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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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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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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Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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Jeff and Nikki Cannell

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there we are looking to extend our 3 bedroom 100"ft ex state house in Alexandra we are looking to build two bedrooms and a ensuite on one of those rooms

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Blocking noise between rooms

Posted 1 year ago

We have a 2 m x 4 m wall between rooms that needs to be soundproofed. We want this completely soundproof. No noise to be heard at all so builder needs to be experienced at understand the dynamics of soundproofing. We want this job done somewhere between mid may and end of August.

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GOLDEN ROAD FARM BRIDGE KITSET

Posted 11 months ago

we require a builder with an assistant for the construction of a tanalised timber bridge kitset. This is an 8 metre bridge across a dry irrigation channel and comes with side rails and all the fixings. Foundations will already be in place and the supplier estimates 2 - 3 days maximum time for assembly. Would suit a trades person wanting a small fill-in job. A tractor with font end loader or small digger will be required to lift in the main poles. Work has to be completed before the 3rd week in A...

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Garage porch

Posted 2 weeks ago

I’d like a small ... sided porch built to shelter the side door into a garage. Covered in cloudy clear lite pvc. Happy to assist if wkend work.

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BBNew

Posted 4 months ago

Good Day, We think we could use some of your help, our home is currently under Renovation, your reply will be appreciated. Regards.

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Out door childrens play house

Posted 11 months ago

Hi My name is Bronwen Murray, my son lives in Cromwell. in his garage is the componants of an outside play house, he has three little girls and know time for the construction, I am trying to find someone who could put up this play house, it is wooden witth a roof etc, it would need to sit on some large concrete tiles I think, if there is anyone who could do this job I would be very grateful, I will pay for this job to be done. Bronwen Murray The Wolds Station. ... . ...

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Small house

Posted 9 months ago

I am looking for someone who could estimate a cost and build a small cottage. This to be built on a small section in Roxburgh, Central Otago.

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Home build - Weather Tight Stage

Posted 2 years ago

We are looking to build a budget level home on a semi rural property near Alexandra. We are looking to employ a builder directly to project manage the build, and skip the big mark ups that the local building companies are including. My partner is an apprentice elecrician and more than happy to complete the electrical side of works, with his boss doing the sign off. We are intending to do insulation, gibbing and plaster/paint ourselves if possible.

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Barge Boards

Posted 2 years ago

We need a small house lot of Barge Boards replaced in our house in Clyde Central Otago

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Log cabin completion

Posted 2 years ago

I have a pole barn house that I need to complete the lining of the garage area and build a large deck and verandah on. Second job is the the completion of the roof of and conventional interior finishing of a log cabin. Log work fully completed

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Apex to be built up on roof

Posted 5 months ago

Desperately in need of a builder to assist us with building up the apex for our roof, installing the perlins and getting the roof ready for the roofer to come.

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Window installation

Posted 1 year ago

Looking for a builder who is available between 27 March - 5 April to install a small (153 sqm house) house lot of windows. Two large sets of stackers, two sets of sliders, the rest are standard sizes.

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NewClyde

Posted 1 year ago

Looking at building new home to replace old villa in clyde up to 300sqm on level site, at concept stage want to start building approx Jan 18 budget 600 to 650k.

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Rennovations

Posted 2 years ago

I am in need of a builder to do a house extension in etttrick central otago I have consents and finance just need someone to start asap

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Garden/Wood Shed

Posted 2 months ago

Build from scratch a custom shaped shed as per the attached plans. Made from wood with cladding and steel mono roof. I have added two plans of the shed . The back walls are 4 and 4.4m but all measurements can be changed to maximise the space . If interested someone would need to come and have a look at the space and feel free to make suggestions to the plan I uploaded . I have also added two photos of an example of how the shed should look (not the shape). I will not require the shed to be...

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Minor house alterations

Posted 1 year ago

1) a window single glazed window replaced by a double glazed one 2) a ranch slider replaced 3) a small room gibstopped

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Quality new build in Alexandra

Posted 1 year ago

We are wanting a 200m2 +/- quality new home built in central Alexandra. We have the section and concept plans, and will arrange section work and full plans to conscent level (with the builders input). We are wanting to have the build completed in late 2018/ mid 2019. This is not a square box build, and quality and finish is important to us, we are not currently based in Alex. so the builder will need to arrange/manage most aspects of build (probably a plus for them!)

