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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Carport/ fence

Posted 1 month ago

Hi we are needing to find someone to build us a carport and fence our property in Parkvale. We are not in a rush as they are currently building a house behind us.

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Above garage studio

Posted 3 months ago

Build a studio above a double garage.. Not sure if I should be asking here first or the council to see if this could be done..

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Extend the shower wall to the floor and seal

Posted 2 months ago

Commercial - Extend the shower wall to the floor and seal so the water doesn't come underneath the wall into the toilet part

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Repair work

Posted 2 months ago

1. Damage to property 2. Damage to timber retaining wall down driveway

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Wall strengthening

Posted 2 months ago

Needing wall studs to be able to wall-mount TV - needs to work with our electrician as they will be adding power point for TV at the same time. No idea what cost would be, please quote.

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External vent required for dryer on masonry wall .

Posted 1 month ago

Would like a builder to cut a vent hole on exterior masonry wall , and insert a vent for a dryer and also install hardware wall kit for a clothes dryer wall so that the dryer can sit above the front loading washing machine . Need a qualified builder /concrete cutter with experience . Thanks

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Cut and glaze small windows in 2 office doors

Posted 2 months ago

2 doors in the office - need small windows cut and glazed in them to see who is coming through the door

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Fixing rotton boards

Posted 2 months ago

We have some rotten boards on the exterior of our house that need replacing.

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Builders report

Posted 3 months ago

Hi - we need a builders report done on a house up for auction please. Urgency required due to auction being on the 14 May. It is a homestead house in Puketapu with no council records on it. Verbal report OK if it reduces time and cost.

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Building a lean too on existing shed

Posted 1 month ago

Extending current carport lean too 9 x 6 roofing covering in two sides only. Immediate start .

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Cut and glaze small windows in 2 office doors #2

Posted 1 month ago

2 doors in the office - need small windows cut and glazed in them to see who is coming through the door

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Wall strengthening and kitchen alteration.

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting kitchen cabinetry altered to fit in a dishwasher. Also needing wall studs to be able to wall-mount TV - needs to work with our electrician as they will be adding power point for TV at the same time.

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Replace garage door with French Doors

Posted 1 month ago

We have an automatic tilt garage door in place and we'd like to replace it with French doors.

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Retrofitting piles to foundation

Posted 2 months ago

As per our builders report we need someone to "connect our piles to the bearers in the subfloor by way of a stapled wire or the like." I have attached some pictures that may help explain what we need done.

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Small Shed and Cabin - Labour only build to shell (lockup stage)

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a builder (labour only) to construct a small shed (approx. 13sqm) and Cabin (20sqm) through to shell stage (lockup stage). Location is Havelock North on a flat easily accessible site. Ready to proceed so would be a builder looking for immediate work. Please contact me to discuss further.

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Garage remedial

Posted 1 month ago

Previously asbestos panels removed from outside wall of garage by registered removers and black plastic now covers gap so hoping job can be expedited. Roof probably needs jacking up in order to replace some rotten joists/dwangs and hoping installation of recycled window (in my possession) can be utilised to afford more light into space. Roofing repairs may also be required with replacement of old guttering along that wall.

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Inspect ceiling space

Posted 1 month ago

We want to install a flue for a island range hood in our kitchen. The place we want to install it needs to inspected in the ceiling space, as we think there is an old wall divider right where the flue would go, need to know what could be done. Thank you!

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Assembly of a Kitset Stock Shelter

Posted 2 months ago

I require a Kitset Stock Shelter (photo attached of what it will look like when assembled) to be assembled in our paddock for the sheep. I am ordering all materials via Appletons and it will be 25-30 days away prior to delivery

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Extend the shower wall to the floor and seal #2

Posted 1 month ago

Commercial - Extend the shower wall to the floor and seal so the water doesn't come underneath the wall into the toilet part

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Bricklayer

Posted 2 months ago

To construct a new dwelling made of Bricks.

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Recent building reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Garage cupboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building Internal wall and ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installation of Cavity Slider, New Ceiling, Gib

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Exterior and interior panels in Clive

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builder to help owner install a new Shower

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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BM Contracting

Joined August 2019

Hi, I have been building in New Zealand for 8 Years and have extensive experience with timber framed houses. I have a national certificate (NZQA) in Carpentry and am a Licensed Building Practitioner. Throughout my previous jobs I have covered a wide variety of works from full residential builds to floor laying, tiling, metal roof cladding, painting and decorating.

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Bay Carpenters LTD

Joined June 2016

Hi , I have been a NZ qualified builder for the last 15 years, also having worked in Australia and the UK. We specialise in small to medium renovations/new builds & light commercial work. I am professional and take pride in my workmanship also helping my clients through the process of alterations/new builds which can sometimes be a bit daunting. I have a high standard of work, keeping to deadl...

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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. We are happy if you are happy.

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JK builders

Joined August 2017

2009 Our company was founded and instantly engaged in conducting four property building projects during this year. We currently have LBP designer, carpenter and site manager within our team. Our consultants all have solid backgrounds in both design and construction. You get the benefit of experience that's been acquired year after year, job after job.

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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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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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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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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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Intercept

Joined November 2017

We are a 100% NZ owned and operated Security and Investigations company with offices in Auckland, Hamilton and Hawkes Bay. With over 150 certified staff across the three regions we are able to provide over 24 different service types to make us a competitively priced one stop shop for prospective clients. We will work with you so that we can guarantee and provided an affordable and reliable secur...

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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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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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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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CS CONTRACTING

Joined January 2020

Hi, I am 1 year and 8 months in business specialising in renovations, alterations and new building from big to small. All jobs finished Upto a high standard. Happy to work with a budget and offer competitive rates

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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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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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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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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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