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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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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Engineered composite decking versus the tried and tested timber - which is better? Composite and Timber Decking Materials Whether you’re looking to repair an existing deck or start from scratch, consider the decking materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each othe

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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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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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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 Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Are you wondering what cladding to choose for your new build? Is your existing cladding looking dilapidated and ripe for renovation? Recladding your home will breathe new life into its appearance. In this article, we give you the information to choose the right cladding for your home. E

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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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Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

There’s nothing like waking up to a gorgeous garden. That’s now the case for Chris and Rochelle, Auckland homeowners who made good use of their time throughout lockdown doing prep work for their garden redesign. It included plenty of digging and pulling-up, but there was one job left on their garden-scaping list that was a little too big to undertake themselves. The Problem The new design of the garden patch featured a structural garden bed which required a retaining wall, something that Rochelle says was too much for their skillset. “We knew we needed someone to do the last part of the job,” says Rochelle. The garden edging had previously been lined with bricks, but Rochelle was looking for a timber look. With an open mind and a flexible approach, she was hoping to bring the design to life by making the most of the existing area. The Solution Aside from seeking someone who had the skills to build the retaining wall, Rochelle also wanted someone with landscaping

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

t’s not every day you get to show off your crayons — at least that’s how three-year-old Quinn felt shortly after meeting the tradespeople plastering her living room. Quinn’s mother, Kate, tells me the crayons were just the start, and that Wayne and Ronan from Claddagh Plastering coped incredibly well with her daughter’s constant line of questioning while working. “She would walk up beside them and say ‘look at my carrots’, ‘I’ve got cucumber’, and ask them ‘do you want to be my friend?’,” Kate laughs. “Wayne was really good with her, he’d take time to say ‘oh wow, yes, wow look at that’ — I think he’s got young ones at home, so he was used to it. “She’d stand there and watch them work, mesmerised by the plaster being put on, it was very cute.” As Kate and I relish Quinn’s adorable toddler bravado, Kate lets me in on how they got to this point of renovating their home, and let’s just say, anyone with EQC experience will be able to relate. “We Could Start to Se

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

ot an awkward space that can’t be solved with furniture? For Christchurch homeowners Simon and Chelsea, that space was the old dining room. They had ‘tried to make it work’ ever since they purchased their 1990 home four years ago. Enter: bench seating.  With the job now done and dusted, Simon explains to me over the phone just how awesome it’s been chilling out in their new space, sitting in the sun on weekends and sipping their morning coffee. As a fellow chilled out, sun-loving coffee drinker, I knew we had to capture those idyllic scenes for this story. So, our photographer Alana and I went round one Saturday morning with high hopes of two things: sunny weather, and their cat Elphie making an appearance. After a warm welcome, we walk through the kitchen where we’re graced by gorgeous natural light from the high-ceiling skylight, and the sweet smell of freshly brewed coffee. To appreciate the space as it is now, let’s take it back a step. The dining room, before a

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

ulian and Lexie had one month, $5k and a straightforward plan to renovate their small bathroom. Let’s just say, if you like a good ‘down to the wire’ reno story, you’ll love this couple’s drama-filled journey from settlement to move in day. We’re talking budget blow-outs, schedule delays, on-the-spot decisions and eight scope changes. Yeah — total ‘Block’ vibes, right? Julian jokes that he had a couple of grey hairs come flying through at a rapid rate. “It was a significant, unforeseen scenario,” Julian says, alluding to the cause of the delays. This eventful Project Story will leave you with practical insights for your own bathroom renovation. You’ll discover: What to look out for in your pre-purchase building inspection How to manage scope and budget changes The full list of bathroom upgrades What they would do in hindsight (involves saving money!) Plus, the awesome before and after photos. Let’s get stuck into i

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

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how this Christchurch homeowner transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow. Walking up the long driveway draws out my anticipation of two things: seeing just how much the backyard has changed, and whether I got everyone's coffees right. As I reach the back of the house I’m given a warm welcome by homeowner Lex, and following inquisitively behind is his kitten Naki – in Māori meaning ‘to glide’, and in Ngāi Tahu dialect, ‘cat’. Naki jumps up onto the newly finished deck as if to begin the grand tour, and I’m amazed – what a transformation! It’s completely reinvented the look and feel of this space. It’s not long before Ashraf joins us – he’s the tradesperson who got the job done with his teammate Conor. And after a few minutes of seeing Lex and Ashraf talking, it’s clear as to why this job went so well; there’s a lot of respect here. Ready for the project rundown and eager to sip our coffees, we take a seat at the modern stone table (whic

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To build a Retaining Wall - Hamilton

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hey, I have recently purchased my first home which needs to have a retaining wall installed. It's a 2 level house, and the first level is in need of a retaining wall to prevent any soil erosion/slips. The photos below would give more of a clear picture of what's needed. Basically need the soil at the first level to be cut evenly and then have the wall installed.

