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Composite vs. Timber Decking

Posted 28/01/20

Composite or timber decking – which is better? To choose a suitable material for your project, we have gathered the key aspects to look at.

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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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Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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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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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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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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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 As the saying goes -  "The devil is in the detail" and this couldn't be mor

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Guide to Cladding Options and Materials

Posted 31/07/19

Here’s a guide on the types of cladding options and materials available in New Zealand and how they stack up against each other.

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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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Latest building case studies

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

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Women in Trade - Pocket Rocket Building, Rotorua

Pocket Rocket Building owner shares her women in trade story, about how she made the career change from corporate leadership.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips, budget and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Small Bathroom Renovation Turns Major When The Unexpected Happens

Budget blow-outs, schedule delays and an unforeseen scenario - this bathroom renovation's got it all! See the incredible transformation.

A 3yo’s Take on Having Plasterers in the Home

Renovating with kids at home is no small feat. Read about a family’s experience having their toddler meet tradespeople working with them.

Overgrown Patio to Contemporary Deck: How Lex Doubled His Living Space

Find out how a contemporary deck project transformed a ‘cold and unused’ area to create indoor-outdoor flow.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

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Motor home carport

Posted 3 weeks ago

Needing a structure for our motor home, built using round poles with a cover on one side

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Garage/Laundry Alteration

Posted 2 months ago

New internal layout to existing garage /laundry to create a separate laundry, double bedroom and media room. Garage door to be removed and salvaged with double glazed aluminum joinery windows to the new bedroom and media room. Looking to get a quote or ball park figure. Great small project to do in-between major jobs.

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Creaky floorboards

Posted 2 months ago

bare floor boards ..tawa or matai I'm told ..wanting the creakiness resolved in living room. House style is 1960's beach bach. Job needing to be done prior to carpeting please. Am able to send photo via. email..unsure re time and cost

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Bedroom extension

Posted 1 month ago

add an extension to master bedroom, with ensuite and walk in wardrobe.

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Polypanel work -Food Factory (essential business)

Posted 2 months ago

We have a range of polypanel work to be done in the factory located 57 Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu (Old Fonterra factory) before another food business moves in. Work includes: Wall penetrations, addition of sliding doors, polypanel wall construction.

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Bathroom finishing

Posted 3 months ago

I have had a new shower installed and it needs finishing round the frame. Trim around range hood and a patch on ceiling where light has been moved. Also looking at having a fence finished.

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Building a small toilet

Posted 2 months ago

We need someone to build us a small toilet. It requires opening a door from the room.

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Build a double size carport from timber with coloursteel roof.

Posted 3 months ago

I want a carport built from timber including posts immediately in front of an existing double garage. I want this carport matching the pergola attached to this building in front of the sleepout. This carport will be built on an existing concrete driveway. I need someone who will be willing to organize this entire job including plans and consent with KCDC legal because I don't understand how this works. I do know if it was 20 sqm or less this legal stuff wouldn't be necessary, but I want the...

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Repair of water damaged, (sagging / holes ) kitchen floor

Posted 1 month ago

repair of water damaged, (sagging / holes ) kitchen floor. Area appears to be circa 6 sq m, however damage, or economics of repair may mean cabinets need to be removed, and whole floor area (circa 16 sq m) needs to be replaced. Unsure if any joist or pile damage. Suspect just slow leak having caused rotten floor sheet.

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Bamboo weave ceiling..source same and install in master bedroom please

Posted 1 month ago

We would like a,quote for sourcing bamboo weave ceiling in our bedroom and installing it..place in pahiatua i think sells it but ignored my call and email might be trades professionals only able to buy it? Alli

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FIT CEILING PANELS BAMBOO WEAVE

Posted 4 weeks ago

We need ceiling panels bamboo weave fitted in master bedroom plus some aqua gib in bathroom around shower bath pre tiling..please

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Build a kitset house

Posted 1 month ago

Build a 3 bed 2 story 2 wc house (fairdown from Coast to Coast homes) on our subdivided 600 m2 land. Flat section, easy access from road. Initial survey complete, Geotechnical survey with Cutriss in hand. Engineer will design foundations shortly. House plans for council resource consent and building code being drawn up and submitted shortly. Very keen to have the house building started in January and finished quickly. Will need full build of house structure, internal fittings, service conn...

