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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Repile house and complete extention

Posted 1 month ago

The piles are sinking in places - posts need to be lifted a bit and supported again. Small 3 bedroom. Then an extension of bedroom/bath/toilet attached to the rear to be added.

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Bombay Build

Posted 2 months ago

Hi Hope this email finds you well. We have finally been able to secure a 3.8Ha rural piece of land in Bombay. Please find attached the documents related to it. We have also had a concept plan designed which we like but we may or may not need to get it modified depending on how much the construction will cost and how much the bank lets us borrow. You will notice that the plan includes a minor dwelling which our mortgage broker recommended since the income from that will help us get a...

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27 sq mtr studio built, custom design

Posted 2 weeks ago

Roughly a 27 sq mtr studio to be built off site and Hiabed onto a site in Onewhero. Long mono pitch roof, shadowclad cladding, ply lined etc, off grid, Rough plan and specs attached would no doubt have to be refined. Pic attached is rough idea of shape.

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Fix

Posted 1 week ago

Needing a few holes in wall to be fixed

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Qualified builder required

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are wanting to enlarge our media room. Two internal walls will need to be push out to increase space.

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Move door frame

Posted 18 hours ago

Hello, looking for a builder in Pukekohe to move a door frame 650mm from the wall and new door frame will be 600mm Thank you

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Convert American barn to minor dwelling

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking at converting a portion of our kiwished American barn into a minor dwellingfor mum and dad. (consented as farm building 2010). Drainlaying, electrical and gas works existing and complying. The barn already has a bathroom consented and 2 rooms not currently shown on approved plans and would like to extend from there. Total size 9 x 12m first 3.5m x 12m section already converted, remainder to be utilized for home occupation and garage. Looking for someone to assist with building cos...

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Re-build Garden Shed Door with Timber

Posted 1 month ago

Door frame cracked as in the picture. Just want the garden shed door re built. Not a big job. Need a solid timber door with hatches and frame. Can pay up to 150 all up including Timber.

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Garage conversion

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to convert our garage into an additional living space. Remove garage door, bricking exterior wall and interior framing wall ready for painting. As a bonus experience in cladding would be good as we want to clad the created exterior wall in cedar or similar

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Outdoor cat enclosure

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a video to show you of an outdoor cat enclosure so our 7 indoor cats can have a safe outdoor life

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Single garage

Posted 1 week ago

I need a single garage built as an extension to my existing one.

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Gib or TG wall, floor repair, baluster thread, deck baluster repairs

Posted 4 days ago

I have some urgent jobs: 1. Need both sides of some stairs to be re-gibbed / or batoned (t&g). Used to have carpet lined on it but this has been pulled off and left holes and staples (see pic 1) 2. Install a thread for the balusters to join to (and carpet to run up to) along the length of the stair way (see pic 2) 3. FIll a hole where a plumbing pipe used to exit the house 4. Replace a section of partical board on the floor (where was previously a flood iand / or sand the floor (see...

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Repairs

Posted 1 month ago

some repairs outside an inside work

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Decking

Posted 4 weeks ago

I would like to have a deck installed at a property we are moving into at the end of November. The area is approximately 7mx3.5m. I would prefer hard wood but depends on price.

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Weather Boards

Posted 2 months ago

Replacing rotten weather boards. There are high spots and holes have developed.

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Extra room/study

Posted 1 month ago

Good day Looking at converting a portion of the living area into a study or small room. Length is approx 2.5m, and 2 m wide. Would like a builder the put up a wall along the living room side, and the against the kitchen. Also to jib and install a door (door TBC if a double sliding door or a single door). If you can plaster as well that would be a bonus. See attached photo to give a quick idea

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Water damage to wall

Posted 1 month ago

There is water damage to the wall on the side of the bathroom, where there shower is. There is a water leak from the shower mixer, which is inside the shower lining. We need to stop the water leak, so doesn’t cause more damage.

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Cavity Slider Removal + Outdoor Gates Installation

Posted 5 hours ago

I have two jobs: [1] We need our bathroom cavity slider removed and replaced with a normal door that swings open and closed - not a slider. I’ve attached a picture of our existing door that needs to be replaced. [2] We also need 2 outdoor gates. I’ve attached a picture of both the places where we need them. In one of the pictures you’ll see ‘A’ where we need the first gate, and in the other picture is ‘B’ where we need the second gate. We need just standard wooden gates. We’re hoping...

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New Deck and Ranch Slider

Posted 2 weeks ago

Replace window with ranch slider. New raised deck.

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Home Entrance- Exterior Entryway Redesign

Posted 1 week ago

• Indoor Fireplace • Gable roof with Column • Pavement extension • Add a balcony **Refer to photo for a detailed concept

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Recent building reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Roof repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

deck build

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

tv wall mount installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

repiling /pile repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck steps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs to barge boards and ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need a wall knocked down

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shed repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Renovations to site house

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

20th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Concrete pad for spa pool

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Adios Asbestos Removal Services NZ

Joined August 2021

Adios Asbestos is a New Zealand based company. We pride ourselves on the safe removal and disposal of all asbestos materials. Services include all types of asbestos (non-friable) from roofing (super 6,8 and 12), wall cladding, soffits, fences, sheds, garages and carports, asbestos pipes and cleanups. Or visit our website: www. ...

