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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cabin relocation

Posted 5 months ago

Set up piles for relocated cabin

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Foundation plan and building consent work

Posted 5 months ago

foundation plan and building consent work for a transportable home, asap.

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Beams

Posted 2 months ago

Need 3 beams installed so weight bearing walls can be removed. Approx 3m each. Walls have been stripped to studs. Has council consent. Job has some urgency

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Bathroom refit #3

Posted 2 months ago

Refitting bathroom and window flashings as soon as possible.The house that we have bought, has unseen issues, a black moldy bathroom being one, please help.

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Exterior recladding & roof replacement

Posted 6 months ago

I have some buildings in the Waikohu region that require significant work; Church at , Te Karaka - new roof, new cladding, new spouting, new gable end, some internal work. Church hall requires demolition and removal, leaving ground flat and compacted. Church at Matawai requires roof replacement. I would be keen on having a chat about these buildings and hopefully a site meeting to inspect them and arrange a quote Cheers Steve

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Small building

Posted 3 months ago

A 20 mtre sleep out, or two 10 metre sleep outs, on flat site with access. Board and batten with colour steel roof. Will need power. I don't know what the cost will be, so I will need to discuss possibilities; i.e. wooden joinery if affordable, lining, insulation, lighting etc..

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New Deck

Posted 6 months ago

New deck - approx 6000mmL x 2600mmD x 400mmH There are original support posts that are in ok condition. The new deck is to be relaid and extended to align with the house exterior. Thanks!

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Bathroom refit #2

Posted 2 months ago

Refitting bathroom and window flashings as soon as possible.The house that we have bought, has unseen issues, a black moldy bathroom being one, please help.

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Replacement #2

Posted 6 months ago

Replace rotted exterior window sill and replace rotted exterior board

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To install new Aluminium Windows - purchased

Posted 4 months ago

To install 5 new aluminium windows

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Trendy building

Posted 3 months ago

need a balcony made, a bloody good one, the balcony is half made, just extending it. want it to be bone dry

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29sqm House extension

Posted 3 days ago

We're looking for a LBP to extend our house by 29sqm. Plans have been drawn and approved by local council. The house is sitting on piles, windows and doors have been ordered and are waiting to be shipped from Auckland as soon as they enter Level 3. Gibbing, plastering and painting will be done by us as far as possible.

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Large Workshop Shed & Sleepout

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for builder to quote for shed plans provided by the draftsman who is also overseeing the build. Build is to go behind existing home in residential area.

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Bathroom refit

Posted 2 months ago

Refitting bathroom and window flashings as soon as possible.

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Office renovation

Posted 5 months ago

We are in the process of drawing up a plan to change an office space above a garage into a habitable unit. We will require a builder to re-line the space and frame up a bathroom area.

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Minor character reno

Posted 6 months ago

Minor renovation with interior and exterior work needed. Weatherboard house originally built in 1900. The house has been rewired and repiled, it is empty and ready to go. Looking for someone who has an interest and experience with older homes. Preferably completed ASAP. Details: Indoor: Remove fireplace, patch up ceiling and exterior ceiling tile Remove Wall (likely load bearing) - add beam Rebuild wall x3 (cosmetic - currently wide arches and wardrobe) Rebuild doorframe x2 (existing doo...

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Back entrance, carport,

Posted 4 months ago

There are a number of things we need doing to our house in mangapapa: - back door moved and entrance remodelled - carport roof structure repaired and roof replaced - replace overhang over garage door - aluminium sliding door replaced

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Need a new house built

Posted 3 months ago

We are thinking of buying a piece of land here in Gisborne and I need a builder to build a ... house on a 473m2 section before the end of this year. Please give us your best rates possible

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Fit Windows Replace floor

Posted 1 month ago

Replace kitchen and bathroom windows and replace bathroom floor

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Piles

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, I have two wooden piles at the back of the house that need to be replaced with concrete ones. Please contact me if you are able to do this job :)

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Find Builders in Gisborne

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.

