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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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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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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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Brick or Weatherboard – Choosing the Right Cladding for Your New Home

Posted 06/07/17

Brick or weatherboard? Choosing the cladding for your new home is more than deciding what looks best... It’s about the type of home you are building, the cost of the different types of cladding and the location of the house. Let us help you solve the battle of the cladding and choose the

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

Posted 28/06/19

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

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Garage

Posted 5 months ago

Need a double garage built, need a quote as well.

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New Cowshed build

Posted 3 months ago

Contract tradesman to assist with new cowshed build for approx. 8-10 weeks in the Kaiwaka area.

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Labour only (New Build)

Posted 6 months ago

We are a construction company based in Auckland and are looking to partner with a building company who are interested to take on an opportunity of a labour only contract to complete a new home construction Call To Action For Experienced Builders

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Install french doors

Posted 5 months ago

Service to install french doors package to replace window (we will order the door separately)

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Transportable home - tied down to piles - Mangawhai Heads

Posted 6 months ago

Securing a transbuilt house to piles and issuing a PS4 - possibly a deck at the front of the house. The house to be delivered to site approx end of March. The house is 3bed 2 bath - 113 sq.m.

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House building and remodel

Posted 1 month ago

House Remodel or addition

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Deck

Posted 6 months ago

Quote required for a deck

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Kaiwaka - Extend linear board to make a single car garage and insert new window

Posted 2 months ago

Hello, We have a 4 year old house in Kaiwaka that used to be a 3 bedroom with a large double garage. We have added 2x new bedrooms into the garage and would now like to increase the wall length as per images so we can replace the double garage door with a single garage door and put a window in also so it is complete. The images attached are how the garage sits currently and the last image is a rough sketch on how i envisage it looking once complete. I can handle the supply + install of...

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Accommodation

Posted 6 months ago

To enclose two sides of carport with doors ect. Windows will be supplied

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3 bay pole shed

Posted 8 months ago

A coloursteel kitset 3 bay poleshed. to be assembled and erected. Approx 7m x 14.4 m.

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Adding a doorway

Posted 6 months ago

Cutting and framing a doorway into our monolithic clad house Weathertightness is a priority

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Barn Rebuild/upgrade

Posted 1 month ago

Old existing barn requiring renovation/rebuild of existing framing and add on. Recladding and concreted.

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30m2 cabin to be built

Posted 1 month ago

Cabin - good pay, potential for ongoing work.

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Cover over front enterance of home

Posted 5 days ago

just a cover over our front door, to save getting wet, keep the boots dry!

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Dome Project

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are looking to engage a builder to assist us with quoting for a glamping/short term accomodation development project. We are at the early stages and currently looking at feasibility. Please express your interest.

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Sleep out / 8 x 4 square meets

Posted 8 months ago

Turning our garage in to a sleep out, Electrics have been installed and insulation is in the walls just the roof to do. We are using Ply and there are some nogs to put in. A guy started and i asked him to stop work because it was a reel knock up job, may pay to pull off and start again. I have brought 10 sheets of 9ml ply... he used 6 so far on the ceiling 4 sheet left. Will need more.

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Damp gib repair

Posted 4 days ago

Investigating a leak (suspected leak in exterior cladding) and associated Gib repair needed in two bedrooms under windows. Need job done ASAP, preferably this week.

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Labourer

Posted 8 months ago

Labourer to assist carpenter building cabin.

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Tekoparu

Posted 4 weeks ago

Standing wall pannel and sold pannel for ceiling 90 square meters

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Takahoa Bay dwelling

Posted 3 months ago

new building to match adjacent cottage. Computer literate contractor would be great. Single storey, flat site, conc slab, cedar clad walls, metpanels roof. Services in place, abuts existing dwelling with CCC. Existing cottage photos shown

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PL Construction & Drainage Ltd

Joined August 2018

Qualified and Licensed Building Practitioner and Registered Drainlayer , quality assurance. We take pride in delivering a very high standard of work and on time. We have a very energetic and friendly team who have experience in new builds, reclads, renovations and extensions. We provide competitive quotes and complete to budget. We also excavate site cuts, retaining walls ,section clearing , la...

