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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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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Packing concrete pile

Posted 1 year ago

Pack a few concrete piles to bring floor to level. Care to be taken underfloor regarding old copper pipework. Recently insulated floor and has plastic protection. Clean work space, lots of crawl space.

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Balcony alteration

Posted 5 years ago

Looking to change existing balcony structure to remove posts and to allow concrete to be removed underneath and new concrete drive and garden border to be installed.

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Shop Extension

Posted 3 years ago

We have a Service station & a garage in adjacent building. we want to merge the current shop area with garage & extend the shop into it.

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Enthusiastic New Team Member

Posted 3 years ago

Hello everyone I am Catherine. I am looking for the opportunity to work on a build site. I am attending polytech studying carpentry. My goal is to become skilled in home renovation and new builds. I will be making phone calls aswell as trying other ways to get in contact with you to see if you need a helping hand. I have 3 seperate 3 week blocks available to work with you and your team. April 16th - May 4th. July 2nd - 20th. October 1st - 19th. Should I be successful in my study I would be the...

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ROA RD

Posted 2 years ago

6/12 mtrs in size around 2.4 high single garage door single window corrugate or long run. full build ,site is ready

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Parfitt Place House

Posted 1 year ago

New house, monopitch roof single story 170 m2. Labour-only price required to complete this build including concrete work, frame and truss, roofing and soffits, installation of windows and doors, cladding above brickwork, insulation, gib fix, installation of joinery, hardware and finishing trims.

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Repair roof/flue leak and rotten window frame

Posted 1 year ago

I need someone to repair a roof that leaks badly at the flue pipe. Possibly also a couple of roof iron sheets. This job is somewhat urgent due to increasing damage. Also have a bedroom window with a badly rotten frame - would like a quote for either repairing or replacing the frame.

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Building Renovation

Posted 7 months ago

Renovation, wanting to insulate a 240sqm space, and create some internal walls, install a kitchen and 2 bathrooms, looking to take two people on to complete a variety of building/renovation work. Will pay by the hour, expect there will be 1-3 month full-time work. Must have high standards of finish and have tools.

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TV Bracket

Posted 2 years ago

Install wall bracket for large TV

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Structural assessment

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for someone to check the piles and structural beams in a house we are looking to buy.

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Verandah and garage erection

Posted 5 months ago

Add a verandah to front of cottage , less than 20sq m Can start immediately Prepare slab and erect 7.2x7.2 Versatile type garage. Awaiting permit etc. Work to be completed by august 2021

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Container roof

Posted 5 years ago

I have 2 shipping containers 6 meters long.want them on foundations 5 meters apart with a roof over the containers and the space between them . Want concrete pad in between and out in front of them with the roof overhanging to cover the concrete so when you open the doors up the roof will cover them .

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Bach Build, Iveagh Bay, Lake Brunner

Posted 2 years ago

SIPS Panel Bach Build, Iveagh Bay, Lake Brunner. Qualified Builder and/or Labourer required from October- February (Two weeks of holidays over the Christmas period)

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Gallant 39876

Posted 2 years ago

We have a customer who needs her ceiling repaired after insulation was installed. We need to have it repaired and brought back to the same standard as the rest of the house

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New job board

Posted 6 months ago

I need a fireplace removed and all 4 walls in one room rejibed and insulation put in outside wall

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New conservatory

Posted 2 years ago

I want a small conservatory added with aluminium windows to match house etc. Two sides needed about 3.5 and 2.5m. PReferably glass roof

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Bathroom re-flooring

Posted 6 years ago

We have an older bathroom which needs the existing T&G floor removed, a new particle board floor installed after levelling of the joists. Then re-install the bath, line two walls with waterproof wallboard, install a replacement bathroom cabinet as well as replacing a bi-fold door into the room with a single standard door. There is also some small areas of Gib repair and plastering.

