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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Verandah posts

Posted 10 months ago

Require two wooden verandah posts or iron to support corrugated iron roof and fretwork on villa in Richmond area.

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Inverrrrr

Posted 2 months ago

We think we could use some of your help,We are in need of Renovation service for our Property before we put it for sales, your reply will be appreciated.Probably easier to contact me via email.tobilomorries1990 AT GOOGLEMAIL Regards.

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Cladding

Posted 4 months ago

Repair or reclad weatherboards, repair wooden windows and bargeboards.

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Building a house in Te Anau #2

Posted 9 months ago

are there any builders in Southland region available to build a new house in Te Anau?

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External Stairs

Posted 3 months ago

Hi I am wanting to replace an existing external staircase as well as add a landing area at the top. I am open to options regarding design and materials. The height is 2400 .

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Kitset shed

Posted 4 months ago

We need a quote to put together a Placemakers shed. Need it before Christmas if possible. Also need all the consents done

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Garage + extension

Posted 2 months ago

Design and build a brand new double garage (with storage space and new laundry) to rear of existing house. Demolish existing concrete block carport where garage will be. Build a second story above this with a 1-2 bedooms and a bathroom. (approx 40-45sqm) Remodel existing laundry room into stair case to access new area by joining to existing passageway inside the house. Please note floor in existing laundry may need to be replaced as suspect borer. Reconfigure roofing profile to match.

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110m2 Pink Batts Ceiling and Underfloor Insulation

Posted 8 months ago

Product will be onsite. Just looking for a price to install. ... Pink Batts Ceiling 430mm Segments ... Pink Batts 480mm Snug Floor Job is located in O'Hara Street.

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House repairs

Posted 2 months ago

Reclad and repair exterior wood on house where needed (quite a lot) - cladding, fascia, soffit etc. Replace iron/tin on roof where needed (one large section). Fit and install 2 alumiums windows. Replace spouting all around house. House is 2 storied so may need scaffolding.

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Wall removal

Posted 11 months ago

have removed gib off wall i want gone pretty sure it's load bearing so will need a beam put in or what ever is needed also want to regib kitchen etc

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Renovation

Posted 2 months ago

-Rip up fireplace hearth, replace floorboard ready for carpet (asap) -gib board laundry wall -build shelves in linen cupboard and replace the doors

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Ceiling need start asap

Posted 2 months ago

a shop ceiling need to fit, new shop, see plan

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Laundry and front entrance

Posted 6 months ago

We need to replace jib, skirting's, jib stop, and Paint a laundry and cupboard and front entrance...these are not big spaces

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Patio roof and one wall

Posted 2 months ago

A wall to protect the patio from Southerly wind. A roof to cover the patio which measures roughly 4.1 by 3.1 m x .2.2 height to the top of the door. Construction material will consist of wooden posts and UV protected polycarbonate.

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Labour only new house build

Posted 9 months ago

Require a licensed builder to construct 165m2 house in waikiwi on a fixed price labour only contract plans are in for consent now

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External Staircase

Posted 3 months ago

Hi I am wanting to replace an existing external staircase as well as add a landing area at the top. I am open to options regarding design and materials. The height is 2400 .

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Garage Reclad

Posted 3 months ago

I'm looking for someone to quote to re clad and reline with building paper an existing garage. It is a vesrsatile type garage.

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Gate

Posted 10 months ago

Dig a hole and install post suitable to support a 14 ft gate, also hang the gate

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Free Building Quote

Posted 4 months ago

Looking for a builders quote for a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house in Bluff, Invercargill. We are flipping the property and need a builder to perform an inspection and get a cost breakdown the following renovations: - Kitchen - Bathroom - Flooring - Interior Paint - Lightings and Fixtures - Landscaping We look forward to working with you!

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Shower renovation

Posted 5 months ago

Renovating my original 1970's shower. It needs it. It'd like to completely 'gut' and renovate. Its in an alcove in the bathroom (not a shower box) and I need one of the floorboards supported with a board underneath it. The builders report when I bought the house said they have cut about a third out of the floorboard to make room to put the water pipes in and is structurally sound as is but would be wise to put a board underneath it to support it. I'd like my shower walls completely ripped...

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Recent building reviews

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Wall removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd March 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laundry and front entrance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paula fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th June 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

shower renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Jim and Sons Limited

Joined August 2012

We are a very freindly,company,passionate about getting it right for the customer. We have been in the building industry for over 30 years,covering alterations/addition,s through to new homes. We can manage a project ,if required. Maintance is also a big part of our buisness. Please check the website for area,s covered and services provided. Look forward to hearing from potential new cli...

