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

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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Garage at 13 Sunlea Lane

Posted 4 months ago

Build a 12 metre * 6 metre garage, plans available, permit has been issued

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Deck

Posted 1 month ago

Quote required for a deck

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3 bay pole shed

Posted 3 months ago

A coloursteel kitset 3 bay poleshed. to be assembled and erected. Approx 7m x 14.4 m.

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Sleep out / 8 x 4 square meets

Posted 3 months ago

Turning our garage in to a sleep out, Electrics have been installed and insulation is in the walls just the roof to do. We are using Ply and there are some nogs to put in. A guy started and i asked him to stop work because it was a reel knock up job, may pay to pull off and start again. I have brought 10 sheets of 9ml ply... he used 6 so far on the ceiling 4 sheet left. Will need more.

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Putting plans in to council, and build a 2metre by 4metre exstension

Posted 4 months ago

wanting to extend a lean to by 2 metres with French doors and windows at baylys beach

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15 Franklin Road, Paparoa #2

Posted 1 year 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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Transportable home - tied down to piles - Mangawhai Heads

Posted 2 weeks ago

Securing a transbuilt house to piles and issuing a PS4 - possibly a deck at the front of the house. The house to be delivered to site approx end of March. The house is 3bed 2 bath - 113 sq.m.

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Labour only (New Build)

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are a construction company based in Auckland and are looking to partner with a building company who are interested to take on an opportunity of a labour only contract to complete a new home construction Call To Action For Experienced Builders

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Studio replacement

Posted 7 months ago

A new larger studio to replace old one which is too small and low and has had to have repairs, getting too frequent now. Also needing advise as to where to place new one as ground needs to be built up a little and 11 Sheoaks and 1 Oak need dropping which will be firewood and three trees taken out for replanting. The old studio moved and put on concrete pad after ground built up a little, to replace old sheds that need to be pulled down, if feasible, otherwise old sheds pulled down and new ones e...

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Adding a doorway

Posted 1 month ago

Cutting and framing a doorway into our monolithic clad house Weathertightness is a priority

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Builder needed for staircase job

Posted 1 year 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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Accommodation

Posted 1 month ago

To enclose two sides of carport with doors ect. Windows will be supplied

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Build 5 new offices on a mezzanine floor

Posted 3 months ago

We need 5 new offices built on a mezzanine floor which is already there. Ideally we need someone who could work over the christmas holiday break while we are on limited staff. Please get in contact with me so i can show you in more detail. Thanks Brentley - CPL Group, 1800 SH1 Kaiwaka

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Labourer

Posted 3 months ago

Labourer to assist carpenter building cabin.

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Repairs to framework on old extension

Posted 9 months ago

After lifting the house up onto new piles, the framework of the old extension (backporch room ) needs some work. We might also look at redoing the external cladding on that part of the house at the same time. And it will get a new roof once it is all finished as well. the backporch room is roughly 2.5 by 8 meters. 45 km north of Dargaville in Tutamoe area.

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Shipping container conversion

Posted 8 months ago

Initial expressions of interest sought for the following project. Convert a 20ft shipping container to a retail unit. Install windows & door (cutting openings, adding steel framing etc.). Spray foam insulation. Batten & line interior walls & ceiling. Floor coverings. Attach external water & waste tank. Heat pump. Gas hot water & plumbing for three sinks. Electrical sockets & lighting. Caravan type electrical hook up. Internal joinery (cabinets, benches etc.)

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Construct timber utility room

Posted 3 months ago

4.8m x 2.4m Utility Room 100 x 75 corner posts 75 x 50 frame timber Flathead galvanised nails 4mm Already purchased ready to construct on property in Mangawhai. Roof and cladding will be 12 sheets of iron @ 850 wide a d 2m tall.

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Shed

Posted 1 year ago

Construction of a Totalspan shed in Mangawahi

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Renovate my Garage/workshop

Posted 6 months ago

Garage renovateion/replacement (approx 25 sm). Remove existing garage cladding and roof, concrete pad needs work; Re-clad and Reroof or demolish and put smaller garage on it (whatever is the more economical option)

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Kauri Park - Te Wairoa Lane, Tinopai

Posted 1 year 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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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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Tyler Niland Landscapes Limited

Joined December 2020

Hello, We have been in the construction Industry for over 50 years primarily in residential construction now focused on landscape projects and Tiling. We are creative, experienced and offer a broad network of quality sub contractors. The company constructs, Patios, Walkways, Fences, Driveways, Decks, Walls, interior and exterior tiling , kitchen and Bathroom renovation. The images provided are a...

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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 carry out Healthy Homes Inspections. I have successfully completed the Certificate in Residentia...

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VIVED Construction Ltd

Joined May 2018

Owner S. Agar has been a builder for the past 15 years and business owner for 8. VIVED Construction is a team of passionate, hard-working crew are serious about quality and believe that every home should have equal attention and care throughout the build no matter how big or small. While we specialize in high-end architectural builds and major renovations, we are also available for the smaller job...

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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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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

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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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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deckedout nz

Joined December 2011

Hi,we specialise in decking and outdoor construction,new builds and renovations,garages,sleepouts. Covering all your building /landscaping requirements. We have experienced and qualified builders ready to start on your projects.

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JC BUILD

Joined May 2020

Qualified builder, 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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ASAP REPILING

Joined May 2020

Hi Guys! 25+ years exp onsite building foundation Releveling & repiling experts when you need that job done asap! Full or partial house repiles/jack & pack) Full or partial floor Releveling Brick veneer & nib wall foundation Underpinning We provide Good Quotes! Good Work! Good Results! It's all Good! 👍

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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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About Concrete

Joined July 2011

Residential/non-residential concrete floors, walls, footings piles etc...FOUNDATIONS please copy & paste below address for a taste of services we can offer, cheers. ... Full project management or labour only options for services available. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority.

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SLATES HANDYMAN SERVICES

Joined August 2012

Slates specialise in roof leak repair, Skylite change out. Chimney sweeping, gutter cleaning & repair. Moss treatments of roofs, concrete & paths. Detergent house washing & fly & spider treatment. Landscaping, tree trimming and all those jobs you don't want to do. Any questions please contact us through builders crack. Kind regards Steve.

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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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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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World wood ltd

Joined September 2017

We are a friendly team of professionals who know how to build or upgrade your house. Our prices are very attractive and the quality of the work will make you wonder. - Decks and fences

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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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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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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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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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