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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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7 Things Tradies Want You To Know Going Into 2022

Posted 30/11/21

Next year will be the year of catch-22’s for home improvement. So, how can you get a great outcome for your project in these busy times?

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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.

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.

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 and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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.

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

You’ll find out things like size, cost and materials to get an idea for your own decking project (+ plenty of before and after photos!).

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read on to find out how this family hired a plasterer for their living room reno.

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.

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.

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.

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BIG RENO 3bed 1bath INTO 4.5bed 3bath

Posted 1 day ago

1 Room extension 1 Room addition 2 Bathroom renovation 1 Bathroom addition 2 Dinning extensions (and study) 1 Porch addition 1 Laundry addition

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Remove and Rebuild

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a woodburner with concrete surround that we want to replace, the hearth needs rebuilding. Ideally we want to put a reclaimed wooden fire surround and mantle in and some tiles. Please let me know if this is of interest. Many thanks, Amy

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Aviary

Posted 1 day ago

I am looking to have an outdoor aviary built for a macaw bird.

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Lifting house

Posted 2 weeks ago

One side of the house has sunk a bit and needs lifting and leveling

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Shifting external wall

Posted 1 week ago

Would like a quote to shift an external wall out - to the existing house patio, and to install aluminum bifold door. See photos. And quote to install wooden deck over existing pavers.

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Building work

Posted 1 week ago

We have a two Storey home, that has a large second lounge upstairs that we are wanting to convert into a bedroom. We need a small wall and door added to the top of our staircase.

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Create Bathroom in a porta Office

Posted 1 week ago

Need a Bathroom and Kitchen created in a Porta Office.

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Fascia Replacement

Posted 2 weeks ago

Fascia replacement and drip steel installation for my house located in Taita. The existing Fascia has started to rot. Though the rotten wood dries out when it stops raining. This means that the wood can still support the gutter's weight. Along with the new Fascia, it needs a drip steel to prevent water overflow in a case of extreme rains. House is 1950's built. Roof is concrete tile. House is undergoing external paint work. So, the painter can manage the priming/painting. Can arrange...

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Fascia and gutter repair

Posted 1 day ago

I need to get the fascia boards repaired, and guttering installed as thes have become rotten.

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Construct upstairs and downstairs extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking for a builder to start work as soon as possible. Our build consists of constructing a new bedroom upstairs with ensuite. Also, on a new slab, a ground floor bedroom and separate bathroom and small office. The current upstairs bedroom requires new walls and roof. We have architectural plans available. Office - 7.27 square meters. Downstairs bedroom 10.94 square meters. Bathroom 6.96 square meters. Upstairs bedroom 14.6 square meters. Upstairs bathroom 3.71 square meters. There is...

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Greenhouse build using upcycled windows

Posted 1 week ago

I’ve had a goal to build a greenhouse from upcycled windows so this summer I’ve sourced all the windows from a home close by that was getting windows replaced. I have established the greenhouse design using SketchUp and mapped out where I want the windows to go and the rough shape of the greenhouse. I am open to changes needing to be made if my plan is not doable, haha. I need help with building the foundation and framing to ensure this is build properly and doesn’t blow away! There is...

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Shed build

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I would like to get a quote to build a good quality shed/cabin (3 x 2 m). Location in the photos below :) Thanks Dhruv

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Builder required

Posted 1 week ago

I need a builder/project manager to complete an incomplete renovation left behind by another builder. Work required to complete the remaining task: Exterior painting Vinyl layout Plumbing work minor building work Gardening

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House boards need replacing

Posted 1 day ago

I need a lot of the boards along the bottom of the house repaired and replaced ready for painting, ideally within the next 2 to 3 weeks.

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Master Bedroom + Extension

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting to add extension to existing house of a master bedroom with walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom

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Skirting board replacement

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I just need 3x skirting boards replaced where my dog has chewed them, simple job for someone. Thanks

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A frame chimney removal

Posted 1 week ago

We live in a 4 story A-frame in stokes valley, and the fireplace is on the ground level of the house. The fireplace removal would involve removal of the free standing log burner, potentially remedial work to the floor under the log burner, as well as removal of the chimney and installation of a skylight where the chimney currently exits through the roof. The fireplace works, but due to the chimney and the shape of the house, we can only light it in a northerly wind, so sadly are needing...

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Couple of hours to make a gate/opening to give access to under my flat

Posted 1 week ago

My flat is on a slope, so there is a bit of room under it on one side. I want someone with a skill saw, a drill and a bit of expertise to make an opening in the side; there is a smaller one already, but now I want a bigger one further along the side - see photos. I have all the materials.

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Carport revamp

Posted 1 week ago

A 3 car carport in need of some work: change of iron roof and some pieces of wood that hold it together.

