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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

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

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Guide to 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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Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Behind every job there is a story. This one starts with a homeowner, and a vision to renovate her bathroom from an outdated 1970’s relic to a modern, clean, and functional bathroom. The Dilemma The story starts with Joanne and her first tradie, a referral from a friend. The tradie seemed great. The homeowner and the tradie agreed that Joanne would buy everything that was needed for the bathroom, and the tradie gave her a cost to install and renovate to her plan. Fast forward three months and the tradie was nowhere to be seen and uncontactable. With the goods for her bathroom waiting in Mitre 10 and a loan taken out for the project, Joanne was desperate to get the job underway. The Solution “I spoke to someone at work, saying I didn’t know what to do. I needed to have my bathroom renovated, and my colleague said, have you put it on Builderscrack? Then they showed me how Builderscrack works, how to log on and use the site. I put the advert on the next day, and within two

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Megan Dimozantos, owner of Pocket Rocket Building Rotorua, recently made the career change to building after 17 years working in corporate leadership. She shares with us her story... It all started several years back when she tackled her own home renovation. The success of her renovation led to several friends enlisting her to do their various projects. With a few jobs under her belt she began to realise she wasn't only good at building, but she really enjoyed it - "I'm a really outdoorsy person and being physical is something I really enjoy". After lots of thought and careful planning, Megan made the decision at the end of last year to go out building full-time. Leaving behind the safety of what she knew in the corporate world, for the unknown world of a self-employed tradesperson. So far, so good. Megan has had a steady flow of referral work, surprising herself with the number of jobs she has secured through her contacts and word of mouth around Rotorua. In particul

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

BA - Paeroa

Posted 1 year ago

This job involves the following: - removing one 3m (ish) long internal wall and building a new wall at 90 degrees to the original. - removing a fireplace and returning space to a wall - building a wardrobe in master bedroom In the attached floorplan, the wall between the current dining and the Bedroom main is the one to be removed. The new wall goes between the current dining and the living room.

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WH bathroom

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking for a licensed builder to work on a bathroom and laundry renovation in about 4 weeks time. Will discuss the details of the job with those interested.

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Internal demo

Posted 1 year ago

I need internal linings removed and general demo work, expected duration of first stage 3-5 days with on going demolition work and reconstruction building work starting ASAP.

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Roycroft shed

Posted 7 months ago

4m by 5m concrete slab framed with 4x2 with 2 doors Cladding Roofing 4x6 metres (Steel)

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Build a room on top of existing home

Posted 1 month ago

I own a 1955 3 bedroom weatherboard home and need to add additional space. I would like to put a room on the top of the house and am interested in ideas and quotes from certified builders covering Paeroa.

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Deck

Posted 1 year ago

Wanting deck built stretching across house front with a larger platform coming off the ranchsliders Measurements available if needed. Job can start ASAP

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Open Shed

Posted 8 months ago

I want to build an open shed (no walls) using round poles - the poles set to cover 12m x 18m. Roof in colour steel and gable style. Roof dimensions approx. 21.5m x 14m so I have overhand. Shed can have metal floor but may consider concrete. The shed does not need consent. Require start asap as need completion by mid to late June

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New wall/ doorway

Posted 1 year ago

Am after quotes to turn a lounge into a third bedroom. Rough length of wall is 3.6 metres, unable to get height measurement as house has high ceilings! 1905 miners cottage. Would like a doorway adjacent to one in picture. Have plasterboard from a previous job that I am hoping could be used with this project. Could be a little fiddly as I would like to try and save & use skirting board from other areas of the house. In photos you can see on floorboards and ceiling the line of the old wall th...

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Sharma #2

Posted 1 year ago

garage ceiling and walls need gib stopping and painting.

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Interior Wall Frame

Posted 1 year ago

Hi. I'm looking for someone to build a couple of internal wall frames and attach ceiling batons in a newly completed shed. The Shed is approx 8 meters deep with the ceiling height ranging from approx 2 .5 meters to 3.5 meters. This is classed as a Sleep out. Need the walls ready for the electrician so not looking to put on gib at this stage.

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Milestone Homes

Posted 1 year ago

New home Builds , required to be a Registered Master Builder

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Take out a wall

Posted 2 months ago

I need a wall taken out between 2 bedrooms to make one big room, I’m not sure if its load bearing. There is an electric plug that will need moving to the side wall. The ceiling is industrial panels.

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Racecourse #2

Posted 2 months ago

Stand frame and trusses for 160 sq single level new build. Ready mid december

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Liveable conditions

Posted 3 days ago

Hi there, This house is extremely old, and hasn’t been looked after over the past 11 years. This house is unable to lock due to door damages, wet areas etc. I am looking for someone to make this house liveable again. * doors/windows/locks * roof/floors * shower/vanity * kitchen Bit by bit

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Building a pole/farm shed

Posted 1 year ago

Hi everyone thanks for the response to our post. Unfortunately the people who had been lined up to buy our present house have fallen through so we will have to postpone building until we can find another buyer.Again thanks for the interest in our building project we will repost once we have a buyer on our present house .

