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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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Construct a new family dwelling

Posted 5 years ago

Single level,3bdr plus study and carport, light materials, on pile foundations, 202m2 plus 60m2 decking.

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Polycarbonate roof deck

Posted 6 years ago

Add cross beams to existing ring beam structure and cover with polycarbonate roofing.

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Carport

Posted 10 years ago

Design and build a carport at 324 Waiheke Rd, on eastern end of eastern most building (google maps / sat view), with covered acces wayto back of buiding. For 2 vehicles. Back wall is wall of existing building, and needs southern complete wall. On gravel - will need small amount of excavate and level. Keep in style of existing building to extent possible.

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Replace/repair window sills and frames

Posted 5 years ago

I am after a Waiheke based builder to look at and evaluate a window at our bach that is full of rot. a few other jobs need to done around the place too.

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2 Bed, 1 bath Kitset home - off grid in Tryphena

Posted 8 months ago

We have had bespoke preliminary designs done for a kitset home (Imagine Homes) We are ideally wanting the home constructed before the end of year 2019. The kit home materials will be cut to spec and labelled at source so just needs assembling. Instructions and support will be provided by the manufacturers if required. The site is steep to the point a digger on the property is not possible. Hand augers and a bit of ingenuity will be required. We are happy to arrange travel to and from the i...

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House build but not project management

Posted 9 years ago

I need a builder to work on a house on Waiheke island. This is a 165 square metre house on three levels but I am project managing it and really only want to have two tradesman on site at any one time. I am interested in the right person for the job and would want to work closely with the builder. It is mostly framing ....

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New French Doors Installed

Posted 9 years ago

Remove 3 X Aluminum ranch slider doors & 1 X Aluminum window. Install 3 X New wooden french doors & 1 X wooden window.

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Internal wall, new door way & wardrobe

Posted 6 years ago

Build 3m internal wall in existing room, create new door way and build wardrobe. Must be able to finish to a high standard. Looking for someone to start and finish job around the first week of October if possible.

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Pre Paint Fix Up - 69 Ostend, Waiheke Island

Posted 8 years ago

Our house is due for a paint but needs a bit of work prior to getting this done. I'm thinking the following work needs to be done: A number of weather boards replaced due to rot Rot around a few of the windows cut out and joinery replaced South West eve needs a tidy up (it's been patched with MDF at some stage) Batten boards around basement need a tidy up Window frame on 2nd bedroom needs a bit of work I'll post some photos on Monday of the house

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Alta builders

Joined July 2018

License builders with over 20 years experience in building industry. Problem solvers and professions in all building works from foundations to the roof . All kind of renovations ,additions,extensions, new build and specialist in full bathroom renovation.

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Independent Building Contractors

Joined May 2017

Hi there, we've been in business since 2017 building Architectural homes and renovating and restoring bungalows and villas for the past 15 years. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship on all projects and completing t...

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Coolfalla Construction

Joined October 2019

You've got to be awesome to be a 'Coolfalla'. We specialise in new builds, renovations and improvements. We will work with you to make sure you get what you want. We are professional, hard working and strive to exceed your expectations - on time, and on budget.

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APlus Renovations Ltd

Joined August 2017

A+ Renovations is focused on providing a high-quality finish and customer satisfaction - we pride ourselves on exceeding our customer’s expectations, within their budget. Our leading Carpenters and Project managers have over 15yrs experience and are also registered Licensed building contractors. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Be it renovatin...

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SIKA Homes

Joined May 2010

SIKA Homes and Renovations specialise in large renovations and architectural new homes. We believe that every client deserves to be treated with like our mother; with respect, honesty and availability to answer any questions. We work strictly to an open book policy, meaning you know where every one of your hard earned dollars is spent. Only 1 out of every 23 applicants is employed with SIK...

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The Bathroom Specialists

Joined July 2017

Hi I am an experienced interior repairs and maintenance with over 14 years experience in the trade, what sets me apart from most of the other contractors is that I do the job my self with my team I am on site everyday to finish the job on time on budget and guaranteed workmanship, We specialise in Interior Lining > Renovation-start to finish > Bathroom reno/ Grouting/Repairs > Tilig, Splash...

