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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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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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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

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Rangehood urgent urgent been waiting for months

Posted 3 months ago

Have electrican booked for 27th so need builder on that date or after. Integrated Bosch hood, intend to use recycled wood offcuts a builder might have lying around.

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To remove a wardrobe door and create a hallway door

Posted 3 months ago

Kia ora, We have a bedroom that has two seperate wardrobes - we are after making one of these wardrobes into a hallway cupboard. The wardrobe cavity backs on to the hallway wall. As per picture below, hallway is on the left hand side.

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Light renovation - Park Street

Posted 2 weeks ago

We're purchasing a property that requires a face-lift prior to renting. The work required is: Demolition of one non-load bearing wall including a few overhead cabinets Demolition of a few small cupboards Removal of vinyl floor tiles Removal of all existing carpet Removal of net curtains and some of the drapes Removal of formica panels in bathroom and replacement with hardiglaze or similar Possible removal and replacement of bathroom vanity New laminate benchtop installation Timber f...

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Levin Cabin Project

Posted 3 months ago

I am looking for all-around house builders that can help take care of the whole building process. From Levin council approvals, cost quotations for my bank financing approvals, architects & designers, and the end to end constructions for my section in Levin area. I'm hoping to complete this project within this year.

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Balcony replacement or removal

Posted 1 week ago

Balcony replacement or removal (depending on waterproofing options). Major water damage to balcony and leak coming through ranchslider to inside bedroom floor. Water damage to bedroom floor.

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Full turn key on kitset garage install - pole shed

Posted 3 months ago

We have a pole shed from Lumberland quoted, we are looking for prices for this to be installed including concrete, council, installation, and anything else needed to comply and be turn key. 7.2 x 9m at 2.4m height mono pitch. Flat surface, easy access.

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Building a kit set garage

Posted 2 months ago

We have a kitset garage to be built in Levin. We would like a quote to build it please.

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Renovation

Posted 1 month ago

4 bedroom house needs as much finished as possible. 2 bedrooms need insulation installed and ceilings hung. Kitchen floor needs fixing (it’s not level for tiles) and tiles laid. Kitchen cabinets need installing. Bathroom floorboards need patching. Build deck (basically the height of a step). En-suite depending on cost. Possible fencing. Fix outside wall (as although I’d paid someone to do this and they’ve taken off with half the money).

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Kitchen and bathroom extension

Posted 3 months ago

To add 13sqm extension to the kitchen, plus a decking and a 2sqm extension to the bathroom. You'll need to be a LBP as consenting will be necassary

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Remove internal wall between lounge and kitchen

Posted 2 days ago

Remove the wall between my kitchen and lounge to open up the space. This currently has sliding doors Total wall dimensions are L=2.7m x H=2.4m and within this the sliding doors are L=1.4m x H=2.4m

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Lounge extension

Posted 1 month ago

Wanting to get a quote to extend lounge out and add bifold doors to open up indoor/outdoor flow. Bonus if you can draw up plans for consent.

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Oxford hotel

Posted 1 month ago

Refurbish current structure ,supply & install 3 x urinals & hand basins

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Replace old garage with New

Posted 1 month ago

Remove old Garage which has asbestos, garage is free standing, then build new larger garage in same area. New concrete pad. Install electric power, no power in old garage. Current Garage is about 3 x 3.8 meters, new garage will be 3.8 x 8 meters. No time frame and will need to supply plans to council, so looking for help with drawing up plans as well.

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Weather board cladding removal for roof flashings

Posted 1 month ago

1, need some lower weather boards removed then re enstated or replaced and painted etc after new roof apron flashings go on. 2, some areas of weatherboard appear rotten and we would get builder to take a look at this also, window framing.

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Looking for someone to install a rangehood & extractor fan. ventilation in

Posted 3 weeks ago

I'm wanting to rent out my father in laws home & to bring it up to scratch I will need a rangehood installed & an extractor fan out in. I havnt got these items as of yet I am hoping these can be included on the cost.

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Gib kitchen

Posted 1 week ago

Just removed kitchen and need walls lined before new flat pack kitchen installed Measurements 3 x 3.9

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Porch

Posted 2 months ago

The existing porch is leaking and needs to be repaired.

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Insurance Report

Posted 3 months ago

Water from a fish pond overflowed and found its way under a floor level bedroom window and a wall leading into the garage. The insurance company needs a builders report to progress the claim and arrange repairs.

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House piles

Posted 2 months ago

Need to work out whether we need to redo the piles of our house, and how much it would cost to do so

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4 bed house Reno

Posted 4 weeks ago

Builder to frame new walls (structural), floorboards and structure. We have consent on the way.

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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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TLR Construction

Joined June 2020

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the construction industry and pride myself on completing work to a high standard. I look forward to meeting you to discuss what we can offer.

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Manawatu quality builders ltd

Joined July 2021

Hi there, we’ll it says it all in our name company name. Quailty starts at the beginning. We specialise in maintaince, small jobs, renovations and new house builds. With myself trade qualified and a LBP, my forman and apprentice we provide big results with good pricing and turn around.

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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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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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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. ...

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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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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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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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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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C T Carpentry Ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi, I'm a Qualified and Licenced builder who loves what she does. Specializing in smaller building jobs such as decks, fences, home maintenance and renovations I get immense satisfaction from seeing the end product of my hard work and always strive for a top end result.

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Practical Building Company Ltd

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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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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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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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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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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A Stage Construction

Joined January 2018

A-Stage Construction is a small family owned construction company based in Palmerston North, established in 2015. Owner/director Kalvin, is a registered master builder, with 10+ years experience in residential new builds, renovations, alterations and re-cladding, plus more! We have two training apprentices, 3rd and first year. We take pride in providing no obligation, competitive quotes and we...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . We have over 35 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . We do everything from New Kitchens /Bathrooms, Complete make overs, Tiling, Maintenance of Rentals, House Painting Just ask Now with having a Digger and Truck we are abl...

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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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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