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Earth work & Drainage

Posted 2 months ago

There will be 3 houses to build, expecting to start after new year. Each house with ... bedrooms. Looking for contractor for earth work & drainage. Drawing is ready. Please contact me if you are of interest and to quote the work.

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Kitchen 01

Posted 1 year ago

Remove existing kitchen and make ready for installation of new kitchen. Uplift of existing vinyl flooring, remove a small window and reframe to incorporate space into existing wall, gib-fixing some wall and ceiling areas

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Build Carport attached to house

Posted 11 months ago

I'm looking to build a carport preferably attached to my house in Waihi. It could be detached as long as the design fitted in with the house. Would need advise on regulations etc.

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Kanuka ln

Posted 1 year ago

I’m looking for a semi retired builder to oversee a person wanting to build their own home, could suit someone recovering from injury, I’m looking for some who can advise and give direction at various steps of the build.

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Waihi Internal Access Tower and new Roof Line

Posted 1 year ago

I have a two story house that needs an internal staircase adding to the front of the building, to accomplish this it would need to change the roof line from open gable to Skillion, the exterior needs re-cladding with insulation added. I also want to add a substantial second story deck with a closed handrail that will wrap around almost half of the northern side of the building and re-using the old stairwell on the opposite side as access to the back yard.

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Parkes builders

Joined September 2018

Run by a BCITO Qualified LBP builder with 10 years new build , renovation experience. . Hard working team, and you will be impressed at the standard of work We can produce. Excited to bring your ideas to life !

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Salaikeni Build

Joined June 2020

Hi, My names Manapa and I have 6 years of building experience I'm honest, trustworthy an reliable. I pride myself in taking care of my work as well as my clients ensuring utmost respect for workmanship and you. I work with you to make sure that its within budget and cost effective so that nobody loses out. I've just started my own business so I look forward to working with you to giving you qualit...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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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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R M Construction Limited

Joined June 2020

Professional & Quality workmanship Locally Owned Business, we specialize in Renovations / Alteration / Decks / Fences / Repairs / Maintenance / New Builds & Labour only www. ... /in/robmapu We also provided Inspections & Assessments With 10 years experience inspecting Earthquake damaged properties Health Homes Assessments for rental properties Builders Report Building the future, Res...

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Estate Developers Limited

Joined December 2020

With many years' experience in the building industry, we pride ourselves on being honest and reliable with high quality workmanship and attention to detail. Our focus is having good relationships with our customers. No job is too big or too small, inside or outside, from small odd-jobs around your home to renovations and outdoor areas, including decks, concrete and pergolas.

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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ASF Builders ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi there Adam here from ASF Builders ltd we are a team of builders from Papakura that have 16 years experience in a wide range of the building spectrum from new builds to reno, relatable ,light commercial ,concrete prep ,fence, decks you name it we have most likely done it. We have been in operation for a number of years now an have worked on a few high end homes an high end apartments of late. W...

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Lake Landscaping Developments

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing projects efficiently.

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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ASACE

Joined April 2020

The ASACE is a leading engineering design consultancy which has offices in Auckland and Christchurch. We carry out designs throughout New Zealand. Highly skilled and experienced chartered engineers comprise our team. Our engineers & designers work on projects which range from small residential alterations to large multi-storeyed buildings.

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DJ Contracting Nz

Joined October 2016

We are building maintenance experts with more than 11 years experience in residential and commercial buildings who do all kinds of building maintenance as well as high quality interior/ exterior painting. We do shower replacements to full bathroom reno's, as well as kitchen reno's. We provide very competitive quotes and always tries to save our clients money.

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Thurston Developments

Joined July 2019

At Thurston Developments we provide Quality Excavation - Drainage - Landscaping & Site Clearing works across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We focus on clients specific requirements with key attention to detail, at a reasonable price! We enjoy a variety of projects from residential / renovations to commercial or small subdivisions and we aren't shy of a challenge.

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CN BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE

Joined June 2009

Hi there, I am a fully qualified & licensed building practitioner with 18 years experience in both renovations & new builds. Happy to take on smaller maintenance contracts also. I take pride in my work, always finish to a high standard and will offer a competitive quotation.

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EDGE PRO ROOFING

Joined January 2018

Here at EDGE PRO ROOFING LTD we are here to understand all your roofing needs to ensure the best outcome on your project. We offer a wide range of roofing services from commercial and residential New roofing, re roofing in both long run, spouting, edge protection, and repairs on concrete tile, decromastic, membrane and re screw , repaint using a airless spray gun system to give your roof the upm...

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Prince the builder

Joined April 2018

Hi Dear, I’m a Quailed builder with a license and I’m a Member of the New Zealand Certified Builder (NZCB). I graduated at Unitec Institute of Technology. I have been building New Houses and renovation old ones for the last 6 years. While I am specializing in major new builds and renovation, I else do smaller jobs from time to time. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines f...

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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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Ur Plumber 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 Ur Plumber Ltd has you cove...

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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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