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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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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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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Stage 2 of Home Ownership or Renting Life Stage – Your Twenties

Posted 26/10/17

Many people entering their twenties are looking at the possibly of moving away from property renting and into looking towards home ownership... Rising house prices have has somewhat stifled early home ownership in many parts of the country. But with a little smart thinking and the ability

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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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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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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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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

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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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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Ceiling Modification for hoist

Posted 1 week ago

We need the ceiling lifted to make room for a hoist, heaps of room between ceiling and roof structure. Have no idea of cost, Need quoted asap

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Study Nook

Posted 1 month ago

Build internal storage cupboard floor to ceiling including door frame and doors for a study nook area.

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Bevan's Eaves

Posted 1 day ago

Need some boards replaced in my Eaves have found pooling water, not sure about other damage.

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Fireplace surround #3

Posted 1 month ago

We'd like to drop the wooden mantelpiece by 300mm, repair the hole that is left, such that a TV can go above the fireplace (which will need electrical worK

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Deck framing

Posted 1 month ago

Hi - we need a deck frame built (we will lay the actual decking) around the front of our villa. Flat and easy access. No demolition involved, no consent needed.

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Replacement of Barge Board Ends

Posted 1 day ago

Require placement of two barge boards located in the pictures below as they have become rotten. There may be more work required beneath depending on the spread of the rot. The one on the left could be accessed with a long ladder. The one on the right is above a set of stairs and so would be best to be accessed from the roof (the roof is low pitched).

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Summer House & Large decking area

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting a 10sqm Summer House built incorporating large decking area.

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Dog door needs installed in wooden external door

Posted 1 week ago

Looking for someone to install a medium sized dog door into an external wooden door on Saturday or Sunday 11/12 July. I have the door, just need it installed.

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Laundry room repurposing

Posted 2 months ago

removal of walls and doors to repurpose the laundry room. there is a laundry sink to plumb. refer to attached.

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Garage reno and sleepout

Posted 4 weeks ago

Looking for a builder to discuss the building of a double garage and sleepout

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Outside wall

Posted 1 month ago

We want to push out the wall with the door in it from the first two pictures to the wall in the last picture. The wall in the third picture we want to be removed completely. All this is in a back porch the last two photos are of both of the walls together

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General builder needed for multiple tasks

Posted 1 month ago

Joiner- 4 internal doors and frames, 1 external door. Boarding up 2 small windows, replacing rotten floorboards up to 6 square yards. Boxing, trap door. Fire safety seals around 6 fire doors and frames. Bath panel needs replacing. Wooden window need safety catches for opening more than 10cm, approximately 12 windows. Electrician- all new internal wiring required for 1 floor, 10 double sockets, fire alarm sensors need replacing (approx 24). New fire panel control box. 6 new towel heaters for 6...

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Foundations

Posted 2 weeks ago

1890 wooden cottage needs foundations redone/repaired

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Wardrobe renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

We want to remove part of a wardrobe and turn it into a desk area

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Minor dwellings

Posted 3 weeks ago

Simple cheap materials maybe wood to build for minor dwelling with one bedroom and self contained toilet, bathroom and small kitchen

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Replace timbers on sub-wall

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a builder to replace the timbers in a sub-wall under the house. The builder’s report from when we bought the house suggested about 75% of it needs to be replaced. Keen to get some advice about whether this can be done without consent as it appears to be “like for like”. We also need some rotten weather boards replaced on the exterior of the house. Around 5 - 10% of the house. Prefer the timeframe for this to be as quick as possible as we have had to delay due to family heal...

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Replace boards

Posted 1 month ago

Fascia boards need replacing at corner of house. Would need to remove some copper spouting. Have got scaffolding and new board

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Indoor window lintel repair

Posted 1 month ago

An indoor lounge window metal lintel supports a drop down blind. The metal lintel has pulled loose the wooden bead it’s attached to and needs refitting. The metal lintel is part of a double glazed glass conservatory structure . The lintel may have come loose due to water seepage . Area needs inspection and repair .

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New home build in Outram

Posted 1 month ago

We wish to build a new home in Outram, approximately 200 sqm and clad mostly in brick. The section is titled, flat and ready to build on. We don't have plans drawn up at this stage.

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Suspension Ceiling - Ceiling Grid & Tile

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have a pre-1930s multi-unit dwelling with the bottom unit needing more acoustic insulation from the above unit. I'm looking to add an additional layer of suspended ceiling grid & tile about 250mm lower from the existing ceiling level (approx 3000mm). The area is approx. 40sqm. Can anyone help? Thanks Victor

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Recent building reviews

With over 165,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Door canopy

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 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

Covered walkway / porch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2018

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

3 General Tasks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd July 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

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 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 balcony supporting post

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

shop counter

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th August 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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MK Builders ltd

Joined August 2015

Hi We are a small team of builders who undertake renovations, alterations, new builds, maintenance and landscaping. We are trade qualified and licensed building practioners. No job too small get in touch for a free quote. Many thanks Matt

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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EJW Developments

Joined April 2019

Hi, We have been in the construction industry for over twenty years, from concrete to roof restoration to new build's and everything in-between. Landscaping, Fencing,Paving, Painting interior & exterior, there's not much we can't or haven't done, Look forward to working with you...

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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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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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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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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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Northland Property Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool - statutory - Vehicle. *Fork lift - High Reach Operato...

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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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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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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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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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