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NJB

Joined November 2021

I'm a licensed Builder with 15 years experience in the building industry, currently working on high end masonry residential construction. I'm always looking to take on smaller jobs on the side to keep up my skills in all areas of construction.

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Adams Building Company

Joined August 2020

Hi, we've have been working with renovations for the past 5 years. From small jobs to big jobs we pride ourselves on getting stuck in and completing the jobs to a high standard on budget with the clients vision in mind at all times.

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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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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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Sione

Joined October 2016

Hi there, My name is Sione Fa owner operator of Saiyan Chippy Limited. I am a qualified builder with my LBP license & over 10 years experience. At Saiyan chippy our small team is reliable, hardworking, offers competitive quotes & we hold ourselves to the highest of standards. If you would like to see some of our work please feel free to check out our Instagram page ...

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GILLZ Homes and Renovations

Joined December 2019

Hi, my name is Daljeet Gill and we specialise in Major Renovations and Newbuilds/Alterations/Extensions, we also do smaller jobs like Bathroom/Toilet/Laundry/ Kitchen Renovations. We do waterproofing (We are Council Registered PS3 Author So no inspection required for Waterproofing, Save inspection Cost and time) and Tiling as well. We have experienced team of professionals and hard working indi...

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Quality Service Tradie

Joined May 2021

Property Maintenance & Handyman Services in Auckland Quality Service Tradie has you covered when it comes to either your Commercial or Residential Property, Office or Building. We specialise in Assembly, Disassembly, Decks, Fencing, Installation, Repairs, Maintenance, Moisture Barriers, Insulation, Handyman Services, Building Projects & more.. • Assembly & Installation - We as...

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Good building & construction limited

Joined September 2021

We are new on Builderscrack but specialised in project management, major renovation, new builds and commercial for many years. New build at Hobsonville, Kumeu, renovation at Epsom, Remuera, Schnapper rock, commercial project at kumeu and Henderson film studio... We are very professional, qualified and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Sky Ceilings ltd

Joined February 2021

We are in the commercial and residential industry for the last 20 years,,all our trade’s people are qualified ,carpenter’s,we are professionals and work hard to meet the deadlines for project completion,no job is to big or to small for us,we treat every job the same,we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget and on time

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FIX N FLO

Joined July 2020

What we do We can fit your dream home’s plumbing in 3 steps: drainage, rough in and fit off. Whenever we are called to a job, we always put our customers first. We do this by providing quality services, arriving on time, and always providing our customers with multiple price points and options. This allows us to get the job done and stay affordable. Satisfaction We strive to be the best in...

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Marks Property Services

Joined December 2013

30+ years of construction experience in various fields. Decks, Fences, Gates, Balustrades, Pergolas built or repaired. General carpentry skills, bathroom & kitchen remodels, shop fitouts, Some design knowledge included. Other trade contacts include- tiler, plasterer, painter, electrician, plumber, builder, and affordable kitchen, bathroom & fencing suppliers. ... Modern timber & metal fencing...

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Licence To Wire

Joined September 2013

We are an Auckland based company that specialise in the residential & commercial market. We offer services from renovations, bathrooms, kitchens, re-wires, new builds, property management, shop fit-outs & general maintenance. No job is too small. Our main aim is to make the entire build/renovation process as stress free as possible for all our clients. We are very customer focused & can p...

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Mountfield Contracting

Joined July 2013

Hiya, we are a locally based small business run by Oli and Hailey. We specialise in residential and commercial landscape construction and property maintenance. We have been in business for over 14 years and cover the greater Auckland and Waikato areas.

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Rongoa Landscapes LTD

Joined January 2020

Kia Ora, we have been doing landscaping and maintenance for the past 10 years. We specialise in residential and commercial garden maintenance, garden installation, tropical and native gardens, hedge trimming, lawn mowing, garden edging, excervation (digger and bob cat work) and more -including landscaping, softscaping and hardscaping. We also specialise in traditional garden ornaments carved by us...

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AMK Engineers Limited

Joined August 2020

Hi, We have been helping with the Canterbury earthquake recovery for the last 8 years, both in the geotechnical and structural fields. I am a qualified Chartered Professional Engineer, specialised in both new builds, renovation, ground testing, new foundations for TC3, TC2, and TC1 as well as assessment and repair of existing residential and commercial structures. Detailed seismic assessment and...

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RedwoodEngineering ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi we have been providing engineering solutions for NZ for over 50 years . Key aspect is our ability ask relevant questions and come up with a effective and economical solution

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Cosy Living Limited

Joined November 2021

Cosy Living Limited is a family business that started in home renovations in 2013. From there we have grown into other areas such as property development, small to medium subdivisions, new-build houses, as well as continuing with renovation projects. We also offer contracting services for renovations, painting and plastering, and may consider new builds as well. We are friendly, fast and efficien...

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