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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Check out how homeowners like you are using Builders on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

New garage

Posted 4 weeks ago

We live in a custom kit wooden finished style American barn house. We would like to build a three bay garage either single or with a room above the garage. The style would need to fit into the existing aesthetics of the house and we could possibly use a custom kit design. I have uploaded a photo of the style of the house and also a photo of the desired location.

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Soffit collapsed due to leak

Posted 3 months ago

Please see photos. The soffit has collapsed due to an undetected leak. The timber is very rotten on that corner there. I can't see any damage internally. We'll need the leak fixed, the damaged plasterboard replaced and anything else done to correct any structural damage.

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Repair on base plate framing

Posted 2 months ago

base plate on framing rotten , needs removing and replacing .

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Flooring repair

Posted 3 months ago

Our hot water cylinder leaked. We need about 2 metres of flooring replaced. the main beams and piles are apparently ok, but the floor is particle board and so it's poked. We desperately need someone to replace the saggy floor before we fall through it. We've since had the hot water cylinder removed (had a Rinnai installed outside), we also have carpet layer jacked up to replace the carpet, but can't do anything until the actual floor is fixed.

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Install kitchen extractor

Posted 4 months ago

Replace existing kitchen extractor with new one- already has power point on wall. Just needs old one removed and new one installed. Rental property.

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Wooden window frame replacement

Posted 1 month ago

We require a builder to replace an existing bedroom window ( wooden frame) with a new one we have on site. The frame measures 2700 x 1300.

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Manhole replaced

Posted 3 months ago

Hi, we are an insulation company and need a manhole cover replaced for one of our customers please.

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Ceiling roof tile check

Posted 3 months ago

Hello, I am looking for a local builder (Kapitii) who would be happy to pop in to identify our ceiling tiles. I stupidly sanded some areas and I am now worried they may be asbestos . A lovely Asbestos man has checked photos sent through and they seem like Pynex tiles, however I would be grateful if someone would be able to identify them for me in person. We stayed elsewhere last night as we have a Toddler so would be very grateful to get the all clear by a builder in the know. Thank you

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Labour Only build

Posted 5 days ago

We require a Labour only builder for a new build in Otaki beach. Approx 160sqm. Want it completed within a 3/4 momth timeframe, so starting ASAP. Can organise the slab, so everything from there on out.

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Removing internal wall and replacing external wall with bi-fold doors + deck

Posted 1 month ago

We would like to remove an interior wall separating the kitchen and dining room and build a pantry into a second wall in the kitchen. In the dining room, we will replace an exterior wall with bi-fold doors, opening out onto several wide steps leading into the garden.

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Window and cladding replacement

Posted 3 months ago

New roof being put on. At the same time replacing 2 Windows. Cladding on sides of dormers needs to be removed and then replaced with new cedar.

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Builder's Report

Posted 3 months ago

I need a comprehensive builder report

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Studio build

Posted 3 months ago

We would like to have a studio built. Under 10ms, in Waikanae beach. Would need to be well built, insulated, and beautiful!

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Light building renovation work

Posted 2 months ago

Competent builder/carpenter to help with reno. Replace weatherboards, frame up and line inside wall to replace cupboard, create access to garage, reclad small porch, install kitchen. Labour only. All materials supplied. Complete by 7 Jan.

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Replace shed walls and wooden door

Posted 2 months ago

the existing tempered hardboard walls are disintegrating and need replacing, as does the wooden door

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Design consultation, drafting and building

Posted 3 months ago

I have a residential zoned property with a large workshop but no current accommodation. I have come up with various options for adding accommodation, including adding to or converting part of the existing building, or erecting a kitset cabin separate from the existing workshop. I need a builder/draftsperson to advise pros and cons of these options, then to draft plans for consent, then to construct. The dwelling would be approx 30-40 m2. These may be separate people: a designer/draftsperson (I d...

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Bedroom and en-suite extension

Posted 2 months ago

We are looking to receive an estimate for a 25 sqm extension on our house in Paraparaumu Beach. This is for a master bedroom and en-suite. We have concept plans drawn up for the extension. We are looking for builders who can start work preferably early in the new year, but are flexible on this. We can provide the full concept drawings on request to help with an estimate.

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Annex for 26 foot Jayco caravan

Posted 1 month ago

I would like a permanent weather proof annex to be attached to my Jayco Sterling caravan in Otaki Beach in February/March 2019 please

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15 Freemans rd

Posted 1 month ago

I have an attached garage I want to make into a 3rd bedroom with en-suite, I just need the building work done.

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Building Report & small patch job

Posted 3 months ago

Builders report on potential house purchase. Patching up of skirting board.

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Recent building reviews

With over 128,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

New support beam

Work carried out by an employee of the company

24th October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Remove wood burner and make good

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

builder required for general interior/exterior work.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th June 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Interior Wall for Single Brick Garage (to create secure storage space).

