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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mezzanine

Posted 10 months ago

Lay a 19mm plywood floor on existing steel joists. Area of 14 meters x 6 meters. Screwed and glued to joists. Ply, glue and fixings supplied. Construct and install a set of stairs to 2.6 meter floor height.

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Adding an internal garage onto existing house

Posted 10 months ago

We would like to get a price for foundations and block work for our garage and the pour of a slab looking at starting mid to late april

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Daniel Campbell home

Posted 7 months ago

Looking for a labour only builder (must be lbp) to construct 166 sq metre house on farm just west of maungaturoto House will have brick cladding and long run roof so will require the framing to be completed to a ready for stage , house wrapped and joinery installed , gib board installed and finishing lines completed

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Builder needed for house renovations

Posted 2 months ago

After a builder to help with some renovations. Needing a front staircase plus a floor to be installed.

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Shed build

Posted 4 months ago

Wanting help with building a 8m by 9m gable farm shed kit .

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New build-Mangawhai heads

Posted 10 months ago

I am about to start the process of building the required retaining walls, water tanks, effluent system and builders box. This will be done by another contractor. After that, I would like a builder that I can work with to complete the main house to a shell/lockup stage, and possibly beyond. I can manage all other trades, but am flexible, just don't want to work with a major building company. House will be 3 bed, 2 bath, single level, simple design, on steep section, so partly on piles, with larg...

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Jude Road

Posted 8 months ago

We have plans drawn up for a small home for our rural section in the Kaiwaka/Mangawhai area. One bedroom, one bathroom plus a mezzanine. Timeframe not too critical.

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Full deck from scratch 41sqm 1.8m high

Posted 1 year ago

i need deck built,approx 1.8m high on highest point,at lowest point of ground slop maybe 1.4m high,total deck is 41 sqm,has set of stairs at either end,all plans are drawn and council approved,just needs doing by a current registered builder that has a current licence number for sign off,as it over 1 m high.I can help myself as manuel labourer if iam of any help to builder.want some quotes and when it could be done,as iam ready to go now.let me know how much you build per sqm,and if we can do a...

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Builder needed!

Posted 2 months ago

After a builder to do some work on my house. Contact me if you can start this month.

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Kristina Paterson

Posted 6 months ago

A truck delivering a skip has knocked the roof of the house damaging both the (freshly painted) roof and the weatherboard underneath. We need this to be repaired.

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Oruawharo Homestead Rangioriwa

Posted 7 months ago

Cladding half of the existing house replace 3 large windows and 1 Slider, Gib bedroom ceiling, build 6 x 4 deck and replace timber and railings on one deck. Take out a wall and add one with a door in another room.

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New portico on 4 year old home

Posted 11 months ago

After a new portico added onto a current home (4 years old) will need to be tied into main roof and out to some brick pillars. Approx 6.2m x 6.2m. Have attached photos of what house is now and also image of friends house showing what I want. Contact me and I am more than happy to send architect plans to base your quote on.

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Builder required for Relocatable House project

Posted 1 year ago

Hi there, I am looking for a builder who can help with various jobs . I have a relocatable house in Aratapu Dargaville. Our first main job required before Christmas is having CT ties installed to tie down the house. Other jobs after Christmas. Deck Front stair case and floor

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66 Robertson Road, Ruawai

Posted 3 months ago

Farm shed installation as per diagram provided in the attached picture. I need quote and how long the installation will take, waiting for the consent.

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Kauri Park - Te Wairoa Lane, Tinopai

Posted 1 month ago

Hi. I'm looking for a builder to help me complete my new build. Current plans are with council and we are expecting approval in the next couple of weeks. Looking to use local suppliers, tradies etc. Please let me know if you are interested. Cost is an estimate.

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Single level new building

Posted 3 months ago

Hi. I have a section in Kaiwaka mountain Rd . May I know the building budget if I want to build single level as the attached floor? My email is ...

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Decking - Residential

Posted 3 months ago

We are in need of a builder ASAP to sort blocking of a tiny house to ensure a levelled home, ( to remain on trailer ) and to build a deck surrounding the house - approximately 9m w x 3.5m deep, including a narrow section running down one side of the house - 1.2m x 3.6m. Stairs to be added either end for access to deck. We also need a platform built for a 21 000 L water tank to sit on - approximately 3.5 x 3.5m.

