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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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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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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

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.

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.

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Building basement foundation

Posted 1 week ago

I have bought the section and need to bring 100 square metre modular house. The land has a steep slope, so I want to make an S-shaped road along the slope too. The straight line distance from the entrance to the bottom seems to be about 100m and width about 30m.

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Partion wall/window install

Posted 2 months ago

Hi,needing a partion waĺl installed in lined 6x3mt cabin.Also 600 x 900 window installed in same ... ternal is 9mm ply ,external is 12mm ply and baton.Materials supplied.Location is tokerau beach,karikari peninsula.Many thanks.

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Garden Shed

Posted 3 months 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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Kitset House Assembly

Posted 3 months 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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I need a 6x2.4 Cabin

Posted 5 hours ago

Kia Ora I have a 6x2.4 poly cabin. It is bolted onto a concrete slab that is 6x9 as the concrete was originally poured for a shed that wasn't completed. I would like another simple but sturdy 6x2.4 building built on the back of my existing cabin for a kitchen. If possible I'd just like to gauge price ranges at the moment so I can see how much money I'll need. As a bonus I'd love to know the price of a 6x4 or 5 building or even just framing that so I can just frame in the whole back for kitchen...

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Homestead relocation and restoration

Posted 4 months 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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Shed partition

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to add a wooden internal wall to our shed - no doors needed but area is also part of a lean-to, some of which we would also like closed in. Area approx 8m by 5m by 3-4m height.

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Builder wanted - New 2brd Home build

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for a builder that can build a small 2 bedroom home ( Total including g deck and garage and home 223.8m2. The vacant land is located in Opua/Paihia. The land is flat to gentle slope so will need to be built on a floor pier system frame. Cladding type will be 80% Stramit® Premier 300 Architectural Cladding with 20% Cedar timber Looking at getting the works started anytime which suits 2022. I have the design picked out. Email - Ben Shepherd ...

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Enclosing a verandah

Posted 4 months 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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Deck

Posted 3 months ago

New elevated Deck approx 40m2 need quote and time it would take to complete.

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Window installation #2

Posted 4 months 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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Shower Re-Line

Posted 2 months ago

Re-Line of shower with Seratone Classic or similar, Re-Clad wall of Implement shed in ply and replace approximately 3 metres of box spouting on Skyline Garage.

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Double garage

Posted 1 week ago

I would like to get a cost of a double garage to be put up in our new property. I am just getting some quotes to get the concrete laid once we move up on the 1st Feb, then would like to get a double garage put on soon after. So am hoping to get some quotes for this please. I am after a double garage, with one side to have a garage door which will be used for a car, and the other side to be used as big office and storage space, with a ranch slider, with an internal wall dividing it. I have atta...

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Family home

Posted 2 months ago

I’m looking to build a house that wraps around a covered deck area with the master bedroom at the top end. Down one side of the deck 3 full bedrooms with built in wardrobes. The other side with a lounge, kitchen and full bathroom and shared laundry. Deck- approx 16m x 4m 3 bedrooms- approx 10m x 4.5m Lounge/kitchen/bathroom- approx 11m x 4.5m I’m looking to add fencing for half acre and concrete courtyard. Possibly looking to add a garage if funds allow us to. Please can I get roug...

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Major Renovation

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Corner soaker need to fix

Posted 4 months ago

My house rt corner got broken. Need to fix it

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Sun shade/pergola and clothes line

Posted 4 weeks ago

Pergola Here's a picture of what we're after - though we'd need posts next to the house as well as our cladding is coloursteel and we can't attach anything easily to the house. https://... -raikfcquaxqncofqfm. ... /wp-content/uploads/... / ... g Our concrete pad is 4m wide and the posts would sit just on the edge of the pad. We'd like it to go out to the edge of the pebbled area (see pic) - about 3.85m. We'd like wooden slats for shade - as pictured or something different depending...

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Board replacement

Posted 1 month ago

Need some old boards on outside of house to be replaced ready for it to be painted next month. Quoted job first

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House renovations

Posted 3 weeks ago

Sitting room extension with installation of sliders. Kitchen knock out and wall removal for new kitchen. Opening out of hallway making open plan living area

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Erect Kitset and decking

Posted 1 month ago

Erect used Kitset 6 x 6 garage and 3 x 3 kitset cabin and maybe decking. I'm looking at used dismantled kitsets for this. Seems a base would also need to be constructed for each (Wooden floors?) I haven't purchased the buildings yet (this will depend on builder response)

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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Bathroom Reno’s Decking We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a clean, tidy and reliable job finish. We also run a quality and reliab...

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Good Job Cleaning & Maintenance

Joined May 2009

Hello there, We are a semi-retired couple with many years of experience in construction and domestic/commercial cleaning. We offer services to assist with your domestic cleaning needs and small maintenance jobs around the home. Based in the Far North, we can work locally or complete one-off jobs in other areas. Get in touch today and let's see if we can help you get your job done.

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Tradie

Joined July 2014

Hi there NZ, We are trade qualified builders with LBP Licenses and members of the certified builders association. We specialise in New builds, Home extensions, major home renovations and re-cladding, we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are professional, efficient, honest, hard working and go out of our way to meet client deadlines and demands. Workmanship is our priority as well as prov...

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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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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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Bricon Building & Construction Ltd

Joined December 2020

Hi, Whangarei based small Business with LBP Builder and apprentice . 14 plus years experience in the industry covering a wide range from residential to Commercial. New Build , Extensions , Renovations , Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Decks Pergolas ,Fences , sheds and the list goes on . We here at Bricon Pride our self's in doing a quality job completing in the time frame and budget set out. Even goi...

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Parsons builders

Joined April 2017

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

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Radscapes

Joined July 2020

Radscapes Ltd is a small landscaping company based on the North Shore of Auckland. We specialize in residential landscape and excavation works. With years of experience and a history of high quality work, should you choose to use us I can assure you will be overjoyed with the final product we leave for you.

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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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Ninety By 45 Construction Limited

Joined March 2021

LBP Qualified Designer, Experience in regulatory and 8 years of designing/drafting with experience on site and great understanding of construction. LBP Qualified Builder (Adam) 15 years construction and project management.

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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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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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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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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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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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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience in New Zealand, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer based in Christchurch and a Producer Statement Author for Auckland City Council. I have a broad experience in structural design and site investigation from new build to alteration, and seismic or earthquake assessment of existing structures. These structures vary from residential, commercial, school, and pub...

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NZ CCS ltd

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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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder,LBP, 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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SJ Walker Builders ltd

Joined October 2020

SJ Walker Builders ltd specialise in renovations, maintenance and demolition. We are a small hardworking team who demonstrate quality workmanship and attention to detail.

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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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