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Create a man hole in the ceiling for roof access

Posted 2 days ago

A professional manhole needs to be created to access the roof to one part of the house as currently access is limited to a few sections of the house

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Laundry sink installation in garage

Posted 3 days ago

Laundry sink to be installed in garage, including permits, maybe a sump pump, and using existing trench (electric cables currently run through it) under concrete sidewalk to drain into. Hole to be cut for drain piping in garage (Garage has fibre cement cladding so must be done safely). no set timeframe Also separately advise on cost to replace top and bottom bits of cladding on Garage to weatherboard for future projects). Someone who could also help with future projects would be great, e.g ho...

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Putter pantry

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need two walls built in my kitchen

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Bathroom floor repair

Posted 4 weeks ago

Rotting floorboards under shower, to be replaced etc. Possible removal of shower.

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Build

Posted 1 week ago

A dd a room and living room , renovate kitchen

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Increase floor plan to add ensuite

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi We are wanting to add an ensuite to our little house. We have the space, just no idea where to start, what’s required, how it’d look/work. So really we want people experienced to come in and guide us through from start to finish :) Hopefully this is enough to start the ball rolling.

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Weatherboard replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replacing a few weatherboards,would suit a Handyman type person

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Enclose deck area #2

Posted 2 days ago

Need to enclose deck area with either timber /aluminium or both. Floor space may be around 7-8sqm Provide some windows/fixed glass on walls. Part of the deck is covered by house roof. There are 3 enclosing options: 1. Follow the existing building wall line and provide wall extension under the beam which is already under roof cover. 2. Bring the new wall under the edge of soffit, this will be slightly bigger in size than option 1. Option 3. New wall to sit on the edge of deck, remove balu...

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Leak investigation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi. I would like 3 holes cut in the cladding around the garage to investigate for rotting of the internal structural supports. If rotten, supports struts will need to be replaced.

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Weatherboards/windows

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove and replace 2 x windows 1 x door. Replace weatherboards apx 200Lm

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Complete bathroom renovation. Open to ideas from the professionals.

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New Ceiling Manhole/Access panel

Posted 2 weeks ago

I had some renovations done recently, during which the manhole was removed and we forgot to get a new one installed. New location is in the hallway, should be easy access.

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Put up tile underlay on ensuite wall to get ready for tiler

Posted 4 days ago

We require someone to install some tile underlay board on the bottom half of the ensuite wall. The house is a Lockwood. This job will be ready to be done soon please.

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Permanent removal of windows

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like to find out if I can have some windows removed in a external wall and have them replaced by walls.

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Preparation work for a bungalow roof replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello. We have an old bungalow that needs replacement bargeboards before the roofers come in to replace our roof and add new roof flashing. We have a small gable roof with a small extension. The bargeboards at each end of our house, plus the extension will all need to be removed and replaced. Ideally we'd like them to be fully painted in a basic white colour and weatherproofed before they go on. I am unsure about whether the facia boards need replacing as well, but I will include it here a...

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Skirting replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our puppy has chewed through 2 panels of skirting/ architrave and we are needing it replaced before this Friday 9th July. See pictures below. Located in Flagstaff, Hamilton

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Fix plywood to existing wall

Posted 4 weeks ago

I need plywood fixed to an existing wall to cover the entire wall. Dimensions of the wall are 3350 wide by 2260 high. With a small space cut out for power and tv points up the wall. Rough drawing attached

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Enclose deck area

Posted 1 week ago

Need to enclose deck area with either timber /aluminium or both. Floor space may be around 7-8sqm Provide some windows/fixed glass on walls. Part of the deck is covered by house roof. There are 3 enclosing options: 1. Follow the existing building wall line and provide wall extension under the beam which is already under roof cover. 2. Bring the new wall under the edge of soffit, this will be slightly bigger in size than option 1. Option 3. New wall to sit on the edge of deck, remove balu...

