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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Catio

Posted 1 month ago

Clear lite roof over existing deck with enough framing for wire netting sides as an outdoor area for deaf cats

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Kitset Barn 2

Posted 6 months ago

Kitset barn, type 2 13x12 ply and batten gable barn with 15 poles, coloursteel roof, flashing and spouting. A non structural floor also needs to be included in the price. Excavation is easy with a light sand base. Plans available on request. Note job is also advertised elsewhere.

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3 bedroom addition

Posted 2 months ago

We have a one bedroom 39 sqm cottage that we need to add onto to create a family home. The home is a 2012 build with wooden piles. The location is close to the beach so the soil is quite sandy and easy to dig. The surface of the proposed building area is flat and mostly level. I am wanting to add a 3 room extension to create a two bedroom home with a lounge. We are happy to deal with council and hire subcontractors. We are cost conscious, and are even happy to line/plaster/paint ourselves to sav...

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Kitchen remodel

Posted 4 months ago

We Require a builder who is experienced in renovations, The work involves removing a wall and existing kitchen, re-Gib kitchen, dining, remove trim and replace with new. Assemble & Install new flat pack kitchen. I can add pics and calcs if needed. Job is ready to go

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Roslyn build

Posted 3 weeks ago

New house to be built on lifestyle property 3 bedroom, about 200m2 including a double garage.

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Jane's Moms place

Posted 1 month ago

want a 1 bedroom granny flat extension built onto or right besides existing home. Must include lounge, dining/kitchen, laundry, bathroom and 1 bedroom.

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Builder

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for a qualified builder to work on call or contract when needed to help build new homes in Levin area , will need to start asap

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51 Manakau Heights Drive, Manakau

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for a LBP to construct and project manage our new home which is 282 sq. m, single storey, 2.7m stud, 4 bedroom home designed by Gilpin Design architects, Paraparaumu. Materials are timber framed with linea weatherboard and titan board. Ideally, would like to kick off project in January 2019.

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Replace board under window

Posted 4 days ago

Needing to replace weatherboard under wooden window and sill of window x 2

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Wall removal

Posted 6 months ago

We are looking to remove a wall between shower and toilet. We don't think it's a load bearing one. Needs a practitioner builder Cheers

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Increase the size of two existing bedrooms

Posted 7 months ago

We want a quote to extend two of our bedrooms adjacent to each other out by 2 metres. Total additional build is approx 10sqm. . We need the full process to be managed

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Partition Wall

Posted 6 months ago

Having a new wardrobe installed but first need a partition wall for it to fix too. As pictured we will be leaving an opening where the existing wardrobe is for storage.

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Outdoor Patio

Posted 3 months ago

There are a few wood beams that support the outside patio that need to be replaced.

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Finding and Fixing of leaks

Posted 4 months ago

Finding how the water is getting in and fixing it one leak is on a flat roof and is dripping into the bedroom through the central heating the second leak is unknowin but has leaked through the jib board from the attic but I can’t work out we’re its getting in

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Carport construction

Posted 8 months ago

Cost of creation (labour only, and materials + labour) of carport on existing concrete pad, not exceeding 20m3. Timber posts (so I can add trellis at a later stage) ideally, with a steel (coloursteel?) roof. Similar to photo posted.

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Carport

Posted 7 months ago

Looking at building carport onto or next to existing internal access garage measuring approx 3.8 wide x 6m long.

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Patio Cover Addition

Posted 1 week ago

I have purchased a Wall Mounted Patio Cover (4.8m by 3m). I have the Installation instructions and need this installed. It needs to be attached to a non flat external weather board type surface.

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Builder

Posted 7 months ago

Roof . Work done for flue to go in

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Hang a door

Posted 2 months ago

remove old concertina door and replace with normal internal door

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Seeking information on a previously completed job

Posted 1 month ago

Hi Brendan Helen Simmons here. You replaced the side wall of 18 Dewe Tce a few years back following it being blown out by a tornado. We are looking to repair and upgrade the garage and wondering whether you think the fibrolite cladding currently in disrepair is an asbestos risk. Many thanks Helen Simmons

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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.

