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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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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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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone qualified to renovate and to do improvements on a wool shed. If this sounds like you please make contact as we would like to have this project started asap. No mucking around.

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Norsewood Hawkesbay

Posted 7 months ago

Builder required to take out fireplace replace some facia board and some repairs and maintenance on building must have there LBP cert or be a certified builder.

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Flash

Posted 3 years ago

Roofer left internal gutter wanting so water has rotted the sufeet. Also some weather boards need replacing, window needs repairing. Older Villa. Located in Waipukurau.

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Custom table

Posted 1 year ago

I’m in need of a very custom dining table with neon lighting, charging ports etc and blueprints for further production provided. Ongoing work highly possible.

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Bedroom extension

Posted 3 years ago

Extend 3 of 4 walls out for a bedroom. Some internal and 1 external.

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Gyprocking

Posted 1 year ago

Internal walls need re gyprocking.

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Wall removal

Posted 1 year ago

Need to remove two walls. Need to know if they are structual and if so what are our options and cost.

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The Extension

Posted 3 years ago

We have a 3 bedroom retangular shaped house built early 60s. We want to extend out the front wall to accomodate a ensuit/walk in robe and if the budget allows to extend out the next bedroom. The size would be either 4x3 or 8x3 meters. We would require all permits to be done, all ground work and exterior work finished. We would complete all interior work ourselves including fit out, electrical and any plumbing. The exterior calding can be any option not to fussed there, the floocan be on piles...

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Office renovations

Posted 2 years ago

Hi, we are looking for someone to come and do building renovations to our current reception/office and parts room. Will require walls to be moved and added.

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Farm Shearers Quarters Renovation

Posted 3 years ago

Shearers Quarters Renovation. Hallway into Bedrooms and Kitchen. General Tidy Up.

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Construct kitset Goldpine 6 bay lean-to shed

Posted 1 year ago

We require a qualified builder to construct a Goldpine kitset 6 bay lean-to shed on our bare land in Takapau. Details : 1. 6 bays, 3.6m wide (total width 21.6m) by 2 bays of 4.5m deep (total 9.0m) plus overhang at front 2. Lean-to roof of 3.0m high increasing to 3.9m 3. 0.4mm Zincalume corrugated roofing 4. Zincalume cladding to 2 sides, and 6 rear bay walls 5. Flashings 6. guttering and downpipes at rear ( we’re going to collect rainwater off it ) Looking to get this completed as soon...

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Garage door widening

Posted 3 years ago

Needing our garage door widened for a new door. Plenty of room to work with, seems quite straightforward (or so I have been told).

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Carport

Posted 3 years ago

Hi I need a carport finished off asap

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Patio cover beam replacement

Posted 3 months ago

We are looking for aomeone to come in and remove and replace the 2 large rotton wood beams on or outdoor patio frame

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Please help

Posted 3 years ago

Needing someone local to dona builders report

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Cladding repairs to countdown

Posted 4 months ago

Replace damaged cladding on Countdown

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Norsewood Job

Posted 7 months ago

Rebuild large deck Renovate bathroom and general maintenance only quality tradesmen need apply.

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Cross brace

Posted 1 month ago

Need qualified builder to install cross bracing to 6 anchor piles. New home on piles.

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Villa repairs and maintenance

Posted 1 year ago

Replacement of a veranda post and beam Replacement of a number of exterior weatherboards primarily on the south side of the house.

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Making an office in the garage

Posted 3 months ago

I have a 70m2 garage and want to make part of this into an office/bedroom. This will entail erecting two walls 2504cm X 4900cm. There is a window and so just need to add a door.

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Aspire Build NZ

Joined November 2020

Aspire Build come with a wealth of industry knowledge and practice as well as experience in other trades which combined generates the high level of output we pride ourselves on. While we specialise in new builds and major renovations, we are equipped to complete smaller jobs including but not limited to decking, fencing, bathroom and other single room renovations and/or repairs. NZ LBP qualified....

