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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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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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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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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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

Posted 06/07/17

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

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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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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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Metre box installation

Posted 6 months ago

need a builder to fit a power metre box into a weather boarded claded house, box is done just need to remove boards and waterproof, currnelty no power on site so will need battery tools

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Small house extension

Posted 3 months ago

We have a 96m2 3 bed and 1 bath home. We would like to add a house extension of 27m2 onto the side of existing property in the place of an existing deck (level ground). Simple construction, with 1 bathroom and 1 laundry to be added to the current floor plan. All cupboards, bathroom fittings, tiles, flooring and joinery (to replace single glazing throughout) already organised. Approx build time of 5-6 weeks, ready to start December onwards. We need a professional who can manage all aspects of th...

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New home (shell only)

Posted 4 months ago

I want a builder for a low cost , consentable 120sqm house(plans will be provided). This is simple structure using colorsteel walls, timber framing, sloping roof, rectangular design. Want estimates only at this stage as I am not ready to build until early 2019 Build shell to lockup stage.

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Pukematu Lodge Annex

Posted 2 months ago

I have a semi detached stand alone building to be added to my existing dwelling. I have completed the entire design and dimensional drawings including elevation and working drawings. I require a qualified LBP draftsman to check and prepare for submitting to FNDC with specification. All cladding materials and the entire design will be specified on the drawings.

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Bathroom Alterations

Posted 1 month ago

As per the plan shown i require a quote to frame & Jib 2-3 walls in my bathroom as I have removed some walls to create a different shape. I can supply materials. Wiring, Plumbing and tiling will be done by others

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Essay paper

Posted 2 weeks ago

2 bedroom open plan living

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New Carport

Posted 5 months ago

We would like a carport built on the side of our small shed/house.

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Garage to bedroom conversion

Posted 1 month ago

I got a single garage with partial brick and palliside weatherboard, floor is concrete. I would like to convert it to a bedroom. I would like to do it legally by getting sufficient building and council consent. its a cross lease single storey unit house. I would like to get an estimated cost before I accept any tradies. Thanks

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Indoor/outdoor remodel

Posted 2 months ago

Remodel/extend indoor/outdoor area

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Sam and Dave

Posted 5 months ago

Build a garage with full ensuite

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Knocking a wall out

Posted 1 month ago

We want to know if our living room wall is structurally safe to remove, if not we would like a quote for moving a door position; this will also require an electrician as there is a light switch that also needs moving. We want to completely refurb our bathroom which is 2.4m X 1.6m, installing a new bath with overhead shower, toilet, and basin. This will require a plumber. Budget is for bathroom work only.

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New house build in Paihia

Posted 3 months ago

Hi Folks I have a section in Paihia, Bay of Islands, plans drawn up for a new build and just obtained FNDC resource consent for two dwellings. We're well underway with final detailing, engineering and hope to get all building consents and permits in place before year end, and be ready to roll in new year. Both dwellings are three bed, two bath, concrete block work for ground level, and pre-fabricated steel framing for flooring, walls and roofing clad in Cedar and Hardies Axion weatherboar...

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Can you build a small soundproof booth, about the size of an old telephone box?

Posted 3 months ago

I have a small purpose built recording studio up in the Bay of Islands...it is excellent except the noise of bird song, work in the orchards outside etc mean I can not record ‘live’ sounds like vocals. I really want a soundproof booth, a bit bigger than a phone box, with a single door entrance and possibly a light source within? Is this something you guys would consider? Cheers Tony

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Set scaffold for one week 22nd-28th Oct, Youth Theatre 'Bugsy Malone'

Posted 6 months ago

We require scaffolding for framework for stage set at Turner Centre Kerikeri, for Youth Theatre production of Bugsy Malone. In on 22nd, out on 28th October please.

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Continue building house

Posted 5 months ago

We need a licensed builder to help us finish our home in Coopers Beach. The old contractor kind of abandoned the building and we need this done asap. All frames are ready.

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Small house extension 2

Posted 1 month ago

We have a 96m2 3 bed and 1 bath home. We would like to add a house extension of 27m2 onto the side of existing property in the place of an existing deck (level ground). Simple construction, with 1 bathroom and 1 laundry to be added to the current floor plan. All cupboards, bathroom fittings, tiles, flooring and joinery (to replace single glazing throughout) already organised. Approx build time of 5-6 weeks, ready to start December onwards. We need a professional who can manage all aspects of th...

