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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Roof over deck

Posted 3 months ago

Looking for quotes Install a roof over concrete patio area attached to roofline of house and garage aprox 4m x6m

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Building a pole shed (6x6) at bach

Posted 9 months ago

Need someone to assist/build a pole shed at our bach at Claverley, Hundalee district. It would be from approved Council plans and would include from concrete foundation all the way through.

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Skirting/architraves/plastering

Posted 1 month ago

Incomplete bathroom Reno needs finishing. Needs plastering done, new architraves around ceiling and skirting boards fitted. One window needs architrave fitted to also.

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Barnes /Bauer Hawarden

Posted 2 years 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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Garage insulation job

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a double garage that we wish to convert into a winery by insulating, installing benches and plumbing and replacing garage door with glass sliding door.

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New Kitchen

Posted 2 years 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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Looking for a licensed builder for a spec home

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, I am looking to build a spec home in Hanmer springs . Please quote me price per sqm . I can be contacted via email 📧 ...

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Fence and deck

Posted 1 year ago

Urgent fence, deck and covering required

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Concrete slab for Greenhouse

Posted 1 month ago

Concrete slab for green house 6x3 m

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House extension

Posted 2 years ago

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

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Lean to

Posted 8 months ago

Erect a covered area between containers, and a small covered area, some building products already here

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Sunroom veranda

Posted 7 months ago

2 X 6 meter approx sunroom to be added on top of existing concrete pad outside a ranch slider entrance of master bedroom. Clear plastic or glass with some louvered windows and one door. Two sided 'L' structure as there is a wall at one end.

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Garage renovation

Posted 2 years 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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Small Bach - 3 bedroom house - plans and build

Posted 4 months ago

We are looking for a local builder to assist us with our bach building project (plans and building aspects). Site is pretty flat and house structure required to be on pile foundation. We're looking for a simple but practical layout (square or similar) with mono pitch. We are keen to be involved and can manage the ''simple' time consuming tasks but wouldn't be in the way either.

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Spa bath put in and front door replaced

Posted 1 year ago

As above plus other wee jobs to be discussed .

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Single carport

Posted 4 months ago

6 post single carport. Sloping roof with gutter. I have most of the building materials

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Office Extension

Posted 2 years 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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Qualified Experienced Builder

Posted 1 year 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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Carport

Posted 1 year ago

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

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Building report of residential house

Posted 1 year 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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Recent building reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Lean to

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Fence and deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Office Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lean to

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Fence and deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Office Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 16 years experience in the residential construction industry both here in NZ and a stint in the UK. We specialize in new architectural builds, but also do smaller jobs; renovations and extensions, bathrooms, retaining walls, custom decks and outdoor areas. We are very professional and pride ourselves on working hard to meet deadlines and budgets.

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Felarca Builders Limited

Joined March 2019

Hi we have the right experience, knowledge, tools,peoples to do big or small from A to Z jobs.for Residential and Commercial like Decking ,Fencing, Cladding, Framing, Concreting, Plastering, Painting, Suspended,Ceiling, Tiling. We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for projects completion. We pride ourselves on providing quotes and then completing job on budget

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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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Francis Stockman

Joined June 2015

Hi my name is Francis I am a fully qualified, licenced building practioner with over 25 years experience in the building industry. I have worked in both residential and commercial building in a leading hand/foreman roll as well as completing many projects on my own.I am currently based in christchurch where I am looking for small to medium sized projects to complete. Bathrooms,decks,extensions,re...

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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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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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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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts in Joinery, building, and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminum windows, and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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Mainland Decking LTD

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialize in Decks, Pergola and sheds I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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Taw builders

Joined October 2015

Taw Builders is a Canterbury based building and construction company that has built a strong reputation for delivering a quality service, on time and great level of communication to its clients. With our loyal and committed team we pride ourselves on being skilled and experienced in all aspects of building and construction. Director Brandon Taw is a Licenced Building Practitioner, Qualified bu...

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URBANZ Construction Management

Joined November 2016

Hi and welcome to URBANZ Construction Management. I have recently set up a new business getting involved in the Construction Management side of residential earthquake repairs and renovations. I feel there is a major gap in the market for experienced builders who know the nuts and bolts of managing earthquake repairs, renovations and the on-sold repair programme. I have been a builder for over...

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Lourie construction

Joined November 2021

We are a small localy owned and operated building company just getting started. Our Director/Foreman has been building new homes and general building work in the North Canterbury area for the past 10 years. We strive for customer satisfaction and completing the job on time and on budget

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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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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www. ......

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Habitat design & build limited

Joined November 2021

With over twenty years experience in the building industry I can help with your next building project from big jobs to small with a focus on quality workmanship ,efficiency and affordability .

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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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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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LVL CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS LTD

Joined October 2021

With over 18 years experience from renovations to new builds, with a vast knowledge of how the process should work we can help you with your project including the design.

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