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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted 3 months 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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Partition Wall

Posted 8 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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Kathryn Leeves #2

Posted 6 days ago

4.5x7 roof area, with 6x4m room under. To shell stage. Metal roof, monopitch. Two ranch sliders - one either end. Simple plans attached. No timeframe, but permit will limit to one year? Quote may or may not include council permits, plans drawn, and other red tape expenses. House that it is attaching to has metal cladding, so this will need to be removed for the 6m length of walls. At this stage seeking quotes only for the bank.

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Kitset barn /Pole shed habitable

Posted 1 week ago

Need licensed builder to build kitset barn to lockup stage. Barn 7x8 And carport 3x8. 12 poles. Foundation and concrete pad needed also for both barn and carport. Barn Minimum floor level 350mm from ground. Same style as photos but no roller door or deck. Will have barn door, ranch sliders, windows etc. Plans available.

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Outdoor Patio

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Replace board under window

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Kitset Barn 2

Posted 8 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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Kitchen remodel

Posted 6 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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Finding and Fixing of leaks

Posted 6 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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Builder

Posted 6 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 6 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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Load bearing wall

Posted 1 month ago

Install beam in place of load bearing wall.

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Patio Cover Addition

Posted 1 month 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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Back extension to bach

Posted 1 month ago

We want to replace the sun porch at the back of our bach with a covered verandah. This will need the foundations of the sun porch to be replaced, and the roof line to be adjusted. Don't think it will need new consent as the footprint of the property remain the same. Prefer the job to be done in the spring or summer

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Wall removal

Posted 8 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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3 bedroom addition

Posted 4 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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Jane's Moms place

Posted 3 months 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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Catio

Posted 3 months 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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Roslyn build

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Hang a door

Posted 4 months ago

remove old concertina door and replace with normal internal door

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Recent building reviews

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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

Outdoor Patio

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
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

Hang a door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2019

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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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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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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adpainting

Joined May 2010

Hi there my names Arron Pahl and ive been painting for 15 years interior and exterior and i am willing to do free quotations no job too big or small. Very reasonable prices and cheaper than most trade painters. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

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Sydney Construction

Joined October 2016

A qualified, licensed Builder and experienced tiler. Work ranges from new builds to renovations and general building maintenance. Quality work and sound advice on any job. Based in Levin.

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L O C

Joined December 2017

Qualified carpenter ready to do all the small to big jobs around your house or rental. Competitive rates and free quote. Jobs delivered on time and within budget.

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Jordan Ellery Building

Joined May 2019

Hi, I have currently been building for 7 years. I am a qualified builder with a diverse set of skills which I have learnt over mainly residential renovations based in Palmerston North. I am very confident with most building related work and also have experience in painting, roofing and concrete laying . I take pride in the finishing details and also my time management skills.

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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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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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Sinclair building services

Joined November 2018

Hi I’m Jared from Sinclair building services..I’m a relatively new company,I’m a young energetic motivated builder with a high level of detail to my work and finishings..I did my apprenticeship through A1 homes and Friday homes so I have a high knowledge of building to today’s standards and expectations,I also have had experience in leaky home repair/reclads and also small general building jobs we...

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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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Kapiti Hardscaping and Handyman Services ltd

Joined June 2019

We are a small Hardscaping and Handyman company, we specialize in landscaping and Hardscaping, fencing and deck construction. And general handyman services, we can help solve almost any problem around your house garden or lifestyle block

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JBARR Construction ltd

Joined February 2018

We are a local construction company with over 13 Years experience in the industry. Excellent communication and every project is to a very high standard.

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Protrades Property Group

Joined August 2018

Hi, Protrades is a solution offering main Trades sectors needed to transform, install and protect customers assets. No obligation quotations with affordable costing plans. Call today to book us for your next rejuvenation project.

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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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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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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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City Civil Construction Limited

Joined March 2019

Hi, our team is made up of skilled professionals with 20 years experience in construction and roading, 15 years building, top engineers for all metalworking projects, we can spruce your yard from front to back

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Saunders Construction

Joined June 2019

Hi , we have been building new homes and renovating existing properties in the Manawatu for the last 7 years. We cover anything from a design and build new home with qualified licensed building practitioners to repairing that loose door handle there's no job too big or small. We have a great team of subcontractors that we work in with so we can cover just about any job. We aim to provide competit...

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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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Logan's building services

Joined July 2017

Hi, I've been building new houses and renovating old ones since I was 16 and now I'm a 24 year old self employed qualified builder, my work is of high standards and I take my job very seriously and I want to make this experience for you to be easy, I have experience ranging from all types of carpentry: new builds, alterations, additions, concreting, retaining walls, decks, fences and maintenanc...

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