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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Weatherboard, door and window maintenance

Posted 3 days ago

Work required to fix some damaged external weatherboards, maintain some door and window frames, and replace two external door locks.

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House Piles Repair and Relevel.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our house has a few spots where the levels seem to have changed. A couple of concrete piles seem to have cracked and needs repair. We are looking for someone to quote and complete the job at a reasonable price. Floors are wooden and piles are of concrete. Please contact ... am-8.30am and 5.30pm-9pm weekdays 10am-9pm weekends

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Replacing small section of roof and reframing supporting walls

Posted 2 days ago

Work is limited to a 8m2 lean-to extension to house. The roof and wall framing has been affected by fire then water/rot. Work is a like-for-like replacement. I am ideally looking for a retired builder or young builder who does weekend jobs. Would be working alongside/supervising myself and my father who can provide labour. Could be a few other smaller jobs as well.

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Outdoor sun cover and wall bust

Posted 4 days ago

Hey, Looking for a builder to put up an outdoor sun cover on our deck and also bust down a wall in between two rooms to make it one big room. Cheers

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Wardrobe to be opened up/extended

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, we are looking for quotes to have a wardrobe extended. Currently there are built in drawers to one side that we would like removed and the space utilised for the wardrobe. Some advice on replacement doors would also be great.

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New garage to replace old carport/tool shed + driveway extension + fixing fence

Posted 1 week ago

We currently have a boarded up carport near the house, and a small toolshed at the back of the property. We would like to demolish both, then extend the driveway a few metres so that the garage can be built at the back of the property, which also allows room for a new gate, so we can get a car/trailer in if we need to (not currently possible). The fence at the back of the property also needs looking at - it's an old concrete wall whereas the rest of the property has a nice fence. For the garage,...

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Builder's report

Posted 1 day ago

Builders report to be completed on a potential property next week.

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Load Bearing Wall removed, new gib,

Posted 5 days ago

We have just received our council consent back to kick off our renovation. What we are looking for is someone to remove a load bearing wall of around 5 metres long. The plans have a LVL beam to be installed, GIB braceline, This needs to be completed by a LBP. With council consent all done we are ready to hit go on this project as soon as a builder is available.

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Replace a vertical wood balustrade with cedar

Posted 3 weeks ago

I'm looking for a builder who is experienced working with cedar to replace my existing wood balustrade with a cedar balustrade using the same material and horizontal finish as my house. References would be ideal.

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House extension

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, Just wondering, if we wanted to extend or house out back to include a 5x5mtr lounge - what would the total cost of this be? Mike

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Building a catio

Posted 2 days ago

Need someone experienced in building a catio ( attached to house).

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Double Garage Roof Leaks

Posted 11 hours ago

Hello We have a standalone double garage that has sprung a couple of leaks this winter. We don't think it is anything major but would like it fixed as soon as possible now that the weather is better. Come and have a look and give us a price.

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Workbench repair for garage workbench

Posted 1 week ago

Hi tradies - my garage workbench wood has borer and needs to be replaced. I need someone to remove the wooden benchwork and install new timber. See photos attached. It measures approx 2m long by 75cm wide roughly

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Garage sleep out conversion

Posted 6 days ago

Hi I’ve got a big garage that needs to be converted into sleepout. Most of the work is done as the previous owner left the work in the middle and sold the house. Need to finish the work

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Internal house refit

Posted 5 days ago

Require registered builder to remove and install new wall linings, assess cracks in walls in dining room, Construction of new wardrobe in bedroom, inspect piles and ceilings in lounge and dining rooms. This is not a job for a handyman. Cost depending on outcome of inspection by the builder.

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Qualified builder for bathroom leak repair

Posted 3 days ago

Long time leak in the bathroom that needs repairing - floorboards, bottom plate and refit bathroom with shower and vanity. Looking for a qualified builder to start in 1-2 weeks if possible. (Late Sep). Thanks. Miranda

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Easing Doors

Posted 11 hours ago

New carpet has been laid and now we need most of our doors eased. There are 5 solid wooden doors (character house) 4 hollow core doors and 5 pine doors (including a set of french doors). We need someone as soon as possible for this job that has the skill to plane the doors without damaging them. Payment by hourly rate thank you. No need for a site visit beforehand.

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New Carport

Posted 3 weeks ago

Erect new 6m x 6m carport.

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Builder/ Design and council consent

Posted 2 weeks ago

I’m looking to make 2 bedroom unit, attach/ or not to main house, if consent process can be taken care of and plans with council, looking to get steel framing and install those as option, need started ASAP. I know the consents pricing etc but don’t have time to do myself,

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Wall removal and insertion of beams

Posted 1 hour ago

This job involves some remodel of internal layout, specifically; -Removal of two load bearing walls -Insertion of two beams and support -A small dividing wall insertion with bracing -Replacing an internal door with a wall -Moving a wall and door in a bathroom Note consent has been granted and Architects plans have been completed for this job.

