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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

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Roof replacement #2

Posted 2 weeks ago

1950's flat tin roof requires removing and replacing with new low pitched roof to abut under original gable roof and valleys. I need this completed asap as the roof has a bad leak and inside ceiling is badly damaged. I cannot start interior redecoartion untill roof is fixed. So I am under the pump!

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Builder / renovator

Posted 1 month ago

Advise on purchase (to get the best size fit), and install new double glazed single door in place of a window. See image: It's the window in the corner with the blinds open. The wall is not your typical 4x2 frame but consists of 40mm solid wood with fibrolite cladding on the outside, which may or may not contain asbestos (built in 1956). The window is part of a double window set. A good inside job when it is wet (the outside eave is about 30cm).

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Attatch & Secure Solar Panels

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I require 3 panels either fixed to my containers or a secure but basic stand built to place these on for immediate use... At your earliest convenience Have tools and hardwood & posts for either option ty

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Extention on to existing

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, I am wanting to extend on to our existing bathroom, toilet and bedroom; and create an ensuite and laundry. I have included a rough drawing of my existing house plan and also a drawing of my interpretation of the extention. These drawings are not to scale and were done via an ipad app by myself using rough measurements. The cladding is that James Hardi stria stuff and I am looking around medium to high spec. Time frame is before autumn or winter the lastest. The costing added is a...

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Removal of wall and re framing

Posted 2 months ago

Need an LBP to remove a wall and then put another one up for a kitchen. Plans have already been done by a registered architect. Photos of the 3 walls involved in the refurb are included. Needs to be done ASAP as kitchen will be ready to be installed soon

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Roof replacement #3

Posted 2 weeks ago

1950's flat tin roof requires removing and replacing with new low pitched roof to abut under original gable roof and valleys. I need this completed asap as the roof has a bad leak and inside ceiling is badly damaged. I cannot start interior redecoartion untill roof is fixed. So I am under the pump!

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Small extention into alleyway

Posted 1 month ago

Extending ground floor bedroom by about 4 sqm. Part of wall removed. Framing for 2 windows. No plumbing or cladding so no permit needed.

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Roof replacement re post

Posted 6 days ago

1950's tin roof requires removing and replacing with another new low pitched roof to abut under original gable roof and valleys. I need this completed asap as the roof has a bad leak and inside ceiling is badly damaged. I cannot start interior redecoartion untill roof is fixed. There may be some interior work as well where the ceiling is badly damaged. So I am under the pump! I have a roofer lined up if that helps.

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I need some one to put up shelves in spare room

Posted 3 weeks ago

Two floating shelves to be installed about 92cm in length . as book shelves.

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Fix floor in toilet and replace toilet

Posted 2 weeks ago

The floor in the toilet has rotted away and the toilet needs replacing, am looking for some to repair this asap

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Building a front door within a door!

Posted 1 month ago

Hey. Keen to get some help to cut a swinging door within this big old sliding door on my old barn. I imagine it being cut from the same old slider, then the new door braced and swung. (Easier access but still able to slide open also). Anyone keen for a days work between jobs to help me out on this little project?

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Roof replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

1950's old flat tin roof requires removing and replacing with new low pitched roof to abut under original gable roof and valleys. I need this completed asap as the roof has a bad leak and inside ceiling is badly damaged. I cannot start interior redecoartion untill roof is fixed. So I am under the pump!

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Kitchen / Dining Reno

Posted 4 weeks ago

1. 1910 style house existing window in dining room - convert and put in french doors > existing window measurements: incl border/frame H=2180 - W=1250 (depth 200) > french door measurements: H=2300 - W=1315 (looking at adding side lights - estimate W = 1850) W=1850 incl's the sill. (cedar, in frame) 2.Drop/Open a wall from kitchen leading into dining room wall measurement to open up - W=2280 height of wall in dining room = H 3300 height in kitchen where wall is to be removed is diff...

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Replace rotten plates

Posted 2 months ago

Water damaged external plates need replacing, possible small sections of joist. Internal tiled bathroom, would prefer if external stucco wall is cut to access plates if unable to be replaced from underneath. Holes drilled for additional ventilation and area. Can supply more photos.

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Replace and extend existing pergola

Posted 3 weeks ago

We would like the existing pergola replaced and the roof cover redone. This also needs to be extended to cover newly paved area. Area is approximately 8m x 3.5m. Thanks

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Deck

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting a deck built on the back of my house with a pergola. 11mtrs by 6mtrs. Im hoping to have it done before xmas.

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Kitchen Reno

Posted 2 months ago

I need to take off a wall between the Dining and Kitchen which includes a fire place too..

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Trapdoor access and overflow

Posted 2 weeks ago

We need a trap door made in our deck to access the septic tank ORG Gully, and a pvc overflow pipe installed. Was recommendation from building inspection and can provide exact wording if needed.

