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

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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Jim Keith

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Update bathroom in sleepout

Posted 2 years 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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Office Extension

Posted 1 year 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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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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Building report of residential house

Posted 2 months ago

I want a general building check to see if building is sound or any costs involved in making it sound by a registered builder. The subfloor especially needs checking which may not be easily accessible. It needs to be done asap either today or Monday. It would be great if someone local could do this to minimise travel costs.

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Ian millic

Posted 2 years 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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Chimney removal

Posted 2 years ago

Needing an average sized chimney removed to ceiling level.

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Spa bath put in and front door replaced

Posted 8 months ago

As above plus other wee jobs to be discussed .

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House extension

Posted 1 year ago

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

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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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Home office in garage

Posted 2 years 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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Elly's haven

Posted 2 years 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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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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Glass shower enclosures x 2

Posted 2 years 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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Qualified Experienced Builder

Posted 5 months 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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New Kitchen

Posted 1 year 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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Carport

Posted 2 months ago

Single carport. I need the 6 posts but have most other materials

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General repairs to small weatherboard house.

Posted 2 years 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 3 years ago

Recladding of 3 bedroom house after cracking in plaster from earthquake

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Fence and deck

Posted 8 months ago

Urgent fence, deck and covering required

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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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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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Paul Hussey Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialise in Fencing, Decks, Barns, and Renovations I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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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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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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plank & co

Joined August 2020

We specialize in small space joinery fit-outs but also do standard house kitchens Our kitchens are produced on a CNC and can produce anything to suit your needs - Custom design and build - Furniture - Kitchens/Laundry/Study As licensed builders we can also do any home renovations/builds that you may require

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance are experts of building and glazing, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, siding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrade, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do you need a carpenter in Christchurch or...

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Elmwood builders ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi we are a small building company that has experienced in new builds,renovation, relocation of red zone houses and most aspects of the building trade. We strive to do the job right first time and on time.

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Austin Anderson

Joined January 2010

Hi. I have been renovating and repairing houses since 1988. Bathroom renovations are a major part of my work, however, I am very happy to renovate any part of your house. Decks are a specialty. Skylights are also in my expertise. I have a team of qualified tradesmen to cover all aspects of your renovation. Covid 19 plan in place . I like to get an idea what you’d like to spend before ar...

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Cornerstone Building Limited

Joined February 2012

Hi, you will receive a professional building service, from a certified and licensed builder. We pride ourselves in delivering a top quality job on time and on budget.

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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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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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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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Masani homes Limited

Joined August 2018

We are a new construction company specialising in residential construction with a creative twist. we are always happy to help so reach out if you think we can be of assistance.

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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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Aerotec Ltd

Joined December 2017

We can do re-roofing, new tin, tiles or bitumen ... n install all wooden, bamboo vinyl or laminate floorings. Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime with further questions. Kind regards Cestmir ...

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Gintas Renovation NZ

Joined October 2016

I've been renovating houses for 15+ years. I focus on getting the job done fast and in high quality while maintaining reasonable prices. My main goal is to understand my client's vision and manifest it as they wish. There are no big or small jobs, all jobs accepted. To see my work you can visit ... .nz

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Carl Taylor Builders

Joined July 2019

Carl Taylor Homes has been trading since 1999 and we are members of the CBS ( Combined Building Suppliers Co -Operative ). Carl Taylor Homes has developed a reputation in Christchurch and the Canterbury region as builders of quality homes, specialising in the construction of semi-commercial and residential buildings, architectural design and construction, project management and building mainten...

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Russell Lilley Construction

Joined August 2016

Russell Lilley has been in the building business for 50 years and believes in good communication with his clients. He is very proud to have trained his builders in excellent workmanship and he is our quality control man. We have been instrumental in buying some beautiful architectural homes in Canterbury, building motels, building Rolleston Square Shopping Centre, Farmers Corner Retail outlet fo...

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Earthborne Builders

Joined January 2018

Hello there, glad you have taken the time to read our information, We specialise in renovations, decks, pergolas, new builds, and of course no job is to small, We believe its the little things that count. My team are professional, qualified builders who love what they do, not to mention we are Certified and Master Builders and licensed building practitioners, for your peace of mind But most...

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