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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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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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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Upgrade house

Posted 1 year ago

Add a single garage, carport and sleepout

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Building

Posted 1 year ago

Enclose area in with plastic pull up and down sides etc

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Carport

Posted 6 months ago

I'm looking for someone to shift some nogs & reclad, a timber framed carport with a clear roofing. Possibly guttering too? I will need to piant before cladding can happen. Diamensions Approx 8mx3m, 9 nogs

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Conservatory

Posted 1 year ago

Have a lean to off of house needs sides put on preferably sliding ones up and down.

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Fix hole in roof (inside ceiling).

Posted 6 months ago

Need to replace 12mm Pinex board x1 (1400mm x 2500mm) and also the wooden skirting board around it. Can you please provide quote (rough estimate) and date when you could do job.

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Remove a door and window and replace with a sliding door

Posted 2 years ago

We want to remove the existing front door and close off the door. Then remove a window and put in a sliding door. We'll probably need a beam put in the ceiling cavity.

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HOUSE EXTENSION: EN SUITE BEDROOM

Posted 2 years ago

I have conceptual plans for an additional bedroom, bathroom and walk-in-wardrobe. This will enlarge our existing house with approx 31 m2. I need a rough estimate in order to determine whether we can afford the extension.

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EastBayReap/Heartlands office extension

Posted 1 year ago

I need a false wall and door put into an existing office space to split 1 office into 2.

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Assemble and install kitset garage, cut level and retaining wall, concrete pad.

Posted 2 weeks ago

dig out level to 400mm depth, remove dirt, build retaining wall of treated half-round timber, lay concrete pad, assemble and install kitset garage/shed, 14 sq mt. Also modify the shed for windows, obtain and fit windows and frame on one side. This will need an additional wood interior frame to support the windows, and replace a sheet metal cross-stiffener that supports the outer cladding. This can be considered as a separate job, if required. Funds are readily available. Price can be...

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KAWERAU QUOTE

Posted 3 years ago

Would like QUOTE, to renew deck wood and extend parts current deck. Extension part will be infront of lounge (garden photo) and the other end, outside rumpus room (photo with tassles), extension area will be same width as the wider part (show in photo with bin to left and down pipe) Also included would be a 900mm solid wood banister/balustrade, 3 x low wide steps from deck to areas and renew and position change of ramp, to goin down side of house and not steep. Sorry NO measurements of deck leng...

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Wnewho

Posted 2 years ago

Good Day, We think we could use some of your help, our home is currently under Renovation, your reply will be appreciated. Regards.

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Bricklaying

Posted 10 months ago

wanting afew windows out and bricking up, also wanting a ranchslider opening made in brick house wall , hopefully reusing the bricks for the windows

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Joella's dream house

Posted 9 months ago

Whole house reno and extension new lounge and master bedroom with ensuite

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Carpenter

Posted 1 year ago

Foundation to roofing structure

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Rebuild back of garage

Posted 1 year ago

Remove back tilt door . Frame and fibreboard . Remove single door replace with french doors. I've added photos

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New shower

Posted 3 years ago

remove existing shower , repair floor and reline shower area if needed, and fit new shower. Plumber is already arranged

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Kawerau Inspect, then Renovation

Posted 2 years ago

We require a qualified builder to undertake a pre-purchase property inpection on a 70's constructed house located in Kawerau. To check flashings, roof, cladding, and unpermitted covered in patio area (to obtain compliance) etc along with purchaser using a inspection list - this is to obtain an estimate for immediate repairs required - this is estimated to take 2-3hrs. A new shower/bath/vanity would need to be installed after the property purchase alomg with any other immediate issues. Futu...

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Extending home/ granny flat

Posted 1 year ago

We would need to add a granny flat or extend our home

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Home Renovations

Posted 7 months ago

I need the following done A door way opened up A laundry relined A door way blocked up x2 A new door way created A small wall knocked down It’s all urgent in kawerau

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Bobcat to clear section for new fence

Posted 4 years ago

I want to clear a boundary to put up a new fence. Looking for a bobcat to do this. Privet flax etc to be removed.

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Bay of plenty bricklayers

Joined April 2015

Hi. We are a brick and blocklaying company. We all ways give a competitive quote. Also supply a high stranded of workmanship. We like to keep too any time lines given to complete a project. Been in the trade for 20 years so we have a lot of experience.

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Beau the builder

Joined October 2018

Currently putting myself through my 4th n last year of my adult apprenticeship have been building and building maintenance for 7years now just looking for extra jobs on the side to make some extra money to build up my tools and put into my plan of starting my own business. Cheers for the support ??

