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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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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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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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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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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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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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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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Potential scrim

Posted 6 days ago

Without pulling anything off want to know if there is scrim/sarking on walls

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External door(s) going onto deck.

Posted 4 days ago

Will need framed up and presumably a lineal installed

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Carport Repair ASAP

Posted 1 week ago

As pictured we have a carport with an internal iron roof/ ceiling that is in a bad state and needs replacing. Happy for a corrugated iron replacement. The job: remove and dispose of ceiling iron, add some ceiling joists to sure up the deck above then replace with new iron. House will be vacant from 1 Feb and we will be placing it on the market ASAP in February. I would like a quote to replace the iron and a ballpark figure for the joists as obviously this won’t be visible with the iron o...

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Bed rail installation - Urgent

Posted 1 month ago

My elderly father requires a rail to be installed on the side of his bed to stop him falling out of bed at night. I have the rail just need it attached to the bed. There is an urgency as it needs to be done before tonight.

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Church restoration

Posted 3 days ago

We are looking for someone who would be keen to come and work two or 3 days a week for about 6 months. Exterior work is done, but now looking at interior. Working alongside experienced builder, insulating, painting, gib stopping etc. Would suit retired builder who is interested in restoration projects of an old church.

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Kitchen install kitchen

Posted 1 month ago

install flatpack kitchen 14 th Jan 2020

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Basement into garage

Posted 2 weeks ago

turn our basement into a double garage

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Paved decking and fence

Posted 1 month ago

Paved deck, deck and property fencing

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Open Plan Living

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are wanting to remove a wall between our kitchen and living area as well as removing a door and making it a wall. We would like this job done February or March if possible

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Ceiling hanging

Posted 1 month ago

Hanging from ceiling. Must reinforce to beams. Only hooks visible from room. I have all materials, just need muscle & building knowledge

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Rebuild of existing house

Posted 1 week ago

Working to architectural plans, for a 2 level home. 4 brms, 2 bathrooms plus ensuite, kit/dining, sep lounge, laundry and decks. Most demo has been completed. Likely 2-3 month duration. Feb/Mar start. If interested please get in touch asap.

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Repair or Replace rotten windows

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a builder to inspect and advise on how best to fix wooden joinery with Rotten sections. Ideally we would like the repairs to be in keeping with the property. Open to suggestions on cost effective options. Scope noted below and pictures attached. Please note the pics are taken as part of rental inspection so I'm not sure which are relevant. - Repair or replace laundry windows. - Repair or replace bathroom window. - Repair or replace south side bedroom window. - Repair o...

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Granny Flat / Family Flat up to 50sq meters

Posted 3 days ago

wanting to use available back yard for self contained family flat , something pre fab would be ideal ... any experience with bunnings pre fab houses would be great ..

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Development Opportunity

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for an experienced builder in property development.

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Skirting Boards

Posted 4 days ago

Skirting boards to be fitted in two bedrooms plus stairway. There was originally carpet up the walls of which has been removed. I have skirting boards.

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Enlarge Roof Cavity Access

Posted 1 month ago

I am requiring the roof access cavity to be increased in size to improve roof access for central heating system. currently the access hole is approximately ... , but require at least ... for the new unit. I have been looking at attic stairs, but think the ceiling joists may be an issue (estimating these are 400-450mm apart) as our roof is tile so is quite heavy. If attic stairs are possible, we can supply. As per photo, the joists run horizontal to the picture. Location of access is in r...

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Install window wall.

Posted 1 month ago

Replace window and extend room.

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Kitchen and Bathroom renovation

Posted 13 hours ago

We need a new kitchen and bathroom done. It is on quite an old house. Would love to get you in to have a look around and provide us with a quote for work to be done. Looking to get this started as soon as possible!

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Sleepout/family flat

Posted 9 hours ago

We are building a new detached, self-contained dwelling at the rear of our section. It will initially be a for our teenage son but will ultimately become an Airbnb. Plans are drawn up and ready. Dimensions 8 x 3 metres approx. Issues to consider will be the mildly sloping yard and access to back yard is potentially a little tricky. Please apply, giving and indication of your availability.

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Ceiling hanging #2

Posted 1 month ago

Hanging from ceiling. Must reinforce to beams. Only hooks visible from room. I have all materials, just need muscle & building knowledge

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Recent building reviews

With over 153,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 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

wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Covered walkway / porch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2018

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

Replace rotten window sill and window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace balcony supporting post

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
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

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

Candle board

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th September 2019

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

shop counter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 General Tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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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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Grant HC

Joined June 2011

Hi, my name's Grant I'm a LBP Builder. I've worked in many trades during my career including security systems, concrete laying, stairlift technician, tv antenna technician, automatic door technician. I also hold a diploma in construction management.

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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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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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CRD Construction Ltd

Joined May 2016

Hi, we are a small Christchurch construction company. All earthquake work undertaken, foundations, new builds all building work undertaken. we pride ourselves in doing the job right.

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EarthWood Carpentry Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, I've been building for the last 6 years and have recently started my own business. Currently, I'm focussing on bespoke projects with an interest in bringing out the natural beauty of timber and providing a fine finish at a competitive price and timeframe.

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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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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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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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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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VDW Consultants

Joined April 2019

VDW Consultants is primarily consultants who performs general contract work. Getting the job done correctly, quickly and cost effectively is our number one priority. No job is too big or too small.

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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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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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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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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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DJ Glover construction ltd

Joined September 2015

I have been building in Dunedin for 10 years now an have worked on commercial buildings to architectural buildings /houses right down to small jobs such as fences.No job is to small an I will try to get the results that will keep clients happy.

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RMC Construction Ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi there. I have my self and two apprentices keen and ready to get stuck in. We are a licenced building practioner company so can sign off our own work. Specialise in new builds, renovations, extentions and kitchens and bathrooms. We are competitive with our pricing and would love to here from you.

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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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Inline Architecture Ltd

Joined July 2019

Husband and Wife Architectural Designers based in our Christchurch Architectural Studio providing Architectural Design Services throughout New Zealand. Call us today to discuss your next project. No project is to small.

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