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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Bilder garden

Posted 1 year 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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Handy man services required

Posted 2 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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Open plan living

Posted 10 months 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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MatauraGore

Posted 3 years ago

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

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Building a house in Te Anau

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Garage repairs

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Meditation room wall

Posted 2 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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3 Toronto St Gore

Posted 6 years ago

Want sash window frame repaired and other windows re-puttied.

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Kitchen Extention

Posted 6 years ago

We have a 1920's bungalow in need of some TLC. Stage one is to extend the kitchen lean to 1 meter under the existing roof, replace windows and door fit a skylight and to reclad. We will remove all old windows, weatherboards, and the door prior to work commencing. We also will supply the new windows, skylight, door and cladding (shadowclad) We just wish to get it weathertight at this stage. The builder chosen will have the opportunity to continue with this project, and other projects we h...

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Gate and signs

Posted 4 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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New House

Posted 1 year 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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Fit window into existing weatherboard wall

Posted 8 years ago

small window 45mmw 121mm length to be fiited into weatherboard wall-no existing cavity - has to be cut in. If you look at the house in the photo it is the wall on the left where there is no window.

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House framing / panels

Posted 2 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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Mataura rafter and ceiling

Posted 7 months ago

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

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Cabin Frames Gore

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Rennovation

Posted 1 week 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 6 months 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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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds. Also do renovations across Southland and Otago. Currently based in Queenstown. We also do painting and decorating. Blackwood Building is also proud to be a member of the Master Builders Association.

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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 14 years, and has experience in high end builds right down to small alterations. Bragg Buildings team together have more than 45years trade experi...

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Affordable Guttering &Roofing Ltd

Joined August 2009

Hi I am Nathan Childs Owner and Installer of All Spouting and Roofing Products snowstraps gutter, repairs, replace, cleaning! Roofing, Repair, Replace My books are open for anyone too pick a customer and ask how we did on there homes ! No Company does that but I do We are a Trusted Christian Family company You the Home Owner are Number One !! P.s and we don't even preach lol NOTHI...

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Dion Bates Building Ltd

Joined April 2015

Qualified, licenced, registered master builder based in Invercargill servicing Southland, Southern Lakes and Central Otago areas. We specialise in new homes and renovations. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, service and completing jobs on time and on budget.

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Phil Huntley Builder Ltd

Joined August 2009

Over 20 years experience. Available for renovations, repairs and all building work inside and outside, including: * Kitchen and bathroom renovations and repairs. * Full interior refurbishments * Additions and alterations to existing houses * New house construction * Decks and fencing * Driveways and landscape construction * Emergency flood and damage repair No job too small or too big

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Sincs Construction Ltd

Joined December 2017

Hi, I've been building for ten years(in business) and a employee before that for seven years here and overseas. Building everything from decks, large and small renovations, new homes and commercial projects even farm related work like sheds and dairy related work. I'm hold a LBP license and am a master builder member, also a member of the Bware safety program. I can guarantee a professional approa...

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ASR group

Joined November 2016

I've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. No job is to small

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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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All Round Trade & Maintenance Ltd

Joined January 2018

Hi. With 15 years experience in the Trade and construction industry All Round Trade & Maintenance is well equipped to take care of the the projects you want done. From home repairs to home improvement through to a full blown land makeover, we are sure to be able to help you. We are Professional and Precise and always aim to meet our project estimate prices.

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Shane's Drainage Limited

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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J B Building

Joined April 2015

I am a qualified builder with 4 years architectural experience in Australia and 5 years experience in New Zealand. My specialty is renovations and alterations. I am very professional and always do my jobs to a high standard. My prices are competitive and I work hard to meet deadlines.

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Bang Bang Building Ltd

Joined July 2013

We are a established business trading for 6.5 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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shane mccormack building ltd

Joined June 2014

Hi, i have been building both commercial and housing for the last 18 years. I have been trading in Invercargill for the last year and have worked mainly on house renovations. reroofs, installing kitset garages, i am very professional and take pride in my work making sure i meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on a budget. N...

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Complete Carpentry

Joined January 2018

I am a fully qualified English carpenter with over 20 years experience, I've worked in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. I complete all aspects of carpentry such as full renovations, decks, pergolas, doors, skirting, architrave, fencing and much more. I'm honest hard working and competitively priced.

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J & L Building

Joined December 2015

Hi, as a Qualified builder I have experience in both new builds, renovations, also I have worked in Christchurch as a decking specialist. Growing up on a farm has taught me to work hard, good work ethics and the ability to push through to get the Job done. I promise to be Honest, reliable and present fair quotes.

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Bradscon lmtd

Joined June 2017

protecting and rejuvanating your biggest assets. We provide value with customer satisfaction guaranteed. Specialize in roofing,concrete,drainage,landscaping,construction,painting,demolition and more...

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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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Catlins coast building ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland and Otago. Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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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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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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