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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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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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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 [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shed build

Posted 7 months ago

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

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Oruawharo Homestead Rangioriwa

Posted 9 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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Fireplace, wall & chimney removal

Posted 6 months ago

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

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Builder needed for staircase job

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for a builder to build a staircase and platform at the front of our house. Small section of flooring needs to be added as well.

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Jude Road

Posted 11 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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Builder needed for house renovations

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Mangawhai Renovation #2

Posted 5 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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New build-Mangawhai heads

Posted 1 year 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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Mezzanine

Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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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Decking - Residential

Posted 6 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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Daniel Campbell home

Posted 9 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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66 Robertson Road, Ruawai

Posted 5 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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Builder needed!

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Window frame

Posted 1 year 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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Kauri Park - Te Wairoa Lane, Tinopai

Posted 4 months 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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15 Franklin Road, Paparoa #2

Posted 2 months ago

Replace rotting barge boards in two areas. Replace window in rear bedroom and inspect and repair rotting timber in corner of bedroom where water appears to have been getting in. This is the initial requirement but there may be additional jobs resulting from that.

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Kristina Paterson

Posted 9 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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Shed

Posted 1 month ago

Construction of a Totalspan shed in Mangawahi

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Single level new building

Posted 5 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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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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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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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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Independent Building Contractors

Joined May 2017

Hi there, we've been in business since 2017 building Architectural newbuilds, renovating and restoring bungalows and villas for the past 15 years. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship on all projects and completing...

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Luke Chapman Builders

Joined January 2015

Hi ive been building houses for over 15 years, no job to big or small. We pride ourselves on quality and client satisfaction. Qualified, licenced and registered.

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Dymond Construction Ltd

Joined January 2020

Welcome to Dymond Construction. We build new homes and renovate old ones. With an eye for a crystal diamond finish, our professional team of tradesmen are more than able to help you complete that long overdue project or build that dream home for you and your loved ones. No job is too big or small for our team. We take tremendous pride in being a "One-Stop-Shop" offering our own Builders, Elec...

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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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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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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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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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Northland Property Solutions

Joined March 2016

Sitewise Registered Sitesafe passport in Construction and Civil *10+ Years building Experience. *Certified builder of K3T walling (System) *First Aid Certificate - Valid *Contruction Certified - On Site *Total Quality Management Certificate *Diploma in Small business Management *Full company Insurance - liability - Tool - statutory - Vehicle. *Fork lift - High Reach Oper...

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Repiling101

Joined July 2018

"101 ways to level a floor" "1 way to do it right" We take pride in providing a professional house, home or building repiling service. Specialising in subfloor fixing/bracing/structural replacement and repair. Floor re-leveling, repiling, building foundations restoration. We strive to deliver a prompt service and Quality workmanship.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Craig Yakas

Joined June 2018

Hi. I'm a sole trader with 30 years in the construction industry in NZ and overseas. I put the tools away for a few years while carrying out house inspections in Auckland. That role progressed to a salaried role as National H&S and Quality Manager for the same company. Currently I sub-contract to complete quanity estimates for house builds, extracting data from plans to use in electronic templa...

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Reid Residential Builders LTD

Joined March 2020

We are committed to providing a great building experience and keeping our customers happy for start to finish of every project. I fully qualified and am a LBP for carpentry with over 20 years experience.

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