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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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60 Sqm building frame

Posted 2 months 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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Replace carport ceiling tile

Posted 3 months 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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Damian Hepburn

Posted 1 month ago

Replacing rotten timber boards on a verandah siding plus replacing the corrugated plastic side wall / replace vertical support beam on verandah / replacing old timber boards on roofline / two wooden window sills in need of replacement. I'm getting the house re-roofed in April but unsure of the exact time yet, but would ideally like the verandah work looked at before then; other jobs whenever able - Thanks.

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Wardrobe to be re-lined x2

Posted 1 month ago

Rental house in Flaxmere just been cleaned of meth and two wardrobes that were bare gib had to be stripped of all linings. We need them re-instated and ideally gib-stopped and painted. We still have the metal bars to hang clothes but all other linings, and shelf above rail, need replacing including the ceiling in the wardrobes. Both rooms currently have bare concrete or underlay on floor, carpet will be re-laid shortly. Both wardrobes are a similar size, approx 1500 wide internally, 600 deep,...

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Container house

Posted 2 months ago

Renovations on a container home

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Ross McBride

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, We are looking at adding an ensuite to the master bedroom, moving a wall out to make the lounge bigger, and taking down a wall between the kitchen and lounge. To refurbish the existing bathroom and kitchen. Thanks, Ross

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Shed build

Posted 1 month ago

Kitset versatile farm shed to be built, want done before weather cools too much more, 6x6m pole shed with 2 bays

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New bedroom

Posted 4 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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Rafter and soffit repair

Posted 3 months ago

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

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Cabin/Sleepout

Posted 1 month ago

I would like to build a 4.1m x 3m cabin onsite with aluminium sliding door and two window with corrugated iron roof. I would like it to be wired as I have power in my wash house which is the building to right in the photo. Ok with wiring like in a caravan so it can be plugged in. It will be used as a sleepout only but due to the size I will need help applying for a building consent. I would like a quote for the work to see how much I am looking at and keen to have work start immediately.

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Ceiling re-GIB

Posted 3 weeks ago

Preferably starting on 2 May, the job involves the removal of old staple tile ceiling and installation of gib board and new architraves. Approximate area is 25 metres squared over kitchen and living area space.

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New windows

Posted 2 months 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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Ceiling tile installer

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Build Double Carport

Posted 20 hours ago

I have a single carport close to my garage that's too low for my ute to fit under. I would like the carport removed completely and a new double carport built. Need someone who can manage the whole removal and build including any consent requirements please. Would also like to find out if the sides can be enclosed in some way leaving just the front open. Thank you!

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Extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

15 sqm extension to include remodeling of kitchen and new laundry bathroom. Redesign of hallway space. Single story residence, will not involve any redesign of roof. Kitchen bathroom and laundry fitout negotiable. Professional plans have been completed, consent pending

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Removal of internal wardrobe

Posted 3 weeks ago

We require a wardrobe and frame to be removed and new gib to create an alcove in the room. The address is 25min out of Hastings and 30min out of Napier.

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Design a container shipping home plan

Posted 2 months ago

Draftsmen or engineer to design container home plan

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Blair Extension

Posted 2 months 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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Amanda and Gavin

Posted 4 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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Lynette & Joe Biss

Posted 1 week ago

Plans and estimate for extension including kitchen, bathroom & ensuite.

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Recent building reviews

With over 132,000 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

Replace carport ceiling tile

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 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

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

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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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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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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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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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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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Truline Group NZ

Joined May 2018

Truline Group's building contractors are specialists in building fences, decks, garden sheds, pergolas & retaining walls. Over the last 10 years we have built a brand of assurance providing a reputable service throughout the lower North Island.

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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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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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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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Dr Plumber HB

Joined March 2019

Hi we’ve been in the Plumbing industry with 10 years experience. While we specialise in Maintenance Plumbing we also complete full renovations . We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for the project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and bringing satisfaction to our valuable customers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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