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Build long plant box

Posted 2 months ago

I am after someone who can build either plant boxes or a long box at the back of the yard so I can place plants in it.

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Weatherboard/cladding repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Some weather boards needs replacing, ready for painting. Also a window frame needs replacing due to rot.

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Building Internal wall and ceiling

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14th October 2020

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Exterior and interior panels in Clive

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29th September 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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Garage cupboard

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16th February 2021

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 5
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 5
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Builder to help owner install a new Shower

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1st March 2021

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 5
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 5
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Renovation Hawkes Bay

Joined February 2017

The napier Renovation Co. offer an end too end service for domestic renovations in Napier, Hastings and surrounding areas. We specialise in bathroom and kitchen renovation and can help guide you through the maze of product selection, design, project management and supply of all trades. Please feel free to give us a call and see how we may help.

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KG property maintenance

Joined January 2021

... K.G Property Maintenance We are here to help we can supply A free quote anywhere around Auckland We can do (1)water blasting .house washing .footpath & driveway cleaning .roof washing .most & mould treatments .gutter cleaning/repair (2)landscaping .garden clean ups .tree removal .stump grinding .weeding & lawns .hardscaping (3)building .fence...

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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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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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RHL Build & Construct

Joined October 2017

Based in Hastings with over 20 years combined experience, we take pride undertaking and completing jobs in affordable and efficient way, Producing work that is creative and is sure to please. Search for us on Instagram, for a up to date gallery of work.

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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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SchoCon

Joined July 2012

Focused on outdoor living, hard landscaping and renovations, but also the cliche "for all your building needs". Being in the building and construction arena for 18 years, LBP licensed and trade qualified we will make your ideas and dreams reality.

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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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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Bathroom Reno’s Decking We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a clean, tidy and reliable job finish. We also run a quality and reliab...

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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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competeitive contracting limited

Joined June 2021

hello my name is Adam Cooper , I am the owner and directing manager of competitive contracting. We are a small team that is growing, but on the way doing some really awesome work, from renovating on a commercial level to new builds... I also have been in the Civil construction area for 15 years. so we offer digger and tipper hire with operator . Drainlaying , site clearing, foot path prep and con...

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Hawkes Bay Sheds Ltd

Joined February 2017

We are not just about sheds, we also do fences, garden sheds and all home maintenance from smoke alarms to re roofing. Scott has been building steel framed sheds in Napier for over 18 years, his reputation is built on attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

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Hayden Percy Building Services

Joined October 2016

Hayden Percy Building Services Qualified Furniture Maker and Builder. Licensed LBP Hi, I started as a cabinet Maker about 12 years ago and have slowly moved towards building. I have worked on many different jobs, new, renovations, and maintenance. I love a hands on challenge with Quality garanteed.

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ASAP REPILING

Joined May 2020

Hi Guys! 25+ years exp onsite building foundation Releveling & repiling experts when you need that job done asap! Full or partial house repiles/jack & pack) Full or partial floor Releveling Brick veneer & nib wall foundation Underpinning We provide Good Quotes! Good Work! Good Results! It's all Good! 👍

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Andy Hamer plumbing and Gas Limited

Joined June 2018

Free advice and Quotations. Certifiying plumber and Gasfitter 37 years service. Maintenance plumbing and 24/7 Emergency cover. Bathrooms Laundries and Kitchen renovations. Gasfitting,Natural and LPG gas work.New connections and Maintenance. Gas for cooking,Heating Hot water,Califonts and commercial Catering Equipment,Blue Seal, Moffat etc. Servicing and repairs to all makes of gas app...

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sean harvey

Joined July 2016

Hi, I have been in the building industry for 20yrs, I have many years experience in the sheet metal fabrication and fibre glass fabrication industries before moving to the uk in 1997 where after training I started my company specialising in interior refurbishment and renovation ie: all types of suspended ceilings and metal/wood stud partition walls, office partitions, kitchen, bathroom installatio...

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James Davies

Joined August 2021

I'm a qualified and licensed carpenter whose journey began in 1994 and have been working on new builds , renovations and commercial jobs since then. I enjoy the small jobs and the challenging jobs. I like using recycled timber and blending old with old and minising waste I'm very professional and pride myself on doing things once and doing it right.

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J A Wotherspoon LTD

Joined October 2014

I am a qualified and LBP registered builder. I also am licensed in membrane roofing. I can take on any project big or small. My team and I have a very high standard of workmanship and are very efficient in the work we do. I keep my clients well informed throughout the whole process and make the whole experience as stress free as possible

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Matai construction

Joined June 2021

We offer new home building and renovation services in the Hawkes Bay including Napier, Hastings, and Havelock North. As members of New Zealand Certified Builders you can know that quality levels remain high at all stages of your project so you can build with confidence

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