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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kitchen Extension

Posted 4 weeks ago

Need a qualified builder to build the kitchen onto an empty space between the house and the glasshouse about 7 x 10m. You should be qualified and know the law and regulation pertaining to structure and built. No designer is need as the kitchen is based on functionality rather than asthetic. The existing kitchen would be converted to a bathroom extension in future. The new kitchen extension should have double glaze windows, skylights, entrances & exits. it would be helpful if you are familiar wit...

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Boxing bag hung

Posted 1 week ago

Have a punching bag that I'd like hung up in the garage. Would like it put on a rail so I can move it out of the way when it isn't needed

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Deck

Posted 4 weeks ago

New deck to be built. May need consent due to current retaining wall already 1.5m high. Basic floating deck with handrailings on 1 side. Approx 6.5 x 7m. Needing quotes to plan budget/finance. Hoping for late spring or early summer build. Thanks.

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Dougal McGowan

Posted 1 week ago

House renovation, 2 x bathrooms, kitchen, re gib

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Punch bag install

Posted 3 days ago

Have got a punching bag needing hung up in my garage, not looking for anything fancy, just need someone who can make sure it's hung up properly and won't fall down

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Re Gib and insulate two bedroom walls

Posted 1 month ago

I need a quote on this job. It involves removing Gib board and putting insulation in and then putting up new Gib board ready for painting which i will do. It is for two small bedroom walls. As it is currently rented I need to see when tenant would best suit it being done - maybe when on holiday. I need to know how long it would take. Her room furnishings could be put in the garage during job

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40 - 60 sq meters granny/family flat

Posted 3 weeks ago

40 - 60 sq meters granny/family flat , 1 or 2 bedroom options , low maintenance , knowledge of new 2GP plan with regards to this possibility .

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Remove Wall

Posted 1 week ago

Looking at removing a wall in my kitchen to open up the dinning/kitchen area. Was told by a suryeyor this would need a beam, consent etc.

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Replace rotten window sill and window

Posted 2 days ago

Need a new window and windowsill on back porch and a new door hung Need work done in the next month No idea of cost.

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Fence and garden reinstatement

Posted 1 week ago

A vehicle has gone through our fence and over our garden. We require our fence and garden to be reinstated to the same condition as it was before. The damaged fencing needs to be repaired to the exact standard as the fencing which has remained intact which has recently been painted with Resene Cool Colours - FlaxPod. There is also corrugated iron which has been used under the fencing to prevent outside debris from coming into the garden. Some brick work has also been displaced. This quote...

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Sonja Antonsen

Posted 1 week ago

Convert exisiting single garage, with concrete floor into an office / workspace, with adjacent toilet / shower room. (L shaped addition). The garage is sited about 1 metre from boundary so will require fire-rated wall on north boundary. Work to be done as soon as possible.

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Front door installed

Posted 1 month ago

I need a wooden front door installed.

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Chimney Removal

Posted 23 hours ago

1 chimney that has a fireplace to be removed in a bedroom. Potential of a second fireplace also to be removed - difficulty with this is that the fire place in one room currently has a pellet fire which is wanting to be kept and then an old open fireplace that is wanting to be removed in a bedroom.

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Taioma Road

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are building an off-the-grid pole barn house on Taioma Road above Mosgiel looking out to Mount Hyde. Plans are currently with the council so hoping to start as soon as they come back approved but can be flexible for the right builder. The house is a single level t-shaped home sort of split into wings with one wing (lounge, kitchen, dining) having a vaulted ceiling and the second wing with the bedrooms, both opening up onto the beautiful view over the hills to Mount Hyde. While this is our...

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House Extension- second story.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Second story extension, approx 90sqm. Looking to increase floor space. 1940s original build.

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Interior Stairs

Posted 1 month ago

Could I please get a quote for building and delivering of Interior stairs. Also the date that you would complete the job and deliver The height of the stairs resting place is 2.4 m The length of the stringers is 3.200 m The width required is 0.800 m The amount of stairs ( No Clue) leave that to the professionals

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Kitchen Extention

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need my kitchen extended. The job will require moving the drain

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Removing chimney

Posted 2 weeks ago

House was build in 1920. Outside exterior is render.

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Wall removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are wanting to increase the width of an existing door opening between our living and dining room (by around 4 metres). This is a non load baring wall and there are trussed rafters spanning across the full width of this part of the house so doesn't need a beam or intel. The existing wall which would remain may need 2 m length of GS1-N Gib bracing but are not sure about this.

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Carport alteration

Posted 1 month ago

I have a solid,concrete floor, carport that I want to have enclosed and a garage tilt - type door added. It is around 15 years old and is consented. I don't need it to be super flash, just weather proof and secure for my wee Anglia car to live in.

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10th August 2018

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

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17th July 2019

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 5
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 5
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Covered walkway / porch

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5th September 2018

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 5
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 5
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Replace balcony supporting post

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12th August 2018

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 5
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 4
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Replace a small area of rotten interior wall and fix two door frames

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25th April 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Stage removal and room construction

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

6th June 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Tiny lean-to/ porch needs new roof

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7th October 2017

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 5
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 5
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 5

Bathroom

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5th February 2019

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 5
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 5
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Door canopy

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25th April 2019

Workmanship
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 5
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 5
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 3

Lounge/dining room extension

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21st May 2019

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 5
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 5
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3 General Tasks

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3rd July 2019

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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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Catlins coast building ltd

Joined February 2019

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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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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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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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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 Friendly 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 free and succes...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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