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Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering building related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Panel heaters installed

Posted 8 months ago

We need 3 panel heaters installed please.

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General repairs

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking to repair the following around the house (some photos attached): - Water damaged window sill x1 - Water damaged particle board + gib around laundry tub and water cylinder - Repair small sections of ceiling from old leaks

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New build

Posted 1 year ago

build a new kitset home ground up build 80sqm

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Weatherboards

Posted 9 months ago

Replacement of 2 rotten weatherboards on exterior of 1922 home.....one outward facing board and the supporting board below it ...both measure approx 1.5 m...

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Otherjobs

Posted 8 months ago

Wanting to enclose front porch area 1.80 X 2.9 or quote for extending it out further window to be put in also

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1 bedroom self contained unit

Posted 2 months ago

finishing a self contained unit

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Extension on a Batch

Posted 3 months ago

I have a sleep out Batch. I would like to extend it out to level with the kitchen and have a sliding door. The batch is sitting on full site. The batch has a kitchen/bedroom. And would like to have a small deck.

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Investment Property Refurbishment

Posted 4 months ago

I require a builder to attend the property under contract to provide estimates for repairs and quotes if possible. You will need to contact the agent to gain access so we can provide you that information. We require the following to be reviewed when you do attend - New bench top, sink and tap in Kitchen New bathroom vanity unit Polishing the existing floor boards REPLACE EXTERIOR SPOUTING AND AREA OF SOFFITT SOME ROTTEN BOARDS replacement SMALL REPAIR JOBS INSIDE, TOWEL RAILS, DOOR DAMAG...

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Door frame removal

Posted 8 months ago

I need an unused door frame removed from my hallway. My house was built in the mid 50's and this door frame would have once closed off the hallway to the 2 furthermost bedrooms. Once it is removed the tradesperson will be able to finish up by making it look like it was never there and the hallway will look more open,spacious and tidy.

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Totalspan sheds

Posted 4 months ago

Construct Totalspan buildings in the Gisborne region.

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Internal Wall removal

Posted 5 months ago

We require a local builder who is able to remove an internal wall and possible put a beam in the ceiling space to pick up ceiling joists.

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Bathroom refit

Posted 10 months ago

Looking for a qualified builder to remove a bathtub and install shower and safety handles, and tidy the space. Had planned for the work to be completed by Easter, but appreciate time is getting tight, so willing to work something out quite urgently. Also need a hand rail installed at the front door.

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Ceiling reinstatement.

Posted 5 months ago

Ceiling replacement in a shop

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Sarah Boyle

Posted 1 month ago

Need to add 3x3 m extension on sleepout with toilet and shower

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Crawford

Posted 4 months ago

Quote to build a roof over decking but wanting to keep the villa style look.

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New house wta

Posted 3 months ago

I need to repair a house that hasnt been lived in for over a year. New floor boards, possible insulation installation, electricity needed, plumbing needed, gas cylinders installed, bathroom stalled, toilet installed, wind. ows repaired

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Door frame removal 2

Posted 8 months ago

I need an unused door frame removed from my hallway. My house was built in the mid 50's and this door frame would have once closed off the hallway to the 2 furthermost bedrooms. Once it is removed the tradesperson will be able to finish up by making it look like it was never there and the hallway will look more open,spacious and tidy.

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Church building

Posted 3 months ago

We would like a registered painter to help with the higher parts of the Equippers Church building on the corner of Lowe and Childers Rds. We have volunteers to help with the lower parts

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Cross bedroom

Posted 11 months ago

I have a bedroom that needs a new window installed (I have this), fully re lined with jib, and insulation. A new sliding door fitted.

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Little studio build as an extension to the house

Posted 3 months ago

3 bedroom 1 bathroom home on a full block. I need a quote for a quality small studio extension .

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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA RHL Contracting

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. We are happy if you are happy.

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Shane's Drainage

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Nationwide Housemovers Ltd

Joined March 2011

Nationwide Housemovers Ltd was established by Robert Jones, who has had over 24 yrs experience in the housemoving industry. With a broad range of knowledge from the relocation of one bedroom granny flats up to the relocation of two story buildings. With Robert following the job through, from pricing to completion, you can be assured that you will have a direct contact at all times. This is...