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Repair or replace outdoor supporting post

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, This post is supporting the back of the roof and is rotting at the base; not sure if it needs replacing or can be fixed at the base. No huge rush but would appreciate it being done within the next 4 weeks.

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Roof fascia board replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing a door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small office walls built in a showroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Prop up awning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carport build - 2 x

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Steps for front door

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Young French doors

Work carried out by a subcontractor

6th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Skirting boards

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

LBP Load bearing wall - remove and replace

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Convert carport to room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairs – Exterior

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Garage redesign

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck & pergola repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal Wall Changes

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior wall removed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plywood and pink batt the ceiling of garage

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom Floor Replacement #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Close in doorway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Clear Property and Projects

Joined June 2019

Clear Property and Projects is a professional service that takes the stress out of those sometimes worrying tasks. From small around the house ideas all the way through to project management of large scale builds. We have you covered. A trustworthy source to help you out. Get in touch for an obligation free quote.

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vindustries LTD

Joined May 2021

We are a passionate company, wanting to provide the best quality yet keeping it all cost effective. Focus area is making steel gates, sliding or swing gates - we can also automate existing gates and do any other repairs around your property. New decks or alterations to existing and fences- residential & rural.

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Jsg building

Joined December 2016

Hi, my wife and I run a small property maintenance business I am a qualified builder. we focus on a wide range of property services I pride myself on presenting a quality service at a competitive rate. I look forward to discussing your requirements.

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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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Dm landscape and gardens

Joined September 2020

I’m a young father of 3 heading out alone I can do gardens and maintenance to pavers etc Can travel though out bop and Waikato Happy to do free quotes Many thanks

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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner, Shanon Agar has been working in the building industry for the past 17 years, with a growing passion for innovation and creating beautiful buildings. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working tradesman that are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention to detail and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Pouwels Structure Development

Joined January 2021

New business on the scene as of Janurary. I have 5+ years experience building new homes, commercial structures and medium to large sized renovations. Some of the services I can provide are: additions/extensions, decks, fencing, bathroom and kitchen renovations etc. What you can expect from Pouwels Structure Development: - Professional service - Reliable workmanship - Fast and punctual c...

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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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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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R&M Builders Limited

Joined November 2017

Hi R&M Builders have been building new houses for 15 years we are Certified Builders, we also have a painting company SMC and we are part of the Master Painters . We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on time and budget . It is important to have tradesman to do your jobs as they have years of experience. LBP NUMBER ... Site 2 Master Painter We are C...

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Diamond Renovation & Maintenance Services

Joined May 2021

We are experienced and professional team who strive to provide the best service for our customers and completing the jobs with high standard. We service throughout North Island.

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Maintain to profit

Joined March 2017

We are a renovation and maintenance company, who project manage the work using our teams of sub contractors. We negotiate great rates with our contractors, meaning no extra cost to you for one point of contact and project management

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Vaneo2020 ltd

Joined June 2019

Hi. I am a qualified composites engineer making fibreglass products for more than 22 years,after giving that up ,I started Renovating houses and have done so for the last 7 years. We have moved back to the Waikato 2 years ago after living in Auckland for 7 years . I have gone solo from my previous employer who is now manufacturing bench tops. which with cabinets I installed for almost 2 ye...

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Endurance Electrical

Joined October 2016

Our aim is is to serve our clients in a friendly, enthusiastic, caring professional way, whilst ensuring we deliver a high quality product. We can assist in any electrical work you require from minor repairs, renovations, extensions, new house builds and anything in between. For a no obligation quote, please get in touch today.

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One Little Job Ltd

Joined May 2012

I am a licensed builder with 40 years experience. I have been self employed for most of those years. I have worked on many of the biggest projects in Auckland including Princes Wharf. I can supply references if required...

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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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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Genesis Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi, I've been in the trade for 16 years. We specialize in all landscape construction and also horticulture. This company is built on integrity, value, trust and listening to you...the client. We are passionate about doing a well finished job and attention to detail. Check out our website for references and some of our past work. Cheers, Jeremy.

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