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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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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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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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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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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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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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Interior wall with door

Posted 1 week ago

We would like to have a wall built in our spare room to create two spaces, a small bedroom and washhouse area. For this project, the first step we would like to take is having a wall built and door installed. We have a door in our hallway that we don't need so this would need to be removed from hallway and installed by new wall. We would require the wall to be ready for painting but are happy to paint it ourselves. Thanks

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Home extension

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am wanting to create a new bedroom/ bathroom totaling around 30m2 in our house in Totara Park. we are trying to find a draftman/builder first who can provide drawings for this project to gain building consent and quotes. would be very keen if someone could work with us through the whole process. looking at January next year. our house is 1970ish basic design on piles (will post pics soon)

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Laundry / Hall

Posted 1 day ago

Remove sliding cupboards, obsolete cupboard and hole in wall (where nightstore use to be) - regib and plaster? Remove shelving and replace with new in different positions in two hall cupboards Replace artificial window sill with timber Remove tiled walls behind laundry tub and washing machine - regib and plaster?

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Exterior House repairs

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have some small jobs we need sorted, 1/ corners need boxing on a 1950s house 2/ some rot in weatherboards repaired 3/ a window installation needs completing facingboards/scribers etc

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Office security room renovation

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to put security mesh on the ceiling, plywood on the wall and fit acoustic tiling to an office.

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Garage Wall is damaged via water which needs to be checked and fixed.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our Garage door is looked like damaged with water but not sure where the water is coming from and how to fix the damage. if someone can come around and have a look and help us with the plan and quote that will be appreciated.

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4x6 house extension and renovation

Posted 1 week ago

I want the existing kitchen converted to bedroom and dining area to kitchen and build an extension of 4 x 6.

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Converting garage to Single bedroom unit - Architect or Draft Person

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for a draft person or architect to help in drafting to convert garage to Single bedroom unit (Granny flat)

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To build a new subdivided house in Hutt Valley

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have recently obtained a council subdivision consent to build a rear section on a 2 lots section - where existing house is in the front section. I am looking for a reliable builder /building company who can look after the project as a whole piece of work. I am also expecting the builder / company to provide a estimate cost.

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Building gate

Posted 5 days ago

Build gate between existing fence and building to secure back yard and dog

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Shallow excavation, retaining wall and sleep-out relocation

Posted 1 day ago

Looking to move my sleep-out from the lawn area in front of my dwelling, to a new location beside the dwelling. This will require excavation into a shallow slope, construction of a retaining wall around the excavation, installation of piles in the new location and moving the sleep out (overall footprint of 4.1 x 3.4 x 3.3m). The sleep-out will require electrical reconnection. Estimate that the work will be required to be undertaken in approximately 3-4 months time Photos 1 and 2 show the sleep-...

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Garage repair

Posted 5 days ago

Hi, I'm needing a quote to repair my existing garage please. There's a beam that needs replacing and I think it's a load bearing one. Some leaky parts of the roof needs to be addressed too . Thanks.

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Renovation

Posted 2 days ago

Quote to remove firebox and fireplace facade and reline wall with new plasterboard

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Replace ceiling tiles with gib

Posted 2 weeks ago

Prior to a new kitchen being installed, would like to replace ceiling tiles with gib including plastered and painted, and remove a pelmet. Looking to also have 2 walls, windows and all trim sanded back and painted. May be some work required to make wall good after removal of pantry unit.

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Frames Trusses Cladding Lowry Heights

Posted 5 days ago

I have a job for a LBP (Carpentry) to install: 1. Pre-nailed frames. 2. Pre-nailed trusses. 3. Cladding - a combination of Axon panel and Linea weatherboard. 4. Windows and external doors for a 170 sqm house.

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Wall / door frame repair

Posted 6 days ago

An internal wall / door frame has cracks and movement since last weeks earthquake. Previous owners had done some renovations as well. We believe the wall is load bearing. We would like someone to have a look and offer possible price and solutions for repair

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Small plaster repair and repair and paint wardrobe doors

Posted 6 days ago

Repair and paint holes in wall from where a tv used to be. Fix and paint wardrobe doors

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Opening up living space #2

Posted 1 day ago

We are thinking of removing some walls and opening up our living space. We have ideas and are now at the stage of investigating options and costs. Work could involve removing 2 internal walls from an early 1900's villa, installing a beam and ensuring that any council permits are applied for and followed.

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LBP's Required for ongoing Contract work

Posted 6 days ago

We have teamed up with a large firm in wellington and are looking for several LBP's to take charge of ongoing projects throughout the Wellington region. you will take charge of a small team and guide them through projects from start to finish. Rates are to be discussed. Please call Michael on ...