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds. Also do renovations across Southland and Otago. Currently based in Queenstown. We also do painting and decorating. Blackwood Building is also proud to be a member of the Master Builders Association.

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Shane's Drainage Limited

Joined October 2016

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

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BRAGG BUILDING & DESIGN LIMITED

Joined September 2014

Bragg Building & Design Limited is honest and reliable company that prides it's self on going the extra mile to achieve the results of every clients wants and dreams. Owner operator Shahn Bragg has been building in and around the Southland region for 14 years, and has experience in high end builds right down to small alterations. Bragg Buildings team together have more than 45years trade experi...

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Bang Bang Building Ltd

Joined July 2013

We are a established business trading for 8 years in Invercargill, we have two qualified builders with a combined 42 years of industry experience. I am sure that we can sort any of your building problems.

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shane mccormack building ltd

Joined June 2014

Hi, i have been building both commercial and housing for the last 18 years. I have been trading in Invercargill for the last year and have worked mainly on house renovations. reroofs, installing kitset garages, i am very professional and take pride in my work making sure i meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on a budget. N...

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Scott Sisson Builder Ltd

Joined February 2016

BUILDING I am a Licensed Builder with nearly 30 years experience in the building trade. I'm available for full contract or labour only contract for a new house build or renovations with a small team available. I work to high standards of workmanship and finish. FIRE INSTALLATIONS I offer a total fire installation service including a free on-site consultation, and will prepare an obligation fr...

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H and f chipping limited

Joined February 2019

Hi we are a local business in the Invercargill area. We offer a large array of services from new kitchens to flooring. We look forward to the opportunity to discus your project.

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Bullot Contracting

Joined July 2013

We specialise in all aspects of fencing and building. With 19 years experience no job is to big or to small. Please call me today to discuss your next project. I have photos available of previous work that has been completed and I'm sure you will be impressed.

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Catlins Coast Building Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi there We are a Building company covering Southland/Catlins/Otago Very professional and prompt contact Very fussy and neat and tidy quality work High end architectural background and also taking on all the small jobs Let us see how we can assist you ?

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Dion Bates Building Ltd

Joined April 2015

Qualified, licenced, registered master builder based in Invercargill servicing Southland, Southern Lakes and Central Otago areas. We specialise in new homes and renovations. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, service and completing jobs on time and on budget.

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Rutledge plumbing

Joined March 2014

Laser Plumbing Invercargill Rutledge Plumbing Ltd T/A Laser Plumbing Invercargill established in 2004, you can be sure of complete satisfaction in all work completed with prompt, friendly service and quality workmanship. When you require an experienced Plumber in Invercargill and the surrounding Southland region be sure to call Jason and his team! Laser Plumbing Invercargill offer a wide range...

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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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Woodside Construction LTD

Joined July 2019

Hi, Woodside Construction is a small family company. We pride ourselves in our quality of work and dedication to achieve the ideals set out by the client. We specialise in small to medium renovations but we also have a lot of experience in new builds, alterations, light commercial, maintenance, landscaping etc. We strive to to provide detailed quotes and to be prompt and responsive to clie...

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ASR group

Joined November 2016

I've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. No job is to small

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BlackS Building Limited

Joined February 2017

As licensed building practioners and a member of Registered Master Builders Association. We can build to your needs, whether it be a new home, renovate kitchens, bathrooms, build a new deck or fence. We are professionals who get the job done on time, and to the highest standards.

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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Harper Architecture

Joined July 2015

We are a small architectural design firm specialising in residential design to enhance your daily living. We design new homes and alterations to existing homes. We aim to: Listen: Work closely with clients to bring your ideas to fruition. Guide: We will step you through the design and consent process making it as seamless as possible. Communicate: We will keep in close contact throughout th...

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J & L Building

Joined December 2015

Hi, as a Qualified builder I have experience in both new builds, renovations, also I have worked in Christchurch as a decking specialist. Growing up on a farm has taught me to work hard, good work ethics and the ability to push through to get the Job done. I promise to be Honest, reliable and present fair quotes.

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All Round Trade & Maintenance Ltd

Joined January 2018

Hi. With 15 years experience in the Trade and construction industry All Round Trade & Maintenance is well equipped to take care of the the projects you want done. From home repairs to home improvement through to a full blown land makeover, we are sure to be able to help you. We are Professional and Precise and always aim to meet our project estimate prices.

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