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Exterior door & new cladding installation

Posted 3 months ago

Remove existing large aluminium windows & replace with glass exterior door + external recladding /internal gibbing

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Jetty

Posted 3 weeks ago

Building a small private jetty on a private lake. Approximate dimemsions 3m by 1.5 m , depth approx 3 to 4 m

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Gail Tasi

Posted 1 month ago

Install Atic stairs in Garage

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Granny Flat Build

Posted 1 week ago

Brand new build for a granny flat - two bedroom with garage and deck

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Carport fix

Posted 3 months ago

With this recent storm our carport has taken a bit of a hammering and one particular area has given up. We either need this one area sorted or a larger section replaced.

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Reframe garage doors and alterations

Posted 4 days ago

I have a workshop with steel portals and horizontal timber construction on a concrete pad. There are four changes I wish to be made: 1. The current garage roller door opening (6050mm x 3000mm) needs framing to an opening of 5950mm x 2700mm for a new sectional door to be installed. Essentially install a timber framed header. 2. The personal access door next to roller doors is hobbit sized. This needs to be replaced with a standard (1980 x 760mm) personal access door (I have the door and frame t...

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Extend ceiling/attic access size

Posted 3 months ago

I have had insulation inspectors visit to access for install insulation. They have reported that the access into the attic/roof-space is too small for product to pass through. They recommended to me that I cut a joist and extend the size of the opening. Timeframe: the insulators penciled me in for the 19th July, so before then is necessary. A bit of context: - I live in a 40's house which I believe has a hip roof. - the existing ceiling access is about 475 x 290mm, it is a squeeze to get...

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Woodburner removal

Posted 2 months ago

An existing woodburner complete with chimney requires removal. This will involve roof repairs, ceiling repairs and removal of brickwork behind the heater. The heater stands on a small plinth. This will need to be taken back to floor level. Once the removal work is done, the walls will need regibbing and plastering. No painting is required. The ceiling has rectangular tiles and a good match would be desirable. Tiles are 598mm x 400mm. Two additional power points are needed in the new gib.

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Recent building reviews

With over 206,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Cover in deck on back of house

Work carried out by an employee of the company

13th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Woodburner removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut garage door and existing wall and insert bay window

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of wooden car port

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floor replacement


21st October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Deck Extension And Polycarbonate Roofing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bathroom finishing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Builders Report Excessive Moisture Reading Investigation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall-mount TV

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing wardrobes and making good the area

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage extension

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garage ceiling alteration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

GAP IN WALL/DYLAN EARLE HAS DONE WORK FOR US BEFORE #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Fill in an open wall above doorway

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace and level existing balcony floor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 3
Communication
 5

Interior fix up

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th March 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

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NZ Lighting & Heating Ltd NZ Property Maintenance Solutions Ltd

Joined December 2020

We do Led Lighting Aircond Heatpump Central Ducted system For all Residential and commercial Plus 6 years free service on all systems installed by us for peace of mind. Area's we cover Wellington to Waikato Finance also available We are also none as NZ PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS LTD For all your 1 stop property maintenance New Decking & Fencing( New design and styles)...

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H&S CONTRACTING LTD

Joined April 2007

I am a proffesional experienced qualified licensed builder with 20 years in the building industry I'm up for any challange no job to big or to small we offer competitive pricing and free quoting for your budget.

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Hilltop Joinery

Joined August 2021

I am an experienced carpenter/ joiner with a particular passion for making furniture and small renovation work. I am reliable, honest, conscientious and take pride in my work and have attention to detail.

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize 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 prid...

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Hawk Maintenance Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi , I’m ranovating old bathroom . Do ceiling and three side wet wall ( hardieglaze) I do small jobs also like change locks ( all types ) New mailbox. Clothesline etc.