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Ken Overton Contracting

Joined September 2017

10 years building experience. From small maintenance and handyman work to bathroom and kitchen design, installation and project management. Demolition and rebuild, Pruning trees, fruit trees, roses and grape vines. Happy to 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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Steve Candy Building

Joined June 2010

I have a staff of 12 and can do anything from fences to commercial contracts. Have completed a number of new houses and worked for architects. References available

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about concrete

Joined July 2011

LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER Residential and/or non-residential concrete floors walls footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS "Garea Pools Established in pool construction since 1980" Full project management or labour only options available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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JWC Builders LTD

Joined February 2014

Specialist Residential Building company with over 9 years experience..Recently Moved back to Wellington after building for several years in Gisborne as foreman of a large residential company.More recently have spent 8 months in Mangahwai,Northland building a $2 Million New Build for Wellington Clients.

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Momo Stewart

Joined July 2017

Kia ora, I moved from Germany to Aotearoa last year. I have over 10 years experience as a cabinet maker and builder. My approach to design and craftsmanship is firmly anchored in my traditional German training as a furniture maker and carpenter, balanced with a Bauhaus-influenced style. I specialise in quality craftmanship and prefer to work with sustainable materials. Since moving to Auckland I h...

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Panther Electrical Ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi I am an Electrician with 7 years experience. We have been Specialising in new builds, renovations, small and big jobs in the Wellington region.Residential and commercial. Efficient,Reliable,Friendly,On Time and fair pricing. Building,Landscaping backround and general handyman Trade skills and knowledge.Skills throughout various trade industries. Free Quote's available.

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Handy Contractors Ltd

Joined October 2014

We are a small business based in Pukekohe, Auckland. We offer a friendly, professional and down to earth service for our clients and go the extra mile to ensure you are satisfied with our work. Between us we have 30+ years experience across building, landscaping and civil engineering and love what we do. From small jobs to large jobs we can offer no obligation free quotes with a friendly, personal...

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East Coast Construction

Joined September 2014

Hi fences and di have been building for eleven years or so any, decks fences and Renovations. My brother is a draftsman so can get plans drawn up if required. I am currently doing up my own house reroofing rebuilding the deck, recladding weatherboard, and extending the house redoing bathroom and kitchen. Fixing up our sleep out too. I will need some work to finance my project. Concrete work, ret...

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OneBirdWorks

Joined March 2017

Hi, Although I am new to Builders Crack I am not new to building. I am a qualified carpenter and have been in the industry for almost 17 years. I have worked in both residential and commercial construction with 2 major companies throughout NZ and Australia. Over the past 8 years I have specialised in home maintenance and small renovations, this has lead me to gain experience in a variety...

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Acorn creations

Joined May 2011

Hi am a qualified tradesman with guys we make a great team we can do all the joinery & renovation work,bathroom renovations that you need done email us today we pride ourselves on providing competive quotes and the completing them on budget

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DLM Landscaping creations LTD

Joined August 2016

Hi, we at DLM landscape creations take pride on every single one of our customer projects and we aim to always achieve high quality results to suit your budget whether it is a small revamp or a full landscape makeover for your property. The experienced and friendly team at DLM will offer you free personalized quotes for any project at fair and competitive rates.

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whitconstruction

Joined August 2016

whitconstruction In 2013 I decided to set up a foundation repair company that is different from the rest. This includes providing outstanding customer service. Being completely responsive to home owner needs providing excellent coverage, and doing all of these things at a responsible and reasonable price. I am willing to grow my company and go nationwide. With 13 years experience I have wo...

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PJS Builders

Joined October 2018

PJS Builders have been trading for 7 years working in all sectors of the industry. We have a wide range of skills suited for even the most challenging job.

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Meditech

Joined July 2017

A maverick in the methamphet­amine decontamin­ation industry using patented sterilisat­ion technology to efficientl­y decontamin­ate all properties Services offered: Methamphet­amine Decontamin­ation Insuranc­e Claim Consultanc­y Areas serviced: New Zealand Wide, subject to availabili­ty Availability: We are currently available and can work around your level of urgency for services Our success...

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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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TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING

Joined October 2010

TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING OFFERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES , WE DO SPECIALISE IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN RENOVATIONS , WE DO ALTERATIONS AND XTENSIONS . WE OFFER A LANDSCAPE DESIGN SERVICE AND SPECIALISE IN ALL OUTDOOR LIVING STRUCTURES .TUNDRA BUILDING AND LANDSCAPING ALSO DOES POLE BARNS AND OTHER FARM BUILDINGS.WE HAVE A BASE OF SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED SUB CONTRACTORS TO CALL ON. WE ALSO OFFER A...

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