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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

With so many tradespeople belonging to different accreditation organisations, how do you know which one to trust ? We take a closer look... Tradespeople Accreditations There are 10 common tradespeople accreditation to be aware of. Each one is not equal, yet they are work towards bettering

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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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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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Choosing Between Another Storey or Adding a House Extension

Posted 16/03/17

Extending your house or adding another storey can give you the much needed space a growing family needs. We look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two renovation options... How to choose between another storey or a house extension Depending on the size of your backyard, you can

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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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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

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

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Lockwood Kaiwaka House

Posted 1 year ago

We are looking for a LBP carpenter/builder to assist us in building a new 70m2 Cedar Lockwood Home including carport and veranda on timber subfloor. All materials supplied by us. Solid timber wall construction and solid timber ceiling including eave construction. Approximately 6 weeks work

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Dargaville

Posted 5 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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New build-Mangawhai heads

Posted 1 month 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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Builder required for house improvements!

Posted 8 months ago

After a builder to help with exterior house painting, roof painting, building stairs, plastering.

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Maungaturoto villa refurbishment

Posted 1 year ago

Refurbishing sash windows in 4 rooms of 1920s kauri villa; hanging a door and fitting handles etc; replace front door; replace lower gib and dado rail in hall.

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New Garage

Posted 1 year ago

We would like to have a double garage built which includes a workshop, laundry,toilet & shower.

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Full deck from scratch 41sqm 1.8m high

Posted 5 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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Builder required for Relocatable House project

Posted 4 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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Adding an internal garage onto existing house

Posted 1 month 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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Kaiwaka carport

Posted 1 year ago

Carport roof needs replacing but not the entire thing, only certain places. Require quote ASAP however work does not need to be completed straight away

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New shed

Posted 11 months ago

pole shed 5 bays 25 metres wide 9 metres deep 4 metres high

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Urgent opinion needed

Posted 1 year ago

I am looking at purchasing a property but is dependant on whether the extension is possible on my budget. Would suit a local builder so he could give me his professional opinion. Title for the property would be through early next year

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Laundry

Posted 1 year ago

wall in laundry needs replacing .and laundry sink needs fixing to base .

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Replace a window with cladding

Posted 5 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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New portico on 4 year old home

Posted 2 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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Window frame

Posted 1 month 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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New Retaining wall

Posted 8 months 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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Making a dream come true

Posted 1 year ago

I need a quote on a basic plan I have to build a closed in cottage on a section I am looking to buy 20 mins out of Whangarei. I need the quote to take to the Bank for finance please.

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Mezzanine

Posted 1 month 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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Sliders

Posted 1 year ago

We need the existing 2 windows removing and a slider fitting. A fire moving and repairs

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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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coast property service

Joined August 2017

Our primary focus is on obtaining customer satisfaction We take pride in every building project we undertake We offer promised on budget and on time completion

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Dynamic1000 Limited

Joined March 2017

Northscape, a premier team that provides a comprehensive suite of premium landscape solutions to 'create your ultimate outdoor environment' Northscape scope of activities are in the Far North, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Kaipara and North Shore Regions and the services we offer to you are: - Landscape Design - Sourcing Plants & Landscape Materials - Planting, Bark or Mulching of Gardens...

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Mckernan Contracting

Joined August 2018

Hi, I am a qualified builder however prefer to work on landscape projects. Everything from rubbish removal and earthworks to creating your summer entertainment are. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

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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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ManlyConstruction

Joined September 2012

We are a small dedicated group of carpenters who specialise in residential housing. This includes new builds, renovations and reclads. Our team has worked together for a number of years and continue to get alot of our work through recommendations from previous clients.

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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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F2 construction

Joined June 2018

We are a small Auckland based construction company offering a late range of skills. We believe in offering top quality workmanship with a competitive price. Contact us today to dissolve your job with our team

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DNT construction

Joined January 2018

We are a small family owned construction company we have been around for 3 years now. I've been building for coming on 20 years. We cover pretty much all construction. From changing door handles to building apartment blocks and everything in between. We offer quality service on time and on price. Call us any time for a free quote

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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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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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Lakeside Landscapes

Joined June 2014

Hi, I have over 10 years experience in this line of work and feel I have a good eye and creative ideas. I excel in all aspects of landscaping, including driveways, patios, fencing, decking, paths, water features, bricklaying, stonework, drainage, all garden maintenance and planting. I focus on quality and as a small business I can concentrate on the customers needs and preferences.

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about concrete

Joined July 2011

LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER Residential and/or non-residential concrete floors walls footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS "Garea Pools Established in pool construction since 1980" Full project management or labour only options available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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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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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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THE TILE LAYER

Joined August 2011

floor and wall tile layer, water proofing in all and any wet areas, over 20 years experience in residential and commercial tiling, stone, ceramic, mosaic, design and lay, i have done some building, plastering and painting. look at sites http://www.tilelayerhamilton.com

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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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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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Realbuilds Ltd

Joined October 2018

Hi, we are a 4 year old family business with 22 years experience in building .We specialise in new builds, renovations,decks pagolas,retaining walls,colonial restoration. We are hard working, professional and strive to meet deadlines.We pride ourselves on providing top quality work with competitive quotes and staying on budget

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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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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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