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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Steel frame home - lock up stage #2

Posted 7 months ago

I am wanting to talk to a Licensed builder here in Central Otago about constructing a steel frame home to the point of lock up stage. A majority of the kit arrives pre assembled which allows for speedy construction times and ease of use.

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Plaster re-clad (linear board)

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking at buying a house. A plasterer has checked the plaster finish and had advised the upper level plaster should be replaced - preferably with linear board. The plasterer said a builder would make a cavity and could then clad with linear board. We have had a moisture test done & there are no elevated internal readings from the current plaster finish; however given it is in need of maintenance & re-painting, this is an opportune time to re-clad. We would just like an initial price in...

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Tracy Thomson

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking for a builder who has worked with SIP panels before. We have plans and are currently working with a quantity surveryor prior to submitting plans to Council.

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Renovations

Posted 1 month ago

I am wanting to finish my home. I have 2 bathrooms, electrical work, general building work to complete the property. Kitchen redone. Broken window fixed. Outside fence.the kitchen

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Room quietening

Posted 1 year ago

One wall between the toilet and bedroom next door needs to have sound proofing added. A small job, not particularly urgent.

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Concrete

Posted 1 year ago

a fresh new concrete pad for future garage

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Divdier wall in double garage

Posted 1 year ago

We need a wall build (ie some framing and ply) to divide a double garage into 2 parts. Ideally you'll also be able to help us chnage the hinges ona kitchen pantry door too. MUST be done Dec 3rd (or possibly the 4th).

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Steel frame shed

Posted 2 months ago

erect steel frame kitset shed 5x6 m slab down, flat roof.

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Prep work

Posted 2 years ago

Prepare wooden cottage for paint..removal of rotten wood and patch as necessary. Some minor roofing needed on flat roof areas, and around chimney ...renewal of lazer and checking for leaks..flashing in some areas...needed before September when painting is to start.

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Internal cladding

Posted 7 months ago

Need ply sheets fitted to walls and ceiling in a totalspan sleepout . Anticipate a couple of days work minimum.

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Garage extension

Posted 4 months ago

Looking to extend a double garage to build on a single garage plus workshop extension (about 40m2 extension).

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Renovations Internal Wall and Ceiling

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking for a builder that can renovate/replace all the internal walls/lining with a new Gib plaster board of appropriate rating, this also includes renovating/replacing old ceiling boards with new Gib plaster board of appropriate rating. Gib stopping, plastering and Painting is included. 2 medium sized rooms, 1 small kids room, 1 open kitchen+lounge, 1 small toilet and 1 small wash room. Also required is to improve the internal existing insulation within the walls and ceiling. The Job...

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Sash window repair

Posted 2 years ago

We have 2 sash windows that need repair. Looking for someone to fix them.

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Finish

Posted 1 year ago

Hang mirror, photos, clock painting external windowsills etc

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Bathroom reno

Posted 1 year ago

Replace bath with shower Remove tub and replace with frontloading washer & dryer New vanity

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Steel frame home - lock up stage

Posted 1 year ago

I am wanting to talk to a Licensed builder here in Central Otago about constructing a steel frame home to the point of lock up stage. A majority of the kit arrives pre assembled which allows for speedy construction times and ease of use.

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Installing firearms safe

Posted 5 months ago

Install a new firearms safe (phots of safe attached) into concrete floor of garage in new build in Prospectors Park. Dynabolts supplied with safe. Would like done before Easter weekend

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Cracking along edge of house

Posted 1 year ago

We have some cracking running along the edge of the front of I ur house where the House meets the driveway that needs assessed.

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Store renovations.

Posted 1 year ago

Two small interior walls removed and replaced with a beam. Full architect drawings provided. Consents in place.

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Removal of metal chimney

Posted 7 months ago

An obsolete metal chimney needs to be removed and repairs made to corrugated iron roof to make it watertight. There is easy access to the chimney - no scaffolding required.

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Installing firearms safe


29th March 2021

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 5
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Divdier wall in double garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2021

Workmanship
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Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Installing firearms safe


29th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Divdier wall in double garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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Lewis Wallace

Joined November 2016

Hi I am a qualified builder based in Tarras. I pride myself on quality and enjoy my job. I do a wide range of work from renovations and new builds to farm pole sheds and small maintenance jobs. If you’d like to meet and discuss your job please get in touch. Kind regards Lewis Wallace.

