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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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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New carport and interior wall fixed

Posted 2 years ago

I require a master builder to Repair water damage to 2 rooms inside my house including new skirting and framing timber Repair damaged skirting in bathroom cause by leaking shower. Strip down shower and put new sealant on. Install water drainage system to divert water away from wall Construction of new carport to end of house with 2 windows and a 1 person door. Steel To match the rest of the house

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Melanies renovation

Posted 3 years ago

Small house extention on a 1930s bungalow approx 13sqm. Will contain bathroom toilet and a wardrobe. Preff someone who can sort drawings and council consents aswell. Also moving 1 interior wall 500mm. And replacing 1 x window with a slightly larger one.

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New house designer required

Posted 3 years ago

Hi we need a draftsperson who is available to turn our concept plans into working drawings ready for council consent. The house design is quite simple and is for a section in Waihola, south otago

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Waiwera Wee Ones playground

Posted 11 years ago

FENCING 1) - Timber pailing Size is approx 60m long x 1.8m high with about 20m of pool fencing (frontage for playground enclosure)

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New House

Posted 4 years ago

I would like to get prices to build my New Home I have a Kit Set Home in mind which includes almost everything needed to build the home. Apart from the builder. It will be 120 sq Meters, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. give me a call ...

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Lounge and verandah

Posted 6 years ago

We want to take out two bedrooms and have a large lounge dinning room. It is a load bearing wall and we have to put steel purlins in, we have the plans and the consents and will supply the purlins etc. We also want a verandah put up.

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Building report

Posted 1 month ago

needing. builder to do a general look over a house i have signed up

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Toastie Warm New Home

Posted 3 years ago

I am getting joined together 3 x 40 foot High Cube containers to form a new house. We would like the ceiling and walls insulated with Closed Cell Spray Foam. Our containers will be at Lawrence, Clutha with the openings cut out and welded together. Wiring rough out will have been done as well. An ball park figure would be great for this. Kind Regards Iona Furney

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Deck

Posted 6 years ago

we are wanting to have a deck built of approx 5 metres long and 2.8 metre wide. Also a short walkway leading from our existing deck to the new at 1.0 metres wide.

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Exterior weatherboards

Posted 2 years ago

We require a qualified builder who has experience in renovation and general building work. We require removal of a large number of old rotten weatherboards and replacement. Where the rot is removal and replacement of gib. Also an inspection of framing for rot and replacement where required. Replacement of missing exterior wooden slat skirtings around house Installation of missing guttering

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New build

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking for a builder for a new home build , plans have been submitted to the council and are all but approved, this would be a labour only contract

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Villa renovations

Posted 2 years ago

Fix rot, move doors and windows, replace weather boards

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New Roof

Posted 6 years ago

New standard steel roof required on a 100 year old villa with high pitched roof. Approx size 100-120m square floor area.

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New home

Posted 2 years ago

Cost and time sensitive, we require a 4 bedroom home made of paliside exterior, Douglas fir timber and a mono roof pitch

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Small home

Posted 5 years ago

Wanting to build a 2 bedroom home 6 mtr x 12 mtr on rural land. Will have a 2 mtr deck with overhanging clear roof. Piles need to be 2mtr below ground, Will have bifolding doors onto deck.

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Glass building

Posted 4 years ago

We would like to build a seperate building on site at our wedding venue, and we would like it fully made of glass for wedding ceremonies and they can see the river and beautiful native bush all through as its completely see through.We would like it to hold about 120 people standing.

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Extension

Posted 12 years ago

extension to an existing house wood build, built in the 50s. extension roughly 30sqm tto adjoin the main house on to the garage.

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NEW HOUSE(S)

Posted 1 year ago

seeking a plan/contract for new house at Owaka

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Deck Extension

Posted 5 years ago

Small Deck extension required... Would like job completed by Xmas. Have also posted an outside paving job on here.

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Dog Kennel & Run

Posted 1 year ago

We require someone handy enough to convert an large exsisting shed into a dog kennel/ run. To keep the main structure walls and floors but restore the Corrugated roof and front wall to Galv mesh or similar suitable for dogs. This could be a weekend, evening or day project for someone.

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Robotic Inspections NZ

Joined February 2019

Our specially-designed robots go where humans cannot. They collect images and video of your foundations and subfloor area. These spaces are often tight, with health and safety issues such as mould, electric hazards and asbestos. Our reports are fundamental for repair quotes, pre-purchase inspections, and for insurance and EQC claims including failed earthquake repair work. We guarantee accurate...

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Blueskin Build LTD

Joined June 2017

Ollie here, I have been building for over 9 years in London and Christchurch and now back in Dunedin and I'm very passionate about it. I am just taking the leap to go out on my own after working for one of the top architectural builders in Christchurch. I have experience in everything from New Builds, renovations, extensions, decks, floorng, fences and furniture making. I pride myself on m...

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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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Calder interior plastering ltd

Joined October 2016

We are a gib fixing and stopping company with plenty of experience dealing with little renos right through to big commercial and high end housing. We provide a service which is very efficient and professional and at very competitive rates so Give me a call and I can sort what ever job you need done. Also have architect and builders available if needed. Cheers Hayden Calder Cell 0272432332

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Lawrence Building Services

Joined December 2009

Hi, I have been in the trade for 30 years. i have a broad range of experience in domestic construction, kitchens, bathrooms, renovations, extensions, maintenance and new builds. Professional attitude to all projects, contract documents and the tendering process. Our customers are looked after by way of constant communication, care of site cleanliness and conduct.

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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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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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Southerly Creations Ltd

Joined October 2016

Over 15 years of Landscaping, Tree & Building experience big and small, fully qualified through NZ landscape horticulture. We are a friendly team with good communication skills which helps us work closer with you, getting your job done to your liking and without delays! If possible I like to keep things sustainable utilizing water and original native plants, meaning you spend less on materials and...

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Foleys

Joined October 2011

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, for all our customers - Above and Beyond. Every time. This includes our 30 minute time promise - we'll arrive within 30 minutes of the arranged time or the first hour of labour will be free! We have 10 locations across New Zealand, with branches in Central Otago, Christchurch, Dunedin, Oamaru, Ranfurly, South Otago, Twizel, Wanaka, Queen...

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 20 years. Sam is our registered licenced building practitioner and have experience in new builds, renovations, alterations and extensions as well as fencing, decks and all scopes of concrete works.We deliver a high quality end product and pride ourselves on keeping within budget and time frames! Additionally we have access to a wide range of su...

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Your Tradies LTD Trading as Otago Builders

Joined November 2016

ARE YOU CONSIDERING RENOVATING OR BUILDING A NEW HOME Check out our new build designs on (www.otagobilders.co.nz) 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 d...

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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

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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Bradscon lmtd

Joined June 2017

protecting and rejuvanating your biggest assets. We provide value with customer satisfaction guaranteed. Specialize in roofing,concrete,drainage,landscaping,construction,painting,demolition and more...

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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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MS Construction

Joined May 2019

MS Construction have been operating for 15 years and carry out a full range of building and construction services. We also offer full glazing services including double glazing

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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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BMD Construction

Joined January 2019

Welcome to BMD Construction. With over 50 years combined building experience we can take care of your project, from design right through to completion. We are experienced in everything from multi storey apartment complex's right through to complete shop and bar fitouts with dozens of big brand fitouts all over New Zealand to our credit. Our experience also extends to new builds and nevova...

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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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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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