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Project in russell

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need a LPb builder to work on my building site

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Gardening dreams

Posted 6 months ago

Solid frame greenhouse wanted. Picture provided. But willing to look at cheaper alternatives.

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Asbestos Removal enquiry

Posted 2 days ago

Need 60 to 70 Sq m of absestos removal of exterior walls.

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Internal work - Barn

Posted 1 month ago

Insulating and lining a steel barn of 8x9m and a mezzanine of 4x8. building internal walls and building staircase: Architect plans already into council.

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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kitset Minor Dwelling - Okaihau

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23rd February 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ASAP Builder Required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kitset Minor Dwelling - Okaihau

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ASAP Builder Required

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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ALL DONE

Joined October 2016

Hi there, Having worked in many industries including construction and also technician positions ,has provided me with experience to tackle almost any task. I am very handy and can think outside the box to resolve any problem you might have at a reasonable rate. Thank you for your consideration.

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John S Broughton roofing

Joined January 2018

Hi, my name is John Broughton and I'm a local to the area. I have been roofing for over 15 years in Auckland, Christchurch and the Far North and I am currently completed my roofing qualifications. I just started my own roofing and spouting business here in the Far North and I am proud to service my hometown. I have experience with new roofs, reroofing, leak repairs and repainting of roofs. I hav...

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Grant builders

Joined February 2018

Grant builders. Repairs and Renovation Hi I am a qualified builder, I have been building for 7 years, and completed jobs In the past, to a good quality Finnish. Im punctual and get the job completed on time and bugget. Also do Free quotes.

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who takes on all maintenance work 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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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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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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Hawke Property Developments Ltd

Joined February 2009

We provide qualified building and maintenance work in Kerikeri and surrounding areas, specialising in alterations, additions, renovations for private home owners, landlords, and commercial interests. We also provide customised building tasks, along with maintenance and repairs. If you are looking to renovate to sell and market your home, or to enhance your lifestyle, or get repairs done, c...

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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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R&P Building Works Limited

Joined July 2017

Established in 2004, R&P Building Works is a New Zealand owned, family operated business based in Kerikeri with over 25 years experience in the building industry. We work with our clients to deliver quality building solutions from renovations, alterations, to complete builds. Using quality materials and staff, we get the best result, on time and on budget.

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Realbuilds Ltd

Joined October 2018

Hi, we are a 4 year old family business with 22 years experience in building .We specialise in new builds, renovations,decks pagolas,retaining walls,colonial restoration. We are hard working, professional and strive to meet deadlines.We pride ourselves on providing top quality work with competitive quotes and staying on budget

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Devon's Maintencance Services Ltd

Joined May 2018

We can provide any type of property manitenance, improvements, repairs for you private home or commercial property. We have a fleet of self contained workshops ready to do your tasks. No job too small. Anything from hanging a picture to one off designed special projects.

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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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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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a design and build renovation company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requi...

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Parsons Builders

Joined April 2017

35+yrs building new homes pre- fabs renovations painting no lbp license overseeing cabins jobs start to finish all the knowledge + experience to get the job done +a great team of guys

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THE TILE LAYER

Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting. look at sites http://www.tilelayerhamilton.com http://www.waterproofinggroup.com

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Mckernan Contracting

Joined August 2018

Hi, I am a qualified builder however prefer to work on landscape projects. Everything from rubbish removal and earthworks to creating your summer entertainment are. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Dynamic1000 Limited

Joined March 2017

Northscape, a premier team that provides a comprehensive suite of premium landscape solutions to 'create your ultimate outdoor environment' Northscape scope of activities are in the Far North, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Kaipara and North Shore Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens...

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Flood Roofing Ltd

Joined November 2016

Hi, we're a small company with a goal of exceeding expectations and setting a new bench mark for all roofers. Owned and operated by myself, which means a real pride in my workmanship which is backed by being a qualified roofer and a licenced building practitioner. We strive to have the most competitve quotes whilst still delivering NZ's finest products. Me and my experienced team are ready to...

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AB Building

Joined January 2019

Hi, previously trading as Blood Sweat and Tears, partner has moved on now trading on my own. I can provide competitive quotes for a variety of work and I will try to work within your time frame.

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