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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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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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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. Ext

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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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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

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

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

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32 Columbus Crescent

Posted 2 weeks ago

1/ Ranch slider in poor condition, water damage to sill. 2/ Water damage to wall beliw window. Replace wall lining snd seal. 3/ Damaged exterior cladding. Remove / replace 4/ Refit porch ceiling lining Keen for work to be completed asap

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Fix wooden basketball up

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hang and fix wooden backboard to garage. Fix up with limited holes going through weatherboard as much as possible.

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Small new build with a difference (rural)

Posted 1 month ago

2 bedroom open plan home (roughly 85sqm) to be built with 2 added separate rooms (sleepouts) connected with a deck and possibly a basic garage. Exterior to be completed in corrugated iron with flat angled roof. Septic system install, water tank install, power to site. Some work will be completed by us such as interior painting, excavation, kitset kitchen and vanities etc.

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Shed

Posted 3 weeks ago

- Put a manual roller door or sliding door (left side on attached photo) - Close of the other side and have a lockable man door (Right side on attached photo) - install new roofing paper to ceiling

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Install spouting I have all mertials

Posted 1 month ago

Install spouting 20 meters and connect down pipes

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Extend lounge wall

Posted 2 months ago

Extend our lounge wall by 3m and make good.

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Lining inside Garage

Posted 3 days ago

To have my garage 5m x 6m lined (walls & ceiling) with Plywood.

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Convert Shed

Posted 1 month ago

We have a shed (8mx4m) that sits on piles. This shed is being converted to an office. I initially intended to complete this over several weekends, unfortunately with my work commitments I am unable to find the time. I need the following completed: 1. Complete floorboards installation (Work on this has already started) 2. Install/frame French door. 3. Install/frame entrance door. 4. Install/frame 3x windows. 5. Install/frame entrance door. 6. Install/frame divider/separator wall with ca...

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Replace existing enclosed porch and entrance way

Posted 1 month ago

The existing porch is functional but very rough. The footprint would stay the same but framework and cladding need replacing. Rough dimensions for the porch would be 2 metres wide x 1 metre deep x 2.5 high with enclosed steps leading up into it making it an enclosed L shape. It would be unlined with polycarb roofing. Currently clad in aged polycarb but alternative suggestions and enhancements would be welcomed

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Remove brick fireplace surround

Posted 1 month ago

Hello, I want to remove bricks on the wall that surround a fireplace that has not been used for several years and fill the gap with gib.

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Replace exterior cladding

Posted 3 months ago

Replace boards on exterior of home that are rotten

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Building maintenance/repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

Two windows at front of flat. Top window casing needs replacing and flashing checked. Full Bathroom renovation. As soon as possible.

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Garage Extension

Posted 1 month ago

Extend an existing 9x6m garage by 3 metres to 12x6m. New extension will be 3x6 (18sqm). Plans are available. Requires concrete floor, carpentry, cladding and roof work. No electrical or plumbing.

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Building Internal wall and ceiling

Posted 1 month ago

Construction of an internal wall and ceiling in our garage. Installation of two doors in new construction and replacement of an existing door. Wall length 4270, wall height 2400, ceiling width 1890

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Rafter crack - assessment and repair

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, theres a large crack going through one of the hip rafters in the roof, we need it checked out and repaired if necessary. The roof is corrugated iron.

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Boundary Fence. 20m / 1.2 m high. (Easy access)

Posted 1 month ago

20m boundary fence. Pailing design with a pailing gap between. Approximate materials are; 10 x 1.6m ... posts, 45m 75/100 rails, 1.2m fence pails (67), 20 x quickset concrete, nails etc.

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Cladding and Jibbing

Posted 2 months ago

Need to pull out window and clad the outside we’re the window was and inside Jib up we’re the window was

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Raised hearth removal

Posted 2 months ago

I have an insert fire on brick wall/surround, with a raised concrete hearth approx. 345cm long x 38cm wide x23cm high. I am planning on removing the raised concrete hearth, replacing with floor level hearth approx. 200cm, plastering over brick surround of fire. Removal of original hearth on concrete floor must leave flat surface for replacement hearth and carpet. Initial interest in hearth removal, happy to deal separately with plastering, replacement hearth.

