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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent jobs posted

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

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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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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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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Single carport

Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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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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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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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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Building report of residential house

Posted 8 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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Small Bach - 3 bedroom house - plans and build

Posted 1 week 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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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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Sunroom veranda

Posted 3 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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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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Fence and deck

Posted 1 year ago

Urgent fence, deck and covering required

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Lean to

Posted 4 months ago

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

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Building a pole shed (6x6) at bach

Posted 5 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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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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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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House extension

Posted 1 year ago

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

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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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Carport

Posted 9 months ago

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

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Recent building reviews

With over 201,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Fence and deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 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

Office Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence and deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 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

Office Extension

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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AB Builders

Joined March 2014

A.B. Builders, registered NZCB member & LBP, have been running for over 14 ... n service the Canterbury region on small jobs to large renovations. Quality craftsmanship from conception to completion. Guaranteed!! Great reputation from being reliable, honest and great quality with plenty of communication.

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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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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts of building and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminium windows and doors, 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 ca...

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Skull & Crossbones Construction

Joined July 2021

We are 2 brothers who have worked extensively in the USA & New Zealand and have a combined experience of 30+ years in residential & light commercial construction. We are LBP accredited, professional in our approach & completion of all projects, the 2 guys you meet are the 2 guys who will work on your project. Call us & we will meet with you, give you our expert advice & a competitive quote.

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Longsilver Construction Ltd

Joined June 2010

I am a Registered Master Builder so am able to provide all the necessary guarantees, quality of work, etc. I have 6 staff presently, a mixture of qualified carpenters, and apprentices in various stages of their apprenticeships. I have over 20 years experience in both residential and commercial. We are based in Canterbury, with yard in Amberley We cover all areas of Canterbury. References a...

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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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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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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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R P D Construction

Joined November 2016

HI I have been building for the past 20 years and have experience in new builds, renovations, home extensions, decks, roofing, fences. I have high standards and offer a great service.

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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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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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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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The Black Fence Company

Joined December 2019

the Black Fence company provides building and maintenance services. Including; fences, gates, decks, pergola's and much more. I provide great communication and attention to detail. I also provide other home improvement tasks and maintenance.

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Molior Building

Joined October 2015

Hi. Molior Building have been in business for 5 years . We have a broard range of experience in residential construction. From new builds to renovations, we cover it all. All of our carpenters are LBP qualified and pride ourselves in using our knowledge to train apprentices to help bring on the next generation of carpenters. We offer a no obligation free quote and have access to structural eng...

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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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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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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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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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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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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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