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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Melanies renovation

Posted 2 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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Waiwera Wee Ones playground

Posted 10 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 Roof

Posted 5 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 carport and interior wall fixed

Posted 1 year 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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New home

Posted 1 year 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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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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Lounge and verandah

Posted 5 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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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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Villa renovations

Posted 1 year ago

Fix rot, move doors and windows, replace weather boards

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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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Small home

Posted 4 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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Extension

Posted 11 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 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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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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New house designer required

Posted 2 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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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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NEW HOUSE(S)

Posted 6 months ago

seeking a plan/contract for new house at Owaka

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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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Glass building

Posted 3 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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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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Bill Proctor Builder

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been building and doing commercial and private work on houses,shop fit outs, commercial restaurant's, new offices and fencing. I also do painting work ranging from large commercial buildings to houses roofs, exteriors and interiors etc for the last 10 years and I am a licensed Builder please view my face book page for photos of work done Bill Proctor Building Services Now working in...

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2020 homes ltd

Joined August 2009

30 + Years in building trade. A Trade qualified Builder and a hard working team. We pride ourselves in working in with our customers and making your vision a reality. We specialize in tricky smaller jobs to complex renovations along with the odd new build. We travel around and can stay on site, with our mobile workshop www.2020homes.co.nz to view our work.

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Phoenix Rigging and Scaffolding

Joined October 2018

Hi there, I have been rigging and scaffolding for 15 years and I hold many trade relevant qualifications including advanced scaffolding and sitesafe passports. It is my aim to help the people of Dunedin grow by offering many years of vast experience working on houses, oil rigs and construction sites to the youth and and community by providing work experience and training for them as I get jobs to...

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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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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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gc b

Joined March 2011

A experience­d, fully qualified builder with a small friendly team of tradesmen.­ A positive approach to your building requirment­s. We specialise in Renovations, Alterations and Quality Homes with house and land packages avaliable. We have a trustworthy team of subcontracters and tradesmen and are able to design and build your new home. Satisfaction guaranteed building is our reputation.

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Landsker construction ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi. I have been building new houses, commercial buildings and doing renovations in queenstown for the last 11 years. We do shop fit outs and alterations to the clients needs. Small jobs and jobbing work are fine for us too as we have a dedicated team for this. Get in touch for a quote or advice. I can also help with your Design, consents and the management of your project. I'm a qualified nz...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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graham ross builder

Joined February 2010

We have 7 licenced building practitioners with many years experience in all aspects of building from extensive renovations and roofing through to new builds, also commercial and shop fit outs and maintenance. We are also Registered Master Builders and can provide the full guarantee. My crew are skilled professionals who will carry out the work in a safe and friendly manor, never forgetting our...

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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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REX Construction

Joined August 2017

REX Construction is a small team of hard working, experienced, quality and willing builders. We are located in Christchurch, New Zealand and specialise in renovations, new builds, decks, fences, restorations - no job is too small. We can also travel throughout the South Island if needed. OUR MISSION: To provide value-added building services to our customers by creating a successful partne...

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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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Smith & Co Building

Joined September 2016

We are a small team fully qualified & licensed to undertake any building needs you require, We aim to be efficient and have a high standard of work. We provide free quotes and advice about your building needs, No job to big or small.

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