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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Richie

Posted 2 years ago

Want to put a double garage up on my property . Its a 5m by 6m garage and would like the foundation connect to the drive way .

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HOUSE EXTENSION: EN SUITE BEDROOM

Posted 1 year 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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New shower

Posted 2 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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Ensuite bathroom

Posted 3 years ago

Extend the main bedroom and include a ensuite bathroom. House built in 1984 single storey, Hardie board exterior with a tin roof on a full site. It is a relatively small job, approximate area of 8m2. I need a builder that can handle all aspects of the job, from council permits (if required), assist with plans and all building requirements.

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Carpenter

Posted 3 months ago

Foundation to roofing structure

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Building

Posted 1 month ago

Enclose area in with plastic pull up and down sides etc

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Fix my fire

Posted 4 years ago

my fire has a warped and cracked back on it that needs to be cut out and a new piece of steel welded in. Its a Kent free standing fire.

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Mr van der Heiden

Posted 3 years ago

Quote to lay foundation for verandah (10 x 3.5m) and brick to floor level, then concrete floor.

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Conservatory

Posted 1 month ago

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

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KAWERAU QUOTE

Posted 2 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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Massive Renovation

Posted 4 years ago

I require a qualified registered master builder to go to a property in Kawerau and quote the cost of the work to get the dwelling there up to a livable standard. (with code of compliance also.) It is a transportable home which has been completely gutted and all that remains is 'some' framing. This is a big job (almost a full build). I require a few different quotes. Please contact me if interested and for access to the site. Thanks.

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Remove a door and window and replace with a sliding door

Posted 8 months 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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New garage

Posted 4 years ago

Wanted reliable builder to build farm shed against a brick wall to be a garage. Kit supplied.

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Rebuild back of garage

Posted 5 months ago

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

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Upgrade house

Posted 6 months ago

Add a single garage, carport and sleepout

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Wnewho

Posted 1 year 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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Bobcat to clear section for new fence

Posted 2 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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Relocate garage about 20 metres

Posted 3 years ago

we are looking at buying a property in kawerau and would like to relocate garage on the same site, a distance of about 20 metres

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Kawerau Inspect, then Renovation

Posted 1 year 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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Oswald Construction Ltd.

Joined August 2013

At Oswald Construction we specialize in residential building from new builds, additions and renovations - big or small, outdoor entertaining areas and the like. We strive for excellence and provide high quality craftsmanship and can project manage any job - again big or small. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes.

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mats engineering

Joined January 2014

Hi I'm Mat. I have been in the industry for over 15 years now. I'm a fully qualified engineer. No job to big or to small. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and rates, then completing job on time and on budget. Welding, pool fences, handrails, stainless, aluminum, I do it all.

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Jazr

Joined October 2014

Hey, ive been in the building construction for 10+ years doing various jobs from architictual new builds, renovatios of all sizes and Aluminum companys. I am a quilified carpenter and i take pride in my work, im reliable/honest and work very hard to meet deadlines for project completion.

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Mega Force Building

Joined October 2019

Leading experience in new house building and house extensions building. We also provide professional project management services and labour only contracts. We have number one sources of tradies throughout Bay of Plenty area and good references and a professional accredited builders team with council working experience and-so-forth. We are always ready to save you tens of thousands of dollars while...

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Civil Assist

Joined December 2019

We are a Civil Engineering business providing services within the following areas: • Project Management • Aerial Mapping • Topographic and Engineering Surveying • Civil Design (including Hydraulic, Structural, Geometric and Roading Design) • Estimation • Computer Aided Design • Graphic Presentation • Contract Writing • Procurement • Construction Management and Surveillance • Funding A...

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Capital G Construction

Joined July 2019

Qualified and professional building company with a friendly team. We aim to make your dreams become a reality. There are no jobs too big or small, so don't hesitate to get in touch. Capital G Construction

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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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GHL Builders

Joined September 2017

I have been building for the last 10 years now doing new builds and renovations, spouting replacement and repairs, decks, fences, and much more!! I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I take pride in my workmanship and providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget, if you want the job done amazing! Contact me and we will get the job done 🔨🔨

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Mecon Ltd painting services

Joined October 2012

What I can do for you. Interior painting. Prepping / sanding / sealing / priming Exterior painting any residential, commercial, industrial and using the right products for each paint job ;-) Roof painting Industrial painting two pack Altex/International/Hempel Intumescent paint application / inspections Fire proofing ( this is a airless spray application this can't be applied by roller at...

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LTW ROOFING

Joined January 2018

Here at LTW ROOFING 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 upmost durab...

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Salty air Nz Ltd

Joined October 2019

Hi, with over 20 years experience in the building and roofing industry, we provide an affordable, professional building service. Specializing in outdoor living, pergolas, gazebos, decking and roofing. Our service and rates will be hard to beat.

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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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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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Mascape Build & Landscape

Joined May 2018

- 15 years experience - Passionate about Outdoor Living - decks, pergolas, paving, concrete garden kerbing and fencing etc. - Committed to providing a quality finished product - High professional standard in all aspects - Have an eye for detail and precision - We take pride in our work and strive to meet timeframes - Experienced with new builds, renovations and light commercial work

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Whittle Foundations

Joined June 2018

Specialist in Rib Raft Foundations, Conventional Foundations, all form work of driveways, footpaths , patio’s , removal of old existing concrete and top quality finish Also all walks of building from decks to renovation’s , to retaining walls and site clearing. Let the Whittle Foundations tend to your needs

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C1 ROOFING & ROOF REPAIRS

Joined February 2020

C1 roofing & Roof repairs is a locally trusted roofing service providing residential & commercial projects , Our team is The high end of roofing solutions here in the bay, providing top quality guaranteed workmanship. We take pride in our long lasting relationships with our clients , Our owner and operator Jayden Kani resides here in Mount Maunganui Tauranga (LBP) is BP135783

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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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Stride Builders Limited

Joined October 2019

At Stride builders we pride ourselves on doing our best and quality work every time, no matter how big or small the job. We go the extra mile to provide great service to our customers. With great craftsmanship we ensure to put a lot of focus, sweat and pride into all our projects.

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Coolfalla Construction

Joined October 2019

You've got to be awesome to be a 'Coolfalla'. We specialise in new builds, renovations and improvements. We will work with you to make sure you get what you want. We are professional, hard working and strive to exceed your expectations - on time, and on budget.

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Xpress Design & Drafting

Joined January 2020

Hi, we are a cost-effective Architectural firm specializing primarily in concept design and building consent documentation. From the smallest of renovation/alteration to complex new builds including hill builds. We also provide a wholesale schedule of fees (trade rates) for ongoing working relationships. Keywords in our toolbox being: NZS 3604, New Zealand Building Code, Timber Framed and Steel F...

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