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Locate and repair leak

Posted 1 week ago

I have a leak that no one can locate the source of. It’s coming in to the house via a newly flashed window, and I’ve had several people check the flashing but that might not be the source. It’s a weatherboard house in good condition with concrete tile roof, which was resealed over the summer. The window only leaks during a really strong southerly (it’s a south-facing window). I’d like someone to locate the leak and repair it!

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Recent building reviews

With over 142,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Creana Johnson

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

internal and external work

Work carried out by an employee of the company

25th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Job for a rainy day - complete the skirtings in 2 rooms

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Build plastic corrugated roof on deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Open up my living room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Medium to large Reno on 1970s house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Incomplete Work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Double carport

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

fix rotten window frame

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repairing old hut - replacing rotten framing/flooring and weatherboard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tim


14th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pantry Preparation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace heavily cracked / badly repaired length of weatherboarding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need space created in our kitchen for a dishwasher

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Possible leaking shower repairs and possible ceiling replacement in sitting room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mount dryer to wall in laundry area and create vent for dryer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Closing external door

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stephen Thomas Lawrence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job - Yoga trapeze

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace laundry window and surrounding weatherboards due to rot

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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Wellington development ltd

Joined December 2017

We do landscaping included digging, leveling, backfill, retaining wall, paving, concrete drive way, boxing etc. we’ve got different size of diggers, toppers and bobcat which able to do from small , medium to large jobs. We do our best to make the clients happy.

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DnR Contracting

Joined April 2019

We specialise in the smaller jobs the big building companies have no time for. We do most things and have over 25 years joint experience in the building industry. We pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service so you will he happy to recommend us to others.

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DTS building

Joined July 2019

Hi I have been building for 5 years now, while I specialize in Windows repairing and installing I also do smaller jobs 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 for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive q...

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Concept Maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, Over the past 20 years I have been doing home renovations, plastering, painting and general building maintenance.. Most recently my team have undertaken earthquake strengthen to commercial properties and full fitouts. Will consider any maintenance jobs from changing light bulbs to full renovations. We will go above and beyond, we pride ourselves on professional practice.

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cn builders

Joined March 2009

I have been in the trade for the last 25 years I am a qualified builder, specialising in all aspects of the building trade, with good references, our business is built on simple principles – like listening to our customers to ensure that we fully understand your needs before trying to offer a solution. Does it right, do it once, doing what we say we are going to do, ensuring quality is built into...

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Wharenui Joinery Specialist Ltd

Joined September 2011

Hi, we have been renovating houses for over 10 years now. While we specialise in smaller one off jobs we can also work right through to building your dream home (conditions apply). Is it a new kitchen or bathroom your looking for? We can create a design plan to give you a fabulous new space, plus - we will arrange everything from the building work to the plumbers/painters/sparkies etc. We have...

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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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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Oncore

Joined August 2019

We provide full property maintenance and repair solutions from small jobs such as fixing a broken window latch or waterblasting your deck, to kitchen and bathroom installations, fencing and decks and building work. We pride ourselves on our professional and prompt service and delivering solutions that meet your needs.

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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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Keane Contracting

Joined August 2019

We do it all Keane Contracting is a family run business specializing in property maintenance offering a range of services such as: General Construction, Building Inspections, Earth Works, Painting, Concreting, Property Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance. We network with other professional contractors to assist with any specific property maintenance needs you may have, leaving you stress fre...

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Owen Wilson Builders

Joined July 2019

Hi I have been in the building trade for 19 years. We currently have 4-5 staff. We do work in all types of building. New builds, renovations, extentions, decks, fences, retaining walls, kitchens/bathroom re models, Full contract to Labor only. We closely with a range of subcontractors. We take pride in all of our work and work to a very high standard on all of our jobs. We like to work with our cl...

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THBUILDERS

Joined October 2018

Hi, We've been building new house and renovating old ones for the the last 8 years. We accept the job from time to time. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget

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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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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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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in 2015...

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RJ Wynne

Joined July 2015

Hi, I've been renovating and building new houses for 14years. While I specialise in small jobs, I can also do new builds and bigger alterations. We aim to be professional and to complete jobs to a high standard and on time. I'm more than happy to provide a free quote for your job.

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MS Construction

Joined May 2019

MS Construction have been operating for 15 years and carry out a full range of building and construction services. We also offer full glazing services including double glazing

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bluesky building

Joined January 2012

Hi I've been building for the last 8 years. I generally do contract work for various building firms, but I am always on the look out for my own work.

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