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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Retaining wall

Posted 1 year ago

We are building a retaining wall. We have 37 H5 Poles that need to be rammed into the ground.. All materials are supplied but would require rammer. the photo's show where the poles will go, & you are most welcome to phone us for more information. We are building a new house & have to put up retaining wall 1st. Husband will be home to help.

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Jude Road

Posted 5 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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Oruawharo Homestead Rangioriwa

Posted 4 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 build-Mangawhai heads

Posted 8 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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Replace a window with cladding

Posted 11 months ago

An aluminium double casement window ( 2050 x 950) to be removed and to cover the opening with external cedar cladding and internal linings to form a wall with no opening.

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66 Robertson Road, Ruawai

Posted 6 days 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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Kristina Paterson

Posted 3 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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Decking - Residential

Posted 2 weeks 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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Builder required for Relocatable House project

Posted 10 months 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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Shed build

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Full deck from scratch 41sqm 1.8m high

Posted 11 months 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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New portico on 4 year old home

Posted 8 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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Mangawhai Renovation #2

Posted 6 days 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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Single level new building

Posted 1 week 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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Dargaville

Posted 11 months ago

Have some flooring that needs to be replaced in front of a hot water system and work done to under the laundry tub that has damage due to a water leak

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Daniel Campbell home

Posted 4 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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Fireplace, wall & chimney removal

Posted 1 month ago

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

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Mezzanine

Posted 7 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 7 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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Window frame

Posted 8 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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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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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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Renovation New Zealand

Joined March 2018

Hi, we're a design and build renovation company based in Whangarei. We get our kicks out of helping homeowners achieve their renovation dream. We often meet homeowners that have been dreaming about a renovation for a long time. The trouble is they are not sure if their renovation is even possible or where to start. There are a number of things than can trip up an idea - local council requi...

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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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Woods Waetford bricklayers Ltd

Joined November 2016

30 years experience in brick and block laying, all work carried out by time served tradesmen. City and Guilds of London Institute, most recognised trade certs in the world.

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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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advanced property maintenance

Joined May 2016

An extremely experienced plumber-roofer and builder have combined to offer a full maintenance service. With 45 years of combined experience you are guaranteed a no hassle on time superb service. 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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Betterbuild Limited

Joined April 2010

20 years in the building industry. Fully qualified build. Competitive prices. New Homes, Renovations, Decks, Bathrooms, Kitchens, fences we do it all. Quality guaranteed. No hidden costs. Certified builder and lbp registured - New Homes - Alterations - Extentions - Decks - Bathrooms We do it all!

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Whangarei Building and Renovations Ltd

Joined June 2019

Whangarei Building and Renovations is a small construction company based in Whangarei and Northland. We have been building and renovating houses for 6+ years, we work hard to meet deadlines and don't mind going the extra mile. we pride ourselves on a quality finish at a fair price. We offer free quotes or labour only rates.

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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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New Vision Building and Construction Ltd

Joined October 2016

Welcome to New Vision Building and Construction Ltd. As a member of the Licensed Building Practitioners Board we specialise in new homes, renovations, additions and alterations. Get in touch to begin the process of creating your dream home. We look forward to hearing from you.

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mats engineering

Joined January 2014

ME – Mat’s Engineering is a leading general engineering contractor based in Kumeu Auckland. Established in January 2014, with 12 year’s experience in the industry ME has successfully completed numerous scale jobs, from every day repairs to machinery to turnkey projects for many prestigious clients in all different engineering sectors including: Fonterra, DFE pharmaceutical, Matua Winery, Cooper...

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Remarkable Homes NZ

Joined January 2015

Remarkable Homes NZ Ltd is a customer focused residential building company and very proud to be Kiwi owned and operated. With 20 years in the industry and fourth generation builder, we guarantee to make this journey seamless and enjoyable for all involved. We pride ourselves on trust and integrity and take personal interest in giving you the highest of quality at a realistic price. We ensure one...

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Boost Construction Limited

Joined January 2014

Boost Construction Ltd have been building and renovating quality homes for the past 4 years with the owner Giles Hayward having been in the industry for the past 13 years we have plenty of experience. We aim to please and produce high quilaty workmanship on time and on budget ! Give us your next building project and you will not be disappointed !

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Darcy Homes Ltd

Joined January 2013

Hi there, we are a small team that mainly specializes in new builds, alterations, and decks. Our latest projects have been an 80m2 Extension and a Minor Dwelling conversion. We do fix pricing on our work, and work efficiently to get the job done on time. If you would like to talk about your project some more , feel free to give me a call and see if we can help, Thanks, Kurt 0213680...

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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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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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ilko architectrure ltd

Joined November 2018

My name is Illia Ovsiiko, I/m NZ registered architect with more than 15 years of experience. We produce architecture that is bespoke, contextual and smart. We provide full architectural services from master planning and concept design, documentation for Resource Consent, Building Consent through to project construction and completion. We value your time, you value or quality services

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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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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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Remkes construction Ltd

Joined January 2017

Hi there I've been building houses for 15 years. I have experience in new houses, renovations, reclads, fences and decks. I am very hard working, honest and reliable based in Mangawhai

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