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Single Carport

Posted 1 week ago

Need a carport for single car. Preferably fixed to brick cladding. See pictures. Please provide estimated costs.

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Recent building reviews

With over 214,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Fitting entrance door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cladding Repair on Garage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace wall / Basement reno

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 3
Schedule
 1
Communication
 2

Water leak - near french window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

post replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install cat flap into brick wall in house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Building repairs

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage plywood lining on wall and roof

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Carport Renovation into a Garage

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th January 2022

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

floor shaking when jumping and walking on it

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Attic ladder installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom re-modelling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small build and paint repair

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Support beam

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Master bedroom and veranda renovations

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Quote and repair some eaves on my house.

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Laundry in need of repair

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front porch repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Britannia Street new Ensuite

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need my carport repaired, and my shed knocked down a new on built.

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

18th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Bin Huang

Joined August 2014

Hi, I am a qualified and licenced builder, I have been in the industry since 2010. I have done everything from new build to minor repair. I pride myself on providing top quality workmanship.

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Atlas Construction 2020

Joined July 2018

Atlas Construction 2020 Ltd is a Wellington based building company working primarily in the residential sector. I'm qualified, insured and a licenced building practitioner with 10 years experience mainly in the residential building sector. Atlas Construction has a small positive team of builders to meet any of your building requirements from maintenance/remedial work right through to the comp...

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MB Building Ltd

Joined May 2021

Here at MB Building we focus on communication between us and our clients being one of our many strong points. We are a Lower Hutt based company that specializes in jobs of all sizes, big and small. From decks and fences to renovations. We hold a current and up to date LBP (Licensed Building Practitioner) qualification and pride ourselves on producing a quality finish to all of our work. I als...

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A2B Construction limited

Joined September 2017

Hi from the team at A2B construction. We pride ourselves on delivering top quality workmanship ,at a fair price. Our scope of work ranges from renovations,extensions ,retaining walls,decks,fences to repair and maintenance . We provide written quotes that we 100% stand by.

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AF BUILDERS LIMITED

Joined January 2022

Hi Guys, We've been building new homes and renovating older homes for the past 16 years. AF BUILDERS LTD are a "one-stop-shop" company who can provide all subcontractors from planning to completion and the ground work subcontractors such as Registered Electricians, Certified Plumbers & Gasfitters plasterers painters tilers etc etc. Hardworking, Honest, Efficient, Humble most friendliest bunch...

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JVSL Construction Limited

Joined April 2011

We have over 25 years experience in the building industry. Our work has varied from Project Management, small bathroom/kitchen renovations/ medium alterations to design and build of new homes. We have excellent references that show we take extra pride in any work we undertake. Due to our robust tender procedure we are able to provide a competitive quote and have built a strong team of tradesman's...

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ST Builders

Joined January 2022

Hi, we have over 40 years experience building in Wellington, all job types considered, from major renovations to small jobs as well as repairs and maintenance. We take pride in our work and provide competitive quotes.

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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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C&F

Joined August 2019

Hi I been working building around 12 years. I am licensed builder . Good people to working with . We are very professional and work hard , residential and commercial.

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Greig Building Solutions

Joined November 2019

Greig Building Solutions have a vast range of experience including new builds, alterations and extensions, specializing in decks, fences and retaining walls. Our work standard is very high and we aim to deliver cost effective solutions. We provide competitive quotes and will attempt to beat any quote.

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kinsale

Joined December 2019

general home and commercial alterations and extensions. team of 2 experienced builders with 70 years combined experience. We have a team of trusted and reliable sub contractors who work with us. As a one stop shop we can provide services from design council approvals (if required ) and construction.

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Sai Building Services Ltd

Joined December 2020

Sai Building Services Ltd We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles) Painting Roofing Plumbing Pl...

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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Better Property Services

Joined July 2021

We are a locally owned and operated business providing a wide range of property services such as painting/plastering, building/renovations, roofing/spouting, lawn mowing/tree trimming etc.

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Evenwood Building Limited

Joined January 2022

Evenwood Building Limited provide a high quality building service to the wider wellington Region. ​ No job is too big or too small. Whether you are looking to add value to your existing home through alterations or additions, build a brand new home, or just need some fix up jobs done, Evenwood building are here to help. Providing the highest standard of workmanship, you can always rely on...

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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1Build Group

Joined May 2021

Hi, we have a 25 years experience in the building industry and specialize in renovations small or big. We can bring your project to life and endeavor to keep you involved in every process.

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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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PacBuild

Joined January 2018

Hi, My team have experience in a number of building projects which includes new builds, renovations and boundary fences, gates retaining walls etc. From time to time the team will do smaller jobs to fill in between projects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our workmanship while remaining conscious of delivering a project on time and on budget.

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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