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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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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

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.

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.

Lockdown Job - Dog Kennel

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi Builders - Locked down but want a project you can do from home? I need a dog kennel made for my two small dogs. Needs to be insulated and weatherproof 1500L x 800D x 800H (approx) If interested and you have the materials at home please get in touch.

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Extending the property - BC approved

Posted 1 week ago

I have a BC approved, and looking for a builder who is available by Dec/Jan to undertake the work. Involves, adding bathroom and 2 bedroom.

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Removal of woodburner

Posted 5 days ago

I need a woodburner and flue removed as well as the concrete it is sitting on. The hole in the roof will also need to be capped. No time constraint, but preferably within the next month or so.

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Floor shaking when jumping and walking on it

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I need someone to come and check out why in certain areas of our house, the house shakes when people are walking or jumping

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Repair garage ceiling

Posted 3 weeks ago

A large crack has appeared in the garage ceiling above the automatic door. A section of gib will need to be replaced and extra framing may need to be added

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Builder's Report

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I am in need of a trustworthy builder whom I can ask for a Builder's report when I find the right property. I'm looking in Wellington to Upper Hutt. Many thanks, Roxanne

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Garage Upgrade

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for someone to line the garage, minor electrical work - (moving plugs and adding sensor lighting). Exterior cladding and lay carpet for the garage. Current garage also needs to be weather proofed and new side doors added.

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Home office renovation

Posted 4 days ago

Demolition of an existing home office and construction of a new home office on the same footprint. Concept plans have been finished and are available to view. No specific timeframe required for completion but keen to get the project finished by Feb 2022 at the latest.

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Water leak - near french window

Posted 1 week ago

Moisture level found under the carpet on the corners of concrete flooring near the edge of the french window. Need to fix the water leak as the carpet needs to be replaced.

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Roof Leak Repair, Flashing replacement, on 2nd story join

Posted 3 days ago

The problem appears to be the ‘join’ between the first and second storey, where the “flashing” is incorrectly installed – basically a plastic sheet has been glued and nailed on top of the weatherboard and tiles at the base of the second story instead of proper flashing installed underneath the bottom weatherboard. It seems to only leak when there is horizontal rain coming from the north. 2 Roofing companies have said they can't do it and it needs a builder to remove the weatherboard and install...

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Laundry in need of repair

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our laundry is in a sorry state, looking for quotes to have the walls and ceiling regibbed and floor levelled.

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Window repair

Posted 1 month ago

Replace rotten framing around a window that's been leaking

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Essential - New room and balcony/conservatory

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking to extend our current master bedroom with a big walk in wardrobe & enclosed conservatory/balcony above the garrage. Pictures enclosed. Preference is for a builder who can provide a comprehensive service - Architect/Consents/Renovation/Painting/Completion Certs.

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Front porch repairs

Posted 2 weeks ago

The front porch needs repairing, for example possibly the top of the porch, roof area, flashing replaced, timber surrounds possibly replaced and or spouting installed.

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High Moisture in wall and Distortion of frame

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi, One of the bedrooms in the house has high moisture on one side of the wall. We need to get it fixed. One time there was some water in the kitchen due to some leakage. I want to get that fix. The outside timber is bulging. Need to get that fixed. posting pictures of wall budging, high moisture wall, kitchen wall, and outside of that. Please note that the room is in the basement of the house.

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American Barn

Posted 1 week ago

Site excavated. Foundation concrete and 12x12 kitset Goldpine American barn built. Needs to be built before end of year. Easyish access to site.

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Leaking room

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our daughters bedroom has had water leak in all over and rotted her carpet and wet her things. Water damage to the skirting. Mould it will likely be insurance claim.

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Rotten Weatherboard

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace some rotten weatherboard, install either soakers or boxed corner.

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Sheshed kit set build

Posted 5 days ago

build a sheshed kit seat cabin, 6m by 3m timber, before xmas if possible but alot to ask. sitting on site aready.

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Quote needed asap from qualified building practitioner

Posted 2 weeks ago

Looking for a QUOTE from a qualified building practitioner asap for recommended sundry remedial work required on my property , central Lower Hutt. Work required- Silicon sealing around windows and doors, passive drainage vents into a soffit, balustrade cap flashing and saddle fittings, etc. Please phone for more info

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Recent building reviews

With over 203,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replace rotten weatherboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Raphael House cladding repairs

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Lounge Extension

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gibbing and flooring in a bathroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outside veranda

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Small build and paint repair

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-line (Gib) walk in wardrobe

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace a couple of fascia boards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard replacement and window frame repair/restoration


7th April 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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

Ceiling replacement

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace laserlite roof on carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Fitting entrance door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair rotten stud

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th May 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Taita forever home

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Material cutting table


20th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Leveling a floor using plywood

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th April 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

Shelving

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Double carport ceiling permanent lining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 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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Fineline construction

Joined April 2017

Hey we're a new company starting up, i'm a qualified LBP with 6 yeah experience from new builds renovations decks alterations etc.. we do it all. we keep our work to a quality standard. Cheers Jordan

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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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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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 11 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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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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The Odd Job Guy

Joined September 2021

Hi, I offer handyman services to the greater wellington area, from my base in Whitby, Porirua. I have years of experience behind me, which I use to bring you great quality work, at an affordable price.

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Legacy Custom Construction LTD

Joined May 2021

I have over 15 years experience in the building industry, both commercial and residential construction with projects from small renovations & decks to high end new builds in Seatoun. My company employs 3 staff including a female apprentice soon to be carpenter. we mainly keep ourselves busy with new builds, most recently we have completed a 301 square meter 3 level home. and we enjoy m...

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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BIM Projects Ltd

Joined March 2020

BIM Projects Ltd - Technology Leading Construction. Residential alterations and additions specialists with over 18+ years experience in the construction industry. For all your Construction, Site and Project Management requirements. Licensed Building Practitioners. NZ Certified Builders - Member no. 6419

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Wellington Painting & Renovations

Joined April 2017

We offer experience of high quality interior painting, renovations, design, planning and construction. Kitchens, bathrooms, basement renovations.You can expect from us the highest standard for a reasonable price, and we always do our job in tip-top condition! All estimates and advice are free and remember there is no job too small or too big for us!

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NZ CCS ltd

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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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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JK Project Management

Joined June 2012

JK Project Management looks after all the trades on your projects to give you one simple point of contact. Renovating? Full build? Landscaping? - Let us sort the builder, sparky, plumber etc. As well as offering Project Management, we also offer Excavation works, Driveways, home handyman, rubbish removal, tiling, plastering, painting from all the trades on our books. Having so many trades on...

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RazorBuild

Joined March 2021

- Have been building in Wellington for 7 years - General maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, decks, fences, renovations and additions - Qualified and Licensed - Hard work ethic

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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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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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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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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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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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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