the Black Fence company provides general building and maintenance services. Including; fences, gates, decks, pergola's and much more. I provide great communication and attention to detail. I also provide other home improvement tasks and maintenance.
Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been building & renovating for over 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 8 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good result...
I'm a NZ qualified builder with 12 years experience under my belt, covering all components of residential building, renovation and commercial construction. — I specialise in all areas of carpentry (decks, fencing, timber weatherboards etc). — Quality workmanship is the top priority no matter...
Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes
Hi there. I've been in the building, trade for about 7 years, and now I've been working for myself for one year. I'm an easy going, relaxed professional. I can give you estimates, and work with you to provide you with what you're looking for. I work hard to meet deadlines, but am also flexible,...
We do it all from building your new home to putting up your front letterbox Competitive pricing better than your standard home building company. Accredited to insurance companies and EQC specializing in remedial repair/rebuild work we can provide you will quotes and pricing for your insurance...
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Hi I am a quilified carpenter with over 10 years experience in the building trade. I have had extensive experience in all types of residential work. While I have specialised in new homes, renovations and restorations. I also enjoy doing small jobs. I take great pride in all jobs I do big or small...
I do property maintenance from your Fence, door, or even organising a renovation . I can also do small work even like cleaning your gutter. So, if you have any property that needs maintenance or renovate give me a call.
Hi, I’ve been in the construction trade for the past 10 years. I’m just starting off and trying to form a good word of mouth foundation for my company. I’m punctual and have great communication skills. I strive to provide an impeccable service from start to finish.. Decks, fences, renovations, ne...
I have been a builder/carpenter for over 16 years, and have experience in building in NZ and UK. I am also a Licensed Building Practitioner. Can complete a variety of work from new builds, renovations, alterations and maintenance. Have pride in my work and a keen eye for the smaller details.
Hi, I am a qualified and also licensed builder (LBP) and have been working in the industry for nearly a decade. I have spent majority of my time working on architectural new builds and renovating/restoring character buildings. To get your project completed efficiently and cost effectively I col...
Blackboard Building provides residential building and carpentry services to Christchurch. Whether it is a new build, planned renovation, bathroom do-over or simple home maintenance job. We have over 14 years experience, are covered by liability insurance and, of course, we are qualified ... bei...
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Require a quote and comment regarding balcony which has pooped due to earthquake movement where the three joists are and the butanol overlap. I have pictures of before the event versus after, water now pools where it used to run off and have had a builder cut open the gib in the tandem garage that sits directly under the balcony to ensure that the deck was built to code, builder confirmed joists, bearers are correct width apart so not causing the sagging, gib thickness correct etc. Balcony is no...Read more
1. Gun safe installation Gun safe needs to be secured to concrete floor and wall of garage. 2, Bathroom cabinet needs to be mounted and secured to a tiled wall in bathroom. No particualr urgency the bathroom caint still has to be purchased but gun safe is ready to be installed.Read more
I'd like to get a quote for building an insulated shelter around our outdoor cylinder. It needs an insulated door (with lock) and cladding that matches our weatherboard exterior. The space either side is narrow with the power meter on one side and the under floor access on the other. The cylinder is rated for outdoor use, but we are keen to protect it from the weather, people tinkering with it and make it part of the house. We are happy to do the painting and have left over paint. Let me kno...Read more
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Looking for a Christchurch builder can be quite a mission nowadays. Many builders are already booked for months in advance to fix earthquake damaged buildings. Then again there is the large influx of new builders to the region, including builders from overseas who you have never heard of before. But to top it all off, your mate from down the road says that he knows ‘the friend of a friend who could fix your place for half the price some other bloke quoted.’ How do you choose the best builder for your job?
Hiring a Christchurch Licensed Building Practitioner
Choosing the right builder to fix your Canterbury home depends on the type of work you need done. If the work is structural, designing a fire system or is related to the weather tightness of your property (all of which are classed as restricted building work), you will need a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). If it is cosmetic such as building a fence, putting in a new kitchen or building a deck, a non-licenced builder is fine, as is an LBP.
The Government has made it compulsory to use an LBP for all restricted building work (RBW) throughout the country to safeguard and protect homeowners. For a builder to be accepted onto the LBP register, they would have had to been assessed as competent to carry out work of weathertight or structural basis on a residential property. This makes choosing the right builder to hire easier. It allows you to confidently pick an LBP who specialises in the job you want completed, knowing that it will be done to a high standard. Remember to check that they are certified in the area of building which you need their skills for, as there are six different types of building work you can be licensed for (such as bricklaying or carpentry).
There are a couple of ways you can check if the builder you have chosen is an LBP. Firstly they are required to carry their LBP photo ID and you can get the details off this card to check the official LBP register. This public registrar can be accessed on the Licenced Building Practitioner website where you can check what type of work they are registered to do. You can check out their licence history and disciplinary records for the last three years.
Some builders have chosen not to become LBP’s even though they might have had years of on the job experience and knowledge. Instead they might be members of one or both of the two building trade organisations, the Certified Builders Association of New Zealand (CBANZ) or the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA).
The CBANZ will only accept members who have either the level of experience required or an accepted building qualification. They also require their members to have insurance to cover them and their work for the term of the contract. Members must also provide a 10 year Homefirst Builders guarantee and must follow their Code of Ethics and Conduct.
The RMBA requires members to have either a certain level of experience and/or appropriate qualifications. Their work is inspected several times during the year by the RMBA mobile inspection team. They must be financially responsible and follow the Constitution and Code of Conduct set by the RMBA. Members must also give their clients a third party written guarantee on all new homes and renovations done by them.
While a builder may belong to either or both of these trade associations, remember though that if you want them to do restricted building work, they must be a Licenced Builder Practitioner. Find the best builder for your Christchurch based job here. Post your building job today and let the builder chase you!