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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beach house extension

Posted 7 months ago

single level,2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom... to attach to 2 levels Main house. Approx 40m2 as per the drawings.

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Car shed

Posted 4 months ago

Build on a flat section a 6m x 8m 2 car garage with roller door.

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Ferry Road extention

Posted 3 weeks ago

Adding a additional 4m width and 3m length at end of house that will slightly change roofline, adding one master bedroom with onsuite and walk in wardrobe and one medium bedroom with wardrobe. Removing existing bedroom door sealing it off and adding new door into bedroom off hallway. Fitting two new windows and replacing the two existing ones in their new location. Versitile home with colour steel roof and metal cladding. Work starting early next year preferably.

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Bottom shed

Posted 4 months ago

Build new garage timber framed with mono pitch roof

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House renovations

Posted 6 days ago

General work. Interior framing install doors probably 2 or 3 days owner will assist

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Front porch

Posted 10 months ago

Labour only job. There is plenty of timber on site for job. We require a front porch/veranda to be built onto our house. Open for ideas on size and design etc.

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House reclad

Posted 6 months ago

house is 2 storey with additional one bedroom unit on the top.ground floor is block.job entails removal of monotek cladding and replacement with marley ... er to arrange dumping of cladding,owner will arrange for scaffolding.accomodation is available for upto 8 ... spection essential.

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French doors

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking at removing a window and installing French doors. Using existing width just want to take frame to floor level. Approx 1200 mm wide. Intalok house.

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Extension on ground floor to add a master bedroom and en-suite

Posted 1 month ago

This work is on a two bedroom Bach at Tairua. Upstairs is a lounge and two bedrooms ; downstairs is a small kitchen and bathroom and laundry beneath the two bedrooms. The area beneath the lounge is where the new master bedroom and en-suite will be built. The Bach is on poles and the footprint of the house will not change. The poles are on the circumference of the master bedroom. The existing kitchen will be gutted and rejigged as a second stage to the project. We need a builder to inspect and...

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Putting together a Kit Set Cabin

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, We are after advice on which of 4 Kitset Cabins to purchase and then looking for someone that can install the chosen cabin the week beginning 7 September. The site is mostly level but would need to be checked. ... ... ... ...

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Flat Pack Garden Shed Assembly

Posted 6 months ago

Assembling a garden shed from flat pack instructions. 2 persons recommended. Needed done ASAP as partner and I started, but were unable to complete. Includes drilling (3.3mm bit recommended) and pop riveting the metal sheets together.

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Build Walk in pantry

Posted 4 months ago

Want a walk in pantry built into the corner of our kitchen. No demolition required - there is a space for this. It’s approx 1.9 Length by 800 deep

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Extension

Posted 10 months ago

Extension - to be a library Build 2 walls on to existing house. completed measurements - 3800 x 4000 REuse exisiting cladding, window and sliding door to 2 new walls Line walls - gib of exisiting 2 walls construct book shelves along garage wall follow existing roof line ply floor Add pagola structure - 4 x 6 to new extension.

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She Shed/Cabin Kitset installation

Posted 4 weeks ago

Hi there I need a qualified builder to install a She Shed Cabin Size: 3x3x2.8m (9m2). We need this done urgently so we can kick our teenage son into, our sick dad is coming to live with us in two weeks. ...... /Sleepout-%7C-Outdoor-Studio Thank you Fiona Jordan ...

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Renovation

Posted 9 months ago

Removal of existing french doors and replace with new bi-fold doors to lounge. Install old french doors to sleepout.

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Building work in exchange for holiday accomodation

Posted 11 months ago

We're wanting to repurpose our single garage into a sleep out and wondering if any qualified builders are keen to exchange some work for holiday time at the beach for themselves/family? Looking to; Remove tin cladding, Remove garage door and frame up solid wall, Insert ranchslider where existing door is, Replace pitched roof with monopitch roof, Clad in board/batten, I'd be supplying the materials and you the labour in part/full exchange for holiday house rental at Hahei - details to be...

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New Shower

Posted 11 months ago

Removing old seratone and any rotting wood, waterproofing walls working with plumber and putting in new timber frame and seratone.

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Beachfront Home

Posted 6 months ago

New Home Build - Coromandel area - start will probably be mid-2020 Looking for LBP Construction, and all related trades, i.e. electrician, plumber etc...