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Recent building reviews

With over 173,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

House repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Bargeboard replacement #2

Work carried out by a subcontractor

5th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New shower = Building and plumbing job!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builders Quote - Home Renovations

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mitre down a Sauna Stave

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden fence needs replacing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior dividing wall framing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace rotten weatherboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hanging an indoor swing (Joist strengthening / eye bolt/plate fitting)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom addition

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Master bedroom renovation

Work carried out by an employee of the company

1st April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1700mm bracing element

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing a rotten wood plank that is holding up one end of the carport roof.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Climbing wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Frames Trusses Cladding Lowry Heights

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace scotia around ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

In Built wardrobe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

ESSENTIAL: Filling silicone to replace missing scribers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Wellington Roofing

Joined February 2018

Hi there For the past 5 years we have been building and renovating houses in the Wellington region. We have a core group of excellent roofer, plumbers, electricians, tilers and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size. We also specialise in roofing work. Wellington Roofing has been in the roofing industry for more than 30 years. We are just new to Builde...

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Perry Homes Ltd

Joined March 2016

Perry Homes Ltd is a Wellington based construction business providing high quality residential building services. Our expert project management team ensures your entire building project is stress free from start to finish. Our highly-skilled and qualified professionals ensure your project will be on time and within budget. We are always happy to help during your design phase offering guidance fr...

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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DTS building

Joined July 2019

Hi we've been building for 10 plus years so we have alot of experience in building, while I specialize in Windows repairing and installing I also do smaller jobs like hanging doors from time to time (plasterboard installing, fence, cladding , Demolition. Etc) Maintenance work myself and another tradesman work together (when needed) work in a professional manner and hard to meet deadlines fo...

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A C construction solutions Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi, I’m a builder of 10 years l specialise in renovations, extensions, new builds, I also do smaller jobs including bathrooms, decks, fences, retaining walls. I pride myself on the quality of work and working with my clients to achieve what they want to there budget.

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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JDM Services

Joined October 2010

I have 17 years experience in the home maintenance area. 9 years as a Hire a Hubby now with my own company. I can undertake a variety of work around the property from minor repairs to interior/exterior painting, fences, decks, bathroom renovations etc. I also work in with a plumber, electrician, roofer and builder so can project manage a job for you to remove a lot of the hassles of having to ri...

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JS Build

Joined July 2016

Kia ora, A licensed qualified builder, with experience in both residential/commercial building and renovation/alterations, a passion for my job with perfection as my default, it would be a pleasure to assist in any way I can to assure a 100% satisfaction even after work has commenced to retain a good relationship and client base to the utmost professional standard.

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RJ Wynne

Joined July 2015

Hi there, I run a great team of guys and we are dedicated to delivering your project to a high standard and in a timely manner. With 17 years in the industry, I've dealt with many different projects from full renovations and new builds to kitchen and bathroom alterations, we enjoy getting outside and doing your decks, fences and retaining walls too. We also offer complete project management to...

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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S James Contracting

Joined September 2019

Hi there, I'm a general handyman and a bit of a perfectionist. Whilst I dont have decades of experience, I am trustworthy, knowledgeable and skilled in all things renovating.

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Living Colours & Renovations Ltd

Joined October 2019

hi We have been doing Renovations and Maintenance work in Wellington region for while now and contracting to some big compaines like Housing New Zealand, no work is small or big for us , we provide competitive quotes

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Melgrim building LTD

Joined March 2019

Hi, We are two reliable, qualified builders specialising in both residential and commercial sectors. All of the jobs we undertake are completed to a high standard and we pride ourselves on our work ethic and competitive pricing. We possess a wide range of knowledge and skills, enabling us to cater to your building needs, including the following: -Interior renovations, including kitchens...

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Right Angle Builders Limited

Joined June 2009

We do all types of building work from new home design and build packages to renovations,extensions. We have our own team of subcontractors and can take care of all aspects in your building project, all our work is carried out by a Licensed Building Practitioner and is fully guaranteed.

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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RBS Commercial & Residential Contractors

Joined November 2013

we are local wellington contracting company specializing in commercial and residential building, painting and plastering. From small jobs to the big jobs we have the team. Project management, shop fit out, Bathroom & Kitchen renovations , Commercial & Residential Painting & Decorating, Remedial Maintenance, Roof inspection, rectification, Asbestos removal & Incapsulation, House Alterations, Fencin...

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AH Contractors

Joined June 2020

I have been in the building industry for over 12 years, specializing in new builds and renovations. I am open and transparent with my clients, I have a high work ethic and I take pride in the work that I do. Services provide: - New builds, additions/alterations - Decks and fencing - Bathroom and Kitchen installations - General carpentry

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Wai Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

We’ve been building for the last 7 years specialise in outdoor areas such as fences, Decks and Pergolas. We also will do small internal finishing construction jobs aswell.

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