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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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Civil Assist

Joined December 2019

We are a Civil Engineering business providing services within the following areas: • Project Management • Aerial Mapping • Topographic and Engineering Surveying • Civil Design (including Hydraulic, Structural, Geometric and Roading Design) • Estimation • Computer Aided Design • Graphic Presentation • Contract Writing • Procurement • Construction Management and Surveillance • Funding A...

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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J Burns Building

Joined February 2016

I have been building for 10yrs+ Building new Houses, Renovations, Decks, Fences and small Commercial Jobs and Have also spent time Doing Handyman and Insurance work with smaller jobs , I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion at a high standard and on budget

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Repiling101

Joined July 2018

"101 ways to level a floor" "1 way to do it right" We take pride in providing a professional house, home or building repiling service. Specialising in subfloor fixing/bracing/structural replacement and repair. Floor re-leveling, repiling, building foundations restoration. We strive to deliver a prompt service and Quality workmanship.

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Bestbuilds limited

Joined May 2020

Hi, we are a small construction business which specializes in new residential builds, renovations and concrete (RIB raft) foundations. We also do smaller jobs such as decks and fences. Our workmanship is at the highest level and we are very competitive pricing and keeping our projects to budget.

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Peak Construction Gisborne LIMITED

Joined August 2019

Peak Construction Gisborne LIMITED are your renovation and new home specialists. We are qualified builders and are members of the New Zealand Certified Builders group. This assures you that we are qualified enough to do the job. We have over 15 years experience and don't take the job lightly. We have a health and safety policy to adhere by to keep ourselves and your family safe. You can be assu...

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Gizzy Maintenance

Joined December 2019

Hi, my wife and I work together, I am a licensed builder and a qualified carpenter. We also specialize in pressure washing and waterblasting as well as window cleaning. Call us for minor renovations or garden maintenance or any other maintenance your house needs. Free quotes available.

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Maximum Planning

Joined April 2020

Maximum Planning is a professional Environmental Planning Consultancy. We provide cost affordable Resource Management Act, District Plan and Town Planning services to all of NZ. We provide high quality resource consents and planning advice to help save you time and money.

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Inspect House NZ

Joined February 2020

We specialise in Building Inspection Reports for residential and commercial buyers. We provide efficient, cost effective and professional reports to our clients in 24 hours. We also offer specialised reporting such as weathertightness, monolithic cladding, safe and sanitary and methamphetamine testing.

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Hammer It Home Limited

Joined February 2019

Hi, I'm a qualified carpenter who specializes in doing renovations, decks, fences and building maintenance and small jobs. I work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. Provide competitive quotes. Take pride in my work, client satisfaction and value honesty and integrity.

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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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ASAP REPILING

Joined May 2020

Hi Guys! 25+ years exp onsite building foundation Releveling & repiling experts when you need that job done asap! Full or partial house repiles/jack & pack) Full or partial floor Releveling Brick veneer & nib wall foundation Underpinning We provide Good Quotes! Good Work! Good Results! It's all Good! 👍

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Reporoa Contracting LTD

Joined January 2015

I provide good quality work at a competitive price. I can achieve this by working closely with clients. I have been building in the Rotorua area since the early 90's & have done commercial work , new housing & alterations as well as insurance claim repairs. I’ve Recently relocated to Gisborne where I will do some building work on a part time basis for selected clients.

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Builders Inc

Joined January 2015

Integrity Foundations: Quality - Safety - Integrity. We do any and everything to do with repiling, foundation work and floor levelling. Accept the Integrity challenge: Call us last - you'll notice a difference.

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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Roberts Contracting

Joined August 2019

We deliver a high level of service across a wide range of jobs. From new decks and fences, general household maintenance, urgent repairs and much more. I believe in delivering what I say I will when I say I will. I look forward to working with you. Ash

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EastCoast Builders NZ

Joined September 2021

We are a small New Zealand owned company specialising in residential building work in the Gisborne region. We are very professional and work hard to get your job done on time.

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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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