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Lightning Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Lightning Construction are a Christchurch owned and operated company in business for over 10 years. We are always happy to do work from small one-off jobs to full design and build of new houses. Sheds are one of our specialties along with Velux Skylights. We are always happy to pop out and see you to provide an obligation free quote. Available for urgent works within 4 hours. Maintenance jobs ar...

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DCR Building Services Ltd

Joined July 2011

Im a Licensed builder in Queenstown , i have been building for 16 years specializing in new homes and anything below, i.e fences, alterations, decks, re-clads etc. I strive for perfection and getting the job done right the first time while being done quickly. I treat every job i do as if its for myself in my own home so i would want it done to perfection.

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Tekapo Building Ltd and Home Renovation Specialists

Joined May 2020

Our team provides high quality, yet affordable renovations that can be customised to suit your needs. We can help you modify and create a seamless space whatever it may be; Bathroom, Kitchen. Get in touch with us today! We also have a team of experienced Builders for any New Builds you may want priced.

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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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Fix It Fox Handyman Services

Joined December 2020

No Job Too Small. Hands on Engineer. I have built a broad spectrum of residential and engineering items. I have a full suite of skills - fabrication, building, roofing, plumbing, drainage, electrical etc ie classical handyman who does well in all trades. Good tool base. Multiple trailers. Can cart 9m lengths. Engineers built the world.

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IB Build Ltd

Joined October 2013

Hey my name is Ian Burt I have been in the building industry for more than 15+ years now and have successfully ran my company IB BUILD LTD since Jan 2016 My work has always been to a high standard and I expect the same from all sub-contractors who work along side me. I have a National Certificate in Carpentry and am a fully Licenced Building Practitioner (LBP). I am looking for any small...

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Ants Demolition & Construction

Joined August 2009

Hi, I have over 20 years experience in renovating, building new houses, sheds, light commercial, and hardscaping Qualified carpernter, LBP, I have an experience in complex renovations on old homesteads, and I enjoy problem solving , fine finishing work, making custom items and helping my clients vision becoming reality. As a one man band I prefer to do jobs I can manage by myself, and am also...

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds, renovations and retaining walls. We also do painting and decorating. Based in Invercargill we work across the entire Southland region and Queenstown.

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Buildigg

Joined October 2019

Here at Buildigg we do a wide range of jobs from landscape, fencing, retaining walls, earth moving and much much more for any work needed done around the house or around the building site. We pride ourselves on getting the job done to a high standard and on time

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John rawlinson

Joined February 2016

I am a trade qualified builder with extensive experience in all aspects of residential building, from small maintenance tasks right up to complete new builds and everything in between. I offer very competitive rates as I work for myself and my overheads are minimum. Fast, friendly and honest service is what I aim to achieve along with top quality workmanship.

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Rotadig excavation Dunedin

Joined October 2019

Dunedin based locally owned business with 10+ years experience. We take great pride in our work and love what we do. Operating the lastest in excavation technology. Our 360° rotating buckets work more efficiently than a conventional digger that saves time and money. Call us or check us out on Facebook or instagram for all your excavation/cartage needs

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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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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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Kahu Contractors

Joined March 2018

A small team dedicated to providing an excellent service throughout the building and construction industry. Having spent a lot of time in all sectors of the industry we are known to specialize in everything from formwork amd foundations to crane work and precast installation, We have the expertise, tools and where needed tickets (qualifications) to complete all builds to an excellent standard, saf...

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BIG Time Contractors LTD

Joined November 2019

We're a locally owned and operated Building and Construction Company serving up quality results in and around Central Otago! LBP and NZCB member, 10+ years in the industry. Don't hesitate to call Brook for a friendly no obligation chat about your next project. "BIG Time Contractors - Tradesman you can rely on"

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Stroud Homes Queenstown Lakes

Joined August 2019

Hi we’ve been building new homes, alterations, repairs, decks, extensions, sheds and any other building jobs for central Otago families for a number of years. No job is to big or small. We are part of the master builders association and a licenced building practitioner.

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B Central Building Ltd

Joined March 2019

We specialise in completing those smaller renovations and jobs, high quality finish. As a qualified joiner and builder I can offer a variety of options to suit your needs.

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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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Matts Handyman & Glass Services

Joined January 2021

Hi, I’m a one man band that can do building work, joinery, plumbing, glazing etc. Just ask! I’m also a fully qualified glazier. I’m a hard working perfectionist who is very professional and driven to do a great job.

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