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BUILDER. CADDING AND DRYROT

Posted 9 months ago

External structure wall cladding and sub floor framing.a licensed builder

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Off the Grid Workshop in Tairua Hills

Posted 6 days ago

Hi, Steve here looking for a competent and easy going builder/tradie to help put up a workshop on some newly purchased land on Paul Rd, Tairua. Mostly weekend work, during November 2020. I'm a project director and architect with carpentry skills... Look forward to hearing from you.

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DJ Contracting Nz

Joined October 2016

We are building maintenance experts with more than 11 years experience in residential and commercial buildings who do all kinds of building maintenance as well as high quality interior/ exterior painting. We do shower replacements to full bathroom reno's, as well as kitchen reno's. We provide very competitive quotes and always tries to save our clients money.

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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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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Parkes builders

Joined September 2018

*Have just started using builderscrack so please excuse the no reviews, you won’t regret working with us :)* Run by a BCITO Qualified LBP builder with 10 years new build , renovation experience. . Hard working team, and you will be impressed at the standard of work We can produce. GREAT RATES Excited to bring your ideas to life !

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Dijon tiling ltd

Joined May 2011

We specialise in waterproofing/tiling bathrooms, showers, decks and reintaining walls. We are a team of 6 Tiler's in tauranga and 3 in hamilton. We do all tiling jobs from vanities to full houses. From 3 sq/m - 500sq/m. We are well known in the tauranga area but willing travel anywhere in the bay of plenty area and Waikato area.

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LTW ROOFING

Joined January 2018

Here at LTW ROOFING we are here to understand all your roofing needs to ensure the best outcome on your project. We offer a wide range of roofing services from commercial and residential New roofing, re roofing in both long run, spouting, edge protection, and repairs on concrete tile, decromastic, membrane and re screw , repaint using a airless spray gun system to give your roof the upmost durab...

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Duane Jones

Joined July 2018

I am a qualified carpenter , with advanced building and construction qualifications earnt whilst living in Australia . I pride myself in doing what is best for the client , for having good vision to achieve all and more that the customer wants and expects

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Nora Construction LTD

Joined August 2020

Nora Construction is here for you. It isn't about making massive profits but more about delivering high quality work in a realistic time frame. We do anything with construction. Indoor and out door, large or small, but quality and professionalism are our number one priority. Contact us today to have a friendly chat about your construction needs.

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R M Construction Limited

Joined June 2020

Professional & Quality workmanship Locally Owned Business, we specialize in Renovations / Alteration / Decks / Fences / Repairs / Maintenance / New Builds & Labour only www.linkedin.com/in/robmapu We also provided Inspections & Assessments With 10 years experience inspecting Earthquake damaged properties Health Homes Assessments for rental properties Builders Report Building the futu...

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Total Roofing Solutions

Joined May 2012

Hi, i have 15years extensive roofing knowledge,. I am experienced with all roof types and also do roof painting and flashings etc. i am very honest and happy to go the extra mile for you. I do quality workmanship for reasonable prices

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About Concrete

Joined July 2011

Residential/non-residential concrete floors, walls, footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS please copy & paste below address for a taste of services we can offer, cheers. https://aboutconcrete.business.site Full project management or labour only options for services available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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BMK Carpentry

Joined May 2020

Hi, been in the construction industrys for 10 years, i have worked on numerous project from renovations to high end residential builds and also light commercial. I love my job, I Pride myself on doing the best job possible with keeping cost down and job completion on time.

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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. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Lake Landscaping Developments

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing projects efficiently.

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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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3 Guys Maintenance Waikato

Joined March 2020

Welcome to 3 Guys Maintenance, where we bring the real customer service experience into the maintenance industry. We have introduced Customer resource management procedures into our business to ensure that our customers receive the best possible customer experience. 3 Guys is operated by , Alan and Glenn . and we are supported by a great team of Girls too. Our services are suitable for ma...

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mp installs

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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Stoneley Handyman Services

Joined February 2019

Hi there, I'm just your average run of the mill young kiwi bloke looking for the chance to prove himself in the industry. I have been doing a multitude of trades virtually my whole life. I come from a trade orientated family with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience at my disposal. Where I excel is my attitude towards the work, whether it be new or common ground, I strive to do...

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