Partition Wall

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd January 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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

Handiman

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 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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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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Affordable Building & Renovation Ltd

Joined June 2018

At Affordable Building & Renovation Ltd, We are a diverse group of self-directed and motivated individuals with a focus on affordability in the construction industry and the challenge of doing a job well to satisfying and exceed all expectations. We provide: -Attention to detail of a small building company -The strength and professional resources of the larger contractor - Project managem...

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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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Radical Building Ltd

Joined October 2017

I have been building new homes and doing home alterations for the last 16 years working for other building companies. I have started my own company early this year to have more say in how things are run.. I am a perfectionist and like to do the job right the first time so there are never any call backs for fix ups,this way you the client are happy

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AS Building Ltd

Joined November 2016

A.S. Building Ltd - Palmerston North Builders offering a wide range of building related services and catering to the Manawatu region. We are certified builders with backgrounds in carpentry, landscaping and renovations. Although we are qualified and capable of any scope of jobs; from full house builds and extensions, to replacing door hinges and installing smoke alarms, we decided we would foc...

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Taylormade Decorating Ltd

Joined March 2018

Hi, I've been involved in the painting, plastering and flooring trade for 26 years. I am a qualified tradesmen and hold a current licenced building practitioner (LBP) We specialize in cladding plaster repairs. We can inspect both interior and exterior claddings for potential moisture problems using evasive and invasive techniques. We have our own gib stopper, painters and tiler that cover...

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The Decksmiths

Joined August 2018

Our focus is building great decks and outdoor living spaces. Whether it be a small or large deck project we can work with you to create a great outdoor living space. We can build your vision or let our designer come up with some ideas for a great outdoor living space. We pride ourselves on quality work and fixed quotes with no surprises. Get in touch today!

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Long Building Solutions

Joined August 2016

Hi there, we are a small building outfit based in Palmerston North. Servicing the greater Manawatu and Horowhenua, we take pride in offering friendly service and completing quality finishes for our clients. For a range of building needs, or to talk with us about your next project, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to working with you. Cheers Chris Long LBS

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Denzel building and earthworks Ltd

Joined September 2009

Hi,I am a Qualified builder who has been building for 20+ year's,I have just started my own business and for the last two year's 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.we also have a digger and truck that makes up the other half of the business , for all your small earthworks requirements.

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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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Dawson & Gerrard PN Ltd

Joined June 2013

We are a small building company with 14 building staff. We have been operating since 2005 building everything from Residential houses - 3 million plus Commercial projects - house decks - concrete drives - garden fences etc. The Principals are Licensed Building Practitioners and between them have 40 years experience in the building industry We are a client focused company who strive to achieve cu...

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Tcontracting

Joined December 2018

Hi, we are competitive and hard working contractors with 30 combined years experience in concrete and landscaping and building constructiontrade. Confident in what we do we specialize in Driveways, footpaths, patios and much more. Every job is treated like our own so we take pride in what we do and always do well on budget and time management of work planned.

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The Task Masters

Joined February 2016

We are your One Stop Professional Service Provider. We are a family owned and operated local buisness. We do the Tasks you either cant or dont have time to do. No Job Too Big or Small. We provide the following Services -Property Maintenance -Roofing Maintenance -Re roof -Moss & Mold Removal -Gutter Clean & Flush...

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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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Ace Building

Joined July 2018

Hi, I'm Alistair, owner of ACE Building, and nothing gives me more pleasure than a job well done. I'm a jack of all trades with experience in multiple areas and am constantly expanding my knowledge base. I am proficient in many areas, including (but not limited to); building maintenance & extensions, decks, fences, concrete pads, water drainage, insulation and joinery. I pride myself on meticul...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a home maintenance company in the Manawatu/ Whanganui/ Hawkes Bay Region offering a comprehensive range of maintenance services using both internal staff and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can accept payment by major credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), cash or direct credit. Why use Level Ridge? 1. Remove the...

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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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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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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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Aaron Crosby Building and maintence

Joined July 2018

Hi I have just moved to Wanganui. I am a self employed builder that has been in the business for 23 years. DESCRIPTION OF WORK General repairs and maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, roofing, decks, veranda's, fences, anything at all. No job too small. I'm extremely reliable and if my quote is excepted I will not let you down. I pride myself to be the best that I can. Warm re...

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