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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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Jpricebuilders

Joined April 2017

I am a licensed carpenter with over 10 years experience doing renovation and residential building work. I'm professional and will do my best to make your job big or small easy at a competitive price. Give me a call

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EDGE PRO ROOFING

Joined January 2018

Here at EDGE PRO ROOFING LTD we are here to understand all your roofing needs to ensure the best outcome on your project. We offer a wide range of roofing services from commercial and residential New roofing, re roofing in both long run, spouting, edge protection, and repairs on concrete tile, decromastic, membrane and re screw , repaint using a airless spray gun system to give your roof the upm...

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Acorn creations

Joined May 2011

Hi am a qualified tradesman with guys we make a great team we can do all the joinery & renovation work,bathroom renovations that you need done email us today we pride ourselves on providing competive quotes and the completing them on budget

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CJH Construction

Joined November 2015

Maintenance Renovations New Builds Landscaping...

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DRK Residential Limited

Joined December 2016

Hi, I'm a qualified, liscensed LBP carpenter with over 15 years experience in the building industry. Im mainly based in the residential sector with the focus being on new home and renovation builds. I pride myself in achieving workmanship of quality no matter how big or small the job. I look forward to helping you get your project completed soon. Regards Darryl

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Lake Landscaping Central Piling and Excavation

Joined July 2020

Hello! We've been working in the Landscaping/construction Industry for the past 10 years and have recently set out to work for ourselves. We are very professional and work hard with our combined knowledge and experience in both Hard and Soft Landscaping. With a background in drilling and piling as driller operator for companies on civil jobs building small road bridges, forestry bridges, slope sta...

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Pereeti co

Joined January 2021

Hi I've been in the Civil game for 15 years. Most of my work comprised of house cuts, earth works, retaining walls, and all types of fencing. From security mesh and barb to wooden pailings. I've done sea walls and boardwalks aswell as decks and other little building projects. I like a challenges and always meet deadlines.

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PANNA Woodworks Ltd

Joined December 2014

Twenty years of experience in all kinds of wooden,laminate and engineered floors installation, deck building and water- blasting . We are owner operators that are honest, hardworking and committed to a friendly customer service. Many satisfied customers through the years are the proof that we have been doing jobs professionally. We offer a great job at great rates and we take huge pride in turnin...

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Jacks building

Joined July 2016

Hi I've been building for 8 years here to do maintenance work for residential or commercial. I specialize in high end residential work. My rates is reasonable and I get the job done with time and quality.

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BOLD Landscape Design and Construction

Joined September 2011

Over 30 years landscape design and construction experience. From a simple fence to a full residential contract. Happy to simply provide a concept plan with estimates on costs of work required, right through the finished product. Excellent portfolio can be provided upon request - ...

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Thurston Developments

Joined July 2019

At Thurston Developments we provide Quality Excavation - Drainage - Landscaping & Site Clearing works across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. We focus on clients specific requirements with key attention to detail, at a reasonable price! We enjoy a variety of projects from residential / renovations to commercial or small subdivisions and we aren't shy of a challenge.

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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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Awesum Maintenance Services

Joined October 2019

We have many years experience of Property Maintenance and Renovations both domestic and Commercial. Each job is treated as though its our own. We are fully insured and all work is guaranteed. We work hard to satisfy our customers needs and understand timelines.

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Dm landscape and gardens

Joined September 2020

I’m a young father of 3 heading out alone I can do gardens and maintenance to pavers etc Can travel though out bop and Waikato Happy to do free quotes Many thanks

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JDC Contracting Bop

Joined June 2020

Hi , At JDC Contracting We Specialize in New Aluminium Windows & Doors, Aluminium joinery Replacements/Maintenance , Retro fitting of New Double Glazing , Small Building Jobs , Renovations , Decks , Deck Repairs , Fences , with 20 years in the building Industry We are very professional and work hard to deliver the best quality workman ship on time and within budget , there's no job to big or to sm...

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Unique Renovations

Joined July 2018

Unique Renovations Ltd specialize in commercial and residential renovations. We provide a wide range of building services. If you would like to discuss any of the renovation services that we offer, please get in touch with us. www. ... .nz

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Task

Joined December 2010

Hello, This is our purpose and services:- Carpentry Painting Fencing Retaining Walls Concreting Vinyl Floors Carpetting Kitchen Decking and Handrails Access Ramps and Pergolas We have a great team that meets quality,time and within approved costs. We respect the needs of our customers and we are honest with all our dealings

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