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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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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My house at the back

Posted 1 month ago

I have a design for a 60m2 dwellling on the back of my current property which I am wanting quoted for the complete build. The construction is on a concrete pad with corrugated iron cladding. Interior lining is mostly plywood. The quote should include the entire job including plumbing electical work etc. Complete draftsman's plans and Geotech plans are available and building consent process is currently underway.

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Odd jobs to finish house done ASAP

Posted 3 weeks ago

Building cupboard and wardrobes. Putting gib up Cladding a very small area Bits and pieces that will be showen at quote time

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Outside room leaking corner

Posted 1 month ago

I need some options to try and sort this. Only one corner of this outside room (stand alone) leaks. It is the most exposed corner, and rain can drive into there on occasion (only ever noted in winter-past 2 or 3 yrs only). I have tried simple window sealant as pictured but problem not totally fixed. Water only noted at the bottom, somehow thru edge of door. Nil ceiling/other leaks. NB: It has been electrically certified + is powered.

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Repair water damaged wall

Posted 1 week ago

High moisture reading detected on building inspection below lounge window. Currently selling house and required to have cladding specialist in to identify source of leak and repair. On removal of the internal gib from the wall there is water damage to the base plate and some studs. Need urgent repair ASAP to ensure sale goes through.

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Chimney stack removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

We would like our chimney stack removed just below roof height thanks.

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Exterior Wall Cladding Repair -Timber & Decromastic

Posted 6 days ago

Most of the house has been re-clad in the Decormastic sheeting. This all appears in reasonable condition. The areas where the timber shiplap weatherboards are installed requires repair. There are rotten areas in these sections where the timber has degraded and will be allowing water to enter the side of the building. The remaining areas require re-painting and repair where there is water damage. We need a check and quote for repair to make sure the house is watertight.

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Extra office space

Posted 3 weeks ago

Enlarge existing office with matching Gib and 4 windows. Also provide for 3 access points to Warehouse, which will have plastic strips to go through. We will require a suspended ceiling and lighting and 3 double powerpoints as well. Approx area: 6,6 m x 10.8 m x 3 m (WxLxH) Site inspection essential to confirm sizes and standard of workmanship to be matched

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Fix floor under dishwasher

Posted 6 days ago

A section of the floor has been replaced under the dishwasher with MDF. This has been in contact with water from the dishwasher and has swelled. MDF should not be used in flooring as it is highly suseptible to water damage

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Help with toilet room finish off

Posted 3 weeks ago

Urgently need someone to come in tomorrow afternoon ... to install skirting and scosher boards in a toilet. We have the materials for it

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Extend kitchen

Posted 3 weeks ago

1987 single story fibroplank home.remove existing ranch slider and Extend kitchen by approx 20 sqm fit windows and new ranch slider,move 2 alloy windows and kitchen bench along approx 1m,move front door out if possible, add a deck beside kitchen extension change type and size of window above deck

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Wardrobes, storage and bifold doors.

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to put a wardrobe in a bedroom and a storage area in a hallway. The bedroom wall that will need to be opened up is a load bearing wall. Also looking at having bifold doors put in place of a window in the living room.

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Builder's report

Posted 1 week ago

I want a thorough builder's report (by a registered builder) for my house which is on the market.

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Divider walls

Posted 1 month ago

Constructing internal divider walls with doors, which are able to bear the weight of shelves and possibly stone veneer/tiles. To be completed within a shop fit out that has existing concrete floor to a 3 meter high suspended tiled ceiling. Owner with residential renovation experience intends to assist as labour / gofer. Approximately one weeks work for one tradesman, needs to be available late February early March.

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Reclading monolithic cladding (plaster cladding) with brick

Posted 1 week ago

Reclading monolithic cladding (plaster cladding) with brick

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Concrete step to front door

Posted 1 month ago

Half circle step to tidy up the pillars re front entrance. Will need piping of some sort underneath to be able to put a garden hose or watering system through.

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Room extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

this was a existing bedroom. that we want to make bigger to the piont where it is weather tight, also want you to get council consent sorted .This is a 1920s weather board home. But room can be made with different materials Not quite sure of budget at this point

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Temporary Office Wall

Posted 1 month ago

We need a temporary wall up on our mezzanine floor to prevent sound from traveling over the balcony to the area below. The wall would need to be about 5m long. On the left side, it needs to be about 2m high and then on an angle up to about 3.5m high on the right side. Unfortunately, we need this done by February. I had been contacting builder last year but no reply so hopefully it's not too late. Also to prevent needing scaffolding we are happy to have the wall 0.5m-1m in from the handrail so bu...

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Internal Stud Wall, plasterboard & door

Posted 1 week ago

Need an internal stud wall with plasterboard for inside double garage (across width, approx 6 metres), including door. Need constructed in March 2019.

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Building maintenance in and around the house

Posted 4 days ago

Changing flasings around the roof and windows...and reinforcing existing deck .and replacement of kitchen cupboard. Looking forward to be done ASAP ..got only some photos

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Sheron

Posted 4 weeks ago

We require a builder for general building work. We need, nailing of baseboards, deck building, front step building, replacing a couple of weatherboards and other general work. It's urgent and would like to get someone as soon as possible.

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9th April 2018

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Carport on Nixon street

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16th November 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

general handyman 2

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16th January 2019

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 5
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 5
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 5
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small wodden wall to be built around concrete pillar

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17th April 2018

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Garage beading

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4th June 2018

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 5
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 4
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 5
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 5

Replace barge board

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24th April 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Garage

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17th April 2018

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Replace rotten roof hip? Supports ?Etc.

