a patio area, we can assist in making your aspirations quickly become a reality. For over 15 years we have loved designing beautiful and functional architecture to make the best use of our clients resources and budg...

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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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