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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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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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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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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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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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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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Latest building case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

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.

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.

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.

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, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

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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New Built

Posted 4 months ago

Hello there , we are looking for a an independent builder who can built new house on one of the subdivision land that we are buying. 3 Beedroom house with two toilet / bathroom and two internal garage. Built would be standard for rentals Budget approx 230K - 300K floor size incl garage around 160sq metre (average) Please feel free to contact us , we currently dont have a plan yet , but love to discuss pricing etc Thanks

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New build

Posted 3 months ago

Needing a builder to work in with our trades. Foundation prep, install frames, trusses etc, windows, doors (exterior and interior with frames), gib, scotia and skirtings, install kitchen and maybe cladding

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Remove internal wall between kitchen and living room #2

Posted 4 months ago

Remove an internal wall between living room and kitchen (photo supplied of the original plans)

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Leak in the roof in lounge & Bathroom renovations #2

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there Just noticed there is a leak in the roof when it rains hard, only one drip but need to check. Also wanting bath taken out of bathroom and shower put in. Preferably as soon as possible, thanks

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New Built #2

Posted 1 month ago

Hello there , we are looking for a an independent builder who can built new house on one of the subdivision land we have bought in Stirrat street. 3 Beedroom house with two toilet / bathroom and two internal garage. Built would be standard for rentals Budget approx 230K - 300K floor size incl garage around 160sq metre (average) Please feel free to contact us , we currently dont have a plan yet , but love to discuss pricing etc Thanks

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Kitchen

Posted 4 months ago

Measure for kitchen and pull out old kitchen. Install cabinets they will be made up ready to install. Also install bench top please not I have no idea of cost so put cost at 100 just so you can but what is fair. About 5 to 6 cabinets

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House frame repair

Posted 1 week ago

Hole in house frame needling fixed

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Garage bracing straps

Posted 1 week ago

I have a total span kit set 12x12m the structure is up after someone to do all the bracing straps and cladding if they want to but I can get the cladding done.

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Kitset cottage and kitset garage + carport

Posted 3 months ago

A 3mt x 3mt concrete slab for cottage + erection of cottage A 3mt x 10mt concrete slab for garage & carport + erection of garage & carport

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Small deck

Posted 1 month ago

Replace a small deck we will remove the old one - is simple

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Leak in the roof in lounge & Bathroom renovations

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there Just noticed there is a leak in the roof when it rains hard, only one drip but need to check. Also wanting bath taken out of bathroom and shower put in. Preferably as soon as possible, thanks

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Replace windows, replace weatherboard, add jib

Posted 2 months ago

We have windows to be installed around the house (windows already here to be installed). At the same time replace weatherboards that need to be replaced and for each room add jib. We want a section to be done at a time (room by room), so work can be done over a couple of months.

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Ceiling Replacement

Posted 3 months ago

We'd like old ceiling tiles in our hallway removed and replaced with gib, also new coving. Needs to be gib stopped and ready to paint.

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Looking for a genuine builder

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a builder to replace rotten barge boards in places on house ready for new spouting and replacement of eaves where it has rotten. New Roof will be replaced in a couple of weeks time.

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Ian 214

Posted 4 months ago

Replace weather boards on exterior and talk about gutting back are and re doing

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Need a small inside job for a rainy day?

Posted 6 days ago

I have a set of inbuilt cupboards that need removing and the wall and ceiling where it comes out tidied up gib stopped and ready to paint

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House frame repair #2

Posted 1 week ago

Hole in house frame needling fixed

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Extension of built-in wardrobe

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting my built-in wardrobe extended and sliding doors put on

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Cat door install in a wooden door

Posted 4 months ago

Need a quote for a cat door to be installed into a solid wooden door. Have permission from owner. Will need advice on what kind or cat door to purchase also. I have a glass cat door but unsure if it would be suitable. Job is not urgent at this stage. Ideally would like for it to be completed by June

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Sign off for insurance

Posted 3 months ago

We can't get house insurance until we have a builder sign off that there is no scrim. We also have a couple of small jobs such as replacing weather boards and patching up holes.

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Recent building reviews

With over 200,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Reframe inside window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stiles

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

weatherboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st December 2020

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

build a fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

shower renovation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
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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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Glide On Services Ltd

Joined January 2018

Welcome to Glide On Services Ltd. Southland Owned and Operated, we are the 'go to' specialists for all your Landscaping, interior/exterior Painting and Property Maintenance needs. With 15 years experience in the Trade and Construction industry we are well equipped to take care of the the projects you want done. From home repairs to home improvement through to a complete landscape makeover, we a...

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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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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Blackwood Building

Joined November 2015

Qualified Builder licenced building practitioner. Specialise in residential and commercial builds, renovations and retaining walls. We also do painting and decorating. Based in Invercargill we work across the entire Southland region and Queenstown.

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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 are keen to make your home Eco friendly where possible. 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...

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Elite Build South

Joined July 2016

Hi Mike here Elite Build South Ltd, Elite Build South is looking for more work for the 2020 Period, Although a lot of adjustment is needed during these times, the silver lining is that we are still available for your building projects and may be the best time to start your project we have a few gaps to fill as of now, We pride our selves in doing the job Right the First Time and completing al...

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Emerain property maintenance

Joined April 2018

Hi there, We have years of experience in property maintenance and renovations. We are able to do any types of work small or big jobs you ... cluding General electrical, plumbing, plastering , painting, commercial/residential cleaning , decking, fence , landscape any repair or renovation.Also I have years of experience in troubleshoot and fix appliances. Let us know know if we can help you w...

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Buildflex Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *15+ Years Qualified builder Truck Drivers,Machine Operators full licenced *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) and LBP *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool...

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Sembel it

Joined February 2021

Big or small we do it all. 20 plus years industry experience. Honest and quality workmanship with reviews to back up. Price competitive and we go the extra mile Police vetted. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We aim to exceed your needs and expectations.

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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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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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JLS BUILDING

Joined March 2017

Hi Here at JLS Building we specialise in new homes, alterations and addition,sheds,decks,fence and small concrete jobs. We are a business out to achieve some new exciting builds on time and budget.

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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 18 years, and has experience in high end builds right down to small alterations. Bragg Buildings team together have more than 50 +years trade expe...

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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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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