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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Qualified Experienced Builder

Posted 1 month ago

We need the services of a qualified builder to set up and manage our new house build situated in Waipara township and starting from shortly through to November commencement and early to mid 2021 completion. The house is around 140 sq m 2 bedrooms on two floors with exposed truss living dining area designed in a more traditional timber barn style. The owners would be providing the bulk of the labour and work under the guidance of the builder and their role could be flexible and/or in addition t...

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Elly's haven

Posted 1 year ago

I would like a 2 bedroom house build on the back of my subdivided, serviced section please. The building consent is currently presented at the Hurunui district council. I would like a heatpump and small woodburner, with gas hot water. I already have a 5000 liter watertank. Could you include a quote for the council approved driveway pse Sorry, I can't work out how to send my houseplans

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Home office in garage

Posted 1 year ago

I'm looking to convert a small part of my garage into a room to use as a home office. I'm need someone to construct the interior walls (framing and gibbing, etc). I will do the painting, flooring, etc. I will need electrical plugs installed but that would probably need to be done by an electrician. The area is currently permitted as a bathroom on the plans but was never actually built.

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Chimney removal

Posted 2 years ago

Needing an average sized chimney removed to ceiling level.

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Barnes /Bauer Hawarden

Posted 1 year ago

Propertiy information Form has to be filled out for Insurance purposes only, but needs to be done by Certified Builder or Registered Building Inspector.

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Jim Keith

Posted 1 year ago

2 days building work helping current builder installing cedar weatherboards and hardie sheets on a new build

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Fence and deck

Posted 4 months ago

Urgent fence, deck and covering required

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Garage renovation

Posted 1 year ago

I would like to change where the garage is situated and build a new one and possibly have a carport too as parking spaces are not great at my house.

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Glass shower enclosures x 2

Posted 1 year ago

new house 2 x frameless glass shower enclosures. 1200mm x 1000mm one side panel (1000mm and small return panel plus hinged door to the 1200mm side

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Update bathroom in sleepout

Posted 1 year ago

Hi I have a shower with shower dome to install in my sleepout. For some reason the walls in that corner are ply so need aqualine put on. Also wanting a partition around toilet and a window put in above toilet.

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House extension

Posted 9 months ago

We are looking at getting our house extended if around 15-20 sqm

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Office Extension

Posted 11 months ago

I would like to put up some internal walls/doors in my garage to create a small office area. (see attached mockup diagram). The original building plans have made allowance for a bathroom to be added in this space but I've decided to convert it into an office area instead, if possible. I don't think I need content for this change. I need a tradesperson for the following: 1) installation of internal walls (framing, gib, insulation, etc) 2) installation of doors/door frames. 3) supply all m...

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Spa bath put in and front door replaced

Posted 4 months ago

As above plus other wee jobs to be discussed .

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Ian millic

Posted 1 year ago

390 sq m 2 storied 1922 villa plaster over weatherboard.. Remediation where plaster cracked, any rotten boards replaced and painted if required.. After quote for this

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New Kitchen

Posted 10 months ago

New room, approx. 20 sq. m. to be added to north-west of existing house for new kitchen. (Existing kitchen will be converted into a bedroom but that is outside the scope of the work for which I'm seeking an estimate.) Plans are being drawn up at present but I need some input from builders before final plans are submitted for building consent. This relates in particular to roofing options. See floor plan concept attached. More detailed drawings will be available soon.

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Phil’s shed.

Posted 2 years ago

Errect a 360 metre sq kitset steel building from portal foundations on. Pour reinforced concrete floor after errection with plumbing installed as required.

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Kingsley hannah

Posted 2 years ago

Frame out, gib, for tv inset over fireplace. Mantle and old iron under mantle covering old rocks fire place. Orgainise sparkie, for power and internet conections.

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Holiday home

Posted 2 years ago

We're looking for a ball park figure or square metre price for building a 100m2 3 bed, 2 bath pole house on a sloping (not steep) section in Hanmer Springs. It will be rectangle design, iron roof, gable ends, and ply and batton cladding with a deck wrapping around approx 2 sides. Looking to get it to lockable stage and I'll arrange insulation, gibbing, stopping and painting. All other fit off will be included in the build cost (kitchen, plumbing, electrics, floor coverings, doors, trims) Thin...

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General repairs to small weatherboard house.

