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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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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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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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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

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Ceiling and Insulation in Shed

Posted 4 months ago

Install insultation and a ceiling in an existing shed. Approximately 75sqm living portion of the shed.

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Corner soaker need to fix

Posted 5 days ago

My house rt corner got broken. Need to fix it

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Opononi Bach Build

Posted 3 months ago

Clear 1100sqm section 20% gradient 3 in 1 Remove top soil Cut building site level Create two terraces areas compact Apply metal and compact Cut profile driveway access 50m Metal for driveway Connection of services and trenching to building site 40m Construction of kit set Bach including slab Driveway concrete and landscaping to follow

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Sun room repair

Posted 1 month ago

I have a problem where the roof of the sunhouse (ground floor ) meets the side of the house. I can see panel has come away from the side of house and created an opening which has let in rain that has now leaking into house.

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Window installation

Posted 1 month ago

Install aluminium window in a skyline garage(which has been converted to a home). There is no existing window. Size approx 1.5 by 1 metre

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Window installation #2

Posted 3 weeks ago

Install aluminium window in a skyline garage(which has been converted to a home). There is no existing window. Size approx 1.5 by 1 metre

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New ceiling

Posted 3 months ago

Gibbing a ceiling. We will remove it all its just then putting it up. Needs to be complete prior to 8 June

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Full house window replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace all wooden joinery in a bungalow with aluminium joinery including an addition of french doors off the master bedroom.

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Homestead relocation and restoration

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am assessing if easier to have one point of contact for work on homestead restoration lifted onto garage (bottom floor) or individual contractors for specificed jobs

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Housing extension.

Posted 4 months ago

Need an old unused chimney and fireplace removed, walls removed to open up lounge, kitchen moved to front of house, extension built to replace two bedrooms and put in an office, wardrobes put in, and deck put in. Also weatherboard need replacing, windowsills replacing. Homeowner has a spinal cord injury so will remain in house so moving of kitchen will need to be sorted around that.

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Help renovating garage

Posted 3 months ago

Help needed to renovate a double garage - installing windows, moving a door and framing work. Due ASAP

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Enclose a space

Posted 2 months ago

Our marae is in Otangaroa and we want to enclose a space in our mattress room to make a separate storage area . We think about a third of the mattress room is required to build a wall about 2m long by 1.5m wide with a cavity slider that we will provide (door and frame). We will just need 1x 1.5m wall and 1x 2m wall constructed as the other 2 walls are already there. Lined walls pref. The photos show the space we want to enclose.

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New build

Posted 2 months ago

qoute and build new house

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Major Renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Major renovation, interior wall, floor, bathrooms, kitchens, deck, new electrical connections, interior paint

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Bedroom addition

Posted 4 months ago

Add a bedroom to house as per before and after floor plans. Add and remove doors windows and walls as per plan No plumbing involved, only electrical. Start in 1-2 months

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Shed floor installed and a garden fence built

Posted 3 months ago

Installation of shed floor which is metal. And a garden fence built

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Kitset House Assembly

Posted 4 days ago

We are proposing to purchase a kitset home and assemble it ourselves but the bank requires an LBP to be involved. We are looking for an LBP to help with the build with the understanding that we will be 100% hands on. Looking to pour the slab in December and start erection of the kitset thereafter.

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Garden Shed

Posted 15 hours ago

looking for someone to design and build a timber garden shed, wanting size to be 4m x 3m and 2.4m high.

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Enclosing a verandah

Posted 2 weeks ago

A covered deck has been added to this property. Size approx 8mL by 3. I W 2.1H. I want to completely enclose it and turn it into a conservatory. Approx. 50% will comprise aluminium windows, french doors(yet to be purchased) The job will entail framing, including window surrounds, external cladding. I will do the internal work.

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Builder general

Posted 4 months ago

Install front door, install bathroom window, other work to finish off house

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21st May 2021

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Sun room repair

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23rd June 2021

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Ceiling repair or replacement

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5th June 2020

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Building quote

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21st May 2021

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 5
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 5
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Sun room repair

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23rd June 2021

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Apache Masonry

Joined April 2016

Blocklaying Bricklaying and stone masonry 15 years masonry experience all jobs welcome. No job too big or too small Blocklaying Stone Bricklaying Restoration projects Landscaping/Hardscaping All areas serviced

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LDW Build&Maintenace

Joined April 2019

General house maintenance Small reliable residential company we are professionals when it comes to property builds and maintenance we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes, completing jobs on time and to clients budget .

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box13 ltd

Joined October 2016

hi , we have been renovating properties for 20 years , from fitting new bathrooms & kitchens , plastering , painting , paper hanging , artistic decorating , tiling to landscaping & landscape construction including decks & patios ,verandas , gazebos & pergolas & custom made outdoor kitchens

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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Straightline Building

Joined July 2020

Trade qualified carpenter. 15 yrs experience building or renovating houses. Good connections with other tradies i.e sparky, plumber, painter Proven business operator. Good listener and particular in my workmanship, "finishes the job" attitude. Good rates.

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Eastside Builders Ltd

Joined January 2011

As a Licenced Building Practitioner with experience in New Homes & Renovations etc. and also extensive experience in retaining walls and concrete work. Our area covers from Kerikeri South to the Far North. We have a very friendly team and are willing to spend time discussing and advising you on your project.

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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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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner, Shanon Agar has been working in the building industry for the past 17 years, with a growing passion for innovation and creating beautiful buildings. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working tradesman that are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention to detail and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize...

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Emerain property maintenance

Joined April 2018

Hi there, We have years of experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are able to do any types of work small or big jobs you ... cluding General electrical, plumbing, plastering , painting, commercial/residential cleaning , decking, fence , landscape any repair or renovation.Also I have years of experience in troubleshoot and fix appliances. Let us know know if we can help you w...

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Green stripe construction limited

Joined December 2015

We have been building new homes and building renovations both large and small for over 20 years; specialising in asbestos inspection and removal. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget and time. We are very friendly and happy to discuss any sort of job you envision.

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines.

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Woods Waetford bricklayers Ltd

Joined November 2016

30 years experience in brick and block laying, all work carried out by time served tradesmen. City and Guilds of London Institute, most recognised trade certs in the world.

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CMA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Family ran local electrical business with over 20 years experience in the trade carrying out a variety of work from basic maintenance to new builds and solar installations. We believe in offering all our customers great value for money.

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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. ...

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Mark Topliss

Joined October 2017

Hi I am a trade qualified Licensed Builder with 37 years experience specialising in renovation and repair work utilising old school skills and a high standard of finishing work in both Residential and Commercial.

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services 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...

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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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HABITAT RESTORATION

Joined May 2018

Habitat Restoration is a "Supporting Practise Of Ecological Remodeling”. NZQA National Certificate In Carpentry. With 13 years of trade. * Specializing In Restoration * Alterations / Extensions * Maintenance * Handyman * Contracting * Tiny Homes * Tiling * Decking * Shower Installments * Gib Stopping * Landscaping 9 years between England, Australia and Canada. Having worked...

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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder, new builds, renovations small or large. Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, carports. For all your carpentry needs, I take pride in my workmanship and taking care of my clients needs. Always happy to hear what you need done. For a free quote get in touch. Cheers

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Drake Building & Construction

Joined June 2018

Experienced Carpenter with proven skills and knowledge of the industry. I love my job and believe it shows in my workmanship and the pride I take in my work. 12 years exp from High-End Coastal Homes to Historic Renovations and everything in between. No job to big,No job to small.

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