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Internal wall demo and re-lining

Posted 1 month ago

Looking after a church building that needs plumbing replaced (dux quest). I need a quote for removal of walls to allow plumbers to work (2 bathrooms, 3 toilets and kitchen), and then re-lining of walls when plumbing complete.

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Exterior and interior panels in Clive

Posted 3 months ago

20 Exterior recessed feature panels need to be covered and sealed with 18mm ply (or similar) and prepared ready for painting. Panels may potentially contain asbestos, hence the need to cover them without disturbing them. Interior, in the master bedroom, 3 panels need covering with Jib and bringing into line with window framing. Sound proofing and insulation required. Sealing and preparing to allow for painting.

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Recent building reviews

With over 176,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

rafter and soffit repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Building Internal wall and ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
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

renail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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

Wardrobe to be re-lined x2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

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

Replace carport ceiling tile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ramp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Cowans Carpentry

Joined June 2020

We are avaliable in the hawkes bay region for your building needs no job is too small or big . A bit of the old school and new school combined with our builders give us a bell and we can give you a quote.

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d Construct

Joined February 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the construction industry for the last 25 years, from carpentry, to a builder, to Project Management, to Quantity Surveying, and building again. My passion has always been to be on site with an apron on, hammer in hand, making peoples visions and dreams come to life. We are a professional building company that delivers a high quality product for you.

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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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Jk Design Limited

Joined September 2017

Driven by a desire to build the best, JK Design&Build is passionate about creating extraordinary homes. We love to see a project develop from concept to completion, then add our finishing interior design touches so you can live in a home, you truly love. Our people are the heart and soul of what we do. Highly qualified and a passionate team working hard to achieve a unique style with a beautifu...

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L & B Construction

Joined September 2019

We have done renovation in houses, painting and decorating, plastering, concreting, paving, fencing, house insulation, and cleaning in and outside the house or offices for 12 years. Whatever others won’t do we will be there to help your needs. Our professional, honest and hard working team will go extra mile for deadlines and to suit your budget. We specialise in any renovations from roof to floo...

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Build Mac Limited

Joined January 2013

Building and construction company that strives to deliver a great job at competitive prices. We are experienced in new housing, alterations, extensions, and maintenance work. We can take care of the whole process of your job and organise your project from start to finish We are a member of the New Zealand Master Builders Association and as such are able to offer a Master Builder 10-year guarante...

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DownSize NZ

Joined November 2018

DownSize NZ clears possessions and prepares homes for sale. We can help with: - Estate clearance services - Downsizing and preparing to move - Home and garden maintenance - Preparing your home and section for sale - Assistance with clearing garages, homes and sections Get in touch for a chat about your needs. We're here to help!

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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CS CONTRACTING

Joined January 2020

Hi, I have been doing building for about 6 months. So far I have done a house extension, renovations,waterproofing, decking etc. so I know the basics and some of the tricky things. I am just looking for weekend perk jobs to gain a reputation and grow my knowledge

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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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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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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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AKN BUILT LTD

Joined May 2020

Hi,we mainly do home renovations at this current time,though we would like the opportunity to get into the new house market.we also do smaller jobs,fences,decks etc. We have a very good bunch of reliable and qualified sub trades to call on. We pride ourselves on high end quality workmanship. We also like to provide a full project management sevice of the job and believe good communication with...

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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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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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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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RHL Contracting

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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clarks building

Joined May 2017

I’m a qualified builder In the hawkes bay region. Some of the work i can do but not limited. *Decks *Pegolas *Bathroom repairs/makeover *sheds *Outdoor furniture *planter boxes *Small renovations *Rubbish removal Very reasonable and competitive rates.

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J A Wotherspoon LTD

Joined October 2014

I am a qualified and LBP registered builder. I also have my LBP in roofing membranes. I have been re-building and waterproofing decks and roofs for the last 7 years and before that I was building new houses and outdoor areas throughout my apprenticeship. 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 w...

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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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