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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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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Garage, granny flat, driveway, pool, fence

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting to convert existing garage in to a 2 bdrm granny flat and also build a garage with pool room/sleepout around the back of the house. Pool will go around the back of the house. Re: Photo - Red is existing, blue is room for extension and Yellow is where the new garage will go. Where the new garage is going I will also require a concrete driveway and paths. Expected cost is below $100 as I wouldn’t know the costs expected but I am wanting this completed before autumn 2020. I have a plum...

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Boundary Fence

Posted 1 week ago

Install a pailing fence along the boundary of the property. The fence is roughly 20m long. We would be looking for maximum height - 1.8m. Good access to the site, the area will be cleared by an arborist. It is level.

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Bach repairs

Posted 1 month ago

Repair/paint work needed in Waimarama. Need to do some repairs to 3 identical baches (empty apart from sparse furniture). Most of the work will be plastering gouges and damage to internal walls (made from constant rubbing and banging of furniture, or holes from tacks, screws and a couple of places a slightly bigger hole from a kick?) sanding and painting might need some keen colour matching skills here, repainting some of the internal walls, replacement of some skirting boards that have water /...

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House Extension - Havelock North (approx. 60sqm)

Posted 3 weeks ago

I invite appropriately skilled builders to register interest for the labour only portion of a house extension I am wishing to undertake. The existing house is situated on a flat easily accessible site approx. 3km from Havelock North village centre heading out towards Napier. The original house built in 2007 is finished in Zincalume with Cedar highlights. Architecturally designed and built as my bachelor pad with level, easy access in mind it’s been a great house for me over the past 10 years....

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James Ludlam

Posted 1 month ago

House at 402 Market Street South Hastings has a non-compliant wood burner in a conservatory. I need the fire and flue removed completely . The ceiling of the conservatory and the roof made good after fire is removed. The flue passes through original roof and roof is of concrete tiles. The property is used as a 'Bookabatch' but access to the property can be arranged with out difficulty.

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Milford Southon #2

Posted 1 month ago

To bring two buildings up to council specificstion or code

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Moving a hotwater cylinder

Posted 2 weeks ago

Wanting to know how much it will cost to move my hotwater cylinder approximately 2 metres from kitchen into laundry and possibly build cupboard with shelving.Doing up my kitchen so wondering if its worth moving it.

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Window boxing

Posted 1 month ago

Hi. I need to get a couple of windows boxed out so we can install signage. Please contcat for details and pics. Timeframe ASAP as we have already been let down by another contractor.

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Assembling transportable homes

Posted 1 month ago

I am looking at buying a transportable home, in a container delivered to the site and will be needing assembling onto a subdivided site. It is a complete package with kitchens and bathrooms and decks... Obvious you will be needing exact spec. This site is still to be decided, so what i am wanting to know if there is a builder who would like this sort of work, and when they could start... as this will be in aprox 6 months when it has title.. Although we might be able to start prior...if th...

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Garage conversion

Posted 1 week ago

Replace garage door Line walls Internal door

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Ramp

Posted 3 months ago

I need a ramp built as well as a trough drain installed. I'm still waiting for a quote from company but it has been several weeks

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General repair work

Posted 3 months ago

Jib large hole in cupboard and replace rotten

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Rotted Window Sill

Posted 3 months ago

Large wooden front window is rotting and needs replacing and possibly with an white aluminium window.

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Backdoor replacement

Posted 1 month ago

I need my back door replaced also some frame work and step and a larger dog door installed. Current door is falling apart and handle not working and cat door is broken.

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Weatherboard replacement

Posted 3 weeks ago

Needing to replacing some rotten weatherboards. Not sure the extent of the damage so would need a recommendation as to the extent. This needs to be done before we can paint the exterior of the house.

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Bedroom

Posted 6 days ago

Adding on a bedroom . Plans and council permit are done

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Fireplace Removal

Posted 1 month ago

Freestanding fireplace and brick surround to be removed. Wall to be gibbed, ceiling and roof fixed. Would like job completed as soon as possible.

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Tania

Posted 2 months ago

Pagola and patch up some holes in roof. Remove a gate and put 1 up

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John Linton

Posted 2 weeks ago

Erect a 14.4 x9m kitset shed on a flat site

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Ensuite remodel

Posted 3 months ago

Small building work - re gib, new door, recessed shower tray, joint stopping. Plumber and tiler already arranged.

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Recent building reviews

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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

Wardrobe to be re-lined x2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

rafter and soffit repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

renail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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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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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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Incheck ltd

Joined September 2010

Builders and property inspectors for over thirty years, we carry out comprehensive pre purchase property inspections and are builders of new homes We cover Napier,Taradale,Hastings,Havelock North and surrounding areas. We are also Registered Master builders and Licensed Building Practitioners.

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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I'm currently working towards becoming an LBP (Licensed building pra...

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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lionels property services

Joined April 2013

lionels property services , fencing new &repair, retaining walls, painting, water blasting, yard clearing, rental cleanups, chainsaw work, and much more etc

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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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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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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 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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Kiwi House Inspection Hawke's Bay

Joined September 2018

Hi, At Kiwi House Inspections Hawke's Bay we supply comprehensive building reports at competitive prices. We are qualified builders and licensed building practitioners. We aim to supply our reports on the same day and can supply many forms of building inspection services. From residential to commercial to asbestos testing.

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Dr Plumber HB Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with over 10 years experience in Residential,Commercial, Industrial we are well equipped to under take any job big or small. While we specialise in General Maintenance Plumbing we also do complete full renovations kitchen,bathroom,laundry. Whether upgrading from low to mains pressure Hot water , blocked drain to a roof leak Dr Plumber HB Ltd has you c...

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Protrades Property Group

Joined August 2018

Hi, Protrades is a solution offering main Trades sectors needed to transform, install and protect customers assets. No obligation quotations with affordable costing plans. Call today to book us for your next rejuvenation project.

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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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THE TILE LAYER

Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting. look at sites http://www.tilelayerhamilton.com

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Green Innovations NZ

Joined July 2019

Here at Green Innovations, our goal is to provide top quality thermally efficient products to create warm and healthy Kiwi homes. We use our years of industry experience to work alongside our clients to advise different options and their advantages. Using high quality European and Canadian tried and tested products that are eco-friendly, low maintenance and low allergen, we strive to bring New...

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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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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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