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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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Blue Zone Homes Limited

Joined April 2018

Hi, we've been building and renovating homes and commercial buildings for more than 20 years in New Zealand and overseas. We have teams of builders based in Northland and Auckland. While we can handle all types of renovation and new builds our specialty is newer building technology that can save time and money and result in a superior product compared to traditional building methods. Our focus is...

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Calibre Concrete & Civil

Joined July 2021

Hi, Our fleet has the capacity to carry out civil earthworks from commercial developments through to single residential projects. -Earthworks and Excavation -House cuts and slab prep -Truck and machinery hire -drainage -retaining Send through a quote request and our QS will be in touch.

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Southern star building and maintenance Ltd

Joined May 2018

We are a small but growing business who take on all general maintenance and carpentry work in and around your property. All jobs undertaken from small to large. Workmanship and quality guaranteed. We offer competitive quotes and meeting of deadlines.

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LDW Build&Maintenace

Joined April 2019

General house maintenance Small reliable residential company we are professionals when it comes to property builds and maintenance we pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes, completing jobs on time and to clients budget .

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Todd the Builder Ltd

Joined September 2018

Building services located in Mangawhai &surrounding area. LBP 20+ years experience, Trustworthy and reliable. Renovations, new builds, fences and decks.

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CMA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Family ran local electrical business with over 20 years experience in the trade carrying out a variety of work from basic maintenance to new builds and solar installations. We believe in offering all our customers great value for money.

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Tyler Niland Landscapes Limited

Joined December 2020

Hello, We have been in the construction Industry for over 50 years primarily in residential construction now focused on landscape projects and Tiling. We are creative, experienced and offer a broad network of quality sub contractors. The company constructs, Patios, Walkways, Fences, Driveways, Decks, Walls, interior and exterior tiling , kitchen and Bathroom renovation. The images provided are a...

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cadplanz

Joined July 2011

I am a building technologist specialising in all forms of residential construction - from earth to steel & glass I have Site 2 and Design 2 licenses form the DBH

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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder, new builds, renovations small or large. Decks, retaining walls, pergolas, carports. For all your carpentry needs, I take pride in my workmanship and taking care of my clients needs. Always happy to hear what you need done. For a free quote get in touch. Cheers

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Boost Construction Limited

Joined January 2014

Boost Construction Ltd have been building and renovating quality homes for the past 15 years. While we specialise in renovations and new builds we enjoy smaller jobs and can met the clients needs with competitive quotes and timelines. We are a professional small building team and are keen to help you with your next project. We are fully insured and are LBP registered.

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About Concrete

Joined July 2011

Hi there, my names Oliver. I've been in the swimming pool construction industry for over 25 years. New builds and refurbishing your old tired pool back to brand new & cool! Look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Oliver G ... Full project management or labour only options for services available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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Black Key Limited

Joined September 2020

Hi small building team with great sub contractors to ensure a quality job. Good communication and planning are key to getting the work finished to a high standard. I’m Dave third generation builder and happy to talk over your job with you.

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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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Mark Topliss

Joined October 2017

Hi I am a trade qualified Licensed Builder with 37 years experience specialising in renovation and repair work utilising old school skills and a high standard of finishing work in both Residential and Commercial.

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MPV Building Services Ltd

Joined August 2011

Been living and working out west for over 30 years. I'm into doing it right first time. Satisfaction guaranteed. Dislike people being ripped off. Fully equipped utes for a quick no mess, no fuss job. All debris removed. Hard to find good reliable help these days. In my time I have done a multitude of various types of jobs and projects. Some of these include Walkways, Bridges, Stairways. Various...

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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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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner, Shanon Agar has been working in the building industry for the past 17 years, with a growing passion for innovation and creating beautiful buildings. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working tradesman that are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention to detail and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize...

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Belac Builders Ltd

Joined February 2021

Hi, I've been building for 8 years doing quality residential and light commercial renovations, Additions, Pergolas ,Decks and Fences, I pride myself in punctuality and finishing work the way I would want it in my own home -Bcito qualified -Licensed building practitioner Instagram : Belacbuilders_ltd Facebook : Belac builders LTD

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