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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2x support beams underhouse

Posted 2 weeks ago

We had a building report that suggests we could have a support/buddy beam alongside another beam under our house. It wasn’t labeled urgent but at some point could be beneficial to get done

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Bargeboard Repair

Posted 1 month ago

Repair of rotten gable end bargeboard, box end and fascia, see photo. There is some rot in the bargeboard on the southeast corner of the house. I am not too sure how far up the bargeboard the rot goes but the box end will need to be replaced. There is some rot in the fascia around the corner but the soffit seems OK. The bargeboard on the southwest side has already been repaired. If the repair could be completed in the next month that would be ideal.

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Outdoor enclosure/ 'catio' for cats

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting to build a 'catio' for my cats to safely spend time outdoors. At the back of my house along the side- roughly 30ft long, 5 - 10ft wide and the height of single story house. Various shelving and climbing poles, resting places to be built inside it as well. Already have some materials including wood. Needs to be very sturdy and secure.

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Need a license builder to put some screws on a bracing wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, We need a license builder to put some screws on a bracing wall as the consent plan and get it inspected. Would be great to have a quote before proceeding. Cheers.

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Add deck to front of single storey house

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like to add a deck to the front of my house – around 4 x 3 metres. The house is on level ground so the deck would be less than 1 metre off the ground. I would also like a new higher fence put on the front of the property and some planter boxes and steps. Currently the area where the deck will go has raised gardens and concrete so will probably need to be dug up. I can arrange this though if necessary.

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HOME MAINTENANCE

Posted 1 month ago

KEY STUCK IN DOOR DOOR ALARM NOT WORKING DOOR HANDLE A BIT LOOSE

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Shower Enclosure #2

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone to quote and change our old shower enclosure

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Deck expansion and other jobs

Posted 1 month ago

Existing deck expanded to twice the size and existing decking replaced. Possibly a pergola also. Deck built for a garden shed and assembling the kit set shed. Placing a dryer on the wall and making ventilation through the brick wall. Bathrooms to be renovated in the near future.

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Installing 2 Louvre Vents

Posted 1 month ago

Needing a quick install of 2 Louvre Vents just under the ridge of the roof. Vents will be provided, just need to be installed.

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Design and install a chimney damper.

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have an open fire place and want to install something to block the chimney when the fire is not in use. I do not want to put a balloon or a pillow in the chimney. I want an openable and closable damper - either hinged or sliding. Thanks.

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Sliding Door Bolt Install

Posted 1 month ago

need a sliding door bolt installed.

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Valley cottage reno

Posted 1 month ago

Single storey dining extension approx 15m² and Reno kitchen bathroom. Think squaring off a standard valley cottage extension and making good. Kitchen and bathroom relined and floored. 2 new windows. Standard to mid quality fittings. Most sourced by owner. Extension is dining, so basic fitout, hard floor finish, french doors etc. Flat section and access. will create open plan, so some structural consideration with walls removed, and rooflines. Before end of yr if poss, but flex. Looking for fixed...

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Extend lounge

Posted 2 months ago

Remove portion of wall and build another extending the size of the room.

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Divide room into two

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there, we have a very large bedroom on the upper level of our house. We wish to create a small hallway and divide this room into two bedrooms and add a storage cupboard

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Garden shed

Posted 1 day ago

To build a kit set shed 3m x 3m everything supplied just need a few tools on flat concrete pad

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Change internal door

Posted 1 month ago

Change internal door to sliding door

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Carport

Posted 2 days ago

I need a carport build next to my house. The concert drive is on an angle and will not fit a kitset carport. Just a simple carport with clear roofing - to let light into that side of the house.

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Estimate cost of building 2 or 3 bedroom house

Posted 2 months ago

I have been discussing the potential for subdividing my property with a planner and building on the lower section of the property. The section is relatively steep so would need some relatively significant earthworks. I was hoping to get a cost estimate from a builder with, based on the cost here, the potential to build on the property once subdivided. I can give more detail if interested

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Room for ktcheb and dining

Posted 1 month ago

Room for new kitchen and dining

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Basement Conversion

Posted 2 months ago

To convert basement area to bedroom with en-suit. Room will be approximately 5*4m. Requires excavation, floor poured, supporting beam, framed out etc. Looking for builder/tradesman that I can work along with as a laborer. Ideally start asap. No plans drawn as yet.

