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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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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 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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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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Latest building case studies

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

NZ Decks: Here’s 5 Awesome Before and After Transformations

Check out these before and after deck photos from our homeowners, plus, we ask all the juicy questions to help get you in the know for your own project.

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.

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.

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.

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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Takahoa Bay dwelling

Posted 7 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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Disassemble and reassemble a self-contained

Posted 1 month ago

I would like a quote for disassemble and reassemble a self-contained of 30sqm in a bare land. Thank you

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Barn Rebuild/upgrade

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Damp gib repair

Posted 3 months 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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Install french doors

Posted 8 months ago

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

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Tekoparu

Posted 4 months ago

Standing wall pannel and sold pannel for ceiling 90 square meters

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Shef/Sleepout

Posted 2 months ago

I have an 8x12 shed/sleepout with bathroom I want to have built Mangawhai end of Kaiwaka so looking for Labour only quotes. Also another pole shed about 100m2 that we would like a labour price on which is in Waipu.

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Small house alteration

Posted 2 weeks ago

Just one catch, we need this done within the next 7-8 weeks if possible! - Location is Kaiwaka, Level 2 currently. We are looking to extend a corner of our lounge out under the existing roof (no changes to roof) and remove 2x sliding doors and insert a 5.6m long new bifold door to open the lounge to the outdoors. This is a starke aluminum door which we have had custom built to fit the correct wall make up, this door will need a 30mm rebate into the concrete. - I can arrange the new concrete...

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30m2 cabin to be built

Posted 5 months ago

Cabin - good pay, potential for ongoing work.

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Double Trouble - Two Architectural Homes

Posted 1 month ago

We are about to lodge BC for House 1 (83m2 plus 32m2 decks). All site works, retaining, water tanks by others. You would be arriving to a prepared site ready to go (hubby is a civil engineer). We are looking for a labour only contract as both been in building industry for many years and have our stubbies however we are not based in Mangawhai (yet). I’m taking a year out of normal job to project manage. Looking for a collaborative arrangement that works for us both. Expect to be in a positi...

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Car Port (Custom Design and Build)

Posted 1 month ago

Build a single car port which looks similar to garage, but is technically a car port. Car port has a garage style front roller door The carport will need to match the house with weatherboards and design. See photos of house and example car port photo. The idea is to match the design and architecture of the main house . Concrete slab is already in place where car is parked . Car port proposed location is on the concrete slab next to water tank.

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5 Bedroom Home -Brick & Tile

Posted 2 months ago

Need to build the house in own section/life style property. 6 BR around ... Sq. Mtr

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Relocatable house renovations

Posted 1 month ago

I have a 1950’s house being transported to Paparoa in mid November and need a carpenter to check its water tight and conduct works if required. We will be doing renovations also, so ongoing work is there if your interested. Any questions please let me know. Details below. A link to the house being moved below: ...

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Garage Sleep Out

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a contractor to fit out our garage. We are located 30 minutes north of Dargaville on the coast. Wanting to order materials as soon as possible but can be flexible on when the build starts. I have the concept plan but need a draftsperson to finalize.

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Cover over front enterance of home

Posted 3 months ago

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

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New Cowshed build

Posted 7 months ago

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

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RENOVATIONS of Relocatable House

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for reliable & Honest Building tradesman (experienced small team) for a House Relocation project. Work involves all there is linked to Installation of following: - Water & sewerage / Plumbing & Elect / Floor sanding & polishing / general Renovations to ensure house be liveable & to CC standard. Please contact by mail with some references of past work. Thank you

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

Posted 6 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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Dome Project

Posted 4 months 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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House building and remodel

Posted 5 months ago

House Remodel or addition

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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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Lee Dobson

Joined January 2015

Fully qualified licensed carpenter. pride myself on quality of work, attention to detail and keeping things open and honest. All types of building work. New builds Renovations Decks Bathrooms No job too small

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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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Breckon Builders Limited

Joined April 2017

Hi, we specialise in all aspects of building, major renovations, new homes and small jobs also. we pride ourselves on workmanship, professionalism and providing competitive no surprise quotes and then completing the job on budget and on time. We are also members of New Zealand Certified Builders offering the 10 year halo guarantee, Trade Qualified & Licensed Building Practitioner.

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NJB CONSTRUCT LTD

Joined November 2016

We are a building contractor that specialise in - Interior Fit Out Residential Renovations Timber & laminate Flooring Bathroom Reno’s Decking We are by no means your cheapest contractor out there but you can be guaranteed quality workmanship along with constant communication throughout your job leaving you with a clean, tidy and reliable job finish. We also run a quality and reliab...

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Safe N Sound

Joined January 2015

Safe N Sound Audio Visual is an electrical company, which specialises in home automation, audio visual and network solutions. We are based in West Auckland and have been operating for 10 years. Therefore our experience and expertise will ensure you are left with a system that combines quality, innovation and practicality. If you're looking for qualified electricians, we can manage your electri...

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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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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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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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Mountfield Contracting

Joined July 2013

Hiya, we are a locally based small business run by Oli and Hailey. We specialise in residential and commercial landscape construction and property maintenance. We have been in business for over 14 years and cover the greater Auckland and Waikato areas.

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SJ Walker Builders ltd

Joined October 2020

SJ Walker Builders ltd specialise in renovations, maintenance and demolition. We are a small hardworking team who demonstrate quality workmanship and attention to detail.

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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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Clayton Hicks

Joined September 2019

I’m a hard working and reliable carpenter with many years of experience and an eye for detail. I currently work full time for a high end builder working on multi million dollar architectural homes that only the best will do. I’ll be available after hours and weekends for anything from those small annoying jobs to decks and renovations. (Currently due to covid restrictions we cant get to our us...

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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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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder,LBP, 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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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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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience in New Zealand, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer based in Christchurch and a Producer Statement Author for Auckland City Council. I have a broad experience in structural design and site investigation from new build to alteration, and seismic or earthquake assessment of existing structures. These structures vary from residential, commercial, school, and pub...

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Green stripe construction limited

Joined December 2015

We have been building new homes and building renovations both large and small for over 20 years; specialising in asbestos inspection and removal. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget and time. We are very friendly and happy to discuss any sort of job you envision.

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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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Parsons builders

Joined April 2017

35+yrs building new homes pre- fabs renovations cabins painting no lbp license overseeing jobs start to finish all the knowledge + experience to get the job done +a great team of guys

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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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