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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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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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Building Renovation

Posted 1 year 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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Put hole in roof for extractor fan

Posted 1 month ago

Need a hole to put extractor fan in bathroom which is in the middle of a flat roof house

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Verandah and garage erection

Posted 11 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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Gallant 39876

Posted 3 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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Home reno (accommodation incl. if from out of town*)

Posted 4 months ago

we would like to add the follow to the ground floor of our 2 storey 1980's house: to have approx. 5 bedrooms (including a guest suite), a toy room, office, new kitchen, new laundry, lounge extension, a garage extension and make some changes to the front entrance. We would also possibly like to redo the windows throughout as well. We are in Greymouth but if there is tradies interested outside of Greymouth we may be able to provide accommodation. We are currently finalising plans and would...

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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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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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Structural assessment

Posted 10 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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New job board

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Aluminium window install

Posted 2 years ago

Install 5 new aluminium windows

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Bach Build, Iveagh Bay, Lake Brunner

Posted 3 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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Joist in loft

Posted 3 months ago

Kitchen Rangehood Fan: Electrician went into the loft to cut out the circular vent, found that the joist was directly above the installation, said we need a builder. The photo below indicates where the hole was drilled, realised the joist above. Have no idea what this will cost, as suggested below. But will get quotes.

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Pile work and window framing work

Posted 3 months ago

I've got a few (3-4) piles to jack and pack or replace - good access. Consents not rrquired. Also some window framing needs replacing or repaired. Looking for a general tradey for domestic jobs. I also need a 10ft driveway hedge cut to half size.

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Sleepout

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, piles are in place, so looking for price to supply and install materials for 2 x sleepout 6M length x 3M width with 2 windows and French doors. Single or double glazed. Happy to insulate ourselves. Location Marsden. Can be built out of ply and colour steel roofing. Interested to hear thoughts...

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Packing concrete pile

Posted 2 years 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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Builder

Posted 5 months ago

we need a garage built 7.5x6.0m in nine mile 20minutes north of greymouth. build to take place in august

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Relevelling & roof

Posted 6 months ago

1910 house 180sqm needs - One half repiled/levelled. Not seeking perfection. General levelling as house will never be level. -Roof needs patching for 3 water leaks. Long flashing, pan in gulley and slope in garage. Prefer someone can do both, top and bottom of building. Looking to have gulley roof leak secured immediately or ASAP while gathering quotes/estimates for whole job.

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Rata Hill

Posted 6 months ago

liveable barn, built to enclosed and one room (sc ) liveable. It is 12 x 6 m with mezzanine floor. Plans are done and passed by engineers, site engineering done. There is no specific time frame but it is a high wind zone so want work once started to not stop. Prefer soon.

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Sunroom

Posted 3 months ago

Build on closed in porch, Remove lg window Install sm horizontal ... window and wooden framed exterior French doors 1690x 2000 (3doors) and single door 800x 2000mm

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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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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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DRM Building Ltd

Joined August 2017

Hi, we're a small building company based in wellington. We've been around just over a year and have hit the ground running, Completing jobs on time and to budget. Lots of our work has been house restoration and maintenance, but has also ranged from bespoke garden beds to complete renovations. If you're after a friendly and motivated team please feel free to contact us.

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Habitat design & build limited

Joined November 2021

With over twenty years experience in the building industry I can help with your next building project from big jobs to small with a focus on quality workmanship ,efficiency and affordability .

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Culmer Construction

Joined January 2018

Hi, Culmer construction is a small building company that specialize in new houses,renovations,decks and pergolas but also get stuck in to all the little jobs. I pride my self in being very hard working to get the client exactly what they want on time and on budget.

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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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Adios Asbestos Removal Services NZ

Joined August 2021

Adios Asbestos is a New Zealand based company. We pride ourselves on the safe removal and disposal of all asbestos materials. Services include all types of asbestos (non-friable) from roofing (super 6,8 and 12), wall cladding, soffits, fences, sheds, garages and carports, asbestos pipes and cleanups. Or visit our website: www. ...

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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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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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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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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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Simpson Residential Limited

Joined June 2014

We have over 22 years experience in the building trade in both construction and residential , we have pride in our workmanship so you can guarantee a job well done

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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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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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Nickbuild

Joined November 2014

Hi Nick here. I am a qualified/ licensed builder. My business specialises in carrying out small jobs around Christchurch. I have a wide skill base due to the variety of work I have undertaken over the last 15 years. I have worked on premier character homes and built high end architectural homes on the hills (and everything in between). I consider myself personable to deal with and can offer prompt...

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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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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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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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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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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 16 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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Builders

Joined August 2021

We are new building company based in the Nelson Tasman region. We work with our client to bring you high quality results in-new builds ,renovations and extensions .get in touch with our team and we pride ourselves on providing competition quote and then completing jobs on budget.

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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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