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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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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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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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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 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

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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

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

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Design a container shipping home plan

Posted 1 week ago

Draftsmen or engineer to design container home plan

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Wall removal for kitchen reno

Posted 4 months ago

Structural wall to be removed between kitchen and living. Plans already done and early demolition(gib off) will be already done. Possible ceiling will need to be gibbed.

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Framing an existing carport to add door and opener

Posted 5 months ago

I have a double metal frame carport simple 4 post roughly ... W I need the front framed and front posts packed to enable a garage door and opener to be fitted.

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Renail

Posted 4 months ago

I have 2002 house on beach-house needs stainless nails drilled and inserted to comply with Council requirements nails scaffolding supplied real labour only

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Blair Extension

Posted 6 days ago

45 square meter addition to home, comprising of 2 bedrooms and an ensuite. Consent was issued 30 October 2018, with 12 months from consent date to start work. We also want the existing home re-roofed at the same time. Weatherboard profile and wooden Joinery to match existing.

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Partition wall

Posted 3 months ago

Need a builder to install a stud wall to partion of a workshop .will need a solid core door installed in it.

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Converting garage

Posted 3 months ago

Converting a garage into a recreation room with a bathroom

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Bedroom conversion

Posted 5 months ago

We are wanting to convert part of the second lounge to a bedroom by adding a window, a wall, a door and built in cupboards. The walls are approx 3m and 3.5 m in length. The existing half height wall will need to be moved 600mm into the lounge and the existing glass door cupboard removed. We are keen to get this done as soon as possible and we welcome your enquiry, inspection and quote. We are also keen to redo the bathroom. (listed separately)

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Decorative shutter back on

Posted 3 months ago

Re attach shutter blown off in storm. Requires tall ladder as this is second story.

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Amanda and Gavin

Posted 2 months ago

70x30cm hole fixed in internal wall after a leak. Quality preferred over a fast finish. Hinge on cupboard door fixed or replaced and likewise hardware fixed/replaced on kitchen drawer.

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Container house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Renovations on a container home

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Laundry wall removal

Posted 4 months ago

Plumbers found a leak in our laundry/bathroom wall and we need the wall removed so they can carry out the plumbing repairs

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Rafter and soffit repair

Posted 1 month ago

Rot needs removed from corner of roof and new fascia fitted also hole further down side.

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Replace carport ceiling tile

Posted 1 month ago

Need to replace a ceiling board in carport due to water damage. Board will require light fitting to be cut out and installed

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New bedroom

Posted 2 months ago

We have a two-bedroom 1980s summit stone duplex in a 'special character' area of Havelock North on a cross-leased section. We would like to add a small third bedroom. We need an experienced registered builder who can advise us on and manage all aspects of the job.

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60 Sqm building frame

Posted 4 weeks ago

Kia Ora. We have bought a section and looking to erect a 60Sqm building on site, simply 6 x 10m. Could I have a quote and any interest in knocking up a timber frame please. Thank you

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Ceiling tile installer

Posted 3 weeks ago

looking for someone to replace a ceilings tiles in a store approx 2-3 days work.

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Veranda

Posted 5 months ago

Remove part of existing sunroom

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New windows

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, we need a qualified builder to put a new aluminium window in our bedroom and replace some old wooden ones with new aluminium ones... aluminium joinery hasn’t been made yet 👍🏼

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Building extension

Posted 5 months ago

We are building a 60m2 area extension for a kitchen and lounge and are looking for a registered labour only builder.The plans are currently being drawn up. We are hoping to start work about mid January.

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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

renail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior weather board replace n repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Doors Planed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th October 2012

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Replace stair handrail.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th November 2014

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Havelock Concrete slab and security fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2014

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior framing and finish for apartment

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd March 2016

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

pipe cover up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2015

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

Renovation Windows to sliding doors and deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ceilings replaced

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2014

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

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DownSize NZ

Joined November 2018

DownSize NZ provides an extra set of hands to reduce the stress of decluttering, downsizing or preparing to move. We can help with: - Decluttering and downsizing - Home and garden maintenance - Preparing your home and section for sale - Support with the move - Estate clearance services - Assistance with the sale of furniture and belongings - Transport of boxes, rubbish, furniture and unwa...

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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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The Napier Renovation Co

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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RHL Fortuna Ltd TA 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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Hawkes Bay Green Care

Joined March 2017

We at H.B Green Care offer the services of skilled professionals for all your building,landscape and gardening needs.We are here to help you achieve your landscaping project big or small.H.B Green Care offers the best service and prices in town to get your dream garden concept come true.

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Drinkrow Building Limited

Joined March 2011

Drinkrow Building knows the area like no other and we are proud to be locally owned and operated in the Hawkes Bay. Offering new home building and renovation services in the Hawkes Bay including Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and across Central Hawkes Bay. Drinkrow Building is a small dedicated team ensuring a personal service. As members of New Zealand Certified Builders you can know that quali...

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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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Michael Makirere

Joined October 2018

Hi, ive had years experience in the building industry and am able to complete a wide range of building tasks from big jobs to small jobs around the house. I pride myself in my attention to detail and completing all my work with 100% satisfaction.

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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Eagle Builders Limited

Joined September 2017

Trade Qualified Licensed Building Practioner Quality Craftsmanship Full Project Management New Builds Renovations / Alterations Bathrooms & kitchens Maintenance and Repairs

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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.

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Baywide Dingo's

Joined June 2010

Hi my name is David from Baywide Dingos. We have been working around Hawkes Bay for around 10years doing everything from Orchard frost protection trenching, retaining walls, lawns and landscaping, demolition, concrete breaking, concrete form work, to mass planting & full scale attacks on overgrown properties. We love the tricky jobs! We can increase the value of your home or investment...

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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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Benson Brothers Construction

Joined April 2018

Family owned and operated with 2 generations of builders in the business. We take pride in our work, customer service and completion of jobs. We are able to do anything from fences and decks right through to full renovations and new house builds. Please send us a message and we will be happy to discuss your project and see if we are the ones to take on the task!

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Infinite Building Solutions Ltd

Joined April 2015

We are an “all under the same roof” operation which provides our clients with the complete job handled by us from beginning to end. We take the stress out of your job by project managing it from start to finish, and with many years experience in the industry, including owning a construction business in Wellington for 18 years, you can trust us to get the best results for you. We’ll put highly qu...

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Concrete Specialists HB

Joined September 2018

Hi, we have been building swimming pools for the last 17 years. While we specialize in concrete pools of all shapes and sizes. We also can provide you with landscaping around your pool and BBQ area. We also do concrete work, driveways. Patios, slabs, retaining walls. We also do smaller jobs. Like If it has to do with concrete, we are the people for you. We are professionals. We work hard to compl...

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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