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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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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Finish

Posted 9 months ago

Hang mirror, photos, clock painting external windowsills etc

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Garage extension

Posted 2 days ago

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

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Steel frame home - lock up stage #2

Posted 3 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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Garage porch

Posted 2 years 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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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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Garden/Wood Shed

Posted 2 years 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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Cracking along edge of house

Posted 10 months 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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Removal of metal chimney

Posted 3 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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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 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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Concrete

Posted 1 year ago

a fresh new concrete pad for future garage

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Prep work

Posted 1 year 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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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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Installing firearms safe

Posted 1 month 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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Bathroom reno

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Sash window repair

Posted 1 year ago

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

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BBNew

Posted 2 years 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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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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Internal cladding

Posted 3 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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Internal cladding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Divdier wall in double garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing firearms safe


29th March 2021

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

Divdier wall in double garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing firearms safe


29th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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IB Build Ltd

Joined October 2013

Hey my name is Ian Burt I have been building for about 10+ years now. For the last 4 years I have been working in a foreman type role for my previous employer and am looking at taking the first steps towards establishing my own construction company IB BUILD LTD My work has always been to a high standard and I expect the same from all sub-contractors who work with me. Working as a foreman for...

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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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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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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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HausBau Construction 2020 Ltd

Joined May 2020

Hi, we are HausBau Construction, fully registered licensed building practitioner, and do everything from Alteration to Renovation to New Builds in the Wanaka area, from Cromwell to Hawea and of course in our hometown Wanaka. We're also able to do jobs on the coast, as in around Haast. All our pricing is transparent, leaving you with peace of mind that all costs are properly accounted for. Talk t...

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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J P Simpson LTD

Joined November 2020

Hi there, we've been building for 6 years doing mainly new builds, pole sheds, renovations and the odd small job from garden sheds to fitting out a shipping containers. We pride ourselves on seeing the job through and taking pride in our workmanship.

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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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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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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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Emerain property maintenance

Joined April 2018

Hi there, We have years of experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are able to do any types of work small or big jobs you ... cluding General electrical, plumbing, plastering , painting, commercial/residential cleaning , decking, fence , landscape any repair or renovation.Also I have years of experience in troubleshoot and fix appliances. Let us know know if we can help you w...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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