Posted 1 year ago

We have a small, 3 bdrm weatherboard (with some linear board) home, that needs several repairs done. On the exterior: weatherboards and linear boards replaced/repaired, one fascia board replaced, possibly some decking, and a barn door repair. And on the interior: floorboards replaced, trims & architraves fitted in one bedroom, and a couple of areas requiring gib.

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Re-cladding of 3 bedroom house

Posted 2 years ago

Recladding of 3 bedroom house after cracking in plaster from earthquake

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Lawnfix north Canterbury

Joined December 2019

Hi, we are a Rangiora based company offering lawn services to the north Canterbury community. We specialise in lawn renovations and new installs along with installation of irrigation systems, erosion control and pest and weed control/management. We pride ourselves on doing a great job in a timely manner.

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Built up contracting LTD

Joined June 2020

Hi, we are a small company who strive for perfection. We have a diverse team who have dealt with a majority of renovation projects around the country. Numerous house foundation repairs and house re leveling, our team also deal with restoration projects. We pride in keeping jobs to the time frame. Whether it's one pile or twenty piles needing replaced, even that old fence replaced or a new deck to...

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Hire A Hubby Rangiora

Joined May 2014

We are a team of 4 with a variety of skills. We have an experienced carpenter, a dedicated painter, and a general handyman. We take care of a number of jobs within the team, including kitchens, bathrooms, plastering, painting, tiling. Where needed we have a good group of other contractors we have been working together with for 5 yrs. These include a plumber, electrician, carpet and vinyl layer, a...

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Unique Built

Joined November 2019

For quality workmanship look no further. At Unique Built we cover a range of work from your everyday handyman jobs right up to newly built homes and everything in between.

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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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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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Dans Renovations

Joined February 2018

Dan's Renovations is a small company run by the owner Daniel. Dan has his LBP License and NZQA level 4 in carpentry and has been doing building & renovating for 15 years all over Africa and in Christchurch for the last 6 years. He has done many jobs for home owners in Christchurch with good results. He specializes in bathroom renos, kitchen renos, car ports, house extensions, decks, fences, veggie...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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AMK Engineers Limited

Joined August 2020

Hi, We have been helping with the Canterbury earthquake recovery for the last 8 years, both in the geotechnical and structural fields. I am a qualified Chartered Professional Engineer, specialised in both new builds, renovation, ground testing, new foundations for TC3, TC2, and TC1 as well as assessment and repair of existing residential and commercial structures. Detailed seismic assessment and...

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renovationz ltd

Joined February 2010

We pride ourselves on being up front & honest with our clients, we take the time to listen to what you require & complete each job in a timely & professional manor.

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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PD Arthur Builders Limited

Joined January 2019

I am a qualified, certified licensed builder with 30+ years experience building houses/over 60's units, alterations and general building works. EQC and insurance work are also areas of expertise along with driveways, paths and re-roofs.

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TW Plastering and Building

Joined April 2015

I am a highly experienced builder with great attention to detail. I truly believe in making the customer happy, even if something is difficult to achieve, the homeowner comes first. I have a great track record of positive feedback, I have added some to the photos section. Please feel free to take a read, I am very proud of my work. Please search my business name in Facebook to see photos of pre...

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CR Building Contractors Ltd

Joined May 2017

We are small construction company who specializes in new builds and renovations. Although we like to do the big jobs we are also happy to sort out all your smaller jobs as well. From decks and fences through to your small repair job we can do it all. We are part of a group who also specialize in all types of flooring from tiling through to timber floors. We can also provide any painting and deco...

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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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PaintRod Quality Painters Ltd

Joined March 2017

Give us a call to discuss your needs We can do anything from small painting/plastering renovations to the entire house interior or exterior Feature walls, wallpaper etc, we will do it!! We can also spray paint pretty much anything, using either an airless sprayer system or HVLP for fine finish so if you need that roof to be painted or give a quality finish to that pantry cabinets, draws,...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Limitless Property Services

Joined December 2019

**Covid 19 update** As per govt level 3 lockdown instructions, I will be able to resume working providing I stick to strict Health and Safety rules. I am more than happy to work in with you for contactless services. My name is Dan and I am a local from Christchurch. I am currently living in the Selwyn area where I have just built a house. I am a qualified LBP licensed builder with 13...

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Shaun builder

Joined November 2019

Hi there my name is Shaun I have been building since September 2005 I have built new home's , have worked on relocated home's, have done house renovations, have done house exstensions , EQC Repairs, and recently worked on a commercial building site.

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