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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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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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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 Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. Ext

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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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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

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Mums place

Posted 1 month ago

We are behind schedule mums sleepout is unfinished trim needs to go up on ceiling and around door and skirting boards need painting - walls need touch up where sanded. Would like finished by ASAP .Some trim is up, just needs a last push for finishing.

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Replacing areas of villa bottom plate

Posted 1 week ago

replacing or repairing areas of rotten bottom plate in villa. supported on bricks. Limited access from underneath, but possible. Only hoping to replace small sections at a time.

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Small alteration

Posted 3 months ago

small alteration - block doorway and create 2 new doorways.

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Fix garage space

Posted 4 months ago

install rimu tongue and groove floor, install a couple of French doors and a window, line garage walls and ceiling, insulation 6X6 space. Garage door replaced by large bifold doors

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Alteration

Posted 4 months ago

I have a garage which is not lisensed.I am wondering whether I could make this as a sleep out?

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Remove interior wall and gib two ceilings #2

Posted 1 month ago

Need an interior wall removed between kitchen and living room and two ceilings gibbed.

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New back door step

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, we would like a consultation and quote for our backdoor step/porch to be opened out from the kitchen, to be in line with the rest of the house. We are capable and willing to do all the demolition and finishing required. We just need a licensed builder to help with the structural work and potential consent applications. Work would need to be completed within 4 months.

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Re-clad exterior, re-gib inside

Posted 3 months ago

Exterior re-clad of weatherboard to existing home, fit new dble glaze doors and windows, completely giboard interior, new plaster, fit new kitchen and 2 bathrooms plus a number of other exterior works.

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Gibson-Ruri

Posted 2 weeks ago

1) Draftsman Quote for plans to be drawn up for bedroom extension and conversion of one end of garage to a sleepout 2) Building Quote for the above, ie . bedroom extension and conversion of one end of garage to a sleepout. 3) Also need to know if building consent required for either Not sure about bedroom extension given the sloping roof. May just remove wall to make a larger bedroom. Need advice.

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Wood shed

Posted 1 week ago

Would like a covering for wood to be joined on to existing wood shed. It will need a back, one side and an overhanging roof

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Garage Conversion

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for quotes to convert our double garage into a sleepout with ensuite.

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Ormond Road Reno

Posted 4 months ago

Renovations to bring up to standard to rent.

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Put together 3x small sheds and concrette

Posted 1 month ago

3x Small sheds that came all Prefab just need to out together. 1 X Pool pump shed and 2x wood shed. Also need to concrete padio area. Move pool gate, and put up new tralceing. All materials supplied.

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Remove interior wall and gib two ceilings

Posted 1 month ago

Need an interior wall removed between kitchen and living room and two ceilings gibbed.

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Windows to French doors

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there- I would like to 1) install French doors where my double hung sash windows are in my bedroom and 2) reinstall the double windows in to another bedroom where there is a single sash window.

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A1 Home renovation

Posted 4 months ago

We have a Lovely well maintained 3 bedroom A1 home at Okitu that needs a new kitchen, bathroom, replacement of small windows into large sliding doors, painting of wall stain to white and decking right around the house. In replacing the kitchen, we need a wall taken out. Happy to consider components of this work separately if preferred.

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Internal sliding door

Posted 4 days ago

Looking to change a door to an internal (cavity) sliding door

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Titoki Reno

Posted 4 months ago

A small reno on a commercial property . Remove 2 walls Install a door Remove cupboards and install sliding door Build small outside deck Renovate 2 toilets. One to be Accessible Other small repair work. Outside fencing and concreting Small roof extension. There may also be ongoing work depending on new tenant requests.

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465 Aberdeen Road, Gisborne

Posted 1 week ago

Quote to draw up plans and building renovations. 1. Extend and renovate front bedroom (there is a sloping roof and step down floor). Add appropriate front window. 2. Make one end of garage into sleepout, line with jib and add window and ranch slider

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Install Wooden Steps

Posted 3 months ago

Install wooden steps to replace existing concrete steps (see photo). Dependent on whether concrete steps can be removed or built over (at builder's and owners' discretion).

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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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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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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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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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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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fortyone ARCHITECTURE

Joined May 2020

We are a Boutique Architectural Studio obsessed with bespoke residential architecture design. Simply put, were focused on intentional design crafted around your families lifestyle. All the while maximizing your properties potential. Great homes don’t just get built. They are thoughtfully designed in a collaborative way that leaves everyone involved, proud of the end result. Palmerston N...

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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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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The Good Guys

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No Sweat

Joined January 2021

At No Sweat we offer building inspections and building reports as well as kitchen and bathroom renovations and maintenance including :carpentry, tiling, waterproofing, gib fixing and stopping and painting. - Your Property, Our Priority.

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