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Aluminium window install

Posted 1 year ago

Install 5 new aluminium windows

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Exterior repair

Posted 5 years ago

I require a quote to replace an I beam on a 2 story A frame house as well as 3 support poles holding up a 2nd story decking. I would also like a quote to install pink batts in the ceiling space and another quote for fencing. The building is in Grey mouth but am happy for CHCH builders to quote if they can work off photos

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Build a cabin or unit .4.800 wide.by 7m long gable roof

Posted 3 years ago

want a price of a future build on a greymouth flat section. I want a unit built. also called granny flats 4.800 wide.by 7 metres long. gable roof. .one bed. small toilet suite.. one open plan. I just need a price to see if I can afford a build. can it be built for under $30.000

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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 14 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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Mount Captain Construction

Joined February 2019

Hi, I am licensed building practitioner based in North Canterbury who prides himself on integrity, quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. I specialise in custom built housing and renovations as well as decks and pergolas.

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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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Mark Stentiford Renovations Ltd

Joined April 2013

So hi potential customer, I have been in the building industry for around 27 years. Most of that time in Perth but have returned home in 2010. I have been mostly doing Renovations, predominantly Bathroom & Kitchen renovations. I pride myself on a FIXED PRICE JOBS (No Extra or Hidden costs) at a competitive price and a quality job, I organise all the other necessary tradesmen needed like Plumbe...

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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are Nu Vista 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 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 and understand what you want so that we can de...

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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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plank & co

Joined August 2020

We specialize in small space joinery fit-outs but also do standard house kitchens Our kitchens are produced on a CNC and can produce anything to suit your needs - Custom design and build - Furniture - Kitchens/Laundry/Study As licensed builders we can also do any home renovations/builds that you may require

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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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JLF CONSTRUCTION

Joined October 2020

Hi, I've been building for over 10 years and decided it's time to be my own boss. I've worked on and completed high end architectural new builds to small maintenance jobs and everything in between. I take huge pride in my work from start to finish I'd with that providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and on budget

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Insulation Concepts NZ Ltd

Joined August 2015

We specialise in supplying and fitting Insulation to your Existing Home (Retrofit), New Builds & Commercial Buildings. Contact us now for a free competitive quote. Or check us out at ... OR ...

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FIRTH HOMES LTD

Joined August 2013

Building, Renovating, Landscaping and Project management. Over 18 years experience. We have simple, practical solutions that are affordable with a 10 year guaranteed quality finish. Work with clients to meet there fixed budgets. Assist with specific requirements, advice and direction from concept and design to completion. All work performed or supervised by licensed Tradesmen. H...

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Kit set Assembly Services

Joined January 2018

Hi at Kitset Assembly Services, we are the manufacturer approved installers of your new nz made garden shed. Fully trained in all areas of Kitset Assembly from indoor/outdoor furniture to BBQs and everything in between. Not to mention that all job related rubbish is removed free of charge. You can be assured of a quality job and with set pricing rather than per hour rates there are no hidden surp...

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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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello, Certified drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 15 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage. Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Flint Construction

Joined March 2015

Small family owned building company, servicing the South island. Run by an experienced Licensed Building Practitioner. Providing tailor made building solutions for your budget and needs. We can complete your renomb bvation, new build or light commercial project. No job is too small for us, we can be building a new house or replacing pickets on a fence, our professional attitude remains. Happy to...

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Eur roofing ltd

Joined February 2021

The human mind is the limitation, roofing can be folded like origami more questions feel free to ask or check out cassbayhouse on Instagram or grand designs.

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Woodland Carpentry Co

Joined November 2018

Woodland Carpentry Co. are Qualified and licensed building Practitioners. We specialise in large renovation and new builds, but we also love and enjoy the small projects and would love the opportunity to talk to you about your building project and offer you a free no obligation quote. We have good relationships with our suppliers providing us good buying power on most building materials. We pride...

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Building Reformerz

Joined May 2014

Hi, Building Reformerz started in Christchurch back in Dec' 06. After a few years we relocated to Hokitika and now service the greater West Coast doing housing repairs, renovations, bathrooms and more. A friendly reliable business with many happy clients. So if you need building work done give us a call or email.

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TFB Contracting

Joined February 2021

Can repile, relevel houses, retrofit and renovate, plumbing and even reroute pre existing pipes, electrical issues, not a problem. Very professional, no communication issues, I pride myself and am very attentive, small jobs, big jobs am happy to help

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