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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Interior fix up

Posted 2 weeks ago

Full new bathroom, new lounge ceiling, new ranch slider to replace window frame in bedroom. Other, including tilework.

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House Bus interior

Posted 1 month ago

I have a house bus that we are redesigning and while we can do most of the work we need a hand with the fiddlier jobs. Not a large project but would be good to have a hand when required.

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Fix Entrance Door, Fixed Window, Replace Framing Hardie Board Add Flashing #2

Posted 3 months ago

Requiring the services of a builder to replace a fixed window and an entrance door as well as for a small section replace hardie board and add saddle flashing to beams to address water ingress and rebuild with the fibre cement. Would also need to replace framing were rotten, as well as replace a section of chipboard with flooring ply. Lastly add batts/ insulations to walls and fix Gib. Would prefer a time charge basis based on an hourly rate with all materials supplied by the owner. There is...

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New build 4 bedrooms 2 bath

Posted 2 months ago

Licensed builder required to construct 4 br 110sqm kit set home. Must be able to start early September .

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Removing wardrobes and making good the area

Posted 1 month ago

Remove fitted wardrobes and make good the area no idea of cost?

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Move external laundry wall

Posted 1 month ago

Would appreciate a quote to push the external laundry wall around 300mm out into the back porch, so that we can fit all appliances side. Not sure if the wall is load baring or not. Work can be started any time but must be completed by end October 2020.

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Sleep out door frame

Posted 3 days ago

Sleep out’s door frame and step has gone all rotten. Desperate for assistance. Future renovation of said sleepout into self contained unit to happen in near future, but door immediate.

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Laundry extension

Posted 3 weeks ago

Would appreciate a quote to push the external laundry wall around 300mm out into the back porch, so that we can fit all appliances side. Not sure if the wall is load baring or not. Work can be started any time but must be completed by end November 2020.

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Inside walls - classroom

Posted 3 weeks ago

Removing 3 existing non structural walls in classrooms and build one new. Repositioning or removing existing heat-pump from one of the walls that has to be removed. Painting the new wall and tidy up where old walls have been. Job has to be done in November ( time frame ... ) as we plan to shift in early December. Building is unoccupied at the moment.

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Conservatory

Posted 1 month ago

Adding a conservatory off lounge. Approx 15 sq mt. Preferably timber framed with high glass ratio. Views to sea, etc. Roofing needs to let sky in too.....50% at least.....? Need to discuss re design, permissions and costs. Would complete as soon as possible, given arriving at decision.

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Building chcek

Posted 2 months ago

Hi, I am just wanting to get building check done on a property I am interested in. bot a full detail report required but would like to identify any mahor issues etc.

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House rennovation - request for quote

Posted 2 weeks ago

Main project : 1. Repaint exterior top story of large house 2. Replace windows with double glazed (6 large windows, 1 small, 1 ranch slider, one back door). 3. Replace built in log burner and reinstate chimney. Will need to bring hearth up to code. We expect this job will require scaffolding. Optional extras (budget dependant) 4. Replace other windows (up to 5 large, 2 small) 5. Remodel laundry 6. Enclose back porch with a back door and raise floor to house level. Work can begin...

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Ranch slider and sky light replacement

Posted 2 months ago

2nd storey bedroom requires skylight and ranch sliding door to be replaced.

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Leaking basement block wall

Posted 2 weeks ago

Rain and run off is penetrating between a concrete path and an external garage wall allowing water to penetrate into the garage and creating concrete cancer. The concrete path needs to be removed (approximately 5m) , the debris removed, the block wall needs installation of a waterproof membrane from base to new path level, and the concrete path replaced with a gravel path. (No concrete!) The work area is restricted by a heat pump, no digger The bridge coming into the house has a loa...

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Fix Entrance Door, Fixed Window, Replace Framing Hardie Board Add Flashing

Posted 3 months ago

Requiring the services of a builder to replace a fixed window and an entrance door as well as for a small section replace hardie board and add saddle flashing to beams to address water ingress and rebuild with the fibre cement. Would also need to replace framing were rotten, as well as replace a section of chipboard with flooring ply. Lastly add batts/ insulations to walls and fix Gib. Would prefer a time charge basis based on an hourly rate with all materials supplied by the owner. There is...

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Adding skirting to 3bedroom home

Posted 1 month ago

On the 23rd October, we are looking to have skirting installed in 3 bedrooms, hallway, and lounge (50x10mm bullnose skirting). This skirting is in areas that will have carpet installed (but will have had it uplifted by the 23rd). We also want the dining room and kitchen, which are being tiled, to have skirting added. The walls in the lounge, dining room, and kitchen, have tile skirting that we intend to have removed. We are looking for a tiler to do that, before you get into those areas....

