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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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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 r

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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

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Re-cladding of 3 bedroom house

Posted 1 year ago

Recladding of 3 bedroom house after cracking in plaster from earthquake

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Holiday home

Posted 1 year 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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New family room

Posted 2 years ago

One room extension to create larger family room/ dining room. Simple push out of end wall ( about 4m) roof already gable end.

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Ian millic

Posted 10 months 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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Proposed new home. Planning stage

Posted 2 years ago

I need a geotech report for a proposed new home at Glasnevin. Rural, flat ground about 6km north of Amberley. Home still in planning stage, 2 bed 4ha block.

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Glass shower enclosures x 2

Posted 9 months 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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Phil’s shed.

Posted 1 year 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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Update bathroom in sleepout

Posted 11 months 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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New Home

Posted 1 year ago

New build of passive energy home in Hanmer Springs

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Chimney removal

Posted 1 year ago

Needing an average sized chimney removed to ceiling level.

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Stewart 2

Posted 2 years ago

We require pricing for a 2 sided bullnose verandah. Verandah designed by architect must comply to specification in detail.

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Building Reno

Posted 2 years ago

Hi , I need a builder to do some jobs, building of an internal wall in my workshop , includes putting in a sliding door , ceiling battens ready for gib. Clear light roofing to go on existing pergola , will need some work to get run off . Internal door slider to be removed and battens put in for gib .

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Elly's haven

Posted 9 months 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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Kingsley hannah

Posted 1 year 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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General repairs to small weatherboard house.

Posted 9 months 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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Jim Keith

Posted 11 months ago

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

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Barnes /Bauer Hawarden

Posted 6 months 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 renovation

Posted 1 month 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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Office Extension

Posted 2 weeks 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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Home office in garage

Posted 11 months 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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Tradepower Building Group

Joined January 2018

Tradepower Building Group was re-established in June 2017 due to demand of previous clients wanting custom specific building sheds and structures of various types to be built. Tradepower Building Group has expanded from private buildings into commercial builds; into the supply and partnering of other specific trades that are complementary of Carpentry; and Tradepower Building Group’s growth into...

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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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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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ko plumb ltd

Joined April 2012

OK Plumb ltd menu # Plumbing # Drainlaying # Waterblasting # Roof leak repairs/replace iron coloursteel. # Spouting leak repaires/replace # Log burner installs # New house plumbing/drainlaying

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Solarspark

Joined February 2015

We are a Christchurch based electrical service company.Solarspark can cater to all of your electrical needs from basic quick fixes through to complete installation and design procedures.All of our services are completed through to the highest standard. Solarspark 0211611743 Solarspark@gmail.com

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Gw builders ltd

Joined May 2016

With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry we are small family business of qualified reliable builders with a high standard in every job we face.. guaranteed to please! Specialising in: *Light Comercial *Architectural builds *New builds *Renovations/extentions *Landscaping *All forms of concrete work No jobs to big or small!

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Taurus Built Ltd

Joined September 2019

I started Taurus Built Limited in 2017 in Central Otago, with 1 house for GJ Gardener, a 170 Square meter deck and a single employee. Fast forward to today and we are a company with 8 Employees, operating in Central Otago/Lakes, Christchurch and surrounding areas. With a Hill job in Akaroa to an alteration in Twizel, it is safe to say Taurus Built will take on almost every construction task. Ta...

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Braden Nelson Builder

Joined April 2018

Hi, I have been building for the past 22 years, I have recently moved from Ashburton to Ch-Ch. Licensed building practitioner and member of Registered Master Builders. Specializing in renovations, additions and alterations, bathrooms, kitchens, decking. No job too small.

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Tradesman

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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MCD Maintenance

Joined April 2019

We've been in the trade for 14+ years. We specialize in kitchens and kitchen Facelifts ,laminated flooring, decking, fencing and general maintenance work that you don't get around to do. We do electricity work to (e266316). No job is to small for us and we pride ourselves on providing services that will make you call us again to do more work for you. Competitive pricing and can do attitude is se...

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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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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L J Construction Ltd

Joined August 2019

Hi I am a qualified carpenter with nearly 15 years experience. I specialise in renovating bathrooms, building decks, outdoor areas, and fences. I have completed my apprenticeship in housing and have worked on commercial sites for the last three years. I am very professional and have an eye for detail. My quality of workmanship is second to none and my ability to complete jobs within budget and spe...

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Canterbury building and inspection services

Joined November 2015

I have over 25 years experience in the building industry. My main focus is on providing a quality experience for the client with a high standard of workmanship and sticking to budget. With good communication throughout the process. I have experience in all forms of building from renovation to new builds to eqc repairs along with sheds and garages. I also offer comprehensive pre purchase/sale pr...

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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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DS Built ltd

Joined October 2014

Hi I have 14 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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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

Hello,Drain layers in the Dunedin area for the past 10 years,Specializing in all areas of drainage.Hard working,professional,free competitive quotes.

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Gibson Building Services

Joined July 2019

Hi there. I am a NZ qualified builder and work for a reputable building company based in Christchurch, specialising mainly in large residential repair work around Canterburry. I am new to Builderscrack but I am not new to building. I am experienced and passionate about building, joinery and woodwork. You will see in my profile photos some examples of the building/renovation work that I do, as well...

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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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Warwick Mills Building

Joined October 2019

Hi I have been building for in excess of 30 years .We have experience in all aspects of building from restoration of older homes to new architectural housing bathroom and kitchen renovations.I am backed buy very good team of reliable sub contractors. I work in a team of two builders who offer an aspect of design and detailing to complement clients preferences. Budgets will be honest and reliable...

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