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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Handy man services required

Posted 5 years ago

Painting interior exterior, couple of floor boards to be redone and carpet to be laid. some plumbing work also involved. the job is in gore

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Check the wall to see if it’s load bearing

Posted 1 month ago

I am wanting to know if the wall is low bearing and if it will need a structural beam

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Mataura rafter and ceiling

Posted 2 years ago

Rafter in ceiling has rotted and snapped, pushing ceiling down, both need replacing ASAP

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Bathroom Renovation

Posted 3 months ago

I'm looking to replace like with like, cost-effective and easy-care. I've attached pictures of the bathroom. It's about 1.7m x 2.8m with a shower, toilet, vanity, mirror, and wall fan. Happy to pay for a quote so I know what I'm looking at and I'm not in a hurry. Based in Mataura.

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Gate and signs

Posted 6 years ago

We own the old gore fire station and need the gate replaced and a lock with a key installed. It needs to be solid. We also need the back packers signs taken down and the one on the garage side painted over.

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Replace soft flooring

Posted 6 days ago

Replace soft flooring in hallway. Area approx 4m x 2m

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Bilder garden

Posted 3 years ago

I would like a treated wood container built to grow vegetables in. My daughter is 6 foot and she doesn't want to have to bend and my grand daughter has Autism so she would like her to be part of it. I would like a quote. I would like another person or same to put the soil in this built box.once finished. Thank you Rene the Grandmother

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Meditation room wall

Posted 4 years ago

We want our interior garage/workshop/laundry divided into separate laundry/meditation room and garage/workshop. One interior wall with close-fitting heavy hinged internal access door. Finishing will be our care.

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Cabin Frames Gore

Posted 4 years ago

We require someone to build prenail frames off-site for 10m² to 80m² cabins

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New House Build

Posted 7 months ago

Looking at building a new home, 250m2+ floor area. Got a good size section at 53 Waimumu rd, RD4, Gore with a gentle slope, with gravel drive access. Need assistance with drawings, then building the home with project management included. Interested in any expressions of interest who can build during this year.

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MatauraGore

Posted 6 years ago

50m2 weathertight shell on piles on flat section, colorsteel cladding

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Wall removal

Posted 1 year ago

Old chimney and concrete removed in between wall and wall removed, also re jibing a ceiling. Needing done by 23/2/20, sooner the better

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House framing / panels

Posted 5 years ago

I'm going to build a house using structural insulated panels - I'd like an lbp with some experience using these systems or one with an open mind. The house is 100 sq m

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Garage repairs

Posted 3 years ago

Looking for builder to do some fix up work on a garage

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Rennovation

Posted 2 years ago

Window replacement/repairs, floor repairs, repairs to holes in walls, paint, repair/replace door, insulation top and bottom.

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Renovations in rental house for presale

Posted 2 years ago

We are needing a builder to help with renovations in our rental property in Gore. This is removing and re-lining walls in bathroom, re doing bathroom floor, installing bath and vanity and toilet and extraction fan. Help with installing 2nd hand kitchen. Replacing a ceiling panel in kitchen and fixing leak in roof. Possibly extra little jobs. If possible make a start between 28th Dec - 6 Jan

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Open plan living

Posted 3 years ago

We are about to relocate our toilet to the bathroom, to enable us to open up our existing kitchen and lounge to create open-plan living. We'll need to remove/adjust at least two walls and would like to relocate another one to create more space.

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Building a house in Te Anau

Posted 2 years ago

are there any builders in Southland region available to build a new house in Te Anau?

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New House

Posted 3 years ago

I have a section and want a house built. I have my own plans, these need to be drawn for consent etc

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Mataura attic

Posted 2 years ago

Replace a wooden beam in the attic in a old home

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BRAGG BUILDING & DESIGN LIMITED

Joined September 2014

Bragg Building & Design Limited is honest and reliable company that prides it's self on going the extra mile to achieve the results of every clients wants and dreams. Owner operator Shahn Bragg has been building in and around the Southland region for 18 years, and has experience in high end builds right down to small alterations. Bragg Buildings team together have more than 50 +years trade expe...

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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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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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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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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Bang Bang Building Ltd

Joined July 2013

We are a established business trading for 8 years in Invercargill, we have two qualified builders with a combined 42 years of industry experience. I am sure that we can sort any of your building problems.

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Glide On Services Ltd

Joined January 2018

Welcome to Glide On Services Ltd. Southland Owned and Operated, we are the 'go to' specialists for all your Landscaping, interior/exterior Painting and Property Maintenance needs. With 15 years experience in the Trade and Construction industry we are well equipped to take care of the the projects you want done. From home repairs to home improvement through to a complete landscape makeover, we a...

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Mahurangi Construction

Joined April 2018

Hello I am a licensed and qualified builder. I have been in the building industry building for 10 years. I have experience in all building work including project management. I work harder and smarter for the best job possible.

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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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Harper Architecture

Joined July 2015

We are a small architectural design firm specialising in residential design to enhance your daily living. We design new homes and alterations to existing homes. We are keen to make your home Eco friendly where possible. We aim to: Listen: Work closely with clients to bring your ideas to fruition. Guide: We will step you through the design and consent process making it as seamless as possible...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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JLS BUILDING

Joined March 2017

Hi Here at JLS Building we specialise in new homes, alterations and addition,sheds,decks,fence and small concrete jobs. We are a business out to achieve some new exciting builds on time and budget.

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Rutledge Plumbing

Joined March 2014

Laser Plumbing Invercargill Rutledge Plumbing Ltd T/A Laser Plumbing Invercargill established in 2004, you can be sure of complete satisfaction in all work completed with prompt, friendly service and quality workmanship. When you require an experienced Plumber in Invercargill and the surrounding Southland region be sure to call Jason and his team! Laser Plumbing Invercargill offer a wide range...

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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Andrew Wilson Decorating Ltd

Joined February 2017

Stopping and painting for over 15 years. Small or large jobs. Qualified and also a Resene Eco Decorator. We strive for perfection. Do it once and do it right!

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Enda Dunne Construction

Joined November 2019

We have been building in Queenstown and surrounding areas for the past 13 years and have over 25 years of experience in the building trade. We specialise in renovations and extensions and shop fit outs. No job is too small or too big. we provide free estimates and complete quotes with a friendly and professional attitude. We are licenced building Practitioners with site safe qualifications and fir...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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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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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds, renovations and retaining walls. We also do painting and decorating. Based in Invercargill we work across the entire Southland region and Queenstown.

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Elite Build South

Joined July 2016

Hi Mike here Elite Build South Ltd, Elite Build South is looking for more work for the 2020 Period, Although a lot of adjustment is needed during these times, the silver lining is that we are still available for your building projects and may be the best time to start your project we have a few gaps to fill as of now, We pride our selves in doing the job Right the First Time and completing al...

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