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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bedroom

Posted 5 months ago

Adding on a bedroom . Plans and council permit are done

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Back door work

Posted 2 months ago

My back door is broken right off and i believe the while door frame needs to be replaced. I need this quoted and done before next wednssday and would like to know if you offer payment plans or winz quotes. So need done asap. Can forward pictures if needed as picture add button is not working right now

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Partition wall

Posted 2 months ago

We need to build an internal wall and add a couple of doors.

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House Extension - Havelock North (approx. 60sqm)

Posted 4 months 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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House Extension - Havelock North (approx. 60sqm) #2

Posted 2 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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Amrinder Singh Brar

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to get build 3+ bedroom house 180m2 to 190m2

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Car garage

Posted 1 week ago

Need a double car garage in the house with concrete floor and also automatic door. Also have to take permission from council, it will be the builder job as they know what to do.

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Gibbing

Posted 1 week ago

Gibbing a small room I'm in the process of doing up. About 2m by 4m, about half way through. Already have the materials (mdf, skirting boards etc)

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Repair/Replace flooring

Posted 1 month ago

Flooring on either side of hot water cylinder urgently needs repairing/replacing due to leaking hot water cylinder, prior to plumber replacing cylinder. Leak has effected washouse one side of cylinder and part of a hallway other side. Floors are chip/particle board type, building 1970's modular.

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New Home

Posted 2 weeks ago

Planning to build a new home 180msqr floor area and 580 msqr land area. I want the builder to take care of everything and only leave curtains to me. Everything means excavation, landscaping, fencing, concrete e everything. Tiles in 2 bathrooms and stone benchtop in kitchen. 1 lounge and 1 alfresco with extended rooftop. Brick house.

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Weatherboard replacement

Posted 4 months ago

Exterior weatherboard rotting needs replacing

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Convert a 6.0 M x 6.0 M garage into 3 rooms

Posted 2 months ago

We have a stand alone garage with a concrete that I would like to make into 3 rooms and replace the tilt a door with a ranch slider which we have.

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Ceiling and wall install

Posted 2 months ago

We have removed a fire place from our 1920's villa. We would like to close the hole in the ceiling, build the wall back in and then build a wardrobe on the bedroom side. I would like to conduct a walk through with an interested builder to quote on options. I would like to undertake this job this side of Christmas.

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Garage conversion

Posted 5 months ago

Replace garage door Line walls Internal door

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Boundary Fence

Posted 5 months 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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Replacement outside cladding boards - approx 4 only

Posted 2 months ago

The property has recently failed a building report performed for the purpose of selling. It only needs approx four boards replacing to comply with regulations for the sale to proceed.

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Office alterations

Posted 4 months ago

Remove interior office walls (non load bearing), frame in 2 small rooms and make good.

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1 bedroom extension

Posted 3 months ago

Wanted to extend the house with a bed room and toilet bathroom and a deck

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Wall and ceiling plyboard install

Posted 3 months ago

Requiring earthwool Wall Insulation installed (ceiling insulation already done). As well as wall and ceiling lined with 9mm plyboard to a 8.6m2 garden room. All materials will be on site by mid next week. Other considerations would be that garden room is not designed ti be lined with walls , so I dont know how straight forward it is. May require additional battens etc.

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Window/French door

Posted 2 months ago

We need a large window and French door with matching side window panels installed

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Recent building reviews

With over 154,000 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 conversion

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 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

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

rafter and soffit repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

ramp

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th June 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

renail

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Manzis Build

Joined January 2019

Welcome to Manzis Build Director Henare is a New Zealand qualified builder and licensed building practitioner, with over 10 years experience in the construction industry. Holds a current Site Safe Certificate. Manzis Build proudly specialises in residential new builds, renovations and alterations, with particular focus on quality craftsmanship and professionalism. A passion of our team is...

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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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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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27 Building Services Limited

Joined January 2019

With plenty of years of building experience etched into my toolbelt, I'm ready to take on whatever project you're dreaming up. You'll find my prices reasonable and my work is top notch. I'm very passionate about ensuring that you are satisfied with the result. Let's have a chat about how I can make what's in your mind's eye a 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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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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BG Construction

Joined October 2019

DG construction has cert qualified builders. They have been building for over 25 year. Very experinced. We pride ourselves on quality workman ship. Currently taking on new builds , renovation, alterations, remodel bathroom and Kitchens. Decks and fences . Large and small sheds. Get the job done right the first time.

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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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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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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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Can do Karl

Joined October 2019

Hi, I've been involved in different aspects of the painting industry for the last 30 year, from staining and lacquer of timber products to kitchen and furniture spray painting. Even a few years as a marine painter. A keen diy'er I have a lot of experience house painting , interior and exterior and know my way around products and processes. My time as a signwriter taught me an eye for detail and p...

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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 have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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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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Wilton building

Joined April 2011

I have been in the trade for 39 years. Very knowledgeable on alterations, leaky homes Have just spent 16 years in Auckland...So what you from me is the "one stop shop” deal.

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

WE COVER FROM HAWKESBAY TO WELLINGTON 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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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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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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