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22nd January 2019

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 5
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 5
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Ensuite & W.I.C house extension

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10th August 2018

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 4
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 5
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 5
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Heritage home maintenance/repairs

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22nd July 2018

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 2

Fasten Racking

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17th September 2018

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Soffit repair

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19th May 2018

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Few outside building jobs

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20th August 2018

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Gardenbox with bench seat along edge.

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th September 2018

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 5
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 5
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General house repairs

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17th March 2018

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 4
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 2
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Repairing a double size carport

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20th January 2019

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Internal wall in garage

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1st December 2018

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 5
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Charity

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6th August 2018

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 5
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 5
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Kitset Buildings

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5th June 2018

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 5
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 5
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Garage Door Arcs

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13th March 2018

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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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Apex Tree Services

Joined June 2011

A passionate Arborist Horticulturalist with over 30 yrs experience Qualified working with plants and trees totally professional all work undertaken hedges removals shaping view restoration etc very competive rates All work considered

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B O L D Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 20 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple small fence to a full residential contract.Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - simonmasters21@gmail.com

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Southern Star Property Group

Joined January 2019

Hi there, We offer a range of services from experienced and qualified tradespeople, in the construction industry:- Carpentry, painting/decorating, and drywall plastering, and concrete placing. We take pride in our work, customer service, and satisfaction, and would love to be of assistance with your project. Have a great day! Regards, The team at Southern Star.

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Evergreen house ltd

Joined August 2018

Trying to think of the right builder? Need someone to guide you through your project? People who think their budget is low? High? All could be done through us.

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DLM Landscaping creations LTD

Joined August 2016

Hi, we at DLM landscape creations take pride on every single one of our customer projects and we aim to always achieve high quality results to suit your budget whether it is a small revamp or a full landscape makeover for your property. The experienced and friendly team at DLM will offer you free personalized quotes for any project at fair and competitive rates.

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Johns Building Services Ltd

Joined September 2016

Hi we have been building for over 30 years new houses and renovating old ones. While we specialise in new housing we do small jobs as well we have moved into building duplex houses which is very popular people with own sections from 800 m2 plus and thinking of selling or doing a duplex on their land can make a nice tidy profit whether it be in money or a duplex house I am a Licence Building Pract...

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Swanson Builders

Joined May 2018

Swanson Builders have been helping people achieve their dream homes through renovations for the last two years. Before that Ash worked in many building sectors, such as interior fit out, formwork construction, landscaping and extensions and renovations. This has given him invaluable skills to help you achieve your vision, whatever that looks like for you.

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Level Concept Building Limited

Joined December 2016

Hi Level Concept Building here, we do new builds, renovations, additions, decks, fences. We are your one stop shop for your building requirements. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes an completing the job to a high standard. We hope to hear from any prospective clients. Cheers Level Concept Building

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Quality Roofing

Joined January 2018

Hi there, My name is Laken, an experienced roofer (5 years). I take pride in my work and stand by every job. I am proud to say I have a solid track record of roofing and labouring projects, both independently and as a team player. I am able to provide labour (skill & expertise) to home & business owners for small to medium size jobs (given materials are provided) , and come equipped with my 3...

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Automatic Door Services

Joined February 2015

ADS repairs and supplies all types of Garage & Commercial Doors. Reliable 24hr service with excellent customer service. Our products range from entry level to high end, something to suit all budgets. All our technicians recieve on site safety courses and ongoing training on all products. We do say, Any door, Any time, Any Where! - Waikato Wide.

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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Hyperion Construction

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are licensed builders and have been building new homes to commercial renovations from small to big jobs. We would be more happy to show you what services we can provide and have been providing with a quote and you can choose only if you are satisfied.

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Duane Jones

Joined July 2018

I am a qualified carpenter , with advanced building and construction qualifications earnt whilst living in Australia . I pride myself in doing what is best for the client , for having good vision to achieve all and more that the customer wants and expects

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ctc civil

Joined July 2010

We have been in buiness for 16years as ctc civil ( and working in the industry for over 25 years) We specialise in drainage, concrete works (floor slabs, drives etc), footing, piles, earthmoving, underground services,hot mix,tilt panels, retaining walls and sub-divisions etc. We work in the residential and commercial fields, jobs large and small and are very competitive. We are a close commited te...

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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VR Builders

Joined June 2015

Your looking for a builder we can help.. call us for an instant rock solid competitive quote so you can begin your project with confidence. We are busy but always keen to keep the work coming, our new clients are often referred by existing clients, we appreciate that and look forward to working with you next

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A Helping Hand 2017 Ltd

Joined November 2015

My name is Carey from 'A Helping Hand ' and I am interested in your job. If you're looking for a local, fair and honest tradesman with 20yrs experience on time & done right, then I'm your man. We specialise in kitchen, bathroom & home renovations, decks, fencing, landscaping and painting & decorating, project management  + general repairs and maintenance.  I have a number of client testimon...

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Vaneo Limited

Joined May 2015

Hi, we do all sorts of renovation jobs, kitchens, bathrooms, painting, section tidy-up, organise carpet and vinyl, gutters. Complete turn-key solutions and quality workmanship. We are GST registered and provide a tax invoice for every job.

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Gateos MTL Contractor Ltd

Joined May 2017

Hi, We have been doing multi trades work from time to time for the last 16 years around the Pacific in these trades. 1. Painting- residential, industrial and commercial painting 2. Wall paper hanging- From fabric wall paper to vinyl wall paper 3. Restore of any old furniture - strip, seal, natural oiling, varnish and lacquer finishing. 4. Gold leaf decoration - wall ceiling, trim , doors, fur...

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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