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Fireplace, wall & chimney removal

Posted 3 months ago

Fireplace, wall and chimney removal to make open plan living area

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Mangawhai Renovation #2

Posted 3 months ago

LBP Builder required for building of new decks (2), Pile Bracing, Insulation, Weather board repair, Ease windows and fix door plus other odd jobs

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Window frame

Posted 11 months ago

Ive got a large window in a frame that I would like to put onto the outside of my house. There is currently a smaller window and door there at present. The larger window will let in more light. The window is about 2m x 1.4 m

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Dymond Construction Ltd

Joined January 2020

Hi, we're been building new homes and renovating old ones for the past 2 years as a company but have been doing it for a total of 5 years. No job is big or small to take on, we take them all, we are a one stop shop with our own Builders, Electricians , Plumbers, Tilers & Painters we work with, which not only gives us the advantage of completing a quality job on time but also there is a good workin...

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MEKEFIPA

Joined October 2016

I have been able to work on various jobs on Commercial and Residential for more than ten years. I have love to work up to meet all the required task and all exactly what the clients need. Quotes will be determined by what the clients need.Your work my pride.If You want your job done,it can be done well. Competitive Quotes will be providing to meet budget. I love my work.

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Ultimate Construction

Joined July 2015

Ultimate Construction is a premier construction company delivering high quality projects on time and on budget, with 20 years experience in all aspects of construction you can rest assured you have the best boutique builders in the industry. "THE DETAIL IS THE DIFFERENCE"

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Joinery recoating

Joined March 2017

Hi, We are a team who specialises in the recoating of aluminium joinery with over 10 years of painting experience. We also do aluminium window installs. While we specialise in recoating aluminium joinery on whole houses and shop fronts we also do smaller one off windows or doors. We are a very professional and hard working team always willing to go above and beyond to provide you with the best pos...

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Sergeant Builders Ltd

Joined March 2019

Hi, we are a building company based in Whangarei, but happy to travel. We do everything from small fencing and deck jobs, to renovations and new builds. Please contact us if you have any questions

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Haighdevelopments

Joined January 2013

Spanning four generations and over a hundred years "Haigh" builders have prided themselves on top quality workmanship . From before 1900 the Haigh name in whangarei and the north has been stamped on local icons ( Churches ,hospitals,bridges,banks,fire stations,dairy and housing. Today the third and fourth generation carry on the same quality and pride in there construction.

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Five Star Contractors Ltd

Joined August 2015

Five Star Contractors Ltd are a registered NZ building company with qualified, licensed and insured tradesmen. Specializing in all aspects of residential building services from Re-Clads, New Builds, Extensions, Renovations, Alterations, Demolition, Decks, Fences, Landscaping, Concrete, Earthworks, Transport, Backyard Clean Ups, Maintenance and Organising All Other Trades. We can provide free quote...

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box13 ltd

Joined October 2016

hi , we have been renovating properties for 20 years , from fitting new bathrooms & kitchens , plastering , painting , paper hanging , artistic decorating , tiling to landscaping & landscape construction including decks & patios ,verandas , gazebos & pergolas & custom made outdoor kitchens

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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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Mike Wooding Homes

Joined July 2019

–'A trusted name since 1981. With over 30 years experience, our workmanship is guaranteed. Mike Wooding Homes is a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP), building quality new homes, spec homes, alterations and additions, project management plus much more.

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AB Building

Joined January 2019

Hi, previously trading as Blood Sweat and Tears, partner has moved on now trading on my own. I can provide competitive quotes for a variety of work and I will try to work within your time frame.

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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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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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advanced property maintenance

Joined May 2016

We specialize in building and maintenance work . Spouting and timber fences, house repairs Free quotes available We also offer a house washing and waterblasting service with a hot and cold high efficiency washing system Chemical soft washing Pressure washing.

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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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mats engineering

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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Lee Custom Construction

Joined October 2019

Lee Custom Construction Ltd are a team of experienced and passionate builders located in Kerikeri, Northland. Lead by Matt, Licensed Building Practitioner, the team has over 18 years experience in the construction industry. Successfully completing new builds, renovations and maintenance work for clients throughout Northland. Priding themselves on building genuine relationships with clients,...

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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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Tradie

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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JC Repairs Bream Bay

Joined June 2018

Owner operator, completing interior & exterior renovations and repairs including decking, retaining, fencing and general handyman work over the last 25 years. I also specialise in swimming pool & spa installation and maintenance and can sort your small excavation jobs as owner operater of a 1.8 tonne digger. Kaboodle Kitchen, Bunnnings preferred installer. I like to meet deadlines and pride mys...

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