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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Kit-set cabin construction x2 +decking

Posted 3 weeks ago

We need a builder to construct 2x kit set cabins. We will be purchasing the ER4124 and ER3627 design with lifts from Cabins And Baches NZ (... which come with all materials and building plans. We’d like someone with experience in this area, that can also prepare the foundation for them to be built on. Our section is sloped so will likely need to put them on piles. We’d also like to connect them with decking and extend the deck to our back door. We don’t have a strict timeline, though would love...

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Carport alteration

Posted 3 weeks ago

Remove front centre beam so can fit trailer and install a different support beam

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Garage door

Posted 3 weeks ago

Have 2 single garage doors which are too small for my vehicle. Would like to convert this to one large door.

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Bathroom lining and garage exterior

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi we have a shower which we would like thr lining replaced to make it a bit modern. We would like someone to quote for supply and install of lining. I have a plumber who can do the plumbing works. Also need the rear cladding of our garage redone . It is asbestos so remove and install new-suggestions We are happy to organize for removal if this is something you can't do.

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Raise Carport

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi There I have car steel car port thay needs to be raised to 2.4 to 2.5 mtrs from current hight. It has diy wooden covering behind it that would need to be taken away as well. I have attached photos to the job . There will be more work once this job is completed.

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Yellow stains on ceiling

Posted 3 days ago

Just notice today that in 1 of the wardrobe has yellow lines on the ceiling. Looks like water damage.

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Builder for

Posted 1 week ago

Kitchen Reno extend kitchen into lounge remove beam and extend kitchen area

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Close in window in shower cubicle

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a window in our showe cubicle in the bathroom that we want to remove. The house is Lockwood with aluminium cladding so exterior will need to look similar.

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Window to door, plus decking 16-20m2

Posted 1 week ago

Remove wooden joinery window, and brickwork. Hang single wooden door, framing will be required. 16-20m2 of decking, with steps, bench seating with low back and potentially a raised garden bed behind the seat. Can get main materials. decking etc

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Home renovations

Posted 1 week ago

Build new kitchen and bathroom in main house and also finish renovating outside room which has been converted to self contained unit.

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Remove window and install extraction fan in bathroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a window in the shower cubicle of our bathroom that we would like to close in and add in an extraction fan in that location as there is currently none in the bathroom. The house is a lockwood with aluminium weatherclad so will need to match that on the outside.

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Chopping back the eaves

Posted 2 weeks ago

Eave on one side of house (approx 15m) on 1920s bungalow to be chopped back to increase width between eaves and property boundary in order to fulfil subdivision provision. Two down pipes also to be removed and guttering redirected. To finish off chopped back eave so that roof and wall is complete and water tight .

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Carport

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi there. I would like to convert my current carport into a single garage by closing the back and one of the sides. A garage door to be placed on the front. Also a front deck to be extended as well

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Small interior wall

Posted 3 days ago

Approx measurements. 2400mm height x 2750mm length. Door space, 700mm x 2000mm sectioning off living room to make new bedroom/office. No electrical work needed, door can either be a normal door or a sliding door. Can talk about it and would like your recommendations on what would be best.

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Exterior weatherboard repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

Old aluminium vent on exterior weatherboard, needs to be removed and patched either with new piece of weatherboard or potentially aluminium flashing.

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2 bedroom home, into 3

Posted 1 week ago

I would like a quote and to understand the cost for adding a bedroom, hallway and front porch extension to my owner occupied home. Extension would be to the left side of this image and porch spanning across to the right corner.

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Remove length of timber from ceiling

Posted 2 weeks ago

Have knocked down 2 partial walls and need a length of Timber removed from the ceiling and some framing put in to gib over.

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General builder

Posted 3 days ago

I need a trustworthy builder to assist me with basic fix ups on 2x renovation projects. Simple scope just wanting to upgrade the kitchen and bathrooms in both homes and basic patching before fit off and paint.

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Weather stripping

Posted 1 week ago

Need a free quote for weather stripping installation for windows and doors at 54A Houchens rd,Glenview. This needs to be healthy homes compliant.

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Metal hand rail to be installed

Posted 1 week ago

i have a metal hand rail kitset brought from bunnings, and i need someone to install this please. Also i need someone to push back up the under ceiling on the outside its come of its bracket

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Recent building reviews

With over 206,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Removing a door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th March 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

Prop up awning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Underfloor door and frame replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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

New Ceiling Manhole/Access panel

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

permanent removal of windows

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
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

Fix plywood to existing wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th July 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

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

Roof fascia board replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

HILLCREST HOTTIE

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

Interior wall removed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Front fence with gate

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Build a deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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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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Complete Construction Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Construction industry with over 20 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. Whether upgrading Kitchen,Bathroom,Deck,Fencing,Building,Plumbing,Electrical Gasfitting,Tiling,Painting we are the company that can make it happen With a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. Complete Construction we...

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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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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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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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Mountfield Contracting

Joined July 2013

Hiya, we are a locally based small business run by Oli and Hailey. We specialise in residential and commercial landscape construction and property maintenance. We have been in business for over 14 years and cover the greater Auckland and Waikato areas.

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Grand Builders Ltd

Joined October 2021

Grand builders is a quality driven company, ensuring we meet the needs of all clients expectations or beyond with a quality basis of work. Grand builders has been involved in a wide variety of work ranging from full house renovations to smaller scale renovations, New builds, house extensions and many more general builds like fencing, decks, pergolas, maintenance, small roof repairs, small earthwor...

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TNT Construct

Joined June 2021

Hi, I am a trade qualified Carpenter and LBP have been in the industry for 8 years qualified for 4. I've been out on my own as a sole trader/contractor for the last 12 months. My building background is predominantly New Homes, however i have worked on a variety of projects over the years including - new homes - renovation/alterations - light commercial - decks - fences -retaining walls - p...

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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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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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Enhanced renovations ltd

Joined June 2018

Hi there Enhanced renovations are here to make your renovating experience easy and enjoyable from start to finish. With over 18 years of renovating experience we have a high standard and an eye for detail and we aim to work alongside your budget for you to receive the best value for money. If your looking for an affordable, quality renovating service with devoted builders to add value to you...

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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BMK Carpentry

Joined May 2020

Hi, been in the construction industrys for 10 years, i have worked on numerous project from renovations to high end residential builds and also light commercial. I love my job, I Pride myself on doing the best job possible with keeping cost down and job completion on time.

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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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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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Fresh Homes Limited

Joined August 2021

Hi! With professional Builders, Cleaners and Gardeners on our team, Fresh Homes is a home owners one stop shop! No job is to small or to big for our builders, - Fences - Decks - Bathrooms - Retaining walls - Rental maintenance With weekly/fortnightly residential/Commercial Cleans -All eco products -Steam cleaning -Ceiling cleans -Window cleaning inside and out Our garden...

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EDGE PRO ROOFING

Joined January 2018

EDGE PRO ROOFING LTD Re roofing specialists New homes residentieal and light commercial spouting Our team has over 25 years experience combined and growing. There's no job too big or small Give us a call! Thanks for your time

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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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Axiacon Limited

Joined June 2021

New Build - Our comprehensive packages include design and build for bespoke homes or alternatively we have some existing plans and templates which we can make work for you to create a unique home designed and built just for you. Reclad - Our cladding team is passionate and professional as well as being extremely knowledgeable about how to get your cladding into tip top shape again. We can u...

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