Work carried out by a subcontractor

18th August 2015

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 2

Soffit collapsed due to leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Basement room

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2018

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plasterer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2014

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Drier Vent Para Beach

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st April 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall bed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th December 2014

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Bedroom relining

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

pile packing

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2015

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing skirting boards

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th May 2016

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Rotten Door Step

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

21st May 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Debs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Outdoor living area

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th June 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install kitchen extractor

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New internal Wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Installing sliding and French doors


13th February 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

office wall

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior Repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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Affordable Building & Renovation Ltd

Joined June 2018

At Affordable Building & Renovation Ltd, We are a diverse group of self-directed and motivated individuals with a focus on affordability in the construction industry and the challenge of doing a job well to satisfying and exceed all expectations. We provide: -Attention to detail of a small building company -The strength and professional resources of the larger contractor - Project managem...

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Fresh Building Solutions

Joined April 2017

Hi there, I've worked for a well established and locally renowned building company for over 10 years, which has a great reputation for specialising in new homes, renovations, decks, fencing and any other residential building needs. I've also had stints overseas, and worked in Australia and the UK for 5-6 years, working in the commercial building industry, and also have experience in shop fittin...

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sabar supply

Joined October 2018

Hi there, Services we can provide: Dry wall installation Partition walls Basic demolition Decks Fencing Limited concreting Door or slider installation Bathroom renewal Kitchen renewal Chimney removal Asbestos testing And many other services! Enquire today

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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Diamond Maintenance Services

Joined December 2010

We are a building maintenance company operating for 6 years with differing skills in the building industry, we do all activities of building maintenance, repairs and replacement which has to do with your home. We proud our selves to quality workmanship and insure you of a quality service, we will not be happy until you are. The company is diverse and will do those jobs most may walk away from. Our...

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The Decksmiths

Joined August 2018

Our focus is building great decks and outdoor living spaces. Whether it be a small or large deck project we can work with you to create a great outdoor living space. We can build your vision or let our designer come up with some ideas for a great outdoor living space. We pride ourselves on quality work and fixed quotes with no surprises. Get in touch today!

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Ultra Contracting Ltd

Joined July 2017

Hi I am the owner of Ultra Contracting Ltd, we are primarily a earthworks contracting company but also do a lot of general building and property maintenance work. We are very professional and strive to give our clients the best experience possible and treat them and their property in a manner in which we would like to be treated by going above and beyond what is necessary. We would love to help yo...

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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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Tcontracting

Joined December 2018

Hi, we are competitive and hard working contractors with 30 combined years experience in concrete and landscaping and building constructiontrade. Confident in what we do we specialize in Driveways, footpaths, patios and much more. Every job is treated like our own so we take pride in what we do and always do well on budget and time management of work planned.

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Podium Builders

Joined December 2016

Podium Builders is run by Vine Collett, who is a Qualified builder with many years of trade experience. Vine, who was an award winning apprentice also holds a diploma in Construction Management. Podium builders specialise in residential renovations and alterations. We also complete many other projects from, new kitchens and bathrooms, to decks and fences.

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Maco Developments Limited

Joined February 2018

Hi there For the past 5 years we have been building and renovating houses in the Wellington region. We have a core group of excellent plumbers, electricians, tilers and painters who work with us regularly. We are able to manage project of any size.

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Specialized Operator Services and civil contracting

Joined July 2015

Hi there. ABOUT US. After 20 years in this industry we have decided to go out on our own. We are fully endorsed & licensed for all trucks & machinery. Please see our profile for information that relates to this job. OUR PROMISE We work with all of our customers from start to finish to make sure what you want, you get! We visit the site and go over what it is that you want to do and y...

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JVSL

Joined April 2011

We have over 20 years experience in the building industry. Our work has varied from small bathroom/kitchen renovations/ medium alterations to design and build of new homes. We have excellent references that show we take extra pride in any work we undertake. Due to our robust tender procedure we are able to provide a competitive quote and have built a strong team of tradesman's along with our sub...

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DBP construction

Joined March 2018

Have been working as a carpenter for 15 years delivering high quality products and fulfilling contracts. Experienced in a wide range of commercial and residential construction practises.

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Radical Building Ltd

Joined October 2017

I have been building new homes and doing home alterations for the last 16 years working for other building companies. I have started my own company early this year to have more say in how things are run.. I am a perfectionist and like to do the job right the first time so there are never any call backs for fix ups,this way you the client are happy

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Qian

Joined April 2018

I've been doing new builds and renovations for about 10 years. i specialise in major renovations and new builds also would like to do some smaller jobs from time to time.

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Pro Maintenance

Joined March 2013

Hi we are a small property maintenance company we specialise in all general property maintenance work from fitting towel rails to building new decks, we are licensed building practitioners so you can have confidence in all of our work

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NZ Proud Property Improvements

Joined July 2016

NZ Proud offers a one-stop-service for property improvements on the Kapiti Coast and Horewhenua combining a solid work ethic with full transparency and exceptional customer service. NZ Proud offers the following services: landscaping and design home renovations property repairs free no-obligation quotes for large and small jobs

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D'Angelo Renovations

Joined April 2018

At D'Angelo Renovations, your satisfaction is our main priority. Since our business started, quality has been our focus. By working with the best materials in the industry and employing the most experienced and meticulous contractors, we are able to deliver solid and long lasting solutions for everyone. D'Angelo Renovations has always operated under strong values aimed at exceeding client ne...

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