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Recent building reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Wardrobe renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rental maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stage removal and room construction

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

HOME MAINTENANCE

Work carried out by an employee of the company

4th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door canopy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

3 General Tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten window sill and window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

I would like a manhole put in the ceiling, quote please

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lounge/dining room extension

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Candle board

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace a small area of rotten interior wall and fix two door frames

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chimney repair or removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Grid Construction Ltd

Joined October 2016

Hi, We specialize in anything building. Whether its a small maintenance job, through to your dream home or renovation. I am a LBP Accredited qualified builder and pride myself on working to deadlines providing high quality workmanship. Get in touch for competitive pricing. Look forward to working with you.

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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AMK Engineers Limited

Joined August 2020

Hi, We have been helping with the Canterbury earthquake recovery for the last 8 years, both in the geotechnical and structural fields. I am a qualified Chartered Professional Engineer, specialised in both new builds, renovation, ground testing, new foundations for TC3, TC2, and TC1 as well as assessment and repair of existing residential and commercial structures. Detailed seismic assessment and...

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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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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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Silver Fern Bathrooms Ltd

Joined December 2015

Hi, I've been in the building industry for 15 years and have extensive experience in all aspects of the residential market such as new builds, renovations and more recently specializing in bathroom renovations. I am a Licensed Building Practitioner and belong to NZ Certified Builders association. My aim is to take the stress out of renovating and deliver customer satisfaction with a professional j...

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Rotadig excavation Dunedin

Joined October 2019

Dunedin based locally owned business with 10+ years experience. We take great pride in our work and love what we do. Operating the lastest in excavation technology. Our 360° rotating buckets work more efficiently than a conventional digger that saves time and money. Call us or check us out on Facebook or instagram for all your excavation/cartage needs

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, I’m Brad Roberts, the Director of Nu Vista Homes. We are a family operated business with over 12 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you and understand what you want so that we c...

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Complete Restorations &Scaffolding LTD

Joined January 2018

Complete Restorations and Scaffolding is a Dunedin based company focusing on providing high-quality service for your property needs. From small assignments to big renovation and restoration projects, our experienced team is always happy to help.

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renovationz ltd

Joined February 2010

We pride ourselves on being up front & honest with our clients, we take the time to listen to what you require & complete each job in a timely & professional manor.

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Harper Architecture

Joined July 2015

We are a small architectural design firm specialising in residential design to enhance your daily living. We design new homes and alterations to existing homes. We are keen to make your home Eco friendly where possible. We aim to: Listen: Work closely with clients to bring your ideas to fruition. Guide: We will step you through the design and consent process making it as seamless as possible...

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Effective Property Solutions

Joined July 2019

We Specialise in Painting , Decorating and Maintenence Services We offer Personalised Solutions to match your Specific property requirents along with a Prompt , Friendly and Professional Service all at Competitive Prices. Make contact today and we would love to help assist you complete all your requirements and work with you so as to make sure its all a smooth , straight foward , stress fr...

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Catlins Coast Building Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland/Catlins/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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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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nVisage Media

Joined February 2020

nVisage Media offers a range of general building repairs and maintenance services as well as coordination and project management for larger projects. Primarily catering for the domestic client, we do however we have experience in commercial environments are and happy to discuss any requirements you may have in either setting. If we can't help, we will endeavor to assist in finding an alternative...

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SB 2 Build ltd

Joined January 2017

Together we have been in the building trade for over 25 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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Dunedin City Contracting

Joined February 2017

We are a large firm specializing all all aspects of property maintenance and construction. We employ qualified Builders, Electricians and interior decorators. We Also do landscaping and excavation. Basically anything related to domestic or commercial properties. We make it easy having all trades in house for project management, no need to try and coordinate tradesmen from multiple businesses as we...

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Sunshine Lane Building

Joined May 2020

Hi. Sunshine Lane Building is a new building firm in Dunedin. Our professional qualified carpenters are motivated and highly skilled at delivering quality building projects. Cost and time effective solutions and a experience that you will enjoy. We are skilled in Computer Aided Design so we can quickly and cost effectively produce some concept drawings for you. Example. You want to renovate your b...

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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