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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Wellington Painting & Renovations

Joined April 2017

We offer experience of high quality interior painting, renovations, design, planning and construction. Kitchens, bathrooms, basement renovations.You can expect from us the highest standard for a reasonable price, and we always do our job in tip-top condition! All estimates and advice are free and remember there is no job too small or too big for us!

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Collins Carpentry ltd

Joined November 2011

ive been building for 20+ years and am still enjoying the trade. mainly work on housing/renovations, decks ect but also experienced in larger commercial projects aswell as insurance and maintenance work. A small crew of top notch guys who enjoy a laugh and working together. Always do a top quality job and complete on time. We take pride in our work and achievements and am always looking for n...

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M10 Services Limited

Joined January 2019

Good day, We are an expanding company operating in the Wellington region for over 3 years, We manage new builds/ renovations working with a extended team of trusted and proven sub contractors to deliver projects start to completion. The team has a personal investment and do good attitude inside and outside of the work uniforms and hours. Our completed projects have been performance and quality...

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JKlass Construction Limited

Joined September 2021

Hi there we have been building for 10 plus years with experience in high end homes to small renovations. Specialise in finishing work. (Shopefitter by trade) Open to anything, Kids play houses, toys, Man caves, or just a revamp of your kitchen or bathroom. We pride ourselves in doing an A-Class job to the highest of quality. No jobs too small

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Level Ridge Limited

Joined July 2017

Level Ridge Limited is a property maintenance and construction company covering the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/ Whanganui, and Nelson-Tasman regions, offering a comprehensive range of services using both internal staff ( including qualified carpenters and licensed building practitioners) and trade qualified specialist contractors including plumbers and electricians. We can take care of the full scope o...

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general Handyman Work, Gib Board repairs / Click Clank Laminate Flooring / Painting Interior and Exterior / Fencing / Decking / Touch up Plastering / general non compliance building work / Water Blasting / Fitting Doors and Hardware / Skirtings etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of per...

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NZ CCS ltd

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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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Brandon Richards Carpentry

Joined July 2019

Carpentry & Toughened Glass Works Awning / Pergolas Decks / Staircases Fences / Balustrades Shade Screens / Feature Walls Flooring Interior Fit out Door & Window Replacement Maintenance

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rack construction ltd

Joined June 2019

hi i am a builder who has 7 years experience in all fields of carpentry from new builds renovations light landscaping (fences and decks to pergolas) and i am happy to undertake even the smaller jobs from time to time.

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Astro Building & Maintenance

Joined June 2018

With over 30 years experience in construction, ASTRO Maintenance boast a wide knowledge and skills. Based in Levin, Horowhenua ASTRO Maintenance can accommodate various jobs throughout Horowhenua, Manawatu-Wanganui and Kapiti Coast. From small maintenance repairs to all inside and outside renovations, ASTRO Maintenance provides a professional, high standard, reliable building and maintenance serv...

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NuVista Homes

Joined March 2014

Hi, We are NuVista Homes. We are a multi-award winning, family operated business with over 14 years of building experience in New Homes, Renovations, Alterations, Light Commercial work and General Building. We also offer in house interior design services We pride ourselves on making you happy and creating your project into our own master piece. This means we take the time to get to know you...

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City Works

Joined November 2017

Hi City Works specialize in residential landscape design and construction. We have a small team of skilled staff to complete your landscapin­g needs in profession­al manner. We love working outdoors. Build fences, retaining walls, driveways, dig' outs, pathways. Work to enhance your property install synthetic/artificial lawn, ready lawn, paving and tiling Can accommodat­e jobs both big a...

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BIM Projects Ltd

Joined March 2020

BIM Projects Ltd - Technology Leading Construction. Residential alterations and additions specialists with over 18+ years experience in the construction industry. For all your Construction, Site and Project Management requirements. Licensed Building Practitioners. NZ Certified Builders - Member no. 6419

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