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Craig Yakas

Joined June 2018

Hi. I'm a sole trader with 30 years in the construction industry in NZ and overseas. I put the tools away for a few years while carrying out house inspections in Auckland. That role progressed to a salaried role as National H&S and Quality Manager for the same company. Currently I sub-contract to complete quanity estimates for house builds, extracting data from plans to use in electronic templa...

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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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Kiwi Leenovation

Joined February 2016

Experience tidy and detailed work and craftman ship . LBP licenced and more then 16years NZ renovationing and extensioning work . Any kind of work are welcome and confident Please call kiwi Leenovation and we will manage it Covering broadly all auckland area

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BCG Construction

Joined October 2017

Our aim at Brothers Construction Group is focusing on helping Kiwi's accomplish their housing dreams. Since it's establishment, BCG has expanded from a renovation specialist to a professional construction company. Our team provides professional services for residential and light commercial constructions in the Auckland area. We have a dedicated and hard-working team that focuses on delivering qua...

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Simons Simple Solutions

Joined November 2015

Hi, I have been operating as a qualified builder for 35 yrs,and whilst I have built many new homes and high end renovations during this time I now prefer to dedicate my time to additions alterations pop tops refurbs etc.I also undertake many bathroom upgrades and all the usual maintenance aspects of the trade I have a small dedicated team and have longstanding relationships with all my subbies...

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Proffitt construction ltd

Joined March 2019

Proffitt construction has the skill-set to do New builds, renovations, reclads, re-roof, extentions, sleep outs, fences and decks, . Me and my crew are highly skilled and hard working, I am honest and great when it comes to communication and having a eye for detail is key. Choose me I'm better than all the rest!!!! :)

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AWM Limited

Joined January 2018

AWM Ltd is an Asbestos and Methamphetamine removal company which is licensed with WorkSafe to remove both Class A & Class B contaminated material. Asbestos can be found in textured ceilings, cladding, fencing , lino and roofing in both residential and commercial areas. We have our own Supervisors and a Telarc Certified Safety Management System in place. Services Include: * Supply testing f...

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Po Loli

Joined March 2020

Hi, I am currently on my last year of apprenticeship. I have been building for close to 5 years now. I come from a background of working on high end residential homes.

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Blackstone Project Management

Joined June 2019

We provide fixed price / fixed timeframe renovations for homeowners and property investors from kitchens and bathrooms through to full interior and exterior renovations, basement conversion and extensions. With extensive experience in the building and construction industry and a great team we are able to offer peace-of-mind that your renovation project will be done effectiently and to a high stan...

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Modern electrical solutions ltd

Joined June 2012

Modern electrical solutions ltd trading as Mr Power ,provides 24hour/7days service Auckland wide.Our work details includes the following services : •24/7 Breakdowns,power failure,maintenance & repairs,installation & rewiring,stoves& water heaters,insurance & WINZ quotes,communications & data ,appliance repairs,security alarms,air conditioning ,refrigeration & heat pumps,swimming pools& spa,caravan...

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3 guys Fencing and Home Maintence

Joined March 2020

Hi, our company is made of 3 men who between us have over 30 years experience in building and home maintenance. We will look at any job big or small from clearing gardens to building decks and fences. We are professional and work hard to get you quotes within 24 hours of viewing the job. If you need fencing, home maintenance, lawns mowed or any job in general, give us a call for a competitive free...

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A&C CONTRACTORS NZ LIMITED

Joined May 2019

We are specialized in new builds and renovation, and we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We take pride in what we do and we make sure that whatever we do, will meet our client's needs. We provide competitive quotes and try to complete the jobs on budget. We always make sure that we hit our deadlines. We are here to help you along the way and to turn that piece of paper into reality. We woul...

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lcj services

Joined May 2018

house relocation,piling, demolition, overwidth piloting, winching and recovery, general repairs, odd jobs , container movers ,transport, salvage and rescue, fire recovery

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Auckland Professional Property Maintenance

Joined June 2016

We are a small decorative paint and property maintenance company that wasestablished in 1993. We spesialize in residential complete maintenance (Plastering, painting, general renovation, kitchen + bathroom, deck and fence, Etc) We manage the complete job from start to finish with no extra costs. We have loads of satisfied clients all over Auckland. We are the group of experienced trade that you ca...

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