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KG property maintenance

Joined January 2021

... K.G Property Maintenance We are here to help we can supply A free quote anywhere around Auckland We can do (1)water blasting .house washing .footpath & driveway cleaning .roof washing .most & mould treatments .gutter cleaning/repair (2)landscaping .garden clean ups .tree removal .stump grinding .weeding & lawns .hardscaping (3)building .fence...

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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clarks building

Joined May 2017

I’m a qualified builder In the hawkes bay region. Some of the work i can do but not limited. *Decks *Pegolas *Bathroom repairs/makeover *sheds *Outdoor furniture *planter boxes *Small renovations *Rubbish removal Very reasonable and competitive rates.

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Build Mac Limited

Joined January 2013

Building and construction company that strives to deliver a great job at competitive prices. We are experienced in new housing, alterations, extensions, and maintenance work. We can take care of the whole process of your job and organise your project from start to finish We are a member of the New Zealand Master Builders Association and as such are able to offer a Master Builder 10-year guarante...

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Kiwi House Inspection Hawke's Bay

Joined September 2018

Hi, At Kiwi House Inspections Hawke's Bay we supply comprehensive building reports at competitive prices. We are qualified builders and licensed building practitioners. We aim to supply our reports on the same day and can supply many forms of building inspection services. From residential to commercial to asbestos testing.

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AKN BUILT LTD

Joined May 2020

Hi,we mainly do home renovations at this current time,though we would like the opportunity to get into the new house market.we also do smaller jobs,fences,decks etc. We have a very good bunch of reliable and qualified sub trades to call on. We pride ourselves on high end quality workmanship. We also like to provide a full project management sevice of the job and believe good communication with...

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fortyone ARCHITECTURE

Joined May 2020

We are a Boutique Architectural Studio obsessed with bespoke residential architecture design. Simply put, were focused on intentional design crafted around your families lifestyle. All the while maximizing your properties potential. Great homes don’t just get built. They are thoughtfully designed in a collaborative way that leaves everyone involved, proud of the end result. Palmerston N...

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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J A Wotherspoon LTD

Joined October 2014

I am a qualified and LBP registered builder. I also am licensed in membrane roofing. I can take on any project big or small. My team and I have a very high standard of workmanship and are very efficient in the work we do. I keep my clients well informed throughout the whole process and make the whole experience as stress free as possible

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sean harvey

Joined July 2016

Hi, I have been in the building industry for 20yrs, I have many years experience in the sheet metal fabrication and fibre glass fabrication industries before moving to the uk in 1997 where after training I started my company specialising in interior refurbishment and renovation ie: all types of suspended ceilings and metal/wood stud partition walls, office partitions, kitchen, bathroom installatio...

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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BM Contracting

Joined August 2019

Hi, I have been building in New Zealand for 8 Years and have extensive experience with timber framed houses. I have a national certificate (NZQA) in Carpentry and am a Licensed Building Practitioner. Throughout my previous jobs I have covered a wide variety of works from full residential builds to floor laying, tiling, metal roof cladding, painting and decorating.

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MKS Builder

Joined May 2016

Hi I have extensive knowledge and experience in the NZ residential building industry. My experiences include house and light commercial construction from planning to handover, additional roles include Site, Contracts and Project Management. Now I specialise in small to medium sized projects providing the same professionalism and approach as previous projects. For an honest reliable job, allow me...

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Renovation Hawkes Bay

Joined February 2017

The napier Renovation Co. offer an end too end service for domestic renovations in Napier, Hastings and surrounding areas. We specialise in bathroom and kitchen renovation and can help guide you through the maze of product selection, design, project management and supply of all trades. Please feel free to give us a call and see how we may help.

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CS CONTRACTING

Joined January 2020

Hi, I have been doing building for about 6 months. So far I have done a house extension, renovations,waterproofing, decking etc. so I know the basics and some of the tricky things. I am just looking for weekend perk jobs to gain a reputation and grow my knowledge

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Hawkes Bay Sheds Ltd

Joined February 2017

We are not just about sheds, we also do fences, garden sheds and all home maintenance from smoke alarms to re roofing. Scott has been building steel framed sheds in Napier for over 18 years, his reputation is built on attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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