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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Garage

Posted 4 weeks ago

I ideally need a new split level double garage built on a sloping site. 1 of the garages needs to have a laundry area and toilet built at the rear. The site also needs to be cleared and prepared for building.

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Building extension

Posted 18 hours ago

Extenting front launge by 6mx6m x 2.4 MTR high.

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Lowering of front door

Posted 4 months ago

I need the front door on our house lowered by 100mm and a door step put in place.

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Clay Road Repairs

Posted 4 months ago

Framing for window and sliding door needs replacing Facia and eves around house need replacing Wooden framing around windows need replacing Odd jobs

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Deck and floor

Posted 3 months ago

False floor in conservatory. Already has a concrete floor but we need a raised floor built over this Deck over front stairs. Smaller deck over existing concrete steps to enable easier access Rail in toilet. Top priority job for the injured old fella Deck at rear of house. This is a bigger deck across the width of the house and about 4 meters out.

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Toilet refurbishment

Posted 5 months ago

Remove and replace urinal, replace flooring around urinal, tile floor at Oxford Hotel, Levin.

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Split one bedroom into two

Posted 1 week ago

I want to put a wall down the middle of the bedroom remove the current window and put double glazed in the same spot as the current window. New wall with two new doors.

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Gate Post

Posted 5 months ago

Need to secure another supporting post to the house, for the gate to be attached. Post required 1220wide by 50. Photos attached.

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Exterior bricking required

Posted 5 months ago

work involved.... pour small concrete footing/base to ground and brick up from there (approx 7 rows of brick in some parts of house and 3/4 rows in other parts) these are recycled bricks which we supply. To give an idea, i have included a picture ... it is for bricking the area at bottom of home (green painted part)

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Toilet refurbishment #2

Posted 5 months ago

Remove and replace urinal, replace flooring around urinal, tile floor at Oxford Hotel, Levin.

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Water leaking down wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

We require a qualified builder. The work involves repairing wherever the leak may be coming from a replacing any damage (wall etc).

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Builder required for small fix ups

Posted 4 months ago

exterior removing a couple of small areas of ruined boards and replacing interior changing a couple of doors to different styles which we have installing a window in place of a door and vice versa. building a partial wall in a bathroom to be a side in a shower.

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Extra Bedroom

Posted 4 months ago

We have two carports that we would like to be converted to a extra bedroom, both are connected to the main house with access to the main house.

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Carport

Posted 4 months ago

I want to build carport Can l have quote?

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Build new room a gibbing

Posted 4 months ago

build new room and gibbing

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Cat flap install into veedek cladding

Posted 4 months ago

Cat flap to be installed into veedek wall cladding

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James St extension

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting a roof to be added to the deck, Some walls but most will be roll up blinds. Also to remove a window and replace with French doors. Would like a quote but not doing the job till the summer

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Deck roof

Posted 5 months ago

Building a cover for part of my deck

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One bed extension with bathroom

Posted 2 months ago

One bedroom extension with bathroom. Work involves lining, insulating and waterproofing existing homemade garage under decking. Small bathroom to have WC, shower and basin.

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Window sill repair

Posted 1 month ago

We are after getting our windowsills repaired as a few of them are rotten and need replacing. We are able to paint them but need them to be replaced and watertight.

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Recent building reviews

With over 165,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Kitset Barn 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Outdoor Patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hang a door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shelter for the washing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Partition Wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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Problem solving company

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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400 centre building and carpentry company

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have been building and renovating homes for the past 35 years. I specialise in renovations,but Ialso enjoy all aspects of carpentryand building. I pride myself on meeting deadlines and budgets and stand by the motto, when undertaking work, "would I accept that in my home"

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palmer construction

Joined June 2016

Palmer construction is a well established building business with a passion for house renovation and all general building and property maintenance including painting.

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BuildPoint ltd

Joined November 2017

Construction & Property Maintenance Building energy efficient, comfortable and affordable homes for Kiwi families is at the heart of what we do at BuildPoint. Our company has been successfully providing the people of Wellington Region with the very highest standard of building services for many years and we are immensely proud of the reputation we have built up as a small but professional, fu...

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C&L Builders

Joined August 2017

Our company complete residential and light commercial projects. We work hard to meet deadlines and satisfy out customers. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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Rapid construction

Joined November 2018

Hi , Im Craig hart, I'm a sole trader. I'm experienced in: Plastering Plasterboard fixing Decks Fences Bathrooms Renovations And other handyman jobs I have my 2 and 3 trade certificates and have my Ramset license. I'm professional and reliable and reasonable prices, no job to big or small. Check out Facebook page for some of my projects at @rapid.construction1 I'm also new to build...

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Graham Contracting

Joined May 2012

Graham Contracting provides all of the services and materials required for construction projects including garages and sheds, concrete driveways, footpaths, patios, fences, gates and retaining walls of all types. We will meet our customers on site and provide a free written quotes and sketch including all labour, materials and equipment. Contract us with peace of mind as we submit all domestic...

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Superior Steel Structures Ltd

Joined May 2020

Hi There, Our main work is sales and construction of steel frame sheds. We manage projects from demolition, earthworks, concrete, consents aswell as the construction. We also take on smaller jobs repairing or cladding existing buildings. We can supply and build anything from a small garden shed to a large commercial building NZ wide.

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mp installs

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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Smileys decks and fences

Joined May 2017

Have been building for the last 4 years. Looking for weekend/after work jobs to get a bit of extra money. I will work hard to give you a finished product you love at a great rate.

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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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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

With over 30 years experience in construction, ASTRO Maintenance boast a wide knowledge and skills. Based in Levin, Horowhenua ASTRO Maintenance can accommodate various jobs throughout Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui and Kapiti Coast. From small maintenance repairs to all inside and outside renovations, ASTRO Maintenance provides a professional, high standard, reliable building and maintenance serv...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. https://www.corecivil.co.nz/

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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M3 building and concrete Ltd

Joined June 2019

I am a small building and concrete business that works in manawatu and the wider region with a little over 15 years experience and are big on small jobs work speaks for itself check out my Instagram at jmoorepay

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JS Build

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovation/alterations, a passion for my job with perfection as my default, it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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Denzel Building Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have my own business and over that time have had great success,we do anything from letter box's to new house's.We do free quotes and are very professional and do a high standard of work.

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De building maintenance services

Joined June 2020

Hi there for the last 19 years i have covered alot of trades building, cleaning, washdowns and painting anything to do with home maintenance also I have managed a property maintenance company with over 250 employees plus sub contractors. in the manawatu /Whanganui regions. I provide competitive quotes and complete jobs to a very high standard and efficient time frames.

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