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Sun Room

Posted 2 months ago

Hi there, we are looking for to build a Sun Room on our backyard. Thanks

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

Posted 1 month ago

GAP IN WALL BETWEEN BACK DOOR AND KITCHEN BENCH

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Children's playground construction

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am looking for an experienced builder to help me modify and assemble a small wooden children's playground . The playground is shown in the pictures in its original state and a drawing of the anticipated finished state. The playground was carefully dismantled and all posts are numbered from the original configuration. There is an existing playhouse which needs to be raised up and connected to the playground equipment. Apart from any additional joining timber, all material is already...

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Building a duplex (2 units)

Posted 1 month ago

Looking for a builder who will use a kit from Imagine Kit Homes. Inclusions in the kit can be found on their website. Planning to build two units (side by side)

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Recent building reviews

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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

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

Builders Report Excessive Moisture Reading Investigation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 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

Fix carport that was enclosed and not consented

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Patio Cover from Trade Tested needs to be installed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Window and cladding replacement

Work carried out by an employee of the company

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Soffit collapsed due to leak

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

odd jobs builder

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd April 2019

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

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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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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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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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Essential Services Wellington trading as Property Solutions Wellington

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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S James Contracting

Joined September 2019

Hi there, I'm a general handyman and a bit of a perfectionist. Whilst I dont have decades of experience, I am trustworthy, knowledgeable and skilled in all things renovating.

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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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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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Onemind Design

Joined November 2018

Whether you want a complete new home, renovation/addition or garage to your existing, a granny flat, a garden overhaul or simply want to improve a couple of rooms, deck or a patio area, we can assist in making your aspirations quickly become a reality. We can take care of it all for you, providing a broad range of architectural services from design, budgeting, drafting, , through council app...

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Melgrim building LTD

Joined March 2019

Hi, We are two reliable, qualified builders specialising in both residential and commercial sectors. All of the jobs we undertake are completed to a high standard and we pride ourselves on our work ethic and competitive pricing. We possess a wide range of knowledge and skills, enabling us to cater to your building needs, including the following: -Interior renovations, including kitchens...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng ... ) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#... ). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and strength...

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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Property First Aid

Joined September 2014

Hi my name is Stu and I have been in the building industry for over 18 years now. I have many practical skills with doing building work on my days off and in my main carrier as a firefighter. I can take on any job, nothing is to big or to small. My company was set up to focus on those jobs that people have just put off or can't do themselves around their homes whether it's their own home, bus...

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Lloyd Casey

Joined November 2015

30+ years, servicing the greater Wellington area, specialising in painting, plastering and building maintenance. We pride ourselves in friendly, good quality workmanship and prompt service.

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Living Colours & Renovations Ltd

Joined October 2019

hi We have been doing Renovations and Maintenance work in Wellington region for while now and contracting to some big compaines like Housing New Zealand, no work is small or big for us , we provide competitive quotes

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Murphy and Co Construction

Joined July 2020

Qualified carpenter with 10 yrs experience. Pride myself on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Spent my time Specializing in architectural new builds/renovations. Yet Have extensive knowledge and experience doing everything from repiling to reroofing and just about everything in between. No job too small, get in contact now.

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Aspect Builders Wellington Limited

Joined July 2020

Hi, we have over 60 years combined experience in the building industry. Extensive knowledge ranging from new builds, major renovations, site supervision, project management, civil works, no job too small or too big. We are very professional and ensure we meet deadlines within budget. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and customer satisfaction.

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J G Chamberlain Ltd

Joined August 2020

Hi ,we have carried out building and renovations for many happy customers for the last 40 years. we do all types of Building from fences decks,alterations and renovations to new houses. For personal service please call Jim www. ... .nz

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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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Digs & Scrapes

Joined July 2019

Hi, I am a Sole Operator that has been involved in the Civil Construction Industry for the pat 30 years. My background is in Road and Driveway Construction, but have knowledge and experience in other areas. I have a 1.7 tonne Digger and small Tipper Truck available to do your dig-outs, clean-ups, section clearing, trenching etc. I pride myself on providing competitive pricing and completing my j...

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Mint Home Solutions

Joined January 2020

Were very experienced in Home Renovations, Property Maintenance and all types of Carpentry Work. All work completed by qualified tradesman to the highest of standards at competitive prices.

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