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Multiple jobs to be done

Posted 4 months ago

We have bought an 11 year old home that needs a make over. I am looking for someone who can cover the following jobs to be done: All internal doors replaced with new ones External Hebel plaster repair and repaint whole external of house Repaint the whole interior of house Interior wall and fireplace removed Interior wall built for movie room New interior small cupboard wall and extend shower on the other side

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Bedroom and ensuite 3

Posted 1 year ago

Master bedroom and ensuite aproxx 20sq meter

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Juli Trainor

Posted 6 months ago

Small jobs, replace a sheet of plywood on deck, replace sheet of wallboard in bathroom, replace skirting in bathroom, refit heated towel rail to wall

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JPK BUILDERS DUNEDIN LTD

Joined September 2017

Hi.We build new house and renovate old ones.We also do smaller jobs.We work to a high standard and can offer a 10 year halo guarantee as im a certified builder.NZCB

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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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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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Jina Andrews Construction

Joined March 2010

Specialising as a commercial base build contractor and architectural home builder, providing construction labour solutions, additional project strategy and site management to the principal contractor on medium to large projects. Delivering high-end architectural homes direct to the client with a focus on using the latest in building technology for build efficiency, energy efficiency and aesthetics...

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Your Tradies LTD

Joined November 2016

ARE YOU CONSIDERING RENOVATING? Perhaps a new bathroom or kitchen? Maybe add another bedroom for your growing family?Or repair that leaking roof! With our increasingly busy lives it can be daunting finding enough time to organise these projects. "What tradespeople do I need to contact?" Who is the best?" How do I manage and co-ordinate all these people?" "How do I know that they will do the...

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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Catlins coast building ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland and Otago. Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you 😊

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Dion Bates Building Ltd

Joined April 2015

Qualified, licenced, registered master builder based in Invercargill servicing Southland, Southern Lakes and Central Otago areas. We specialise in new homes and renovations. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, service and completing jobs on time and on budget.

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Shane's Drainage

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Classic Timber Fences & ANDERSON PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Joined March 2016

Our small team at classic timber fences provides all the services connected with timber fence construction of any type or style. Comprising old fence demolition removal and disposal. New fence supply and construction and both pedestrian and driveway gate construction. As well as prep and painting / staining of these items if required. Also temporary fencing is available for security during the bui...

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Bakers-Builds

Joined July 2018

Bakers-Builds is a new building company based between Queenstown and Auckland. Looking to build long term relationships and build solid reputation on meeting deadlines and finishing your project at a very reasonable price.

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Blueview Developments Ltd

Joined April 2011

Blueview Development and Construction Custom new architectural homes, designed specifically for you or we can build your plans. Award winning Registered Master Builder. We have new home construction availability in the Wanaka area shortly

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds. Also do renovations across Southland and Otago. Currently based in Queenstown. We also do painting and decorating. Blackwood Building is also proud to be a member of the Master Builders Association.

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Ovoss Builders

Joined May 2008

Hi, Ovoss Builders is a well established small business in Dunedin. We have more than 20 years of building experience and have a vast range of knowledge in the residential and commercial industry. We have an excellent and reliable support system, electricians, plumbers etc. and pride ourselves on innovative solutions and tidy workmanship. We are up to date with the latest techniques, materials and...

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Rocky Ridge Landscape & Construction

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are Landscapers based in Alexandra, happy to travel to other locations like Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell and more. We are the South islands only installers of high quality Synthetic grass, Eco Lawn. We also supply and install a variety of quality fences from colour steel to wooden post and rail, retaining walls, pergolas, landscape design, plants and more. Richard is also a qualified builde...

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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Dun Eden Green Ltd

Joined March 2016

We have four divisions in our company - landscaping, building, arboreal and grounds maintenance services. We have a full complement of qualified tradesman and we excel at both hard and soft landscaping, arboriculture, garden maintenance/site clearance and construction work. We have licensed builders, qualified arborists and experienced landscapers. We are free to ask for help with costing of an...

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Small time joinery

Joined August 2017

Hi, I've been making furniture full time for a couple of years and part time since age of 12, have have a strong ethic towards site and self safety and getting any job done to the highest degree of accuracy necessary, I pride myself on my eye for detail, and understanding of application of knowledge; can follow and give directions clearly.

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Mitchell and Milmine Construction

Joined September 2017

Mitchell + Milmine Construction is a small family owned residential building company focused on building quality. We are team players and are committed to working within our community with other locals alike. We are passionate about modern architecture, and believe each home tells a different story, this makes us the perfect partners on your next building adventure. We offer a transparent...

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Toshach Constitution

Joined July 2017

Hi thanks for looking us up. We specialise in building. House leveling and foundation repairs. Concrete from slabs to driveways. Farm buildings. Eqc work. LBP Certified Builder

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